Hospice Benefit Art Show and Sale Ends Saturday

 

SAN ANGELO, TX — Friday, the 2nd Annual “It’s All About Life Art” show and auction attracted hundreds of appreciative patrons who browsed 185 pieces of art from 50 artists from around the region. The show continues Saturday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom of the Cactus Hotel, 36 E. Twohig Ave.

“It's All About Life and Art” is a fine art show and sale benefiting the non-profit Hospice of San Angelo, Inc. Most of the paintings and sculptures are sold on consignment, but there are a few pieces that were 100 percent donated to the event.

Pam Medlin serves on the board of directors for Hospice of San Angelo, Inc., a non-profit hospice care organization. She led the organization of this weekend’s charity art show. She said 19 paintings were sold at the fundraiser Friday.

Saturday, several pieces will be sold via the ongoing silent auction.

This show is features over 50 local and area artists presenting master pieces in paint, texture, mixed media, textiles and photography.

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Above: Friday, San Angelo artist Pat Koenig painted a landscape (center) for an audience. Her complete piece is for sale via silent auction. (LIVE! Photo/Joe Hyde)

Executive Director Gina Councilman said HOSA employs 60 on their staff that includes nurses, nurse’s aides, counselors, and chaplains. Several medical doctors are assigned to the organization. There are as many volunteers who provide support for hospice services. HOSA provides care for hospice residents in Tom Green County and 14 additional surrounding counties. Their care is provided in-home. They go to where the patient is, even to nursing homes.

Board member Pam Medlin said she became acquainted with HOSA when her husband was placed on hospice just before he died. She was a beneficiary of HOSA again before her mother passed away. The staff and volunteers were indispensible to her during those times of need.

Hospice care is a necessity that is prescribed by a doctor if the doctor estimates a patient has less than six months to live. But once prescribed hospice care, a patient can be taken off if health conditions improve. Hospice care includes aiding families with baths, administering medicine, in-home treatment of ailments, pain management, and even light housekeeping. Volunteer hospice workers must complete vigorous training but only health care professionals such as nurses and nurse’s aides actually touch the patient, Medlin explained.

HOSA is the only non-profit hospice care organization in the Concho Valley.

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Correction: Originally we attributed the organization of the art show to Janis Baucom. It has been corrected to reflect the correct board member, Pam Medlin.

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