Let's Pay Our Artists!

$5,045 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 71 people in 19 months
Created July 17, 2017

The Blue House Gallery is approaching its Third Anniversary and is ready to transition from a volunteer organization to a non-profit arts institution and we need your help! We want to raise $10,000 to fund The Blue House Gallery's operations throughout the rest of the year and use as our launchpad to becoming a non-profit arts institution for Dayton, Ohio. 

Our mission at The Blue House:

1.) To create a learning place audiences can comfortably converge and exchange or interpret ideas.

2.) To show artwork that challenges ideas and advances the notions of the condition of art on a regional and national level.

3.) To bring artists from around the area and across the country to collaborate, create and contribute to our regional culture.

Regularly we depend on our artists to volunteer their time and energy to travel from across the country to Dayton, Ohio to share their creative vision with our community. This is difficult at best, and nearly impossible at other times considering we're all just volunteers. We want the opportunity to be able to fund the artists we're bringing in through honorariums for their time, funding for travel, and supplies. This money will also go to covering the costs of the space in general, including repairs, and our rental costs through the rest of 2017.

The Blue House Gallery is approaching our three year mark and we've hosted more than 30 shows, and works from more than  250 different artists, as well as hosted 3 different artists-in-residence. This funding will allow us to do even more and bring even more art to our community. We're very lucky to have the support of such a wonderful community so far and hope you can continue to support this effort and take the time to donate! 

As a reward, our amazing group of participating artists have come together and given us some cool gifts to make this fund-raiser happen with rewards at varying levels as our way of saying thank you for your support!


Did you get to see us on The Art Show? Learn more about what we do:

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Hey Everyone! around mid-August we sort of slowed our promotion of our fundraiser due to gigantic hurricanes and humanitarian crises that seemed to pop up each week. That's okay though, we're still going in case you'd like to donate and we're beginning to send out awards here in the next few weeks! Thank you so much for all of your support!
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Hey everyone! We've raised $4300 so far, thank you so much for your support and donations! We've got a ways to go and your shares and donations help us get to our goal! Paying our artists is important to enable artists to make their way to Dayton and share their work with the community.
Katie Lee's Endorsement
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Hey Everyone!

We're one month away from the completion of our fundraiser and we need your help to cross the finish line! Your endorsements and support mean the world to our success. Recently we were lucky enough to have our friend Judith Huacuja help us out by making this wonderful video attached here, If you would be interested in doing the same just let us know! Keep donating and sharing!
Judith Huacuja
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Hello everyone!

We're nearly a month into our fundraiser to pay our artists, and we're still plugging along! We still need your help to meet our September 15th cut off date though! Shares and donations bring us closer to our goal of being able to form a budget and pay our artists! Your support in the community is what makes this possible so shares and donations are greatly appreciated! Here's a great video from some of our current interns here at The Blue House Gallery
The Blue House Gallery Interns!
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$5,045 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 71 people in 19 months
Created July 17, 2017
Super Thanx!
We'll shout it from the rooftops for any donations, but even if we can't give you a reward we'll still shout about your support constantly!
Free Beer!
Just come to the Blue House and get free beer, the same as always, except guilt free this way! You're also welcome to our pretzels, cuke water, or Andes mints!
Thank You Card!
We'll be sending you a hand-made thank-you card made in our very own print studio!
25 Buttons
We'll send you a selection of 25 buttons featuring works from Blue House artists over the last 3 years!
25 Magnets
We'll send you a selection of 25 button magnets featuring works from Blue House artists over the last 3 years!
We'll send you a selection of 35 buttons and magnets and featuring works from Blue House artists over the last 3 years!
Enamel Pin
A custom Blue House artist designed enamel pin!
Control Center
A cool grab bag from Andy Jackson of Control Center http://controlcentercenter.com
Nick Print
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Print with curse words from Nicholaus Arnold! http://nicholausarnold.com
Frank Print
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A cool print from Blue House Artist Frank Travers, probably of a bug or a couch... it'll be good though trust us!
John Print
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An awesome unframed print from Blue House artist John O'Donnell! https://www.johnodonnellprojects.com/
Jake Print
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A very amazing print from Blue House artist, Jake Saunders! http://www.jakesaunders.net/
Ashley Cup
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A very cool handmade ceramic mug from Blue House artist Ashley Jude Jonas!
Issa Photograph
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Framed, ready to hang photograph, from Blue House artist Issa Randall https://www.saatchiart.com/issarandall
Sarah Z photo
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A special edition Sarah Zamecnik photograph framed and ready to hang! http://sarahezamecnik.com/
Terez Plant
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A Teréz Iacovino collaged work with a live plant included! http://thebluehousearts.com/?page_id=624
Claudia Brick
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An upholstered cinderblock from Blue House artist Claudia Mastrobuono! http://claudiamastrobuono.com/home.html
Sponsor Level
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