Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 winner of the Annual Art of Philanthropy Award presented at the 62nd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. This year the winning piece was selected by Foundation Vice President and Treasurer, Mary Ellen Hutcheson, and is based on a combination of a love for humanity and philanthropy at its very best.
The 2021 award goes to the unpretentious ‘Sharing Bowl’ by Mark Gardner of Saluda, North Carolina. Carved from a fallen maple tree, the ‘Sharing Bowl’ represents the abundance of nature to be shared. The ‘Sharing Bowl’ is also reminiscent of the classic children’s story book “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein.
To honor Edyth Bush’s passion for philanthropy and the arts, the Sharing Bowl, along with each of the 2013-2019 Art of Philanthropy Award pieces, will be on permanent display in our new building, The Edyth. Unveiling in 2022, The Edyth will greatly enhance the resources available for the Foundation to strengthen and support nonprofit organizations and promote philanthropy in Florida.