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.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Setting up for Statler Show

Sara hanging out with the art at the Statler.

The artists of Painting for Preservation and others who's work illustrates historic urban environments were invited to show their work in the Statler Towers during the National Preservation Conference. ART + PRESERVATION is Painting for Preservation's first exhibition and will feature over 50 artists of all media.

Reminder: Tomorrow, Sunday, October 16 is the final drop-off date! We will be set up nearer the Franklin Street entrance, but you can also use the Delaware Avenue entrance. Please bring your work between 9am and Noon.

A public opening is tentatively scheduled for the second week in November. For more information, email Sara M. Zak at P4Partist@gmail.com.

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