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CERF+: Breaking Down Barriers to Recovery
hile raising money and making grants and loans and
brokering in-kind assistance for craft artists after
emergencies is more difficult than it sounds, the work is
direct, the benefits are clear, and it’s very easy to explain. “It is a great
feeling to be the stand-in for the generosity of the craft community,”
says Les Snow, CERF+’s program manager. “Artists really appreciate the
money, even more so, because it is coming from their colleagues in the
But CERF+ can never raise enough funds, even in a strong economy,
to make every artist’s career whole after a significant emergency. And
while we cannot overestimate the value of financial assistance after
an emergency, recovery is a more complex proposition than can be
addressed entirely with a check. In recent years, CERF+ has grown into
an organization that is focused on the larger goal of recovery, not just on
the act of writing a check (and raising the money to cover it).
“Hurricane Katrina was a transformative experience for CERF+’s
board and staff,” said Craig Nutt, CERF+ director of programs. “Because
of the magnitude of the disaster, we went to the Gulf Coast where we had
the opportunity to meet with artists and to see firsthand the challenges.
It was clear that there were many barriers to recovery, and that we could
have a much greater impact on the recovery of artists after disasters by
breaking down some of those barriers.”
Since its last national study of craft businesses in 2004, CERF+ has
redoubled its efforts to understand both the challenges of making a living
as a craft artist and the barriers to recovery after emergencies. After
Katrina, CERF+ began surveying the artists it assists annually to better
understand the recovery process for artists, and how CERF+ can be more
effective in providing assistance during each phase of recovery.
Thanks to a grant from Windgate Charitable Foundation, CERF+ is
now working with Craig Dreeszen, an organizational consultant, former
woodworker, and CERF+ board member, to develop a new nationwide
survey that will ask thousands of working craft artists about trends in
the craft field, challenges to earning a living as a craft artist, health and
business insurance, legacy planning, and preparedness issues.
Dreeszen worked with CERF+ staff to shape questions for focus
groups, whose responses will help to improve and strengthen the survey.
At this writing two focus groups have been held and about 10 more are
slated to be led by CERF+ staff and board members across the country.
CERF+ staff met with artists in June at the second of a series of focus groups
taking place around the country.
“We basically have a 90-minute conversation,” Dreeszen explains. “The
core of the questions echoes the ways that CERF+ helps to prevent and
mitigate risks. What steps are craft artists taking to prevent risk? If they
experienced loss, how did they mitigate it? If they got help from CERF+,
how helpful was that? We ask if they have any advice for CERF+, as it
works to safeguard and sustain their careers.”
“What we learn from artists shapes, to a large degree, the programs
and services we offer,” said CERF+ Executive Director Cornelia Carey.
“The business insurance survey we did in 2007 is a good example — it
really helped us understand craft artists’ insurance needs.”
“Going Naked” is insurance industry slang for operating without
insurance, and CERF+’s business insurance survey found that 70%
of craft artists were “unclothed,” although a significant percentage
mistakenly believed they were at least partly covered by homeowners or
renters insurance.
“Business insurance is a major vulnerability for artists, and we identified
the opportunity to remove some of the barriers,” explains Craig Nutt.
In the survey, artists identified the major barriers to getting business
insurance: cost, finding appropriate insurance, and the difficulty of the
insurance process.
Letter to Friends ...................... 2
Programs & Services ................. 4
Points of Interest ...................... 8
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Contributions ........................ 11
Ways to Support CERF+ ........... 15
A Season for CERF+ ................ 16
Dear Friends of CERF+,
e at CERF+ pride ourselves on working both
This summer, as we’re taken stock, we’re looking at the
on the front lines and behind the scenes.
barriers that artists face sustaining their careers, especially
Being able to provide an effective safety net
after career-threatening setbacks and we’re assessing what
of services and information means keeping up to date with
we’ve done or could do to address those barriers. We’re
developments in the field, and being proactive.
pleased to share this information with you in the lead article
of this issue of CERF+News. We hope that it gives you a
As we look ahead to the coming year, we’re working on
full picture of our work and how it has been informed and
updating and expanding our 2004 national research project
evolved over these 26+ years of service to craft artists.
on craft artists’ careers, creating new artists’ preparedness/
resiliency-building programs, building a web based platform
While we are a ways away from achieving our goal of
for post disaster exchange for artists, and much more. Part
changing our community from one of vulnerability to one that
of our planning involves working on budgets -- estimating
is well-prepared, your continued support puts it within reach.
the demand in the coming year for our emergency relief
Sincerely yours,
assistance (always a wild card) and other expenses, and
determining how we’ll raise the funds to do it all.
Cornelia Carey, Executive Director
Board of Directors
P OLLY ALLEN , Treasurer
Craft Advocate
Chicago, IL
Curator Emerita and Founder,
The Center for Southern Craft and Design,
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
New Orleans, LA
Co-CEO, The Art Commission,
Madison, WI
Development and
Communications Associate
Artist/Business Owner
Star, NC
Organizational Development Consultant
Moodys, OK
Furniture Maker, and
Director, Craft Campus,
Asheville, NC
President, Arts Development Associates
Minneapolis, MN
CAROL E CKERT , Secretary
President and CEO,
Americans for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Fiber Artist
Tempe, AZ
Senior Vice President/
Managing Director,
Brown Harris Stevens Sales LLC
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Interior Designer
Winnetka, IL
Glass Artist
San Antonio, TX
Craft Advocate
Austin, TX
Director, Arts & Culture
Analysis & Strategy,
The San Diego Foundation
San Diego, CA
Past Chair
President and CEO,
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Pittsburgh, PA
Executive Director
Events Coordinator
Director of Programs
Director of Administration
Program Manager
General Counsel
Edwards, Angell, Palmer &
Dodge, LLP
Boston, MA
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“We’ve identified companies that are geared toward working with
artists,” Nutt says. “If you can’t find somebody local to work with, we have
some good options online now, including some relatively low-cost plans
that have been created in response to our requests.”
Along with posting information about business insurance — with
expanded listings of providers — on the Studio Protector website (www.
studioprotector.org), CERF+ has just published the Business Insurance
Guidebook for Artists, a pocket-sized guide to assessing coverage needs
and selecting a policy for the artist’s worksite, whether that’s at home or
in a separate studio.
Both the Guidebook and the Studio Protector break the process of
getting insured down into simple, easy-to-follow bulleted lists — and
provide online resources for getting coverage quotes quickly.
“Artists are not less prepared than anybody else, but they’re more
vulnerable. A disaster can put them out of work very quickly,” says FEMA
Voluntary Agency Liaison Ken Curtin and CERF+ advisor. At the same
time, adds Curtin, who connects the Federal Emergency Management
Agency with volunteer groups in New York and New Jersey, “there’s
never been a major disaster where there isn’t some movement among
artists to do fundraisers, to raise money for people who need it most.
They’re a big asset to the larger disaster relief and recovery community.”
But unlike most people, artists have to prepare for the survival of their
businesses in addition to their personal/family preparedness — and that
is something to which few artists have given much thought.
“In a fire or flood, artists typically lose difficult-to-replace things like
the documentation of their work, images, customer lists, orders and
process notes like glaze formulas,” said Cornelia Carey. “If their computers
are backed up at all, the backup is usually lying on the desk next to the
computer, rather than in a safe off-site location. CERF+ wants to change
the culture in the arts sector from one of vulnerability to a field that is
well-prepared for emergencies and ready to contribute to the recovery of
a community in even more substantive ways.”
and showing them ways to fold preparedness into their programs,” Craig
Nutt explains. The pilot schools will include a community college, other
undergraduate institutions, and graduate programs.
