Fund THE FUTURE – THE FOUNDRY COVID-19 FUNDRAISER

Fund the Future is a campaign to help keep The Foundry afloat amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After a successful first year, we’ve had to shut our doors and postpone or cancel all scheduled events as so many of the Berkshire’s cultural organizations have done. We are a small business depending on our patrons attendance at our intimate venue. We are so proud of the diverse offerings and artists we had lined up for this year. As we navigate reinventing performance possibilities and community gatherings, we need help bridging the financial gap between now and when we can welcome you back. As hard as it is to ask for help when so many are suffering, we believe in our mission to uphold emerging artists and their work and the need to serve our local community with meaningful, unique experiences.

Artist Pat Brentano (patbrentano.com), who has shown at our gallery in the recent past, has generously donated over two-hundred small pieces toward our fundraiser. The artwork hanging in the windows at the venue. If you desire a particular piece, visit our windows and take a photo of the work you’d like and email it to info@thefoundryws.com.

Your support means everything. We miss you beyond words.- Amy Brentano (Artistic Producing Director)

UPCOMING:
BITING MY OWN TEETH
(2020)

Artist Statement:

“I am a woman. Don’t look at my crotch. You won’t find my womanhood in my panties. I am a woman, and you’re not qualified to disagree. I’ve paid in full on a lifetime membership; and I continue to pay because I am a WOMAN. You will not take take this from me…” – Julia Grey

In alignment with The Foundry’s mission of creating a platform for unheard voices, the venue will be holding events for celebrating and raising awareness for the LGBTQ community in conjunction with “Biting My Own Teeth,” a collection of stunning self-portraits by Photographer Miss Julia Grey. An opening reception will be where Grey will publicly speak about her pioneering open-shutter technique (OST) and personal journey through her nine-year self portrait project “Loving Julia” which celebrates her womanhood and is the backbone of her advocacy for gender positivity.

“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth…” – Alan Watts

Artist Submissions

Submissions for visual art are now open for The Gallery at The Foundry. To submit your work, please visit our gallery submissions page:

Gallery Submissions