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Art to Change the World’s Maker Space Project is Partnering   with Emma Norton Services for

Heart + Home: Artwork that Heals

Twenty-three local artists were selected by a jury process to create new or sell existing artwork for Emma Norton’s Restoring Waters Call for Artists project. Emma Norton provides transformational housing and growth to women and families on their journey of recovery. Restoring Waters will provide supportive housing to 60+ individuals and small families who have often experienced homelessness and trauma, and who have a mental health diagnosis, chemical dependency and/or other chronic health condition or disability.  Read More: Almost 50% of the artists selected are LGBTQIA/BIPOC or other under-represented artists, including four current or former residents of Emma Norton.

Emma Norton Services is purchasing approximately 80 medium size works @ $300 each (predominantly 2-D and hanging sculptures) so that each resident moving in will be able to choose a piece of original local art for their new apartment. Restoring Waters is being built through a trauma-informed lens and Emma Norton sought artwork that will promote healing and empowerment, while also helping residents feel safe and supported. Click here to read what the residents were dreaming of in a pre-project resident survey: The works will belong to the new Restoring Waters residents and may be utilized in some common areas as well. In addition to creating artwork for residents, another objective is to create community among the residents and staff of Emma Norton and the ACW artists for further collaboration in the new space, including art classes in the new art room on site.

Restoring Waters Heart + Home: Artwork that Heals Artists:
Lori Blanchard, Carmen Gutierrez-Bolger, Madeline (Lin) Boemer , Lynnette K. Black, Barbara Bridges, Sam Connaire, Kat Corrigan, Kelly Frankenberg, Rebecca Froehlich, Toni Gallo, S Robin Getsug, SAM Greene, Mindy Johnson,  Anna Karena, Natalie McGuire, Cynthia Mauleon, Layl McDill, Kim Anne Reedich, Samantha St. John, Jennifer A. Schultz, Lucienne Schroepfer, Sadie Ward, and Briauna Williams.        Meet The 2024 Artists 

Basics:  Two parts to our project.

  1. High quality, professionally presented artworks created. Applications manager, Layl McDill, has offered to help with framing, application prep.
  2. (Optional) Artists have the opportunity to help create and supply an art room and commit to teach ONE 2 hour class in each two-month cycle of weekly art classes. $200 stipend. Training Provided.

Read about the Maker Space Project: 

Applications closed.  Sign up for the Newsletter to hear about our next Call.

Contact Project Manager Barbara Bridges if you have questions about the project