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The HARC Foundation
January 27, 2011

I am an artist and a photographer who has published my work, won awards, and shown my photography and painting in many groups shows, but I was not able secure that most important milestone in any visual artists career : a solo show of my work in Los Angeles. In order for the public to understand the direction and import of an artists ideas, it is critical for any artist to be able to show a full body of work, in one place, all together, rather than piecemeal, one work in a group show with others, here and there.

I applied to the Harc Foundation and was thrilled to find that out of a great many applicants I had won the prize of a one-person exhibit in Los Angeles. The Harc Foundation secured an appropriate and convenient venue for the exhibit, provided financing to produce the work, printed attractive invitations, helped me hang the work, publicized the show, invited the press, critics and other important figures in the art world, and arranged for a substantial opening night reception.

The event went off beautifully and was a huge success. Because of this show, there has been a dramatically increased interest in my work and the opening up of many other opportunities still evolving, which would not have been available to me if I had not had a solo show in Los Angeles. Curators, critics and gallerists who had previously not paid much attention, were now willing to take a second look. The show was a turning point in the development of my career as an artist that has had significant impact. I am enormously grateful to the Harc Foundation for helping me make this step. I also know that there are many other worthy artists, quietly doing excellent work, yet constantly struggling to open that one door to an opportunity for wider recognition. I hope that the Harc Foundation can continue to do for others what it has done for me.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get it more funding for the good work it is trying to do.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

saw a flyer

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

see above

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Client Served & produced a one-person show of my photographs in Los Angeles.