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My Artistic Journey to Paint Alaska!!
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Support Art= Receive Art~ Artist Conni Reinecke.  I am wanting to share a great adventure with you while giving you an opportunity to receive some great art in return for your support of this "Paint Alaska" journey and painting series!! ...

Support Art = Receive Art!!

My name is Conni Reinecke, an artist from Bonney Lake, WA.  I am wanting to share a great adventure while giving you an opportunity to receive some great art in return for your support of this "Paint Alaska" journey and painting series!!

While I have always had a love for art, creating and painting, I primarily work with watercolor. I also enjoy mixed media art with ink, pastels and acrylic. Art and creating have always been my passion!

I am making this “Paint Alaska” project a personal challenge for myself and want to invite you to be a part of it with me.  If you feel you would like to become a supporter, donations of any amount are more than appreciated! In return for your support of this adventure, I have numerous incentives at various donation levels listed below.

This FundRazr project and the Great Alaskan Plein Air Retreat is an amazing trip which involves checking off 3 things off my bucket list!

1.This is a week-long artist retreat with personalized instruction from 3 amazing featured artists and 3 wonderful guest artists many of whom I have wanted to meet and study with for some time. How great is it that all these amazing artists are going to be in one place!! 

2. The home of this artist retreat is on a Princess Alaskan Cruise Ship- a dream come true to travel up the Canadian coastline and explore the beautiful Alaskan coast. 

3. Arranged in this retreat is a full week of painting both from shipside and port excursions! This is an experience I had hoped for for a long time and now I have an opportunity to make this a reality! In addition, I want to share this tremendous experience with you directly through my paintings.

My project plan is to create a series of 6 or more original paintings titled “The Paint Alaska Series” based on my learning experiences.  Every aspect of creating this series and getting to paint “en plein air” in AK will be a new challenge in which it will help me grow in my artistic journey. If you would like first choice to own my original watercolors from this series, you have the opportunity to do so as one of the levels of supporting this project.

The participating guest artists whom I will have the privilege of working with and the opportunity to learn from during this trip include:  Michelle Dunaway,  Daniel Keys, Catherine Gill,  Larry Seiler,  Jennifer Bowman and  Sandra Strohschein.  More information on these talented artists, their artwork and art instruction can be found on their websites. Also a huge thank you to the painted ladies as they are the organizers of this great event!!

In closing, you may be a supporter for any amount you would like with art incentives offered at all levels even starting at $1. Your donation(s) will help cover the Artist Retreat Fee, classes and art supply costs for both the trip and the “Paint Alaska” series. Please see all details described below for the cost breakdown of this adventure. You may contact me directly with any questions I may answer for you.  Any support in my art endeavor is greatly appreciated and I thank you for your time viewing my FundRazr project!!

For more detailed information on the Great Alaskan Plein Air Retreat and the Painted Ladies please see the website here: http://pleinairalaska.com/

Please see the right side of this page to see contribution levels. Again, contributions start at $1 and perk contribution intervals are for donations of that amount or more up to the next perk contribution level. (Please use the "claim this perk" button to give - and receive your perk.... not the orange give button)

Estimated Artist Costs:

Artist Retreat Fee $345.00

Class registrations $130.00

Painting on-location workshops 3 days $60.00

En Plein Air supplies needed- $250.00

Paint, paper, brushes for a week of painting in Alaska- $195.00

Painting supplies and framing costs of "Paint Alaska" series of 6 paintings: $900.00

Total cost: $1880.00 (possible retreat 2 day extention at Nancy Lake, Willow AK if funds are raised to cover expenses and the extention costs est additional cost of $$450.00)

Please note the above cost is just the artist costs and supply costs. This does not include the additional trip costs, transports, cruise fair and air fair which are my personal expense. Estimated at $1335.00.

Please see my updates and pics on this project on my Facebook page HERE !  My Album of this adventure on Facebook HERE!

Additional Thank you to Ari Trombley for helping to put together such a great slide show for this project! 

As well as, a mention of the great sponsors who are working with the Painted Ladies to make such a great Artist Retreat possible; Town Square Art Gallery, The Mahl Bridge, Rosemary & Co., Ray Mar Art, New Wave Fine Art Prooducts, M. Graham & Co., Liquitex, Guerrilla Painter, Genie Canvas, Gamblin Artist Oils, Creative Catalyst, Cabela's, Blaines Art, Ampersand, JFM Enterprises (frames) and Alaska State Parks.

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$1 USD
Public Thank you for your support
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Your name, website or quote to be included on all final paintings in the Paint Alaska series and on selected promotional materials for the series. Donations from $1-$24 (all donation amounts include this perk!)
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$25 USD
Original Alaska inspired ACEO miniature art card
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Estimated delivery Sep 2014
Original Alaska inspired ACEO miniature art card painted in watercolor and displayed in a mat and sleeve for safe and secure delivery. Art Card measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches- Collectible artists cards are a great affordable way to collect original art from artists! Will be mailed to you if needed! You will also receive the public thank you perk as well! Donation amounts from $25-$49
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$50 USD
Original Watercolor Sketch from my Alaska journey
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Estimated delivery Sep 2014
Original Watercolor Sketch from my Alaska journey. You will receive a signed watercolor or watercolor & ink sketch painted on-location from Alaska! These on location sketches often are the inspiration for many of my full size paintings. Sketch size will be 5 x 7 inches and will be shipped to you if needed. You will also receive the public thank you perk as well! Donations from $50-$99
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$100 USD
Watercolor Print of your choice
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Estimated delivery Jul 2014
Watercolor Print of your choice (9"x 12"). Certificate may be redeemed at any time for your favorite watercolor of mine. Includes shipping the print to you if needed. You will also receive the public thank you perk as well! Donation amounts from $100-249
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$250 USD
Original Watercolor Painting 9 x 12 inspired by AK
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Estimated delivery Nov 2014
Original Watercolor Painting 9 x 12 inspired by Alaska. This will be a full detail painting and not a sketch. It will be singed with a Certificate of Authenticity and matted ready to frame and shipped to you if needed. You will also receive the public thank you perk as well! Donation amounts from $250-$499
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$500 USD
Orig. framed Watercolor from "Paint Alaska" series
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Estimated delivery Mar 2015
Original, framed Watercolor from the "Paint Alaska" series which will be done based on this trip to Alaska as well as the new artistic lessons learned! This will be a one of a kind original, signed, framed and comes with a certificate of Authenticity and includes shipping to you if needed! Please note I am aiming to do about 6 pieces in this series... the highest amount donated over $500.00 will receive the top incentive of getting first pick of the paintings from this series! You will also receive the public thank you perk as well! Any donation amount $500+
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