Each year, our Moving Forward residents have the opportunity to sell crafts that they have made themselves throughout the year. Paintings, knitted beanies, and earrings were submitted for sale this year. At this wonderful event, Kelly, a moving forward resident, sold her painting and was featured in an article by the Napa Valley Register. See below:
Here is a segment of the news article found on www.napavalleyregister.com :
For some individuals, like Kelly Crawford, the fair gave her a chance to experience something she hadn’t before with her artwork: a sale.
Crawford’s paintings were on display along with those of other clients of Moving Forward, a residential program in Napa that offers transitional and independent living support to adults with autism as well as developmental and learning disabilities.
The painting she sold was a mix of both Halloween and Christmas, featuring skulls as well as the holiday colors of red and green.
“I call it, ‘Oh Skully Night,’” said Crawford, 26. “Skulls are cool.”
She said it felt “good” to sell her first painting.
Brinkerhoff, Noel (2015, December 21). Regional center hosts no ordinary crafts fair. Napa Valley Register. Retrieved from http://www.napavalleyregister.com
To read the entire article detailing the crafts fair put on by the North Bay Regional Center, click here.