The Art of Archer Senft

Families and Friends -  Archer Senft and his siblings attended Grace Preschool. This wonderful young man has made tremendous strides and is a true example and inspiration to everyone who has followed his story and his remarkable accompaniments.

Please read the email below and spread the word about Archer's Art Show at the Sotheby's Art Gallery.

Thank you, Barbara Blair


Dear Barbara,

My name is Katie Ketchen, I am reaching out to you today as a close friend of the Senft Family.  You might recall Archer Senft, the then rising junior at McDonogh School, who had the accident at the Cape May beach August 2015, when he dove into the surf, hit a sandbar which shattered his neck, and instantly rendered him a quadriplegic.

Archer is making great strides in his quadriplegia recovery, as a result of the support and prayers of countless friends and families such as those at Grace Preschool.  He is off of all life support now, still rehabbing in hospitals but has been at home about a year now, attending school, and thriving again finding a new normal as a paralyzed teenager. I am happy to report that Archer has been working very hard in school while also continuing to actively feed his artistic passion for art design and portraiture.  Archer will be entering the School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania this fall, and he has been invited to show his artwork at Sotheby’s Art Gallery in Baltimore from June 8-July 30, 2017!

Grace Preschool has been so supportive of Archer, and we are hoping that you can help us by publicizing the announcement of the showing of The Art of Archer Senft and by sharing the good news about Archer’s Art Show so that children and adults affiliated with the Grace Preschool can view his amazing work and join in the celebration of what is possible, despite being paralyzed from the shoulders down.

The Sotheby’s Art Show will highlight The Art of Archer Senft expressed in a new medium, digital art, and include a retrospective of his personal journey since his injury August 2015. Limited edition digital prints will be offered for purchase. New designs for Slimeyard Slimes will also be on display, and they can be ordered at

Thank you and we hope you will come to the Gallery and celebrate The Art of Archer Senft with us!

Warmest regards,

Katie Ketchen













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