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New Studio Completion

$1,200 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 15 months
Vomeronasal Tale ( What Gives Your Intentions Away), oil paint and acrylic polymer on drafting film, 36" H x 72" W

Firefly Studio needs your help to reach completion.

Hi everyone, my name is April Zanne Johnson and I am a visual artist.  Please read a bit about my work on my website  April Zanne Johnson Studio
My new space, Firefly Studio, needs help to get functional! 

While I am fortunate to participate in many exhibitions, I rarely sell my work.  My practice is not driven by the market climate and a gallery does not represent me. I have a lifelong vision to experiment and create without the influence of financial gain driving my creative undertakings. I communicate my visual language to the public by utilizing social media to bring the global art community into my very isolated studio. You can follow my studio practice on Instagram to keep up to date. My Studio Practice on Instagram . I also post upcoming exhibitions and interviews on April Zanne Johnson- Studio on Facebook .
Polychromatic Mykiss, oil on plexiglass, 24" H x 48" W

Studio History
My first studio space was inside my  bedroom in my grandparents/parents home.   I shared this home with 4 generations of family members and space was limited for my work.  In 1995 I moved my space into a covered, screened porch adjacent to my two bedroom  camper. As soon as it was winter, I was unable to work in that space.  Since 2001 I have been working in the  unfinished basement of my home. This was a good solution, but I ran into some major issues.    I am currently in the process of moving my studio into an amazing  converted barn space ( Firefly Studio) with a ventilation system, running water, and a heat, humidity and cooling system. 

I cannot imagine a more perfect space to make my worlds come to life in paint... 
However, I need funding to make this amazing space a fully functional creative workshop.   My plan is to purchase overhead lighting, build a stairwell to access the large storage space in the barn attic as well as a hoist for outside the attic to lift heavy paintings in through the top door. The most immediate concern is proper overhead lighting and to replenish my painting and plexiglass supplies. 

I am unable to ask for donations of supplies and materials on this website, but will also be extremely grateful for donation of useful materials.  Any donation will help me keep creating.  I am in need of white frosted plexiglass and oil paint.

Firefly Studio is grateful for any amount donated to help me start up this space! 
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Help! I need funding right away to continue making prolific work in oil paint on plexiglass.
Holometabolism, oil on plexiglass, 48"H x 96" W, suspended with monofilament


Here is an estimated outline of my studio needs:
-Shop lights,4FT(4pk.) , Aluminum Housing, 42W 5000K Daylight White  150.00 x 4 with installation approximately 2000.00
-Electric hoist 1500 lb. 170.00
-Homasote 440 SoundBarrier 1/2" x 4' x 8' Panel 28.00 per panel @ 12 panels and installation   400.00
-5 gallon of flat white studio paint and rollers 250.00
-plexiglass panel , adhesive and tube supplies 3000.00
-oil paint supplies ( paints, oils, mediums, gamsol, new brushes) 2000.00
-peg boards and hooks 200.00
-commercial heavy duty trash cans & commercial twist off dollies( 2 each)  200.
-2 stainless steel horizontal paper dispenser/ cutter  36”  approx. 200.00
-wood stairwell to access attic storage space  approx. 1500.

 Approximate total 9920.00

Wishlist: a used scissor lift <3


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HABITAT RESTORE-
The S- Curve house-hold style lights were donated with bulbs during this week to Habitat ReStore.

I hope they find an appropriate home with someone who needs them.
Thank you ALL for helping me get my artist studio lighting.
Old Lights Donated to Habitat ReStore
The NEW Lights are UP !
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Hello Everyone! Over the Holiday Season I was able to have the new studio lights installed. If you love your thank you gift, please, post a photo of your "Thank You Original " and tag me on Instagram or Facebook. I will be posting updates today so stay tuned! Thank you ALL for your support . Without each and everyone of you, I would be still trying to work in very poor art lighting xoxoxox
New Studio Lights Installed!!!!
Let There Be Light!!!!
Already getting back to what I do best
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MAILED! To the first round of generous donators to my new studio space- Start to check your front door and mailboxes for a postcard ( U.S.P.S.) or a cardboard tube ( UPS delivery) containing an original Thank You painting. If you love it, please take a selfie with it and share my link https://www.gofundme.com/AprilZanneJohnsonStudio
and add my hashtag #AprilZanneJohnson and @AprilZanneJohnson on Instagram!
Your donations have helped me order 6 new 8'LED 5000k overhead lighting fixtures and bulbs, several 150ml oil paint tubes, and cardboard shipping tubes! Next- I will be ordering homasote wall panels to cover in white paint and designing an access stairwell for the huge attic storage space with future donations. Please share on your social media account and THANK YOU SO MUCH! Every amount is appreciated and goes a LONG WAY! xoxox P. S. Ms. Perdita, your painting is going to take a bit longer as it must fly over the pond!
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MAILED! To the first round of generous donators to my new studio space- Start to check your front door and mailboxes for a postcard ( U.S.P.S.) or a cardboard tube ( UPS delivery) containing an original Thank You painting. If you love it, please take a selfie with it and share my link https://www.gofundme.com/AprilZanneJohnsonStudio
and add my hashtag #AprilZanneJohnson and @AprilZanneJohnson on Instagram!
Your donations have helped me order 6 new 8'LED 5000k overhead lighting fixtures and bulbs, several 150ml oil paint tubes, and cardboard shipping tubes! Next- I will be ordering homasote wall panels to cover in white paint and designing an access stairwell for the huge attic storage space with future donations. Please share on your social media account and THANK YOU SO MUCH! Every amount is appreciated and goes a LONG WAY! xoxox
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Perdita Weeks
13 months ago
$250
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14 months ago
$100
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Ian Johnson
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CW
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Christopher Warnasch
14 months ago
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CC Hart
15 months ago
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Jim Sheehan
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