Julie Cohn is a nationally known artist who supports sustainability of self and the world through creativity. Thirty percent of the retail price of all sales from her Sustaining Arts online and in-person galleries aids Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, Inc.
Julie received a BA in Fine Art with an additional emphasis on Art History from UC Berkeley, a BFA in Fine Art from CCA, and a college teaching credential. She and the three women showing in her galleries are established exhibiting artists. Her artwork has shown in museums, been purchased as public art, and showcased in many galleries throughout the United States.
A College of Marin instructor for over 25 years, Julie shares her watercolor and design expertise, continually pushing beyond conventional methods of watercolor. She has juried many exhibits in the Bay Area and has published two instructional DVDs / Downloads: " The Dance of Watercolor: Beginners and Beyond and The Dance of Watercolor: Luminosity, Luster, Iridescence." Her product, " Easy Steps to Great Color ", a concise guide to color, is enjoyed internationally.
As vice president of her branch of National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), a group dedicated to supporting women in the arts, she speaks to groups on a local and national level. Her studio/gallery is in Berkeley, California, USA.
Our Story & Our Mission
As the founder of Sustaining Arts, I started with a seed of an idea, loving the connection of sustainability and art. Salma, Sara and Usha have joined me to share our passion for making art and dedicating ourselves to sustaining our own lives through creativity and helping to sustain others with art that inspires health, joy and healing.
In light of the many challenges we face, from natural disasters to the daily toils of many, Sustaining Arts values justice and fair, inclusive practices. When you interact with Sustaining Arts, you are buying artwork that sustains you, and you are also contributing a percentage of the retail price of our artwork to help sustain those who, through Habitat for Humanity, receive home repair and housing.
As an online artist and gallerist, I promote all of our artists equally, and I assume the role of gallerist in a unique way. Because I enjoy a wonderful lifestyle due to my family's generosity, I have chosen to collect only 15% of the sales of the other artists featured on this website while keeping our pricing on par with other galleries of similar quality. This is why a good percentage of your payment for art is given to Habitat for Humanity, East Bay, Silicon Valley, Inc. Thank you for helping to make this possible.
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