Kimberly Trowbridge’s NYC Fund

Kimberly Trowbridge - Arcadia

Kimberly Trowbridge. Arcadia (in progress). Oil on canvas, 2009-present. 90 x 168 in.

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you probably know that I think Kimberly Trowbridge is one of the finest young painters currently working in Seattle.  Last month, I had the privilege of being included in a group show with her at the Seattle Art Museum Rental and Sales Gallery (the show runs through next week).  Unfortunately, Kimberly was injured pretty badly in a car accident right after the opening, suffering a broken collarbone and broken arm.  (Fortunately, it wasn’t her painting arm!)

This injury has come at an inopportune time for her career (as injuries have a way of doing).  Kimberly has been offered the opportunity to mount a small solo exhibition in the Project Room of The Painting Center in New York in June.  Because of her physical condition she is unable to build her own frames and crates, and is thus embarking on a fundraising effort to help meet her $2500 project budget.

The way I see it, when one of Seattle’s most promising painters has an opportunity to show her work on a national scale, our entire community benefits from the exposure (cf. The Vancouver Problem).  If you agree with me, and have the means to make a small donation to Kimberly’s NYC fund, please email her here for further details.  (Oh, and if you’ve ever thought you might like to own one of her paintings, now might be the perfect time to take the plunge.  You know, before her prices go all New York on us…)

~ by emilypothast on April 10, 2010.

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