BRIDGETTE MAYER CELEBRATES 8 YEARS IN THE PHILADELPHIA ART COMMUNITY WITH A BENEFIT EXHIBITION TO SUPPORT PHILADELPHIA NON-PROFIT, BACK ON MY FEET
BENEFIT: JUNE 5, 2009 6:00 - 8:30PM
Exhibition will run through July, 2009
To celebrate and commemorate the eighth year anniversary of the Bridgette Mayer Gallery, we are holding a Benefit Exhibition featuring 100 10 x 10" panels by gallery and Philadelphia artists. Proceeds raised will support the mission and programming of Philadelphia non-profit Back on My Feet.
The Bridgette Mayer Gallery was established in 2001 with the commitment to support contemporary painting by artists from the Philadelphia region and beyond. We are honored to be an integral part of the Philadelphia art community supporting the careers of 19 area artists and now celebrating our 8th year anniversary.
Throughout the past eight years our artists have been awarded prestigious grants from the Pew Fellowship in the Arts, the Miami University Young Painters Award, and fellowships to Skowhegan, among other honors. During the same time the Gallery was recognized as "A Business on the Rise" by Anderson Cooper of CNN, received a Pew Professional Development Grant, and numerous media citations.
In the spirit of giving back to those who have supported us and the community, the Bridgette Mayer Gallery is offering high quality original paintings by gallery and Philadelphia artists at prices ranging from $500 - $1,000 per painting to benefit the Philadelphia non-profit Back on My Feet. Among this artwork will be five panels painted by Back on My Feet members.
Back on My Feet was established in 2007 by Founder and President Anne Mahlum. The mission of the organization is to promote the self-sufficiency of Philadelphia’s homeless population by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. Anne Mahlum was honored as one of CNN's Heroes for 2008 because of her outstanding work with the Philadelphia homeless community. Her organization has motivated hundreds of members and volunteers to make positive changes including, running in a competitive race, obtaining housing, securing jobs and enrolling in school. Most recently, Back on My Feet opened their second chapter in Baltimore. This event will serve to kick-off Back on My Feet’s 2nd Birthday, $100,000 campaign running from June 19th to July 3rd. Please visit their website for additional information (www.backonmyfeet.org ).