Send A Poor Artist to Jerusalem

$926 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 19 months
I work as a Christian publication artist in Idaho, having spent most of my career exploring the internet for reference for my Bible paintings. Click here to see my artwork on my website.

Something amazing just happened!

This week a media company in Jerusalem licensed some of my artwork to be used in a special 50th Anniversary celebration for the reunification of Jerusalem and the birth of modern Israel. My artwork will be part of a projected display for 50 days on the old city walls of Jerusalem to help tell the story of Israel's ancient and modern history! This is truly an honor. Not much of a money maker, but a serious honor!

Here is one of my painting they will be projecting:

I would dearly love to be able to see my work on this world stage! I have never been anywhere near the Holy Land, and would love an opportunity to see with my own eyes the places where all these tremendous events took place. I want to be able to shoot my own photo reference, do sketches, take notes, and create new works from the energy and inspirations such immersion offers.

In exchange, you will have my undying gratitude. The funds raised will go towards my travel expenses at the end of June or in July of this year. I want to be there in time for us to see the projections of the artwork while they are still on the city walls! At present I have no funds to even dream of doing this and my bills keep mounting. However, many close friends have been strongly urging me to take this route of faith, so here I am, artist hat in hand! Would you be willing to help?

In the event that enough is not raised in time to make the June trip, money donated will be set aside for a future Holy Land trip to shoot reference and sketch.
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1/3 of the way there, folks! And though it does not look like i will be able to raise what i need for this 50-day event, I will strive forward with next summer as my goal!
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1/5 of the way there! What kind of reward would YOU like to see offered?
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I am off to the bank to start a special travel saving account, to ward off the threat of money being accidentally used to pay bills. Fun!
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I have added a new reward level? WOuld you like a hand-signed print of my new Tree of Life painting? Check it out!
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$926 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 19 months
Created April 27, 2017
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17 months ago
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David Tinnon
19 months ago

Hey Steve, you belong on stage. There's one leaving for Jerusalem. Be on it.

Anne Carpio
19 months ago

Now now get out of our country.

Tammara Daniel
19 months ago

I hope you get to go, Steve!

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