Where we are Now…
On October 23, 2012 Paragon will celebrate our 3rd birthday as a non-profit organization. Here are some of our journey so far.
- First Annual Greeting Card Competition - This was Paragon’s first experience interacting with artists in many different countries simultaneously. Please check out the works of Soo Yeon Kim, Anna Sudra and Aaron Wooten, our three finalists. Their winning designs were turned into Paragon’s 2010 Holiday Card, and sold as fundraising materials at Spare Parts in Chicago, IL.
- Second Annual International Holiday Card Contest – We learned a lot the first year and continued to receive entries from around the globe. The 2011 winners were: Rachel Chapman, Anna Sudra, Jaden Stutts, and Kara Hamilton for your beautiful pieces. THANK YOU ALL PARTICIPANTS – near and far.
- Uptown Arts Workshops – On a brisk Fall Saturday afternoon, Paragon engaged several families from throughout the Chicago area in an art making workshop. Special thanks to Stephanie Dean, Erin Funck and Reshmi Hazra for teaching these families about photography, puppetry and theater.
- Fundraising – Paragon’s first letter writing campaign was extremely successful, with donations from throughout the United States, Spain and Singapore. We were also to receive many matching donations from businesses throughout the United States. THANK YOU!