Thank you to all who participated in the raffle and supported MT nurses and the Foundation. Congratulations to our winners:
1. Vicky Byrd 2. Norma Tirrell 3. Hannah Fisher
- Beth Lo has donated three wonderful pieces of art for a raffle to benefit the MNA Foundation (MNAF) and nurses in Montana.
- Lo has already donated $1500 to MNAF and her donated funds represent her share of the sales of her Covid-19 Artwork that was exhibited at Lucy Lacoste Gallery in Concord, MA in March-April of 2021
- From her donated artwork and the funds we raise through this raffle, she would like the proceeds to be designated in a “Fund for Covid-19 Frontline Nurses” and help provide cash awards to nurses who have been working in our state with Covid patients. Either for those individuals who have struggled or suffered, or exhibited outstanding service related to our recent pandemic.
- Prior to contacting MNA, Beth Lo read the article “Sadness, Burnout and stress: MT nurses denied pandemic hazard pay” and she decided she wanted to help. She contacted the Montana Nurses Association wanting to help. MNA greatly appreciates her donation and we are so excited to hold this raffle!
Beth Lo was born in Indiana, and is an American artist, ceramist and educator. Her parents emigrated from China. Lo received a Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Michigan in 1971, and then studied Ceramics with Rudy Autio at the University of Montana receiving her MFA, and was then a Professor of Ceramics at UM for over 30 years. Beth was twice honored with the University of Montana Provost’s Distinguished Lecturer Award. Internationally recognized for her ceramics, Lo was invited to make new work for the prestigious Main Exhibition of the 7th Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale in Korea in 2013 and has received numerous other honors. Her figurative sculptures and pottery have been acquired by the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred University, the Missoula Art Museum, the Yellowstone Art Museum, Microsoft Corporation, the Hallmark Card Corporation Ceramics Collection, and other institutions.