Zimbabwe Artists Project
Holiday Art Sale! December 5th & 6th, 2008!
When: Friday, December 5th, 4PM-9PM
Saturday, December 6th, 10AM-4PM
Where: ZAP Office & Gallery
Olympic Mills Commerce Center
107 SE Washington Street, Suite 162
Portland, OR 97214
Contact: [email protected]
Buy a more meaningful gift this holiday season, and help support women artists through chaotic times in Zimbabwe. All artwork is original and unique, with prices starting at $33. All artwork comes with a color photograph and a brief biography of the artist.
Along with original artwork, we will be selling cards, bags, books and puzzles.
ZAP celebrates the artistry and accomplishments of women from rural Weya in eastern Zimbabwe. Through education, sale of their art in the U.S., and special projects, ZAP helps women become economically self-sufficient. Women of Weya are subsistence farmers, mothers, and householders as well as artists. Most women live on their own, providing for families. Some are widowed, others are single heads of households, since throughout Zimbabwe men leave the rural areas to seek work in cities.
Women’s income from agriculture is unpredictable and limited. Sales of their art helps women afford food, clothing, school fees, medicines, transport, seeds and fertilizer. Since the market for Weya art in Zimbabwe is extremely limited, sales in the U.S. are critical. ZAP pays much more than any other buyer, delivering cash at the time of purchase, and we provide health care to the artists.
Added by multimodal on November 21, 2008