Restoring Waters

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

Twenty-three local artists were selected by a jury process to create new or sell existing artwork for the Emma Norton Restoring Waters Call for Artists project. Emma Norton Services provides transformational housing and growth for women and families on their journey of recovery. Restoring Waters will provide supportive housing to 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: Best efforts will be taken to offer these opportunities to at least 50% BIPOC/LGBTQIA and other under-represented artists.

Emma Norton Services purchased approximately 80 medium size works @ $300 each (predominantly 2-D and hanging sculptures). Restoring Waters is being built through a trauma-informed lens and Emma Norton was seeking artwork that will promote healing and empowerment, while also helping residents feel safe and supported.  The works will belong to the new Restoring Waters residents for their new apartments. There may also be opportunities to create or sell larger works for common spaces. 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.

Restoring Waters 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, 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 and 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: Join this project if you want to really demonstrate how Art Can Change the World!

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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