Linking Practice to Purpose / by Rachel Simmons

At this year's SGCI conference in Atlanta, I sold several broadside prints in support of the ACLU. I am happy to report that I sold enough of these prints to donate $120.00 to that organization. I wanted to give a shout out to my fellow printmakers for supporting this initiative, and to encourage others to do the same. I decided to do this because I wanted to use my professional skills as an artist and scholar in a very direct way to support an organization that protects our civil rights and serves us when we are most vulnerable. I believe that if you care about a cause, your art practice can directly support that cause. You can link your practice to a purpose.