Prison Art Project Needs Your Help

The Prison Art Project, which provides group art lessons to inmates at NH State Prison locations, is doing a fundraiser selling original art and prints by local artists.  This popular program has been running for three years, providing opportunities for beauty and creativity in the lives of incarcerated people.  Many are already artists, but enjoy learning new skills. Others are starting art for the first time. Both instruction and art supplies are included in the lessons.

This program is run by the Prison Concerns Committee of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire. Funding for one series of lessons by a professional artist at each location is covered in the budget, but the Prison Concerns Committee is raising funds to allow a second set of lessons in each location. as well.                   

The Prison Concerns committee will be selling original artwork, donated by members of our Episcopal community. Most artists have more completed work than they have space or use for.  Would you be willing to donate an art piece to support the art in prisons ministry?

Please contact Betsy Hess, at 603 915-0091 or at betsyhess@gmail.com to arrange your donation.  You can deliver an original art work or a print to Diocesan House in Concord before November 5,  It should be framed or matted in a way that will protect it from damage.