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POBA | Where the Arts Live

POBA is a program of the James Kirk Bernard Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to honor the artistic interests of Jamie Bernard, a young writer and artist (1987- 2010).  POBA empowers heirs, estates, publishers, and representatives to preserve a deceased artist’s creative legacy and make it accessible for new audiences to discover and experience their work.

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Jul 26, 2016 11:28 AM

POBA on PBS NewsHour’s Arts Beat


POBA is featured on PBS NewsHour’s Arts Beat in a fantastic segment looking at how it helps give unsung artists the attention they didn’t get in their lifetimes.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 11:28 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Dec 03, 2015 10:24 AM

An online “museum” for artists lost to AIDS

Fashion designer Patrick Kelly, artist Martin Wong, and disco legend Sylvester are among the inaugural artists – both famous and unknown – exhibited in a new online gallery dedicated to preserving the creative legacies of artists lost to AIDS. The initiative was launched by POBA today to coincide with World AIDS Day 2015. Recognizing that the works of many artists who died in the early years of the crisis in the 1980s and 1990s were created before digital preservation was possible, the initiative, Art Lives, also enables families and friends to digitally preserve and share the artworks of their loved ones in a permanent gallery.

PKPR secured extensive launch day coverage in a wide range of major outlets including Slate (”The Work of Artists Lost AIDS Lives On”), Vice’s The Creators Project, Quartz, Huffington Post, HyperAllergic, OUT, WWD, The Daily Dot, MR Magazine, DuJour, and Untapped Cities.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 03, 2015 at 10:24 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Oct 18, 2015 11:33 AM

POBA founder profiled by NPR Aspen


Listen to this wonderful segment on Aspen Public Radio featuring interviews with family members discussing how POBA helped them preserve the creative legacies of their deceased loved ones.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 11:33 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 13, 2015 11:45 AM

Major POBA Feature in New York Times (Again)


For the second time in less than eight months, PKPR secured a half-page feature story on POBA in The New York Times.

Today’s article in The New York Times tells the remarkable story of how POBA is helping to archive and preserve over 1000 letters written between a New Jersey couple - Sandy and Hy Schulman - during World War II.

Read more about the letters in The Star Ledger and watch the interview with 92-year old Sandy Schulman above.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 11:45 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


May 12, 2015 11:42 AM

POBA in Star Ledger


Wonderful story in today’s Star Ledger on how POBA - Where The Arts Live is helping to archive and preserve over 1000 letters written between a New Jersey couple during World War II.

Permalink | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 11:42 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Sep 20, 2014 3:12 PM

Major POBA feature in New York Times

POBA is featured in almost full page article in today’s New York Times in a story by Paul Sullivan on what heirs and estates should do when left with the artwork of a deceased loved one. The article features interviews with POBA founder Sallie Bernard, POBA developer Jennifer Cohen, and the families of several artists featured on POBA including Jaye Smith and Janie Tippet.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 3:12 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


Jul 23, 2014 11:01 AM

New Republic, HuffPo, ArtNet cover POBA launch

Last week, PKPR helped launch POBA | Where the Arts Live, a new not-for-profit initiative of the James Kirk Bernard Foundation that provides support and an online platform for preserving, displaying, and promoting the art of talented deceased artists, both known and unknown.

PKPR secured launch coverage in a wide range of general interest and arts outlets including The New Republic, Huffington Post, ArtNet, HyperAllergic, USA Today, Flavorwire, Brain Pickings, Dazed, Dangerous Minds, and Animal New York

Permalink | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 11:01 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

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