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I plan to give away paintings in all 50 states by the end of 2013.
I plan to give away paintings in all 50 states by the end of 2013.
149 backers pledged $9,239 to help bring this project to life.

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HISTORY:

It has been a decade since I left 30 paintings for folks to take for free around Cambridge and Boston. Since then, I have given away over 800 pieces of art across the U.S. and around the world. SmileyB™ has mostly been a self-funded project. This is the first time in 10 years that I am asking for donations.

Bren Bataclan giving away paintings in Peru, Singapore and Belize.
Bren Bataclan giving away paintings in Peru, Singapore and Belize.

GOAL:

Leave paintings in all 50 states by the end of 2013.

YOUR SUPPORT:

Part of the Kickstarter donations will go towards art supplies: canvases and paint (I plan to give away at least 300 paintings for the 10th year anniversary of my street art project). A portion of the funds will be used for travel: airfare, car rental, etc....

REWARDS:

For $50+, your name will be added to one of the notes that I attach to each of the paintings. The message says, "This painting is yours if you promise to smile at random people more often." For $95+, your can own one of my new American Map happy characters (see photo above of all 3 sizes. Free painting shipping in the U.S.). And for $1,000+, I will paint a mural at your house!

THE 20 STATES 

I will give away paintings in the following states: 1. Alabama, 
2. Arkansas, 3. Colorado, 4. Delaware, 5. Idaho, 6. Iowa 7. Kansas,
8. Kentucky, 9. Maryland, 10. Minnesota, 11. Mississippi, 12. Nebraska, 13. New Mexico, 14. North Dakota, 15. Oklahoma, 16. Pennsylvania, 17. South Dakota, 18. Virginia, 19. West Virginia and 20. Wyoming.

I've already left paintings for folks to take for free in the other 30 states (in green on the map). For more info about my SmileyB™ project, please visit my website: www.bataclan.com

Risks and challenges

It took me 10 years to give away painting in 30 states across the U.S. and 50+ countries around the world. It will be a fun challenge to drop off paintings in 20 states between now and the end of 2013. I am confident that I can reach my goal because I am a full time artist and I plan to devote months to this project.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Your name will be posted on the official "SmileyB™ 10th Year Anniversary" website as a backer. Every dollar counts!

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    Your name will be included on one of my SmileyB™ notes that I attach to each free painting.

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    11"x14" painting of one of my new United States map characters.

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    18"x24" painting of one of my new United States map characters.

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    24"x36" painting of one of my new United States map characters.

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    I will paint a mural at your house (approximately 7 feet x 7 feet)

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