talked about the presidential portrait of President Biden. She stated
that she started fundraising with a goal of $15,000. Representative
Lontine indicated that Representative Hooton will assist with fundraising
efforts, including a Go Fund Me page, contacting potential donors, and
creating a fundraising letter or video.
Lontine added that Creative Industries will facilitate donations and pay
the artist. Additional costs outlined by Representative Lontine include:
set-up of a website and recording donations by Creativity Lab for
about $1,000; and painting of the portrait for $11,000 by Sarah Bordman.
Representative Lontine indicated that Ms. Bordman has painted several
portraits in the collection. She added that there is a frame for
the President Biden portrait, but additional funds, perhaps from current
fundraising efforts, will be needed to frame future portraits.