I first want to thank you for visiting my page and taking the time to show your interest in this project. This is one of those special moments in history and I hope you will take this journey with me.
So here's the back story...
Back in March of this year I was booked to perform a live painting for a fundraiser with the theme of Deep in the Heart of Texas. So in preparation for this I decided to paint a few different paintings of Texas. And if there is one thing about Texans, it's they LOVE Texas!! All of these paintings found a home very quickly. Actually one of my collectors Cheryl M. suggested that I paint all of the United States. Immediately I gravitated toward this idea and took it a few steps farther. This painting is called Texas!, it was the 1st one that I painted.
This is 2012! The Summer Olympics are around the corner and this fall we, as a nation, will be choosing who we want to lead us into the future. Our patriotism should be at a all time high! I know that when we as a nation can unify together with faith in a common goal, the possibilities are endless. Through this project I am dedicating myself for 50 consecutive working days to create something that we as Americans are proud of and that's our state and our flag.
Now this is the plan....
Starting on July 4th, 2012, I will paint the largest oil painting of the United States of America that has ever been painted. It will be named "UNIFIED We Stand!!! The UNITED States of America" It will measure 20' tall and 40' wide. The painting will consist of 50 different 4'x4' canvases, one for each state. I am painting one state a day for 50 days, starting with the first state (Delaware) to join the Union and ending with last state (Hawaii). When all 50 paintings are assembled together, they as a whole will represent the Stars and Stripes of the US flag. Taking on a project of this magnitude could be daunting for most, but I will use the same principles that our founding fathers used when forming this nation; Faith, Hard Work and a Burning Desire. I know that we can accomplish any task that we place in our minds.
This is where I need your support....
The funds that I am raising will cover all of the costs needed to pull this off. The costs will include all canvas, paints and materials needed, studio space, utilities, storage space and video/photography expenses. This will also cover all costs to fulfill rewards with shipping included.
So what do you think??? Does a UNIFIED nation sound good to you? Remember this funding program is ALL or Nothing and that is why all support is greatly appreciated!!
With Love, Tanner
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Silver Sponsor - Recognition on my website. Also I will send you one signed postcard of your favorite state with a personal note of thanks. AND a signed and numbered limited edition print of your state of choice valued at $100. International orders please add $15 for shipping.
State Pride Sponsor - Will offer the same rewards as the silver level but what makes this unique is that your name will be apart of the limited edition. On the back of the State Pride Editions there will be the state outline with your name listed as a sponsor with State Pride. There will be no limit for each state. THIS EDITION is ONLY open for KICKSTARTER Sponsors and will close at the end of the funding period. Lets see which state has the most pride!!! International orders please add $15 for shipping.
National Correspondence Sponsor - One set of "UNIFIED We Stand!!! The UNITED States of America" postcards. One of each state signed by me and one personalized and numbered Certificate of Authenticity for this special limited set. There will only be 500 total autographed postcard sets available for purchase of this collection of states. International orders please add $15 for shipping.
Platinum Sponsor - Same as gold level rewards plus 4 additional personalized and signed postcards of your state/states of choice. 1 signed & numbered Limited Edition archival print of all 50 states together forming "UNIFIED We Stand, The UNITED States of America." Total retail value $500. International orders please add $15 for shipping.
Titanium Sponsor - Same as platinum level rewards plus one framed and matted limited edition artist's proof print of your state of choice. Signed and numbered to 12 for each state. Framed dimensions 24"x24" Total retail value of $1,000. International orders please add $75 for shipping.
The Ultimate Sponsor - Same as platinum level rewards but instead of the artist proof you get a 24" x 24" original oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas of your favorite state. And you get to help in the creative process. I'll let you tell me what you love most about your state and I'll incorporate your thoughts into the painting. Total retail value $1500 US only
My Best Friend Sponsor - Same as the ultimate level rewards plus one of my commissioned 4 'x 4' paintings painted especially for you. You will also receive your choice of one of my limited edition hand crafted jewelry boxes. Total retail value $ 7500 US Only