Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Mental Chaos

Zeenah began drawing and painting as a small child. She had artwork displayed while a student at Columbia High School.  She graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  In 2006, Zeenah won an Award of Excellence in a contest sponsored by VSA arts and Volkswagen.  She owns her own Web design business.

Mamacita

Edith retired from the California Mental Health Department as a psychiatric technician in 1982.  Soon after she began painting and exhibited her works in many juried art shows and local galleries in the Payson, Ariz., area where she lived for several years.  Edith was also a published writer of poetry and short stories.

Mine

Edith retired from the California Mental Health Department as a psychiatric technician in 1982.  Soon after she began painting and exhibited her works in many juried art shows and local galleries in the Payson, Ariz., area where she lived for several years.  Edith was also a published writer of poetry and short stories.

MDA Summer Camp Mokuleia Hawaii

Morris is a former professional carpenter.  A self-taught artist, he prefers painting in oils and uses his love of nature to create land and seascapes.  Morris is a member of a citizen advisory committee for metropolitan planning in Oahu.

Kohala Coast

Morris is a former professional carpenter.  A self-taught artist, he prefers painting in oils and uses his love of nature to create landscapes and seascapes.

Oriental Birds

Artist: 

Kerrie and her brother Rob Whitaker served as National Goodwill Ambassadors in 1963-64.  She has two pieces of artwork in the Art Collection.

Inca Messenger

Artist: 

Kelsey created this artwork at age 10.  She had artwork displayed at the New Mexico State Fair in 1998.  Kelsey served as the 1999 MDA New Mexico State Goodwill Ambassador.

House by the River

Sebastian is an internationally-known artist whose work has been exhibited in Argentina, Germany, Venezuela and across the United States.  Influenced by literature, mythology and classical music, his works are included in private, public and corporate collections worldwide. Sebastian is also a writer and received the Florida MDA State Personal Achievement Award in 1995.

Greystone Castle

Artist: 

Carl has been taking photos since 1972.  His technique has evolved from traditional film photography processes to using software for cropping, tonal control, color mixing and other effects with scanned images.  Although he uses a tracheostomy tube, Carl spends 95 percent of his field time by himself and uses a tripod to keep the camera steady.

Good Birds

Artist: 

Rod was an avid bird watcher and was involved in a number of environmental and political activities.  He also wrote and performed music and comedy.

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