The loan from CERF really helped me get back on my feet at a time when I wasn't sure how I was even going to be able to buy groceries, let alone fund my artwork. Today, with CERF's help, and the help of many others along the way, I am back at work full-time, making art, and on the road to recovery financially.Sarah Hood, jeweler (Washington)
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CERF+ accomplishes its mission through direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance. CERF+ develops, promotes, and maintains resources for emergency readiness and recovery that benefit all artists. CERF+ also advocates, engages in research, and backs policy that supports craft artists' careers. CERF+ is working with partner organizations to build a better safety net for artists across the United States More on CERF+ >>
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Paint brushes and Acrylic paints (ocean blue, turqouise and white)CarvajalCity/Town:Brooklyn
The School by the Sea in Far Rockaway, NY is currently recovering from severe damages from Hurricane Sandy. Many of the students were with out power or heat for over two months and the school is still being run on a generator. The school is a block away from the beach and although the ocean created challenges, the students are resilient and ready to bounce back.
There is a 20 year old ocean mural in the audiotrium and was never finished. The walls have now been primed white and a brand new mural is ready for the kids to paint.
The objective of the ocean mural is to create a symbol of hope and resilience to the Rockaway community. The 6th and 7th grade art students are learning about realism to follow this lesson plan for the ocean themed mural. Ocean Lifeline is bringing in a world renowned guest muralist/artist to work with the kids on this project.
Here is a video of the talented kids and Art teacher: https://vimeo.com/60934057
Thank you so much for helping this mural turn into a dream project for the community and us all.
I have beads, mostly earthy stone, let me know what kind you use and I will send a selection.Available to Artists:With an EmergencyDesJardinsCity/Town:Mandeville
I have a lot of stone beads that are in the earthy range - jasper, amber. I have some to spare so give me an idea of what you use and I can send a selection.
12" Notebook ComputerAvailable to Artists:With an EmergencyNuttCity/Town:Kingston Springs
Averatec 3200 Series notebook computer-PC with Windows XP. .5 GB RAM, 71 GB hard drive, Mobile AMD Sempron Processor, DVD-RW Drive, USB, Wireless. This is a little old and will show its age if you are doing graphic-intensive work, but is OK for general business applications, presentations, etc. I will restore to original setup and can load with an web browser, Open Office, etc. if you wish before shipping.