|Emily Weiner, interim curator of the Vanderbilt Fine Arts gallery and a talented artist in her own right, has contributed two paintings to help with COVID-19 relief efforts.
The first painting, entitled Vessel, is oil on linen in a ceramic frame and was lent to the Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston as part of the virtual exhibition and fundraiser, “All Dressed Up with Nowhere to Go.”The exhibit features 47 artists, many internationally known. A percentage of the proceeds will support struggling artists and the galleries and other organizations that support their efforts, particularly the New York Foundation for the Arts.Weiner’s second painting, also entitled Vessel and painted in 2019, is oil on linen in a terracotta frame. It is available on Artsy, the world’s largest resource for discovering and collecting modern and contemporary art.The piece is exhibited by Los Angeles’ Dominique Gallery, in an exhibit entitled “Healing Feeling.” Proceeds support the delivery of essential materials to medical workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic.Before COVID-19 hit, Weiner was already helping neighbors in Nashville by donating a painting entitled Smoke (2020). The painting was sold through Zeitgeist gallery with proceeds going toward the Nashville tornado relief efforts.