"I leave you my portrait 

so that you will have 

my presence 

all the day and night 

that I am away from you."

 ~ Frida Kahlo

 Tess died suddenly while driving to work on October 28, 2012. She was twenty years old, beautiful, generous and  sharply focused on her goal to create art and a life that would be meaningful and authentic. 

   Tess believed everyone in their own way can impact the world for good and practiced this belief in so many concrete ways while she was with us. We honor Tess by supporting artists that share her vision and spirit. We honor her concern for our natural resources, her own endless gift for helping others and love of the visual arts by transforming our sorrow into a living memorial to this unique young woman, tragically taken from this life journey just as she was beginning on her path. 


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