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West Orange Artist Publishes 2016 Art Calendar that Aims to Help Women in Developing Countries

2016 TraillWorks Art Calendar Cover Credits: Jennie Traill Schaeffer
Detail of St. Iron, April's Image Credits: Jennie Traill Schaeffer
Detail of The Rest of the Cake, II, August's Image. Credits: Jennie Traill Schaeffer
The calendar hanging in the artist's studio, open to June.  Credits: Jennie Traill Schaeffer

Since 2006, West Orange artist and owner of TraillWorks, Jennie Traill Schaeffer, has been collating and publishing an annual calendar featuring her artwork. After a 3-year hiatus, due to relocating from Sussex County and staying home with her now 2.5 year old, she's happy to announce the release of her 2016 Art Calendar featuring new paintings completed this year. 

Known as the "Kitchen God's Artist," the calendar is perfect for art lovers, cooks, chefs, lovers of food and of the kitchen. Twelve months are filled with her newest paintings from 2015 featuring sainted appliances unplugged and striking poses on the red carpet and situated in the Delaware Water Gap National Park, along with images of scrumptious pieces of cake.

Beyond touching people through making artwork and teaching art lessons, Schaeffer has always had an interest in helping others in need. She has a history of finding ways to support her community or local and international charities through events at her former art gallery in Newton and through donating a percentage of her profits from her work. This is the first year since closing her gallery that she will be donating a portion of her net profits from her calendars to Dining for Women, an organization that "funds grassroots programs working in developing countries to fight gender inequality." It's an amazing charity that applies 100% of it's chapter contributions to fund grants in developing countries that foster gender equality by helping women and children achieve their potential, become economically stable and overcome social bias. Schaeffer became involved in a local NJ chapter late last year and due to her family obligations cannot make meetings. The success of the organization's efforts made such an impact on Jennie, that she chose to support them.

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To learn more about the calendar or Dining for Women, read her recent post at traillworks.com/art-blog. She's also inviting colloctors of the calendar to share them in use on Instagram using #2016TraillWorksCalendar, and tagging Jennie @traillworks

Jennie Traill Schaeffer is a painter and teaching artist holding a BFA in painting and art education from Syracuse University. Schaeffer has an extensive exhibition history with both traditional and online galleries, and in 2012 earned her first acceptance into a show at the Noyes Museum. Her works have earned her publication by the New York Times, The Village Voice, OurHouse Magazine, NJSavvy Living, Sussex Journal, JerseyArts.com, and a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Scholarship. Schaeffer’s artistic pursuits have resulted in numerous private commissions, public art projects, and helped the revitalization of Newton, NJ, where she ran TraillWorks as a retail studio and art gallery for five years. TraillWorks is now located on the third floor of her West Orange, NJ, home where she is getting back to her art and teaching while her two young sons grow. Learn more about the artist at www.traillworks.com.

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