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Artwork by Matt Beard Benefits Pastor Sumo Sato


Title: Body of Water
Size: 20" x 20"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Artist: Matt Beard
Funds Raised: $750
Benefiting: Sumo Sato Fundraiser

AidCurrent artist Matt Beard was recently asked to donate artwork to an auction fundraiser to benefit Orange County pastor Sumo Sato, who is battling cancer. Beard had never met this pastor, but grew up surfing the crumbly beachbreak out front from Don the Beachcomber's in Sunset Beach, CA where the auction event was to be held on April 9th, 2016, and he felt moved to participate.

The request was for a piece of work containing a cross or crucifix. It's not everyday someone requests this subject so Beard was intrigued how it might turn out. "Body of Water" is his original work interpreting that pivotal moment in history.

In proper AidCurrent fashion he didn't just donate the work and wait to see what it brought in at the auction, he actively sought bidders through his own personal social media outlets and managed to put an offer of $750 on the table before the auction even started.  The offer held at auction and he was able to see the entire $750 donated to Sumo Sato to help in his time of need. Good work, Beard.