Vashon Center for the Arts Gallery will be showing works by former Vashon resident Olivia Pendergast, all at substantially discounted prices to raise funds for an art program she is heading in Kenya. Olivia says, “One part of the craziness of living abroad during a pandemic is that my belongings have been safely stored on Vashon for a few years. This has made for a lovely opportunity for a Studio Sale.”
Olivia is passionately involved the Alfajiri Street Kids Art Program in Kenya, working with boys who sleep and eat in the garbage dumps of Malango Kubwa. Alfajiri is a center that provides them basic hygiene items, food, clothing, and a place to just be kids. Olivia helps them create art and has facilitated two exhibitions of their work, one in a museum and one exhibit in an art gallery. A portion of the art sales in Olivia’s VCA Studio Sale will go to Alfajiri Street Kids Art Program in Kenya.
Olivia’s Studio Sale includes her earlier work, some that has been shown on Vashon and other work that is new to Vashon. All art is priced at a discount of anywhere between 30%-60% off her original retail price. The art in the collection is hang ready and gallery standard with the exception of a few pieces that are not framed and a couple with small imperfections.
Olivia unfortunately will not be on Vashon for the sale. But we are hoping to host her on Vashon with her new works collection.
Show opens Friday February 5th with extended gallery hours: 12noon – 7pm. Regular gallery hours are Thursday – Sunday, 12noon – 4pm. All the art will also be available for viewing and purchase online as of noon on Friday February 5th, on VCA gallery’s new virtual gallery www.VashonCenterfortheArts.org/gallery.