Proceeds from Artwork Purchased at Artist Reception for Dottie Stanley to
benefit Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania
Proceeds from Artwork Purchased at Artist Reception for Dottie Stanley to
benefit Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania - 30% of the proceeds
from art sold will benefit children’s education in East Africa.
San Diego, CA, July 28, 2011 -- Award winning-artist Dottie Stanley’s
Africa Collection is currently on display at Pimento Fine Art Gallery at
Olive PR Solutions, Inc. The public is invited to attend an artist
reception on Wednesday, August 10 from 6pm to 8pm. Thirty percent of
sales from the reception will benefit “Olive Us Deserve to Learn,” a
year-long campaign aimed at creatively raising funds for the Indigenous
Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT). IEFT is a community-
collaborative organization, providing quality, affordable education to
under-served children in rural Tanzania, East Africa. The campaign has
the goal of raising funds necessary to expand on the Orkeeswa Secondary
School to assist IEFT in providing more children with access to
education. Dottie will also be donating a piece of artwork to the
campaign for auction.
Dottie’s Africa Collection was inspired by her personal journey and
interaction with the Masai people of Kenya. “The Masai people have a deep
love of their tribal culture and their sense of values. In spite of the
primitive, hard lives they lead, they have a strong sense of purpose- one
of them being that they create many children, and another is wanting to
look beautiful through bright colored clothing and jewelry they create,”
“I was inspired by this culture that, to many of us, is extreme hardship,
but to them a natural way of life, and through all of their difficulties
in these primitive villages, their spirits soar and touch your soul.”
The exhibition is currently on display at Pimento Fine Art, the artist
reception will take place Wednesday, August 10 from 6pm to 8pm.
Guests are asked to R.S.V.P. by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Pimento Fine Art at Olive PR Solutions, Inc., 350 W. Ash
Street, San Diego, CA 92101 | 619-955-5285
About Dottie Stanley:
Dottie’s passion for painting started as a young child, and was enhanced
when she began studying portraits, figures and still life with Arthur
Maynard at the Ridgewood Art Institute in New Jersey. Although not well
known he is considered a master being a student of Frank Vincent DuMonde,
in turn a protégée and contemporary of Winslow Homer.
Some of the notable artists with whom she has studied are: Everett
Raymond Kinstler, official White House and The Smithsonian portraitist;
David Leffel of Taos, New Mexico; sculptor Stephen DeStaebler of the San
Francisco Art Institute; Harvey Dinnerstein, Art Students League, New
York City; William Scott Jennings of Sedona, AZ, Ken Auster of Laguna
Beach, CA, and Mary Beth McKenzie and Wolf Kahn of New York City.
Her greatest enthusiasm is working with figures, and she has had the
opportunity to do so worldwide. She has developed art featuring the
people who work in market places in Italy, Mexico, Kenya and Columbia –
including the famed coffee man of Columbia. Native Americans are proud
and fascinating people and her art features the Navajo, Apache and Plains
nations. Homeless people also exhibit pride in spite of their
circumstances and she has presented their character in her series about
the homeless. Pride is international, and in Kenya she was thrilled to
artistically capture the people, particularly the Masai.
Dottie uses her art to help charities help women through fund-raising
events. For that and because of her financial investment background as a
certified financial manager which she also uses to help women world-wide,
she received a 2007 Living Legacy Award from the Women’s International
Center. She is a Fellow of the American Artists Professional League. She
is also a member of the Salmagundi Club of New York; the Allied Artists
of America; Oil Painters of America; the San Diego Museum of Fine Arts
Artists Guild. She is past President and Life Member of the La Jolla
(California) Art Association and the founding President/Director of the
Allied Artists’ Association of San Diego. She has been a member of the
Art Students League of New York, the Santa Rosa (California) Art Guild,
The Market Street Group (of San Diego), and the San Diego Art Institute.
In 2010, she was chosen by Kennedy Publishing as one of the best of 200
oil painters in the country and was featured in their book, “The Best of
America Oil Painters, 2010.” She will be featured again in 2011 in a book
“The Best of the Best.”
Dottie’s works are in collections throughout the United States, Italy and
Mexico, and are award winners in international and national juried shows.
They have also been exhibited in museums, including the San Diego Museum
of Art and the Bonita (California) Cultural Museum and Art Center. In
addition, she has her studio in La Jolla.
About Olive Us Deserve To Learn:
Olive PR Solutions, Inc. and Feeding the Soul Foundation are partnering
to present a yearlong campaign called “Olive Us Deserve To Learn.” These
community based events will share one common theme – creative generosity.
All the proceeds will benefit The Indigenous Education Foundation of
Tanzania (IEFT), a community-collaborative organization, providing
quality, affordable education to under-served children in rural Tanzania,
The events will range from benefit concerts, to professional speaking
engagements, dinners, art exhibitions, and more. Every event will focus
on educating the community about the needs of IEFT and how each
individual has the power to make a difference.
About Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT):
IEFT is a community-collaborative organization, providing quality,
affordable education to under-served children in rural Tanzania, East
Africa. Through the organization’s collaborative model involving both
village government and tribal leadership, IEFT staff members work
alongside community members in the implementation of the organization’s
projects. Straying from the common “aid giving” model, IEFT believes in
empowering community members by providing youth with the knowledge and
skills to create positive change within their own communities. Education
is the key in breaking the cycle of extreme poverty.
Through the development of Orkeeswa Secondary School in the Arusha Region
of northern Tanzania, IEFT provides secondary education to children who
have no hope of continuing their education past primary school.
About Feeding the Soul Foundation:
Events range from coffee shop shows of 60 people or less to grand events
at large theaters. Often, they tie additional creative opportunities and
weave their love of cooking, baking and food into the events -- producing
art shows, family dinners, craft fairs, etc. as part of the fun. Feeding
the Soul works with both established artists and up-and-comers, providing
them with an opportunity to give back to their community and support
causes they are passionate about.
Their fund-raising events support other charities and causes, and each
show or series has a chosen beneficiary. Their mission emphasizes both
food (feeding the hungry, promoting food / nutrition education and
outreach) and music (supporting and supplementing arts classes in
schools, promoting local artists and musicians), however they do not
restrict the kinds of charities to which they donate. In some instances,
they design an event for artists inspired by a particular cause or
organization, or select artists for a cause that inspires them.
About Pimento Fine Art:
Located in Little Italy, Olive PR Solutions, Inc. works with clients who
are ready to make a major impact by generating positive news coverage and
opportunities to guide them to branch out, think bigger, and expand their
reach. The Pimento is the spicy or sweet pepper at the center of an
olive. At Olive PR Solutions, Inc., the spicy center of the office is the
incredible art that decorates our walls. Pimento Fine Art features art
shows by a local artists year round. It is important to Olive PR
Solutions to work closely with the arts and culture community here in San
Diego, and we have made it a priority to support local artists to help
them to gain exposure and give them an opportunity to showcase an entire
portfolio of work in one place. For more information, please visit
Jennifer von Stauffenberg
Olive PR Solutions, Inc.
350 W. Ash Street Suite 103
San Diego, CA 92101