On Friday I got an email from St. Stephen's Church that puts on the St. Stephen's Art Show in Miami calling for help in boarding up the church to get ready for Hurricane Irma. For some reason this really hit me since I obviously couldn't do anything from Minnesota but I really wished I could help all the artists that are going to be or have already been effected by the terrible hurricanes this year. I had planned to donate to the artist relief funds but when I thought about how I was going to be having perfect weather for this weekend's art fair I thought I would do my best to share that positive weather karma.
I decided to donate 25% of my sales from my show in Northfield MN to artists hit by the hurricanes. I'm happy to say I had a record breaking show for this little show. I plan to donate half to the fund Connie mentioned last week: Jerry's Artarama's fund: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054faaa629a3f49-jerrys
I would like to donate the other half to a fund in Florida. If anyone knows of any please let me know.
I hope that everyone is safe down there and that everyone gets the help they need to recover fully from these devastating storms. I've only been doing Florida shows the last few years but I feel like I already know and love the area. I also know that as an artist it is hard enough to do what we do and having this kind of destruction take over your life has got to be immensely challenging. I am glad there are good organizations out there helping our artists. Thank you so much to the people doing this amazing work!
And know we are all thinking of you all down there!