Though the lights are back on, there's still many people that could use help with the aftereffects of Superstorm Sandy. Many art studios and galleries were damaged in Chelsea and beyond, destroying the artwork and livelihoods of artists from around the world. The Artist Relief Project is an online art sale where participating artists are donating 50% of the proceeds to the New York Foundation for the Art's Emergency Relief Fund. Alex Schuchard recently moved his studio to Front Street, only to find it under 4 feet of water when the surge happened. "Since I know firsthand what it's like to lose many years of works and materials, I'm looking forward to supporting The Artist Relief Fund," he says in an email.
Curated by Arielle Sandler, the Artist Relief Project currently has 20 artists involved, with pieces starting at $100. The online exhibition runs until December 17.
(Images: The Artist Relief Project)