April 10, 2017

HomeAid Houston, a 501 c 3 charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), is honored to be a recipient of "Home is Where the Art is", a silent auction fundraiser hosted by Hardy and Nance Studios on May 20th at 902 Hardy St.  Local artists affiliated with the studio are rallying together to donate a select portion of studio sales to help in HomeAid's mission, "To build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing community outreach".


This fundraiser is in conjunction with the Hardy and Nance Third Saturday Open Studios event where art work is on display to the general public, and there is no entry fee. Heather Jones Taylor, Artist in Residence at Hardy & Nance and a HomeAid supporter is leading the fundraiser.  "Earlier this year," said Taylor, "I pitched the idea to the Hardy and Nance marketing committee and the decision  was unanimous to host the auction.  We are confident our network of local artists will be successful raising valuable funds for such an important cause."


Artists from as far as France will donate art, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and a variety of other mediums for the silent auction to help raise funds for HomeAid Houston. Featured artists include, French painter, Isabelle Dupuy who has donated, "Dreams of Colorful Lilies" (30x30) and folk art sensation, Kiki Neumann will create a custom piece to honor HomeAid. Other artists include Rachel Goodman, Nesreen Hussain Alawami, Michael Withouse, Jesse Greene,  Leslie Roades, L Leon, Ken Hudson, and Heather Jones Taylor. The fundraiser will also feature in-kind donations including an Apple TV 4, leather handmade clutch from the Elizabeth Purpich Collection, specialty cosmetic sessions with Dr. Suhyan An at the Campbell Medical Clinic and a chocolate fountain from Cosmic Creature Chocolate. Submission deadline for art and in-kind donations is May 5th at midnight at HomeAidAuction@gmail.com.


"Home is Where the Art is is a unique fundraiser for HomeAid," said Salty Thomason, the agency's president.  "The generosity of this community of artists is a wonderful gift, and their event will help bring hope to so many who are struggling to build a brighter future."

Hardy and Nance is located at 902 Hardy St. in Houston's historice Downtown Art Warehouse District.  It provides good, affordable working space for area artists.  Award winning painters, sculptors, jewelers, designers, videographers and photographers are in residence.