Providing a Bridge Between Art, Access and Education

Photography by Phyllis Bretholtz for The Cambridge Creativity Commons

About

Ballerina 2013
By Ella, age 8
Oeuvre not yet complete
Ballerina 1998
By Dorothy Arnold
Catalogue No. DA-2051

The boundless energy of Dorothy “Doffie” Arnold has given us thousands of her drawings and paintings. Her friends and family have assembled that energy into The Doffie Project.

A vast selection of Doffie’s award-winning art has been made affordable. All profit from each sale goes to the buyer’s choice of organization doing valuable work for the community. We feature here those working with arts education, which was so important to Doffie, especially involving youth. Doffie is paying her passion and vitality forward. Her project lives the notion that the transformative power of the arts should be accessible to all.

Doffie

“The rhythms of nature have always influenced not only what I paint, but how I paint it. Be it sky, clouds, trees or water my hand and body must become part of this rhythm.”

     “As I become more apprehensive about the uncertainty of our time, I find solace in the permanence of mountains.”

-Dorothy Arnold

See Curriculum Vitae

Participate

All work has been grouped into 7 price tiers for donation: $10,000, 6,000, $4,000, $2,000$1,000$500, $250, and $100. Pieces are unframed unless otherwise stated. Donation amount includes all administrative fees. Buyer may pick up their purchase(s) at Doffie’s studio in Cambridge, MA, or arrange  shipping or delivery with a service we are happy to recommend.

  1. Pick Your Art
  2. Pick Your Charity
  3. Notify Us

Gallery

The significant size of the collection requires us to parse offerings in frequently updated installments.

To see other available work temporarily exhibited in Doffie’s studio, email us at doffiesproject@gmail.com for an appointment.

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Give

Doffie’s List

The Doffie Project features this list of organizations because of their passionate commitment to youth, arts education and diversity and inclusion within our community. Proceeds may be directed to organizations not included in this list at the request of the buyer.

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Progress

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    Doffie Project Update

    March 17, 2014

    Since the project launched on November 17, 2013, nearly 250 pieces of art have sold and raised over $90,000.

    “Doffie Arnold’s artwork is brilliant. I am delighted that the Doffie Project… (allowed) The Art Connection to receive substantial donations.”
    -Susan Collings, Executive Director

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    Why are we celebrating?

    March 05, 2014

    These additional organizations plan fund-raising events in Doffie’s studio gallery: Art Connection, Commonwealth Compact, Boston YWCA, Urbano Project, DIR, Fashion Descience and Rosie’s Place — with more commitments in formation. Yup, Doffie is paying it forward with her art.

    The Learning Center at Bromley:Heath

    The Learning Center at
    Bromley Heath

    February 14, 2014

    Opening Spring 2014 in the Roxbury/Jamaica Plain community. The center incorporates creative thinking and evidence-based practices in a unique neighborhood-centric early childhood education program that will serve families as well as their children. The center will house an art education program bearing Doffie’s name and work.

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    Rewards of an Event

    January 10, 2014

    On January 5, The Lenny Zakim Fund hosted an event at the studio that has raised $7000 – so far. Musical entertainment included players from Youth and Family Enrichment Services, a Zakim beneficiary based in Hyde Park.

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    Cambridge Public Library

    November 08, 2013

    Doffie kept close to 100 journals throughout her life, documenting her experiences with writing and illustration. These have been donated to the Cambridge Public Library’s archives and used in an exhibition to inspire youth to record their own experiences through fine art and personal writing.

    DeCordova Corporate Loan Program

    DeCordova Corporate Loan Program

    October 11, 2013

    Doffie provided around 40 paintings to the DeCordova’s Corporate Art Loan Program. The museum rents to businesses and, in exchange, receives support for its “comprehensive and innovative educational program.”

Contact

Email Us

doffiesproject@gmail.com

Call Us

Mallika Sundaramurthy
Project Administrator
617-416-0735

Mail Us

The Doffie Project
P.O. Box 692414
Quincy, MA 02269
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