People all over the world have had some beautifully creative ways to fundraise for Razom’s Emergency Response Project and we are truly awed and inspired by their support. The latest independent initiative comes from a group of arts professionals who’ve launched ART FOR UKRAINE, an online benefit art sale of contemporary works where 100% of proceeds from the sales will be donated to Razom. Natasha Schlesinger (ArtMuse and Space2Curate) together with arts professionals Yulia Dultsina (Cultural Producer), Leily Soleimani (Independent Arts PR), and Terry Zucker (Art & Design Consultant) have created a platform for artists to generously donate their work and bring the power of the arts community to help raise essential funds for our critical response.
“We are shocked and appalled at what is happening in Ukraine, and could not sit by on the sidelines,” said Natasha Schlesinger, Founder of ArtMuse. “As arts professionals we were compelled to engage in the way we know best, by reaching out to our artist and gallery friends.”
Artworks for sale include pieces by Alexandre Arrechea, Chellis Baird, Christopher Boffoli, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Norbert Brunner, Tom Burckhardt, Stanley Casselman, Andrew Casto, Peter Dayton, Marc Dennis, Jonny Detiger, Susan Dory, Nevil Dwek, Adriana Echavarria, Damian Elwes, Zaria Forman, Josh Friedman, Nir Hod, Catherine Howe, Roxanne Jackson, KACE. (Stanley Casselman and Naeem Khan), Kim Keever, Gene Kiegel, Wole Lagunju, Heidi Lanino, Wheaton Mahoney, Yassi Mazandi, Tatyana Murray, Jen Ray, Samantha Rosenwald, Analia Saban, Suzanne Scott, Shura Skaya, Katrín Sigurdardóttir, David Smalling, Julia Santos Solomon, Boris Torres, Pedro Tyler, Thomas Witte, among others. Artists are continuing to join the initiative on a rolling basis with the sale being updated regularly.
We are grateful for this platform, for the artists donating their works, and for those acquiring them. You all continue to put meaning into what the word “razom” stands for, “together” for Ukraine.
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Jen Ray, Yellow Rose, 2018, watercolor on paper. 15 x 7 inches. Courtesy of the artist.