The Kindness Campaign

The “Kindness Campaign” aims to help us remember that empathy and patience will make a difference – in our community and our world, especially at a time when shops, restaurants, attractions, service providers,  and businesses are short-staffed and struggling through this pandemic.

Together with 1Berkshirewe commissioned three artists to illustrate images of kindness to be shared on social media with the hashtag #BeKindBerkshires and #BeKind. We invite you to share them and add your thoughts about how kindness helps everyone.  Find a “Kindness toolkit” of graphics, posters, and ideas on the 1Berkshire website.

Art that Inspires Us to VOTE

The Unity Project is an art and civics initiative of the Norman Rockwell Museum and contemporary illustrators that is dedicated to an inclusive America in which all voices are heard.

Inspired by the rich and continuing tradition of American illustration, this project inspires us to consider the integral role that published imagery plays in creating cultural narratives which connect us to our times.


Nicole Tadgell
Choose Kindness, 2021. Watercolor on paper.
Collection of the artist.
©2021 Nicole Tadgell. All rights reserved.

Leo Quiles
Practice Kindness, 2021. Gouache on paper.
Collection of the artist.
©2021 Leo Quiles. All rights reserved.

Marc Rosenthal
Kindness Heals, 2021. Digital.
Collection of the artist.
©2021 Marc Rosenthal. All rights reserved.

Mai Ly Degnan
Defend Democracy, 2020
Mai Ly Degnan © 2020. All rights reserved.

Rudy Gutierrez
Humanity, Not Politics, 2020
Acrylic, colored pencil, crayon on Bristol paper mounted on board
Rudy Gutierrez © 2020. All rights reserved.

Anita Kunz
Every Vote Counts
, 2020
Acrylic on board Anita Kunz
© 2020. All rights reserved.

Tim O’Brien
, 2020
Oil on board
Tim O’Brien © 2020. All rights reserved.

Whitney Sherman
Vote: Defend Democracy
, 2020
Whitney Sherman © 2020. All rights reserved.

Yuko Shimizu
Defend Democracy (Lady Liberty)
, 2020
Design by Atelier Olschinsky Grafik und Design OG
Yuko Shimizu © 2020. All rights reserved.