baa-mary-howeThe 21st Annual Beaufort Art Association – Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation Benefit and Sale is now underway. The public is invited to attend this free event. Art is displayed in the Beaufort Memorial Hospital hallways adjacent to the registration lobby, around the corner from the main entrance reception desk. The exhibit will run through Sunday, December 11th, 2011.

For the past 22 years, the BMH Foundation has been successful in raising vital funds needed for quality healthcare for the community. The BAA’s collaboration with the BMH Foundation has provided approximately $30,000 for one of the Foundation’s continuibaa-chris-kirkng projects, the Betty Mazarin Pharmaceutical Assistance Fund. The Beaufort Art Association receives no revenue from the exhibit and participating artists agree to donate 40 to 100 percent of each sale. The proceeds help to provide prescription medications to patients who are unable to pay for their medications when they are released from the hospital.

The Beaufort Art Association is a local, non-profit organization that has been fostering local art talent and providing art education for over 30 years.  Association members display in the BAA gallery at 913 Bay Street, and at office and business locations throughout Northern Beaufort County. New gallery shows, highlighting local featured artists, open every six weeks.  Workshops, classes, and demonstrations are also offered throughout the year.

This BAA-BMH Foundation show features 60 artists and over 100 pieces of original paintings and photographs from the Beaufort Art Association members. As each original work of art is sold, the artists will replace them with new works until the show ends.

The exhibit may be viewed daily during the hospital’s regular visiting hours. For further information or to contribute to the Betty Mazarin Pharmaceutical Assistance Fund, please call 843-522-5774 or visit For more information about the Beaufort Art Association, please call 843-521-4444 or visiting


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