May 2, 2022
Dear Peters Valley Friends,
Happy Springtime! We hope that this season is as exciting for you as it is at Peters Valley. We’re busy opening up and preparing our campus once again to greet you. Studios are getting their annual deep cleaning after the quiet winter months. The phones are ringing with students ready and eager to sign up for classes.
Thanks to generous support of our donors, in just the last several months, we’ve upgraded gas forges in blacksmithing, purchased new computers for the offices, hired for several artistic and administrative positions, welcomed artists to campus for fully funded residencies, and have been finalizing – a new strategic plan for the organization.
The year ahead will be full of more exciting initiatives and developments. Your continued support will help us reach our goals. You can now help build the future of Peters Valley today with Springtime support.
This summer we’re happy to continue our partnership with GlassRoots in Newark, NJ and will welcome a new cohort of students to campus. We will be awarding stipends to NJ-based artists negatively affected by the pandemic funded by the NJ Arts and Culture Renewal Fund. Our Artist Lecture series and our Friday Night Instructor Presentations will continue to be offered virtually– continuing to give greater access to Peters Valley’s programs and artists. And as always, so many students will come to learn new skills, meet new people, and create amazing memories on campus this year.
While we pursue these exciting initiatives, we always seek to continue to improve our campus and the visitor experience at Peters Valley. We plan to make several important and urgent investments in the coming months; today we ask for your support of Peters Valley and our operations in order to make these investments.
We still need funding for:
- A new Facilities truck to replace our failing truck that also operates as our plow in the winter
- Stand-by generators for the Thunder Mountain Studios & Ceramics Studio to ensure we can continue to run workshops in the event of a power outage
- A walk-in refrigerator/freezer for the dining hall to replace our failing unit
- New flooring for the soldering room of the Fine Metals Studio
- New equipment for the Wood Studio, including an edge sander and planer
- College student scholarship opportunities
Let’s pull together to realize our goal of making these investments. Can you support Peters Valley with a gift today? By making a tax-deductible donation you are helping us grow, improve and expand the impact of Peters Valley’s mission. Because of you, we can continue to teach, support, and inspire artists through craft every day.
We thank you– our members, donors, artists, students, instructors, volunteers, and friends– for your commitment and support of Peters Valley.