Whether you have been to one of my art openings, purchased my work or just liked a piece of art work I
have posted on Facebook, it has all been a tremendous help in my mental or financial well-being so that
I have been able to continue making art.
Recently, I gained a very exciting opportunity. Chashama, NYC's largest studio program, accepted me into
their studio space in the Brooklyn Army Terminal. It is a huge chance for me to take my career to the
next level. There are well visited open studio days, which attract gallery owners, curators and patrons of
the arts to see what is happening in this bustling artistic community. There are also many other
amenities for me to utilize and grow as an artist.
Fractured Atlas has agreed to be the fiscal sponsor for fund raising for my new studio in Chashama.
Fiscal sponsorship allows patrons of my art to make contributions towards my artistic
efforts through this non-profit organization and have those contributions be tax deductible!
I am calling this project, "New Studio, New Paintings". My new studio is over 300 square feet. It is enough
room for me to make the really big paintings I have wanted to make for years. For a very long time I
have been working out of my home. I have been able to make paintings up to 2 or 3 feet in length. Now I
will make paintings 6 or 7 feet in length! I can do life size subway paintings! I want to make paintings
that will address equality, justice and cultural diversity. It is very exciting. But it will be hard to sustain. It
is a great value for the space, but it is still an extra expense, on top of materials.
If you visit my page on Fractured Atlas, you will see the levels I have outlined and the gifts
you will get in return as a thank you for the contributions you make to my "New Studio, New Paintings" project.
"New Studio, New Paintings" is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service
organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of "New Studio, New Paintings" must be made
payable to Fractured Atlas only. For every contribution I have "thank you gifts" outlined on my profile page.
They include you choosing any piece of art work from my website to be made into a 8 by 10 inch print, among other gifts
involving my art. This is a great chance to help me make new art work, and also to obtain some of my art work, all
If you choose to contribute to me without a thank you gift, the entire
donation will be tax deductible. There is a very easy payment option on the website to facilitate your
contribution. I will be posting every contributor as a patron of mine on my website. So please indicate if
you would like to be anonymous.
This is an incredibly exciting time for me. I hope you join me as I make my best work yet!