Help me complete my BA at Otis

Hi Everyone, it’s Juri. Thanks for taking the time to read this - I’ve got a great opportunity, but I need a little bit of help to make it happen. I’m an international student from Japan, and I’ve been incredibly lucky to have been apprenticing to the amazing Cheryl Kline, an award winning painter who’s clients include people like Oprah (!!!). Working with Cheryl has convinced me that I’ve found my calling in life: to make and teach art. In order to make that happen, I need to finish school - I’ve gone to SMC to save money and have been admitted to Otis school of Art and Design in Los Angeles. It’s an amazing school, and I was incredibly lucky to win a really, really prestigious scholarship.

I’ve saved some money from working, and am planning on moving to a less expensive apartment, but unfortunately, my father recently was hospitalized (he’s OK & recovering, don’t worry!) but he’s not going to be able to work and won’t be able to help me pay for school like I was expecting. Because I’m from Japan, and I’m here on a visa, I am not allowed to work off-campus. This isn’t an opportunity that will likely come up again, and if things don’t work out, I might have to move back to Japan.

I recently completed this master copy:

And I love drawing:

Any amount you could give me to help would be appreciated, but for those who are willing to help:

• for $100, I’ll send you an 11x14 signed color print of the master copy above
• for $250 I’ll send you a signed original graphite drawing or a larger print of the master copy above
• for $500, I’ll send you a signed original graphite and chalk drawing done from life- your choice of image
• for $1000 I will send you a large signed color print of the master copy above, and an original portrait in graphite
• for $2500 I will give you my original Framed Master Copy copy above, 30 x 40 Oil Painting after Artemesia Gentileschi

If it wasn’t illegal for me to work due to the visa restrictions, and my father becoming sick suddenly, I would never ask anything like this, but I need your help.

Thank you so much again for reading this  and considering helping me. And, thank you in advance for your help and contributions to my education, I appreciate it more than you know.
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Juri Umagami 
Los Angeles, CA
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