Supporting Art In Our Schools
The "Art By Jeanne" Benefit Trust, was established by the family of Jeanne Vanderbeek Downey in 2014, in order to support art education programs in local school districts. Her talent and her love for the Arts brought her much joy in her life, and one of her wishes was to see that love of the Arts continued even after she left this earth.
The purpose of this site, and this trust, is to be able to award a scholarship to a school or an individual who has shown true art appreciation, and shows great promise in continuing down the path of keeping art in their lives and their community.
How Others Appreciated Jeanne's Art
"The pen & ink rendering of my house was a lovely house warming gift that quickly became our change of address cards. Everyone loved the cards and we have the rendering framed. It's a wonderful piece that we've received many compliments on. I highly recommend ArtbyJeanne!"
"As the lucky recipient of a pen & ink rendering of my former home, I can vouch for the professional nature of this artwork. Since we have moved, my family has regularly viewed this picture with great fondness.
The vivid likeness of it makes it that much simpler to recall the wonderful memories we hold for this place we once called home. Jeanne Downey truly is a talented artist."
- J. Jacobs