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Nonprofit of the Year

John Palmer Art’s
2018 Nonprofit of the Year

The John Palmer Art Gallery and Studio is open on Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and by appointment. Please call 713-861-6726 or text 281-224-0968 to set an appointment if you would like to meet with Houston’s Artist John Ross Palmer. 

Current Nonprofit of the Year

John Palmer Art has named the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work (“GCSW”) as its 2018 Nonprofit of the Year.  After a tremendous amount of research and meetings with nonprofit staff and volunteers, John Palmer Art is incredibly excited to now select and support this major institution of learning for the entire calendar year through the raising of funds, increasing awareness and hosting events.  It is the mission of the GCSW to prepare diverse leaders in practice and research to address complex challenges and achieve sustainable social, racial, economic, and political justice, locally and globally, through exceptional education, innovative research, and meaningful community engagement. Just as Palmer empowers artists through his Escapist Mentorship Program, the GCSW empowers its students to meaningfully impact the community by addressing complex social problems in Houston and beyond.  You can learn about the GCSW by visiting Uh.edu/socialwork.

Artist John Ross Palmer, Januari Leo and Alan Dettlaff

Artist John Ross Palmer says, “I am thrilled about this year’s partnership for numerous reasons.  I have personally reaped the benefits of therapy and I’m an advocate for its use in self-awareness and personal growth.  Also, I believe social workers can serve as a conduit in our society to help level the playing field when our culture has pervasive issues with racial, gender, socioeconomic and other inequities.” Palmer continues, “Because of my nontraditional career choice, I’m very familiar with people telling me that ‘I cannot do something.’ Professional counseling truly helped me to unlearn this negative messaging. I am going to work tirelessly to help this institution that is devoted to investing in people and their own individual empowerment.” GCSW Dean Alan Dettlaff explains, “We are so grateful for the support of such an acclaimed artist as Palmer.  I know he is going to bring focused, positive attention to our program.  And, as a personal fan, I absolutely cannot wait to see the art series he unveils in March that is anchored with a theme of social justice.”

If you have any questions about John Ross Palmer, his naming of the GCSW as his 2018 Nonprofit of the Year or his upcoming unveiling in support of the GCSW, please contact Gallery Owner Ryan Lindsay at 713-861-6726 or Ryan@JohnPalmerArt.com.  Past Nonprofit of the Year selections for John Palmer Art include Outreach United (2011), Heifer International (2012), Writers in the Schools (2013), the League of Women Voters Education Fund (2014), the Lone Star Veterans Association (2015), Houston Habitat (2016) and The H.E.A.R.T. Program (2017). As John Palmer Art’s 2018 Nonprofit of the Year, the GCSW will be specifically honored at an art unveiling at Palmer’s Gallery with a dedicated percent of sales going to the college on Saturday, March 3rd from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 1218 Heights Blvd. Houston, TX 77008.

Historic Charities of the Year

2011
Outreach United

John Ross Palmer with the Outreach United Board

2012
Heifer International

Palmer Art Series Honoring the Mission of Heifer International

2013
Writers in the Schools

John Ross Palmer and the WITS Team

John Ross Palmer and the WITS Team

2014
The League of Women Voters Education Fund

Congressman Ted Poe, Artist John Ross Palmer and Congressman Al Green

Congressman Ted Poe, Artist John Ross Palmer and Congressman Al Green

2015
The Lone Star Veterans Association

John Ross Palmer with LVSA Executive Director Chuck Bagnato

John Ross Palmer with LVSA Executive Director Chuck Bagnato

2016
Houston Habitat for Humanity

Kate Plouvier, Allison Hay, John Ross Palmer & Angela Birch Cox

Kate Plouvier, Allison Hay, John Ross Palmer & Angela Birch Cox

2017
The H.E.A.R.T. Program

Artist John Ross Palmer with The H.E.A.R.T. Program

Future Charity of the Year Opportunities

If you would like to nominate a non-profit to become a future Charity of the Year for John Palmer Art, please e-mail submissions to Palmer’s Houston Art Gallery Co-Owner Ryan Lindsay at Ryan@JohnPalmerArt.com.

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