THIS WEEKEND! ZAP’s Annual Holiday Sale
Friday, December 6, 4-9 pm and Saturday, December 7, 10am-4pm!
We hope to see you at our office/gallery/shop at
107 SE Washington Street, Portland, OR.
Mark you calendars, wait, you don’t have a 2014 calendar?
ZAP can help out. Back by popular demand is
ZAP’s newest calendar
just in time for 2014.
The beautiful, colorful, and artFUL calendars are
Order yours now!
Be sure to check out our EVENTS page. ZAP has a busy holiday season coming up, which is GREAT for the artists of Weya. Be sure to come to one or more of the events or exhibits to get a meaning gift for your mom, brother, favorite aunt, child’s teacher, co-worker, and main squeeze.
Thank you to EVERYONE who purchased event tickets, raffle tickets, made donations, and came to ZAP’s 14th Anniversary Celebration & FUNdraiser! Together we raised over $15,000!
Special thanks to our sponsors!!!
Chipembere (Rhino) Level
Nyati (Buffalo) Level
Ruth Nemarundwe and Family
The Commerce Bank of Oregon
Trailhead Credit Union
Mbada (Leopard) Level
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Friend of ZAP Program
We are excited to introduce our new Friend of ZAP Program. This is our way of thanking you for your financial support. It’s easy to become a Friend of ZAP. Learn more…
Partnering with Weya artists in strengthening self-sufficiency, cultural understanding and education is our mission. We work with women artists (and a few men) from rural Weya in Eastern Zimbabwe, buying art directly from them and selling it to people in the U.S. who are looking for beautiful and meaningful art and who want to support their artistic talents.
Women of Weya are subsistence farmers, mothers, and householders as well as artists. Most women live on their own, providing for families. Some are widowed, others are single heads of households, since throughout Zimbabwe men leave the rural areas to seek work in cities. Women’s income from agriculture is unpredictable and limited. Sales of their art help women afford food, clothing, school fees, medicines, transport, seeds and fertilizer. Since the market for Weya art in Zimbabwe is extremely limited, sales in the U.S. are critical. ZAP purchases more art than any other buyer, delivering cash at the time of purchase. Equally important, ZAP provides health care assistance to all of the artists, including special care to artists who are HIV-positive. ZAP also works with the artists and their community on special projects and funds school fees and other educational support for children who have been orphaned in the Weya area.
ZAP’s latest video, “I am an Artist,” premiered this October at our Fall Fundraiser. The video was filmed during Theresa’s trip to Zimbabwe in July and August of 2012. This video and more are up on our video page now!