The Frostig Collection 2011

About the Collection

The Frostig Collection
is an ongoing series of artworks by some of today's most compelling and well-known artists. The Collection was created by Frostig parents to bring a much-needed social skills program to the renowned Frostig Center in Pasadena California. The Frostig Center is recognized throughout the world as a leader in both research and the education of students with learning disabilities.

Many children with learning disabilities have a serious social disability as well. Without intervention, these children can become adults who have no friends or intimate relationships, have difficulty finding jobs or work at a job that is way below their potential, and are at risk for becoming extremely depressed and even suicidal.

Through the phenomenal sales of the 2005 Collection, the Frostig Center was able to hire a permanent Social Skills Director. With the addition of a new collection each year, the Frostig Center continues to spearhead its pilot program that will later be used in schools throughout the country. Every artwork purchased leads these exceptional children to experience happier, more fulfilling lives.

This extraordinary social skills program would not exist if not for the volunteers and Frostig staff who put in countless hours to assure its success. The Frostig Center would like to especially thank Chris Piazza of the Pour House Art Foundry for his beautiful bronze castings, Toby Michel of Angeles Press for his exquisite prints, Co-Founder Celia Piazza and the Collection’s curator Kate Stern for coordinating the art project all these years.

“What is precious in this world to most people is the emotional richness of close, loving relationships that bring us boundless joy, as well as sorrow, pride, frustration, and anger. Our mates, our children, our parents, relatives, and friends are the foundations of our emotional life, and will continue to be so. For this reason, relationships are as important as the three R’s... Adults with learning disabilities tell us that the loneliness of not having friends and meaningful relationships produces pain that is frequently far more insidious than the inability to read.”

Sally L. Smith, from “No Easy Answers, The Learning Disabled Child at Home and at School”