Brushes with Cancer Southern Region
May 1st, 2022: The Brushes With Cancer Southern Art Exhibition & Celebration
In person & virtually. Dripping Springs Distillers Hall in Dripping Springs, Texas
The Program

Brushes with Cancer is a program of Twist Out Cancer that strategically matches artists with individuals touched by cancer (inspirations). Over a period of 6 months, the artist and inspirations work together to build a relationship built on mutual understanding and trust. The artist creates a unique work of art that is reflective of the inspiration’s journey with cancer. The program culminates in a virtual event that celebrates survivorship, and hope, where the art is auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting the mission and work of Twist Out Cancer.

Our Participants


Lisa Howard 

Jackson Forssberg* 

Sarah Wartell

Yvonne Williams

Pam Crowther

JP Hayes

Annie Vest

Nicole Wissing

Rena Williams

Amy Pizana*

Courtney Wilkinson

Peter Beck

Cindy Bennett

Jennifer King

Janie Robles

Kristie Teal

Lissette Guadalupe

Cortina Peters

Liz Sather

Martha Acosta

Ginger Eubank

Andrea Ludlow

Bobbie Marchand

Nicole Shorter

Diona Brzezinski

Erin Morrison

Angi Taylor

Heather Newby*

Laura Cipolla

Barbara Lamar

Michelle De Nicola

Lindsay Kimmel

Michael Holtz

Heather S Russell

Amanda Marion

*In Loving Memory


Erin Harris

Erin Harris

Judy Abplanalp

Matthew Burton

Jacqueline Carmody

Dr. Sharon Arffa

Erin Nelson

Lindsey Taucher

Murielle Cohen

Tony Nguyen

Brandon Christensen

Sheryl Ann Noday

Karen Chatham

Erin Greganti

Brandy Fransen

Tayler Shannon

Ashley Wilson Wall

Cami Baker Miller

Amanda Wilson

Magdalena Cuevas

Cai Fasse

Linda Roberts

Valley Bak

Chris Taylor

Kara Thomas

Alexandra Hart

Amy Morris

Maggie Williamson

Jennifer Stumbaugh

Theresa Bond

Muktha Ananda

Tracie Strange

Karen Hidalgo

Christan Seidle

Barbara J. Mason

Purchase Tickets

Tickets to The Brushes with Cancer Southern Region Art Exhibition and Celebration at Dripping Springs Distillers Hall, located at 5330 Bell Springs Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 are now on sale!

Purchase Tickets

Interested In Becoming A Sponsor?

Would you like to be one of our exclusive sponsors for the upcoming Brushes with Cancer program? Check out our Sponsorship Brochure with unique and customized offerings. For further questions, please reach out to Amelia Hanrahan for details.


Purchase Sponsorship
Brushes with Cancer Talent
SaulPaul, Master of Ceremonies
Grammy Award Nominated Artist with a Message
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Dave Scher
Dave Scher, Musical Guest
World renown electric guitarist and singer
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Brushes with Cancer Honoree
Jason Dady
Chef Jason Dady
Brushes with Cancer Honoree
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Brushes with Cancer Speakers
Kim Kass
Kimberly Kass
Brushes with Cancer Southern Co-Chair
Andrea Reichl
Brushes with Cancer Southern Co-Chair
Photo of Jenna Benn Shersher
Jenna Benn Shersher
Twist Out Cancer Founder and CEO
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Featured Auction

Now Online!

The Brushes with Cancer Online Art Auction and Exhibition is now available online. Please note you do not need to be at the physical art exhibition in order to bid and purchase art outright!

Brushes with Cancer Southern Art Auction
Featured Program Alumni Artists
Perry Milou
Perry Milou
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Michael Leavy
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Ali Williams
Ali Williams
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The Team

Board Members

Jenna Benn Shersher- Founder, CEO and Board President

Andrew Edelston- Board Chair

Emma Peck Block- Secretary

Dr. Sharon Arffa- Executive Board Member

Dan Hadad-Aviad- Executive Board Member

August Spree- Executive Board Member

Joelle Goldman- Executive Board Member

Joshua Taustein- Executive Board Member

Stephanie Plein- Executive Board Member

Erin Green Johnson- Executive Board Member

Arlene Bonnet- Executive Board Member

Iris Marreck- Executive Board Member

Dr. Christian Squillante-Executive Board Member

Jon Goldberg- Executive Board Member

Howard Aaron-Executive Board Member

Jennifer L. Katz Margolis- Executive Board Member

Cynthia Beck- Executive Board Member

Danny Glick- Executive Board Member

Jacqueline Carmody- Advisory Board Member

Thomas Croce- Advisory Board Member

Gudrun Wu Synder- Advisory Board Member

Jeffrey Guerrero- Advisory Board Member

Dr. Martin Hogan- Advisory Board Member

Mardi Kaplan- Advisory Board Member

Kimberly Kass- Advisory Board Member

Anna Feneis- Advisory Board Member

Ella Hawk- Advisory Board Member

Kenny Lapins- Advisory Board Member

Kara Thomas- Advisory Board Member

Bari Murphy- Advisory Board Member

Shelby Zitelman- Advisory Board Member

Tanya Kertsman- Advisory Board Member






Jenna Benn Shersher, Founder and CEO

Amelia Hanrahan, COO

Joshua Taustein, Director of Marketing and Communications

August Spree, Director of Programming

Dr. Lauren Zaluda Rynar, Clinical Director

Jacqueline Carmody, Licensed Clinical Art Therapist

Lindsay Patton, Director of Digital Strategy

Jenna Koch, Director of Social Media

Cai Fasse, Intern


Host Committee

Twist Out Cancer acknowledges the dynamic Host Committee that works to make the program possible and the unique event a true celebration of life!

Kim Kass

Andrea Reichl

Amanda Walker

Jennifer Katz Margolis

Blake Waxler

Erin Greganti

Teri Kelly

Liefen Su-Hovd

Shelby Anderson

Amber Weber

Program Mentors

Twist Out Cancer acknowledges the caring and careful support that mentors provide to Artists and Inspirations.

Kim Kass

Andrea Reichl

Anna Feneis

Sharon Roesser

Lindsay Patton

Ellie Monieson

Mardi Kaplan

Jenna Koch

Suzanne Kfoury

Edith Salcedo-Mudroch