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About

Wilder Field Art: An art subscription service for those enthralled with the natural world.

A little background:

Wilder is a magazine and community for people who are enthralled by and curious about the natural and growing world. The publication has been up and running for just about two years and is sold at boutiques, galleries, provision shops and some Whole Foods. The magazine was founded and self-funded by Celestine Maddy. The staff of the magazine is very small, but mighty, working to create a 140+ magazine, four times a year. Hanging out with us you'll find rooftop gardeners, scientists and artists, hobby farmers, horticulturists, nature's innovators, amateurs, experts and outdoor enthusiasts.

Photo: Daniel Seung Lee
Photo: Daniel Seung Lee

What is Field Art:

We wanted to do more than make a magazine so we've created Field Art - a subscription service that delivers its subscribers 4 works a year in tandem with the seasons. This art could be anything from an mp3 file to a photograph or physical object.

Our passion for Field Art comes from working with and interviewing so many truly amazing artists in the pages of Wilder. Some names you may know:

And there are others you may not, but hopefully, will soon:

Our goal is to work with talent such as this beyond the confines of our magazine to create new avenues through which nature is considered.  It’s easy to forget how beautiful, awe-inspiring and necessary the outdoors are to each of us. Field Art will bridge the gap by allowing subscribers access to the season in the most of beautiful ways. 

Photo: Naomi Reis
Photo: Naomi Reis

How it works: 

Wilder will be visiting one city a season in which we will select 3 artists who are working across various media - from photography to print to sound. Each artist will create a work based on their season and their interpretation of the environment that surrounds them. In each city, we’ll partner with a gallery to host the opening event. At the end of the year will culminate with a group show featuring all the Field Artworks in New York City. 

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Who? Our selection committee is made up of the Wilder editorial team, but also our board members who are all involved in art or nature and work for places such as The Guggenheim, Tribeca Films, Downtown Records and such wonderful artistic organizations. 

Where? Cities we plan to visit in year one and two:

  • Tucson, Arizona
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Seattle, Washington
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Denver, Colorado 
  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • Nashville, Tennessee

When? The first edition of Field will begin shipping this Spring 2013. Each delivery will follow within the first week of the new season.

Photo: National Parks
Photo: National Parks

Our favorite bit:

Once operating costs are met, a proportion of subscriber sales will go to supporting The National Parks Foundation who protects some of the most beautiful places on earth.

We hope you'll get involved and help us make this happen! 

Risks and challenges

Wilder has been operational for almost two years, but we're a print magazine. You know what that means... in order to more beyond print media, we need support. With the money raised via Kickstarter, we can get beyond the newsstand and into other areas of the world we really care about. We need to raise the full amount in order to comfortably sustain the fulfillment, production and operational needs that Field Art demands.

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    THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT: You'll receive 4 digital issues of Wilder Quarterly.

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    ROOT LEVEL: You'll get one season of Field Art. Also, the latest issue of the print magazine mailed to your door and one digital back issue in your inbox. Thank you so much!

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    SUBSCRIBER: As a thank you, you'll receive a full subscription to Field Art, which includes all four works created over the course of the 1st year. You'll also get the latest print issue of Wilder Quarterly and a package of Wilder Seed Bombs - perfect for planting or giving to a friend.

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    WELCOME TO THE FAMILY - You'll receive a full subscription to Field Art, which includes all four works created over the course of the 1st year. You'll name will be listed as Friend of the program in the print magazine and online. You'll also receive a 1-year subscription to the print magazine and all of our digital back issues. Plus, a Wilder pin for your bag or jacket.

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    GETTIN' WILDER - You'll receive everything at the $75 level, but instead, you are listed as a Patron and it's a 2-year subscription to the print mag. You'll also get a limited edition Wilder Tote Bag and our complete appreciation.

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    PART OF THE PARTY: Many thanks plus everything listed in the $100 reward. As well, you are invited to all of the shows and parties for each edition of Field Art. If you can't make it, we'll send you a memento from the show. You'll have first dibs on any ancillary work the artists create, but that did not make it into the subscription service. This could be an extra photograph, sound file or physical copy that general subscribers will not receive. You'll appear as a Sponsor of the program on the masthead of the magazine and online.

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    LOOKING GOOD: Everything listed in the $300 reward bucket from the bag to the digital editions. However, you are listed as a Benefactor and will receive 3 subscriptions to Field Art give to friends. Wilder is also making a large scale in-home print series with West Elm this year. You'll receive one of these huge wall size prints for your home or office. Also - thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you.

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    GET GROWING: WOW. THANK YOU (yes, we screamed that)! Everything listed in the $300 reward bucket from the bag to the digital editions is yours. Plus, a Patch indoor growing system (we're huge fans) which makes it easy to grow just about anywhere indoors. You'll also receive a bespoke indoor or outdoor garden or food plan created by the Wilder Quarterly horticultural editors. We'll even fit it into your closet if need be. Or, we can design it for a friend of your choosing. You'll appear as a Founding Partner of the program and get 3 subscriptions to Field Art to give to friends.

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    THE BIG KAHUNA: Holy crap! WE LOVE YOU! At this level, you are a presenting partner of the program for one year. This means the byline on press releases, print magazine etc. reads Wilder Quarterly's Field Art presented in association with [your name here]. At the beginning of each season, you'll have lunch with the editor and publisher to discuss ideas for the next round of art and artists. You will be involved in the ongoing curatorial process with our board and have a chance to meet/speak with the artists individually. As a big welcome to the Wilder family, we’ll also shut down one of our favorite Brooklyn restaurants for a private dinner for you and three guests (travel not included). You'll dine with a Wilder expert who will teach you all about the foraging, history and edible joys of the mushroom. The kicker: you'll receive one of everything we create for the next year. That means if we publish a book or make a calendar, we'll send it to you hot off the press. Plus, 10 subscriptions to the magazine and 10 to Field Art to give to your friends, plus everything at the $300 level as well. Whew.

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