Arthur Durkee is creating music, songs, photos, videos, multimedia, & poems
13

patrons

$181
per month

Why am I doing this Patreon?

I serve the world by making art every day. It is the greatest gift I can give; it is what I do best. Art has never been more necessary to our well-being than it is right now.

My creative work has won national and regional awards, and been recognized via gallery exhibitions, concert performances, and publications. My art has been called transformative, mythopoetic, and shamanic.

I practice artistic “crop rotation” in multiple media: songs and choral music; videos; photography; poems; and drawings, illustrations, and calligraphy. I write haiku like leaves falling off the back of a garden cart.

It is time to share my art with you, and I ask for your financial support to make that happen.

The backing you provide helps me buy the gear and art supplies I use. Even more, your help gives me the time I need to make art—for example, to load up the van and travel the country making new photos, videos, songs, and poems. I do some of my best work when inspired by places I’ve never visited before. I ask you to join me on the journey by funding me.

What To Expect When You Join

In return for your support, I hope to surprise and delight you every week with my best new creations, which might include: music recordings and scores; 3 to 5 of my best photos or visual art (more if I’m on fire); a poem from location and experience; or calligraphy of a quote for our times.

Every week I will blog at least twice about life as an artist, and about the creative process and its place in my daily life, as those are impossible to untangle.

Periodically, I will make a short film with my music as soundtrack: for example, an ambient film assembled from my existing library of video segments made all over the United States, especially in the National Parks.

And you’ll get to see my experimental creative work. For example, I have played recently with combining live footage and animated handwriting into brush calligraphy poem-videos.

Rewards and Prizes

As a patron supporting my creativity, you will get first look at my art, including work not shared anywhere else. Much of my art-making yields up physical, tangible products, which you will the have the opportunity to own.

For example, at the end of the month, depending on what level of financial support you provide, you will have the option to receive finished artwork made during the month, which might be a CD or DVD or download of the music and/or videos I made during the month; or, a photo print of the image made during the month that you loved best; or, a work on paper, perhaps a brush pen drawing, or a papier-mâché fine art bowl. Don’t be surprised if I make a piece, than post it with the question, “Who wants this?”

Occasionally I will offer special giveaways, to be announced. And I will offer artistic products free to you as my patrons, whereas people elsewhere will have to buy them.

On a deeper level, I’m not just providing my art, I’m inviting you along on the journey of my artistic experience. I will take you to new places and show them with new eyes. From week to week you might never know what you’re going to get, but the surprise is part of the fun. Whatever I make, wherever I am, I promise to give you my very best, and the highest quality art I can produce.

As I said, I make art every day. I want to share it with you!
Tiers
$2 Basic Patronage
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
  • Thanks for signing up! You get access to patron-only content, both finished work, and blog posts about the creative process. You get to see everything, and feel good about supporting the arts!
$7 Prime Front Row
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
  • You get access to high-quality downloads of MP3s and JPGs. Plus you get to see everything, and feel good about supporting the arts!
$11 Backstage Pass
$11 or more per month 1 patron
  • You get a signed digital poster of your favorite photo posted here, suitable for printing and framing. Plus you get everything available on the lower tiers, and feel good about supporting the arts!
$25 Road Journey Follower
$25 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Your name appears in the Thank You liner notes of my albums, and in the sponsor credits of my videos. Plus you get everything available on the lower tiers.
$50 Mastership
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You will get early downloads of all new releases, and special gifts associated with each release, like handmade packaging or t-shirts. Plus you get everything available on the lower tiers. Thank you!
$100 All Access Pass
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • I will create a personalized song/video just for you! Plus you get everything available on the lower tiers. Thank you for your extra-special support!
Goals
$181 of $500 per month
When I reach $500 per month, I will make available for download my complete album "Road Journal: Return from Elsewhere" (2009), newly remixed and remastered, along with a couple of bonus tracks. Just for you!
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Why am I doing this Patreon?

I serve the world by making art every day. It is the greatest gift I can give; it is what I do best. Art has never been more necessary to our well-being than it is right now.

My creative work has won national and regional awards, and been recognized via gallery exhibitions, concert performances, and publications. My art has been called transformative, mythopoetic, and shamanic.

I practice artistic “crop rotation” in multiple media: songs and choral music; videos; photography; poems; and drawings, illustrations, and calligraphy. I write haiku like leaves falling off the back of a garden cart.

It is time to share my art with you, and I ask for your financial support to make that happen.

The backing you provide helps me buy the gear and art supplies I use. Even more, your help gives me the time I need to make art—for example, to load up the van and travel the country making new photos, videos, songs, and poems. I do some of my best work when inspired by places I’ve never visited before. I ask you to join me on the journey by funding me.

What To Expect When You Join

In return for your support, I hope to surprise and delight you every week with my best new creations, which might include: music recordings and scores; 3 to 5 of my best photos or visual art (more if I’m on fire); a poem from location and experience; or calligraphy of a quote for our times.

Every week I will blog at least twice about life as an artist, and about the creative process and its place in my daily life, as those are impossible to untangle.

Periodically, I will make a short film with my music as soundtrack: for example, an ambient film assembled from my existing library of video segments made all over the United States, especially in the National Parks.

And you’ll get to see my experimental creative work. For example, I have played recently with combining live footage and animated handwriting into brush calligraphy poem-videos.

Rewards and Prizes

As a patron supporting my creativity, you will get first look at my art, including work not shared anywhere else. Much of my art-making yields up physical, tangible products, which you will the have the opportunity to own.

For example, at the end of the month, depending on what level of financial support you provide, you will have the option to receive finished artwork made during the month, which might be a CD or DVD or download of the music and/or videos I made during the month; or, a photo print of the image made during the month that you loved best; or, a work on paper, perhaps a brush pen drawing, or a papier-mâché fine art bowl. Don’t be surprised if I make a piece, than post it with the question, “Who wants this?”

Occasionally I will offer special giveaways, to be announced. And I will offer artistic products free to you as my patrons, whereas people elsewhere will have to buy them.

On a deeper level, I’m not just providing my art, I’m inviting you along on the journey of my artistic experience. I will take you to new places and show them with new eyes. From week to week you might never know what you’re going to get, but the surprise is part of the fun. Whatever I make, wherever I am, I promise to give you my very best, and the highest quality art I can produce.

As I said, I make art every day. I want to share it with you!

Recent posts by Arthur Durkee

Tiers
$2 Basic Patronage
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
  • Thanks for signing up! You get access to patron-only content, both finished work, and blog posts about the creative process. You get to see everything, and feel good about supporting the arts!
$7 Prime Front Row
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
  • You get access to high-quality downloads of MP3s and JPGs. Plus you get to see everything, and feel good about supporting the arts!
$11 Backstage Pass
$11 or more per month 1 patron
  • You get a signed digital poster of your favorite photo posted here, suitable for printing and framing. Plus you get everything available on the lower tiers, and feel good about supporting the arts!
$25 Road Journey Follower
$25 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Your name appears in the Thank You liner notes of my albums, and in the sponsor credits of my videos. Plus you get everything available on the lower tiers.
$50 Mastership
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You will get early downloads of all new releases, and special gifts associated with each release, like handmade packaging or t-shirts. Plus you get everything available on the lower tiers. Thank you!
$100 All Access Pass
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • I will create a personalized song/video just for you! Plus you get everything available on the lower tiers. Thank you for your extra-special support!