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Through the years, Vicky has been involved in many programs that help raise money for alumni scholarships - Bare Walls and Open Canvas, participated in the University of Rockford's School of Medicine's "Unforgettable Art" fundraiser for the Alzheimer's foundation, and have received  NAP grants (Neighborhood Assistant Programs), to implement an art therapy program helping heal students at UCAN Academy, a therapeutic day school working with children who have endured trauma.  Using her gifts to help raise awareness of debilitating illnesses, soliciting scholarships for gifted young artists, and integrating art to heal inner-city children, have been some of the most fulfilling moments of her career.

Working with the children at UCAN
Working with the children at UCAN

2012

Great painting!
Great painting!

2012

UCAN Heart
UCAN Heart
Summer Programs at UCAN
Summer Programs at UCAN
My portrait of Angel
My portrait of Angel
Angel's drawing of himself
Angel's drawing of himself
Angel's portrait of me
Angel's portrait of me
A Day with Matisse at UCAN
A Day with Matisse at UCAN
Working with children through Matisse
Working with children through Matisse
The finished cut-out
The finished cut-out
Matisse cut-out at UCAN
Matisse cut-out at UCAN
A Terrific self-portrait
A Terrific self-portrait
Bare Walls - Mel Theobald fanning honorable guest Bob Natkin
Bare Walls - Mel Theobald fanning honorable guest Bob Natkin

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Unforgettable Art 2018, University of Rockford School of Medicine
Unforgettable Art 2018, University of Rockford School of Medicine

Jen Jessen Lunt and myself

Unforgettable Art Fundraiser 2018
Unforgettable Art Fundraiser 2018

Scott Okin, Vicky Tesmer, Jim Pryzdia and Jen Jessen Lunt

Mel Theobald and Jen Jessen Lunt
Mel Theobald and Jen Jessen Lunt

Honoring the Alumni Association of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2014