Seeking Creative & Fundraising Committee for the Film Project “Racing to Rio” featuring Clearwater local Brad Kendell

Committee meeting this Wednesday night- PLEASE contact me if you are interested in helping in any capacity- It is so much fun to be a part of a film and in this case a worthy legacy

We are currently accepting donations and seeking assistance for “Racing to Rio” a film following The Paralympic Sailing USA1 Team Sperry on their remarkable journey to compete in the Paralympics in Rio 2016.

Three courageous men and world class sailors, each with varying levels of ability, #BradKendell of #Clearwater, Florida, Rick Doerr of Clifton New Jersey, and Hugh Freund of South Freeport, Maine are inspiring challenged individuals of varied abilities to get out, face the world and bring renewed faith to themselves by expanding what they believe is possible through the sport of sailing.

Open to qualifying #Paralympic sail teams from around the world on September 7, 2016, the #sailing venue in Rio de Janeiro will be the first Summer Games ever held in South America and possibly the last Summer Games to feature Paralympic Sailing.  USA1 Team Sperry is vying to represent the United States in Rio.

The film will aid in fundraising, but perhaps more importantly will leave a visual marker of not only the incredible legacy of The USA1 Team Sperry, but also of Paralympic Sailing as a competitive world sport. As world-class athletes, these three men see their role as not only to compete, but to inspire others who face physical, mental and emotional challenges to dream, live and achieve their highest potential in both sports and life.

We need your help in bringing their story to the forefront. In the coming weeks we will present you with multiple ways to participate in our heroes’ journey. The current budget for this film is $450,000, and a portion of film budget will be donated to sponsor the USA1 campaign.

Please donate early and often. All donations to the Barbaro-Gould Foundation are tax deductible.


Barbaro-Gould Produces PSA with Melissa Dohme-Teenage Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness

The Barbaro-Gould Foundation, Inc. was asked to produce a PSA on Teenage dating violence and prevention with domestic violence survivor and prevention advocate, #MelissaDohme and her Mom, Joanne. Filming was all day at The Barbaro-Gould Studio in #Clearwater, Florida.

The Video was produced and directed by Barbaro-Gould Founder and CEO, #JenniferBarbaro and DP’d by the amazing #MollyMurrow This video was requested in partnership with the domestic violence task force and included participation by Largo Police Domestic Violence Intervention Specialist, Frieda Widera, Advocates Jessica Pepper and Denise Brunvand.

Some sneak peaks behind the scenes:

Filming PSA

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Congratulations to Clearwater Jazz Poster Artist 2015 Junior Polo

Junior Polo, a close friend and Barbaro-Gould Foundation Exposed Elements Artist was selected as the 2015 poster artist for Clearwater Jazz Holiday. This exciting opportunity follows a legacy of many successful artists before him. The Barbaro-Gould Foundation was proud to refer him to the Clearwater Arts Alliance public piano project where he painted a jazz themed piano that the Clearwater Jazz Holiday ultimately purchased and subsequently selected him as their poster artist. The poster was unveiled last night at a happy hour event at Lokey Mercedes. Junior had a crowd of approximately 400 people when he gave his speech and shout out to The Barbaro-Gould Foundation-Yay! Congratulations to Junior Polo!Junior Polo

Art Jam/Pitch Meeting

photoLast Wednesday night’s Art Jam had an exciting twist, a brainstorming session of attending artists. The Barbaro-Gould Foundation was asked to pitch a public art project. You never know what will be created at Art Jam! Art Jam is open to any artist looking for a social 7 creative experience. Just show up at any time during Art Jam hours with your project and supplies.  Music, creativity, camaraderie, networking, feedback, and fun!

Be sure not to miss the next Art Jam on June 3rd! 

Thank you for your Donations!

The Barbaro-Gould Foundation is extremely thankful for those of you who supported us on Give Day, and for you who continue to donate via our website links.  We are very grateful! Thank you for continuing to support our efforts and the arts!

Racing to Rio – A New Project

USA1To all our sailing friends and the rest of you who seek to be inspired by the human spirit. The Barbaro-Gould Foundation has embarked on an adventure:

We are shooting a documentary about the true hero athletes of USA1 in the ‪#‎paralympics‬ ‪#‎sonar‬ fleet on their path to ‪#‎Rio2016‬!

We need your help. With a $450,000 budget and the need to start shooting now, funds must be raised ASAP.

Sonar Team USA 1From $50 to $50,0000, it all makes a difference. Your support is a tax deductible donation through The Barbaro-Gould Foundation. In addition to supporting the film, a portion of the proceeds will be given directly to the USA1 campaign to assist them in the journey to Rio.

