Restoring Waters

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Art to Change the World’s Maker Space Project is Partnering
with Emma Norton Services
for new Heart + Home: Artwork that Heals project.

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:

Emma Norton Services has purchased approximately 90 medium sized works @ $300 each  so that each resident moving in will be able to choose a piece of original local art for their new apartment. Restoring Waters was built through a trauma-informed lens and Emma Norton sought artwork that promotes 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 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 

The Art Room!!!

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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.

Norton’s Alex Dalbey-Thomas  Shares:Access to nature is a vital part of trauma-informed care, and recovering from trauma. The cultural move to prioritize access to nature for people in recovery is social justice!”

  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


Jacki:  OMG . I am so IN LOVE with EVERY PIECE IN THIS ROOM! ugh!!!! B E A U T I F U L !   I hope Staff get in on this and can choose a piece-if not, that’s fine but O M G! i LOVE THIS ROOM AND EVERY PIECE HERE​   THANK YOU ACW 

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