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An exciting opportunity for an emerging artist to create a new body of work.
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Hey Kickstarter, My name is Megan Chin and I'm a figurative artist. I graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Painting. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida I'm currently based in Brooklyn, New York.

Recently, I received a partial scholarship to a month-long artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center (VSC). This is an exciting opportunity to meet many fellow artists from around the world as well as focus on a whole new body of work!

Tuition to attend VSC is $4,000. I was awarded enough scholarship to cover close to half of that. I’m hoping to raise $2,300 to help cover the remaining cost of attending the program. Any additional funds raised are much needed for travel to and from Vermont, the purchase of art supplies and the shipping of artworks.

Listed on the sidebar are some amazing rewards as a token of my appreciation for your support. They include one of a kind nature studies which will be created during my time at VSC as well as commissioned portraits of the person of your choosing. If you don't know what to get your mom for the holidays this is a great opportunity for you to not only check that present off your list but also feel the satisfaction of knowing you helped support a great cause!

Check out examples of my art below. For an even more in-depth look at my work, please visit my website: http://meganchin.com/

Please donate what you can and share my kickstarter with friends. Thank you so much for your support! This amazing experience wouldn't be possible without you!

In-progress piece from my latest series, "Push and Pull"
In-progress piece from my latest series, "Push and Pull"
Painting study for larger piece for my latest series, "Push and Pull"
Painting study for larger piece for my latest series, "Push and Pull"
"Nature Study", Acrylic on Canvas Panel, 2014
"Nature Study", Acrylic on Canvas Panel, 2014
"Nature Study", Acrylic on Canvas Panel, 2014
"Nature Study", Acrylic on Canvas Panel, 2014
"Mishka" from my "Portrait-a-day" series
"Mishka" from my "Portrait-a-day" series
"Elle" from my "Portrait-a-day" series
"Elle" from my "Portrait-a-day" series
"Jean" from my "Portrait-a-day" series
"Jean" from my "Portrait-a-day" series

 BIG thanks to the absolutely wonderful Tyler Naugle for helping me make my video and for my cats cooperating and not ending up in my video.

Risks and challenges

My goal is set at $2,300 to help cover the tuition to attend VSC. That amount unfortunately goes to VSC directly and I am still in need of assistance to cover the cost of traveling to and from Vermont, materials and supplies as well as the high cost of shipping artwork home. I'm currently paying for these things out of pocket, so any additional funds raised will go towards those items!

The Vermont Studio Center doesn't just provide space. It provides artists who really want to discover their true potential the opportunity to do so.
Drawing and Painting are my passion and I am so ready to create. With your support you'll provide the funds needed to attend this artist residency and also provide me the foundation to reach my true potential. Thank you!

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    Thank you for helping me in this time of need! You will receive a hand-written thank you note as a token of my appreciation!

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    You will receive a hand-written thank you note as a token of my appreciation including a small sketch from my time at The Vermont Studio Center!

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    You will receive a one of a kind 3"x 5” mixed media nature study done during my time at the Vermont Studio Center!

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    You will receive a one of a kind 6"x 8” Nature study done in acrylic, painted on canvas panel!

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    You will receive a commissioned 4"x 6" graphite pencil portrait of an individual of your choosing! (It could be of you, your mom, or even your cat)

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    You will receive a highly detailed commissioned 11"x 14" graphite pencil portrait of an individual of your choosing!

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    You will receive TWO highly detailed commissioned 11"x 14" graphite pencil portraits of two individuals of your choosing!

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    For being soooo amazing you'll receive FOUR (!!!!) highly detailed commissioned 11"x 14" graphite pencil portraits of individuals of your choosing!

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