Denver, CO, June 7, 2020 –  Athena Project and Print Pointe are pleased to announce the four winning artists of the Art For Hope Campaign.  Sue Crosby Doyle with It Is Complicated, S. L. Yang with Panda Hug, Laura Pawlik with Hocus Pocus and Michelle Lamb with Madonna of Measure will each receive $100 and 20 x 16 print of their work on acrylic or metal. All artists hail from Colorado.

Art For Hope was created to provide an opportunity for artists to uplift those most vulnerable to Covid-19.  The artwork will be used to create postcards that will be sent to the residents and employees of assisted living communities around the metro area.  The cards include messages of hope and encouragement. We know that these populations suffer isolation and vulnerability. Most folks have been confined to their rooms and have been unable to see family members for a very long time.  

Over 40 submissions were received from over 20 Colorado artists. Winners were chosen by a team of local artists including Carina Bañuelos-Harrison, Sylvia Montero, Tessa Crisman, Rachel Bayse of Arts Students League of Denver and Cecily Cullen of Metropolitan State University Center for Visual Arts.

About Athena Project Athena Project empowers women through the arts and creates a world with gender equity where women’s voices are amplified. Programs include our Plays In Progress Series showcasing the contributions of women playwrights from the earliest stages of new play development; Curating Art for Impact authentically connecting brand or mission to stakeholders in a thoughtful and engaging way; Artists’ Night Out connecting our community in an open mic type forum allowing artists to give and receive feedback on projects as well as hold space for conversations around the unique challenges of being an artist; Girls Create summer intensive week-long camps exploring various art forms, which culminates in final performances shared with friends, family, and the public. This program empowers girls to lead and affect change in themselves and others through creative learning.

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*At Athena Project, we believe that “women” means many things and can be a complicated term. We recognize that the term “women” does not automatically include all aspects of the gender spectrum.  We want to create a safer space for the expression and growth for all women, trans and gender-nonconforming individuals.

About Print Pointe Print Pointe is a local female-owned and operated printing and marketing communications company.  Print Pointe provides comprehensive printing, signage, mailing and marketing services while relentlessly meeting unparalleled turn-times in the industry. We find innovative & professional solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations and help them thrive. Our goal is to support and connect our community through print. 

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