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Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian

As disaster response and other agencies strive to control the wildfires and help residents of California, CERF+ is reaching out to artists and arts organizations in affected communities to provide emergency relief and useful recovery resources.

The Art of Emergency Preparedness by Kerry Parks

The Art of Emergency Preparedness by Kerry Parks

June 28th, 2019

FROM COLLEGE TO THE REAL WORLD I found a passion for glass art in college and was fortunate enough to begin working at the Hot Shop of the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, Alabama, after graduation. In addition to my responsibilities as a teaching instructor, I’m...
CERF+ Response to Central US Flooding

CERF+ Response to Central US Flooding

March 19th, 2019

As emergency response agencies and residents in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri and other states respond to the impact of recent flooding, CERF+ is reaching out to artists and arts organizations in affected communities to provide emergency relief and useful recovery resources.

CERF+ Response to California Flooding

CERF+ Response to California Flooding

As emergency response agencies and residents in northern California respond to the impact of recent flooding, CERF+ is reaching out to artists and arts organizations in affected communities to provide emergency relief and useful recovery resources.

Meg Ostrum Retires from CERF+

Meg Ostrum Retires from CERF+

January 24th, 2019

Longtime CERF+ staff member Meg Ostrum retired at the end of December but not without heartfelt thanks from her fellow staff members, the CERF+ Board, and her many colleagues who’ve worked with her over the years. Meg came to CERF+ in 2004 as a planning consultant to...
Resolve to Be Safe in 2020!

Resolve to Be Safe in 2020!

December 19th, 2018

Here’s a New Year’s resolution that can lead to a healthier and safer year for you and others in your studio. Resolve to take a little time this to review how you manage hazardous materials in your studio. This resolution could save your life! Fumes + Ventilation Many...
Winter Weather Preparedness Tips

Winter Weather Preparedness Tips

November 27th, 2018

As freezing temperatures return to many parts of our country, it’s time to protect your art and studio from these and other hazards:Frozen water pipes, that burst and flood your studioHeavy snow loads or ice-laden trees causing  damage to your roof or other...
2018 California Wildfires

2018 California Wildfires

As disaster response and other agencies strive to control the wildfires and help residents of California, CERF+ is reaching out to artists and arts organizations in affected communities to provide emergency relief and useful recovery resources.

CERF+ Response to Hurricane Michael

CERF+ Response to Hurricane Michael

October 9th, 2018

As emergency response agencies and residents from Florida, Georgia, Alabama assess and respond to the impact of Hurricane Michael, CERF+ is reaching out to artists and arts organizations in affected communities to provide emergency relief and useful recovery resources.

Artists Respond to Climate Change

Artists Respond to Climate Change

September 27th, 2018

by Fran Dubrowski, Director of Honoring the Future. We all know the power of art to move hearts as well as minds. Several years ago, when craft artist Peter Handler and I set out to spark public engagement on climate change, we recognized true progress would not occur until the public could “see” climate change – viscerally as well as visually. As we wrestled with how to make climate change visible, we naturally found an answer in art.