In the wake of Katrina, CERF+ found that it was part of a crazy
quilt of uncoordinated relief efforts by the art sector. Since then CERF+
has been helping lead a nationwide effort to build a well-coordinated
system for responding to artists’ needs after disasters. The effort has
involved a number of arts agencies, community foundations, artistsupport organizations, and funders, and has won support from several
foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts.
“Over the past five years, the National Coalition for Arts Preparedness
and Emergency Response, led by CERF+ and South Arts, has activated a
long-term agenda to improve the overall emergency readiness of the arts
sector,” writes Cornelia Carey in a draft preface to the new Arts Responder
Handbook, a guidebook for arts organizations that is in final stages of
“Coalition members have worked to create tools, resources, and
emergency response mechanisms to serve the field,” Carey’s preface adds.
As part of its commitment to improve emergency response for artists,
CERF+, on behalf of the Coalition, is working in southern California
with the San Diego Foundation and the California Arts Council to pilot
the creation of a network of arts responders. The term “arts responders”
is a Coalition-coined term for arts-related agencies and organizations
that play an active recovery role with their constituents in the wake of
During this pilot project, the network of southern California arts
responders (organizations from Santa Barbara south to the border with
Mexico and including the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego) will
create action plans and communications strategies in advance of disaster
so that they can implement those plans and strategies quickly and thus
speed recovery. CERF+ hopes that this project will become a model for
similar networks nationwide.
“No one has ever done this before, so we’ve been planning it for over
a year,” says Felicia Shaw, a program officer at the San Diego Foundation
and CERF+ board member who is co-leading the effort with CERF+.
“We’ll all agree together what the protocol will be in the event of
disasters, as they relate to artists as well as nonprofits,” says Shaw, whose
foundation has distinguished itself in helping lead the response to wildfire
emergencies in the region. CERF+, she adds, has been “the driving force”
in the pilot project, which has been supported with grants from the Joan
Mitchell and Nathan Cummings Foundations.
Beauty Amid Destruction, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Artist: Marcy Koontz, Project Director: Jean Mills
Education is a major piece of preparedness. That’s what the Studio
Protector provides for working artists, in both its in-depth online version
and its simplified wall-chart form. For artists’ service organizations,
CERF+ is hosting a series of “webinars” — web-based trainings that help
them build preparedness into the work they do.
For art schools and colleges, this fall CERF+ will pilot a new curriculum
module on emergency preparedness and recovery. “We’ll be bringing in
professors who teach professional practices classes, giving them materials,
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While artists’ preparedness and a coordinated network for emergency
response in the arts sector have great potential to contribute to the speed
and degree of recovery of artists, CERF+ continues to improve and
expand its emergency relief program for craft artists.
In Vermont, where CERF+ is based, the Internet-based Vermont
Response Exchange (www.vtexchange.org) created a simple site where
community members could request or donate items and services as part
of the ongoing recovery to last summer’s Tropical Storm Irene. CERF+
has been working with the exchange’s creator, Seth Beck, to build a
similar, nationwide resource for artists.
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As we write this update, we are also emailing, calling
and otherwise connecting with our artist and arts
organization contacts in areas affected by severe storms in
the Mid-Atlantic area, flooding in Florida and wildfires
in Colorado. We have connected with some craft artists
severely affected by these disasters and we assume we will
have reached others by the time you read this. The success
of our disaster outreach for these and other disasters is
directly related to the willingness of so many of CERF+’s
friends to pass our disaster assistance alerts on to their
contacts. For this we say, “Thank you!”
During the first half of 2012, CERF+ assisted 27 craft
artists from across the country with a total of $47,935 in
loans, grants and in-kind assistance. This aid included 11
grants (up to $2,500 each), three Emergency Recovery
Loans (up to $8,000 each), and in-kind assistance, such as
booth fee waivers at shows, and discounts/donations from
suppliers and manufacturers to 18 craft artists. CERF+
also provided emergency relief resources and information
services as well as technical assistance for individual artists
facing career-threatening emergencies.
Following are some of the situations we have responded
to in the first half of 2012*:
+ A young ceramic artist from New York City who
sustained long-term spinal damage in a car accident.
She is using the assistance to help her cover the
costs for both her living and work spaces.
+ A glass artist from Vermont who lost his studio in a
devastating fire. He has used the funds to help him
rebuild, offsetting what his insurance didn’t cover.
+ A jewelry artist from New Jersey who, in caring for
her seriously ill husband for many months, had to
put her career on hold. She used the funds for her
studio business once her husband had recovered
and she was able to get back to work.
+ A Native American craft artist from Alaska who
was unable to work for two months while recovering
from surgery. He used the funds for art supplies and
show fees.
+ A book artist from New Mexico who had a ceiling
collapse and significant water damage to his studio.
He used the funds to help pay business expenses
while repairs were done.
+ A glass artist from Louisiana whose home and
studio of were flooded in late winter storms. He
used the funds to repair buildings and tools as well
as replace some tools.
(Emergency types in the first half of 2012: 59% Illness/
Injury, 25% Natural Disaster, 8% Fire, 8% Other. *Please
note that for confidentiality sake we are unable to share
the names of our beneficiaries.)
At the Public Art Network conference in San Antonio
last June, Craig Nutt, CERF+’s director of programs,
spoke about ways that artists and arts organizations can
contribute to the recovery of communities after disasters,
illustrating his talk with examples such as public art
projects, artist-initiated projects, exhibitions, social
interventions, and memorials.
“It is inspiring to see the creativity of the arts
community applied to disaster recovery,” Nutt said. “We
are only limited by our imaginations and the degree to
which we are prepared to act after a disaster.”
Project Reclamation: Sculptor Matthew Dehaemers collected
tornado debris from Joplin, MO and reassembled it in
Leedy-Voulkous Art Center in Kansas City, MO.
Objects were selected by 100+ artists to use in works of art
which were auctioned to raise money for tornado survivors.
Mary Len Costa of the Arts Council of New Orleans
talked about the post-Katrina challenges to the city’s
public arts program, which have included rescuing public
artworks from destroyed buildings and restoring damaged
works. She said Hurricane Katrina also brought numerous
opportunities, including public art works funded by
the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and a new project that
will mark evacuation pickup points throughout the city
with icon-displaying sculptures designed by Douglas
Using the example of responding to the threat that
Hurricane Irene posed to his museum’s collection in lower
Manhattan, John Haworth, director of the Smithsonian
National Museum of the American Indian, underscored
the necessity of being prepared in order to act effectively
under pressure. While the hurricane ultimately spared
Manhattan the damage feared, it posed a serious threat to
a priceless collection, and a prepared staff was able to move
artifacts to safety despite the very limited time available.
Craig Nutt noted that the preparedness work done by
cultural institutions in the past 30 years has served as an
example for the work CERF+ has been spearheading in
the arts sector.
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In the last issue of CERF+ News, we ran an in-depth
article by James Brown, national director of health
services for The Actors Fund, titled “How Getting
Covered is Getting Better.” Since then, the long-awaited
U.S. Supreme Court ruling has come down, affirming the
constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act — and as a
result the provisions of the act, which was signed into law
over two years ago, will continue to be phased in.
