All the Hearts

November 1, 2011 - Fullerton Stories Article

"Pin Auction a Success"

by Marge Hanson / David Barber, Publisher

Roughly 600 people attended the 18th annual Artists’ Pin Auction last Saturday, in the Fullerton Museum Plaza.
Although the total dollar amount raised hasn’t been fully calculated, tickets sold to those entering a single auction – the Heart Opportunity drawing –  raised approximately $9000.  The prize was claimed by winner Mary Basick, who walked away with the mosaic heart, created by Fullerton artist Sue Ferrante.

This event is organized yearly by the All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation which is devoted to the preservation of the arts education in the Fullerton School District.

According to the foundation, it costs $25 to provide a student with art classes for one year, meaning at least 360 kids will benefit from the opportunity auction alone.

This year’s auction included works by various local artists and an array of music and foods donated by Fullerton restaurants.  While the event organizers had no target attendance rate they were very pleased with the turn-out. This year, they had extra help with promotional efforts by a group of volunteer PR students from Cal State Fullerton.

“The event was phenomenal,” says Caitlin Orr, All The Arts affiliate and Opportunity Heart Auction coordinator, “It’s a fun night and since it’s such a good cause there is a lot of good energy around it.”

All the Hearts for All the Kids, a project in which local artists donate a 5-by-4 foot, glass heart of their unique design, is in its second year.  This is the first year a drawing was held for one.  Auction coordinators think that it worked well and will likely hold it again next year.

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November 1, 2011 - The Orange County Register Article

"Auction supports helps kids' art education"

by Paul A. Hebert, for the Orange County Register

The All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation's Artists' Pin Auction on Saturday began with a nod to one of the cause's champions.

In a short ceremony one of the art busses the foundation has converted to take arts education to students was rededicated in honor of Frank Scott, one of its largest benefactors, said Lauralyn Eschner, foundation president. She said Scott believed in the power of arts education, which the foundation helps fund in the Fullerton School District.

Lynda Trachman, of Fullerton, takes a photo of one of the art pieces.

After the ceremony, attendees wandered through tables of more than 200 small-scale artworks up for silent auction before the live auction of three of six large mosaic heart sculptures. Another of the sculptures was a prize in the night's opportunity drawing and the last two had been purchased ahead of the fundraiser.

"The energy in the room was electric when we were auctioning the hearts," Eschner said, adding she felt the night was very successful and had a larger crowd than last year. "We were thrilled with the number of people and the positive energy."

Art Auction
Attendees mingle during the All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation's annual Artists' Pin Auction
fundraiser held at the Fullerton Downtown Plaza on Saturday night.



October 26, 2011 - Fullerton Stories Article

"Hearts for Auction This Weekend"

by Caitlin Orr

Hearts in Downtown Fullerton

We are just a few days away from the 18th annual “All the Arts” Pin Auction and there are a few things to be extra excited about this year!  Over 150 artists from Fullerton and afar are donating more than 250 pieces of artwork for this year’s event.  There will be paintings, jewelry, sculptures, pins, notecards, drawings and more.  Another treat this year is a unique opportunity for you to win one of the mosaic hearts you’ve seen downtown.  Sue Ferrante’s heart “Finale” will be part of a special twist with this year’s All the Hearts for All the Kids fundraising.  “All the Arts” is now selling Opportunity Tickets that give you a chance to make this heart yours. (Suggested donation: $50 each, or 3 for $100.) The winning ticket will be drawn at the close of the Pin Auction on October 29th, 2011.  Don’t worry though; you don’t have to be present to win. If you don’t have your Pin Auction tickets already, you can go on the website and order them online – you can also get your Opportunity Tickets online too!

Along with this special opportunity, this year’s Pin Auction will be serving food from many of your local favorites.  There will be great edibles from Ziing’s, The Brownstone Café, Polly’s Pies, Lomeli’s Italian Restaurant, and Bootlegger’s Brewery.
You will also have a chance to buy one-of-a-kind children’s artwork.  “All the Arts” will have hand-painted ceramic mugs for sale, along with notecards of student work.  No one needs to go home empty handed!

At 5:45 pm there will be a memorial ceremony for Frank Scott in the plaza at the Fullerton Museum Center before the Gala. Frank Scott was an extremely important friend to All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation.  His dedication and strong belief in the importance of arts in the lives of young people is inspiring.  It was through his generosity that “All the Arts” was able to create the Arts LAB program nearly a decade ago.   The Foundation will be re-dedicating an Arts Learning Activities (Arts LAB) bus in his honor.  Please join if you can.

