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Grace Goad's Art Finds Joy in the Abstract April 28, 2016 18:33 1 Comment

You learned about Grace Goad, an artist living with autism, and her mother, Leisa Hammett, in the first part of our artist spotlight. Now, learn more about Grace's art and what it brings to her life.

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Why ArtLifting? A Platform For Social Good Through Art & Opportunity April 26, 2016 12:40

Art serves as an invitation for interaction, communication, and understanding—as a way to combat stigmas and share talent with the world. Your purchase supports a platform for artists who are homeless or disabled to secure income and garner positivity from the celebration of their artwork. Join the movement. Buy art that counts.

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Abstract Art, Autism, and Beauty: An April Spotlight on Grace Goad and Leisa Hammett April 22, 2016 21:52 1 Comment

Grace Goad began experimenting with color and composition when she was four years old. By age six, she was exhibiting her art and sold her first piece just two years later. Her stunning artwork—a plethora of tints, tones, and hues that display a natural affinity for color combination and arrangement—is promoted by her staunchest advocate: Leisa Hammett, Grace’s mother.

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Fine Lines and Fine Art in Black & White: A Journey Through Scott Benner's Iterative Creative Process April 13, 2016 15:17 6 Comments

Scott Benner began his relationship with art at a young age, doodling on graph paper left around the house by his father. After four decades of practice, patience, and perseverance, Scott decided to share his portfolio with ArtLifting. Now, he's providing insight into his creative process for all to see.

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The Boston Celtics Join the #MakeYourWallsCount Movement and Lift Art in support of ArtLifting Artists Nationwide March 4, 2016 10:49

First the New England Patriots LIFTED ART and now our favorite guys in green, The Boston Celtics, joined the #MakeYourWallsCount movement!

This week, the players, coaches, and announcers of Boston’s beloved basketball team literally LIFTED ART to raise awareness of ArtLifting’s mission. Thru the sale of their artwork, ArtLifting empowers local artists struggling with homelessness or living with disabilities, helping them find housing and jobs.

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New Year, New Artist New Hope January 8, 2016 15:06 2 Comments

One of the new artists we have welcomed into the family is Terri Renner of Oceanside CA. I was personally drawn to Terri’s work due to the dynamic nature of her paintings as well as my own personal connection to her artist story. Terri lives with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and since losing the mobility of her right hand  has begun painting with her non-dominant hand.

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12 Days of Giving: Day 12 Eric Lewis Basher December 12, 2015 11:07

Lewis has a special relationship with art. He shares, “Art is the first thing I’ve felt comfortable with for years. It allows me to express my thoughts in a much better way than standing on the corner turning in circles and screaming.

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12 Days of Giving: Day 9: Tierza December 9, 2015 10:20

Tierza was raised in a small village in Michigan and uses art as a way to escape the fear and chaos around her. Battling Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Tierza says she feels compelled to put beauty where there is none in her personal life.

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12 Days of Giving: Day 8 Andrew Weatherly December 8, 2015 09:29 1 Comment

Warm, insightful, intuitive and caring; Andrew Weatherly of Bergen County, NJ has brought all of these heartfelt qualities together, expressing and sharing the innermost thoughts of a profoundly perceptive young man.

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12 Days of Giving: Day 6 Laurie Kammer December 6, 2015 08:00

So, a little about the incredibly talented Laurie. After falling from a tree in 2011 and suffering from a T-10 spinal chord injury, Laurie Kammer has used art to get herself back on her feet.  She now works with the RiseUp Gallery, an adaptive art studio in Miami that provides art workshops for newly injured patients living with a variety of ailments. 

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12 Days of Giving, Day 3: Dhyana H.J.F. December 3, 2015 13:56

Mission Winter by Dhyana H.J.F.

 

Dhyana started making art after she faced employment discrimination due to her disabilities. She found that art provided an accidental distraction and outlet for her stress. She says, "It makes me feel productive, proud, and confident again. Art has become my lifeline

 

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Giving Thanks November 25, 2015 13:52

Thanksgiving is about being thankful and appreciating all we have. Regardless of what commercials and Black Friday tries to thrust upon us, this day and this weekend is truly a time for family and reflection.

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Art: A Breath of Fresh Air November 18, 2015 12:18

Life can be challenging, exciting and stressful, but at the end of the day we can all breathe a little easier. Taking a deep breath centers us and focuses our energy. It can relax us and help us think better. For Allen Chamberland, a deep breath isn’t always the best avenue for focus, or even really an option. Allen uses art and the creative process to focus himself.

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One Artist's Unique Vision November 6, 2015 10:24 2 Comments

Lori-Anne Faye is a visually impaired photographer. No you did not read that wrong. When Lori-Anne was told that she would lose her vision due to her degenerative eye condition, fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, her only response was “I will be a photographer.” Seeing the world is a beautiful thing, but to an artist, seeing the world is everything. What does it mean to have that vision blurred, distorted and wiped away? What would you see and what story would you want to tell?

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ArtLifting and Microsoft Connect October 22, 2015 13:23

On Monday, October 11th, Microsoft celebrated the grand opening of its new community space at 680 Folsom in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood. To adorn the space’s blank walls, Microsoft turned to ArtLifting, purchasing seven original artworks from four different ArtLifting artists, including local San Francisco artists Eric Lewis Basher and Shannon R.

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