Born in Johannesburg South Africa and raised in the close-knit community of Merebank in KwaZulu-Natal, Nepheritie Jade, drew upon inspiration from her great grandparents in aspiring to connect her passion for social community and her love for art to make a change in society.
“I began to be more intentional around transforming the art industry almost four years ago upon concluding business dealings with David, my now social development business partner. I was instantly drawn to challenged artists and discovered that I was able to use my skills in the field of Neuro Linguistics and Behavioral Programming to help them become even better versions of them self.”
This was the beginning of her introduction of the concept of giving back and through it the Red! Gala Charity Auctions was birthed.
She elaborates; “We have an auction every three months. They’re generally a win for everybody, especially the buyers,” she says. “Giving younger collectors, first time buyers and art enthusiasts an opportunity to acquire art at a good deal.”
A portion of all RED! The Gallery auction proceeds always go to a charity since Nepheritie has been involved.
These have included The Roxy Davis Foundation, The Hein Wagner Academy – for the blind, The Spirit Foundation, which raises money for educating underprivileged children