Take a look at Mr. Koll's article: Don't Quit Your Day Job; thank you Mr. Koll for speaking out. Does this ring true to your experience? Don't worry, you don't have to start planning a voyage to Denmark or Ireland. While Mr. Koll speaks to one common reality of the American artist, here at Generous Art we are advocating for a solution that is all inclusive.
On September 26th, we held our annual fall gala Beautiful Giving at Penn Field and a great time was had by all. The show featured 29 fine art works by 23 of our Generous Artists, and we gathered together to celebrate the Austin arts and nonprofits that help enrich and support our community.
And the Yellow Dot Artist of the evening was Katie Rose Pipkin. Her piece got the most Yellow Dot votes, and we will send her nonprofit of choice, Fusebox Festival, a $50 donation in her name.
Stream Realty and ThinkStreet were our generous hosts, providing the beautiful space at Penn Field. Individual sponsorship was kindly donated by Frank and Judith Gordon.
Generous Art would also like to thank Deep Eddy Vodka for sharing libations, Roxy Roca for performing, ElevenLofts for promotion, Eunice Garza for catering at the opening event using produce donated by Tecolote farms with additional catering by the always delicious Texas French Bread, who also provided catering for the preview lunch and learn for Penn Field tenants on September 17th. Our show generated buzz: We were also invited to present a preview to Stream Realty’s September Lunch and Learn meeting, where we were able to present the mission of Generous Art to their panel of Property Managers, who oversee some of Austin’s finest properties.
Missed the show? You can still view the show catalog online and purchase work through the month of October.
The show helped to introduce a new era for Generous Art. Since 2011, our mission has helped to generate over $18,000 to area charities and has provided an avenue for artists to also be philanthropists. We are an effective and free fundraising tool, and we’re challenging how art is sold in Austin, TX. It feels good to do good, and we’re feeling great! We’ve grown our partner nonprofits to a list of 60 participants and proudly represent a diverse body of work from 34 talented Austin artists. Now, we are relaunching Generous Art as a nonprofit so we can be better positioned to do even more.
Want to be part of the cause? We totally get that. Artists, nonprofits and partner sponsors can join up with Generous Art online here.
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Generous Art is excited to present our first in a series of videos about our artists' process. Eleanor Droll is a printmaker. She does etchings, linotypes, and monoprints, which all follow the drawing process.
Get an inside look at her creativity and hands at work. Filmed by Marche Howell.
And then come see her finished prints in person at her studio sale closing at Texas French Bread Sunday February 10 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Address is 2900 Rio Grande.
We just keep on going here at Generous Art. Take a look at Generous Artist Judith Simonds (left) passing on a donation to KLRU's Betsy Gerdeman (right). What a great way to kick off the New Year!
I recently had the pleasure of handing off a donation to Communities in Schools accompanied by Generous Artist Virginia Fleck. This was the final donation made for the sale of her Thrill Mandala. We are all thrilled (pun intended) to see this good deed completed! Now, if only our buyer was present to complete this amazing photograph.
Here she is again presenting a donation to Project Transitions Executive Director Josh Allen. Project Transitions provides hospice, housing, and support for people living with HIV/AIDS. The money for this donation came from the sale of Eleanors work Cross Angle Pic II at her studio sale at Texas French Bread. Take a look at the work that made this all happen!
Could this picture be more perfect? Jennifer Chenoweth and her children Wallace and Roland present a donation to the Austin Children's Museum. Generous Art is really making a difference this holiday season thanks to all of our buyers and supporters!
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What a blessing to deliver smiles to those who truly deserve it! Above, Generous Artist Eleanor Droll presents a donation from the sale of her artwork to David Winship, Executive Director of the Cancer Connection. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing our artists benefit from the sale of their work but also to see their satisfaction in knowing that a part of it went back to bettering our community. Here, Eleanor experiences that firsthand! Her artwork is currently showing in her studio sale at Texas French Bread on the corner of 29th and Rio Grande. Drop by to see the work through February 11, and don't miss out on the closing reception for this show February 10 from 3-5pm!
A round of applause goes out to five of our Generous Artists for being selected as finalists for this year's Austin Visual Arts Awards by the Austin Visual Arts Association. Their nominations are as follows:
Caroline Wright (Artist of the Year: 2D)
Carol Hayman (Artist of the Year: Photography and Printmaking)
Eleanor Droll (Artist of the Year: Photography and Printmaking)
Katie Rose Pipkin (Artist of the Year: Early Career)
John Christensen (Collectors Circle Award)
Read about the awards and finalists in CultureMap's article by Michael Graupmann.
Congratulations again artists, and good luck!
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