For Love and Art

Rating: 4.94 stars   49 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 4848 Lemmon Avenue Dallas TX 75219 USA

Mission: The For Love & Art project puts digital photo books, or "artbooks" into the hands of people with limited mobility who simply cannot make the trip to a museum to take in the beauty of the art therein.
Target demographics: Hospice patients, Those with Limited Mobility, Seniors, Elderly in wheelchairs, Those with End of life issues, Assisted Living residents, Nursing Home patients, Senior Home Patients, Hospitals
Direct beneficiaries per year: VA Hospitals in various cities
Geographic areas served: All over the world.
Programs: Docent program: A company or team leader puts together a group of donators to gather 500.00 & choose a local hospital or hospice to dedicate the purchased digital artbook in memory of a love one or someone special with end of life issues.
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am continually in awe of the simple, yet profound, healing that comes from art. It has a power to transcend the path of mortality and transport humans into a realm that brings hope and happiness simply by looking at it. The For Love and Art project brings this hope and healing to those in great need, yet least able to receive such an opportunity, and that is something to be celebrated; and the ability to bring the BEST of the art world to those needing beauty in thier lives is simply amazing!!!

-Melanie Davis
Founder of Love Your Veterans

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Rating: 5 stars  

I miss my dearly departed mother more days than not. The world continues despite my grief. While mom was alive, I was moved profoundly by the hospice which navigated her final days. Memories of my mom burst into my life without pretense or forethought. At those time, I find great comfort in the art book which continues the journey in her name. Her grand spirit lives on.

Consider an artbook for your local hospice. Assuage your grief. Help all the healers on their past, present and future journeys.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find them more money to expand their operations

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

We bought a book in honor of my mother for the hospice that took such exquisite care of her. She was a purveyor of joy, and this book mirrors that characteristic. It is so comforting to know her spirit will live on forever.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

Having a compact device, that is easy to use and holds the BEST digital art museum in the world, that is amazing. The ArtBook is simple, beautiful, and elegant.

With all the war torn bodies and spirits in this world, right now, there are so many places in the world where it could help. Easing the disquiet in people's hearts as their bodies, brains and hearts heals, what a grand mission.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a Volunteer Coordinator with the Circle of Life Hospice we have seen the joy The Art Book brings to our patients. It is such a delicate time in their lives and anything we can do to bring them joy or comfort is greatly appreciated. We are so thankful to For The Love Of Art and Crystal Bridges Museum for making this possible. Susan Yandell

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1 person found this review helpful

As a VITAS Innovative Hospice volunteer, I got to experience looking at the Digital Art Book with patients at length for the first time recently. Their eyes lit up & they were taken aback by some of the precious details of the paintings. This Digital Art Book was donated to VITAS by For Love and Art and contains neatly organized works of art divided by their respective museums all across the country.

The Digital Art Book normally stays on the hospice in-patient Unit, but I got a chance to take it to visit with patients on hospice service out in the field. Some of the patients complain of boredom, and something like this, lights up their days. Words can't describe what a beautiful collection of paintings it contains & the best thing is all types & eras of art throughout history are represented.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

For Love & Art blessed my life & continues to do so. I was randomly asked to write an essay for a contest that For Love & Art put on, in which my essay was honored by endowing a Digital Art Book with over 1000 works of art to VITAS Innovative Hospice. As a result of my involvement & friendship with Mark Lombard (co-creator), I am a part-time VITAS volunteer today, & even got accepted to the Nursing program at Brookhaven in the time that's past since. I take inspiration from the way Mark conducts himself & offers genuine compassion & love to the patients he works with in the hospice setting. I strive to conduct myself in the same way in my current clinical setting in Cardio-Thoracic Surgical Telemetry.
~Ben Berhrens

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would endow it with numerous financial donations & help it grow.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

Beautiful art add so much to the quality of life. There's a reason that a classic is a classic---it has stood the test of time.
-Jerry Newcombe

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Rejection and loneliness has been a physiological problem faced by old people in so many part of the World, Sierra Leone my country where I volunteered with this non-profit making organisation was not an exception to that frustrating mood old folks find themselves. When I took the "ART EXPERIENCE" to them, it was not only seen as digital material but it brings them the joy and happiness of youthfulness. Excited I will always be to share that broad smile with old folks through this organisation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have dreams rather than changes; My dream is to spread the "ART EXPERIENCE" to all the ends of the Earth, by so doing we bring smile to the faces of old folks.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Mark is one of my valued volunteers at Lion Hospice. I have had the joy to be involved with For Love & Art for the past year. The artbooks are beautiful and amazing. To have such a vast collection of art in one place is a wonderful thing.

The patients and volunteers who have been able to experience the art book love it. It enables all of us to exeprience art in a new way and on a very personal level. The art book is so much like a museum because we can focus on just one work of art for as long as we want before moving on to the next. The art book takes us to New York, Chicago, and Dallas without ever having to leave home.

Who would have thought that bringing art to hospice patients would have such a positive impact on their lives? Mark did. He has taken his idea, put it into motion and has been able to be a blessing to so many. Thank you Mark!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have been lucky enough to use the art book with some of our hospice patients. I have seen the looks on their faces as they look at all the works of art. It it a beautiful thing.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

In a word; awareness. For Love & Art is such a wonderful project that I wish everyone could know about it and help fund an art book so that other hospice patients could see and enjoy the art that the world has to offer.

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I am a volunteer & adviser for this great non profit For Love and Art. My company donates hosting and provides ongoing maintenance for the website www.forloveandart.org. We also volunteer our time to consult with FLA to become more visible online & find more donations for this worthy cause.

The For Love and Art blogs tell the story of how this project began & the direction it is headed. To really understand the impact that FLA has had so far, the blogs are a must read. It would take hours for me to provide details and specific examples because there are so many!!

We have witnessed the work, integrity, & dedication that goes into a project of this nature and very proud to be a part of it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Dallas at SMU, & also by the students at the Art Institute Of Dallas' contributions. We've also received the FLA wristband with the very cleverly written words "I am For Love and Art."

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

speed up the process in getting grants and it's own EIN

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