Your assistance is essential in helping Rick Doerr, Hugh Freund and Brad Kendell share their story, their passion and their journey.

Please visit our page at to make your donation, today.

Thank you!

Jen & Todd

Please Support Barbaro-Gould on May 5- Give Day Tampa Bay

Give Day Tampa Bay is a super-charged 24-hour charitable giving event that supports hundreds of local nonprofits. Anyone can log on to from midnight to midnight on May 5 and make a donation to our charity.

This is an effort led by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Florida Next Foundation to make it easy for individuals to invest in the community. Even though it’s a one-day event, the benefits to the Tampa Bay economy and community last well into the future.

The Barbaro-Gould Foundation, Inc. is raising funds to support Cloning Neptune, a local Tampa Bay Artist’s project, as well as to support public art projects such as All Day All Art All Clearwater and Art Jam, where artists come together to work and share.

The main purpose of The Barbaro-Gould Foundation is to facilitate the global cultural exchange of art, music, literature, and film.

We are a not for profit 501(c)(3) committed to sharing and exhibiting creative endeavors with unbridled originality and without fear; the same way great art, music, literature, and film happens.

We are here to engage and enhance the local and global community by communicating ideas, provoking thought, and encouraging peace and healing through the arts.

Our goals are accomplished through extensive travel, artist collaborations, arts exchange programs, art center events, art exhibitions, networking hours, guest speakers, youth and adult learning classes, indie film screenings, book signings, music performances, and interactive sessions.

Please donate to us on May 5th #GiveDayTampaBay

Barbaro-Gould raising funds for Artist Don Gillespie’s “Cloning Neptune” Project

Cloning Neptune

The Barbaro-Gould Foundation is proud to collaborate with Artist, Don Gillespie, on his upcoming creative project, “Cloning Neptune.” The purpose of this project is to recreate the legendary maritime painting, “At the Mercy of Neptune,” and return it to its original home, Oswego, New York, while educating the public on the great marine painters of the Great Lakes Region during the 19th century.

For many years Don was a concept artist for the space program, painting the future of space travel and interstellar exploration. Recently, he became intrigued with the great marine painters of the 1800s, the artists of exploration in their day. In particular, he is drawn to the painters that were born in Oswego, New York, who were nationally recognized artists for their work. Many who now live in Oswego are unaware of the talent that this area produced in the late 19th century, artists such as James G. Tyler and Charles H. Grant. Don desires to inspire others by recognizing and celebrating these kindred spirits.

Don is embarking on an ambitious project this summer in Oswego, where he will recreate a full-scale replica of Charles Henry Grant’s seminal work, “At the Mercy of Neptune.” This 9ft by 5ft marine painting has been lost to the depths of time, but through rare photos and other related works, he will use the techniques of both Mr. Grant and his instructor, the famous Dutch-American master marine painter, Mauritz Frederick Hendrik de Haas to reconstruct this masterpiece.

The H. Lee White Marine Museum has agreed to allow Don to paint the reproduction in residence at their facility. The finished painting will be donated and Oswego will be its permanent home. In conjunction with this ambitious project, Don will give presentations about these artists to interested groups. He also intends to arrange an art show of marine pieces by local and student artists.

Art is an essential ingredient to a healthy community and is a strong economic driver. This project will encourage all ages to express their creativity, while educating through truly inspiring historical figures from Oswego County. The Barbaro-Gould Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)(3), whose mission is to facilitate the global exchange of culture through art, is assisting on this project. All donations through Barbaro-Gould are tax deductible.

Bronze: $50.00 donation
• A project poster personally signed by the artist
• A thank you letter with a short project description
• A ticket to the grand opening event in Oswego

Silver: $100.00 donation
• 9 x 12 signed limited addition art print on high quality paper of the recreated “At the Mercy of Neptune”
• A certificate of authenticity
• A thank you letter with a short project description
• Two tickets to the grand opening event in Oswego

Gold: $500.00 donation
• 11 x 14 signed giclée print on canvas of the recreated “At the Mercy of Neptune”
• A certificate of authenticity
• A thank you letter with a short project description
• Two VIP tickets to the grand opening event in Oswego, including a question and answer session with the artist

Platnum: $1000.00 donation
• 11 x 14 signed enhanced giclée print on canvas of the recreated “At the Mercy of Neptune”
• A certificate of authenticity
• A thank you letter with a short project description
• Eight VIP tickets to the grand opening event in Oswego, including a question and answer session with the artist

Donations can be made to: (online)

The Barbaro-Gould Foundation, Inc. (through mail)
1211 Hamlet Avenue, Studio D
Clearwater, FL 33756 (through Artist’s site)
Cloning Neptune Flyer