Thursday, August 7, 2008

Eco Art to Save the Planet

First Ever Eco-Friendly Fine Art Prints that Raise Awareness and Funds for Green Causes

Laguna Beach, Ca
Award-winning Fine Artist McKenzie is often referred to as the
"Hollywood Charity Artist" for her tireless efforts to support causes
close to her heart using her paintings as a catalyst for change. McKenzie,
one of the top selling artists in the country, has sold thousands of fine art
prints of her masterful paintings. It wasn't until she was diagnosed with
a form of Lupus, thought to be brought on by contact with environmental toxins, that she began her passionate study of the 125 Billion dollar
Printing/Paper/Pulp Industries; which happen to be among the #1 and #3 polluters on the Planet.

"McKenzie's Doctor suspected that the solvents used in her oil
paintings, mixed media processes, and print-making could have triggered the medical condition," says Manager Steve Rice. "She formed a team of
experts, and together they created the first ever, start-to-finish, Eco-Friendly Art Print Series that raises funds for Environmental causes. 100% of the Profits are Donated!"

Artist McKenzie now creates her original paintings with proprietary solvent free paints on 100% natural canvas. The paintings are converted into fine
art prints on Bamboo Fine Art Paper using Eco-Friendly Inks and framed with Sustainable Wooden Frames.

"The best part is that I can have a gorgeous collectible piece of art on
my wall, and I know that making it did not hurt the environment, in fact, it
helped the environment by RAISING money for causes that protect the
environment. It is the coolest thing ever!" says long-time McKenzie
collector, Vienna Townsend.

Artist McKenzie is on a crusade to increase world-wide awareness of these
industries and their practices. "As with anything, knowledge is
power. If people understand the environmental damage being done they will pressure the industries into greening their practices," says the Artist.
"We are asking everyone to watch the video and pass it on to 2 or 3

The video can be watched on,
(Search "Artist McKenzie") and generates revenue for every view. 100%
of the revenue will also be donated to Green Causes. "I am passing the
video on to all of my friends. I am in college and I can't afford to buy
the art, or donate thousands to Green Causes...but I can spread the word by forwarding the video. I feel like I am doing something to make a
difference" says Jacob Wineman।

McKenzie's Fine Art Eco Prints are currently available in select Fine Art
Galleries, Green Online Stores, and

For more information about the artist, please visit: www.

Green printing helps preserve forests and forest habitats.

  • A forest area the size of 20 football fields is lost every minute to paper
    production. (
  • The Environmental Defense Fund estimates that 90 percent of the printing
    and writing paper in the United States is produced from virgin wood pulp.
    Producing 2,000 pounds (one ton) of virgin uncoated paper requires 6,000
    pounds of wood.
  • Producing a ton of paper using 100% post-consumer copy paper rather than
    virgin pulp saves the equivalent of 24 trees (forty feet in height and 6-8
    inches in diameter). (
  • 42% of all the wood harvested for industrial purposes in the world goes to
    making paper. (
  • The magazine industry harvests more than 30 million trees every year for
    paper. That's more than one tree every second. (
  • More than 70% of the paper in the world is made from wood taken from
    forests in regions with ecologically valuable, biologically diverse habitat.
  • Tree plantations are home to about 90% fewer species than the forests that
    preceded them. (

Eco-friendly printing helps keep toxic chemicals out of our
environment and generates far fewer greenhouse gasses compared to conventional

  • The printing industry is the single largest polluter in the world. It is
    also the third largest consumer of fossil fuels, after the automobile and
    steel-manufacturing industries.

  • The pulp and paper industry is the third largest industrial contributor to
    greenhouse gas emissions, after the chemical and steel industries, in the 30
    nations of the OECD, of which the US is a member. (
  • Producing a ton of paper using 100% post-consumer copy paper rather than
    virgin pulp saves 4,100-kilowatt hours of electricity and 60 pounds of air
    pollution. (Californians Against Waste)

Printing green requires much less water than conventional printing.

