Collaboration: African Diaspora fundraiser

The exhibition that unifies people through their artistic spirit.

A fundraising campaign for No More Starving Artists Foundation



For the last 3 events the Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition has had the pleasure of partnering with many organizations throughout the years. Thank you to the Armory Art Center, Palm Beach State College & Center for Creative Education for being outstanding space hosts for this unique & innovative event.  This year CityPlace and Related Group was generous enough to be our host location. 

That being said, we do need to raise funds for programming of the event. We are looking for underwriters and donors to help us with funding for the essentials for the event. NMSAF will able to provide you with the tax write off for you -contribution for the African Diaspora this year. 

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HISTORY

The vision of this is to have an African Diaspora (The African diaspora was the movement of Africans and their descendants to places throughout the world – predominantly to the Americas)

This is the third installment of the exhibition.  Originally created in 2013, the African Diaspora had displayed a vast variety of artists from around the country.  We have achieved this not simply hanging art on a wall or sitting it on a pedestal. It was accomplished by unique story telling through the eyes, hands and lips of the artists themselves. 

Created and curated by the ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC, the “Collaboration” brand was established as a Pop-up exhibition format, which allows artists to hosts exhibitions in alternative spaces & not at a permanent location.  ATB’s Anthony & Trina Burks, fiber artist Barbara Cheives and jewelry designer, the late Lea Jefferson, founded “Collaboration”.  The first few exhibitions started in the Burks’ home in Northwood. Since then “Collaboration” has exhibited over 350 artists under several themes. (I.e. Salute to Women, Students of Collaboration, Boys to Men)

The focus of Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition is to show the community that there is another aspect of art & culture in a community that many of the Palm Beach County community have yet to experience.  This year’s group includes artists who are originally from, reside or are represented in the state of Florida in one location here in Palm Beach County.  The concept of art itself does not have to be in reflection of the diaspora. 

Previous host locations:

Armory Art Center:  2013

Palm Beach State College (Palm Beach Gardens campus): 2015

Center for Creative Education: 2016

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No More Starving Artists Foundation