Only seven fine-art prints remain from the Pace Prints limited edition of Elizabeth McClancy's powerful rendering of
President Barack Obama. The artist would like the last seven prints to go to inner-city public schools in Washington, D.C.
Your help is requested.
Sponsor a Dream...
Place one of the final seven signed, limited-edition, Pace prints of
President Barack Obama (from the painting by Elizabeth McClancy)
in one of seven D.C. Public Schools.
Each of these imposing, powerful, fine-art prints will be prominently displayed in a D.C. public school,
accompanied by the President’s moving admonition on the responsibilities of education.
(See excerpt, below image. )
$1200 will fully underwrite the wholesale cost of one signed,
limited-edition print, framing (per Pace specifications) and delivery.
The accompanying text will hang with each painting:
President Barack Obama
Pigmented inkjet print on Sunset Cotton Etching Paper, 30" x 36"
Created at Pace Prints, NY, NY
From an original painting by Elizabeth McClancy, 2008, oil on canvas, 14” x 18”
A gift to [name of D.C. Public School] from [Sponsor’s Name]
“...We need every single one of you to develop your talents, skills and intellect so you can help solve our most difficult problems. If you don’t do that – if you quit on school – you’re not just quitting on yourself, you’re quitting on your country.
“Now I know it’s not always easy to do well in school. I know a lot of you have challenges in your lives right now that can make it hard to focus on your schoolwork. I get it. I know what that’s like.
“...[But] even when you’re struggling, even when you’re discouraged and you feel like other people have given up on you – don’t ever give up on yourself. Because when you give up on yourself, you give up on your country.
“I expect you to get serious this year. I expect you to put your best effort into everything you do. I expect great things from each of you. So don’t let us down – don’t let your family or your country or yourself down. Make us all proud. I know you can do it....”
From Remarks of President Barack Obama: Back to School Event
September 8, 200