CVCAF Gifts Alexandre Renoir Painting to John Thomas Dye School


The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation Gifts Alexandre Renoir Painting to John Thomas Dye School

Donated painting to support art and music programs at JTD

Rancho Mirage, CA – February 20, 2013 – The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) announced that it has gifted an original oil painting by Alexandre Renoir to the John Thomas Dye School, Bel-Air, CA to support the school’s art and music programs. The painting, entitled “Water Lilies,” is valued in excess of $12,000 and will be featured at the school’s live auction event on March 9, 2013.  Artxprt of Beverly Hills, CA provided an appraisal.

“We are so pleased to accept this lovely painting for our school’s online and live auction event that will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the “I Want My JTD” 80’s Bash.  Proceeds from the sale will go toward the school’s art and music programs to inspire our young artists and performers,” said Tammy Ratner, co-chair of the John Thomas Dye online auction.  “We are so grateful to the Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation for their donation in support of our school.”

Alexandre Renoir, a director of the CVCAF, is the great-grandson of French impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir.  Mr. Renoir’s paintings and lithographs are currently available through Gallerie Michael, Beverly Hills and are featured in numerous private collections throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt, President of the CVCAF comments, “We are simply delighted to contribute this painting to JTD’s auction as it initially began with their art students and has come full circle back to them!  Alexandre Renoir presented a master class to Julie Carter’s art students in 2012 and painted “Water Lilies” during that class.   The painting was gifted to Ms. Carter, which she later donated to the Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation.  “Water Lilies” is now being returned to JTD to be sold at auction to benefit their art and music programs.  Our foundation is thrilled to be a part of this effort.”

Since 2006 our foundation has gifted more than 35 scholarships and provided support to art outreach programs to the following:

–       The Academy, Palm Desert, CA;

–       Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, British Columbia;

–       Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA;

–       Marywood-Palm Valley School, Rancho Mirage, CA;

–       St. Margaret School, Palm Desert, CA  (2006-2011);

–       Shawnigan Lake School, Vancouver Island, British Columbia;

–       Since 2008 the CVCAF has gifted several filmmaking grants to benefit students though the Mary Pickford Institute of Film Education and Mobile Film Classrooms, Los Angeles, CA;

–       To foster cross-cultural awareness and understanding through art, since 2011 the CVCAF has provided funds for art materials and supplies to two schools in China – Guanyindang Primary School in the suburbs of Jingzhou, China and the Dandelion School, a boarding school for children of rural migrant laborers located in Beijing: and

–        Since 2012 the CVCAF and Creative Visions Foundation (CVF), Malibu, CA has collaborated on the Tao Te Ching – A Photographic Journey to produce a photographic art book celebrating positive change in the world through the arts.

About the Caroline Victoria Arts Foundation

The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation formed in 2006 to commemorate the artistic passion of Caroline Victoria Coldicutt.  The CVCAF offers three main initiatives to inform and assist aspiring students artists about how they can implement their creative ideas that can positively impact their families, communities and the world.  Our philanthropic efforts include offering support through scholarships and art outreach programs at various schools in Canada, China  and the United States. The Caroline Victoria Rose for the Arts, gifted to Queen Elizabeth II at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2006, assists in funding our endowment and outreach initiatives as well as provides a lasting reminder of the beauty art brings to the lives of each and every one of us.  This year, we will introduce our Caroline Victoria Online Arts Festival (CVCOAF), an initiative designed for student artists without boundaries.

We invite you to share your love of the arts by supporting the work of the Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) and these initiatives.  The CVCAF gratefully accepts donations of paintings and/or art pieces with a qualified appraisal with 100% proceeds going to art scholarships and outreach programs to support arts education.  For interest in purchasing CVCAF paintings donated to our foundation, please visit our online store at  To purchase a Caroline Victoria Rose or get fundraising information for your philanthropic organization, please visit  Your donation or purchase will make a significant difference to the future of our Caroline Victoria artists.

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