Women’s Art Tribe Fundraiser 12/15/16
for the High Fives Foundation
What happens when two artists, with two different styles, co-create live?
During an exciting 4 hour live painting event on December 15th, 2016, I (Sara Zimmerman) and muralist Sara Smith, simultaneously and collaboratively painted an 84”x 64” abstract-turned-landscape painting, using an intuitive painting process. The finished work will be auctioned off to benefit the High Fives Foundation.
Time-Lapse Video of Painting Live:
How it Worked:
Together, Sara Smith and I painted in front of a live audience at Tahoe University in Truckee, CA, merging our styles as we worked in abstract ideas and incorporated randomly selected artistic challenges throughout the first 2.5 hours. Some of the art challenges that were chosen included “paint with left hand” and “guest artists” where several guests joined us to paint using an intuitive painting process. In the last hour and a half, we pulled together the final painting to create an image of Squaw Valley, home of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, a symbolic skiscape for mountain sport athletes. The day was a great success, bringing the surrounding Lake Tahoe – Truckee community together in a creative, collaborative spirit.
The final artwork “Squaw Valley: Creative Evolutions” will be auctioned off as a fundraiser benefitting the High Fives Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and inspiration to mountain action sports athletes who suffer life altering injuries.
- Prints of “Squaw Valley: Creative Evolutions” are available with a percentage of each sale going to the High Fives Foundation available here.
- “Unleash Your Creative Power” shirts with the WAT graphic are available here.
- See more photos and videos from the day on social media (WAT on Facebook) (WAT on Instagram) and search using hashtags #womensarttribe #highfivesathlete #nobaddays
Special thanks to the following people who helped make this incredible day happen:
- Sara Zimmerman Art & Design
- Sara Smith Fine Art
- High Fives Foundation
- Tahoe University
- Unearthed Comics
- Kelly Brothers Painting
- The Real Graphic Source
- Dark Horse Coffee Roasters
- Michael Okimoto – Photographer
- Danielle Hankinson Photography
See the article on The Huffington Post.
Women’s Art Tribe:
Women’s Art Tribe (WAT?!) was formed for the December 15th, 2016 live art painting event benefiting the High Fives Foundation with the notion that the idea of women co-creating through fear can inspire others to do the same.
Change can be frightening, especially after a life-altering event, such as sustaining a mountain sport injury. This is where a creative mind comes into play. As creators, we have a choice as to how we approach the challenges we are faced with. Truckee artist, cartoonist, web/graphic designer Sara Zimmerman, and Truckee-Tahoe artist and muralist Sara Smith show how they, as artists, use their creativity to help them push past their own fears and attachments as they worked collaboratively to create an original art work of Squaw Valley during this live art event.