CERF+ Artist Preparedness Campaign

Disasters don't always have names...an electrical fire or a burst pipe can be as damaging to an artist's business property and career as a wildfire, a flood or a hurricane!


To underscore the importance of preparedness, CERF+ has launched an awareness ad campaign featuring before and after images provided by artists who have been through disasters.

The first five ads feature Vermont potter Karen Karnes (fire); Texas metalsmith Diane Falkenhagen (hurricane); New Hampshire furniture maker Jon Brooks (fire); Oregon potter Hiroshi Ogawa (fire); and Nashville painter and sculptor Rusty Wolfe (flood).

We invite publications, organizations, and artists to join us in this effort by running these ads in their publications and web sites when space is available, and by linking to our online resources. Go to Press Room for our downloadable ads (for print and electronic formats).