Renkum OBRAS painting residency

$570 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 18 months
Please donate $5 or $10 or more.  I am providing "perks" for various sized donations.  Crowdsourcing works when many people give small amounts over time.

How crowd sourcing works:  If you donate a small amount, say the cost of a cup ofcoffee, then that multiplied by the number of facebook friends, gets you to your goal quickly.  Don't feel blocked from donating because you think you need to kick in a lot.  anything that moves "the needle" is good.

There are "perks" in ther form of artworks for larger donations.  Here is my story:

I am a painter who has recently been awarded a painting residency at Renkum Netherlands for August 2017.  I estimate my expenses to be around $2000.  I will benefit greatly from the uninterrupted painting time but also the citizens of Renkum who will see my work and hear my lecture.  In addition, upon my return I will have two exhibits (Sept-Oct)  in Eugene, Oregon where I live & I will give several art talks about my stay in Renkum. The funds will cover air tickets, room & board, utilities, transportation, & art supplies.  Support will mean a lot because otherwise I must dig into my limited savings account.  I will be very greatful for any support I can get from anyone, especially art lovers, fellow artists, art collectors, appreciators, etc.   I am really hoping that somehow I can raise the funds needed for this very promising residency.

Even though my residency ends August 30th, you can keep donating because I stiil need to cover the cost of shipping artwork back, framing, etc.. and anything will help in this regard, post-residency.

Thansk for your support!!
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Today I have switched to watercolors because the drying time for oil paints has past, with only Tuesday & Wednesday remaining.
Horse grazing near Oosterbeek.
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Things are starting to look up a bit, Gail kicked in some euros...thanks Gail. I continue to work daily, making art is hard work if you are serious about it, and I am. Nothing comes easy.
View of a Dutch house from backyard
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For a donation of $225 approx 9 x 12 framed in wood ready for hanging.
Oregon in Winter Scene
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If each Facebook friend gives $2 then I reach my goal quickly. But to help things along, you can receive a Bernie Sanders painting (digital print to canvas from the original oil painting) for a room in your house, wood strip framed and ready to hang. ($250).
Portrait of Bernie Sanders
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$570 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 18 months
Created May 22, 2017
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14 months ago
Gail Eisen
15 months ago

All good wishes, Jerry! So wonderful that you have this chance to explore different landscapes and different styles of painting. Sending lots of love to you :) :)

janet bernstein
15 months ago

Bon VOyage

Diane Bush
16 months ago

I will e-mail you a photo of Steven to paint.

17 months ago
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