The law is anticipated to have a significant effect on the
availability of affordable health insurance for many selfemployed workers. The Actors Fund has published Every
Artist Ensured, a booklet explaining how the law will
affect self-employed artists: this free resource is available
as a pdf download at www.ahirc.org.
The text of the CERF+ News article is available at
A synopsis of key provisions, a timeline, and the full
text of the law are available at healthcare.gov.
CERF+’s new Business Insurance Guidebook for Artists
puts the essential information about business insurance
at your fingertips (and in your shirt pocket), paired with
listings of business insurance plans designed for artists.
More insurance resources are in the Safeguarding section
of the Studio Protector Online
Guide at studioprotector.org —
just click on “Getting Insurance”
at the top of the home page.
Copies of the new guidebook
are available free pdf download
on the Studio Protector website,
and in printed form from
CERF+ for $3. The booklets
are also available in bulk at a
reduced price, for workshops or
distribution to groups.
Please let us know how we
can help you get the coverage
you and your work deserve.
With the state of Vermont still recovering from
extensive flooding in the wake of last August’s Tropical
Storm Irene, Building a Better Safety Net – Tips and Tools
for Emergency Planning was a timely topic for a seminar
during Vermont Arts Advocacy Day last February 24.
The session, just around the corner from CERF+’s
office in Montpelier, was led by Craig Nutt, our director
of programs, and focused on emergency planning and
recovery tools such as the Studio Protector: The Artist’s
Guide to Emergencies, developed by CERF+ and South
Arts preparedness counterpart for arts organizations,
Nutt was joined by potter Jeremy Ayers, who discussed
his recovery from the flooding of his historic family home
and basement studio in Waterbury, VT, and by Rick
Barron of New England Youth Theatre of Brattleboro,
VT. The theatre, which was under water during the flood,
avoided serious losses because of protective measures the
organization took during a renovation of its facilities,
including the installation of drop-in aluminum flood
gates for all of the doorways.
Barron estimated that having the flood gates in place
saved the organization roughly $250,000 dollars in
damages — and, he added, their programs were able to
continue without disruption.
Vermont Arts Advocacy Day, sponsored by the
Vermont Arts Council, gives artists, educators, and arts
organizations the opportunity to meet with legislators
to advocate for support for the arts. CERF+ encourages
all who care about the arts to attend their own state
arts advocacy event. CERF+ is an annual sponsoring
organization for National Arts Advocacy Day.
CERF+ is pleased to announce an exciting partnership
with the Americans for the Arts Action Fund.
A nonprofit membership organization affiliated with
Americans for the Arts, the Arts Action Fund is the
nation’s largest grassroots advocacy network advancing
the arts on both the electoral and legislative landscapes.
The Fund’s goal is to enlist and mobilize citizen activists
that will help ensure that arts-friendly public policies are
adopted at the federal, state, and local levels.
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As a direct benefit of this partnership, CERF+’s
contacts now have the option of becoming Free Advocate
members of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund at
no cost. Just visit www.ArtsActionFund.org/CERF.
As a member of the Arts Action Fund, you will have
access to these benefits:
+ The electronic version of the quarterly Arts Action
News publication.
+ The biennial Congressional Arts Report Card, with
voting statistics, facts, and a grading scale to help
you make arts-informed voting decisions.
+ The E-Advocacy Center, which provides easyto-use tools, tips, and information for effectively
voicing support to elected officials and other
decision-makers on key legislative priorities to
ensure funding for the arts/arts education.
+ Electoral field guides on get-out-the-vote
initiatives, inside track to candidate profiles, and
political party profiles as they impact the arts and
arts education through the E-Advocacy Center.
+ Candidate forums and large-scale advocacy
As a member, you will also gain exclusive access to the
Arts Action Fund’s members-only connected political
action committee, the Arts Action Fund PAC. This PAC
provides direct support to pro-arts federal House and
Senate candidates.
The Arts Action Fund PAC strives to support as
many Democratic and Republican pro-arts candidates
as possible in all 50 states. Through the Arts Action
Fund PAC, 100% of contributed funds directly support
the campaigns of pro-arts federal candidates. It is only
through contributions from individual members that the
PAC is supported.
To begin enjoying these free benefits of membership
immediately, visit www.ArtsActionFund.org/CERF and
join the Arts Action Fund today.
The annual conference of the National Council for
Education on the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) convened
last March 28-31 in the misty Northwest. Seattle’s
Washington State Convention Center hosted a rich
array of activities: keynote speaker Mark Dion’s opening
lecture, a number of talks, exhibitions and events, and the
Resource Hall, where CERF+ had a presence throughout
the three-day event.
Once conference attendees began to pour into the
Resource Hall, it became clear that the spectrum of
awareness about preparedness was quite broad. Although
many attendees bypassed our booth and its materials on
preparedness and disaster response, students and craft
artists of all ages did approach us — sometimes cautiously,
sometimes excitedly.
Christine Kesler manning CERF+’s table in the Resource Hall at
the 2012 NCECA conference.
We encountered generous and outgoing donors who
knew all about our work, and who came over to introduce
themselves, along with young artists and bright-eyed
undergraduates who hungrily took down information
about our website, and picked up buttons and brochures.
Many of those younger artists and students seemed
relieved and grateful to learn about us, and often expressed
amazement at the fact that our organization even exists.
With our continued involvement at conferences like
NCECA, and with our field inquiry and outreach efforts
to reach more and more of the spectrum of working
craft artists, CERF+ aims to reinforce our message of
preparedness, mitigation, disaster response and assistance.
Do you need this newsletter in a larger font?
We’d be happy to email you an enlargeable digital copy.
Contact us at [email protected]
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CraftNEWYORK, and other events have no doubt been
struck by her warmth, creativity and understanding for
what it takes to sustain a career as a studio artist. We
will miss her and the perspective that she brings as an
independent business owner. If you would like to send
along a goodbye message for Nel, please send it to: [email protected]
craftemergeny.org and we will pass it to her.
MAD curator David Revere McFadden, leads CERF+’s board
on a tour of Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and
Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design.
The CERF+ board gathered for its spring meeting in
New York City last March 28-29 in conjunction with
the CraftNEWYORK show, which was organized by
Artrider Productions, Inc. and benefited CERF+ (see
page 8).
Along with giving board members a chance to attend
the show, the location allowed us to meet with Manhattanbased representatives from the National Coalition
for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response —
partners in our national effort to build a better system of
preparedness and emergency response in the arts sector.
Barbara Davis of the Actors Fund, Emily Gray
of Fractured Atlas, and Ted Berger of the Joan
Mitchell Foundation each discussed the importance
of the Coalition initiative, and the contributions their
organizations are making. Ken Curtin, the FEMA
voluntary agency liaison for New York and New Jersey,
joined us by phone to talk about both the importance of
artists to disaster recovery and the vulnerability of artists
to disasters.
The two-day meeting at the Museum of Arts and
Design concluded with an inspiring conversation with
MAD board Chairman Emerita Barbara Tober, and a
curator’s tour of Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in
Contemporary Art and Design, led by David McFadden.
CERF+’s fall board meeting will convene this October
in San Diego.
We are sad to announce that
our events coordinator, Nel
Emlen, will be leaving CERF+
in early fall to operate her floral
arrangement business full
time. Those of you who have
worked with Nel through your
participation in A Season for
CERF+, the American Craft
Council show in Baltimore,
We’re excited to announce that last winter’s Annual
Appeal was a tremendous success. Not only did we
exceed our goal of $100,000 by raising $104,557, but we
also heard from so many people who value the work that
CERF+ is doing to support the careers of craft artists.
Thank you for providing crucial funding for CERF+’s
programs and services! If you didn’t get a chance to donate,
don’t worry... It’s never too late.
February in Vermont is cold and snowy, and the days
are short. That makes one particular February day a perfect
time to celebrate both love and objects made by hand.
We’re talking about Valentine’s Day, of course. At
CERF+’s second annual “have heART” events last
February in Vermont’s capital city of Montpelier, we
invited the community to make valentines for friends and
loved ones, or purchase ones donated by artists in support
of CERF+.
Some of the many valentines that artists around the country
donated to have heART.
We were delighted with the many love-inspired cards
and crafts sent into CERF+ from artists near and far. Just
as thrilling was the response from the public, young and
old. Many announced to us, while they were busy cutting,
gluing, and sewing, that it was the first time in years they
had actually made something!
Interested in hosting your own “have heART” event for
CERF+? Give us a call at 802-229-2306 and we’ll provide
you with a customizable poster and planning materials.
It is easy and fun and a great way to involve your local
schools, businesses, and community.
CERF+ wishes to thank all the artists who so generously
donated their work and their time to this festive event,
which raised $563 for CERF+ and a tremendous amount
of joy for everyone involved.
You spoke and we listened: CERF+ unveiled a
revamped version of our annual Booth Fee Raffle at the
American Craft Council Show in Baltimore last February.
In the past, exhibiting artists had sold tickets to their
peers during the wholesale portion of the show — but this
year, they could simply designate an item in their booth.
When that item sold, the artist would donate a portion of
the proceeds of their choosing, to CERF+. In return they
would be entered into the raffle for a chance to win back
half of their booth fee (up to $1,000). All they had to do
was commit to making at least a $25 donation to CERF+,
regardless of whether the designated item sold.
Michael and Maureen Banner were two of the lucky booth fee raffle
winners at the 2012 American Craft Council Show in Baltimore.
This new format was a win-win all around. Artists
could focus on selling their work while raising money
for CERF+, and CERF+ staff at the show could spend
more time telling exhibitors about CERF+’s programs
and services.
Cheers to this year’s winners of the booth fee raffle,
Michael & Maureen Banner and Juanita Girardin.
Thank you to all of the artists who participated, raising
over $5,400 and making this event such a success and
thanks to the American Craft Council for welcoming our
presence and donating the booth fees for this fundraiser.
Thousands of craft enthusiasts flocked to
CraftNEWYORK last March 30-April 1 at 7W on
34th St in New York City. With over 100 artists from
around the country, this juried show provided guests with
an extraordinary sampling of the finest in American craft.
Ulysses Dietz, curator of decorative arts at the Newark
Artrider’s Stacey Jarit (r) with Newark Museum’s Ulysses Dietz (l)
and Best in Show winner Cliff Lee.
Museum, presented the Best in Show award to ceramic
artist Cliff Lee, and the Best in Show runner-up to wood
artist Michael Scarborough.
CraftNEWYORK was produced by Stacey Jarit
and her team at Artrider Productions as a benefit for
CERF+, and was juried by Elissa Ehlin, enamelist; Jean
McLaughlin, executive director of the Penland School;
Josh Simpson, glass blower and co-founder of CERF+;
Brent Skidmore, furniture maker, and Lana Wilson,
potter and educator.
“CERF+ extends an enthusiastic thanks to our dear
friends at Artrider Productions for producing this
beautiful show,” says Cornelia Carey, executive director.
“We also extend our heartfelt thanks to the exhibitors,
many of whom participated in our Benefit in a Booth, for
sharing their extraordinary talent with the public.
“Lastly, thank YOU, all the visitors to the show, who
made this year another great success.”
September marks the launch of A Season for CERF+,
our annual fund- and friend-raising initiative, through
which galleries, retailers and artists nationwide host yearend events and sales in support of CERF+’s services to
A great way to show support for the artists whose
work you sell, A Season for CERF+ is also is a wonderful
way to draw media attention to your business. Last year
participants in A Season for CERF+ 2011 contributed
$17,920 to CERF+.
As we approach the start of this year’s initiative,
CERF+ hopes to increase both the number of participants
involved and and the number of dollars we raise for craft
artists in need. As a way towards that goal, CERF+ is
pleased to announce the launching of a new partnership
with American Craft Week (ACW).
ACW is a national event in October involving those
who make, sell and/or celebrate objects made by hand and
made in America. Now in its third year, American Craft
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Week is offering to waive its participation fee to any A
Season for CERF+ 2012 participant who is new to ACW.
There is no better time to draw attention to Americanmade craft, shine a spotlight on the businesses that sell it,
and support the artists who create it. Sign up for A Season
for CERF+ 2012 now and become a new American Craft
Week participant at no cost.
Please join in the celebration! Call Carrie at the
CERF+ office at 802-229-2306, or sign up for A Season
for CERF+ 2012 at craftemergency.wufoo.com/forms/
Remember, the registration fee for ACW is waived for
all A Season for CERF+ galleries that have not previously
participated in American Craft Week.
The Guild, which raised $2,500 for CERF+
through its annual holiday ornament sale;
+ The Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show,
which made CERF+ the focus of the Preview Party
at its March show at the Armory, raising $2,056;
+ The Alabama Clay Conference, whose raffle for
CERF+ raised $1,100;
+ e Oregon Potters Association, which raised
$607 for CERF+ through its membership;
+ Members of the Association of Clay and Glass
Artists of California, who donated a total of $420
from their membership drive. As this newsletter
was heading to press ACGA members were also
wrapping up their annual fundraising sale for
CERF+ an the annual Palo Alto Clay and Glass
+ Bonnie Blandford, who organized her annual
Garage Sale/Art Fair and donated $350 to CERF+;
+ The Warren Wilson College Art Department,
which raised $200 for CERF+.
Still others who participated included Austin, Texas,
organization GenerousART.org, and Pennsylvania’s
Heart of the Home.
Thanks to everyone for both believing in and supporting
our work!
Wearables artist Jeffrey Weiss organized a NYC trunk
show. Clock maker Leonie Lacouette donated 5% of the
proceeds from her sales to A Season for CERF+ galleries.
Janice Threlkeld donated 10% of the proceeds from
handbuildingtools.com in honor of artist Lana Wilson.
Others, like Asheville artist Greg Vineyard, contributed a
percentage of monthly studio sales.
Propelled by a drive to support the mission of CERF+,
individuals and organizations around the nation pitched
in to raise $8,869 during the first half of 2012. The
CERF+ board and staff wish to thank everyone who lent
a hand so far this year, including:
The Garage Sale Art Fair was one of many events around the
country that helped to support CERF+.
If you have looked at www.craftemergency.org or our Facebook page, you may have spotted invitations to join
CERF+’s email list. But what can you learn from our e-communications that you’re not already getting from our
Well, if you’ve wondered that, here’s the answer. While our newsletter is a great way to catch up on CERF+’s
work for the last six months, we mainly use our e-blasts to reach out to people who live in an area that has just
experienced a major disaster. We also send out a monthly e-news, featuring timely preparedness tips to help artists
protect their careers from emergencies.
