Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
I just wanted to share this wonderful UPDATE on the help that I needed for the residency! I have been FULLY funded by multiple sources (I won't share all of them here). I actually have more than I asked for! Which will go towards seeing some of the sights (like the summit of Mauna Kea).
I made the order for the paints and solvents this morning! YAY!!
THANK YOU ALL so very much for such generous hearts and kindness! The Lord is so gracious (and would have still been gracious if I got the help or not). I am just so excited to tell you all this!
IF YOU STILL WISH TO GIVE please know that it's not necessary but that I will en devour to use the help for something art related! It actually gives me a little more freedom to see some things I would not see. But it's certainly NOT necessary!
Again, THANK YOU! I could not do this without you all. I have been so humbled by this kindness! Please pray for me to enjoy my time with the Lord and with my sweet family. I give Him all the praise for what love He has lavished on us.
I am so pleased to share that I have been accepted to my third residency with the National Parks Arts Foundation! I will be traveling to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and staying from Mid-December to January 9th. I’m so excited!
The residency came with a place to stay and a generous stipend that I was able to use towards my flight and to pay for the food while I’m there (I plan to visit the Farmers Markets and cook). As I’ve been reading about Hawaii I have learned that even groceries are higher than in mainland USA.
I decided that I would try to see if any of my art supporters would be interested in helping me with two specific needs:
1) I need a rental car while I’m there and although I have money to pay for part of it I don’t have enough to pay for the entire month.
2) I will need to purchase the oil paints, solvents and mediums in Hawaii. I will be taking the travel easel, brushes and canvas panels but the other supplies are considered a hazard and could possibly be taken by TSA. When I looked into shipping the supplies there it would cost me about the same as just buying them. I have already found a great store in Kona (Akamai Art) that carries the artist supplies that I like and use.
My goal is to raise $1000 - $1500 for the trip.
I am happy to give some incentives for your kind help.
One of the best ways to support me is to buy some of my art from these galleries:
Mary Tomas Gallery in Dallas
Joseph Gierek Fine Art in Tulsa or
Waterfall Mansion in New York.
I am also willing to make a little “gift book” of the sketches I will be doing while I’m at the Park. This will ONLY be free for the Patrons of the trip. Please indicate in your email if you wish to have one. They won't be available until after February of 2020.
Lastly, if anyone is willing to donate $150 or more I would be pleased to teach a three hour workshop on color in oil. I have to stipulate that the person(s) need to be in the Dallas area and the class must be held in November of this year.
THANK YOU for your kind friendships and prayers. Every trip has been such an adventure. I look forward to taking you all (as my community of love) with me on this journey.
I apologize for not having a Paypal button or something easier for you to donate to. When I looked into crowd funding sights they took a nice chunk of money from the pool and there were some hassles to doing it. I am crunched for time.
You can contact me: Dawn@dawnsartsite.com
and I can either send you the address to mail to or you can use this email for Paypal.