Maloh Art is an art representation company that sells unique artwork through an e-commerce platform. And when we say the artwork is unique, we mean it. The artists, or “Maloh Artists” as we call them, have afforded Maloh Art the opportunity to be the exclusive seller of their work. In return, Maloh Art provides marketing and business services.
Sounds like another art e-commerce site doesn’t it? Looking from the outside in, it sure does; however, that is surely not the case. We believe that every piece of art has a story, and it is our mission to share our artists’ stories with the world. It is not enough to sell beautiful art work; we ensure that our customers can share in the story. What inspired the piece? What emotions were influencing the artist? What does the piece mean to the artist and to me? These are all questions we strive to answer, or to at least help our customers discover the answer for themselves. Our artwork evokes passion and emotion. It intrigues and stirs our patrons. It establishes a deep connection with our customers, which in our eyes is what gives it true meaning.
Check out the website we have been working on here!
What do we do for You?
As a backer, you will have the opportunity to obtain awesome rewards!
The Maloh Art exclusive postcard will feature one of three beautiful mystery paintings. These special postcards will have handwritten thank you notes on the back side and a captivating painting on the front. They will bring joy and beauty to any cork board, refrigerator or office cubicle! Stay tuned in to Maloh Art's Kickstarter for the unveiling of the designs!
Next are our hand-painted virtue flowers. We hand-picked these flowers because of the virtues they each symbolize. At Maloh Art we strive to embody each of these characteristics.
Here’s a little bit about each flower:
Pink Carnations symbolize thankfulness and appreciation. They are often given out to mothers on Mother’s Day!
Chivalry isn’t dead ... at least not at Maloh Art!
The Sunflower positions itself as close to the sun as it possibly can. It is always taking in rays, and for that reason it represents happiness. Everyone could use a little sun!
The Purple Iris is a historic flower that was often found in the palaces of ancient Egyptian kings. For this reason, the Purple Iris symbolizes the wisdom of the ages.
The Stargazer Lily embodies ambition. Ambition is what drives our artists to continue improving their craft. This one was an easy pick!
The vibrant, pink Cosmos represents peacefulness and modesty. It has also been said that giving someone a Cosmos is an expression of pure love —good to know!
Note: These virtue flowers are 3.5 in. x 5 in. and can be portrait or landscape, depending on the artist's current inspiration. The flowers are matted and framed in one of four 5 in. x 7 in. frames, which will be selected by the artist for each painting. You will also receive a handwritten thank you note!
The second-tier rewards include a variety of LIMITED EDITION Maloh Art prints. The prints are separated into three categories: small, medium and large. All of these paintings were painted by Maloh Artist Megan (as seen in the video) exclusively for you guys!
Limited Edition Small Prints:
Limited Edition Medium Prints:
Limited Edition Large Prints:
After the campaign has ended we will contact you, via Kickstarter's info gathering surveys, to find out the reward you have selected (if there are multiple options) and your shipping information.
The third-tier rewards put you in charge! You get to have a top-tier Maloh Artist paint you a custom painting. You decide what they paint, you decide the color scheme and the artist does the rest for you! You will be in contact with the artist to make sure that the piece captures the essence of what you’re looking for. In addition to the custom painting, we provide you with the opportunity to have the custom painting framed in a custom Michigan barn wood frame! These frames can be made with a variety of different colors and textures, created from wood salvaged from Michigan barns.
We are grateful and proud to be offering these unique pieces of artwork as Kickstarter rewards!
What do we do for our Artists?
Part of Maloh Art’s mission is to empower artists by building their personal brands and helping them grow their sphere of influence. Often, the challenge for artists lies in sharing their art with the world. Our artists want to create; they do not want to spend time with the business end of things. We, on the other hand, enjoy it and can do it for them. Many artists want to monetize their talent, but are not sure how. And sure, most anyone can “sell their art on Etsy”, but Etsy and other similar companies wouldn't give our artists the individual attention we believe they deserve. The sad reality is that many artists' creations will never be seen by the world. This notion is what sparked Maloh Art’s existence. If our artists were the brain then Maloh Art would be the spinal cord. We strive to use our business acumen to further the artistic careers and endeavors of our artists.
Where does the money go?
Your donations will go to:
- Start-Up expenses
- Supplies, artist labor and shipping for the rewards
- Inventory and related expenses
- Packaging supplies
- Website maintenance and upkeep
- Marketing and advertising materials and expenses
- And legal resources
Our dream is to have our Maloh Artists' artwork shared throughout the world and with Kickstarter's help we believe we will have a strong foundation to fulfill that goal. We truly appreciate your help and hope you enjoy the reward(s) you will receive from pledging!
And remember to check out our website that we have been working on here!
That's all, Kickstarter! Keep kickin' it!
Risks and challenges
By launching Maloh Art, we are risking failure. It is possible that we will not be able to sell our artists' works. This would be heartbreaking for our artists, especially the ones who have made a lifestyle change based on this business. Our personal risk is the funds and inordinate amount of time we have invested into launching Maloh Art.
It is going to be challenging for our artists to paint all of the original virtue flowers and custom paintings if there is a large influx of demand, so we ask that if this Kickstarter takes off - and it will! - please allow our artists enough time to paint each flower and custom painting. They would like to put forth their best effort on each and every one!
If our Kickstarter is not funded, it is going to be challenging for us to take off right from the start. Our artists have been waiting years for an opportunity like this and we would like for their artwork to start selling as soon as possible!
We are going to do everything in our power to make Maloh Art successful and prosperous. We believe in our cause and want to do right by our artists and ourselves. As long as we live and act in accordance with our values, we trust Maloh Art will be just fine!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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