Bringing Help, Hope and Healing to Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault through the Arts
Saturday, September 25th • 6pm
Call for Artists
This year marks Rise's 25th anniversary providing services to our community. With that we want to make this year's show bigger than ever to celebrate!
Our Theme will be "Coming together for change". Our goal in our 25th year is to share specific strategies with our community about how we can come together to put an end to relationship violence in Pagosa Springs. It is a lofty goal, but we think it is possible!
With that you will have 2 options for your work. 1) Meet with a survivor in our traditional model. The survivors who want to share are given the artists bio's and examples of the type of art you create to choose who they would like to work with. We have you meet with the survivor to hear their story and create a piece of art that represents the story. In this way survivors can stay anonymous but the community can still experience the story.
2) Create something that represents that theme! The hope and determination that when our community comes together we do actually have a chance to make a difference in our community and bring things like domestic violence and sexual assault in relationships to an end.
Art will be displayed at the Tennyson Building and Event Center for the month of September with at least two open time for people to view the art. Bidding opens when the art is hung. Artists receive the first $100 of the bid plus 20% of any amount bid over $100.
Contact Ashley at ashley@riseaboveviolence to participate or for more details
In order to honor every survivor and their story, give them safe and confidential ways to share and to make this project meaningful to them and their healing.
Survivors are given the option to more fully share their stories: THAT is what you will see here!
Not every survivor is ready to share this openly and we honor their need and process to heal on their own terms, for those that asked to share, here are their stories
Rise Up To End Violence In Our Community
A Big Thank You to all of our local 2018 artists who donated their time for this project and the survivors willing to share their stories.
Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2021 Show Please call 970-264-1129 or email ashley@riseaboveviolence for more information Sponsorship allows for us to bring a beautiful show so that all ticket sales go straight back to the victims and survivors who utilize services provide by Rise.