©2019 BY AMBER SOLBERG

DO GOOD

Art making is inherently wasteful. Whether it's in the process of creation or the result of what's produced, a lot of contemporary artistic practice creates waste. I've been thinking a lot about DOING GOOD lately. Art-making is a pretty wasteful process and for someone who's dayjob and freelance career both revolve around it, it gets pretty disheartening at times.
Going forward, I'm trying to have what I make and do impact beyond myself in conscious choices. You can't be 100% perfect at this--but it's important to try .

This page details what actions I'm taking to create more concious, thoughtful actions in what I do, create, impact and impart.  

PET POSTCARDS

Select orders from my Custom Pet Portraits are reprinted as postcards on 100% recycled matte cardstock. 
Each postcard costs $3, with a third going to me, a third to the shop that stocks it, and a third to a local animal shelter. An easy and effective fundraiser to help furry friends in your community. 

Shops who are interested in carrying these can contact me, and I'll get them started with a custom made display. 

Carried at:

Trainyard General Store

 

MUSIC BIRD PRINTS

Selected from my Music Bird paintings, these 5''x 7'' prints are on FSC textured paper, enclosed in a PLA biodegradeable clear sleeve with an informational backing about your bird of choice and what your purchase is going towards. 

Every print costs $12, and has  a third going to me, a third going to the store carrying it, and a third to Tree Canada. The purchase of one print equals one tree being planted in Canada. 

Carried at:
Argyle Fine Art


 

MURALEERS

 Muraleers is a branch of Altruistic Current, a not-for-profit society, do-good organization. By removing barriers in place for many people to accomplish art projects (access to materials, funds, or experience), Muraleers supply community-orientated projects to encourage that art is for everyone!

I'm a member of the Altruistic Current Board of Members, and lead on creating these opportunities for community members. Get in touch with me if there's funding or a project you want to accomplish!

DO GOOD WORKSHOPS

Currently in development, I"m creating a series of workshops that give a strong focus in how to do good, teach environmental initiatives, and impart varied art-making techniques (painting, sewing, paper-making, sculpture, drawing, illustration, etc.)

Stay tuned for more announcements!

PETS FOR APRIL 

Every April, I run a fundraiser where a portion of every order placed of a Custom Pet Portrait gets donated to a rotating roster of local pet shelters. 
Because this call-to-action galvanizes people and comes before Mother's Day and Father's Day, orders are high in numbers and donation totals have been anywhere from $45-$125.