About this project
Thanks for reading. My name is Benjamin Heiken, and I am a painter, writer, and visual artist residing in Portland, Oregon. Originally from a small town in Central Idaho, I have been a painter for over 15 years, and have studied painting throughout the U.S. and Europe.
The funds that are raised through Kickstarter will pay for my stay at the Vermont Studio Center Residency Program from June-July of 2012. The funding will provide the economic support that will work in conjunction with the Vermont Studio award of $1350 (including the Artist's Grant of $750 as well as the Work Exchange Financial Aid Award of $600). I am asking for a donation of the remainder expenses of the Residency ($2600) plus the expense of air fare ($400).
With your help, I will spend the early part of the summer focusing solely on painting and engaging with other artists and writers at the residency program. I am excited about the group of guest artist that will be giving lectures during the June-July residency program. I will be spending my time focused on building a body of work for gallery show when I return to Portland in July.
Thanks goes to Morgan Hobart for help with the film. Music in film "spooky" by Alastair Cameron (http://www.cameronmusic.co.uk/).
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My heartfelt thank you for supporting this project.Estimated delivery:
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I will send you a heartfelt, fountain pen-written thank-you card, using my assortment of Diamine, J.Herbin, or Private Reserve Fountain Pen Ink.Estimated delivery:
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A sketch and a heartfelt, fountain-pen written thank-you note on a hand-painted postcard.Estimated delivery:
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An oil-painted sketch as well as a heartfelt, fountain-pen written thank you note on a hand-painted postcard.Estimated delivery:
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A small oil painting that was created during my stay at the Vermont Studios Center.Estimated delivery:
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A personalized oil-painted portrait of your choice (please provide an image, or come to my studio to sit for live painting if you live in the Portland, OR area).Estimated delivery:
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