Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Making art, plain and simple. This summer has turned into an art-making extravaganza and I need your help to get it all done!
Making art, plain and simple. This summer has turned into an art-making extravaganza and I need your help to get it all done!
46 backers pledged $1,190 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

$1,190

46

Quick and Dirty!

My name is Amy Greenan, and I am an artist based in Niagara Falls, NY. This summer has turned from what seemed like a sleepy, slow time to a regular art-making extravaganza! I am thrilled that I have been awarded an artist residency to Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, MI (the summer school of the Art Institute of Chicago) this summer, and excited for the several exhibitions I have lined up. In the next week and a half, I'd like to see if I can raise enough money to get me to the two-week residency to make TONS of art, as well as for travel and art materials expenses. It's a quick and dirty, near last-minute push to see if I can make this happen.

The work I am making will be exhibited in several places this summer and fall, including Studio Hart in Buffalo, NY, 171 Houghton Gallery in Corning, NY, AnTHM Gallery in Asheville, NC, and for my first solo show abroad in England.

I have never, ever had two full weeks of time devoted only to making art and think that this is an amazing opportunity that I hate to pass up. I'm looking forward to making art for you, my backers, especially! Even a small donation will get something handmade from me that I will delight in creating and will really make my time in the studio less something I am doing alone and more something I am doing for and with many of you. The atmosphere at Ox-Bow is not unlike summer camp in the best way, and I will be inspired not only by reference material I have collected myself in the past few years, but also by the landscape of Ox-Bow and its surroundings, as well as the community of artists that will be there during my stay.

Many of you may be familiar with my series of paintings of abandoned houses, which I am continuing to explore with this project. I am also looking forward to incorporating more figurative elements and some story-telling along with that will encourage a more intense dialogue with the viewer. I'd like to work on larger canvases and Yupo paper as well as some small sculptural explorations as well. 

It's Really Simple

I don't have a cool video to entice you, and I have nothing particularly fancy to say except that it would mean the world to me if you are able to offer even a small donation – and if not that, would you spread the word in the next ten days? 

Visit my website and my Flickr for more images and information about me!

Thank you for whatever help you can give. Artists could not survive without the support of those who love art – you are a vital part of the artist's creative process!

Sincerely,

Amy

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    My undying gratitude for your continued support, plus a mention on my blog.

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    A store-bought, hand-written thank you postcard with embellishments sent from either Saugatuck, MI or Niagara Falls, NY (your choice).

    Less
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    A hand-made, hand-written thank you postcard – may be made from studio scraps, torn pages from an old sketchbook, who knows?

    Less
    9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    A small, handmade softcover blank book bound with a variety of papers inside and your choice of colorways for the outside. This will be a one-of-a-kind, but totally practical and usuable item!

    Less
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Both postcards plus a copy of a 16-page hand-bound, photocopied zine made especially for my Kickstarter supporters about my time at the Ox-Bow residency, including written content and drawn images.

    Less
    17 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    All of the above plus a small (~5" x 7") black and white drawing of the artist's choice made during the Ox-Bow residency.

    Less
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    A half-hour session with the artist, with you as model for a small portrait drawing. (Limited to those living within a 50 mile radius of Niagara Falls, NY, time and date to be determined.)

    Less
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    A two-hour long lesson with the artist – choose either bookbinding, drawing, or painting. All levels welcome, time and date to be determined mutually. (Local to the western New York area only, within 50 miles of Niagara Falls, NY.)

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    A limited edition hardcover artist book including images and text inspired by the abandoned houses I photograph and paint.

    Less
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    All of the above (except for the lesson) plus a small (~5" x 7") painting on paper of the artist's choice made during the Ox-Bow residency.

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    The postcards, the zine, the drawing, plus a small painting on canvas (~8" x 10") of the artist's choice made during the Ox-Bow residency. (The painting will be exhibited at Studio Hart in Buffalo, NY for the month of August and be shipped after the show comes down.)

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    The postcards, the zine, the drawing, plus a medium painting on canvas (~12" x 14") of the artist's choice made during the Ox-Bow residency. (The painting will be exhibited at Studio Hart in Buffalo, NY for the month of August and be shipped after the show comes down.)

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Everything mentioned above plus a small, commissioned painting on canvas (~12" x 14") – subject matter of the donor's choice! (To be completed upon mutual agreement during the summer.)

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (10 days)