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Image from Haiti: Sell Art, Support a School

\"La Bonne Recolte\" by J.B. Chery.
La Bonne Recolte by J.B. Chery. Image courtesy AyitiCherieConnexion

AyitiCherieConnexion posts a slideshow of Haitian paintings and writes (FR):

While surfing the web the other day I discovered a not-for-profit project from New York which uses Haitian art to fund a school in Haiti. I'm talking about the Vassar Haiti Project. It auctions paintings by all sorts of Haitian artists and the funds are used for the construction and functioning of a school in Chermaitre, a town 6 to 7 hours northwest of Port-au-Prince. The project accomplishes three goals: encourage haitian artists to produce art for sale, exhibit the beauty in the country, help those in need in the country.

She posts a link to the artwork still available after the auction.

5 comments

  • Judy Proietti

    can you help me
    I would like to sell a piece of haitian art by Yvon Jean-Pierre
    it is 42″ wide x 31 ” high in original frame
    I bought in Key West Fla., many years ago
    I paid $1,000.00 for it and now want to sell it
    thank you

    Judy in Philadelphia, PA

  • You could try the Haitian Art websites such as Medalia Art or Haitianpaintings.com among others

  • i have a friend that does art work and he opened a store in montreal but no one comes home. maybe you can by his paintings and sell the paintings again to a fundraising thing. i would like to help him

    mia laproche laval montreal

  • Michael J. Byrne

    Judy:
    I might be interested. I have several pieces some of which I purchased more recently from the Haitian Art Co. and some I purchased many years ago from Marian Stevens, who had the Artists Unlimited Gallery, both of which are at Key West. The early pieces are framed in the hand-carved Haitian wood frames. I love them all.
    I am local, living at Harrisburg and frequently in Philadelphia. I would love to see your piece.
    Michael Byrne

  • Ingrid Fort

    I was looking for the word Surfing in Haiti and I found this beautiful Haitian painting . I love it. It is beautiful! C’est tres beau!

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