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William is an established, nationally known artist who creates beautiful and inspirational commissioned, live, and studio works of art. His paintings have been exhibited and purchased from coast to coast. William brings more than twenty years of experience as an artist and a graphic designer to each painting. Thomas Lift is a socially conscious company creating inspired and beautiful art and design as a brand of love and justice. Our passion for creating commissioned, live, and studio art as well as design is to creatively engage and empower people for the purpose of bringing to light the cry of the oppressed while expressing hope and love through beautiful works of art.
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William is an established, nationally known artist who creates beautiful & inspirational commissioned, live, & studio works of art.

William’s paintings have been exhibited and purchased from coast to coast, and he brings more than twenty years of experience as an artist & a graphic designer to each painting.

I am honored to have recently created a painting for the city of Camden, NJ, which was signed by former President Barack Obama and to also create live art for the National Governor’s Association (all 50 State Governors) and for Jon Bon Jovi.
My live art helps to raise money & awareness for incredible charities by the auctioning of my finished paintings at live art events. My art has raised over $200,000 for charities across the nation. I look forward to painting live and raising funds for your organization.  – William Butler

 

A Beautiful, Awe-Inspiring Addition to Your Event:

William’s Live Art Experience is unique & tailored to the message & theme of your event. William paints many distinct layers on the canvas transforming the painting many times before completion. In about 60 minutes (although this time varies based on the venue), the painting is complete. Although the finished art is awe inspiring, it is the process involved in the live painting that makes the experience even more remarkable.

William’s Live Art Experience is a distinctiveremarkable addition to any event – one that will be remembered for years to come. William’s finished live art is a beautiful, inspiring installment in any office, home, and public space and is a fantastic gift to surprise an honoree.

William travels across the nation doing his live art experiences (gala & non-profit events, corporate events, concerts, conferences, weddings, faith events, and more). William’s live art paintings are incredible one of a kind works of art for individuals and organizations.

 

Raising Substantial Funds for Charities:

William’s Live Art Experience helps raise great money and awareness for incredible charities by the auctioning of his paintings after live art events. William’s Live Art Experiences have raised over $200,000 for incredible charities. Typically, each live painting raises over $4,500 for the organization. However, William’s most recent live art paintings at events raised $25,000, $20,000, $10,000, and $10,000 for the four non-profit organizations.

 

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The following is a list of the William Butler’s Live Art Experiences:

2016 Live Art Experiences:

Jan. 9 – Live Art Experience – J. Knipper & Company Holiday Celebration – Farmingdale, NJ (Eagle Oaks Country Club)

Feb. 6 – Live Art Experience – Inspired for Life Women’s Conference – Church of the Resurrection – Leawood, KS (Kansas City area)

Mar. 12  – Live Art Experience – Katz JCC Gala – Live at The Fillmore –  Philadelphia, PA

Apr. 8  – Live Art Experience – Des Moines Christian School Gala –  West Des Moines, IA

Apr. 26  – Live Art Experience – Lifespace Communities – Dallas, TX (Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott North)

Apr. 27  – Live Art Experience – Watermark for Kids – Tucson, AZ (Tubac Golf Resort and Spa)

Apr. 28  – Live Art Experience – Blessman Ministries Gala – Des Moines, IA (Tuscany Event Center)

May 25  – Live Art Experience – Abbey Delray – Delray Beach, FL

June 11  – Live Art Experience – Healing House Fundraising Gala – Kansas City, MO (Camelot Ballroom)

July 15  – Live Art Experience – National Governor’s Association (live painting created to honor all of the 50 State Governors and the host State of Iowa) – Des Moines, IA (World Food Prize Hall of Laureates)

2015 Live Art Experiences:

Jan. 10 – Live Art Experience – J. Knipper & Company Holiday Celebration – Farmingdale, NJ (Eagle Oaks Country Club)

Feb. 5-8 – Live Art Experience – YPO-WPO Christian Fellowship Network Conference – Naples, FL (La Playa Beach Resort)

Feb. 21 – Live Art Experience – Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice’s Celebration of Life Gala (entitled Motown Gala) – Crowne Plaza – Cherry Hill, NJ

Please view: http://www.samaritannj.org/file/helping-hands-april-2015.pdf

April 5 – Live Art Experience – Sunnybrook Community Church Easter Services – Sioux City Convention Center – Sioux City, IA

(Please view media on the event: http://www.siouxlandmatters.com/news/local-news/easter-celebrations-both-big-and-small-in-siouxland

http://www.ktiv.com/story/28725615/2015/04/05/easter-services-in-siouxland

http://siouxcityjournal.com/lifestyles/faith-and-values/religion/large-sioux-city-churches-move-to-bigger-venues-for-easter/article_543d40d2-9fcd-52c2-9083-bef0b40c748d.html)

April 30 – Live Art Experience – Mark Schultz in Concert – Princeton Performing Arts Center – Princeton, NJ

May 16 – Live Art Experience – Katz JCC Havana Nights Gala – Woodcrest Country Club – Cherry Hill, NJ

June 24  – Live Art Experience – Philadelphia/Camden Tall Ships Festival – Aboard the El Galeon – Camden, NJ

Oct. 10  – Live Art Experience – Wedding – Hermitage Museum & Gardens – Norfolk, VA

(Please view: ABC 6 Action News Philadelphia Camden 3rd Thursday Art Crawl video:https://vimeo.com/142880309

Oct. 17  – Live Art Experience – Wedding – Grounds for Sculpture – Trenton, NJ

Oct. 24  – Live Art Experience – JDRF Gala – Embassy Suites Hotel – Des Moines, IA

Nov. 14  – Live Art Experience – Joppa Fundraiser –  West Des Moines, IA

(Please view: Dsm Magazine article on William’s live art: http://www.dsmmagazine.com/2015/12/08/down-out-homeless-fundraiser/

Dec. 23-24 – Live Art Experiences (Christmas Eve Paintings) – Lutheran Church of Hope – West Des Moines, IA

2014 Live Art Experiences:

Jan. 4 – Live Art Experience – J. Knipper & Company Holiday Celebration – New Brunswick, NJ (Hyatt Regency)

Feb. 5-8 – Live Art Experience – YPO-WPO Christian Fellowship Network Conference – Scottsdale, AZ (Montelucia Resort & Spa)

Mar. 17 – Live Art Experience – The King’s Men Gala – Blue bell, PA

Mar. 22-23 – Live Art Experiences – Heartland Church – Indianapolis, IN

Mar. 29 – Live Art Interactive Experience – AMP and Youth & Shelter Services – Ankeny, IA

May 8 – Live Art Experience – Blessman Ministries Gala – The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates – Des Moines, IA

May 30 – Live Art Experience – Arts in the Village – Walnut Creek Church Downtown- Des Moines, IA

June 13 – Live Art Experience – Raderstorf Wedding – Phoenix, AZ

June 22 – Live Art Experience – NJ350 Celebration at the Capital Complex – Trenton, NJ– (NJTV video)

July 18 – Live Art Experience – ELCA Men in Mission Conference – Loews Vanderbilt Hotel – Nashville, TN

Aug. 16 – Live Art Experience – Camden Community Event – Camden, NJ

Sept. 11 – Live Art Experience – South Story Bank and Trusts’s Grand Opening Celebration – Huxley, IA

Sept. 20-21 – Live Art Experience – Heartland Church – Indianapolis, IN

Oct. 15 – Live Art Experience – Lifespace Communities – Downtown Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile– Chicago, IL

Nov. 15 – Live Art Experience – Joppa’s Down and Out Homeless Fundraiser – Des Moines, IA

Dec. 17-21 – William Featured on the 2nd Episode – Gallery Eleven One – “This is South Jersey with Marianne Aleardi” on NJTV – Camden, (Please view the following NJTV episode on Gallery Eleven One and William’s art:( NJTV VIDEO EPISODE 2)

Dec. 23-24 – Live Art Experiences (Christmas Eve Paintings) – Lutheran Church of Hope – West Des Moines, IA

