Art to Benefit Katrina Victims

African American - Artwork by Mark Vallen
“African American” - Special edition Giclée print
to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

I’ve published a special edition Giclée print to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Twenty percent of all funds raised from the sale of my print will go directly to the Katrina Artists Trust (KAT.) African American is based on the my original 2004 oil on wood painting of the same name (now in a private collection.) You can view a larger version of my painting here. Printed in rich saturated colors on high quality fine art paper using archival inks, my artwork measures 11″ x 14″ inches, and each print bares my signature.

You can purchase a copy of the African American print by clicking here. You’ll be directed to a secure shopping cart system where you can make a convenient transaction by credit card through Paypal. For checks or money orders: Please make out your remittance to, “Mark Vallen,” and send it to: P.O. Box 5751, Sherman Oaks CA. 91413.

The Katrina Artists Trust was established by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, as a grant-making trust to provide financial support for visual artists in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama who were affected by Hurricane Katrina. By focusing its support on the painters, sculptors, and other visual artists who lived in the regions damaged by the hurricane, the Museum’s KAT program provides a unique source of revitalization for a community with a long artistic tradition. By helping artists rebuild their studios, purchase new materials, and even salvage damaged works, the Trust’s grants will also contribute to the economic revitalization of the devastated region, aid these communities in their reconstruction efforts, and help renew cultural tourism. Whether or not you purchase my print, I urge you to contribute to the KAT fund - the artists of America’s stricken gulf states will thank you!

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