Renkum OBRAS painting residency

$570 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 9 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 9 months
Created May 22, 2017
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6 months ago
Gail Eisen
7 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
7 months ago

Bon VOyage

Diane Bush
8 months ago

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

9 months ago
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