ESPP is committed to preserving their values in their processes. All materials used by ESPP are are high-quality archival materials, in the highest post-consumer recycled percentage available. ABOUT ESPP's FOUNDERSJenny Kendler
and Molly Schafer
met during their graduate studies at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where they bonded over nature-geekery, including a studious interest in animals, wild places and natural pre-history. Since 2005, Kendler and Schafer have been collaborating on projects relating to art and the environment: in the process creating installations, video and drawings works, as well as co-managing a temporary gallery space in Chicagos West Loop. Their collaborative and individual works have been shown internationally, including at Exit Art (NYC), The Yeosu Art Festival (Korea), Claremorris Gallery (Dublin), The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), artpoint Miami, and Lollapalooza 2007.
The Endangered Species Print Project was born in 2009. After years of showing their art about the Natural World in the Gallery World, Kendler and Schafers decided to operate outside this white-wall system and use their artistic talents to directly support conservation efforts and biodiversity on Planet Earth.
ESPP is a labor of love for Kendler and Schafer, who manage all aspects of the project as well as creating original artwork. In late 2009 the project grew to include multiple artists. Since 2011, the ESPP prints have been exhibited in multiple exhibitions around the country. In 2013 we reached our fundraising goal of $10,000.
ESPP is sponsored by OtherPeoplesPixels
and Feral Pony
which allows 100% of each print's purchase price to go directly to its partner organization.
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