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Safety Harbor’s Syd Entel Galleries is giving away a painting

Artist Maya Eventov donated a painting to the gallery to be given to a first responder of the coronavirus pandemic.

Maya Eventov wanted to thank the community’s healthcare professionals working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

So the international painter created a 16- by 16-inch, three-dimensional, palette knife acrylic painting valued at $1,500 and donated it to Syd Entel Galleries, who framed the piece, with the idea to give it away to “a COVID-19 hero.”

Know someone who deserves it? Submit the name of any doctor, nurse, first responder, EMT, or healthcare provider who has been on the front lines of the pandemic, as well as their email, phone number and a brief description of the person, to or

Names will be accepted through Aug. 3 and the drawing happens Aug. 4.

The gallery is showing an exhibition of Eventov’s work through the end of August. The gallery is open from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at 247 Main St., Safety Harbor.

“During this difficult time for our communities and for the world at large, I would like to give back as a thank you for the efforts of our dedicated caregivers, nurses, doctors, first responders, EMTs and other healthcare providers,” Eventov said in the news release announcing the drawing. “They work so tirelessly to help all of those suffering with COVID-19 and it’s my hope that my painting will show them just how much they are appreciated. Beauty and nature will always prevail.”