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Hofmeister Gallery is giving-back to world needs by supplying thought-provoking content on under-represented places of the world, and donating a percentage of the sale on these works back to people and organizations serving there.  By purchasing and displaying one of these works, you’re joining the cause!

Voter Education, 24×36, Oil on Masonite, Gondollo, Sudan, August 2010.  Status: For Sale, 50% of the proceeds on the sale of this work will go to SIM*

Inspiration: For countries such as Sudan, the idea of democracy is a developing effort.  Here in the remote town of Gondollo voter education is taking place under a large fig tree for the first time.  People living  in regional bush areas gather here to learn how to hold a pencil and make a check mark.  They are also being given instruction on which candidate to vote for.

To Market, 24×36, Oil on Masonite, Sudan, 2011.  Status: For Sale.

Inspiration: Women of rural Sudan are carrying large amounts of sorghum across a river on one of their occasional trips to market.

Convenience, 5×7, Oil on Pine, Yabus, Sudan, August 2010.  Status: For Sale, 50% of the proceeds on the sale of this work will go to SIM*

Inspiration: This small convenience store is a popular stop in Yabus Sudan, known for the coldest drinks in the area.

 

Free Range, 11×14, Oil on Pine, La Represa, Dominican Republic, 2010.  Status: For Sale, 50% of the proceeds on the sale of this work will go to Vision Trust**

Inspiration: La Represa is a farmer community in the mountains of the Dominican Republic.  Kids run free range like the chickens of the area.  Parents are gone all day, week, or month seeking work some distance away.  Grandparents spend all day preparing meals from the little beans and rice they have.  This young girl, under the age of two, is left to roam on her own.

Home for None of Us, 11×14, Oil on Pine, Herrera, Dominican Republic, 2010.  Status: For Sale, 50% of the proceeds on the sale of this work will go to Vision Trust**

Inspiration: Herrera is an inner-city slum of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  What you see here is a squatter community.  People came to the city to find work, putting up small shacks as their residence wherever they could.  There is no trash pick-up, or sewer system, leaving everyone to make their deposits in this river which runs past the poorest of the poor in the community.  Whenever it rains, garbage from throughout area washes past these people.  The scent of sewer tells the story better than I can capture here – the children that live there have gotten use to it; touring missionaries have vomited during their brief stop.

 

Misplaced Help, 5×7, Oil on Pine, La Represa, Dominican Republic, 2010.  Status: For Sale, 50% of the proceeds on the sale of this work will go to Vision Trust**

Inspiration: This piece of furniture represents unwanted help extended to a single mother and her children.  Maybe it didn’t fit their house; maybe it was in unusable condition when it first arrived.  Either way, this was an unsolicited donation from well meaning people that is now deteriorating in the Caribbean sun and tropical rains.  I want this work to exhibit the importance of partnering with organizations that supply relational ties, ongoing efforts, and real-time knowledge of actual needs.

Small Home, 3.5×5, Oil on Pine, La Represa, Dominican Republic, 2010.  Status: For Sale, 50% of the proceeds on the sale of this work will go to Vision Trust**

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*SIM (Serving in Mission) is working in the community you see here.  They are planting, strengthening, and partnering with churches around the world to evangelize the unreached, minister to human need, disciple believers into churches, equip churches to fulfill Christ’s Commission.

**Vision Trust is working in the community you see here, and many others like it.  VisionTrust works to develop orphaned and neglected children into mature Christians, equipped to live in their own culture.  VisionTrust partners with local Christian leaders in 12 different countries to provide these children with discipleship, education, food and medical care.

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