Tuition: Help artist go to school

$1,060 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 44 months
 Hello! My name is Fernando Garcia. I am an artist and I currently live in Hartford, Connecticut. I received my associate’s degree in visual fine arts at Manchester Community College in 2012. Several months ago I applied to my dream art school, the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, New York in hopes to continue my studies in illustration. I am pleased to inform you I was accepted, however, I need help paying for tuition and school supplies.   Since 2010 I have been exhibiting my art work in different galleries and venues all around Connecticut as well as staying active in the art community and networking. I gained a lot of knowledge studying at the local community college but have reached the end of that education.   At the School of Visual Arts I plan to build on what the school has to offer and take full advantage of these opportunities. One of the main reasons I also chose School of Visual Arts is because it is in New York City, a mecca for the visual arts and where I believe I can grow and learn greatly from my surroundings as well as the schooling. I am currently saving up for the housing costs but the donations will all go towards tuition and school supplies. Although Financial Aid has helped me greatly I still need $6,000 to attend school. Besides accepting donations I am also selling any original art work for the fundraiser as well.

        I am aware that donors may be leery in regards to donating so I added a link to my website to prove that I am taking art seriously and to show my track record. Also I have added a copy of my acceptance letter to the School of Visual Arts to clear up any doubts.   I greatly appreciate all of you who have taken the time to read my story and have either made a donation or shared this on other social media.   If you have any question please contact me.   Thank you again! I really do appreciate it! And blessings to all!

Original art work is for sale as well on my website.
For any inquiries please contact me directly.

Below is my acceptance letter for 2016

Below is a Video I was featured in 2015
with a some other artists. All the credit goes to Anthony Valentine for the videography . Hope you enjoy. 

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hello folks, since my the last update I'd like to inform all the supporters that I have recieved the Arte Inc Scholarship of $1000 (from hispanic art organiztion in New Haven in CT ) and the Deidre L. Bibby Memorial Visual Arts Award
$500 (from The Farmington Valley (CT) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated) thank you guys for your support
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$1,060 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 44 months
Created April 9, 2015
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Carolyn Slead
26 months ago

Your work is inspired and must be seen!! Congratulations!! Keep pushing on!

Barbara Solomon
26 months ago (Offline Donation)

although you may not see this Barbara ...i thank you soooo much for you support

Lisa Kimball
26 months ago

If Jane Rainwater recommends you I want to support you!

Solivette Garcia
26 months ago

Reach for the stars my dear!!!

Brian Knox
40 months ago

Every two weeks. God bless

43 months ago
James McCauley
43 months ago

Check out this talented artist on this TV show!

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