The Essex County Artist Fund is Essex County Community Foundation’s response to the immediate and everyday needs of artists to be supported and lifted up across the county and across sectors. At ECCF, our philosophy is to build a creative ecosystem focused on awareness and appreciation for arts and culture, capacity building, collaboration, and cultural planning. Individual artists and arts/culture organizations are key to this network. www.eccf.org/creative-county.
Artist Name: Liz Auffant – Haverhill
Learn more: lizauffant.com
Creative Practice: I earned my BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in oil painting from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in the spring of 2018. Shortly after, I relocated to Haverhill, MA, where I have been living, working, painting and showing my work throughout the area.
Artist Statement: I am a young, practicing artist who is striving to create and foster a community-supported and inspired by art. I have played a significant role in the introduction of an artist residency at the Switchboard Art Gallery in Haverhill, MA, I am currently in the process of procuring a public mural grant from the city of Haverhill and have live-painted at the Cogswell Art Space in order to create publicity and instill excitement surrounding a project intended to draw other artists to the city of Haverhill.
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