Art for the Family Shelter
As you all hopefully know, we have been working on the family shelter project, with MUCH HELP from many, many, many of you. Thank you all so much. Besides all of you who donated funds, there have been so many smaller artists/makers that have been so lovely (and quick!) to donate their artwork. My friend, Danielle of the Jealous Curator and Great.ly reached out about art, and then contacted some of her artist friends to see if they would be interested in donating a print for the project.
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She had an amazing response and so we wanted to share some of our favorite pieces from those that have donated. Thank you guys, we cannot wait to start curating gallery walls with your awesome work.
For the shelter we wanted images that were happy and inspiring. The space is HUGE (16K square feet) so we need to fill these walls and not with generic diptics from a big box store. We will have a lot of photos of the success stories (families that have moved on to homes of their own) but the power of artwork is undeniable so having artists donate their work to the space is invaluable. Also for most of these we are using prints, not originals, so if there is something you love you might be able to buy the print OR the original if it’s not sold already.
Kelly Ventura – How happy would these be in the dining room or the kids snack area?
Jessica Brilli Beautiful paintings of simple objects. Not sure which ones we are getting for the shelter, but they are cool and weird – maybe for the bedroom?
Kiana Mosley Watercolor + flowers = hand-made joy.
Leah Giberson I’ve loved her work for a long time – so simple and such pretty light on those paintings.
Lisa Congdon– Lisa, you and your wonderful, joyful style is effervescent.
Lola Donoghue Ridiculous. I would love to own that bottom left one as an original in my house.
Lisa Golightly. Ugh. I love Lisa’s work. I bought an original from her 3 years ago and I still LOVE it. Also she’s from Portland so that’s awesome.
Marta Spendowska – Pretty, fluid and just generally wonderful.
Trey Speegle – Inspirational AND playful. Nice job, Trey.
Hagar Vardimon-van Heummen – I also have an original of her work and love the weird images she uses to hand embroider over, so cool.
We also have a very fun community art project happening in a few week in collaboration with the awesome team at Crafting Community. Sometimes I just want to quit my job and work for them. It’s such a wonderful place full of incredible people who make working and playing with family a HUGE priority. Stay tuned for those details (and a call for help … potentially).
Thank you, everyone, who donated and all you artists who are willing to donate your hard work (including the cost of printing and shipping) to the cause. I promise the family shelter will be a happier place because of it. Thank you.