2 Tampa art students paint their way to Washington, bringing inspiration from the American landscape to inspire their Senior Show!
This is Micaela and Sam, we are two art students at the University of South Florida, and this is our last summer before graduation! We have planned a road trip to travel from Tampa, Florida to Seattle, Washington! We have already raised the funds for the trip itself, but we need YOUR help. Here’s why…
As artists, we draw inspiration from the world around us, and we want to broaden our creative horizons. Along the way, we want to create art inspired by our travels. We want to gain inspiration from the boundless beauty and richness of the American landscape, so that we can create a body of work for the last show of our undergraduate career! We want you to experience it with us! If we can get help funding this trip, we can defray the cost of gas and buy all the art supplies we’d need to create art state by state, such as inks, watercolors, acrylics, canvas, and postcards - some of which we want to send to you, our beloved supporters! We both have our own bodies of artwork academically, but we want to break away from the traditional school setting and explore art using America as our classroom, so to speak. Would you like to be a part of the trip??
THE TRIP: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia
We want to make a lot of work in each state while we are on the road. ANYTHING HELPS.
Here's the link to our trip blog: http://paintedamerica.tumblr.com/
Here's the link to Sam's art website, where you can also check out Micaela's work on the guest artist tab: http://www.samknewton.com/
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Apr 18, 2012 - May 18, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This trip wouldn’t be possible without your support. Feel some good karma coming your way! :)Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $10 or more
You will receive a post card that we purchased while on the road with a personalized note of extreme gratitude!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $25 or more
You will receive a one-of-a-kind watercolor and/or ink postcard created by yours truly, inspired by one of the many landscapes we discover along the way. It will include a personal message of many thanks!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
This is the even cooler part! Donate $50 and we will find a unique piece of America (think smooth rocks, sea shells, etc.) and paint something on it inspired by the landscape from where it was found! We will also include a digital image from where we got it! :DEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Wanna own more than one American treasure? For $75 you’ll get TWO painted keepsakes from two different locations! Digital images will be included from where we found them.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $100 or more
For a donation of $100 you will be sent a unique 6”x6” ink and/or water color painting designed by us and inspired by our travels as well as a postcard from the state it was inspired by with a personalized message from us!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $150 or more
Want both a unique painting and a piece of America? For $150 you get the 6”x6” ink and/or watercolor painting (With a personalized thank you on the back of course!!! Thank you!!!!) as well as a token that we find and paint just for you, as mentioned in the $50 level!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $250 or more
What’s a road trip without some Karaoke? With a gift of $250, both of us will sing a song, chosen by you, in a Karaoke bar along the way. We will dedicate the song to you and post it up on our blog if you’d like, or just burn it to a disc and send it to you. Donors like you deserve a shout out for your generous support!!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $350 or more
More good Karma… but of course that’s not all. We will send you a gift set of 6 hand-painted postcards inspired by the road trip, as well as everything included in the $150 level. You can send out those postcards as you please (to trick your friends into thinking you went on the road trip with us) or hang them in your home.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
For such a memorable trip, there’s nothing more lasting than art on skin! For a donation of $500 one of us will get a TATTOO that is inspired by a state we visit along the way. YOU get to choose which state that may be from our list of states we plan to travel through. You’ll receive a digital image of the skin art and leave a lasting mark on our lives forever!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $750 or more
For $750, think of yourself as a passenger on the trip! Not only will you receive everything mentioned in the $100 level, but we want you to have a custom piece! On an 8”x10” canvas you can have a portrait of you, your dog, or a piece inspired by one of the states listed. It is entirely up to you! The piece will be a signed original that you wont find anywhere else, a way of us yelling THANK YOU from across the country.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012