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Help Stephanie attend an artist mentorship program
$1,150 raised
128% of $900 goal
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Ended Jul 4, 2014
Can you help me take the next step? For as long as I can remember I've been making art. I want to take the next step with my work–I want to attend a intensive artist mentorship and learn how to transition from an emerging artist to a professional one.

Can you help me take the next step? For as long as I can remember I've been making art. It started when I was little. My bedroom wall was my first canvas; my medium was a pack of crayons. Art is my way of making visible what can be felt but often unseen and allows me to offer something beautiful back to the world around me. Over the years my work has developed tremendously. I'm become well versed in large scale painting, pen and ink, performance, commercial design, muraling, writing, metal sculpture, interactive installation, and most recently started to learn video editing and event visuals. I've exhibited my work in cafes, magazines, small galleries, international festivals, and also illustrated two books. Though I live simply, my art carries me. This leaves me feeling extremely lucky to be supported by what I truly love. I'm at a point now where I want to take the next step with my work–to propel it beyond my current range. That is why I am asking for your help in getting me to the Toni Onley Artists' Project in Well, BC, this July. The 11 day Project is designed to help emerging artist's gain the skills and direction needed to advance their artistic careers. Working side-by-side with three professional international artist mentors, emerging artists like me will learn how to submit to galleries, deal with media, apply for larger grants, and communicate clearly about their work and process. I have already been accepted to the program, and have been chosen to receive 50% scholarship for the tuition. But I'll need more funding to actually make this happen. The funds raised from this Fundrazr campaign will cover the other half of the tuition, the travel costs of getting to and from Wells (a 12 hour drive from the Slocan Valley), and extra art supplies for the project. I will cover all my food and accommodation costs for the project.

I would like to thank everyone in advance for helping me with this campaign. When I expressed interest in attending this mentorship, but felt I couldn't due to my financial state, I received so much love, support and encouragement that I couldn't not try. So here I am, and here you are! I know that everyone is busy in their lives and endeavours, so just knowing that you are taking a moment to check this out is an incredible feeling. And helping can be as easy as sharing this campaign on Facebook, email, or other social media sites. The more it circulates, and the more eyes that scan it, the more potential I have of getting to Wells. 

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Perks

$5 CAD
Multi-social-media shout-out thank-you!
  • 0 claimed
Every donation is invaluable. With every gift of $5, I will give you a social media shout-out thank you. Your name and how great you are will appear throughout Facebook, Fundrazr, my website, and my blog. Let's make you famous!
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$10 CAD
Handwritten thank you!
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With every $10 donation you will receive some delicious snail mail-a handwritten thank you letter on one of my artist's cards, as well as a multi-social media shout-out.
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$25 CAD
Junior Art Collector!
  • 10 claimed
Here's where you start to become an art collector. Every $25 donation receives a print of one of my original paintings, a handwritten thank you letter on one of my artist's cards, and a multi social media shout-out.
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$50 CAD
Junior Bibliophile!
  • 4 claimed
When you decide to throw down anything from $50 to $99, you will receive a copy of either A Crack to Let the Light In (a collection of short stories I have illustrated), or A Kid's Story (a auto-biographical novelette I have more recently illustrated), a handwritten thank-you letter on one of my artist's cards, and a multi social media shout-out.
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$100 CAD
For the Fashionista!
  • 1 claimed
A $100 donation or more will get your paws on a hand-made artsy t-shirt (not as shown in image), a set of 5 art prints, a handwritten thank you letter on one of my artist's cards, and a multi social media shout-out.
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$500 CAD
Senior Art Collector and Bibliophile!
  • 0 claimed
Wow! You are incredible!! I want to take you out for lunch and hand-deliver your perks. For your generosity, you will receive copy of both books that I have illustrated and published, a hand-made t-shirt, a set of 5 prints, a handwritten thank you letter on one of my artist's cards, and a HUGE multi social media shout-out.
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$900 CAD
Amazing Angel Benefactor!
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  • 1 remaining
If anyone even stops to check this perk out, I have to celebrate you. You must be someone who is simultaneously incredibly generous of spirit and full of wallet. And if someone does choose this perk, they will also become the owner of an original finished painting inspired during this mentorship, as well as a copy of both illustrated books, a print of your choice, a personal letter of thanks, and a HUGE multi social media shout-out. Plus I will come to your house and cook you dinner and bring you flowers.
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