Leigh Sanders and Jessa Goodall

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Leigh Sanders and Jessa Goodall received a grant to co-curate The Art of Compassion: Virtual 3D Exhibition. Their mission was to use the boundless realm of technology to open significantly more hearts and minds to the compassionate lifestyle of veganism. They also hoped to give artists an eventful and engaging platform to continue sharing their artwork and to auction off art print to support vegan non-profits.

The Art of Compassion online exhibition ran from July 2021 to May 2022. It encompassed two main themes: “Nourishing with Heart” and “At Home in Nature.” Each theme’s proceeds were donated to the Food Empowerment Project and The Goode Life respectively. The exhibition primarily highlighted working vegan and animal rights artists who addressed topics such as human–animal interaction, sustainable vegan living, and coexistence in nature. The Art of Compassion is also available as a book.

Since 2022, The Art of Compassion has expanded to include over 200 artists worldwide.