The “Purpose” of Participating

Contributing artist, Mark Bettis

I believe every man, woman and child should have the opportunity and resources to succeed in life. I donate my artwork to the Open Doors’ Art Affair because they have proven that they are making a difference. Giving children even the smallest of chances to succeed is crucial to our future.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Mark Bettis escaped to sunny Sarasota, Florida. It was there that he became interested in the visual arts. After attending the Ringling School of Art and Design Mark moved to the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, where he paints in his open studio/gallery inside the Historic CottonMill Studios.  Mark is also an award-winning artist and has his work shown at multiple galleries throughout the United States.


Mark’s contribution, “Purpose” will be available for auction this Saturday at the Art Affair 2015 and through absentee bidding.  For faster check-in, please register and buy your tickets online by 4:00pm on Saturday, March 7th. Tickets will be available at the door but we encourage you to buy online for your convenience.

“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”
~ Nelson Mandela