The time has come. Westward bound. Home as I roam.
Jennifer Schwartz with Lady Blue
This project has surely got my attention, and I seriously suggest checking it out. Art, photography, travel and spreading the love of art, all rolled into one sweet endeaver? HOWLYA! That’s something to get excited about!
The Crusade for Collecting is a super sweet photography project, driven by Jennifer Schwartz in her VW Van, Lady Blue. The mobile photo exhibition is literally rolling-in to a city near you! A revivalist movement, engaging the public with art and empower a new generation of collectors will spontaneously pop-up in cities across the USA March - June 2013.
Moving beyond the traditional boundaries of the art world, the Crusade provides a platform to reach audiences in real world settings and foster awareness around the importance of buying original art and supporting the artists making it. Via guerrilla style exhibition, the core of the nation’s public becomes acquainted and engaged with art in a spontaneously memorable way.
Get These Dates In Your Calendar
Atlanta Kick-off event March 27th
Los Angeles April 6th
San Francisco April 13th
Portland April 17th
Seattle April 30th
Chicago May 24th
Cleveland May 26th
New York June 2nd
Washington DC June 5th
Richmond June 8th
About the Participating Artists
Art available will include work from The Ten.
Artists include: Chloe Aftel, Tami Bone, David Bram, Laura Burlton, Elizabeth Fleming, Laura Griffin, Warren Harold, Kat Kiernan, Heidi Lender, Clay Lipsky, Sarah Moore, Ryan Nabulsi, Jeff Rich, Aline Smithson, Lori Vrba.
This group of internationally collected and widely exhibited photographers represent a range of work meant to capture attention and inspire artistic connection amongst the diversity of the American public. Additionally, To Be Announced local emerging artists of each participating city will be included in the pop up gallery space, and often be onsite themselves, allowing The Crusade to introduce locals to the art and artists homegrown in their own communities.
Jennifer Schwartz is the mastermind and creative guru behind the crusade. She’s not shy when it comes to creating a scene for photography. When she’s not eliminating barriers between people and collecting through her gallery and special projects, you’ll find her penning the Crusade for Art blog, lecturing and teaching, reviewing portfolios at PhotoNOLA, PhotoLucida, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, FotoFest, and others (not done yet!) and curating exhibitions including the Lishui Photo Festival in Lishui, China in 2011. Ta-dah! That’s one busy woman making things happen in the world with art. and photography. You gotta say HOWLYA to that!
The Crusade for Collecting has 501c(3) status through a fiscal sponsorship program with the New York Foundation for the Arts.