A number of organizations are working to provide help for the artists who lost their studios, art supplies, or artwork in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Find out how you can receive or provide help.
Artist John Stobart, author of this popular book on outdoor painting, was honored at the Artists’ Fellowship’s 152nd-Anniversary Celebration Honors, along with the Stobart Foundation. For more information, visit www.stobart.com.
The Craft Emergency Relief Fund Artists’ Emergency Resources (CERF+) is an organization that assists artists who have had career-threatening emergencies. The group’s website offers artists an opportunity to post their needs or to determine how they can help others who have suffered losses. After logging into the website, artists can identify the type of service they need or can make available, and provide the state in which they live. For more information, visit http://exchange.craftemergency.org.
“The Grand Bankers,” by John Stobart, c. 1955, oil, 24 x 36 in.
Artists’ Fellowship Inc. is a New York-based charitable foundation that assists professional fine artists and their families in times of emergency, disability, and bereavement. Assistance is given without expectation of repayment, and one does not need to be a member of the Artists’ Fellowship to receive assistance. To make a contribution to this important relief organization, or to apply for help, visit the organization’s website at www.artistsfellowship.org.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation was established in 1985 for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance to individual visual artists of established ability through the generosity of the late Lee Krasner, a leading abstract expressionist painters and the widow of Jackson Pollock. The foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal, or both. Applications can be made throughout the year for grants that are intended for a one-year period of time. For more information, visit www.pkf.org.