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.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Pictures and Participants from St. Vincent's

This post is a bit late in coming, but we had a great "art-in" last Saturday.  There was a variety of media represented, and we welcomed 6 new artists to Painting for Preservation -- Ann Stievater, Sam Sacco, Michael Harmon, Kenn Morgan, Becky Harbison, and Mark Severson (who came out with a magnificent large format camera!) 
Also at this art in were Joan Shaw, Nancy Miess, Meagan Baco, Amanda Maciuba, J. Tim Raymond, and me, Sara M. Zak.

Buffalo Rising contains articles about both the rehabbing of St. Vincent's and Saturday's art-in.

And here's some of the goods -- more images coming!  If you came, and would like your images posted here, please e-mail me!

Sam Sacco

Amanda Maciuba
Ann Stievater
Steve Siegel
Sara M. Zak
J. Tim Raymond

1 comment:

  1. Check out the continued restoration of St. Vincent's! http://www.buffalorising.com/2011/07/preservation-ready-st-vincents---take-this-one-off-the-list.html. A lot has changed since our May Art-In; remember painting to the sounds of the machinery!?

    A great collaboration between Preservation Ready-Sites and Painting for Preservation during a relevant project highlighted in Buffalo Rising and Buffalo Spree.

    Art + Preservation!