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Roundtop Trust Collection

$34,800 of $40k goal

Raised by 9 people in 21 months
Roundtop Trust

Mission: The Roundtop Trust is a charitable trust, established by a circle of patrons, family and friends of Pennsylvania artist Rob Evans, with the goal of preserving for posterity a collection of Evans' paintings, drawings, prints and archives. Bringing together key works spanning the breadth of the artist’s career, this collection will be used for study, loans to museum exhibitions and to provide insight and education about the themes dealt with in the artist’s work such as sustainability, environmental preservation and the cycles and artifacts of the natural world as metaphors for the human experience.

The funds from this go-fund-me campaign will be used specifically for the acquisition of 5 initial works for the trust collection. These works come from a private collection up for sale by the heirs of one of Evans' long time patrons (includes Evans' large 1993 triptych "Moth") as well as from Evans' personal archives, including his monumental 7 foot wide altarpiece "Origins,"  which would serve as a dramatic centerpiece for the Roundtop Trust collection (see accompanying image).  A year in the making, this ambitious triptych was originally a part of the traveling exhibition "The Object Project" which toured to 5 museums across the nation.

The purchase price for these first 5 works totals $75,000. So far, through the generosity of the initial donors, nearly half that amount has been raised. This go-fund-me campaign hopes to raise the additional $40,000 in funds needed to complete these purchases. Any funds raised beyond this amount will go toward future purchases and long term curatorial care and storage of the collection.

More about Evans work and the Roundtop Trust can be found at www.robevansart.net/id305.html
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Update 3
Posted by Rob Evans
3 months ago
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Thanks to all for your generous support in making this campaign a success in 2016! We are very close to realizing this year's goal and any additional support to help us get there by year's end is greatly appreciated! Plans for the Roundtop Trust in 2017 include acquisition of several additional key works of mine as well as planning and organizing a traveling exhibition of the collection to museums throughout the US to begin in 2019. We will also be publishing a catalog to accompany the exhibit plus putting together educational materials and programs as part of the tour.
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Update 2
Posted by Rob Evans
17 months ago
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Thanks so much to all those who have supported this trust - your generosity has now put us less than $5000 from our goal! Just one gold or two silver sponsors could get us there but any size contribution would help! So excited that this group of works will stay together for posterity to be available for exhibits, museum loans and educational purposes!
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Update 1
Posted by Rob Evans
20 months ago
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Thanks to the generosity of several individuals we are now over one third of the way toward reaching the goal for this campaign to acquire the first group of works for the Roundtop Trust collection! I am deeply thankful to those who have contributed so far - keeping this group of works together for posterity is a truly remarkable opportunity and means so much to me in terms of the opportunities it will provide for exhibits and education in future years. For those interested in helping reach the goal and making a contribution of any size, large or small, please click the link below (or send me a private message via Facebook for instructions how to contribute offline).
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$34,800 of $40k goal

Raised by 9 people in 21 months
Created July 2, 2015
$14,000
Anonymous
17 months ago(Offline Donation)
$500
Anonymous
18 months ago(Offline Donation)
JM
$200
Jessica Mitrick
18 months ago(Offline Donation)
$5,000
Anonymous
18 months ago(Offline Donation)
LM
$500
Lori Mitrick
20 months ago(Offline Donation)
1
1
$14,000
Anonymous
20 months ago(Offline Donation)
1
1
MH
$200
Maryel Henderson
20 months ago(Offline Donation)
1
1
KP
$200
Kelly Pedersen
20 months ago(Offline Donation)
1
1
SW
$200
Steve Witmer
21 months ago
1
1
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