Hammonds House Museum Invites Raleigh Artist To Join “Art Atlanta”

Jason Craighead will participate in fundraising effort.

"Less Hold" by Jason Craighead will be auctioned during Art Atlanta.

April 21, 2011 (Atlanta, GA) – Myrna Anderson-Fuller, executive director of the Hammonds House Museum and Resource Center of African American Art in Atlanta, has invited Raleigh artist Jason Craighead to participate in a fundraiser for the museum.

The 10th annual fundraiser, entitled “Art Atlanta,” will be held in the multi-level Bill Lowe Gallery in Midtown Atlanta on April 30.

Craighead is donating a 31h x 56w mixed media on canvas painting entitled “Less Hold.”

“I met Myrna at the Art Papers’ 12th Annual Art Auction in February,” he said. “She was bidding on one of my paintings in the auction. I’m flattered that she wants my work in the museum’s fundraiser and happy to support such an important institution.”

Jason Craighead makes it a practice to support other artists and arts organizations. A member of the Raleigh Arts Commission, he is also an annual contributor to both the Works of Heart Art Auction, the North Carolina Triangle region’s Art Auction Against AIDS, and the Visual Art Exchange art auction and gala, among other charitable causes.

Hammonds House Museum was established in 1988. More than 10,000 people attend museum annually to gain a wider understanding of the contributions that diverse artists of African descent make to world culture. Lectures/symposia, workshops, demonstrations, panel discussions, youth programming and special events educate, expose and nurture appreciation for the visual and related arts.

“Art Atlanta” will bring together a diverse community of artists, galleries, art patrons and sponsors to benefit the education programming at the Hammonds House Museum. Over 100 works of contemporary art will be sold during the evening through a live and silent auction.

Jason Craighead is represented in the Triangle area by Flanders Art Gallery in Raleigh. He maintains a working studio at 809 North West Street in Raleigh with artists David Green and Jim Adams. For more information, visit www.jasoncraighead.com.

For more information on Art Atlanta, go to www.artatl.org/home/. For more information on the Hammonds House Museum and Resource Center, visit www.hammondshouse.org.

About Jason Craighead:

Jason Craighead is a recognized leader in the North Carolina art scene. His work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the Southeastern United States. He has received numerous awards and served as a juror for various art shows. He has been selected as Signature Artist for charitable art auctions, and his work has been featured in a number of publications. Jason is represented by Flanders Art Gallery in Raleigh, NC. www.jasoncraighead.com.

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