Purpose Driven Art is about power. The power of art to change the way we see and thus to change the world. Here’s how we think this can happen. We’re donating all the profits from our artwork for social and environmental benefit. When you purchase a piece of art, we’ll donate the after-tax profits from the sale to a social or environmental cause.
Three of our exhibits—Unbottled~Intimate Portraits of Water (Contemporary Art Center, May 5-June 29, 2012), Traveling Light (Picture This Gallery, November 2011) and Gathering Light (Picture This Gallery, November 2009) generated money for the Sun Foundation. The Sun Foundation works to strengthen and advance the arts and environmental sciences in rural and urban communities by providing quality and innovative programs, services, publications, research, regranting financial support and cooperative efforts for the general public, underserved groups, schools, Illinois artists and local arts organizations.
We recognize how blessed we are in being able to follow our bliss. Art is our bliss and through art we experience the world and work to help others. We have also used our talents and profits to support Whitney’s Walk, Crosswinds Equine Rescue, the Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association, the Heartland Festival Orchestra, and ArtsPartners of Central Illinois.
As our friends and people in our community will tell you, we pitch in to make the changes we wish to see in the world. We have helped organize community art efforts and fund raisers. We conceived and created the book Art Lives in Central Illinois, which features nearly 200 visual artists in Central Illinois. And we were fortunate to be the curators of the CIAO & Friends Invitational exhibit at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, the first show of local artists of this magnitude.