We co-founded the non-profit, Art Production Fund, because we believe art empowers all. We commission and produce ambitious public art projects and put art out there for everyone. To bring great art into your home, WOW (Works on Whatever) was born: a unique collection of canvases designed by today's most acclaimed artists. WOW art can be seen on the hit TV show "Gossip Girl". A portion of the proceeds support APF's public art program: be a philanthropist and an art collector! Buy WOW NOW! About :
Yvonne Force Villareal & Doreen Remen co-founded Art Production Fund in 2000. They met at Rhode Island School of Design in 1988. They live/work in NYC with their families and are committed to public art.
Force began her career in the arts in 1995 as the Founder of Yvonne Force Inc., established to support young contemporary artists by acquiring/lending their work. She has appeared as a judge in the Bravo series “Work of Art” and has made appearances on Plum TV, Morning Style/Vogue TV, “Art Star”, and HDTV documentaries on Jeff Koons, Noble & Webster and Matthew Barney.
Trained as an architect at RISD (BArch) and Columbia University (MArch), Remen has long been committed to opening the world of contemporary art to a wider and more diverse audience. She created and produced APF’s series of video collaborations between hiphop performers and visual artists. She has been a guest speaker at a number of institutions including Brown University and RISD and blogs on Huffington Post Arts.