We were surprised recently with an amazing donation of a beautiful painting by Montana artist Ron Ukrainetz. The painting is an 18 x 36 clayboard and acrylic entitled "Loons and Lilies, and was included in the 2009 Paint the Parks show, along with another Ukrainetz piece entitled "Drink at Dawn." Says Ron, "I talked it over with my business manager (wife, Echo) and we decided this was something we really wanted to do to express our thanks and appreciation for all PaintAmerica has done for artists. PaintAmerica has given my work much more exposure, and that's really helped my career and the careers of other artists as well."
We can't adequately express our thanks to Ron and Echo - this is a wonderful donation and a significant addition to the PaintAmerica collection.
PaintAmerica is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association, devoted to providing opportunities for artists all across America. We operate two of the top national artists' competitions in the country - the PaintAmerica Top100 for American artists, and Paint the Parks, open to international artists. Our programs build networks within the arts arena, connecting artists, galleries, exhibitors, patrons, sponsors, state and federal organizations and other funding groups for the betterment of our society as a whole. Our goals include funding for youth arts education, working with established artists to be mentors and clinicians for young and emerging artists, and acting as a clearinghouse for arts related grants and opportunities.