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May 2010
Dear Starting Artists Family,

We have had an amazing year of creating art, making friends, and turning teens into empowered & entrepreneurial designers.  Hard to believe that the school year is coming to an end already!

The last official day of the Afterschool Program is Thursday, May 27.  We will remain open in the afternoons for several special project weeks  for the CEC and Girls Club in June before the Summer Intensive 2010 kicks off on July 12.  Read on to find out more about our upcoming events & programs!
Come to the Starting Artists SMACKDOWN!

SmackdownRedThe SA SMACKDOWN is right around the corner on May 13.  This Spring Benefit promises to knock your average fundraiser right out of the ring!

Cheer on your favorite starting artist team (Students vs. Volunteers) as they compete in this live "art attack" to benefit SA's free Afterschool Program for teens.


Gallery Bar, 120 Orchard Street, LES, NYC

The Spring Benefit will feature a silent auction, food, drink, and a live art-making competition.

This is a 21+ event.

Contact Lacey if you have auction items to donate or you would like to be involved in planning the event.
Special Projects Update

Girls Club:
The new SA Girls Club, meeting on Fridays, has chosen to create a documentary film about preventing teenage pregnancy in Brooklyn.  Right now, members are conducting research and creating a storyboard of their ideas.  Check back soon to see their progress!

Creative Entrepreneurs Club:
The second exciting CEC Request for Proposals
cycle concluded last week, with the CEC doubling its number of applicants for pro bono creative services this semester.  The applicants were all diverse & deserving, and our students are excited to announce that they have selected Brooklyn nonprofit Moviehouse as the recipient organization this spring!

Moviehouse is an interactive screening series whose mission is to promote connections through discussion of issues raised by film. The CEC will design posters and postcards for Moviehouse's upcoming summer film series, CinemaParque, which screens films about the Latino experience in Brooklyn's Sternberg Park Handball Courts.
Spend your SUMMER at SA!

SummerWant to get artistic & entrepreneurial this summer?  SA's Summer Program is your answer!  This program, designed for middle & high school students, will challenge & excite young artists.  Each week features a new theme which guides its lessons and activities, including Photography, Graphic Design, & more!  Visit our Summer Program Focus Page for details.

When: July 12 - August 12
           5 weeks; 4 days each (Monday-Thursday)
Time: 11am - 5pm
Ages: Middle & high schoolers, ages 12-19
Cost: $150 per student, per week*
Apply: In person @ 211 Smith St or via our Summer Program Focus Page

*Some scholarships & internships available!  More info on our Programs Page or please email Lacey.
APRIL APPEAL Update & Thank You!

AprilAppealThank you so much for supporting SA during our April Appeal 2010.  Thanks to all of you who have donated, we have raised more than half of our 2010 goal. 

We need only 20 more supporters to donate $100 each to reach our goal - will you be one of them?

If you have not already done so, please read our April Appeal page and make a tax-deductible donation to Starting Artists, Inc. today.  With your help, we can open our students eyes to the joys and possibilities of an artistic life for years to come!

Check out Tasty Tees, wearable art!

TastyTeestasty tees promotes and supports up-and-coming artists by printing one-of-a-kind tshirt designs.  Each unique shirt is sold online for only one week and then printed on super soft tees.  And the best part? 

25% of every sale directly supports the artist and Starting Artists! 

You still have 2 days left to order the latest shirt from tasty tees, designed by NYC artist Michael Ricardo Andreev!  Andreev calls his design ("Scout," detailed at right) allegorical - his work often focuses on Europe & the US's  tangled relationships to African-American & Afro-Caribbean cultures.  Try finding that at Urban Outfitters!

Thanks for reading and supporting Starting Artists, Inc.!

Take care,
Marisa & Lacey