Josh DeSmit's Independent Art Tour

$2,020 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 23 people in 21 months
Josh DeSmit Art  MINNEAPOLIS, MN


Hello, my name is Josh DeSmit and I have recently embarked on a journey to fulfill my dream of becoming a full time working artist.  It is a very exciting, yet intimidating time. The creative juices are flowing at an all time high, and I am creating work at a pace I've never been able to achieve before.  I have recently begun a summer art fair tour that includes several stops in my home state of Minnesota and will bring me to Colorado for a whole month starting in mid July.  My hopes for Colorado are to gain traction in the western sporting art community by having a good showing at these fairs, as well as knocking on doors of fly shops and galleries to share my work.  The Colorado portion of the journey is why I need your help.  Due to significant repairs to my recently purchased truck (which was acquired for the purpose of art travel), and hefty fees to enter the fairs, my summer budget has been greatly reduced.   These expenses, coupled with needed print inventory, gas money, truck payments, and camping fees are leaving my trip looking tough to scratch out.  With just a bit of financial security I believe that I will have a successful summer season, and be propelled into a fall of creating meaningful work to share with the community at large.  For your gracious support I will be offering cool incentives at different levels in the form of prints and original art.

I thank you so very much for your support of my dream!

Josh DeSmit

joshdesmitart.com

Support Levels:

Any amount is appreciated, but if you donate at a particular level there will be some sweet art goods coming your way.  I will work with individuals to ensure they receive something they will enjoy in terms of imagery.

1. At $20 you will receive a poster print.

2. At $100 or more you will receive a plush, signed and numbered, limited edition giclee print.

3. At $200 or more you will receive a custom original fly box.

4. At $500 or more I will create an original work of art to your liking on a 20"x24" canvas.

5. At $1000 or more I will create and original work of art of your liking on a 30"x40" canvas.


Some examples of my work:













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Update 3
Posted by Josh DeSmit
20 months ago
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Hey all, thank you for the continued support as I gear up to tour Colorado showing my art. Thank to your donations I was able to enhance my display setup by building these A-frame walls! I still need some help, so please share thi post and spread the word. I leave next week on Tuesday, July 14th. Every little bit will help make this trip a success. Thank you again!!

Josh
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Update 2
Posted by Josh DeSmit
21 months ago
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Pieces like this are rolling off the line for the grand Colorado art tour. Thank you for those that have been so generous thus far!! We've knocked off a good chunk of my goal, but I still need help. Let's get above $1000 today! Please share my link GoFundMe.com/joshdesmit with those you know.

Thanks again,

Josh DeSmit
Joshdesmitart.com
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Update 1
Posted by Josh DeSmit
21 months ago
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Thank you to those who have donated so far! I am very appreciative of the generosity. There is still a long way to go to meat the goal so please share the link, GoFundMe.com/joshdesmit, with anyone who might be interested. A reminder that if you support you get some sweet stuff. Each incentive will be catered to the individual, and I will make sure the imagery is something you will enjoy.

At $20 or more you get a poster print.

At $100 or more you get a signed, numbered, limited edition giclee print.

At $200 or more you get a custom fly box/lunch box with original art on it.

At $500 or more you get an original piece of art on 20x24" canvas.

At $1000 or more you get an original piece of art on 30x40" canvas.
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$2,020 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 23 people in 21 months
Created June 24, 2015
$20
Anonymous
19 months ago
$30
Chuck Erickson
19 months ago

Keep up the awesome work!

SS
$20
Suzanne Schneider
19 months ago
$20
Jeff Holberg
19 months ago
DB
$100
David Buchanan
19 months ago
$500
Anonymous
20 months ago
JH
$100
Jane Hollis
20 months ago
LS
$40
Lunds Fly Shop
20 months ago
SH
$20
Steve Hughes
20 months ago
EM
$20
Erin Mackley
20 months ago

Excited for you Josh. Have fun!

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