What is this Project All About?


A group of professional artists has decided to share some of their artworks with non-profit organizations that are doing good work in their home state of Vermont and beyond its borders. They donate these artworks to shelters, environmental organizations, educational institutions, and many other kinds of non-profits. We call this project EMBRACING ART because we want other people doing important work to embrace the value of art and the contribution it can make to the environment in which they work, and also because we seek to reach out and support / embrace the endeavors of others who are doing significant work that serves the public good.
To find artists whose work is available, read the Frequently Asked Questions in the righthand column and then scroll down and click on an artist to see their available work.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Alexandra Bottinelli

About the Artist: Alexandra Bottinelli lives in Hardwick and has her studio at Studio Place Arts in Barre. She makes 2 and 3 dimensional work -- collage-paintings, abstract color fields, and assemblages primarily of found wood washed ashore from the Atlantic. For more information about the artist, visit her blog.


The essence of this collage -- children playing -- became the focal point simply by way of the power children play in our memories, in the present, and in our hopes.

Title: children playing 1
Size: 16Xx16x2"
Medium: Collage w/oil on birch panel
Date of creation: 2004
Value: $600

The markings that very tiny snails make at low tide along the Maine coast are unique, like snowflakes, and transient, like Tibetan sand paintings...similar, upon reflection, to our own journeys.

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Title: sand tracks 10
Size: 9(7x5") papers framed 42x25"
Medium: oil & oil stick 
Date of creation: 2011
Value: $800

This work is a celebration of life’s vitality --- cups and chalices have throughout history represented love. The images of vessels and utensils bring together the metaphor of body and spirit.
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Title: vessels
Size: 79x18x1"
Medium: Collage w/oil on panel
Date of creation: 2005
Value: $1,500