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Photographed at inaugural meeting in front of Southampton Town Hall.

June 19, 2017) (l to r) include Marguerite Smith, Kelly Dennis, Denise Silva-Dennis, Jeremy Dennis, Geoffrey Drummond, Eric Dever, Annie Plumb, April Gornik, Carolyn Oldenbusch, Phyllis Hollis, Jane Iselin, Scott Bluedorn, Bridgett LeRoy, Charlie Charzuh, Shane Weeks, Elka Rifkin, Amy Kirwin, Irene Tully, Laura Devinney, Melissa Parsoff, Barbara Kushner, Thomas J. Farrell, Julie Jacobs, Nina Yankowitz, Barry Holden, Terrie Sultan, James Slezak, Blair Seagram, Lillian Ball, Bonnie Doyle, Maria Hults, John Boyd, Cholena Smith, Hope Sandrow pictured by Ulf Skogsbergh all rights reserved 2017; and below, Hope Sandrow, Sept 10 2019, Shinnecock Nation artist Shane Weeks performs traditional welcoming ceremony beginning each SHACC meeting and event. (l to r) Esly E. Escobar, Ulf Skogsbergh, Patricia Paladines, Jane Gill, Anne Welker, Heather Meehan, Dan Weldin, Tom Dunn

SHACC is a project similar in context to Sandrow’s public art project Artist & Homeless Collaborative (A&HC, 1990-1996) sited at the 68th Regiment Armory Park Avenue Shelter for Women. A municipal partnership of artists, arts professionals, shelter residents with the NYC mayoral administrations of Ed Koch, David Dinkins, Rudy Giuliani. Honored by (1994) National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Governor’s Award, New York City HRA Volunteer Service Award;  (1993) New York City HRA Volunteer Service Award, Mayor Dinkins Superstar Award; (1992) Andy Warhol Foundation Grant; (1991) Manhattan Borough President's Citation for Excellence in the Arts; (1990) ArtMatters Fellowship; National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artists Special Projects Grant; (1989) New York City HRA Volunteer Service Award.

Commemorated in the upcoming exhibit Art for Change: The Artist & Homeless Collaborative, curated by Rebecca Klassen and Laura Mogulescu at the New York Historical Society (June - Sept 2020 postponed to October - February 2021 due to COVID19 mandates for museums).

(Excerpt copied from text of the Skowhegan Governors Award (1994) “For the past six years, artist Hope Sandrow has marshaled a .. radically unpredictable, and consistently enthusiastic coterie of art workers and has transformed them into ... The Artist & Homeless Collaborative. She founded the Collaborative as a component of her art making which has become a fertile ground for the creation of innovative and moving works of art. The fruits of A&HC labors have been exhibited at the Alternative Museum, The Whitney Museum, Henry Street Settlement, Art in General, and the Aldrich Museum. Hope has shown all of them the way. Perhaps the ultimate compliment comes from one of the participants herself, resident artist Lonzetta Poole; ”I often wondered what the quotation meant “Without art a nation perishes or is reduced to the bare essentials of life. Comparing this idea to the shelter means the same. With art we are better for these positive effects.”

Thomas Sokolowski, 1994