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Have You Heard of GiveBIG?

Divided Sky by Dennis Black
Divided Sky by Dennis Black

Thank you for bringing such positive depth to the complexities of this disease.

                                                                                                              Lynn Black and artist Dennis Black

Have you heard of GiveBIG?  It’s the Seattle Foundation’s a one day, online charitable giving event raising money for the hardworking nonprofits who make Seattle a better place to live.

This year, for the first time, we are participating.

I invite you to make a gift—big or small—in support of The Art of Alzheimer’s. 

Now through May 3, you can make a donation to The Art of Alzheimer’s and thanks to a generous matching gift, you will see your gift more than doubled! 

To donate visit

We burst onto the scene with The Artist Within, an art exhibition inspired by and dedicated to my mother Jean.  51 exhilarating artworks created by people living with dementia—illustrating the simple truth that people living with dementia are still here, able to live with dignity, creativity and joy.

What’s next? Looking ahead, planning is underway to expand access to creative arts classes and workshops, tours of the The Artist Within regionally and nationally and an extraordinary photography exhibition exploring dementia care in seven countries: the US, Canada, France, Japan, India, Monaco and the Dominican Republic.

And I have an idea…

Imagine…a city wide effort to build a public narrative and events that will shine a light on the myriad programs and organizations that are making life easier and better for people living with dementia, their care partners and families

  • Expanding access to these essential creative arts programs
  • Creating opportunities for collaborations and partnerships
  • Increasing public awareness, empathy and involvement


Together, we can inspire public commitment to accessible dementia care that treats the whole person in an engaging, positive environment.

Thank you for giving folks living with dementia the opportunity to shine. 

                                                                                                              Nancy Olsen and artist Steve Olsen

Steve Olsen
Steve Olsen