Award-winning Artist McKenzie’s Work to be Published by Access Fine Art Ltd.

Award-winning Artist McKenzie’s Work to be Published by Access Fine Art Ltd.










Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) September 5, 2006

Artist McKenzie, who was the recipient of the ARTV Fine Art Awards for mixed media, has entered into a publishing relationship with respected Canadian company, Access Fine Art Limited. Licensing Agent John Ershek says, “McKenzie’s work was a perfect fit. We are proud to partner with this forward-thinking company whose list of artists is beyond compare.”

McKenzie, who has gained notoriety for her “healing” paintings, has agreed to release her newest series “Liquid Flowers” to be included in the Grand Image Collection published by Access Fine Art Ltd. McKenzie’s paintings have inspired a television documentary in pre-production that will focus on the connection between artwork and the healing process.

You may read more on the artist’s official website: http://www.mckenzieartstudio.com

“I have instinctively known that art can heal. When I myself, struggled through a health crisis; it was serene artwork that mentally transported me to another place of calm and restoration. It is exciting to know that soon we will have true scientific data to back this up,” says award-winning artist, McKenzie.

McKenzie’s artistic style has been coined “Alluvious Chromatism.” Her liquid-like movement in her art focuses on the reflections and refractions of light on water. “I see everything in a state of flux. There is so much beauty and emotion in the colors and shapes constantly transformed by the subtle movement of a placid lake or pond,” says the artist. “I strive to capture that feeling in my paintings.”

Access Fine Art Ltd. is one of Canada’s leading distributors and publishers of fine art prints, posters, limited editions, and Giclees. It was established in 1986 as a modest distributor of poster and prints in less than two decades has reached an enviable position by becoming exclusive Canadian Distributors for reputable companies such as: New York Graphic Society, Wild Apple Graphics, Shorewood, Pecheur D’Image, Kunst Graphics and Cheerful Joys. And recently became the exclusive North American Distributor for Ediciones Selina of Spain.

“Our goal is to produce the best possible giclees, using strictly archival pigmented inks, canvases and papers…”says Access Fine Art Spokesman.

McKenzie’s work may be viewed and purchased here at this website: http://www.accessfineart.ca or through the new catalog offered by Access Fine Art.

For more information please call Tami Sugie, Giclée Supervisor, at 416-746-0606 or 1-800-387-2075 ext 30.

The artist McKenzie’s official website is http://www.mckenzieartstudios.com

Licensing Agent John Ershek

888-368-5213

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Nominate an NGO Performing Outstanding Public Health Work for the 2011 Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service

Nominate an NGO Performing Outstanding Public Health Work for the 2011 Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service











PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health

WASHINGTON, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011

To honor the achievements of volunteerism of outstanding non-governmental organizations working in Latin America and/or the Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) invite you to nominate an outstanding organization for the 2011 Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service.

The award celebrates the achievements of national or local non-governmental organizations with a high volunteer-to-staff ratio operating in Latin America and/or the Caribbean that are performing public health work.

Nominations may be submitted at http://www.pahef.org/moore. The full guidelines are also available at this URL.

The award consists of a cash prize, a certificate of honor, and a symbolic representation of the award. The awardee is invited to attend the annual meeting of the PAHO Directing Council and will be a guest of honor at PAHO/PAHEF’s awards program event in Washington, DC.

In 2010, The Peruvian League against Cancer won the award for its exceptional work in providing a range of screening and health services to combat cancer and save lives throughout Peru.

The Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service is part of the Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Program, a joint initiative of PAHO and PAHEF.

About Clarence H. Moore

Clarence H. Moore, an American, joined the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1947 as an administrative officer in Geneva, where he was instrumental in setting up the WHO regional office structure. He served as executive director and chief operating officer of PAHEF from its inception in 1968 until his death in 1988. For most of that time, Mr. Moore served as a volunteer, accepting no salary for his work at PAHEF.

ABOUT THE AWARDS: The PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health stimulate the growth of the next and rising generation of leaders working together to improve health and health care in the Americas. A jury of distinguished public health professionals reviews nominations and recommends a candidate for each award to the board of directors of the Foundation for final selection. The awards have the unique distinction of recognizing both established and emerging contributors to the field of public health within the Western Hemisphere. Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the awards are recognized as a career-defining achievement that brings honor and recognition.

