OUR MISSION IS TO MAKE ART ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE

IPaintMyMind is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organization and our mission is to make art accessible to everyone.

An online arts publication, an organization offering programs & services, & a gallery: we’re all of those things.

We work to provide the virtual and physical spaces that enable public art awareness. We specialize in affordable & emerging visual art, with a focus on illustration, collage, mixed media, & photography screen prints & giclees. We take pride in supporting artists, communities, and businesses in their efforts to make art a viable avenue for engagement & collaboration.

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Shared Walls™ is our hallmark arts program in which we transform spaces both for businesses and the public through temporary art exhibitions that focus on emerging & affordable artwork. Revenue from private exhibitions fund FREE exhibitions at parks, libraries, schools, and community centers; spaces that have the need for art but don’t have the budget.

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EXEC DIRECTOR & LEAD CURATOR

Evan La Ruffa

Evan is a Writer, Poet, Artist, Traveler, Husband & Digital Consultant. He founded IPMM and is the heartbeat of the organization, driving curation & partnerships forward while satiating his passion for all things creative.

 

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Brian Flannery

Brian is an Anthropologist, Researcher, Collector, Film-Buff, and Beard-Wearer. He’s the epitome of a conscious citizen with a big heart. Brian focuses on Artist Relations, Mission Development, Partnerships and Events for IPMM.

GALLERY MANAGER

Maria Camila Vargas

Maria is a photographer & a MA candidate at UIC Museum and Exhibition Studies. She’s focused on making art institutions more engaging, as well as recognizing the social justice in art. She helps manage the IPMM Gallery & coordinates interns.

EDITORIAL TEAM

Evan La Ruffa – Lead Curator
Armando Luis Alvarez – Digital Editor
Natalie Menacho – West Coast Curator
Rahsaan ‘DJ Sean Doe’ Hawkins – Audio Series Curator
Ashley Stewart Falls

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Abel Arciniega
Armando Luis Alvarez

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

Sonny Kay
Jose Luis Torres

ADVISORS

Erik Albaugh – Web Development Advisor
Robert O’Kruk – Digital Strategy Advisor
Mario Calhoun – SEO/SEM Lead Advisor
Ronnie Kaplan – SEO/SEM Advisor

SUPPORT STAFF

Andrew Riggins – Technology Operations Manager
Mike Maldonado – Tech Operations Lead
Kelly Fox & Sayer La Galle – Legal Advisors

INTERNS

Maria Camila Vargas – Gallery Manager
Beronica Avila
Lydia Kimbrough
Florentina Petcov
Alan Hensel
Aung Hein Tun

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501(c)3 Status

IPaintMyMind is a recognized 501c3 Public Charity Organization with the United States Government. Contributions to IPMM are deductible under Section 170 of the Code. We are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.