Artist Collective gives to charities
Since its founding in 2010, the Charleston Artist Collective has given 15 percent of its monthly website sales to local charities. In addition, the artists have donated numerous paintings to help raise money for organizations. The collective announces that total contributions have recently surpassed $45,000.
The Charleston Artist Collective is an innovative on-line gallery, a virtual artistic space that promotes talented local artists, and gives collectors access to affordable art. The collective features a new themed collection of original paintings each month. The fundraising mechanism for supporting local charities is simple: Each month when the new collection of original paintings is released on-line, the website, www.charlestonartistcollective.org, announces which non-profit has been selected for that month. As sales transpire, the amount of money raised is tallied in the top right corner of the site.
Non-profits supported thus far include: Enough Pie, Charleston Moves, Camp Good Times, The Center for Women, Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Carolina Youth Development Center, Carolina Studios, Lowcountry Orphan Relief, Yo Art Project, Operation Home, Camp Happy Days, Lowcountry Open Land Trust, My Sister’s House and Share Our Susie, among others.
The collective’s artists are: Anne Darby Parker, Ann Keane, Dee Schenck Rhodes, Lynne Hamontree, Mary Hoffman, Whitney Kreb, Slava Roubonov, James “Squeakie” Stone, Susie Callahan and Marston Collins. All of these artists are life-long creators and perpetual students who enjoy being part of a group of artists and the challenge and inspiration of the monthly themes.
“The Charleston Artist Collective is designed to make the work of these artists available for viewing and purchase by a world-wide audience,” added Williamson. We’ve attracted a wonderful group of collectors — some experienced, some new to collecting art.”
The original works are various sizes and mediums and they are sold unframed. They start at $75 and up. In addition to the monthly themed Collections, there are collective shows from time to time that feature a wide variety of work.
For more information on The Charleston Artist Collective,
please contact Allison Williamson at email@example.com.