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    Portrait of Jazz for Peace Musician and Humanitarian Rick DellaRatta Unveiled in New York City


    Portrait Artist Chris Saper's Painting of Jazz for  Peace Musician and Humanitarian Rick DellaRatta Unveiled at Private VIP  New York City Concert Saturday October 22, 2011


    Jazz great Rick DellaRatta attended a  surprise unveiling of his portrait, created by artist Chris Saper,  Saturday night at Joe Franklin's Club in Midtown Manhattan, during Jazz  for Peace's fund-raising event.

    "It  is a privilege to be able to create a piece of visual art to recognize  not only Rick's musical artistry, but his unflagging commitment to  making the world a better place."


    New York City, NY October 30, 2011


    Arizona portrait artist Chris Saper's commission portrait of Rick Della Ratta recognizes Jazz for Peace's  ten year milestone in global fund-raising. The portrait project was  spearheaded by Burton Danet, PhD, co-founder of A Better Community for  All - ABC4All - an organization whose mission is to support charitable causes worldwide, within the context of individual communities.


    ABC4All Mentor Thomas Barlue, from Liberia, made the formal presentation. The video clip is also available on

    Chris Saper's blog and Facebook page


    Since the first Jazz for Peace concert, shortly after 9-11, founder  Rick DellaRatta has promoted jazz and philanthropy worldwide through  more that 800 live performances.


    Saper has delivered almost 400 commissioned portraits nationwide, and  every one has a story. "The painted portrait is a timeless tradition of  love, honor and respect", she says, and painting each portrait allows  me a very special glimpse into my subjects, their lives, and their  emotions."


    Chris Saper has painted commissioned portraits for twenty-two years  for clients throughout the United States. She is recognized for her  expertise in painting skin tones, and her newest book, Classic Portrait Painting in Oils: Keys to Mastering Diverse Skin Tones, is scheduled for release February 6, 2012.


    Saper has been widely published in art magazines, and is an active  teacher, speaker and demonstrator. She is also gaining rapid recognition  for her opulent still life and floral paintings, and is represented by  Abend Gallery.


    Visit with Chris at her website, or check in with her Blog to see what's new.





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    Chris Saper Heirloom & Corp. Portraiture

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