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Village Women in Kisoro
By Karen Akst Schecter

Celebrate International Women’s Day by Supporting Women Artisans All Over the Globe

With the right tools a woman's potential is limitless: ensuring a woman's independence through income generating projects.

Celebrate International Women’s Day by supporting women artisans all over the world: your purchases help women help themselves and their families, giving them independence and control over their own lives. Aside from the many women artists we showcase from all over the US, we feature goods for your soul hand crafted by women artisans all... READ MORE >

By Karen Akst Schecter

Aimee Golant: Art for Prayer and Peace

A Bridge to Oneness

It’s not every day that a gallery such as ours finds an artist that is such a terrific fit with the goals and mission of our enterprise: to celebrate the oneness of us all even as we celebrate an individual’s uniqueness, and to do as much good in this world as we can, even as... READ MORE >

By Karen Akst Schecter

A Conversation With Diane Cherr: Art as Humorous & Whimsical Narrative

The Who, What & Why of the Artistic Process

We sat down a few days ago with Diane Cherr, an accomplished artist, renowned for her use of color, design, whimsy and narrative in her painting, collages, mixed media, drawings and printmaking. Our questions and Diane’s answers follow: Q. Why do you do what you do, or create what you create? A. I love color and... READ MORE >

By Karen Akst Schecter

A Conversation with Renée Chase: Loving the Earth, Breaking the Rules

The Who, What & Why of the Artistic Process

We sat down a few days ago with Renée Chase, an accomplished sculptor, renowned for her expertise in fashion and her sculptures of women’s dresses, including bridal gowns. Our questions and Renée’s answers follow:   Q. Why do you do what you do, or create what you create? A. I have no choice. It is part... READ MORE >

Betsy Platkin Teutsch at Work
By Karen Akst Schecter

A Conversation with Betsy Platkin Teutsch: Repairing the World Through Art

The Who, What & Why of the Artistic Process

We sat down a few days ago with Betsy Platkin Teutsch, a prominent figure in the contemporary Jewish renaissance, the author of 100 Under $100, One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women, and an accomplished Judaica artist, renowned for her captivating ketubot, ceremonial objects and book illustrations. Our questions and Betsy’s answers, follow:   Q: Why do... READ MORE >

Village Women in Kisoro

Lydia’s Story: Empowerment Through Ethical Sourcing & Fair Trading

A First Hand Look at Global Poverty, Social Justice & Supporting Artisans

I don’t know a lot about “Fair Trade” with a capital “F”, capital “T”.  But after almost a year of living and working at a hospital in rural Uganda, I have learned a bit about global poverty and social justice and how the two intersect. Last week I met Lydia.  She’s a 31-year-old Ugandan woman... READ MORE >