2013 Live Art Experiences:

(Please view the following Courier Post article “Can Art Help Camden Heal” featuring William and his art at: www.courierpostonline.com

(Please view the following SJ Magazine “Person to Watch” article on William at: www.sjmagazine.net

Jan. 26-27 – Live Art Experience – King of Kings Lutheran Church – St. Paul, MN

Feb. 7-10 – Live Art Experience – YPO-WPO Christian Fellowship Network Conference – Napa Valley, CA (Harvest Inn)

Mar. 6 – Live Art Experience – QuestFest – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA

April 6 – Live Art Experience – Spruce Foundation Gala – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA

April 20 – Live Art Experience – BreakDown STL Gala – The Palladium – St. Louis, MO

May 3-5 – Live Art Experience & Art Exhibit – St. Anastasia Roman Catholic Church – Troy (Detroit), MI

June 1 – Live Art Experience – Amanda the Panda Collaborative Healing Art Experience  – Homesteaders – Des Moines, IA

June 7-8 – Live Art Experience & Art Exhibit – Solo Exhibit at the Rollins Mansion Gallery – Des Moines, IA

July 25 – Live Art Experience & Exhibit – New Jersey Aid for Animals (NJAFA) Art for Animals Benefit – Gallery Eleven One – Camden, NJ

Oct. 4 – Live Art Experience – Into the Wild Retreat – Elverson, PA

Oct. 17 – Live Art Experience & Art Exhibit – 2013 DesignPhiladelphia Festival Event – Gallery Eleven One – Camden, NJ

(Please view the following article on Gallery Eleven One, William’s Live Art Experience, and the October 17th 3rd Thursday Art Crawl: Gallery Eleven One – Don Art News article)

Oct. 19 – Live Art Experience – Candeo’s Art of Independence Gala – Iowa Event Center Ballroom – Des Moines, IA

Oct. 26 – Live Art Experience – Heart of Camden Honoring Helene Pierson – Camden, NJ

Nov. 19 – Live Art Experience – Aptalis – International Leadership Summit – Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts – Wilmington, DE

(Please view the following Philadelphia Inquirer article on Gallery Eleven One and Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl://www.articles.philly.com)

Nov. 24 – Live Art Experience – Stand Up for Life Gala – Philadelphia, PA

Dec. 6 – Live Art Interactive Experience – Samson Retreat – Discovery House – Hammonton, NJ

2012 Live Art Experiences:

April 28 – Live Art Experience – Standing in the Gap Event – Phoenix First Church – Phoenix, AZ

June 9 – Live Art Experience – Wedding – Phoenix First Prayer Chapel – Phoenix, AZ

June 16 – July 12 – Art Exhibit – Artworks Select Exhibit – Art All Night- Trenton, NJ

July 18-21 – Live Art Experience – National Youth Gathering – ELCA – New Orleans, LA

Aug. 25 – Live Art Experience – Cornerstone of Hope Gala – West Des Moines, IA

Sept. 22 – Live Art Experience – Hopeworks Gala – Philadelphia, PA

Oct. 25 – Live Art Experience – Best of SJ Party – SJ Magazine – Collingswood Ballroom, NJ

Oct. 27 – Live Art Workshop – Day of Healing – Rutgers University – Camden, NJ

Nov. 30 – Live Art Experience – Say AHH Ball – St Catherine Laboure Medical Clinic – Philadelphia Cricket Club, PA

Dec. 22-24 – Live Art Experiences (10 Christmas Eve Paintings) – Lutheran Church of Hope – West Des Moines, IA

2011 Live Art Experiences:

Jan. 20 – Live Art Experience & Speaking – Creative Arts – DOVIA Event – Des Moines, IA

Feb. 5 – Live Art Experience – Bravo Gala Event – Des Moines, IA

Feb. 19 – Live Art Experience with Kari Jobe – Standing in the Gap Event – Phoenix, AZ