The Pin Auction preview will start at 6 pm and the bidding begins at 7 pm.  The lucky winner of Sue Ferrante’s heart will be drawn at the conclusion of the evening – what a way to experience a “Finale”.

Help All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation continue to bring art, music, dance, and theatre to every K-6 grader in the Fullerton School District.  Every $25 donation provides one student with a whole year of lessons in art, music, dance, and theatre.  Make sure to get your Pin Auction and Opportunity Tickets today!


October 3, 2011 - Orange County Register

"Art auction to fund Fullerton school programs"


by Lou Ponsi

This mosaic art piece, titled "Finale" and created by Sue Ferrante, is currently on the median along Harbor Boulevard at Wilshire Avenue. The piece, along with other art work, will be auctioned off Oct. 29 in the Downtown Plaza, with the proceeds helping to fund art and music programs in the Fullerton School District.


Fullerton Obserer - Early October 2011 Issue (see page 5)

"All the Arts Annual Artists Pin Auction
Supports Art Lessons in Fullerton Schools"


Win this Heartby Caitlin Orr

All the Arts Annual Artists Pin Auction Supports Art Lessons in Fullerton Schools  by Caitlin Orr So, you’ve seen some of the giant heart statues for “All the Hearts” downtown and, maybe you’re wondering, “What now?” You don’t have to ponder for much longer – the annual Pin Auction is coming up on October 29th. The event is outdoors at the Fullerton Museum Plaza beginning at 6pm. Whether it’s your first time attending or your 18th, this year is promising to be amazing! Over 150 artists from Fullerton and afar are donating over 250 items to sell. Maybe you need a new necklace for that special someone? Maybe you are ready to furnish your home with an original oil painting. Maybe it’s time to splurge on a unique piece of art? Or, perhaps you are in the mood for something a little bigger? You never know what you will find and there is definitely something for everyone.

What makes this year especially awesome is that you will have an opportunity to win Sue Ferrante’s “Finale” heart you’ve seen downtown! “Finale” is over five feet tall and intricately decorated with hundreds and hundreds of amazing glass pieces –- it looks like the end of a fireworks show. And it will also double as the Pin Auction finale to end the evening’s events. What better way to conclude a marvelous night of bidding, drinking, and eating than with a giant heart?! If you’re feeling lucky, why not donate $50 and get a ticket! Or, you can get 3 for $100. (You don’t have to be present to win!) Your donation will directly benefit the All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation so it can continue to bring art, music, dance, and theatre education to every student in the Fullerton Elementary School District.

If Pin Auction art doesn’t make your mouth water, then maybe the food and drinks will entice you to come? This year you can sample amazing edibles from all your local favorites: Ziing’s, The Brownstone Café, Polly’s Pies, Lomeli’s Italian Restaurant, and Bootlegger’s Brewery.

Along with the amazing arts, crafts, benches, paintings, necklaces, and broaches galore, this year you can also buy original children’s artwork. You will find one-of-a-kind mugs for purchase, along with “All the Arts” aprons and notecard packets. See what the kids in our program have been up to.

Remember to mark your calendars for the Pin Auction on October 29th. For tickets, information, and a chance to win the “Finale” heart please check out our website (, or call (714) 447 -7489.


September 9, 2011 - Fullerton Stories Article

"Hearts Return Downtown"

by Caitlin Orr

The All the Hearts for All the Kids Foundation is at it again! This year, local artists got together and individually decorated their own heart sculptures piece by piece, creating new, remarkable masterpieces.  The heart sculptures are a creative way for the community to get involved in the power of art and raise awareness for the foundation.
All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation is a non-profit organization that brings art, music, dance, and theatre to every student in the Fullerton School District. Like last year, these hearts will be auctioned off at the annual All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation’s Pin Auction on October 29th in the downtown plaza.  Before then, people can go on a treasure hunt around Fullerton to find five of them at the Farmer’s Market.

After the 15th, the hearts will be on display at the median on Harbor Boulevard.

This year’s artists include Katherine England,  Carol Towler, Sue Ferrante, Jan Comstock Dell’Ario, the mother-daughter team of Ivy Johnson and Beth Johnson Silverman and Lynda Gunderson and The Art Breakers (an art group).

Five of the hearts have been placed in different locations around Fullerton, and one has made its way to Catalina.  Carol Towler’s mosaic heart features a picturesque view of Avalon that captures the essence of the island. Island Publisher Dan Teckenoff asked Towler if Catalina could have her heart for their 53rd Annual Festival of Art, September 16th – 18th.  Currently on display at the Avalon branch Bank of America.