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Leslie Pino Durant – June 2020 Artist of the Month

Each year, we feature the work of artists affected by multiple sclerosis in our annual MSAA Art Showcase, including highlighting one artist each month as our Artist of the Month. This month, we are proud to feature artist Leslie Pino Durant of Jemez Springs, NM:

Leslie Pino Durant June Artist of the Month

“Jemez Springs”

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Jackee Spencer – May 2020 Artist of the Month

Each year, we feature the work of artists affected by multiple sclerosis in our annual MSAA Art Showcase, including highlighting one artist each month as our Artist of the Month. This month, we are proud to feature artist Jackee Spencer of Ogden, UT:

MS Artist of the Month Jackee Spencer from Ogden Utah

“But You Look So Good”

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Hannah Garrison – April 2020 Artist of the Month

Each year, we feature the work of artists affected by multiple sclerosis in our annual MSAA Art Showcase, including highlighting one artist each month as our Artist of the Month. This month, we are proud to feature artist Hannah Garrison of San Antonio, TX:

They Might Want to Fall by Hannah Garrison artist with MS

“They Might Want to Fall”

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Craig Sutherland – March 2020 Artist of the Month

Each year, we feature the work of artists affected by multiple sclerosis in our annual MSAA Art Showcase, including highlighting one artist each month as our Artist of the Month. This month – our first month of the 2020-21 MS Art Showcase – we are proud to feature artist Craig Sutherland of San Jose, CA:

Arctic Abbey Road by Craig Sutherland artist with MS

“Arctic Abbey Road”

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Patricia Heller – February 2020 Artist of the Month

Each year, MSAA features the work of artists affected by multiple sclerosis in the annual MS Ability and Four Seasons Art Showcases, including highlighting one artist each month as our Artist of the Month. This month – our final month of the 2019-20 MS Art Showcase – we are proud to feature artist Patricia Heller of Sturgeon Bay, WI:

Magenta in Bloom by Patricia Heller MS Artist of the Month February 2020

“Magenta in Bloom”

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Evelyn Hernandez – December 2019 Artist of the Month

Each year, MSAA features the work of artists affected by multiple sclerosis in the annual MS Ability and Four Seasons Art Showcases, including highlighting one artist each month as our Artist of the Month. This month, we are proud to feature Evelyn Hernandez of New York, NY:

Evelyn Hernandez - Against the Waves

“Against the Waves”

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Deborah Casteel – November 2019 Artist of the Month

Each year, MSAA features the work of artists affected by multiple sclerosis in the annual MS Ability and Four Seasons Art Showcases, including highlighting one artist each month as our Artist of the Month. This month, we are proud to feature Deborah Casteel of Marysville, WA:

Mary Casteel - Red Sky at Morning

“Red Sky at Morning”

About the Artist

“When I was 26 years old, was when I first heard the words multiple sclerosis from an optician. I still didn’t paint again until like 8 years ago when I started attending an unstructured painting class, just to get me started again and see if I could paint again. I still go when I can and have met many good friends there.”

Read more and see additional works from this artist and others at mymsaa.org/artshowcase.

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Wanda Sanders-Miller – September 2019 Artist of the Month

Each year, MSAA features the work of artists affected by multiple sclerosis in the annual MS Ability and Four Seasons Art Showcases, including highlighting one artist each month as our Artist of the Month. This month, we are proud to feature Wanda Sanders-Miller of Cheyenne, WY:

Wanda Sanders-Miller September MS Artist of the Month blog

“Fremont Lake”

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Melanie Paquette – August 2019 Artist of the Month

Each year, MSAA features the work of artists affected by multiple sclerosis in the annual MS Ability and Four Seasons Art Showcases, including highlighting one artist each month as our Artist of the Month. This month, we are proud to feature Melanie Paquette of Spencer, MA:

Melanie Paquette August MS Artist of the Month blog

“That is the One That Got Away”

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Jaclyn Spencer – July 2019 Artist of the Month

Each year, MSAA features the work of artists affected by multiple sclerosis in the annual MS Ability and Four Seasons Art Showcases, including highlighting one artist each month as our Artist of the Month. This month, we are proud to feature Jaclyn Spencer of Ogden, UT:

My Cat My Muse artwork by Jaclyn Spencer for MSAA Blog July 2019

“My Cat. My Muse”

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