Press Release

PRESS RELEASE 2019

PRESS RELEASE


Paddle8 AUCTION FUNDRAISER EVENT
Preview: August 20-26
Starts: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 12 PM EDT
Ends: Thursday September 10, 2019 | 5 PM EDT

At 12 PM on Tuesday August 27, 2019 our Paddle8 Auction will be open for bidding.

Artists for Puerto Rico's mission is to support Puerto Rico’s recovery and its future generations by helping to fund art and education initiatives. This year, AFPR is helping San Juan University High School's technology classroom which provides computer programming, robotics, and smart phone app programming classes which were severely impacted during Hurricane Maria.
For more information on UHS or If you would like to help directly check out their Go Get Funding account at https://gogetfunding.com/help-uhs-technology-classroom/

ARTISTS:

Sylvia Plachy | Karen Marshall | Peter Agron | Cristina Renfer Vogel | Darin Mickey | Bernard Yenelouis | Samira Yamin | Mighty Joe Castro | Svetlana Jovanovic  | Rhynna M. Santos | Sam Margevicius | Krissy Mahan | Rachel Elizabeth Seed | Christine Callahan | Christian Erroi | Paul Qaysi | José Aurelio Baez | Nelson Santiago |  Noella Borie | John Langdon | Rhona Bitner | Pablo Lerma | Joe Operhall | Alex Bershaw | Sophie Barbasch | Carrie Schneider | James Lam Scheuren | David Dee Delgato | David Gonzalez | Liz Sales | Barbara Rothman | Rebecca Marks Leopold | Zach Gross | Bill Armstrong | Brad Farwell | Martina Tuaty | Harvey Stein | Sasha Bush | Joseph Desler Costa | Silvia Saponaro | Patricia Silva | Elizabeth Stiglic | George Mcclintock | Janelle Lynch | Mathew Papa | Daisy Baez-Garcia | Tracie Williams | Groana Menendez | Geoffrey Berliner/Penumbra Foundation | Daniel Tepper | Sarah Posner | Bayete Ross Smith | Andrew Lichtenstein | Chris Salvatore | Frank Fournier | Morgan Post | Freddie L. Rankin II | Chuck Kelton


PRESS RELEASE 2018



SILENT AUCTION EXHIBITION FUNDRAISER EVENT
Thursday, June 28, 2018, from 5:00-9:00 pm
at the Bronx Documentary Center
364 E. 151 St., Bronx, NY 10451

Artists for Puerto Rico (“AFPR”) is a grassroots initiative by a collective of artists who felt compelled to lend their support to the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane María. Founded by Eneida Cardona and Co-Creator Joe Castro—AFPR launched an online store ( www.artistsforpuertorico.org ) that sells artist prints and other donated merchandise to help raise money for the relief effort of Puerto Rico.

On June 28 from 5 to 9 PM AFPR is celebrating ARTIST FOR PUERTO RICO SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER, a silent auction exhibition fundraiser event hosted by The Bronx Documentary Center with the generous support of the International Center of Photography, Dromahair Printing and Fiber Ink Studio, the Bronx Brewery, and Port Morris Distillery. The mission is to support Puerto Rico’s recovery and its future generations by helping to fund art and educational initiatives.

AFPR will be donating funds to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico.

A non-profit organization that offers after school programs and services to girls, boys and young people between the ages of 6 to 18 years. BGCPR offers a safe and creative place where children can develop to achieve their academic, personal and professional goals.

THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT

Thanks to an overwhelming amount of ongoing supporters—AFPR donated $1250.00 in cash plus over $500 in children books to the BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PUERTO RICO. The cash funds will continue to support the purchase of books for the library of VIMENTI SCHOOL, the first tuition-free private school of its caliber to address the needs of at-risk communities. The art sale is ongoing on the AFPR site. The initiative will continue to raise funds towards educational and art initiatives in Puerto Rico.