INAUGURAL FINE ART SHOW DEBUTS NOVEMBER 2-3
PALM BEACH COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER
Charity partners are Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, Armory Art Center and Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
(West Palm Beach, FL) – In 2018, Ingrid Robinson launched Artists & Charities Hand in Hand with a small art exhibition and sale as a way to help raise funds for the Constance & David Blacher Children’s Special Needs Program. The show was a success, so Robinson took it a step further and organized a second show at the Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club, this time benefitting the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.
The two events were so successful that for her third charitable art show, Robinson has decided to triple the size, triple the impact, and triple the number of beneficiaries, as the organization debuts its inaugural fine art event:
Artists & Charities
Hand in Hand Fine Art Show
Palm Beach County Convention Center
Sat. & Sun., November 2-3, 2019 | 11:00AM – 5:00PM
“Our mission is to partner worthwhile charities with talented artists to collectively share the joy of art and culture with as many people as we can,” said Robinson. “Let’s face it – a lot of artists struggle to earn a living even though they have such incredible talent; and so many nonprofits are in need of important funds to continue their mission in the community. So, if this event can help both groups achieve some of those goals, I’d say it’s a grand slam home run.”
The weekend art show and fundraiser has now confirmed more than 80 fine artists from across the U.S. showcasing their works in photography, paintings, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry and more. In addition, Manuel Oliver, father of Parkland student Joaquin Oliver, will be on hand to do a live demonstration of his passionate painting during Saturday’s exhibition hours.
Best of all, 20% of all art sales will be donated to the participating charities, all based in West Palm Beach: Armory Art Center, Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, and Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. Though admission is free, a suggested contribution of $10 per person for admission will also be distributed evenly among the three beneficiaries. Those who can contribute will receive a special swag bag.
About Ingrid Robinson, Founder, Artists & Charities Hand in Hand:
When Ingrid Robinson heard the news of the sudden death of her only child, Michelle, she fell into a terrible depression. During this dark and mournful period, Ingrid fell victim to a financial fraud, which ultimately caused her to lose her home of 40 years and nearly everything she had. In search of a new life, Ingrid left California and moved to Florida with not much more than her two little dogs. Her tiny apartment in Florida happened to be a part of a community which had an art room in the clubhouse.
At the tender age of 71, Ingrid started painting to fight through her severe depression. Her charming oil paintings gained popularity and it wasn’t long until she was commissioned to create 20 works for a gallery in Delray Beach.
In 2018, Ingrid launched Artists and Charities as a way to help artists showcase and sell their work in a professional fine art show setting, partnering with nonprofits in the community in support of their important work. The organization was founded with her daughter in mind, as Ingrid wanted to ‘shine a light’ on the many positive ways art can help people truly heal.
Happening the first weekend of November 2019, Artists and Charities will debut its inaugural Hand in Hand Fine Art Show at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, with 100 artists participating from around the nation.
For more information please visit Artists and Charities
Armory Art Center
Housed in a historic art deco building at 811 Park Place in West Palm Beach, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 12 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. For more information, call 561.832.1776 or visit www.armoryart.org.
Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, Inc.
Founded in 1993, the mission of the School of the Arts Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization, is to enhance the art and academic programs at the internationally recognized Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Funds raised by the Foundation provide for curriculum enhancements that cannot be funded through the School District.
The Dreyfoos School of the Arts is able to provide its advanced level of academics and unique artistic opportunities only by supplementing the school’s budget with private funds. These funds come from individuals, foundations and community business leaders who realize that sound financial investments should be made in public schools such as the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, where high returns are generated for Palm Beach County as a whole.
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
The mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches, Incorporated is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals. The nonprofit organization’s vision is to create a community where 100 percent of the adoptable animals find loving homes and no animals will be euthanized because of pet overpopulation. Located at 3100/3200 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach, the League can be contacted at 561.686.3663 or www.peggyadams.org.
Top 3 Images (left to right):
-Allen Benowitz (Miami), Double Mimes, photograph, 2015
-Laurie Walker (Illinois), Warrior, acrylic on canvas, 18″x24″, 2017
-Lenore Robins (Florida), Power of One, Variation #5”, 24” by 32”, acrylics and resin on wood, 2018
Bottom 3 Images (left to right):