Terri M. Wells, “Better Days Ahead,” watercolor and ink, 10 x 8 inches (sold)

Plein Air Austin is currently sponsoring a fundraiser specifically to aid the Rockport Center for the Arts, ground zero for Hurricane Harvey. The goal? To raise $10,000 through a special sale of 100 artworks for $100 each, with all proceeds benefitting the institution. Details here!

Although it started just a few days ago, there’s still time for you to help support the rebound efforts in Rockport, Texas, which took the worst of Hurricane Harvey. Artists of Plein Air Austin (PAA) have donated more than 150 works of original art, which are currently for sale for $100 each via an online sale and locally at Joel’s Coffee (Lakeline area). The PAA has scheduled a Facebook Live Event for Sunday, September 24, from 2-3:30 p.m. as well.

E. Melinda Morrison, “Resting Ballerina,” oil, 12 x 8 inches (sold)
Roy Smith, “Windswept Oaks,” oil, 9 x 12 inches (sold)
John Pototschnik, “For Sale — Slightly Used,” oil, 8 3/4 x 9 inches (sold)

Originally, the PAA had suggested their goal was $10,000 via 100 paintings. According to Alexis McCarthy, that goal was reached in three days and has since been expanded! While many of the works have been sold, there still remain some available through September 30.

Those interested can peruse paintings here or donate directly to the Rockport Center for the Arts here.

This article was featured in PleinAir Today, a weekly e-newsletter from PleinAir magazine. To start receiving PleinAir Today for free, click here.


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