Welcome Editions are limited edition art objects designed by nationally recognized artists and fabricated at least in part by the women of the Welcome Project. Often functional, affordable and always collectible, the editions appeal both to collectors of contemporary art and those seeking to support refugees and immigrants.

 
 

Welcome Editions bring much needed employment and empowerment to local refugee and immigrant women and equally, they present an opportunity to feature work by nationally regarded artists that is exclusive to Cincinnati.

Each edition is artist-designed and then fabricated by the immigrant and refugee women, sometimes in conjunction with other local makers. The level of artist involvement with the fabrication varies, but all final pieces are artist approved and signed. All profits from Welcome Editions feed back into the growth of the Welcome Project.

 

 
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New editions will be published here as they arrive.

 
Edition #1: Sea Beings Capes + Blankets
from 250.00

Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson

Johanson and Jackson emerged from the late 90s San Francisco-based skater/surf/graffiti scene, known to many as the Mission School, with portfolios of charged, figurative drawings and immersive three-dimensional environments. As a husband and wife team, the two collaborate often on projects. Their Welcome Edition is an edition of 75 woodblock printed denim capes and blankets with a sliding scale of special artist details and price ranges. As a one-off from the edition, a series of 50 prints on paper incorporating the same woodblock print as the capes were also produced.

Edition #2: Welcome Project Cups (set of four)
250.00

Caroline Woolard

Caroline Woolard is an artist and organizer whose work explores intersections between art and the solidarity economy. Resulting from a multi-faceted project by New York City-based artist Caroline Woolard entitled Listen, an edition of Welcome Project Cups was produced. This limited edition of functional ceramic cups was designed over the course of a year in dialog with Zoila Martinez, Lourdes Martinez, NarMaya Rai, Bibi Rai, Binta Rai, Sarmila Rai, Purni Rai, Mariam Al-Zoubi, Fabiola Rodriguez, Krishna Ghimire, Angele Mputu. The cups have two sides. When turned over, the underside of the cup becomes a vessel for a flower, a candle, or a water-clock. These ceramics continue Caroline Woolard’s study of functional objects for contemplation and collaboration.

Edition #3: Gun Flute (pre-sale)
2,000.00

Pedro Reyes

A continuation in his practice of creating second generation instruments from dismantled guns, this series of flutes made from gun barrels is an edition of 17, specifically in response to the Parkland, Florida school shooting to honor the victims. Born in Mexico City, Reyes is known for transforming existing problems into ideas for a better world. This series of flutes debuted at the March For Our Lives in Cincinnati on March 24th, 2018. A portion of the proceeds go to Everytown for Gun Safety