Help Tom Maakestad Trip to Salzburg

$8,560 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 86 people in 27 months
Jon Maakestad
on behalf of Tom Maakestad
 EXCELSIOR, MN
Tom is my brother. I'm Jon Maakestad and many of you know Tom and you know how hard he works as a painter. We all love his beautiful landscapes and many of us have purchased them. He is going to Salzburg Austria next week on an artist in residency program to paint for a month. Sounds great right? It is great, but it's also expensive and he has to put his family life on hold to go take advantage of this opportunity. So, we are trying to help him so he can spend time focusing on the art we love and not how he's going to pay all the bills. 

However there are some benefits for you as a contributor. First, anyone who gives at least $30 will get one of three chances to win a piece of artwork. Three pieces will be given away. If anyone feels generous and gives $500 you will get a painting. We all know Tom knows how to produce quantities of artwork, just set him up and the work happens. I used to be amazed at what appeared in the morning after Tom pulled an all-nighter painting. So if you can afford this amount you WILL get a painting.

Please help us raise this money so we can see what a worry free month in Salzburg produces for Tom. The sooner we can do this the sooner it can go to work for this very important cause.  
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Thank you so much to all the people who have contributed in this first day! Why is this important? On Wednesday Tom will be there and he will start posting paintings which will be actual works that will be given to three people who contributed ($30 or more). Share the message with your friends!
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$8,560 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 86 people in 27 months
Created June 30, 2016
Jon Maakestad
on behalf of Tom Maakestad
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SM
$30
Sallie Malmstrom
26 months ago

Love reading your daily memories. It would be wonderful to see your paintings in real life when you come back. Thank you for taking the time for sharing.

LH
$30
Lois Holz
26 months ago

Glad you had a good trip.

AB
$50
Amy Brokering
26 months ago

We've loved reading about your time in Salzburg, Tom - what a great experience!! We loved exploring Salzburg & Hallstatt 5 years ago & it's been a joy to see your work through your blog. Hope to see you & some of your paintings when we're back in the Midwest sometime soon! Warmly: Amy & Mark Brokering

SS
$50
steve suby
26 months ago

It's been so interesting to read your comments as well as see the paintings.

$30
Anonymous
27 months ago
RL
$500
Randi Lyders
27 months ago

Years ago, we spent just one day in Salzburg during a work conference. You are our alter-ago now--peeling back layers on that lovely city as we could not. I just went back through all of the paintings you've done so far this month. It is exciting to review all the new subjects & techniques you are trying. But your daily well-researched and wide-ranging written observations are an incredible unexpected bonus for all of us. Compiling them into a book is a perfect idea. Thank you, Tom. We hope the rest of your month is just as inspiring for you. Randi Lyders (and Scott Kindrick)

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