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First Artist for Cause Event Raises Funds for Education Non-Profit America Needs You

The first Artists for Cause (AFC) event took place at America Needs You‘s (an education non-profit) gala event on October 15th at Cipriani, in midtown New York. The AFC initiative puts together art shows to benefit non-profits and participating artists. The event raised one million dollars to support first-generation college students and help them achieve their education and career goals. The show included fifteen works by  accomplished artists including: Brian Novatny, Predrag Dimitrijevic, Jon Newman, Wendy Klemperer and Greg Kessler. Artists for Cause curator and co-founder Greg Kessler’s work Sasha was also sold at the event, making a notable contribution to the organization.

Sasha by Greg Kessler (Oil on Canvas, 24x30)

Sasha by Greg Kessler (Oil on Canvas, 24×30)

If you know of a non-profit that would be interested in an AFC show as a fundraiser, please contact us (kesslergregv [at] gmail [dot] com). We can curate the show based on a theme that reflects your organization’s goals and provide guidance on key administrative details (e.g., location, proceeds, etc.).

Greg Kessler Drawings on Display in Beijing — Inside Out Museum

My mythological figure drawings are part of a group exhibit at the newly opened Inside Out Museum in Beijing, China. The exhibit runs through November 18, 2012.

Curators are Fred Liang, Tomas Vu-Daniel, and Yuan Zuo. Kiki Smith, Jennifer Nuss, Brian Novatny, Predrag Dimitrijevic are among the 45 participating artists from around the world. Full list of participants include:

For those in the area, the address is:

65 Xingshikou Rd, Haidian District.


Museum is closed on Mondays.
And here’s a snapshot of my drawings from the opening night: