New York, NY – On Monday July 9th, Sugarlift, a NYC-based art advisory service, hosted Mother and Child, a one-night-only gallery exhibition with 100% of sales proceeds benefiting four nonprofit partners that are working to reunite families at the border. Over the course of a single evening, Sugarlift raised $8,172 (and counting!) to send to RAICES, The Young Center, The Florence Project, and KIND.
The works, all priced at $500 and under and no larger than 14 square inches, meditated on the artistic theme. They did so either explicitly, through images of breast feeding mothers, for example, or by invoking the inextricable bond between mother and child through figurative and abstract imagery.
Alonsa Guevara: “Mother and Child”
The event was featured in New York Magazine’s The Cut and attended by representatives from the above organizations and many of the 30 artists who donated work.
“KIND is extremely grateful for the support of Sugarlift and all the artists who participated to help support families separated at the border. Your caring and compassion will help right some of the terrible wrongs that have been done to these families and help ensure the protection of the children.” ~ Wendy Young, KIND President
“At Mother & Child, you could feel a joint energy in the air. The exhibit showed that if we put efforts, love and intention together, we can start making a difference and propelling much needed attention and change. I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute my grain of sand to help the separated families at the border, through art.” ~ Vicky Barranguet, Artist
Nicolas Holiber “Hands”
Sugarlift also encourages interested parties to reach out and donate to these organizations directly:
On a mission to make collecting quality artwork more affordable and less esoteric, Sugarlift has been helping collectors find and commission original artwork from emerging artists since 2014. The process adapts to each individual client’s style, space and budget, and has placed art everywhere from the first time buyer’s home to commercial projects for clients such as Johnson & Johnson and J.Crew. The emerging artists Sugarlift supports are encouraged to further their careers through pop-up events, partnerships with interior design and advisory firms, participation in art fairs, and gallery relationships in their local community.