I completed this portrait last night to be included in an exhibit at Bennington College organized by the Kalopsia Project as part of their events surrounding World AIDs Day. From their site about this exhibit:
137 people contract HIV every day in the United States alone; by creating a visual of the daily impact of HIV and AIDS, Kalopsia hopes to promote awareness and empathy for a virus that still affects over 36 million people worldwide. Thus, along with generous assistance from artists from across the country, universities and galleries willing to host the exhibit, and a partnership with members of ACT UP, Kalopsia is looking to create 137 demographically representative portraits portraying those who have contracted the virus in 24 hours.
You can learn more about this project and their other projects here.
Calendars are the perfect way to get some affordable art into your daily art. I just created a 2015 Calendar in my RedBubble shop featuring a selection of pieces from my series, the moon is always female. You can order yourself one here.
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The Tacoma is for Lovers Artist Craft Fair hosted by King’s Books in Tacoma, Washington is just around the corner again and I was lucky enough to get to design the event poster again. I will also be a vendor both days selling original art, prints, note cards, softies, and comics.