In memory of my mother, Lea Argiris, last fall, I launched the 1st Sustainable Artist Competition.
Lea’s talents as an artist-Lea’s talents as an artist- a model ( yes, that’s my mom in the logo!) a chef and a gardener- were enormous and yet she was never able to sustain her creativity in a way that gave her the rudder she needed to live a happy, successful, meaningful, creative life. In her honor, I asked the artists who entered our competition to incorporate the beautiful designer clothes she left behind in the art they will created for this competition.
Over $100,000 worth of designer clothes were offered as materials to utilize in the development of participants artwork. Items include jackets, pants, skirts, belts and scarves from designers that include: Gucci, DKNY, Channel, Christian Dior, Valentino, Yves Saint Lauren and more.
Beginning Monday May 2nd through Monday May 9th all of the art work created will be auctioned off on Ebay at our
1/2 of the proceeds will go directly back to the artists who participated and the other 1/2 will be donated to our IAE scholarship fund. Please share this email with others. We need your support!