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Tina Cobelle-Sturges painting RADical Hope sells for $60,000 at auction, raises funds to prevent the #2 killer among college students

Tina Cobelle-Sturges’ “RADical Hope” painting was auctioned off at RADical Hope Foundation's fundraising event on December 1 in New York City for $60,000

A well-known Ridgefield artist, Sturges was recently asked by the RADical Hope Foundation to create a piece of art symbolic of the nonprofit’s mission:

To break the grip of emotional isolation that is killing our young people. We do this by expanding and delivering measurable, science-based programs that fill critical gaps and equip America’s youth with the skills they need to thrive 

- Pam Martin, RADical Hope Co-founder

Sturges delivered. Her painting was auctioned off for a whopping $60,000. “I am honored to be asked to create this painting for The RADical Hope Foundation for their auction,” she remarks.

Sturges explains that her painting titled RADical Hope radiates positive energy, vitality, and spirit. "Waves of color emerge from the very center, or core of the painting, flowing outwards through arrangements of patterns."

Ridgefield resident Larry Bossidy, Honorary Chairman of the Board, was honored with the Christopher W. Martin Award at the fundraising event for his leadership in empowering young adults with tools and resources to build their resilience.

Sturges states, "RADical Hope is about the internal world. It most certainly gives out hope and longing for a better world and better future with happiness all around. The play of color with bright bands, or ribbons intersecting with more subdued greys and off-whites is truly captivating. One might also notice a dancing or moving figure amidst this ocean of color, or maybe it is not a dancer but the music itself.”

Founded by Pam and Phil Martin, Bossidy’s daughter and son-in-law, RADical Hope was started in honor of their son, Chris, who died by suicide in the fall of 2017 when he was a junior at Gonzaga University.

How can you help?

Learn about RADical Hope HERE and spread the word. If you have an affiliation at a college or university, talk about RADical Hope, its profound impact and its importance. 

Make a tax deductible donation and help RADical Hope achieve their mission of improving the lives and futures of young people by strengthening connections and building resilience. 

Learn more here.

Read HamletHub's story about RADical Hope here.

Learn more about artist Tina Cobelle-Sturges here.

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