First Come First Served—C.A.S. Donates Oil Paints To Artists Affected by Sandy Storm

C.A.S Paints, an Illinois-based paint manufacturer, asked me to share the news that they have generously donated a supply of oil paints for artists affected by Sandy. Storm-affected artists interested in taking advantage of these donated materials are free to stop by NYFA’s offices before January 11. Materials will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis. Find the address and details here:

also Artinfo shares the news and links :
Midwestern Manufacturer Donates Hundreds of Pounds of Oil Paints to Sandy-Stricken Artists

Current Disaster Recovery Information and Emergency Grants for Artists

New York Foundation for the Arts Source is the United States most extensive database of opportunities and resources for individual artists and arts professionals working in all disciplines including dance, folk and traditional arts, film and video, performance, visual, music, creative writing and translation, and theater. Featuring over 10,000 listings of residencies, grants, competitions, workspaces, business and legal resources and other pertinent information (with more being added everyday), Source is a powerful tool for any artist. Additionally, Source features important listings of emergency grants, disaster recovery resources and other information that addresses the needs of artists outside of their practice.

New York City Artist Blossom Verlinsky Made Art During the Four Day Power Outage of Hurricane Sandy

Dear Marie

The power went out and there was nothing else to do but paint. In the cold dark space with candlelight augmented by a new eerie silence I began to finish the paintings that I had started days before. The colors took on a new life, shimmering in the flicker of the flame. During the day I was able to paint by daylight, able to actually see the brush I was using. The night came all too soon and I was again surrounded by the darkness and drawn to the light reflected by the canvas. This went on for 4 days, each day colder and drearier than the day before.

Attached are 3 paintings that resulted from the 4 nights of darkness and 4 days of angst.

‘Watching you watching me from the Paisleys’, Blossom Verlinsky

‘Watching Paisley from a Scarf’, Blossom Verlinsky

‘Carnival of Clever Beasts II’, Blossom Verlinsky

Resources for artists and galleries affected by Hurricane Sandy

The Hyperallergic Newsletter provides resources for artists and galleries affected by Hurricane Sandy–here is an excerpt:

Help with Art Conservation & Recovery

We connected with a representative of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), and they confirmed that their AIC-CERT program (CERT stands for Collection Emergency Response Team) has a help number, (202) 661-8068, and email,, that can aid any institution, organization, collectors, or artists who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Read the full article here:

Also, you can help by bidding on and buying art in our auction on Sunday–support the New York, Connecticut and other artists who have had to deal with so much during the past few days of Hurricane Sandy and the aftermath. Bid on and buy their art in our auction on Sunday November the 4th when our live online art auction begins  at 11:00 a.m. EST.

You can preview the auction items now.

Here is the link to attend: