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UPDATE: WE MADE THE GOAL! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, POSSE!!! My giddy heart is doing backflips! The rewards are still open at a discounted price for those interested and we still have 3 days to meet the stretch goal of $6,500. Any additional funds will pay for the vital costs of campaign fees, rewards (materials, packaging, shipping), affords me larger canvases to work on, additional travel and project expenses as well as making prints and stickers from finished work created in Vermont when I return.
I couldn't have done this without your guys' support and I am forever grateful! This is honestly one of the most profound experiences when I went in 2016 and I have no doubt this time will be even more rewarding for both my personal well-being and my artistic development. Virtual hugs and real big squeezes coming your way, posse!
MY STORY: My name is Brittney West--founder & artist at Plant Posse. We're a posse of plant-powered people producing jewelry & art promoting plant pride!
THE PROJECT: I've been accepted to the Vermont Studio Center's artist-in-residency program--the nation's largest international residency program! This is a phenomenal opportunity where I'll spend 4 weeks in September creating a new body of work alongside 50 other artists and writers from around the world. I will have my own studio space without distractions, as well as the chance to make incredible connections, receive feedback from professionals, and strengthen my creative voice.
MY WORK: I will be focusing on a new body of plant/produce/fungi-inspired paintings & drawings! For over 8 years, I have enjoyed a plant-based lifestyle (vegan), have many years experience working in the produce department at a food coop, working for a local farm, and take pride in being a plant mom to over 70 houseplants. I view the plant and fungi kingdom as unique pieces of art that I feel inspired to showcase through my work.
WHERE YOU COME IN: Although I have been awarded a partial scholarship, I still need to come up with the remaining residency fees, round-trip tickets, travel costs, pay for materials and shipping finished work across the country. I need your help making this a reality! Because Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing campaign, I have set my goal at the bare minimum needed--$5,000. If we can exceed my goal to my ideal total amount of $6,500 for the stretch goal, the additional funds will pay for the vital costs of campaign fees, rewards (materials, packaging, shipping), affords me larger canvases to work on, additional travel and project expenses as well as making prints and stickers from finished work created in Vermont when I return.
REWARDS: Each sponsor will be provided with a reward for helping me achieve my goal. Below is a list of rewards (images and more details) that I am offering from my business Plant Posse, and to the right is an abbreviated version of the reward options. Feel free to ask ANY questions!
THANK YOU for your time and supporting me as an artist! Your generosity and support not only helps with this pivotal opportunity in my art career, but also further encourages me to keep strengthening my creative voice and spread the plant pride! Thank you, my friends, sincerely!
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AND NOW FOR THE REWARDS!!
$10 or More: Sticker + Thank You Note
Choose 2 of 6 sticker options. All waterproof, UV-protected and look great on water bottles, cars, laptops, etc. Includes a hand-written thank you note!
$25 or more: 2 Eco-Prints + 1 Sticker:
Choose 2 prints + Choose 1 sticker (options above)! Eco-prints are 8" x 10", printed locally on 100% recycled paper, in clear artist's sleeve with recycled cardboard backing for protection and includes a business card!
Pledge $50 or more: 2 pairs of Plant Posse earrings + 2 Stickers
Choose 2 pairs of select Plant Posse earrings + 2 Stickers! Choose from studs &/or dangle earrings. All earrings are uniquely hand-sculpted, hand-painted and are nickel-free (stainless steel options in survey later for backers).
NEW Dangle options (so now there are 12 options to choose from)!
Pledge $100 or more: 3 Earrings + 3 Eco-Prints + 3 Stickers
Choose 3 pairs of select Plant Posse earrings + 3 Eco-Prints + 3 stickers! Save big, go big!
Pledge $300 or more: 8" x 10" Original Painting + 2 Eco-Prints + 2 Stickers
8" x 10" Original painting surprise created while in Vermont. You can choose between plant, produce or fungi theme. Will be unframed, either on canvas or paper. Includes 2 Eco-Prints & 2 Stickers!
Pledge $300 or more: Original Fig Painting + 2 Eco-Prints + 2 Stickers
8" x 10" Original fig painting, acrylic on canvas, signed on back by yours truly. Includes 2 Eco-prints & 2 Stickers of your choice! Great kitchen decor with fun colors!
Pledge $350 or more: Original Ginkgo Painting + 3 Eco-Prints + 3 Stickers
This reward gets you the one-of-a-kind, original "Ginkgo" painting from 2019. On 16" x 20" stretched canvas, ready to be framed or hung as is! Hand-signed on back by yours truly! Includes 3 Eco-Prints + 3 Stickers!
Pledge $450 of more: Original "Upwards We Grow" Painting + 4 Eco-Prints & ALL 6 stickers!
Original 12" x 36" x 2" painting titled "Upwards We Grow". This colorful vine plant painting is acrylic, oil and beautiful, reflective copper leaf on gallery-wrapped canvas (2 inch depth, sides hand-painted a chartreusey-green, ready to hang or be framed). Hand-signed on back by yours truly! Includes 4 Eco-Prints & ALL 6 stickers!
Pledge $500 of more: 16" x 20" Surprise Original Painting + 4 Eco-Prints + ALL 6 Stickers!
Original 16" x 20" surprise painting created in Vermont! You choose between plant, produce or fungi theme! Will be unframed, either on canvas or paper, hand-signed by yours truly! Includes 4 Eco-Prints and ALL 6 stickers!
Risks and challenges
Since Kickstarter is an al-or-nothing campaign, if we do not reach our goal, no cards will be charged--but I trust we can do this!
I have given a safe estimate on time or arrival of rewards and will do my best to get it to you even earlier if possible. In the rare event it takes longer than estimated, I will absolutely keep you posted and throw in a little extra something something. Thanks, my friends!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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