About The Foundation
The Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation’s Exhibition Center in Jim Thorpe, PA is located at 20 West Broadway in a former Presbyterian Church which dates back to the 1840’s. This unusual and dramatic building is the perfect setting to showcase the Foundation’s collection of Abstract art.
Beyond the collection, the church itself is a wonderful tourist attraction; it has two stories, a stage and a stunning collection of beautiful stained glass windows by Tiffany, LaFarge and others.
The Anita Shapolsky (A.S.) Art Foundation was formed in 1998. It is a national non-profit organization, 501 (c) 3, which presents the public, educational opportunities to review selected contemporary art as a stimulus and symbol for a culture of open communication.
Our Main Goals
- To establish and operate an art exhibition center, which is all inclusive with music and literary events for educational purposes.
- To educate current and future generations on the important and significant various styles of abstract art.
- To promote programs that offer avenues to display, educate and proliferate abstract art.
- To provide a “home" for important art (primarily Abstract Expressionism) upon an artist's demise, which includes photographing and cataloging the art.
- To ensure that Abstract Expressionism maintains its important place in art history.
- To continually analyze the art world to find new, emerging trends and seasoned artists that are significant in scope and in need of support.
- To obtain grants for restoration of works of many historically important underknown artists of the 50’s.
- To disseminate art to other art institutions and private collections.