March 12, 2010
I've been painting in the DC area now for over 10 years, but it wasn't until I got involved with ARTOMATIC a few years ago that I really started to feel like part of the greater art community. ARTOMATIC really brings together so many artists and art organizations- I had no idea there were so many out there!
And one of my favorite things about being involved with ARTOMATIC is the volunteer shifts. The show is electric and alive all the time!... a 4-hour shift feels like 20 minutes!
My story begins my very first volunteer shift of ARTOMATIC. I was in the elevator no less when I begin chatting with another artist who had arrived to complete one of his volunteer shifts. After a night of working together, we became great friends. And a few short months later we collabarated on a children's book together- I did the artwork and he took all the pictures. I couldn't be prouder of what we accomplished. It just goes to show you the power in numbers!... and the magic of ARTOMATIC!
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
purchase it's own permanant building and have ARTOMATIC be 365 days a year! It would be THE central art scene in DC, hands down!
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About once a year
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Gallery/floor supervision, guest hospitality.