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MEDIA RELEASE 23 October 2008

MFPA Christmas card range now being distributed throughout Australia
For over 50 years, the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists' Christmas cards have been sent to potential customers all around the globe.

In Australia, the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (MFPA) has been distributing its cards to millions of households every year since it was established in 1970.

This year's Christmas card range includes artworks from Australian mouth-painting artists Margaret Greig from New South Wales, Glenn Barnett from South Australia and the late Bruce Peardon from Queensland.

The range includes Christmas cards, wrapping paper, gift tags, bookmarks and a 2009 MFPA Art Calendar. These products can be ordered by contacting the MFPA on (02) 9698 3933 or visiting www.mfpa.com.au.

Founded in 1956 by a group of European artists, the MFPA is a self-help organisation which gives people with disabilities the opportunity to fulfil their creative ambitions while still maintaining financial independence by selectively selling their artworks.

The MFPA was established in Australia in 1971 and currently has 17 members around the country.

To become a student member an artist must qualify by painting using a brush held in either their mouth or foot, having lost the use of their hands through an illness or accident. Student members receive scholarships for art supplies and tuition. Once an artist becomes a full member or associate they are guaranteed a salary for life, even if they are unable to continue painting.

For further information on the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists contact MFPA on (02) 9698 3933 or visit www.mfpa.com.au.

Released for MFPA by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au)
For further information please call Anthia Crosby or Nicola Rutzou on (02) 9413 4244.

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