Art For Well Beings (Palo Alto, CA)


  • Name:Ms. Judy Gittelsohn

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Art For Well Beings
  • Address:2460 Park Blvd # 3
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:650 776 8297
  • Main fax:650 327 3179

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:650 561 3499

User Web and Email


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  • Mission:
  • Art for Well Beings (AFWB) is a studio in Palo Alto that provides a lively and

    original approach to painting. The studio provides a safe place for the creation,

    appreciation, and exhibition of painting and welcomes nonconformists and

    those who celebrate their quirks. AWFB fosters an inclusive community and

    encourages open communication and teaching whereby each artist can discover

    an individual approach.

  • Overview:
  • Art For Well Beings is a studio in Palo Alto that provides a lively and original approach to painting for people with special needs. Based on the notion that all individuals have the potential to contribute through their art-making, founder/director/painter Judy Gittelsohn guides participants in playful yet rigorous art exercises.

    Through a foundation of positive routines, students paint together as they are exposed to art history, painting materials, and techniques in a safe and engaging environment. Each student is challenged to discover an individual approach. Every painting and painter is celebrated.

  • History:
  • Art For Well Beings (AFWB) began as an organization without walls in 2006 working in organizations and offering art experiences to a range of individuals. 2007, director Judy Gittelsohn opened a studio in Palo Alto. In 2009 Art For Well Beings relocated in the current site of 2460 Park Blvd. # 3, Palo Alto, CA. Art For Well Beings hosts continuing group classes, private classes and individuals attend open studio time. AFWB specializes in serving people with developmental disabilities, special needs and their friends.

    Currently Art For Well Beings serves more than 50 people who come weekly to paint. In 2010 AFWB created three artists books and more are being produced now.

  • Year established:2007
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:1
  • Advisory board size:10
  • Staff size:2

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Judy Gittelsohn, director, artist 2007 Palo Alto

    Below are advisors not board members. Art For Well Beings is fiscally sponsored and not a non-profit.
    Greg Gatwood
    Paula Sandas
    Paul Krauss
    Mike Lark
    Michael Gittelsohn
    Jocelyn Alexander
    Deborah Szecesi
    Amanda Sherlock
    Glenn Lyons

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Judy Gittelsohn, director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Judy Gittelsohn, executive director, 2007
    Nadine Zellner, teacher 2012


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:None
  • IRS Section:Unknown
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:11-3451703

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:113451703
  • Organization Name:FRACTURED ATLAS INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:248 W 35TH STREET 10TH FLOOR
  • Organization City:NEW YORK
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:10001-2505
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:October, 1998
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):995, 092, 090
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code, Literary activities, Cultural performances
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:August, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:August
  • NTEE Code:A65
  • Asset Amount:$9,101,801
  • Asset Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$23,715,902
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$22,156,629
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 9:53:51 am

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