The Santa Clarita Valley 12 Weeks of Quarantine Charity Photography Exhibition


August 14, 2020
Kirsten Quinn

Help us support our local nonprofits with the Santa Clarita Valley 12 Weeks of Quarantine Charity Photography Exhibition!

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Back in April, during the doldrum days of quarantine, we started thinking about how we could give back to our community while simultaneously creating a bit of positivity. 

We see so much struggle and hardship in our world today, and while we absolutely don’t want to diminish that pain or injustice, we did want to use our skills to find the silver linings – the moments of light and happiness. After all, sometimes laughter is the best medicine, especially when it’s the only thing you can do. 

With that intention in mind, the Santa Clarita Valley 12 Weeks of Quarantine Charity Photography Exhibition was born, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Santa Clarita Valley 12 Weeks of Quarantine Charity Photography Exhibition

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What’s The Santa Clarita Valley 12 Weeks of Quarantine Charity Photography Exhibition

COVID 19 COVID 19 photography exhibition Photography Exhibition quarantine photo exhibition Santa Clarita santa clarita charities santa clarita nonprofits Santa Clarita photographer Santa Clarita photography Santa Clarita photography exhibitionThe Santa Clarita Valley 12 Weeks of Quarantine Photography Exhibition captures local families at home, doing the activities they did most often during the crazy days of quarantine. However – this isn’t your typical SchlickArt Family Portrait because these aren’t our typical circumstances. 

But that’s the point, right? We want to capture what quarantine has looked like for your family, whether that’s the good, the bad, the slightly unkempt or the deliriously silly. Or maybe some of everything. 

The point is we want to see your family’s story in this documentary-style exhibition with a fun and silly twist. And each family has brought their own spin to the exhibition. 

Take Laura Walters and her kids, for example. They spent the first month of lockdown painting every inch of their home, so in their photo, the kids lined up with their painting tools while Laura dumped a big bucket of “paint” – ok, it was really ice-cold almond milk 😂  – over the top of the kids’ heads. 

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Amanda Benson-Tilch, on the other hand, leaned on her glass of wine to help her get through the crazy days of quarantine, so she filled up a bathtub with used wine corks, grabbed a bottle, and hopped right in. 

Sometimes our families even hid a couple “Easter eggs” in the background of their photos. Take John Musella and Ivan Volschenk, for example. In the foreground is a stuffed toy rhino that was always in the background of their Zoom calls – eventually catching the attention of callers and developing its own little fan club. 

Whether you’re drowning in fabric from your efforts to make and donate masks to the hospital – like Janine and Daniel Jones – or living the work-from-home life like Santa Clarita realtor Erika Kauzlarich-Bird, the 12 Weeks of Quarantine Charity Photography Exhibition aims to capture the version of you who was able to endure these hard times with a smile and a can-do attitude. 

Right now, there are reasons to celebrate. There are stories to be told. And there’s plenty of love and support to be captured. 

That’s the focus of this exhibition.

But we can only capture it with your help. 

How Does It Work?

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Once Westfield Valencia Town Center is able to safely re-open again, our local mall will host this SchlickArt Photography Exhibition, with your beautiful family portraits hung for the community to see.

Once the exhibition wraps up, each participating family will be able to take their luxe metal wall portrait home, as a reminder that – even in times of struggle – there is always reason to laugh, smile and love.

To participate, you have to live in the Santa Clarita Valley, and choose one of our donation packages ranging from $150 to $2,500. Depending on the package you choose, each family will receive their photography products, as well as choose a Santa Clarita Valley-based nonprofit to donate to.

Then, Lindsay will help you brainstorm ideas and plan your shoot, so you can create a portrait that truly encapsulates your experience in quarantine. 

Additionally, we’re observing the strictest of COVID-19 safety precautions to ensure the health of our clients and the community. As you’ll notice, many of the portraits were shot on front lawns or in backyards, but no matter where we shoot, we always maintain a proper social distance. 

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Let’s Get Started 

COVID 19 COVID 19 photography exhibition Photography Exhibition quarantine photo exhibition Santa Clarita santa clarita charities santa clarita nonprofits Santa Clarita photographer Santa Clarita photography Santa Clarita photography exhibitionIf you would like to participate in the Santa Clarita Valley 12 Weeks of Quarantine Photography Exhibition, we have a limited number of spots available at each Sponsorship Level. 

Please inquire with Lindsay or Brian by calling SchlickArt at 661-313-3907.

We’d be happy to help you dream up your portrait – while supporting the valuable Santa Clarita Valley nonprofits that make this community such a great place to live and work.

About SchlickArt Photography and Video

SchlickArt, a boutique photo and video studio in Santa Clarita, started in March 2012 with the simple idea that empowerment creates a kind of beauty and authenticity that shines through every camera lens. Built on a philosophy — rather than a product, service or person — SchlickArt has rapidly evolved, meeting professional portraiture, business photo and business video needs as diverse as the community we capture. It’s the desire to take care of you, the client, that drives us at SchlickArt.

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Kirsten Quinn
A lover of strong coffee and yellowed pages, Kirsten Quinn-Smith is a professional content writer and owner of WordSmith Content Marketing here in Santa Clarita. She believes great content can forge a loyal, authentic and beneficial relationship between you and your audience – and grow your business. With each piece of writing, Kirsten's goal is to position you in the content spotlight through audience-centered, strategy-based writing that actually sounds like you. Why? Everyone has a story, and every story deserves to be heard.

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