BENEFITING: DUTCHESS COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL INC
Through this site, I am asking you to help me create an ART REPOSITORY- a place where the work of Senior artists can be cleanly and securely stored, in a climate-safe location; viewed and purchased upon request, and be available as a teaching and exploratory lesson for future artists, visitors, and friends.
I am 84 years old, a retired elementary school art teacher, and I am still creating artwork and exhibiting locally and regionally. I occupy a home in a suburban residential area that, like most ordinary 50 year old wood frame structures, needs regular routine care and maintenance, and this is becoming too difficult for me to keep up with myself.
I want to move into a retirement community, to eliminate the amount of time and energy needed to fulfill the constant needs of the house- but before I can do this, I need to find a home for my collection of over 300 of my own paintings, stored in my basement- but I have nowhere to donate them, and no credible suggestions on how to offer them to an existing organization or institution.
I need a way to have my 300 paintings properly cared for, into the future, but also be available for viewing and appreciation by the local community. I am not the only one with this need- just within my own region of the mid-Hudson Valley of New York State, there are others in this same situation.
CAN YOU HELP ME? Your donations will allow the creation of an ART REPOSITORY, where original artwork by Senior artists will be available to be seen- inspiring others, promoting local tourism and economic boosting of the local area, serving as a record of the local varied and representative artistic styles, and providing help for the other artists who are aging, and have this same need, after I am gone.
PLEASE CONTRIBUTE, AND PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS WORTHY PROJECT.
For more information, and to see examples of my work, go to my website:http://karljvolkstudios.yolasite.com/