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Arts Society Of Keyport A Nj Nonprofit Corporation

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Causes: Arts & Culture

Mission: To promote the arts in keyport and the surrounding areas.

Programs: To promote the arts in keyport and surrounding areas

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Rating: 2

First hand dealing with this group, they did not follow our agreement ,did not utilize the prospectus ,they created. Gave me 2 day notice ,after a six month long preparation, that they were not doing what they said.
Hen I asked questions, I was ignored, and after all this preparation and $$ put out, plus 100+ ++ hours I worked Happily,with out cause,or any input by me,they emailed me,stating the event was not using my donation. I worked hard,they picked me. .
Then after They broke the contract, I told them when they had the correct information,I would give them my Hard work.
Well after I was threatened, after I was desperate to get a honest explanation and validation, and for the LEADERS OF THIS GROUP to not tell the rest of the group, or Block my emails ....that I did anything bad,because I did only what I was told.... they were UNREASONABLE,AND
then they reported I was in possession of Stolen Property! ,
they created a situation where ,I was forced to give them , more than I could, and ended up
purchasing my Own Butterfly,
I was told a unbiased selection.for submissions, of art work
later They would admit Nobody submitted work they didn't want to be juried... so the President of their Garden Clubs Husband made anyone other than Fiberglass Artists a Wooden Butterfly, these were auctioned off, and then used as Markers for Homes....

The part of this event I was involved in as a OUTSIDER WHO KNEW NONE OF THEIR DECISIONS , was My Butterfly would be correctly permanently hung on their waterfront Gazebo, and that I was chosen anonymously I do not believe this...... ,You Decide.... initially they claimed grant money,and sale of wood ones .... they had enough to purchase 5 butterflies then as they magically realized they had enough for 1 more....became 6"
the President of KeyPort Art Society was artist #1 Council woman was another...the prez of the Garden Club another.... And A other artist and....I think the vice president . But being that a chosen person dropped out " chickened " out, (but if you look at the entries, you can tell multiple designs , several being , submitted , by like 6 people were submitted.... MY NAME WAS LEFT ON MINE, , and NOT ALL OF MINE SUBMITTED.... decide for your self...

later it seemed like the Town and the business group were at odds and or the art group?
When I begged our County Art association... for help or to investigate... zero help
then I began to feel shunned and a fool!

I am not use to such awful behavior, and facades,I do not agree with a groups leader to be able to FLAT OUT LIE TO A CHOZEN ARTIST WHO WAS DONATING HOURS AND HOURS OF WORK,,
TO KEEP FROM BEING ARRESTED I paid that art group $440.00, or was it $470.00 plus I spent $250.00 Plus my 150+ hours of work... ,my 40 inch butterfly is sitting at the top of my second floor stair well...

Specially When this Group is receiving Grant Monies and.... More, I have tried to be complete and , this info is to the best of my knowledge,MY mac computer, has the emails,I have copies of all that happened,

I am damaged, and Honestly, can not enter or submit any art here in my state..... I feel it will automatically rejected... as another not for profit ......

rejected me,and another... I know my art is not always the best BUT I KNOWIT IS GOOD! well thought out and huge efforts for the purpose. h

the President did not even know the dates on the prospective, she , disregarded my intentions and honest work.... It Truly hurt me,
Below it asks if my donation was IMPACTFUL ? I am sorry I do not understand this question.