Hey there, it’s Jennifer! I thought it was about time to fill you in with some of the exciting new things that have been going on! First of all we are getting all settled into our new gallery space in downtown LA and we’re loving it! We have a 1600 sq foot loft space and is truly a dream come true. I’ve always imagined myself being in a space like this and to actually be here now is incredible! We are located in the Main Mercantile building at 620 s. Main St and 6th right on gallery row with a huge art walk that happens every second Thursday of the month bringing in around 30,000 art lovers! We’ve put A LOT of work into getting it all set up and can’t wait to show you pictures soon!
That leads me to our exciting new Kickstarter Project! We only have a little more than 30 days left to meet our goal!!! Please check it out, I need your help!
We learned about Kickstarter.com recently which is a hugely successful website for funding creative projects and we thought it would be perfect to help the gallery get launched to the next level. I have a lot of big new innovative plans for the gallery and ask that you watch our 3 minute video and consider making a pledge to support my dream! We must meet our goal to receive any of the funds! Our goal is $30,000 and we are just over half way there thanks to many of you! PLEASE consider supporting our project and sharing our story with others!!! In the video I will tell you all about it! PLUS, for each pledge you get a great piece of art which is the first painting I did in the LA studio so it’s a win win for everyone!
The next big update is that my art is on permanent display at The Prestigious Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas!
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a wonderful new project where they have artists paint on 5 ft heart sculptures which are each sponsored for $20,000 or more with 100% to benefit St. Jude and then displayed at various locations throughout Las Vegas! The new collection of 2012 hearts were unveiled this past weekend at the press conference which was held at the Smith center. I was asked to speak along with Myron Martin who is the President and CEO of the Smith Center as my heart from last year was donated by the purchaser to be on permanent display. There was a ribbon cutting for the heart and we have some great photos and a news clip for you to see! Click here to see all the photos!
To make it an even BIGGER afternoon I was able to see another piece of my art at the Smith Center that had been purchased for at a fundraiser auction to benefit Lied Children’s Discovery Museum. It is now on permanent display as well which is hanging proudly inside the beautiful Smith Center.
Live Painting at Autism Benefit!
To top off the weekend I was invited to paint a live painting from scratch at “Autism Angels Gala” to beneift FEAT (families for effective autism treatment) which was held at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. It was auctioned off for $5,000 and it was a beautiful night for a great cause! See our photos here!
We have some great events coming up that I would like to tell you about!
- April 28 and 29th Federal Mission Artwalk, San Diego
- April 12 Downtown LA Artwalk 6-10pm
- May 5 & 6th Calabasas Fine Art Festival *I was selected as their featured artist!!!!
- May 10th Our Grand Opening at the LA gallery! 6-10pm
- May 11th Snell & Wilmer Law firm “Paint The Town” event 7-10pm
- May 12th “Affair of the Heart Gala” for St. Jude Children’s Hospital at the Four Seasons in Las Vegas, I will be painting LIVE
I hope to see you at some of the upcoming events! See all our events here!
Lastly, You may have noticed already but we have a brand new website!
Our goal was to have a much cleaner look with a home page that gives a quick overview of what’s current and easily lead you to what you’re are looking for. A big update is that it will incorporate much more video as we move towards being a video based gallery so we can go beyond our physical location bringing our gallery to you! Check it out at: JenniferMain.com
That’s it for now! We have an exciting year ahead and we’ll send out more updates from time to time but the best way to stay updated is by following me on Facebook!
I hope to see you soon and please remember to watch the Kickstarter.com video!