Feb. 20 – Live Art Experience – Phoenix First Assembly  – Phoenix, AZ

April 17 – Live Art Experience – Faith Chapel – San Diego, CA

April 24 – Live Art Experience – Sunnybrook Church – Sioux City, IA

Oct. 15 – Live Art Experience – Wildwood Hills Ranch Gala Event – W. Des Moines, IA

Oct. 16 – Live Art Experience – Mt. Olive Church & School – Des Moines, IA

Nov. 11 – Live Art Experience – Urban Promise International Summit  – Camden, NJ

Dec. 2 – Live Art Experience – Heart of Camden Gala Event – Live Art Painting given to Jon Bon Jovi at the Gala  – Cherry Hill, NJ

Dec. 22-24 – Live Art Experiences (9 Christmas Eve Paintings) – Lutheran Church of Hope – W. Des Moines, Iowa

Dec. 31 – Live Art Experience – Adventure Aquarium New Year’s Eve Gala  – Camden Waterfront, NJ

2010 Live Art Experiences:

Jan. 20 – Live Art Experience – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church – Urbandale, IA

Jan. 22 – Live Art Experience & Speaking – Worship Experience – Hope – West Des Moines, IA

Jan. 30 – Live Art Experience – Standing in the Gap & The Phoenix Dream Center – Phoenix, AZ

Feb. 12 – Live Art Experience on Live Television Show – ICFN – Glendale, CA

Feb. 14 – Live Art Experience – Holy Trinity Armenian Evangelical Church – Glendale, CA

Feb. 26 – Live Art Experience & Art Exhibit – Downtown Church – East Village, Des Moines, IA

April 2  – Live Art Experience – First Assembly of God – Des Moines, IA

April 3-4 – Live Art Experience – Lutheran Church of Hope – West Des Moines, IA

May 7 – Live Art Experience – Hope International Benefit – Lancaster, PA

August 13-15 – Live Art & Cast Member – Girders-The Musical – West Des Moines, IA

September 4 – Live Art Experience – Wedding – West Des Moines, IA

September 19 – Live Art Experience with Roosevelt Credit – Edgewater – West Des Moines, IA

November 13 – Live Art Experience – Cornerstone of Hope Benefit – West Des Moines, IA

December 19 – Live Art Experience – Grimes United Methodist Church – Grimes, IA

Dec. 23-24 – Live Art Experiences (8 Christmas Eve Paintings) – West Des Moines, IA

 

2009 Art Exhibits & Live Art Experiences:

Mar. 14 – Live Art Experience & Speaking – Pro Hope International – Connxions – Urbandale, IA

April 11-12 – Live Art Experiences – Lutheran Church of Hope – West Des Moines, IA

April 16 – Live Art Experience – Immersion – Lutheran Church of Hope – West Des Moines, IA

April 26 – Live Art Experiences – First Assembly of God – Des Moines, IA

May 17 – Live Art Experience & Speaking – Two Rivers Church – Des Moines, IA

July 9 – Live Art Experience & Speaking – Special Touch Ministries – Ogden, IA

July 11 – Live Art Experience & Speaking – Ankeny Summerfest – Festival- Ankeny, IA

July 26 – Live Art Experience & Speaking – Elim Christian Fellowship – Des Moines, IA

Aug. 1 – Live Art Experience – Westwind Church ArtFest – Waukee, IA

Sept. 11 – Live Art Experience & Exhibit – Downtown Church – East Village, Des Moines, IA

Sept. 20 – Live Art Experience – CityBranch – Des Moines, IA

Oct. 2 & 3 – Live Art Experience & Speaking – Hope Arts Conference – West Des Moines, IA

Oct. 10 – Live Art Experience – Bradley Wedding – Des Moines, IA

Nov. 10 – Live Art Experience – GuideOne Insurance – West Des Moines, IA

Nov. 13 – Art Exhibit & Live Art Experience – East Village – Des Moines, IA

Nov. 17 – Live Art Experiences – Brian Klemmer – Omaha, Nebraska & Des Moines, IA

Dec. 23-24 – Live Art Experiences (8 Christmas Eve Paintings) – Lutheran Church of Hope – West Des Moines, IA