Artist Susan Manders has donated her original painting of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team in Athens to the St. Joseph Center in Venice. Her art is said to sell for $40,000 and more at art sales.

St. Joseph Center officials say that funds collected from the sale of the Olympics painting will help support the ten programs that St. Joseph Center has for homeless and low-income individuals and families on the Westside.

The center provides emergency services, food distributions, child care, mentoring, job training and senior services to more than 7,000 homeless and low-income men, women, and children annually.

The painting, titled “All Eyes on Me,” is oil on canvas, 60 by 48 inches.

“I felt an obligation to capture in my painting the most important element of the Olympic message,” said Manders.

The St. Joseph Center is honored to accept this wonderful gift of a painting that has inspired so many,” said Robyn Ross, St. Joseph Center board member.

“The proceeds from its sale will benefit so many more,” said Ross.

Many of Manders’ artworks are archived in the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

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