ABOUT PAHO: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was established in 1902 and is the world’s oldest public health organization. It works with all the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of the people of the Americas and serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO).

ABOUT PAHEF: Founded in 1968, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) public charity that works with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and other strategic partners in the Americas to mobilize resources and jointly address key health, education, and training priorities. With a deep knowledge of major health concerns and strong relationships with key stakeholders in the region, PAHEF builds successful partnerships and projects that advance health in the Americas.

http://www.pahef.org/awards

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Alliance of Hope Named Top Nonprofit for Work with Suicide Survivors

Alliance of Hope Named Top Nonprofit for Work with Suicide Survivors











“Remembrance” photo courtesy of Henning Mühlinghaus


Evanston, IL (PRWEB) July 27, 2011

The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors (AOH) has been recognized by ratings organization GreatNonprofits as a 2011 Top-Rated Health Nonprofit– earning the highest spot for a newcomer on the list, and the number two spot overall. The ranking honors AOH’s work to help people cope with the shock, excruciating grief, and complex emotions that occur when a loved one dies by suicide.

During a June national campaign, GreatNonprofits, in cooperation with GuideStar and Charity Navigator, gathered reviews of 369 organizations from thousands of clients, donors and volunteers. AOH garnered a near perfect five-star rating.

According to the World Health Organization, there are one million suicides in the world each year and one suicide every 15 minutes in the United States. For each victim, eight others suffer a devastating grief that is not well-understood by most professionals, let alone the general public.

“The outpouring of gratitude expressed in our reviews reaffirms the need for our services and the difference we’re making. It inspires us to want to do more,” said Ronnie Walker, founding director of AOH and a licensed clinical mental health counselor who lost her stepson to suicide in 1995.

AOH is based online at http://www.allianceofhope.org, offering services that transcend time and distance – often reaching suicide grievers in places where little or no support exists. Services include a clinically-moderated forum, live consultations for new grievers, and a website that features a blog, bookstore, memorials, and a special section for those in uniform.

The AOH community forum operates like a 24/7/365 support group for new and longtime grievers, also known as “suicide survivors.” It hosts thousands of members from around the world, with more than 30,000 posts covering all aspects of the survivor experience. It brings together people from many cultures and faith traditions – offering useful information as well as empathy, hope, and friendship. The forum is carefully tended by a mental health counselor and trained team of veteran-survivor moderators. Many members call it their “lifeline.”

Walker, a 64 year-old grandmother of four, launched AOH in 2008 from her kitchen in Evanston, Illinois. She took a class in web design at the local high school and wrote and built the website herself. It is now a leading resource for suicide survivors worldwide. Approximately 15,000 people visit AOH’s site each month, and the nonprofit has drawn interest from people in more than 105 countries.

“I started AOH to expand the quality of support for people dealing with the debilitating, traumatic pain that accompanies loss to suicide. I have been moved by the courage, compassion, and commitment of our members who, together, have created a very special place of connection,” said Walker. “My goal is to ensure every survivor has the support they need.”

Ninety percent of AOH’s reviews on GreatNonprofits came from suicide survivors served by the nonprofit.

“In many dark hours I have gained comfort, hope, support and validation from other suicide survivors as they share their journey,” said a client of AOH. “Many times, I have been able to make it another day because of the many posts and the kind of support available.”

The full list of reviews can be found here.

About the Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors

The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors, http://www.allianceofhope.org, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides healing support to those who have lost loved ones to suicide. The online services transcend time and distance – often reaching suicide grievers in places where little or no support exists. The website features a blog, bookstore, memorials and a special section for those in uniform. The AOH community forum hosts thousands of members from around the world and more than 30,000 posts describing the survivor experience. It is carefully tended by a mental health counselor and trained team of veteran-survivor moderators. Many members say it is their “lifeline.”

AOH is recommended by major international organizations such as the American Association of Suicidology, Canadian Mental Health Association, Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS), and many others. In 2011, it was rated a Top Health Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits.

About GreatNonprofits

GreatNonprofits, a 501(c)3 organization, is the leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about nonprofits. GreatNonprofits is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Sand Hill Foundation, Morgan Family Foundation, Peery Foundation, and individual donors. GreatNonprofits is led by Perla Ni, founder and former publisher of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. More about the national board and advisory board are here.

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