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AFC Featured artist: Tamerat Siltan

AFC Featured artist: Tamerat Siltan
Screen Shot 2015-11-29 at 2.04.06 PMTamerat Siltan is a renowned Ethiopian artist who specializes in printmaking.  After graduating from Addis Ababa University School of Fine Arts and Design, the only place in Addis Ababa with a printing press, Tamerat found himself with talent and passion but no physical place to
create his art. Undeterred, Tamerat created his own printing machine out of recycled objects. As a result Tamerat has been focusing in woodcutting and printing in his studio in Addis Ababa. Each of his superlative prints take up to two weeks to finish.

Raised in Ethiopia where black and white images were common on TV and photographs, Tamerat also creates sketches in black and white “to express my feelings, environment, and the values and norms of the society I live in”.  He has also studied painting, and his signature style is a unique blend of traditional Ethiopian themes and colors with a modern twist that always feels current and relevant. Tamerat’s works reflect his view that “art is the understanding of every moment according to space, light, and movement, and my works are a reflection of this idea.”

Tamerat’s has exhibited his art at the National Museum of Ethiopia, Entoto TVET art exhibition, Asni Art Gallery, Laphto Art Gallery, and other local art shows, and his art has been internationally collected.

Tamerat is a longtime supporter of AFC, and has been contributing art for many years.  Besides being one of our most generous artist donors, Tamerat also volunteers as a mentor at the AFC Children’s Home, and as a project leader for ArtHeals, leading groups of artists and volunteers in transforming children’s hospital areas through mural painting.  

Some of Siltan’s artwork that we will feature this year at our DC Art Auction are below! Don’t miss your chance to take some home- click HERE for tickets!

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The Sound of ArifZefen

Exciting news!  

AFC’s DC Benefit will be sponsored by the top name in Ethiopian music apps- ArifZefen!  

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Guests at the event can look forward to enjoying the many diverse music offerings of a special playlist brought to AFC and hosted by ArifZefen just for our event!  

The excellent atmosphere at our event just got kicked up a notch! 


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Surprise Surprise!

The cause and the art are definitely the main attractions at our upcoming benefit in Washington, DC, on December 5th.

But this year we have a few surprises for our guests as well!

How would you like to win this gorgeous designer handbag donated by AFC sponsor Zaaf (valued at over $300)?!

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ZAAF™ is a collection of luxury apparel and leather accessories

produced by highly skilled artisans in Ethiopia.





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Whether this bag was made for you, or made to be the perfect holiday gift for someone you love, don’t miss your chance to take it home, and Create Hope for the children of AFC at the same time.

Get your tickets today by clicking HERE!


Designer handbag donated by AFC event sponsor

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