On Friday, November 7, 2014 Honorary Co-Chairs Wayne and Debbie Freihofer, Steering Committee Chair Jim Nolan, PhD, and the Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation hosted Art for the View – a celebration of artwork by artists with physical disabilities. Wayne and Jim both know first-hand about the expert care provided at Sunnyview and were instrumental in making the event such a success!

JurorsMegan Hyde, Museum Educator for College and Public Programs at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College and Ardie Russell, owner of Studio 518 in Saratoga Springs chose 69 pieces of work created by 48 phenomenal artists to be displayed at the event. More than 250 entries from around the world were submitted for consideration. The event, which was held at Proctors Fenimore Gallery, raised nearly $60,000, with a record 17 pieces of art being purchased – seven of which were donated back to Sunnyview for its Viewpoint Gallery collection.

Viewpoint Gallery is the largest collection of artwork by artists with physical disabilities in the region. Proceeds from the event were used to purchase the ReWalk® Exoskeleton Robotic suit. Be sure to read our cover article about Justin Neff, an inspiring young spinal cord injury patient who benefited from this exciting new technology.

Thank you to the following sponsors for their continued support of Art for the View.