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Coalition on Homelessness Art Auction 2023 Is Now Open For Bidding Online!

I like to support worthy causes and my heart goes out to those who do not have a roof above their heads and live without shelter. I know that for whatever reason there are few who choose to live this way, but majority of the homeless would rather not be living on the streets. This is why I support COH in San Francisco, where homelessness has become a huge issue. I do not have money to directly contribute, but I do have art and for many years now I have chosen to donate art to help the homeless causes. If you have money that you are willing to put toward this very valid cause, I invite you to see what is being offered by the Coalition on Homelessness in their ArtAuction23 and bid or donate. I thank you for your participation ahead of time!

This year I chose to donate two artworks. Both are acrylic paintings on canvas, sized 10 by 8 inches and ready to hang without framing. You can bid on May Nature Support You at The proceeds from this auction benefit COH in San Francisco. Since this is an original one of a kind painting I am also including a link to May Nature Support You at FAA/Pixels, where you can buy this art printed customized on a variety of products in a variety of sizes:

The other painting I have donated this year is titled May Creativity Be A Blessing. You can bid on this original art at

and the proceeds will also benefit COH in San Francisco. Since this is also an original one of a kind painting, I am including a link to this at FAA/Pixels, where you can buy this art printed on order on a a variety of products:

Please note that I only get a small percentage of any printed-on-demand sales that happen through FAA/Pixels. The production/manufacturing costs take majority of the sale price and there is not enough income for me to donate to COH from these print sales. I choose to share these FAA/Pixels links to the artworks here so that those of you who like my art but cannot afford to bid on originals or did not win my art in the auction have the option of ordering very high quality wall art and greeting cards and many more customizable products in printed format. But most of all, I hope that you will bid on the original works in the COH ArtAuction23!

Besides my own art, there are many other artworks and more offered in this auction. All of the art in the online auction can be viewed here:

There is also an in-person Gala and Auction at SOMArts Gallery in San Francisco from 5:30 until 10PM on September 7, 2023. The online bidding is open from August 31 until September 7. You can buy tickets and find more info about the SOMArts event at

Thank you so very much for your support and do feel free to spread the word to others who might be interested! Good luck to those who participate in the auction!

PS I am honored to let you know that COH used my artwork, May Nature Support You, on the cover of their invitation card sent in mail.

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Helena Tiainen
Helena Tiainen
Sep 08, 2023

I am happy to say that both of my donated paintings sold in this worthy auction! Thank you to all who supported this important cause!!!

Sep 02, 2023

Dear Helena,

I commend you for your commitment to such an important cause. Thank you for sharing about the work you donated for homelessness. Good luck with the sales. Wonderful work! Love,


Helena Tiainen
Helena Tiainen
Sep 03, 2023
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Thank you so very much, Adriana❣️

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