Houston Art Gallery Holds Special Sale to Help Wounded Ukrainians – Why Anya Tish Feels a Personal Connection to the War-Torn Region


In response to the brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine, Houston’s Anya Tish Gallery tries to lend a helping hand through art. More than 50 works donated by Houston creatives will go on sale this Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 in the gallery’s Slava Ukraini! Fundraising.

These works will be offered at a fraction of their value, with prices ranging from $50 to $1,000. All proceeds will go to the Care Ukraine Crisis Fund, which provides water, food, hygiene kits, cash assistance and other resources to Ukrainians in distress.

Anya Tish Gallery has a special connection with Ukraine. Its owner Anya Tish is Polish and having grown up in a country bordering Ukraine, she feels personally responsible for helping her Ukrainian neighbors. Tish is grateful to Europeans and Houstonians who have come together to donate works for sale.

“Great Eye” by Eve Kask, 1989, on sale at Slava Ukraini! fundraiser at Anya Tish Gallery

“I am shocked and appalled by the tragedy and disaster that is unfolding next to the country I come from, and which is close to my heart,” says Tish. “My friends and artists in Poland are actively helping refugees, volunteering and hosting them in their homes.

“Millions of Ukrainian refugees have fled to Poland for safe haven. This fundraiser is my personal way of having an impact and helping refugees who no longer have a home, belongings, food or even water.

Art lovers will be able to view and purchase the works on Friday, April 29 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, April 30 from 12-5 p.m. at Anya Tish Gallery, 4411 Montrose Boulevard. To learn more about fundraising for art in Ukraine, click here.


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