Natomas Cares: Local Artist Sells Work to Help Libraries

BY EMILY MIBACH, INTERN
THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz

Four Square (2009) by Jim Vetter

Four Square (2009) by Jim Vetter

For seven years Jim Vetter and his family have been regular patrons at both the South and North Natomas library branches.

Which is why the Natomas resident and artist decided to donate 100% of the proceeds from selling his artwork this summer to Friends of the Library groups for both Natomas branches.

“The staff and volunteer team in North and South Natomas libraries make you feel at home with great suggestions, extensive knowledge and enthusiasm,” said Vetter, who was featured on THE NATOMAS BUZZ in February.

Vetter has previously teamed up with Natomas publication “N Magazine” and publisher Dennis Spear to sell some of his paintings at the annual N Magazine Cover Artist Show fundraiser which benefits neighborhood libraries.

Currently six of Vetter’s pieces are up for sale on Esty, an online shopping website featuring handmade work. Vetter’s goal is to sell all those pieces displayed at this year’s cover artist show which have not yet been sold.

Vetter’s art features stencils, collage, monoprint and block print.

“Four Square,” a well received piece from Vetter’s “Harvest Gypsies” collection recently featured at an exhibit in Woodland and at the N Magazine Cover Artist show, is just one of the six pieces Vetter is selling to benefit the local libraries.

Vetter is hopeful sales of his work will generate anywhere from $500 to $1,000 which he will then donate to Friends of the Library. Local purchases will not be charged for shipping and the artist said he will even install locally-purchased pieces for buyers.

Said Vetter, “The Sacramento Library system shares the same values that I do and I feel that it is my small way of giving back to one of the places that nurtures the intellectual growth of my family!”


You can view and purchase Vetter’s artwork on his Etsy page at https://www.etsy.com/shop/wepublic. Prices range from $200 to $700 per piece.