  • Producing a ton of virgin uncoated paper requires 19,075 gallons of water.
    (Environmental Defense Fund)
  • Producing a ton of paper using 100% post-consumer copy paper rather than
    virgin pulp saves 7,000 gallons of water. (Californians Against Waste)
  • The pulp and paper industry is the largest industrial consumer of water
    among OECD nations. (
  • Printers use trillions of gallons of water, which then has to be treated
    because of its toxicity.Green printing reduces the amount of solid waste
    going into landfills.
  • Producing 2,000 pounds of virgin uncoated paper generates 2,278 pounds of
    solid waste. In other words, conventional paper production creates more
    waste than paper. (Environmental Defense Fund)
  • The use of adhesives and foils in some conventional papers renders the
    final product un-recyclable. Millions of un-recyclable paper products are
    manufactured every day, all destined to wind up in landfills.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Amazing 20 Second Award winning Oil Painting!

Saturday, March 8, 2008



The Genesis Awards

Celebrating animals। Celebrating the media. The Genesis Awards is a star-studded ceremony attracting representatives from the news and entertainment media, social business and humane communities. The annual event honors those in the media who spotlight animal issues, and is taped to be aired at a later date as a national TV special.

Date: March 29, 2008Location: Beverly Hills,

Artist McKenzie chosen as a featured artist on

Award-winning Artist McKenzie is chosen as one of the featured artists on; an e-commerce website for the art community which provides a cohesive environment for galleries, artists, and consumers to come together to do business.
"I am extremely flattered," says McKenzie. "It is one of the most professional and well-thought out art exhibition sites on the internet today. I am proud to have my art associated with them."
The site is a forum for galleries, artists and collector to come together. They are able to buy and sell, as well as, gain access to member benefits and trade programs that offer business solutions. Some of the many benefits offered are health insurance, credit card processing, advertising and design, fine art printing, shipping and packaging, car rentals, lodging, office equipment and supplies, printing, and subscriptions. These benefits are available through partnerships with industry suppliers, such as printmakers, foundries, purveyors of pedestals, and various outside companies. They are working hard to satisfy the needs of the entire Art community. They have tailored the membership packages to fit all categories: viewers, collectors, artists, photographers and galleries.
"We understand the importance of the Internet to our Art business. The Internet can serve as an introduction to art and the artists for many potential collectors. We can also reach a consumer that other methods of distribution were missing", says Manager, Steve Rice . Artist McKenzie , known as the "Hollywood Charity Artist" for her tireless work to raise awareness and funds for causes close to her heart, is displaying her award-winning Landscape Series on the website.
""We donate so much of the proceeds from McKenzie's Art to charity. Her art has such an impact on so many lives...We are grateful to for its' professional approach and its' ability to expose McKenzie's talent and passion to a larger Global audience. It is "art making a difference", says Viv Smith, Gallery Manager. McKenzie's painting, "Every Soul Counts" will be auctioned at the Humane Society gala event, the Genesis Awards on March 29th, 2008. 100% of the proceeds from the painting will be donated to the organization. McKenzie is asking all her collectors and supporters to purchase tickets to this superb event. For tickets or more information please contact (818) 501-2275. Click here to download the full tickets and tables flyer PDF.
"I think it is amazing the way that manages to bring the Art Industry together. Everyone--including Artists, Galleries, Buyers, and Sellers. It is very exciting!" says McKenzie. shared a booth (#1102) with Art World News at Artexpo New York 2008.
For information visit, or call (303)460-7031For more information on Artist McKenzie, contact Steve Rice at (888)368-5213Van Gogh Again is official fine art reproduction printer for
About Artist McKenzie:Artist McKenzie is the winner of the 1st ever ARTV Fine Art Awards for Mixed Media. Her art is collected around the world and seen in galleries, books, films, and exhibitions.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Artist McKenzie announces Art to Change the World Project

Artist McKenzie announces Art to Change the World Project
Film, Book, and Website project aims to bring together artists from around the world to effect global change
Source: JAMES BANTA, World Art Press, Mar 04, 2008 20:10:38
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mar 04, 2008 – Award-winning Artist McKenzie known as the "Hollywood Charity Artist" has partnered with Liquid Studios, Inc. to create the Art to Change the World Project. The project bring together artists from around the globe, representing all types of art whose only commonality is the underlying message of optimism.

