A Sense of Place, a Benefit Exhibition for Louison House, June 2022

Bill Riley, Owner of Real Eyes Gallery, and artists Diane R Sawyer, Debi Pendell, Sarah Sutro, and Betty Vera at the Opening of A Sense of Place June 4th.

Our exhibition, A Sense of Place, was structured as benefit for Louison House. The show got a great deal of attention during the month of June. On the date of our closing, June 30th, we had over $8,450. in sales, half of which goes to Louison House.

It’s not too late! You can still support Louison House, a non-profit organization which has made such a difference in the Northern Berkshires through their work to combat homelessness and housing insecurity.

Even though our exhibition is no longer on view, our artwork is still available for purchase through July 31st at: www.realeyesgallery.com/shop/asenseofplace/11 
We have raised a substantial amount of money for Louison House so far, but are still working to raise as close as we can to our goal of $10,000.

Would you prefer to see the work in person before making a purchase?

All four artists welcome you to visit their studio by appointment, email them at the addresses below:

Debi Pendell:  debipendell@msn.com
Diane Reed Sawyer:  diane@dianesawyerfineart.com
Sarah Sutro:   artssutro@yahoo.com
Betty Vera:   bvera521@aol.com

Left to right: Betty Vera, Tapestry, Diane Reed Sawyer, Pastel, Debi Pendell, Acrylic and collage,  Sarah Sutro, Thickly layered oil on canvas

In case you missed them, here are the latest articles and interviews about A Sense of Place:

iBerkshires “Local Gallery Artists Support Louison House”:

Willinet, “A Sense of Place”. Deb Dane interviews Diane Sawyer and Debi Pendell.  Willinet is a local TV station in Williamstown, MA.

NEPM-TV’s Connecting Point: “A Sense of Place Exhibition Highlights Housing Insecurity in North Adams”:

NEPM-TV Digital Exclusive: Debi Pendell, Diane Reed Sawyer, Sarah Sutro, and Betty Sarah, talk about their lives in North Adams at the Eclipse Mill: https://connectingpoint.nepm.org/the-artists-of-north-adams-contemporary-digital-exclusive/

Real Eyes Gallery: 71 Park Street, Adams, MA:   www.realeyesgallery.com

For more information contact:  Bill Riley, 917-440-2400  or bill@realeyesgallery.com

Kathy Keeser, Director of Louison House talks about their history and the services they provide including Transitional Housing,  Supportive Housing, and Supportive Services for people in need. Learn more about their programs, and housing options: www.louisonhouse.org


Thank you all for your support!

Deb Pendell, Diane Reed Sawyer, Sarah Sutro, and Betty Vera


ut Louison House.