Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Archie - and Please Sponsor Me!

Oil on canvas, 12x12
Sponsor me for $125, and you could win a $350 pet portrait

In just about a week, I leave for Indio, California, and the California Calling Painting Extravaganza! I am quite excited, and hoping that more of you will join the good folks who are already sponsoring me.

They are:

Sarah Scott
Pat Hart
Heather MacLeod
Kathryn Yamartino
Candy and Jeff Buebendorf
Judy Beisler
Sherry Svec
Nancy Russell
Paul Scott
Richard and Mari Hook
Don and Paula Cooper
Catherine Lenoci
Mike and Jill Knaack
Joe Skelly
Sara Harley

Sponsors get art from the trip - and more! Everyone will receive a calendar of paintings I make on the road. You'll get access to the sponsors-only blog, which, this year, will include a number of videos, if all goes well. Sponsors who pitch in $125 or more will receive original art. And everyone who sponsors me at any level gets a chance to win a painting of their choice - from the trip or not.

Here are some testimonials from sponsors of the Tubac and Back trip, which took place in March 2013:

Heather MacLeod: 
I loved the Tubac and Back road trip. My first real road trip was a painting trip to Canada with Carrie in 2010. It was a blast. My next road trip was a honeymoon cross country trip in 2011, through some of the very same places that Carrie painted. So the Tubac trip was a double pleasure for me. I loved looking at all of the paintings posted together at the end of the trip, and had a hard time selecting a favorite. I decided on the sweet Saguaro Cactus. I love it. I am excited to be a part of the California Calling trip as a sponsor, and hope to be an active painting partner in a future trip! 

Kathryn Yamartino:
Sponsoring Carrie's 2013 trip mad me a part of something, a small network of people supporting and following an artist whose work we love! Through the trip blog we learned about her on the road adventures and saw the paintings fresh on the easel! 

Selecting our paintings at the end of the trip was filled with anticipation and excitement and was way better than any of the other "reward" experiences in crowd funding. 

My only wish? That family and friends had given me the gift of a sponsorship too! Two sponsorships would have been twice the fun! Hint hint! 

Carrie's work moves and inspires me. The freedom and movement in her paintings draws me in and dares me to rediscover it again and again. And best of all, Carrie is as generous and passionate a person as she is an artist. 

Sherry Svec: 

I am happy to have progressed from an audience member to a participant of Carrie's road trips by becoming a sponsor. Last year's sponsorship got me an amazing painting of a downpour over Albuquerque. We have been to many of the same places in the country, and her paintings bring me back to each locale. They ring true in my heart. 

To read more about the different levels of sponsorship, and what each brings you, and to sign up, click here: http://jacobson-arts.com/Jacobson_Arts/sponsor_me%21.html

Thank you!

Here's Cynthia, one of my friends, dressed for a happy day of surveying, in Arctic temperatures. 

Here's my friend and collector Nancy Russell, who stopped by beautiful
 downtown Wachapreague for a visit recently.

Dog of the Day

Tucker and Emmi, top, are visiting Cynthia and Kevin and George and Zack, bottom. Looks like everyone is having a rousingly exciting time!

Want your pet to be Dog of the Day? Send a jpg to me at carrieBjacobson@gmail.com

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