Art for a Purpose is a one-of-a-kind gallery and a one-of-a-kind nonprofit — all rolled into one.
Unlike traditional, commercial galleries, Art for a Purpose is a nonprofit. And unlike other non-profits, it exists to assist other charitable organizations, rather than serving one specific constituency or group.
The process is simple: The gallery accepts art directly from donors, sells the pieces and distributes the proceeds to charities for their unrestricted use. Donors receive acknowledgments of their donations at the time of their gifts (useful for individual tax purposes), and they may recommend charities to benefit from the sales of their donated works. Any person may be a donor and any IRS-approved nonprofit may be a recipient of distributions.
The art currently in the Hipp Gallery is unlike any we have displayed in the past:
Advantages for charities: Distributions of net proceeds of sales are made directly to other nonprofits. No oversight is made for the charities’ use of the funds, i.e., the distributions are unrestricted and used by them for their own operations. Charities benefit in a number of ways:
Advantages for donors:
Advantages for purchasers:
This gallery features truly exceptional pieces, like a bronze sculpture by highly acknowledged Chinese artist Tie Feng Jiang, called “Mountain Ghost,” appraised in June 2014 for $12,600; the buyer will receive a copy of the appraisal and the original of the Certificate of Authenticity. This gallery also highlights other international artists, like Brazilian artist Guilherme de Faria, Uruguayan artist Olga Piria, and artists from Africa, Malaysia, and very widely collected photographer Connie Imboden, along with many others.
As the gallery grows, an education mission will be added to bring to the community the knowledge and inspiration of innovative practicing artists. Through a series of intimate conversations, over a multiple-day period, artists will answer thought-provoking questions about their methods, media and the motivations driving their choices as artists.
*All assets of the gallery, including gifts of art, are the sole responsibility and property of the gallery, which has sole and final authority regarding the investment, use, or disposition of the gallery’s assets. All gifts of art to the gallery are irrevocable.