New Online Gallery Helps Showcase Work by Artists With Disabilities
CONTACT: Jerry Buckwalter at [email protected].
November 16, 2018 – ASPIE, a nonprofit that helps artists with disabilities grow more self sufficient, launched a brand-new ecommerce website today.
The site is designed to showcase paintings, photography, woodwork, jewelry, crafts the other work by ASPIE artists, helping them increase their income without losing government benefits. For artists who have cognitive disabilities that make full-time employment difficult, ASPIE represents supplemental financial help that they can sustain.
ASPIE offers only premium-quality artwork. Many of our artists have won local and regional awards and have had multiple showings and sales. The new ASPIE gallery offers larger imagery, enhanced descriptions and a faster, more-secure payment system that allows supporters to donate more easily. Donations to ASPIE are tax deductible.
“This is a major step forward for our artists,” said Jerry Buckwalter, the founder and CEO of ASPIE. “This will allow us to display their work and tell their stories far better. Our artists are wonderfully talented. We cannot wait to show off their work for the holidays.”
About ASPIE. ASPIE is a nonprofit launched in 2015 to empower adults with cognitive disabilities to become more self-sufficient. We provide special-needs artists with an online gallery to display their work, which includes premium-quality forms of art and craft. ASPIE artists are disabled adults who have talent and skills and medium- to high-functioning capabilities, yet cannot operate well within a typical work environment. Donations to ASPIE provide artists with sustainable supplemental earnings that do not interfere with their government benefits. The ASPIE gallery is free to our artists.