The Art of Giving = The Giving of Art Round One

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Bill Rhea

$710 by 11 people

$1,400

Bill Rhea

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In the tradition of the great art patrons, I invite you to become a patron of my work.

I paint so that others can enjoy what I've seen. So I really want my paintings to live with you -- not me. During these challenging financial times, here's my idea for how to make that happen.

I invite you to support one of my paintings. If it's a piece you like, you can become its patron.

Once I have raised the amount of its designated value (less than its sales price) through patronage -- one of you, its patrons, will own it!

To determine the future owner, I will put all of your names in a hat, and Kali will choose the painting's future owner!

Kali (the artist's faithful assistant)

There are five patronage levels:
$10 gets your name entered twice.
$20 gets your name entered four times.
$50 gets you ten times.
And $100 gets your name entered 25 times!

BUT -- should you fall in love with this painting and can't wait to have it, you can also become its owner and patron right here -- at this special value!

Thank you so much for supporting my painting -- be you Gertrude, Isabella, Peggy or Lorenzo! I hope my work brings you as much joy as it does me!

The first painting is: MASSIVE

Supporters

Mark and Christine made a donation

2 weeks ago

$100

Hope we win!

Kathy made a donation

3 weeks ago

$100

You do beautiful work. I love the landscapes

Anna & Craig made a donation

3 weeks ago

$100

We always admire your creations Bill and are happy to contribute. Keep up the great work! All the best to you!

Sandy and Don made a donation

3 weeks ago

$100

Jim Pearson made a donation

3 weeks ago

$100

I'm such an unabashed fan boy of your paintings - and of you of course too you great big steamy hunk of man you. And as you are already aware... the beads signify Rome!

Todd Christensen made a donation

1 month ago

$50

A chance to get an amazing painting from a remarkable artist. Thanks

Edge City made a donation

1 month ago

$50

Edge City was what my late brother Eric named his studio. My wife and I live here now. Scott weston

Lyndy and Andy made a donation

1 month ago

$20

As admirers of your paintings and talent, we are happy to provide a bit of patronage, my liege.

My Dad & Me made a donation

1 month ago

$20

My dad believed that patronage was an essential way to support artist. Here’s a photo of my dad and me in front of the great Sargent at the Gardner in 1967!!

Lee & Susan MacLeod made a donation

1 month ago

$50

As proud owners of two of Bill Rhea’s paintings already, we are happy to become his patrons as well! 😃

JANE STARRETT made a donation

1 month ago

$20

Love this idea! And the Isabella Steward Gardner museum was a favorite while living one winter in Boston. Hope this takes off!

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