Mobile Woodshop and Urban Saw Mill and Forestry Education
With our goal to teach a new generation
skills, specifically woodworking and urban forest stewardship, we will raise
public awareness about the value of our urban forests to the city, local
economy, and the environment. An effective approach to urban forest
stewardship must target and engage students, who are the future stewards of
this valuable resource.
In addition, the mobile woodshop can be used for art projects throughout the
city and in the parks. We will encourage other non-profits to utilize our
mobile woodworking facilities and offer them to city festivals, community
projects, and disaster relief. The uses for a mobile woodshop are vast.
Washington is famous for its wide variety of trees, of which many were given
as gifts by grateful nations. These precious trees are an extremely valuable
resource we can’t afford to waste.
imaginations of students from three local elementary schools who were
challenged to create art objects from food, these images were published in
ZCAF's 2011 annual Food Calendar themed Sustainable
and Scrumptious. The project, selected to create greater awareness
of the environment and promote healthy sustainable dining, concluded with
21 tiles made from these images installed as a mural
at the Oyster School, Washington, D.C. in August of 2012.
The Food Glorious Food is a
unique annual collaboration between artists, top area chefs, businesses and
individuals that has raised more than $100,000 for the Capital Area Food
Bank in just four years. Launched in 2005, the mix of food, art and
charity includes a month-long art show of food in all its fabulous forms; a
calendar with art from the show and delectable recipes; and a calendar
launch party and silent auction.
platform for environmental initiatives, was launched in 2008 to increase
awareness of America’s endangered natural treasures. Its inaugural
project, What Remains: The American Landscape Portfolio of
limited-edition prints, benefits the environment through the sale of giclée
prints of renowned realist painter Bradley Stevens’s majestic landscapes.
Its first beneficiary is the Trust for Public Land and other non-profit
environmental groups will be added as the program expands.
The Freedom Place Collection
of 56 privately held works by preeminent African American
artists Romare Bearden, Benny Andrews, Alma Thomas, Robert Freeman and
Richard Yarde was an immediate success when it was unveiled by ZCAF at
Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC, in fall 2007. Since then, the collection has
been shown at Meridian House International and Congressional Bank in
Washington DC, the University of New England in Camden, Maine and at Monroe
Community College's Mercer Gallery in Rochester, New York.