So help CERF+ help you — sign up for our e-communications today at www.craftemergency.org.
And don’t forget to pass our messages along to your friends!
Georgine Clarke
Georgine Clarke, most often
described as a “visionary” or
“magician,” by those who knew
her, died peacefully on May 3
after a long illness. She was the
founding director of the Kentuck
Festival of the Arts and the
Kentuck Arts Center in Northport, Alabama. Under her
leadership the Kentuck Festival became one of the most
unique and highly-regarded festivals of its kind, bringing
together traditional and contemporary craft artists, top
regional musicians and outsider artists – well before the
work of self-taught artists became widely accepted.
She was born in 1941 in Zuni, New Mexico and
moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1971 with her husband
Jack, where she was a practicing metalsmith before
becoming immersed in Kentuck and arts advocacy. She
served as Director of Kentuck until 1994 when she took
the position of Visual Arts Program Manager with the
Alabama State Council on the Arts in Montgomery,
giving her an enhanced platform for working with artists
statewide. Clarke served on the Museum Associations
Board and the Folk Art Society of America Advisory
Board. During the Kentuck Festival last fall a building
at the Kentuck Art Center was named for her and it was
recently announced by the Alabama State Council on the
Arts that its gallery will be named the Georgine Clarke
Alabama Artists Gallery in her honor.
“Georgine had a great influence on my career and on
the careers of countless other artists in Alabama,” said
friend and colleague Craig Nutt, who moved his studio to
the Kentuck Art Center when it was started in 1979. “She
had a vision of how to make things better for artists, and
the skill and determination to make it real.”
effectively transforming into community arts centers.
The 1996 book Contemporary American Folk Art: A
Collector’s Guide said that Mr. Imagination “beats the
Chicago Sanitation Department to back-alley waste and
assembles what most of us would consider trash into
sculptures of great power...Warmack’s work is beautiful,
but it has another level as well — it is about the black
experience and Warmack’s search for his African roots.”
Mr. Imagination
and his art came
to the attention
of CERF+ in
2009 after his
home and studio
had been seriously
damaged by a fire.
Photo: Greg Heller-Labelle
Ericka Clark Shaw
We were very sad to learn that ceramic artist and
CERF+ supporter, Ericka Clark Shaw passed away at
home in the Bay Area this past May. Along with CERF+,
Ericka was actively involved in the Clay and Glass Arts
Foundation, Baulines Craft Guild and the Association
of Clay and Glass Artists of California while also
spreading her passion and knowledge about art to students
through her teaching positions at Merritt College,
Laney Community College,
Walnut Creek Art Center,
and Richmond Art Center.
When she wasn’t teaching, she
was creating functional and
sculptural work in her studio.
She leaves behind her husband,
Doug, and a son and daughter.
We will miss her infectious
laugh and optimistic spirit.
Mr. Imagination (Gregory Warmack)
We were sorry to learn of Mr. Imagination’s death in
May in Atlanta. Mr. Imagination was a visionary folk artist
originally from Chicago who saw beauty and life in all
objects. He was best known for his hand-hammered bottle
cap art and his generosity of spirit that led to his homes
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“Think of it as a Craigslist for disasters,” Beck says. “It
allows an artist who’s affected by an incident, or somebody
who’s looking to give goods or services, the ability to post
it. All the ways you can characterize what you’re giving are
oriented toward artists.” The new exchange will be ready
this summer, but may not go live until a major disaster.
In addition, CERF+ is working to increase the amounts
of grants and interest-free loans it can provide to artists
Just as we were going to press, we got word that Cathy Wice
died on July 18th. Cathy was a terrific CERF+ supporter, an
avid collector and lover of the craft field and great supporter
of craft artists’ careers. She will be missed by all of us. She
leaves behind her husband, Marty and two sons and many
friends and relatives.
affected by accidents or disasters.
Overall, says Cornelia Carey, the aim of these various
efforts is to ensure that the arts sector is “both disasterready and disaster-resilient. Artists can do their part by
being better informed, better insured, and better prepared.”
And “with extreme weather and other emergencies
becoming more prevalent, and happening in every region
of the country,” she adds, “the time is very much right for
a coordinated effort like this.”
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Individual being commemorated is listed first, donors below.
Stacey Jarit and Jeff Sobel
Laura Kandel
Thomas Bezanson
Signe Hanson
Hilton Byrd
Howard & Janet Rose
Barry Cohen
Malcolm Davis
Posey Bacopoulos
Pat Clogston
Karen Karnes & Ann Stannard
Gail Spane
Rachel Durand
Elaine Ware
Jim Gooderum
Society for Midwest
Jason Greene
Dale and Dave Bland
Brad and Darlene Cassella
Community Systems, Inc.
Marcia Hoexter
Marilyn Hoexter
Michelle and Al King
Robert Nickels
Harold Thomas
Amy Yenyo
Susan Barksdale Howorth
Peter and Betsy Currie
Jan Peters
Lisa and Dudley Anderson
Joan and Jon Auritts
Fleur Bresler
Sharon and Raymond Bruce
Christian Burchard
The Center for Art In Wood
Cornelia Carey
Marjorie Chan
Fran Croll
Leah Danberg
Dever Designs, Inc.
Mary Detomaso
Rosalie Friis-Ross
Renee Glass
Neil and Rowena Haas
S. Bruce and Eleanor Heister
Nancy Herbst
William & Marianne Hunter
Ferne Jacobs
Marion Jacobs
Gerri Johnson-McMIllan
Lacoste Gallery
Jo Lauria and Mike Fargo
Takeshi Masashi
Merrill and Mark Morrison
Stephanie Plaut
Rick and Barb Reisner
Sandra and David Rosenbaum
Jane and Don Sauer
Susan and Tim Schiff
Raymond and Lois Sheen
Norman Sherfield
Steve and Anne Sinner
Kaye Spilker
Barbara Widdess
Janis and William Westman
David Wright
Carol Sedestrom Ross
Curtis Benzle & Wendy Wilson
Kaete Brittin Shaw
Gail Kendall
Linda Weatherly Shroyer
Polly Allen
Nancy Koenigsberg
Arlene Mann
Lisa Englander and
Bruce W. Pepich
Artists Who Need
Barbara and Donald Tober
Memphis College of Art
Mary Len Costa
Joan Baxt
The Polo Club of Boca Raton
Alix Myerson
Louise Millikan
Vivian Brown &
Gloria Weissman
Louise Millikan
Eloise Poretz
Louise Millikan
Cornelia Carey
Alice C. Merritt
Shirley Richter
Carol and Alfred Sils
The Good Work CERF+ Does
Jane Waggoner Deschner
Jim Rosenau
Trudy Zimmerman
Barbara Pontecorvo
Donald Clark
Bob & Inge Osborne
Michelle Royston
Margaret Collins
Louise Millikan
Edna Robinson Jones
Patrick Dragon
Patricia Frey
Sheri Fox and Jon
Rawlinson of Trios Gallery
Stephen and Lynda Fox
Carol Eckert
Marie King
Angela Fina
Constance M. Baugh
Lana Wilson
Janice Threlkeld, JT Enterprises
Judy Gordon
Madeline Jill and John Flynn
Lloyd Herman
Fleur Bresler
James Renwick Alliance
Elmerina & Paul Parkman
Eduardo Rubio-Arzate
Fairbank & Perry Goldsmiths
Bill Ruth
Susan Mahlstedt
Karen Schoenberg
Coco Schoenberg
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Cash Contributions
From January 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012
*For the Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness + Emergency Response
$50,000 and Up
Ceres Foundation
*The Nathan Cummings Foundation
+Windgate Charitable Foundation
$40,000 to
*Joan Mitchell Foundation
$10,000 to
+Polly Allen
Artrider Productions, Inc.
