Statement of Purpose

What Is The Salt Queen Foundation?

The Salt Queen Foundation was officially created in New York City, in the year 2002 by its founder Bettina Werner, born in Milan, Italy in 1965, recently becoming also an American Citizen.
The Salt Queen Foundation is a non-profit educational institution, tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to The Salt Queen Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

What is the mission of The Foundation?

The Salt Queen Foundation is dedicated to support, conserve, and protect the artistic, cultural and intellectual invention of art created with textured, colorized salt developed in the early 1980s by the International acclaimed artist Bettina Werner. The Salt Queen Foundation will endeavor to promote education of the value and importance of salt in the history of humanity, and will seek to promote the recognition and appreciation of this new salt art, as well as to encourage the profound and often unquantifiable values utilized by other artists working with innovative artistic techniques and extraordinary media, celebrating freedom of imagination, wisdom, knowledge and expression. read more

The title "Queen of Salt" refers to Bettina Werner's faithful devotion as the first artist to exclusively utilize salt in the history of Art as an artistic medium. read more


20th anniversary
of creating with salt

a Music Competition

7 WORLD TRADE CENTER, NYCSalt Rises Above The Sky - 25 Years of Unique Salt Artworks by theInternationally Acclaimed Artist
The artist in front of "Salt More Precious Than Gold" painting created with
textured colorized salt technique invented by Bettina Werner in the early 1980's.
Courtesy The Salt Queen Foundation, New York
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