Turn Left for Tamales. Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 inches, 2016 by Sarah Atlee.
Hey everybody! I've opened up shop on Patreon, a crowdfunding platform where you can support all manner of creative work, including mine!
Do you love supporting the arts, but maybe don't have the budget to buy a lot of original works? Patreon is the solution for you, one I'm really excited about. I'm always working on something. You can support this ongoing creation by becoming my patron.
How does Patreon work? Read on for some FAQs.
If you're on my email list, you already know about the Launch Pack (and you got a special offer on the price).
Now I have 5 4 3 Launch Packs left for new patrons who pledge $15 or more.
Update: All the Launch Packs have launched! Big, sloppy thanks to all my new patrons.
The Launch Pack
Since I'm produce-ing (ha) a fresh series of food paintings for Cerulean Gallery, I've made you some food-inspired gifts.
If you pledge at the $15 level or higher, you get:
- 3 unique hand-painted postcards
- Sarah's Can We Have Spaghetti? Sauce recipe
- a quilted mug mat made from Authentic Artist Paint Rags
- Now You Got a Stew Goin' - Music for the kitchen
- plus the regular Collectors Club rewards
This is a limited-time offer while supplies last.
To receive your Launch Pack:
1. Go to Patreon.com/SarahAtlee*
* I recommend desktop viewing rather than mobile.
2. Select the $15 pledge or more
3. Reap the rewards.
You may have questions. Here are some answers.
What is Patreon?
Have you ever seen a crowdfunding site like Kickstarter or GoFundMe? Patreon works like these, but instead of giving a big chunk of money all at once, you pledge a monthly amount - a subscription. It's perfect for artists like me who are always creating. And of course, I send you cool stuff.
Here's a 1-minute video explaining how Patreon works.
Do I have to create an account on Patreon?
You may if you wish. You can also login with your Facebook account.
What do I get for becoming a patron?
Lots of good stuff. Mail art, prints, even original works. A few surprises. And you get behind-the-scenes looks that I don't share anywhere else. Pat yourself on the back!
Do patrons get a discount on your art?
Selling my work at a discount would undercut the business of my fabulous galleries, Cerulean and Ro2. So no. The good news is that as a patron, you receive artistic gifts straight from me that you can't get anywhere else.
Does this mean I won't get your newsletter any more?
If you're already on my email &/or snail-mail list, nothing changes. I'll continue sending out bi-monthly news about my projects and upcoming shows. By pledging on Patreon, you'll receive a separate email about once a week when I post something new there.
I don't think Patreon is for me. Are there other ways I can show my support?
Of course! Oodles. You can join my email list. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter. See something you like? Share it with a friend! And you can come see my work in person - more details about this as 2016 rolls on.
Thanks for reading, and for showing your support!