Fully Funded Kickstarter Project


Fully funded for a residency in colorado

My Kickstarter campaign is now 100% funded, and it’s all thanks to my generous backers. The time was starting to wind down, I was beginning to get a little nervous, but then several backers jumped in and propelled me across the finish line! This is so exciting and encouraging to have you all on board.

Kickstarter 100% funded
So, I’d like to thank my most recent backers for supporting me in my residency project.
Jim & Ann Panter
Kelly Budesa
Neysa Hardin
Tom Panter
Robbie Reynolds

Thank you all so much (and all my earlier backers too!), I couldn’t do this without you.

Also, remember that I’ll have very limited connection to the internet during the residency, but I’ll do my best to do several updates during my time there to keep you all up to speed on the latest. It’s coming up soon, I’m so excited to begin!

Thank You # 2

It’s been 10 days and we’re 54% there. AWESOME! Remember to keep sharing with your friends and family. Let’s get this thing to 100% (and beyond!).

I also want to thank all my newer backers. I couldn’t do this without you.

Bruce Garrity
Megan Bakke
Mike and Cheryl Chinn

Thank you so much!

Kickstarter Thank You #1

It’s been 5 days and you’ve already brought me so far! 8 backers and 37% funded is such a fantastic start. It also feels great that this group is a mix of friends, family, backers from my last project, and people who just discovered the project. So, I’d like to thank them all right now, and keep in mind all my backers will be also be thanked in the ebook I produce (and distribute as a reward to all backers) and in the photo book that is a reward.

Thank You

Jane Panter
Peter Classetti
Jim Diericks
Sue Satterthwaite
Jason Galloway
Lisa Riefer
Ken Hohing

I really appreciate you all getting this project rolling and supporting me in this artistic venture. I couldn’t do it without you. If you know anyone else who you think might be interested in backing the project, please send them the link. Let’s spread this far and wide together!
Share this link: http://kck.st/1MQqYRM

Kickstarter Thanks: Round 3

It’s been another incredible week for my Kickstarter campaign. We are now officially at 172% funding with $1,035 raised and still another 7 days to go! Thank you so much. I never would have imagined all your support and now I’m actually hopeful that I’ll meet my second stretch goal of $1,200.

In this third “thank you” post I’d like to especially thank the following backers:

  • Sara Reid
  • Steven Landau
  • Marlys Schneider
  • Mandy Wax
  • Jim Diercks

Thank you all so much, your support means the world to me and makes this project more than just a dream. And thank you also to my earlier backers, I’m getting excited not only for the journey, but for the great things I’ll be creating for you while there.

As always, if you’ve got any friends you think would be interested in jumping on in support, send ‘em to my page, http://kck.st/1n8Ygyu


Kickstarter Thank You: Round 2


It’s time to thank some more backers, and I’m super excited for this particular group because they are the ones that pushed me past 100% funding! Thank you so much, I couldn’t have reached my goal without each one of your backings.

  • Jason Galloway
  • Lisa Riefer
  • Brian Santillo
  • Timothy P. Marks
  • Ian Rinestine
  • Phil Sylvester
  • Ryan King
  • Gary DeWulf

In case you missed my update on the Kickstarter page, once I reached the $600 mark I put together a small $100 stretch goal. That money will go toward a pinhole lens for  my digital camera and an intervalometer for the purpose of doing some low-light pinhole photography work when the sun isn’t bright enough to be doing cyanotype (which is strictly a 9-3ish activity, especially when as far north as Canada). The awesome thing is, that new goal was surpassed before I even officially posted it to my Kickstarter project page! So right now the project is 131% funded, or $790. That’s great news! And even better, we still have 15 days left, so I’ve released a second stretch goal.

This stretch goal is for an additional $500 ($1200 total) that would be used to pay for travel, room & board expenses related to this residency.  This will allow the residency to be payed for by generous supporters rather than through money I’ve been saving towards my art practice. And the exciting part of that is that instead I can use that money that I’ve saved and put it towards my future artistic practice, such as new work, submission fees or attending a seminar. So, essentially  this is not only supporting this residency, but also my regular studio practice and artistic pursuits.
Thank you again  to all my backers, your support is greatly appreciated.

Kickstarter Thanks: Round 1

Well, my project has been live for 5 days and its already 72% funded! This is so exciting, but there’s still more to go, so if you’re interested in supporting my project and getting some great rewards, go do it now.

And now, I’ve got some big thanks to give out.

  • Ashley Blair
  • David W. White
  • James J. Brown Jr.
  • Laura Petrovich-Cheney
  • Philip Roberts

Thank you all so much for supporting me and my project. You all are making this happen and I can’t be grateful enough! Thank you!

I also wanted to give an extra special shout out to my friends Laura Petrovich-Cheney and Philip Roberts.
Laura is a fellow New Jersey Artist and a former classmate of mine at Moore. I highly recommend checking out her blog at http://lauracheneyartblog.blogspot.com
Phil is also a friend of mine and a small business owner here in South Jersey. If you’re a fan of handmade, real wood tables and other furniture I recommend checking out what he has to offer at emmorworks.com