PRINT AID is an original series of limited edition prints created in response to the distress caused by COVID-19. The initiative is a collaborative effort between silkscreen studio Pegasus Prints, art consultancy Sidel & McElwreath, and Exhibition A to spread creativity and assistance through the art community. Each print will support an artist whose practice has been affected by the pandemic. In addition, a portion of proceeds will be donated to The Artist's Fellowship, Inc, a non-profit organization that financially assists professional visual artists and their families in times of emergency, disability or bereavement.
PRINT AID PARTNERS
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Ali Sahmel of Pegagus Prints
Ali Sahmel of Pegasus Prints is a painter, printmaker and chromist, who recently opened her own silkscreen studio in Brooklyn after more than 10 years at Two Palms. The move made her one of the only women in the country to privately own a fine art silkscreen studio. Throughout her career, Sahmel worked with Chuck Close, Elizabeth Peyton, Cecily Brown, Mel Bochner, among many others. Since opening Pegasus Prints in early 2020, Sahmel has collaborated with Nate Lowman, Lucien Smith, Ella Kruglyanskaya, and John Newsom.
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Emily McElwreath & Evan Pepper of Sidel & McElwreath
Sidel & McElwreath is an art consultancy creating a community of art makers, thinkers, and collectors. They are the curators behind PRINT AID. "We wanted to bring artists together in support of our creative community during this time,” says McElwreath. “The three artists chosen to launch Print Aid were selected based on their relationship with nature and humanity that speaks to our collective need for connection right now."