For|By|For- new arts organization by Sewanee alumni

RaMell Ross: But Also Dream, Not Only.

For|By|For is a new arts organization founded by Sewanee alumni Kate Williamson, Ashley Gallman, and Lexi Namer, that is dedicated to bringing art for the people, by the people, for the common good.

For|By|For exhibitions aim to bring together a new audience of art collectors who are looking beyond the bottom line for art that inspires and heals not only themselves but the global community. Through exhibiting affordable art by new talent, For|By|For is dedicated to bringing awareness and financial aid to charitable organizations working to bring life back to forgotten people and places. For|By|For is a fiscally sponsored project of Artists in Residence Gallery, a 501(c)3 nonprofit art organization.

The inaugural exhibition, Refuge: The Photography of RaMell Ross, will benefit the YouthBuild program in Greensboro, AL.  The exhibit will be on view June 13-24, 2011, at the Wix Lounge in New York City, and will present the photography of RaMell Ross’s Black Belt Project. The photographs featured in Refuge will be offered for sale with all proceeds donated to YouthBuild, a national youth and community development program.

You can learn more information or help support this organization at their website: www.forbyfor.org

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Ashley Gallman (Co-Founder and Director of Development) graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Sewanee in 2008, where she studied Art History and English Literature. She began her career at Sotheby’s and currently works at Hawthorne Fine Art in New York.

Kate Williamson (Co-Founder and Director of Operations) graduated from Sewanee in 2008 with a B.A.  in European History. She currently serves as the Curatorial Assistant for the Museum of Biblical Art in New York, specializing in arts administration.

Lexi Namer (Artist Liaison and Exhibition Manager) graduated with honors from Sewanee in 2010 with a B.A. in studio art, concentrating in photography and video. She currently freelances and works at the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths in New York.

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