Through the Flower Art Space

$19,575 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 108 people in 8 months
Created November 26, 2018
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Through the Flower, my nonprofit arts organization is launching a Go Fund Me campaign! The city of Belen, NM recently proposed the creation of an Art Space that would celebrate the history of my life in Belen with my husband, photographer, Donald Woodman. Though the proposal was met with great enthusiasm from people across New Mexico, it was prevented from moving forward in the proposed partnership with the city by a small, but vocal, group as a result of their protests to the Belen City Council which were greatly misinformed. Due to the numerous notes and messages of support from community members requesting that Through the Flower proceed with plans for this Art Space on our own, we have initiated a fundraising campaign to help us get started. Please support Through the Flower!

Thank you,



In addition to the exhibits relating to the history of Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman in Belen, the Through the Flower Art Space will also feature changing art exhibitions, a video and book library and a gift shop. The Space will have several computers and internet access to the Judy Chicago Portal, a collaboration between Penn State University's Judy Chicago Art Education Collection, the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Harvard University, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Access will also be available to the archive of the International Honor Quilt at the Hite Art Institute at the University of Louisville. The Through the Flower Art Space will help foster economic development in Belen and will serve the community as a cultural anchor for Belen's growing Arts District.


Funds for this campaign will be used to renovate our existing building, create the exhibits, purchase computer equipment, fund staff along with operating costs.

Your donation of as little as $1O will make a difference in the support of art, art education, community development, and the realization of the Through the Flower Art Space.

Thank you for your support!

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Hello folks--

The Through the Flower Art Space is opening on July 20th, 2019 in celebration of Judy Chicago's 80th birthday.

Can't wait for July? Through the Flower has several events planned to get ready for the Grand Opening...

All of these events are free! For more information go to www.ThroughTheFlower.org

Through the Flower Yard Sale
Date: March 16, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Through the Flower Art Space, 107 Becker Ave, Belen, NM
Through the Flower is making way for the new Art Space! In order to clear out the Through the
Flower building, we are having a yard sale. Stop by and look for great deals on office furniture
and supplies, as well as a range of computer equipment and electronics among other treasures.
Through the Flower supporters and staff will be on hand to discuss the plans for the Art Space
and show people its future home.

Friday Night Family Arts Gathering
Date: April 26, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Through the Flower Art Space, 107 Becker Ave, Belen, NM
An evening of discussion and creative practice for teenagers and their parents. Artist Paula
Castillo will lead participants to explore the ways in which families and societies construct fear
using the work of female surrealist artists including, Meret Oppenheim, Helen Lundeberg, Rosa
Rolanda, Remedios Varo, and others as a springboard for discussion. Participants will discuss
the imagery of these artists followed by a painting activity designed to enable the exploration of
their own fears and to generate a positive action oriented replacement of fear.

Displaying Thankfulness
Date: May 11, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Kelly Cross Art Space, 508 Becker Ave, Belen, NM
Artist Mike Moreno will lead this Mother’s Day workshop for children 11 and under. Participants
will create a painted paper plate to commemorate the important women in their lives: a mother,
grandmother, sister, aunt, teacher, or any special woman they would like to honor. During this
activity, the participants will learn about color symbolism and methods of visual representation
to describe their subject.
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This article in Today’s (12/16/2018) New York Times... https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/15/us/judy-chicago-belen-new-mexico-museum.html
....Is generating a lot of interest about the Through the Flower Art Space project. We appreciate all your support! May I ask for your help spreading the word about, and how to donate to our campaign? Thank You!
Mike Racine
Member, Through the Flower Board of Directors
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$19,575 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 108 people in 8 months
Created November 26, 2018
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Funds raised will benefit:
Through the Flower Corp
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Belen, NM
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