WAYNE GAGNON

Artist and Poet

Category Archives: Fundraising

Acoustic

Wayne Gagnon - Painting - Acoustic, guitar, music, sing
Acoustic
11×14 inches, Acrylic on canvas
©2018 Wayne Gagnon

Artist note: This painting will be raffled at the Granby, MA Men Who Cook Benefit Dinner on Saturday, March 23, 2018 This 10th anniversary event is to raise money for the music program in the Granby schools. This year, both en and women from all areas of the community each prepare a favorite dish to serve at dinner.

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Elephant Voice

Wayne Gagnon - Painting - Elephant Voice
Elephant Voice
16×20 inches, Acrylic on canvas
©2017 Wayne Gagnon

Artist note: This painting will be raffled at the Granby, MA Men Who Cook Benefit Dinner on Saturday, April 1, 2017. This is a wonderful community event to raise money for the music program in the Granby schools. Men from all areas of the community each prepare a favorite dish to serve at dinner.

Other Things

“Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you; but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” — J. Richard Lessor (also attributed to Henry David Thoreau)

Wayne Gagnon - Painting - Other Things, Butterfly
Other Things
11 x 14 inches, Acrylic on canvas
©2016 Wayne Gagnon

Artist note: This painting was commissioned to be raffled at the 2016 AIDS Walk & 5K Run for The AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts in Westfield on Sunday Sep 25, 2016. For more information about the the walk & run, go to their web site at www.runreg.com/aidswalk.

Barbershop Quartet

Wayne Gagnon - Barbershop Quartet
Barbershop Quartet
16×20 inches, Acrylic on canvas
©2016 Wayne Gagnon

Artist note: This painting will be was raffled at the Granby, MA Men Who Cook Benefit Dinner on Saturday, April 2, 2016. This is a wonderful community event to raise money for the music program in the Granby schools. Men from all areas of the community each prepare a favorite dish to serve at dinner. Celebrating the 9th year!

Ludwig

Wayne Gagnon - Ludwig - Painting of Ludwig von Beethoven as a cat
Ludwig
16×20 inches, Acrylic on canvas
©2015 Wayne Gagnon

Artist note: This painting was raffled at the Granby, MA Men Who Cook Benefit Dinner on Saturday, March 28, 2015. This is a wonderful community event to raise money for the music program in the Granby schools. Men from all areas of the community each prepare a favorite dish to serve at dinner. Celebrating the 8th year!(More Info…)

Paradise City Tango

Wayne Gagnon - Painting - Paradise City Tango
Paradise City Tango
16×20 inches, Acrylic on canvas
©2015 Wayne Gagnon

NOTE: This is my forth painting commissioned by my good friend, Donald, for a raffle prize the Gutter Boys Sixth Annual Bowl-a-Thon (2015) to benefit A Positive Place (formerly AIDS CARE/Hampshire County).

Links:
A Positive Place formerly AIDS Care of Hampshire County
Spare Time Northampton and City Sports Grille

Jazz Cat

Wayne Gagnon - Painting - Jazz Cat
Jazz Cat
12×16 inches, acrylic on canvas
©2014 Wayne Gagnon

Artist note:
This painting will be raffled at the Granby Men Who Cook Benefit Dinner on Saturday, March 29, 2014. (More Info…)

Gutter Boys Bowl-a-Thon

5th Annnual Gutter Boys Bowl-A-Thon for A Positive Place

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 1:00pm – 4:00 pm
at Spare Time Northampton and City Sports Grille
525 Pleasant Street, Northampton, Massachusetts

Wayne Gagnon - Sign - Gutter Boys Bowl-A-Thon, Bowling, A Positive Place
Bowl-A-Thon Sign, 3×2 foot, Acrylic on Plywood, ©2014 Wayne Gagnon


Three hours of fun, friendships and “fun”draising as we celebrate our 5th Annual Bowl-a-thon to raise much needed funds for our friends at A Positive Place (formerly AIDS Care of Hampshire County) by having a good time bowling. Registration will begin at 12:15pm with bowling from 1PM to 4PM. Registration is $20.00 per person.  If you need shoes for this event, they are included in your registration fee.  There will also be raffles and prizes for certain STRIKES (info will be explained at registration). (More info…)


Links:
A Positive Place formerly AIDS Care of Hampshire County
Spare Time Northampton and City Sports Grille

Yes, please

Wayne Gagnon - Painting - Yes, please
“Yes, please”
12×16 inches, Acrylic on Canvas
©2014 Wayne Gagnon

This painting was created specifically for the raffle at the “Not for the Meek Comedy Show” to benefit Amy Meek’s battle against breast cancer. Amy’s family and friends are uniting to raise money to help her battle against breast cancer.

Wayne Gagnon - Painting - Yes, Please

For more information about the show and Amy’s progress, visit her site at www.amymeekcancerbenefit.com.

Wayne Gagnon - Sketch - Yes, please study
“Yes, please (Study)”
4.5×2.5 inches (approx), Bic 4-Color Ballpoint pens (Fashion colors & classic), color pencil
©2014 Wayne Gagnon

Raffles and Auctions and Such

If you are not making someone else’s life better,
then you are wasting your time.
— Will Smith

This is such an exciting week of art for me!  I’m privileged to be involved with five wonderful benefits.  There are so many opportunities out there.  Let’s all use our talents to save the world.

March 23 – Gator Sings will be raffled at Granby Men Who Cook Benefit Dinner to support the Granby Music Parents Association. (more)

Wayne Gagnon - Painting - Gator Sings

March 23 – Rodeo will be auctioned at the Gutter Boys Forth Annual Bowl-a-Thon to benefit AIDS CARE/Hampshire County.  (more)

Wayne Gagnon - Rodeo - painting

March 24Handy Hare will be raffled to support the Granby Church of Christ Congregational Youth Group. (more)

Wayne Gagnon - Handy Hare

Wait, that’s not all…

  • [Done] I gave a certificate for a 16×20 inch acrylic on canvas painting “commission” for  Granby Free Public Spring Fling Auction on March 22. (March 23, 2013 UPDATE:  This is done.  I have yet to hear how it went.  I also gave a copy of my book “Neato Speedo” for the “Chinese Raffle”) (more)
  • [Done] I sketched I’ll be sketching on the Old Courthouse Lawn in Northampton to support Monte Belmonte’s Camp out for the Cancer Connection on March 20. (March 23, 2013 UPDATE: Weather was cold, but permitting)

Handy Hare (revisited)

Wayne Gagnon - Handy Hare
Handy Hare
Acrylic on scrap wood, 5.5 x 10.5 inches
©2012 Wayne Gagnon

Note: Handy Hare will be part of the Granby Church of Christ Congregational Youth Group’s Teacup Auction Fundraiser. All money raised from the auction will support the youth group in their quest to fund their trip to New York City to attend Nightwatch Crossroads, a faith exploration and building event at which they will meet youth from across the country.

Tickets will be sold through March 24, 2013, at which time the winning tickets will be drawn. For more information, contact uccgranby@gogtt.net.