Several creatives in our Orange County community have generously pledged to donate percentages of their art sales to the Orange County Arts Support Fund. Here is more information about their offers.
Pam Baggett’s poetry chapbook Wild Horses has been described as a “a barebacked, buck-naked ride on the slick haunches of fate (to the tune of Riders on the Storm) all the way from the mystical land of sex, drugs, and rock and roll to the bedside of a dying friend” (Terri Kirby Erickson). The collection has received honors from the Cathy Smith Bowers Chapbook Competition and the Brockman-Campbell Award from the North Carolina Poetry Society. To help support Orange County artists, Baggett is offering to give up to ten copies of Wild Horses to anybody who donates at least $12 to the Orange County Arts Support Fund. Simply email us proof of your donation and mailing address, and Pam will mail you your copy of Wild Horses.
In 2017, poet Jeffery Beam collaborated with visual artist Michele Yellin to create a broadside entitled Eno Crow (pictured above). Eno Cross is letterpress printed and is a frameable print 19” x 12”, signed and numbered by both Michele and Jeffery. Jeffery is currently selling Eno Crow for $25 and will donate all proceeds to the Orange County Arts Support Fund. Hurry! There’re only 15 copies.
“This broadside was designed by Dave Wofford of Horse & Buggy Press. The image was printed at Laser Image in Morrisville and the text was printed on a hand-fed, hand-cranked Vandercook letterpress by Dave in Durham. 150 broadsides were donated to the Eno River Association by the author. GREEN FINCH PRESS Hillsborough, North Carolina Green Finch Keening #87. Of 350 broadsides this is number These two works were born of an exhibition, FLOW, dedicated to the Eno River and the Eno River Association’s 50th Anniversary, at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts in 2016. The Eno River rises in Orange County, North Carolina, and flows through downtown Hillsborough. Named for the the Eno tribe (also known as the Enoke or Wyanoak) that lived among its banks during the 17th and 18th centuries, its watershed occupies most of Orange and Durham counties. Notable for its beauty and water quality, and for the determined citizen efforts which have preserved it, the river, an initial tributary of the Neuse, covers barely more than forty miles from its source to its convergence at the Neuse. Artist Michele Yellin’s delightful response, The Traveler, to the poem Eno Crow, inspired this broadside.”
SEAN T. BAILEY
“I’d like a portion of any sales I have over the next several months to help artists. I want the supporting community to understand that the effort is supported by a credible source and there is transparency for where their money is going. I would be able to have 40% go to the organization of OCAC’s selection and 60% to support my effort.”
“Dear Friends. As an Orange County based artist, its time to give back to my arts community. I want to donate the 100% of art sales to the Orange County Arts Relief Fund. I’m offering small works on canvas at a very affordable price. Limited time offer. If you willing to support our artists community in exchange for art, please send me a DM for price details and shipping coordination. “Muchas gracias”, please share and spread the word. DIY means Do it Together.”
ROBIN RALSTON FRELIER
“The “Resilience” Collection. The “Resilience” Collection is a mixed-media art project that combines original artwork with words of encouragement between loved ones. Printed in a 5×7 format, these gifts contain your enduring messages and are easily mailed so you can reconnect with the people and milestones you miss. This collection is a product of Robin’s resilience as an artist during the COVID-19 pandemic and periods of self-isolation. It is inspired by stories of resilience in her community. The goal of the project is to facilitate connection between people who are unable to see one another or who want to send each other messages of resilience during this challenging period. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this project will go to the Orange County Arts Support Fund, to support the work of other artists in her community.“
Marcela is offering to donate the full proceeds from a purchase of her piece to the Orange County Arts Support Fund. See her online shop for the available paintings.
ALISSA VAN ATTA
“40% of sales from my “Isolation Miniseries” will be donated to support Orange County NC Artists during the Covid-19 pandemic.”