+David Charak
+Judy & Frank Gordon
The Karma Foundation
+Jan W. Katz
+Dr. & Mrs. William Robb
The Seth Sprague Educational and
Charitable Foundation
+James A. Wilkinson
$5,000 to
Lois & Dr. Edward Anderson
+Eddie & Angela Bernard
+Robert L. Lynch
Lois Moran
+Toni Sikes
$1,000 to
Alabama Clay Conference
Artisans Gallery, PA
C. B. Fleet Company, Inc.
+Cornelia Carey
Betsy & Peter Currie
Robert W. Curry
Sarah & Seth Glickenhaus
Jonathan’s Spoons
Louise C. Millikan
Sara S. Morgan
Philadelphia Invitational
Furniture Show
G. Frederick Rush
+Brent Skidmore
Barbara Waldman & Dennis Winger
James A. Wilkinson
ZIG ZAG Gallery
$500 to $999
Anonymous (2)
+Donald Clark
+Julie Gordon Dalgleish
Carlyn Galerie
Change Round-Up
Community Systems, Inc.
Valerie Hector
Joan & Milton Baxt Foundation
+Pamela J. Kingfisher
Betty Helen Longhi
Louisiana Crafts Guild
Marie H Ankeny Charitable
Lead Trust
Metal Motives
Marlin & Ginger Miller, Jr.
Terri Moreland
Margaret Nettles
Oregon Potters Association
PISMO Galleries
The Polo Club of Boca Raton
Potters Guild of New Jersey
Hila & Saul Rosen
Selo/Shevel Gallery
+Gini Garcia
+Felicia Shaw
Toni Sikes/Bill Kraus
Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas
Tilney-Kaemmer Fund of the
HRK Foundation
Barbara and Donald Tober
Two Sisters Contemporary
Gift Gallery
Wholesalecrafts.com, Inc.
$250 to $499
John & Sharon Amdall
Lisa Aronson
Mary Lou Atkins - MLA Productions
Banner Studio
Laura Baring-Gould
Bonnie Blandford/Garage Sale
Art Fair
Cornelia Carey
Margaret & Daniel Collins
Daniel J. & Edith A. Ehrlich Family
Diane Horning/Diane’s Artisan
Grannis Gallery
Bruce and Eleanor Heister
Highwater Clays, Inc
William & Marianne Hunter
Marion Jacobs
Marie King
Karen Koblitz
Elizabeth Kubie/Crafts America LLC
Lacoste Gallery
Linda Lane
Nick Leonoff
Merrill Morrison
Robert Nickels
Dorothy Segal
Felicia Shaw
+Jean McLaughlin & Tom Spleth
Susan Steinhauser & Daniel
Topeo Gallery
Jeffrey Weiss
West Coast Weather Vanes
Patricia Young
$100 to $249
Anonymous (22)
Margery Ames
Lisa & Dudley Anderson
Jorge Arango
As Kindred Spirits
Aaron Ashcraft & Kristy Cottrell
Barking Lizards Art | Design Gallery
Claire Bateman
Hayne Bayless
The Bead Society of Los Angeles
Curtis Benzle & Wendy Wilson
Theodore S. Berger
+ Indicates a gift made to the Campaign for CERF+’s Future
Denise Betesh
James & Terry Binnion
C. Michael Bradley
Fleur & Charles Bresler
Stephani Briggs
Barbara Bruno
Christian Burchard
Robert Alan Byrd
Elissa & Christopher Campbell/
Blue Roof Designs
Christopher Chaney
Galina Chehirian
Lisa Christensen
Donald Clark
Clay Artists of San Diego
Charles Cohn & Catherine Smith
Cory Glass Works
Mary Len Costa
Nancy H. Craemer
Fran Croll
Pam Cummings
Julie Gordon Dalgleish
Jaclyn Davidson
Steve Davis
Delavan Center, Inc.
Dever Designs, Inc.
Marylyn Dintenfass
Wendy & Jon Ellertson
Lisa Englander &
Bruce W. Pepich
Fairbank & Perry Goldsmiths
Flourish Company
Amy Flynn
Jill Flynn
Stephen and Lynda Fox
Sondra Francis
Patricia Frey
Caryn Fried
Andrea Geer
Betsy Grob Giberson
Juanita Girardin
Joseph & Barbara Graham
Greenleaf Gallery
William Griffith
Rob Matthews and Leslie Guinan
Neil and Rowena Haas
Carrie Haddican
Starr Hagenbring
Susan & Gib Hammond
Handworks Gallery
Signe Hanson
Harmony Weavers Guild
Tom Herman &
Susan Decker-Herman
Highlight Gallery
Tom & Connie Hodson
Michelle & David Holzapfel
James Renwick Alliance
Stacey Jarit and Jeff Sobel
Eric Jensen
Julie Jerman-Melka
Edna Robinson Jones
Laura Kandel
Reena Kashyap
Ewa Kielczewska
Michelle and Al King
Dan Klein
Silas Kopf
David Kotary
Karen F. Krieger
Ellie & Mark Lainer
Jo Lauria
League of NH Craftsmen, Inc.
