The Island plein air artists in Dragonfly Gallery’s Summer Visions show raised $400 for Martha’s Vineyard Habitat for Humanity. Sixteen artists each paid an entry fee of $25 as a contribution to Habitat: Monte Becker, William Buckley, Traeger di Pietro, Mary Emerson, Valentine Estabrook, Nancy Furino, Susan Johnson, Magi Leland, Ellen Liman, Kanta Lipsky, Thaw Malin, Marjorie Mason, Don McKillop, June Schoppe, Elizabeth Taft and Linda Thompson. A portion of the sales from the show will be donated to Island Affordable Housing Trust.
This follows Dragonfly’s 2008 Obama campaign fundraising show, in which artists donated paintings and anyone contributing $100 to the campaign was able to choose a donated work of art. The artists raised $20,000 for the campaign and 200 paintings went home with delighted donors.