Friends & Advocates,
Thanks to your amazing support we’ve made some incredible strides in 2012 (see below). As the year draws to a close we ask you to please consider making a tax deductible contribution to Rise Up so we may continue our mission of helping people with disabilities.
Here is how your donations help:
$25 - Assist in the purchase of paint for an adaptive art workshop
$50 - Buy a canvas and additional supplies for an adaptive art workshop
$100 - Pay one of our instructors to teach an adaptive art workshop
$250 - Support the “artist in residency” program funding an opportunity for one of our disabled artists to live/work in Miami for one month
$500 - Help provide R ise Up Gallery with an exhibition space to showcase the work of artists with disabilities and offer adaptive art workshops to the community
RISE UP GALLERY GRAND OPENING FRIDAY, JANUARY 18th (7-11pm):
Come celebrate the opening of our new gallery space located in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. We will be hosting a wine reception complete with DJ and Live Music Performances. Check out our latest pieces, meet our artists, and enjoy a wonderful evening with other Rise Up supporters.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18th (7-11pm)
Rise Up Gallery – Wynwood Arts District
187 NW 27th St, Suite CU1
Miami, FL 33127
MIAMI 5K/HALF-MARATHON/MARATHON (Sat/Sun, Januray 26th-27th, 2013):
Rise Up Gallery is looking for SPONSORS and RUNNERS to participate in the upcoming Miami ING Marathon Fundraising Event. Rise Up will pay registration fees for all participants and various levels of sponsorship packages are available. Enjoy a run for those who can’t. Wanna be part of our team? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MORE EXCITING NEWS FROM 2012
REEVE GRANT AWARD, JUNE 2012
Rise Up Gallery was awarded $6000 from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. This quality of life grant has been instrumental in supporting our Adaptive Art Workshops with materials and art supplies for artists with disabilities. A BIG Thank You to the good folks at The Reeve Foundation who have helped Rise Up Gallery become reality.
ART WORKSHOP AT PUSH TO WALK SUMMER CAMP, JULY 2012:
This summer, Rise Up Gallery artist, Laurie Kammer, led the Adaptive Art Workshop at the Push To Walk Summer Camp. It was an awesome day. Participants received hands-on guidance and exposure to different adaptive art materials and the chance to experience creativity for themselves.
MIAMI-DADE CULTURAL GRANT AWARD:
First time recipient, Rise Up Gallery, was awarded $3700 from Miami-Dade County. This grant supports an integral part in the launch of the new Rise Up Gallery location in Wynwood Arts District by contributing monies toward exhibition space. We are so happy about this because it paves the way for future support from the city of Miami.
2012 ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH, DECEMBER 6-9:
With great speed and tremendous help from our amazing volunteers, Rise Up Gallery opened its doors just in time for a “soft” opening during Art Basel, one of the most prestigious and explosive art festivals in the world. It was an exciting few days with artists and art buyers in town from all over the globe. Well over 1000 visitors in 72 hours came through our doors, so were able to spread word about our organization. Thank you to everybody who helped make it a success.
EXHIBIT WITH ST-ART @ PROJECTIVE SPACE, NYC:
Rise Up Gallery partnered with ST-Art for a 6 week long exhibit at Projective Space in New York City. The event ran from Sept 12 – Nov 1. Many thanks to Ajanta for getting us involved and curating a fantastic show.
EXHIBIT WITH JC PROARTS @ TENMARC, JERSEY CITY:
Rise Up Gallery was featured in this years Jersey City ProArts Studio Tour at the Tenmarc Building in downtown Jersey City. Laurie and Bobby Kammer set up a beautiful exhibit that ran Oct 13-14. The artist community in Jersey City has been incredibly supportive of Rise Up since Day 1, thank you so much for the continued opportunity to showcase our work.
NEW JERSEY HEROES AWARD RECEPTION:
In September, Rise Up was invited back to celebrate the 2012 NJ Heroes. Laurie and Katie attended the reception and spread the good word about all of Rise Up Gallery’s exciting upcoming initiatives. Thank you Governor & Mary Pat Christie for your continued support.
A special welcome and thank you to the new base of volunteers in Miami. We had a great turn out of volunteers helping to hang artwork, build furniture, clean art spaces, and promote the gallery. Thank you everyone, it feels awesome to be part of such a fantastic team. There are still many ways to be involved, if you are interested please email@example.com.
LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY GIVING IDEAS:
- Give something special this year: ARTWORK as a GIFT (GIFT CARDS also available)
- Corporate ART INSTALLATIONS are an excellent way for a business to give to a charitable cause, obtain tax exemption, and enrich an open space. Refer your property manager today.
- Make a DONATION in time for end of year tax write offs. All donations are eligible for your company’s CORPORATE MATCHING PROGRAM.
Thank you for helping us make this happen! Your generosity enables Rise Up to provide life changing programs to the paralysis community. You are all heroes for making a positive impact on people lives. Thank you for being part of our foundation. Hope to see you at our GRAND OPENING FRIDAY, JANUARY 18th.
Rise Up Gallery has partnered with st-ART to present Aesthetic Beauty/Internal Beauty – Artists with a Disability at Projective Space L.E.S. located at 72 Allen St, NY, NY (corner of Grand).
“There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties or you alter the way you meet them.” (Phyllis Bottome)
Featuring the Works of:
This show features 4 successful and prolific artists each of who struggles with a disability.
Through images, words, and installation, these artists will display works of art that are aesthetically beautiful, but represent their own internal beauty and struggle. The works resonate a positive message of beauty, hope, inspiration, and encouragement.
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8TH (6-9pm).
Rise Up Gallery will be showcasing art at the City Hall Rotunda Gallery in Jersey City for the entire month of December and Thursday, December 8th will be the opening night reception! Come mingle, check out our vibrant work, meet our artists, and help propel Rise Up to the next level. Our art collection has grown considerably over the past 4 months and we are ready to display our latest pieces. If you can’t make the event, you may always find our available works on our website (www.riseupgallery.com). Just in time for Holiday shopping and end of year tax write offs! Rise Up is also able to provide Corporate Art Installations, which is an excellent way for businesses to give to a charitable cause, obtain tax deduction, and enrich an open space. If you know a property manager, commercial real estate developer, or an office/lobby that needs to be brightened with original artwork, please refer them to Rise Up Gallery.