Annual Report 2014-15

In 2014-15 Carnegie Picture Lab celebrated art with children in so many ways!

Thanks to the support of our generous volunteer and giving community, Carnegie Picture Lab is celebrating another fabulous year of bringing art education into nine elementary schools in the Walla Walla Valley. We are excited to share with you the following  Annual Report, which details all we’ve accomplished in the past year thanks to our many partners throughout the Valley.

3,562 K-5 students received over, 1,300 hours of classroom instruction taught by over, 60 classroom volunteers, led by, 1 new Program Director (Picture Lab’s first-ever paid staff member), 10 volunteer board members and 2 AmeriCorps Volunteers.  Fifth graders took 9 field trips to the world-renowned Walla Walla Foundry, where 810 children experienced the life-cycle of an art sculpture and made their own clay bust. 9 Family Fun Nights
brought together folks of all ages for creative fun, as did 1 Dia de Los Muertos celebration, and 1 Family Fun Night Premiere Event at the Walla Walla Library, which featured 4 live raptorswho were sketched
and painted by 1 local artist, the talented Todd Telander. 12 traditional dancer Mexican dancers from Ballet    Folklórico performed at the grand opening celebration of the Carnegie Picture   Show, where 700 works of art created by students in their classroom lessons were    displayed at the WallaWalla Public Library in a public exhibit of their Picture Lab experiences. 50 children’s art books were donated to local elementary schools, and some 3,500 owl pellets were dissected for the Georgia O’Keeffe project, and 4,000 “mini-fresco” plasterboards were created by the Washington State Penitentiary’s MohitSustainable Practices Laboratory for the Diego Rivera lesson.  Thanks go to the 8 different organizations provided volunteers, including AmeriCorps, Blue Mountain Audubon Society, The Junior Club of Walla Walla, The United Way, Walla Walla Foundry, The Walla Walla High School Latino Club, Whitman College, and Walla Walla YMCA.

All of this incredible activity was supported by:

96 individual donors, 8 in-kind donors, 12 Foundations and Trusts, 2 Sponsors, and the following local partners:  ArtWalla, Ballet Folklórico, Blue Mountain Action Council, Blue Mountain Audubon Society, Blue Mountain Land Trust, Campfire Walla Walla, Friends of Farm Labor, Junior Club of Walla Walla, Rogers Adventist Schools, Valle Lindo, Walla Walla YMCA, Walla Walla Catholic Schools, Walla Walla Foundry, Walla Walla Public Library, Walla Walla Public Schools, Washington State Penitentiary’s Sustainable Practices Lab.

But Carnegie Picture Lab cannot provide its services without support from the community. Gifts from donors, at whatever level, are essential for us to continue to offer the creative lesson plans and innovative art projects that will encourage creative expression, divergent thinking and cultural reflection within our Valley’s children.

And this year, each donation has the opportunity to matter more than ever. In 2014 The Donald and Virginia Sherwood Trust honored Carnegie Picture Lab with a generous Capacity Grant that must be matched to be awarded. This strong show of support for our program requires that we raise $17,400 in individual donations by December 31, 2015. Please donate in 2015 to help us meet the important fundraising challenge from the Sherwood Trust and continue to provide critical arts education to our children. Thank you!

 

Carnegie Picture Lab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that focuses on art eduction in Walla Walla valley schools. Read more about CPL here .