Helping Hands Agency defines art as:
“Art” is the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way to affect the senses or emotions. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music, literature, film, sculpture, and paintings. The meaning of art is explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics.
All clients are offered the choice to participate in programs at Helping Hands Agency and may have the opportunity to have their art showcased at the iBelieve Gallery and/or at one of the Agency’s art auctions and other venues. The Agency typically has at least two silent art auctions a year; however we may show our work at other times and venues during the year as well. The individuals in the program have been very successful in selling their art, and this brings a great feeling of personal satisfaction.
All artwork produced in Agency programs remains the property of HHA until released. The Agency will represent all artwork in a professional manner and present each piece to best capture the talent of the artist.
Families and community members are encouraged to come out and support the individuals by bidding on their artwork. Once the agency has received full payment from the buyer, fifty (50%) of the money earned for each piece goes to the artist, the other fifty (50%) goes back into the art program to pay for supplies and frames. Collaborated artwork is exempt from the 50-50 distributions. The agency will be responsible for collecting the bid amounts from the buyer. The artist receives an annual check for their art earnings; typically this is awarded at the family Christmas party. The above applies to the fundraising activities the Agency may engage with, such as Fall Festival. If art is displayed and represented at The iBelieve Gallery other terms apply.
A committee, specified by the Agency, will jury all artwork.
“Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don’t believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art’s sake. “ -E.M. Forster