Tess Senay Raynovich Art & Earth Fund

Supporting artists and Eco-art 


The News

Coming Soon!


We are putting the last details on a new project with Sweetwater Center for the Arts a community arts center that was important in Tess's life. They are interested in bringing eco-art into their programing so, it seems like a perfect fit for us. We will be making a formal announcement soon.

The Tess Bench Project is back on the front burner. We are in the process of getting permissions for another bench!We will get the details to you soon. Want to know more about our bench project? Read our story HERE!

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

The outpouring of love for Tess when she was taken from us was overwhelming. We are so grateful to have had this fund to focus on during the very difficult time that followed her death and to honor her generous spirit going forward. 

Tess was always an artist but it was not until just before her death that she began to envision how she could fuse her art with her interest in the care of our natural resources.  Our task, in honoring Tess, is to support working eco artists, student artists and community activities and projects that communicate Tess’s vision for her own art. Please visit the What We Do page to see what we have done so far.  We are so grateful for every bit of support we receive.

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, 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 us just as she was beginning on her path. 

Animation - Tess Senay 2009