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Taos Artist Residency
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Please help get me to Taos, New Mexico! I have been accepted to the Helene Wurlitzer Artist Residency for their spring session of February, March, and April and I couldn't be more excited!

Hi friends! I have recently been accepted to an amazing artist residency in Taos, New Mexico, for the months of February, March, and April. The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation accepts painters, poets, sculptors, writers, playwrights, composers, photographers and filmmakers from around the world and I am one of the 11 chosen for their spring session of 2016. I have been granted a personal studio. This $2500 would be to supplement my savings and help with travel, food, supplies, and to maintain my life back in Oakland. Every sponsor, at no matter what amount, gets an original piece of art made by me! Check out the perks category for suggested donations...

As many of you know, residencies, with their gift of time and location, have become integral to my artistic practice. My paintings and drawings develop directly from land that I love, and I found New Mexico especially inspiring when I attended another residency in Santa Fe in June of last year. The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation is in the mountain town of Taos; it is ringed by Desert Mountains, ancient pueblos, rocks and more rocks. Pretty much all I could ask for in a location! With the gift of this time I hope to take risks with fresh ideas, start new large scale drawings, and plan for future work that is inspired by the unique qualities of this special place.

Go to aftonlove.com if you wish to check out my current work, and http://wanderhomeblog.com/2015/10/26/qa-afton-love-on-landscape-beeswax-and-home/ !to read an interview I did for the beautiful blog Wander Home. I talk about my practice, my inspirations, and how New Mexico has influenced my work!

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I will send you a homemade postcard!
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$25 USD
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Ill send you a postcard or small drawing while Im there!
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$50 USD
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a drawing or sketch is yours!
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$100 USD
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a drawing or study for larger piece is for you!
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$175 USD
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A drawing of the taos mountain range or other specific view I encounter is all yours
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$250 USD
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you'll receive a finished drawing either on paper or one dipped in beeswax. your preference!
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$500 USD
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my friend, you get a framed finished piece upon my return. And my heart!
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