ROBERT SHETTERLY: An American Who Tells the Truth

and the Americans Who Tell the Truth Portrait Project

in Development and Fundraising

If you wish to donate Anonymously or via check, please send your tax deductible contribution to: UMVA Maine Masters, c/o Jackie Bennett, Treasurer, PO Box 51, Walpole, ME 04573. Indicate “Shetterly” in the Memo Line.

Robert Shetterly discusses his ideas behind his project, Americans Who Tell the Truth.

Compelled by the direction of post-9/11 politics, acclaimed artist Robert Shetterly began his one-person campaign to celebrate Americans whose voices—no matter how unsung, muted, or discordant—espouse America’s progressive values.  Nearly 20 years and 250 portraits later, Shetterly’s crusade, Americans Who Tell the Truth, has become his life’s passion—and a timely and urgent reminder that dissenting voices play a valuable role in protecting American rights, liberties, and social justice. In the forthcoming film, ROBERT SHETTERLY: An American Who Tells the Truth, award-winning filmmaker Richard Kane (I Know a Man…Ashley Bryan, Imber’s Left Hand) documents this artist’s quest: to inspire individuals of all ages to defend democracy through personal empowerment and action. You can help tell Shetterly’s story. Click on the red Donate Now.

This film is sponsored by the Union of Maine Visual Artists, a 501(c)(3) not for profit educational organization. All donations are tax deductible. Read more.

Recent Press:

Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly appeared on Maine Arts Alive on April 23, 2019, a WERU 89.9 Community Radio program hosted by Michael Donohue. Listen here

benefit concert announced for June 29, 7pm:

To benefit the making of this film, a Benefit Concert will be held on June 29, 2019 at the Blue Hill, Maine Town Hall at 7pm, starring Reggie Harris, singer/songwriter/social activist, http://reggieharrismusic.com/ one of Robert Shetterly’s portrait subjects. In addition to Reggie’s performance, Shetterly will interview Harris about the Power of Art to Advance Social Activism and it will be filmed by Richard Kane. The event is being co-sponsored by the Union of Maine Visual Artists and WERU Community Radio, 89.9FM.

Louis Clark, defender of whistle-blowers, discusses his work with Robert Shetterly.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the whistle-blower who sounded the alarm about the high presence of lead in Flint, MI drinking water, demonstrates still no clean water. This panel discussion also features Richard Bowen, the Citibank whistle-blower and Robert Shetterly.

If you wish to donate Anonymously or via check, please send your contribution to: UMVA Maine Masters, c/o Jackie Bennett, Treasurer, PO Box 51, Walpole, ME 04573. Indicate “Shetterly” in the Memo Line.

Robert Shetterly’s portrait subject Richard Bowen, Citibank whistle-blower, discusses how “in the banking community there is no downside to fraud”.

This scene in the classroom of Professor Mara Sapon-Shevin reveals her ideas on American education and why Shetterly chose to paint her portrait. It also features educator/activist Bill Ayers.

Recent exhibit of Robert Shetterly’s 238 portrait’s sponsored by Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Recent exhibit of Robert Shetterly’s 238 portrait’s sponsored by Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

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Robert Shetterly addresses the group at the Panasci Lounge at Syracuse University where his exhibit of 238 portraits of his Americans Who Tell the Truth were recently displayed.

Robert Shetterly addresses the group at the Panasci Lounge at Syracuse University where his exhibit of 238 portraits of his Americans Who Tell the Truth were recently displayed.

WERU Community Radio, 89.9 FM is co-sponsoring the June 29, 2019 Benefit Concert

WERU Community Radio, 89.9 FM is co-sponsoring the June 29, 2019 Benefit Concert

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Curatorial staff at Syracuse University mount portrait of Terry Tempest Williams.

Curatorial staff at Syracuse University mount portrait of Terry Tempest Williams.

James Clark, Professor of Theater Management at Syracuse University, addresses group gathered for the opening of Americans Who Tell the Truth exhibit.

James Clark, Professor of Theater Management at Syracuse University, addresses group gathered for the opening of Americans Who Tell the Truth exhibit.