Sara & David Lieberman
Micki Lippe
Jim & Linda Loesch
Betty Helen Longhi
Flora Mace & Joey Kirkpatrick
Takeshi Masashi
MIchael McCoy
Jeanelle & Mike McGuire
Sharon & Thomas McPherron
Sandy Miller
Patricia Mitchell
Hideaki Miyamura
Judy Motzkin
Judy & Dan Mulford
Rebecca Myers
Craig & Linda Nutt
Harold O’Connor
Bob & Inge Osborne
Patricia Palson
Elmerina & Paul Parkman
Ellen Pingree
Barbara Pontecorvo
Isabelle & Leo Posillico
Pritam & Eames
David & Cheryl Purvis
Sue Ellen & Paul Romanowski
Howard & Janet Rose
Sandra & David Rosenbaum
Hap Sakwa Photography
Susan and Tim Schiff
Laine Barbanell Schipper &
Joel Schipper
Coco Schoenberg
Seattle Weavers’ Guild
Julie Shaw
Shenandoah Potters Guild
Shop Talk Magazine
Steve & Anne Sinner
Kaye Spilker
Rebekah Strickland
Mark Sullivan
Janice Threlkeld, JT Enterprises
Ann Tsubota
Elaine Unzicker
Ventura County Potters’ Guild
Gregory A. Vineyard
Mary Carolyn Walker
Elaine Ware
Warren Wilson College
Art Department
Tom & Kathy Wegman
Londa Weisman
Paulette Werger
West Coast Weather Vanes
John Wesley Williams
William Wilson
Frank & Lisa Wohl
Carol Yorke & Gerard Conn
Muffy Young
Up to $99
Anonymous (46)
James Aarons
Robert E Allen
Tim Arnold
Joan & Jon Auritts
Posey Bacopoulos
Julie Hunter Bagish/Jul’s Pottery
Dave & Sandy Baird
Steve Baldwin
Dorothy Gill Barnes
Harriet Forman Barrett
Connie Baugh
Elaine & Michael Bennett
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Karen Bernthal
Dale & Dave Bland
Peter Boerger
Anne Bossert
Ron Boszko
Mande & William Boublitz
Ann Brauer
Kathleen Brennan
Fleur Bresler
Hulda & Kenneth Bridgeman
Robert Brou
Sharon & Raymond Bruce
Valerie Bunnell
Deborah Bushinski
Molly Cantor
Matthew Cantu
Vincent Casalaina
Brad & Darlene Cassella
The Center for Art In Wood
Aurore Chabot
Evan Chambers
Marjorie Chan
Jill Nordfors Clark
Carrie Cleveland & Xavier Massot
Rebecca Cohen
Matt Cohn
Bonita Cohn
Liz Cohoe
Louise Fischer Cozzi
Eileen Cressman-Reeder
Andy & Beverly Crist
Angi Curreri
Marcia Dalva
Peter Danko
Gail Dapogny
Donna D’Aquino
Gerald Davis
Richard E. Davis & Lynn Wood
del Mano Gallery
Jane Waggoner Deschner
Mary Detomaso
Megin Diamond
Deb Dormody
Rusty Dorr
Double Joy Beads
Sana Doumet
Shirley Drevich & Richard Medlock
Neal Drobnis & Margaret Pinkey
Ben Dyer
Ellen Eichel
Bruce Erdman
Kim Eubank
Theodora Fine
Nancy Folsom
Miriam Fredenthal
Samantha Freeman
Amy Gerstle
Julie & Ken Girardini
Renee Glass
Glasscraft, Inc.
Roberta Glidden
Anne & Steve Goddard
Karen & Norman Goeschko
Lenore Goldman
Carol & Shelton Gorelick
Danielle Gori-Montanelli
Dennis Gozenski/Jeanne Petrosky
Robert K. Green
Phyllis Harrison/The Art Stop
Heart of the Home
Kathleen Hendig
Catharine Hiersoux
Pat Hill
Robert Hitzig
Leni Hoch
Marilyn Hoexter
Marcia Hoexter
Tony & Debbie Holman
Brandon Holschuh
Shaari Horowitz
Hsu Studios
Mark & Leslie Hughes
Judith Hummell
Jill Hurant
Joy Imai
W. John Jameson III
Paul Jensen
Jacqueline Johnson
Ronni Jolles
Sally Jones
Shelley Jones
Richard Judd
David Kalish
Rhonda Kap Metal Sculptor
Selma Karaca
Deb Karash
Karen Karnes & Ann Stannard
Peggy Karr Glass
Bernard Katz
Lori Ehrlich Katz
Glen Kaufman
Vickie Keasler
Tom Kelly
Jerry & Deborah Kermode
Judith Kinghorn
Susan Kingsley
Uli Kirchler
Peggy Kittelson
John & Arlene Knaak
Sabrina Knowles & Jenny Pohlman
Peggy Alonas Kodl
Nancy Koenigsberg
Sally LaGrand
Michael Lancaster & Barbara Harnack
Georgia Landau
Lynn Landor
Hannah Lee
Gayla Lee
Lisa LeMair
Laurie Leonard
Susan & Ulrich Levi-Goerlich
Beth Levine
Chong & Judy Lim
Tom Loeser & Bird Ross
Ana Lopez & Keith K. Annis
Joan R. Lustig
Sydney Lynch
Patricia MacGillivray
Kathryn Maes
Susan Mahlstedt
John Manikowski
Louise S. Marshall
Art Mathewson &
Nancy Martin-Mathewson
Gary McDole
Mike McGahan
Tess McGuire
Catherine McMurray
Tianna Meilinger
MeKo Designs
Hilda Melchior
Amy Meltzer
Jenny Mendes
Alice C. Merritt
Richard Messina Designs
Doug Meyer
Lisa Micheels
Libby Mijanovich
Claudia Mills
Keiko Mita
Studio Tabula Rasa
Michael Mode
Emily Moores
Brenda Morrison
Robert Mortenson
P. Murphy
Susan Neal/Stephen Thurmond
Scott Nelles
Amy Nguyen
Beth Novak
Carrie Nunes
Jeff Oestreich
Daniel Oliver
Margaret Othrow
Terry Ow-Wing
Pat Oyama
Mary Partlan
Rosella Harrison Peck
Perimeter Gallery
Ken Pick
Paula Prekowitz
Bets Ramsey
Margaret Realica
Carolyn Reichert & Steven S. Hodo
Arthur Reitmeyer
Meghan Riley
Roger & Luanne Rimel
Inge Roberts
Judy Rosati
Justin Rothshank
Frank Saliani
Arturo Alanzo Sandoval
James Sankowski
Jane Sauer
Michael Scarborough
Steven Schramek
Frie Schulz
Joyce Scott
Mr. & Mrs. Guy Semmes
Dolph & Barbara Shapiro
Kaete Brittin Shaw
Raymond & Lois Sheen
David Sheppard & Celeste Hill
Sierra by Sonoma Art Works
Amy Silberkleit
Robert Silberman
Carol & Al Sils
Ellen Simons
Susan Skinner/Fibula Studio
Society for Midwest Metalsmiths
Sule Sokoni
Soldner Clay Mixers by
Muddy Elbow Mfg
Gail Spane
Mary Stackhouse
Laura Stamper
Reen Stanhouse
Chuck and Kathy Stecker
Bernadette Stillo
Tom Stoenner
David F. Stone
Judy Stone
Studio Maureen & The
Next Door Gallery
Beverly Tadeu
Freeman Taylor
Kathleen Tesnakis
Harold Thomas
Tom & Kelley Throop
Ursula Tilker
Lidija & Slobodan Tkalcevic
Holly Tornheim
Myung Urso
Peter M. Vale/Vale Craft Gallery
Ann Van Every
John Venekamp
Vermont State Craft Center
at Frog Hollow
Anne Vincent
Alisha Volotzky Glass Artist
Wallingford Potters Guild
William Walmsley Jr
Patti Warashina
Wayne Louis Werner
Janis & William Westman
C.E. Weston & R.E. Berger
Kathleen White
Chuck Whitehouse
Kimberly Willcox & Kevin
Susanne Williams
Marvin & Karen Winograde
Edward Wohl & Ann Wolfe
Lynn Wood
David Wright
Paddy Wrob
Amy Yenyo
Trudy Zimmerman
During my seventeen years serving as CERF+’s executive director, a number of supporters—craft artists, show
producers, gallery owners, curators and collectors--have casually told me that they’ve included CERF+ in their estate
plans. Every donation we receive is meaningful, but this kind of financial commitment is one of the most important
ways to ensure our longevity as one of a handful of service organizations devoted to artists’ well-being.
To formalize a planned giving program, CERF+ has just created the CERF+ Legacy Circle. CERF+ Legacy Circle
members will be recognized in CERF+’s publications and in various other ways throughout the years. I hope you will
contact me to let me know if you have already included CERF+ in your estate plans and/or let me know if you’d like to
learn more about ensuring CERF+’s future with a planned gift. [email protected], 802-229-2306.
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CERF+ relies on donations of goods and services as part of its package of assistance to craft artists and for its operations. Following are the
names of individuals, businesses, and organizations that have either supported CERF+’s emergency relief beneficiaries with donated services
such as: booth fee waivers, equipment and supplies, or supported CERF+ operations and fundraising with valuable donation of items such as:
artwork, booth space, transportation, consulting services, and advertising.
American Art Clay Co., Inc.
American Craft Council
American Visionary Art Museum
Art In Motion/Watch That Van Go
Ceramics Monthly
The Crafts Report
CRMfusion, Inc.
Festival Network Online
Helmand Restaurant
Hyatt Regency Baltimore
Iridesco, Inc.
Microsoft Corporation
Ornament Magazine
Wendy Rosen/The Rosen Group
Salesforce.com Foundation
Ms. Valerie Zeman
These individuals and businesses have donated at least $1,000 in goods and services to CERF+’s beneficiaries and/or to CERF+’s operations and
American Craft Council
Art In Motion/Watch That Van Go
Microsoft Corporation
Ornament Magazine
Wendy Rosen/The Rosen Group
Salesforce.com Foundation
Ms. Valerie Zeman
Thanks also to these individuals and organizations that uniquely supported CERF+.
Lois Anderson
Michael and Maureen Banner
Willow Bascom
Ted Berger
Hugh Bradshaw
Angel Brame
Elissa Campbell
Lucy Comstock-Gay
Ann Cousins
Louise Fischer Cozzi
Ken Curtin
Barbara Davis
John Davis
Jill Davis
Marie Davis
Gabrielle Dietzel
The Drawing Board
Nancy Dublin
Kathleen Dustin
Jane Eakin
Liesel Fenner
Lucy Ferrada
Sabine Gerbatsch
Beth Ann Gerstein
Emily Gray
Jean Grinnell
Carolyn Grodinsky
Valery Guignon
Stephanie Guinan
Addie Hannan
Paul Hannan
Sarah Heimann
Ricardo Hernandez
Michelle Holzapfel
Marilynn Host
Duncan Johnson
Mia Kanazawa
Caitlin Kelly
Jennifer Klein
Silas Kopf
Michael Kraatz
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Janet MacLeod
Linda Markin
Xavier Massot
David Revere McFadden
Steve Mineck
Judith Motzkin
Charlie Nagelschmidt
Kerstin Nichols
Patricia Palson
Dennis Piotrowski
Suzanne Rexford Winston
Rick Ruggles
Red Weldon Sandlin
Jan Schachter
Susan Schear
Linda & David Schutz
Biba Schutz
South End Arts District
Sabra Segal
Lori Shaw
Caroline Tavelli-Abar
Barbara Tober
Kate Tonguis
Emily Townsend
David Van Noppen
Kerry Vesper
Barbara Wagner
Nancy Wasserman
Charlotte Wegrzynowski
Joanne Wise
Valerie Zeman
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Ways to support CERF+
Limited edition CERF+ charms. Go to
www.cerf.myshopify.com to make
a secure online purchase of CERF+
charms and other CERF+ merchandise.
Clockwise, from bottom right: Sandra Enterline 2008,
Susan Skinner 2002 (sold out), Emily Rosenfeld 2005,
Valerie Mitchell 2009, Thomas Mann 2006 (sold out),
Karen Krieger 2003, Chickenscratch 2004,
Paulette Werger 2010, Boris Bally 2007.
I’d Love To Help.
Use this form and the enclosed donation envelope or make a secure online donation and/or purchase at www.craftemergency.org/support/contribute.
All prices include postage & handling.
❍ Enclosed is my donation of $ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
❍ Enclosed is my gift and matching gift from either my company or my spouse/partner.
❍ Sign me up for your Monthly Installment Plan and
charge the following amount to my credit card each month (min. $10/month).
❍ $10 ❍ $20 ❍ $50 ❍ $ _________________________________________
❍ My gift is in honor of: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
( Please provide more information in space below )
❍ My gift is in memory of: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Name of person to receive thank you card: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Address ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
City _____________________________________________________________________________________ State __________________________ Zip __________________________________________________
I’d like to pay by:
❍ Check (made payable to CERF+)
❍ Visa ❍ Mastercard
name on credit card (please print)
CERF+ Charms
credit card number
Please send me ____ 2010 charm(s) by Paulette Werger at $50 each
$ ______________
expiration date
Please send me ____ 2009 charm(s) by Valerie Mitchell at $50 each
$ ______________
Please send me ____ 2008 charm(s) by Sandra Enterline at $50 each
$ ______________
Please send me ____ 2007 charm(s) by Boris Bally at $45 each
$ ______________
Please send me ____ 2005 charm(s) by Emily Rosenfeld at $20 each
$ ______________
Please send me ____ 2004 charm(s) by Chickenscratch at $20 each
$ ______________
Please send me ____ 2003 charm(s) by Karen Krieger at $20 each
$ ______________
name (as you would like it to appear in our publications)
email address
Total purchases $ ______________
❍ I have included CERF+ in my will.
❍ I would like more information about ensuring the future of CERF+’s programs and services through a bequest or planned giving.
❍ I do not wish to have my donation acknowledged in CERF+ publications.
❍ Please do not share my name with others.
Thank you!
CERF+, PO Box 838 Montpelier, VT 05601 • 802-229-2306 • fax 888-370-3280 • [email protected] • www.craftemergency.org
Non Profit
U.S. Postage
Burlington, VT
Permit #165
PO Box 838, Montpelier, Vermont 05601
The mission of CERF+ is to
safeguard and sustain the careers of
craft artists and provide emergency
resources that benefit all artists.
September through December is A Season for CERF+
The following businesses have joined CERF+’s nationwide A Season for CERF+ community.
Together they raise funds for CERF+ as well as help to increase awareness about our work. Galleries whose names are printed in red are also
taking part in American Craft Week. A !! next to a name indicates that the gallery has participated in A Season for CERF+ for 10 or more years.
If you live near one of these businesses or find yourself traveling nearby one, thank them with your patronage.
If you would like to participate in A Season for CERF+, contact the CERF+ office at 802-229-2306 or [email protected]
TRAX Gallery, Berkeley
Cape Kaleidoscopes, Mashpee
Cory Glass Works, Lawrence
Handworks Gallery of American
Crafts, Acton
!! The Society of Arts and Crafts,
Boston www.societyofcrafts.org
!! PISMO Fine Art Glass, Denver
Craftsman House, St. Petersburg
The Potters House, Litchfield
As Kindred Spirits, Rockville
Two Sisters Contemporary Gift
Gallery, Bel Air
!! Eureka Crafts, Syracuse
Imagine, Skaneateles
Black Mountain, Swannanoa
!! Bringle Gallery and Studio,
!! Grovewood Gallery, Asheville
!! Penland Gallery/Penland School
of Crafts, Penland
!! Don Drumm Studios & Gallery,
!! ZIG ZAG Gallery, Dayton
!! Topeo Gallery, New Hope
!! Artisans Gallery, Lahaska
The Village Artisans, Boiling
!! Carlyn Galerie, Dallas
Clarksville Pottery and Gallery
!! Hanson Galleries, Houston
!! Facere Jewelry Art Gallery,
Seattle www.facerejewelryart.com
Studio 40, Lewisburg
[email protected]
!! Ephraim Pottery Studio Gallery,
Lake Mills