The Art to Change the World Project has aggressive plans to bring it's top 100 artists together in a film, book, and a dedicated website production. "We plan to do this in a big way. There are over 50 Million artists working today. That is a tremendous force that could be coming together to effect change," says manager, Steve Rice. "We will be donating 100% of the profits from the project to charities and organizations we believe in. "

Artist McKenzie is leading the project। "I have always been passionate about making a difference in this world we all share। My vision for this project is to increase awareness though Art--Embrace hope, peace, and encourage care for our people, the earth and its' resources। We can achieve this by coming together and being a force for positive change", says the Artist।

The Art to Change the World Project, will begin as a global art competition with a surprise high-profile celebrity judge. All artists are encouraged to submit 1-5 images. The subject matter may depict virtually anything as long as the ultimate message is positive. Please visit for more information.
"Many people are of the belief that we co-create our reality through our thoughts। Positive art images possess the power to spark change on a global scale by impacting its' viewers on an emotional level," says Vivian Smith, Gallery manager। "We need to take better care of each other and the planet."

The McKenzie Gallery, Liquid Studios, Inc. and socially conscious businesses that donate all of their profits to causes close to their hearts. Please visit us and join our efforts to "make a difference".
Mission statement: "To conquer the challenges we are facing in the world today; we must all focus on a greater sense of responsibility. We must begin to work not only for ourselves, our family and country... but also for the benefit of all of us on this planet. Global concern and responsibility is the launching pad for peace and the proper care of our environment. We hope to stimulate change and create a shift in the world's consciousness through Art." and the
About McKenzie:
Artist McKenzie is the winner of the 1st ever ARTV Fine Art Awards for Mixed Media. Her art is collected around the world and seen in galleries, from Florida to California. She supports organizations such as: Global Green, Humane Society, Red Cross, UNICEF, One Campaign, Save the Children and many, many others. She has appeared in numerous Hollywood fundraising events whose guests included Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Teri Hatcher, and more.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

McKenzie Art Studio: "The Hollywood Charity Artist" Showing New Works in St. Augustine

Artist McKenzie, affectionately known as known as the Hollywood Charity Artist by those around her, offers new works at Park Mara Galleries in St. Augustine Florida.

Harbor at Lipari Mixed Media On Canvas
McKenzie is know as "The Charity Artist" for good reason. Proceeds from the recent sale of "Sentient Manarola" were donated to the memorial fund for slain officer William Freeman. Officer William Freeman, a father of five, (36) was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to an automobile accident. Freeman's story moved McKenzie prompting her to make the charitable offer.
Artist McKenzie, has unveiled her newest painting exclusively at ParkMara Galleries in St. Augustine, Florida. "We are excited to be working with ParkMara Galleries" says manager Steve Rice. "Harbor at Lipari is an amazing painting and we are thrilled to be making it available as a limited edition giclee on canvas to the public through their gallery. "Harbor at Lipari" is featured in the new book entitled "McKenzie- An Artist's Journey" to be released through major book stores across the country next month.
"I am so happy that my paintings have been so well received. Italy is a passionate place with infinite beauty...It's surreal skies and glorious colors inspire me..." says Artist McKenzie.

Along with the exclusive painting, ParkMara Galleries will be showcasing eight other paintings by the artist। They are available as hand-embellished limited edition giclees on canvas, as well as, limited edition signed metallic prints. "Her Italy Painting Series has been extremely popular with her collectors around the world. In fact, we have a waiting list for her originals and have sold out most of her limited editions", says Marcia Lynne, marketing director for McKenzie Art Studios.