My name is Dan Drossman, and I am the Director/Curator of The Waiting Room Gallery, an alternative art gallery inside the corridors of an office space in Denver, CO. Unfortunately, In the late hours of February 24, 2022 an individual dressed in all black (pictured below) broke into the building and took much of the art from the 2nd floor—8 pieces worth a total of $27,600.
The exhibit featured work created by my friends and classmates from my MFA class of 2006. As established artists, it is a huge blow to have their inventory of artworks diminished -- the time, talent and materials to create these original pieces is a big investment so it will be impossible for the artists to recover this loss of income without having the work to sell. One of the artists in particular, Jill Alexander worked on her paintings as she cared for her mother, who was battling a form of leukemia. She and her mom spent many hours watching television together while she painted these particular works. The finished paintings were hung in her mother's room, where they stayed after her mother passed away.
Unfortunately, due to an insurance oversight the works are not covered, and I am needing financial help with providing the artists with compensation for the stolen art. If you, or anyone you know can donate anything at all, I would be so grateful.
Please click on the link below to watch a news clip that Denver 9 News recently released about the theft:
And for more details as well as images of the stolen works of art, please go to The Waiting Room Gallery's website: www.thewaitingroomgallery.com
It has been a few weeks, and although there is an investigation in process, the artworks have not been found. If you come across any of these works, please contact me.