Being named the John Palmer Art Charity of the Year 2013 has been a wonderful experience for Writers in the Schools (WITS). The culmination of the year was the auction of John’s painting “Purple Escapism” at the Celebration of Story event for $5,000. Being John’s Charity of the Year is much more than donations (totaling nearly $10,000) however. It has been a year of partnership, innovation, cross-marketing, and lasting friendship. Thanks, John Palmer and Ryan Lindsay, for an awesome collaboration!
For more information, read the press release here.
Artist John Palmer and Writer Laurie Newendorp chat at the the Charity of the Year party honoring WITS.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the John Palmer Art Charity of the Year event honoring Writers in the Schools. What an inspirational evening, filled with beautiful poetry and artwork. WITS is grateful to John Palmer art for their support and generously selecting our organization to be the John Palmer Art Charity of the Year. If you didn’t have the chance to attend the event or purchases a WITS inspired original work of art you can contact John Palmer Art to view the paintings that are still available. Be sure to check another John Palmer original, Purple Escapism, on eBay. Proceeds will help 23,000 children and teachers experience the art of story. We cannot wait for Night WrITerS, September 11, at Sparrow Bar + Cookshop, another evening celebrating and supporting creativity!
Honoree Anita Kruse and Support Lisa Sheinbaum pose at the John Palmer studios in the Heights.
Super WITS Supporters Lucy Chambers, Lizzie Fletcher, and MaryScott Hagle at the Charity of the Year event.
John Palmer Art selected Writers in the Schools (WITS) to be its Charity of the Year for 2013. On Saturday, April 13th, a special collection of artwork inspired by WITS will be shown and sold at John’s gallery at 1218 Heights Boulevard. A portion of all proceeds will go to WITS.
John Palmer Art has named Writers in the Schools as its 2013 Charity of the Year and will support our organization for the entire calendar year through the raising of funds and awareness.
Artist John Ross Palmer says, “We fell in love with WITS and their team from the get-go. They are 100% committed and enthusiastic about their work–just like me! Look forward to our events that support WITS this year–both our cherished art collectors and their patrons should be ready to be wowed!”
As John Palmer Art’s 2013 Charity of the Year, WITS will be specifically honored at the following events at the John Palmer Art Gallery & Studio: Official Charity of the Year Launch Party on April 6th, The Afternoon & Evening of Escapism on October 19th and an Official Fundraising Party for WITS (Date to be Determined). Visit johnpalmerart.com for more information about John and his incredible work.