Impactful Gestures

In times of uncertainty, local artists continue to encourage viewers of their works to engage in making the world around them a better place. PVAC has received submissions from three such exemplary local artists taking initiative to ensure that their art is imbued with power to make positive change.

Aaron Sheppard, Curator

Lynnie Sterba – The following video was submitted by local artist, Lynnie Sterba, for her participation in the Conference for Global Transformation, 2020, which recently concluded. Her process includes an under-painting of words, “which is my way of connecting with the canvas and paint and sharing my love with viewers of my paintings. When I paint landscapes, I am inspired to paint from my deep love for nature’s rhythms, movement, and voice. From the movement of the trees to the rich tranquility of the ocean, I hope to create works that emerge from my spirit and flourish with sprinkles of serenity, beauty, tranquility, and optimism.”

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Lynnie Sterba, Who You Are For Me

Eric Sanders – “Concurrent with his artistic practice, Sanders is actively involved in philanthropy and established the Sanders Family Foundation [which] supports organizations fostering sustainable change in developing countries with a specific focus on initiatives directed towards women and children. Since its inception, the Foundation has allocated funds to Global Communities, the Global Livingston Institute, Groundswell International, Nuru International, Project Care International, and World Neighbors. Sanders will transfer 100% of the income generated by the sale of his artwork to his Foundation for reinvestment in philanthropic initiatives further underscoring his deep commitment to socially impactful endeavors.”

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Eric Sanders, Abstractions

Pam Douglas – “We are in a startling time hearing the cries of children torn from their parents at the American border. Beyond this country, refugees are seeking sanctuary around the world. The multi-year Sanctuary project is a visceral response to their humanity.” This project is ongoing, with local exhibitions in 2019 and 2020; a third iteration to continue the artist’s passion for her content and subject matter scheduled for 2021.

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Pam Douglas, Sanctuary