We were approached by Katie Talbot from Present Sense (where Windows Art Gallery is located) in Wallingford. She was interested in staging a show for the Real Change Newspaper vendors who also make art, and we, of course, know several of our clients are artists and were thrilled at the opportunity. Real Change put out a call to our vendors for work, and we received a large number of submissions. There are seven artists who were selected with work ranging from etchings to drawings to jewelery and photographs. The level of work is really excellent.
After the gallery collects its commission, 75% of the sale price goes directly to the artists. Wood also added, “We are really excited for this opportunity – not only for the artists who can potentially make a few sales, but for the opportunity to show people that anyone can be homeless. Just because you happened on hard times does not mean you cannot create or be productive.”