Welcome to Painting for Preservation!

Welcome to Painting for Preservation! This initiative, founded by artist Sara M. Zak, is aimed at drawing attention to distressed, at-risk, and under-utilized historic locations through on site art making.

Mission: To bring together artists of all media in support of historic distressed properties and communities. To create artwork on-site related to the location as a means of raising positive awareness of the space.

My hope is that we can continue this effort in Buffalo and expand the concept to other architecturally rich cities. Please e-mail Sara M. Zak if you are interested in starting a Painting for Preservation initiative in your city at info@paintingforpreservation.org

Our goals:

1. Raise awareness of at-risk, distressed and under-utilized locations and their neighborhoods

2. Create a record of historically rich locations through art

3. Create a community of artists invested in the urban landscape

4. Bring exposure and provide assistance to artists interested in documenting at-risk historic neighborhoods while also collaborating with members of those same neighborhoods.

5. Involve communities in sharing their stories of local historic architectural and their neighborhoods.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Looking Ahead

We've had a lot of amazing suggestions for on-site artmaking locations from so many great people interested in Buffalo's architectural, there's no way we'll be able to get to them all before October!  We'll be coming up with a set schedule for P4P this week, and it'll be posted this weekend.  We have something really cool brewing for July, and I can't wait to share. 
But for now I'll share this info....echo: Art Fair will held at the Central Terminal. "This is a new art event in Buffalo that connects experienced collectors and first-time buyers with emerging local, regional and international artists in a centralized and creative environment. echo: Art Fair will be a venue for independent artists and artists with gallery representation to exhibit and sell their work. echo: Art Fair will showcase a broad scope of fine art disciplines, including painting, photography, sculpture, print, works on paper, video and combined-media. "
I noticed a number of the submitted work samples deal with architecture in some form.

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