The Pontella Mason Foundation

The Pontella Mason Foundation

From Art of Pontella Mason

We are raising funds to establish the Pontella Mason Foundation that will contribute to mural restoration and art education in the city of Baltimore.

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"The idea is to beautify the community and to encourage the people in the community to get involved." - Pontella Mason

Introduction: Following in the spirit of community revitalization that Pontella Mason encouraged through his murals, the Pontella Mason Foundation seeks to become an important voice in both the City of Baltimore and the community at large, that speaks on behalf of artists. One that encourages community support, and works to create a safe and healthy, creative society.

Why?

Art is an important part of our society, and that is made evident in the bubbling artistic/creative culture found within Baltimore City. Week after week, new artists showcase their talents on the sides of buildings to continue the tradition of mural painting that artists like Pontella Mason helped establish as far back as the 1970's. He believed that artists shouldn't starve, and we hope to support that narrative in as many ways as possible.

Goals

We hope to raise funds to support the launch of the foundation this Spring. Through the foundation we will:

  • Provide Endowed Scholarships in the name of Pontella Mason to Baltimore School of the Arts (BSA) and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
  • Contribute to a city-wide effort of Mural Restoration
  • Partner with organizations offering Art Education to students in the city of Baltimore

Our hope is to make a significant impact on art education in Baltimore, while contributing to the effort of community revitalization that is so necessary in our city.

How You Can Help: We cannot begin this undertaking without your support! There are two ways you can help!

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We are asking anyone who has enjoyed the work of Pontella Mason either by his murals or his private collection to make a contribution to this effort to continue his legacy. The more help we can galvanize, the greater impact we will be able to have in and around the city of Baltimore.

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"Thank you for all you do! I know that it will take all of us to continue the legacy my husband left behind; A legacy that has so richly impacted the art community of Baltimore and even further. We...I appreciate your support!" - Debbie Mason

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