AFA and Sloan Fine Art to Present AWAKENED, Beginning 9/20

AFA and Sloan Fine Art to Present AWAKENED, Beginning 9/20

AFA (Heidi Leigh & Nick Leone) and Sloan Fine Art (Alix Sloan) are pleased to present "Awakened," an exhibition and fundraising event inspired by, and benefitting, the pet companions that brighten all of our lives. For this special ten-day exhibition, curator Alix Sloan has challenged over fifty artists to create works inspired by the powerful impact of animals in our lives and homes. A portion of the proceeds from every sale will be donated to in support of their mission to help find loving homes for homeless pets.

Participating artists, including several from Sloan Fine Art and AFA's rosters, include: Jessicka Addams, Nicole Alvarez, Nana An, Jean-Pierre Arboleda, Carrie Anne Baade, Rebekah Bogard, Mia Brownell, Bill Carman, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Jason D'Aquino, Michelle Doll, Peter Drake, Nicole Etienne, Tom Everhart, Eric Finzi, Marc Finzi, Camille Rose Garcia, Kady Grant, Leontine Greenberg, Linda Griggs, Gris Grimly, Evan B. Harris, Anthony Iacono, Kate Javens, Lisa Lebofsky, Travis Louie, Julia Marchand, Elizabeth McGrath, Daniel Merriam, Scott Musgrove, Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters, Marion Peck, Joshua Petker, Ransom & Mitchell, Kirk Reinert, Paul Richard, Jean-Pierre Roy, Jonny Ruzzo, Ryan Scully, Heather Sherman, Nathan Skiles, Sally Sloan, Aaron Smith, Nathan Spoor, Jonathan Viner, Melanie Vote, Lindsey Way, Casey Weldon, Eric White and Brad Woodfin. Additional artists are still being added and the final list will be posted online in July.   

Alix Sloan is a curator, gallerist and writer with over twenty years experience in the arts, beginning as director of La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles in the early 90's and most recently as Founder/Director of Sloan Fine Art Gallery in New York City. This exhibition holds a special place in Sloan's heart as it also serves as a celebration of the completion of the novel "Pet Sitter: A Jenna Stack Mystery," a labor of love co-authored with writer Amy Eyrie.   

Sloan is eternally grateful to AFA owners Heidi Leigh and Nick Leone for lending their beautiful 4,000 square foot space and thirty years experience mounting large-scale exhibitions and hosting benefits for organizations such as the American Breast Cancer Foundation and The Jim Henson Foundation.