Art Into the Future: Celebrating 35 years of giving

Announcing Our 35 year Anniversary Benefit.

In 1982 our Founder, Harold Chenven, recognized the struggle of artists to find unrestricted and direct support for their work – regardless of medium or the stage in their careers. Over the past 35 years, the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation, through grass roots efforts and the support of people like you, has provided hundreds of artists across the United States with more than $200,000 in grants. These grants, while small, recognize the invaluable contribution that artists make to our society.

To continue this support for artists, we need your help. Please join us on June 8th in New York City to celebrate our work and raise funds for the future.

The event is free, RSVP is required, but you can support the Foundation by purchasing raffle tickets for work by 3 internationally recognized artists, Joy Brown, Paul Chaleff, and Josette Urso, whose work can be seen below.  On the evening of June 8th additional small works of art and art related services by Foundation grantees and judges will be available by silent auction.

The evening will include remarks by curator, Jason Andrew, partner at Nixon Peabody, Kristin Jamberdino, former grantees, and music by Miro Sprague, jazz pianist.

Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP and/or purchase raffle tickets click here.

If you are not able to join us but would like to contribute to our work and support artists working across the United States please visit our donate page.

Artworks Available by Raffle

Paul Chaleff:
Untitled, wood fired ceramic, 15″ x 15″, 1991
Valued at $3,000








Joy Brown:
Dancing lady #66, wood fired ceramic, 12.5″ x 6.5″ x 5.5″ from the series One Hundred and Eight Dancing Ladies.
Valued at $1800





From Josette Urso
Flora, oil on panel, 14″ x 11″, 2015
Valued at $2,200