C. E. Monds

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Love Jar

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$2
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If you've ever been to my class at that lovely feminist bookstore, or tipped a bartender at one of the Honeycomb Haven art-centered events I've hosted, you know the "Love box" is where you give your donations, your tips, your extra love & appreciation in the form of $.

This $2 tier makes it easier to subscribe if you're on a limited budget, but still want to show appreciation for my work.

  • Access to patron-only content
  • Occasional behind the scenes footage.

Be About it!

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$5
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There are so many people that have shown up at every exhibition (or most), have increased my visibility, who've volunteered at shows in order to experience the work, who's friendship was sparked by seeing my art, vision, performances, and thought patterns. Some of these folks have also been unable to purchase final works (let's face it, most pro photographers can't afford our OWN work for a time).

To these folks, I'm deeply grateful for you seeing me. This $5 tier is also made to be accessible while putting a greater investment into the creation of my work. Because you believe in it.
  • All previous rewards
  • See works in progress
  • Participate in patron-only polls

Starving Artist Fund

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$15
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Ok, I'm not starving [this month]. But, that's only because I grow food & have a great community that also keeps me fed.

This one's for the folks who champion art activism, who know that many Black artists were educators & activists before #artivism became a hashtag, who understand that artists create culture and move movement work, and who see that Black women in the arts have significantly less reach and clout simply due to a slew of intersecting issues that limit resources and access to better quality materials for creating.

This $15 tier is almost like paying your monthly Spotify or Tidal subscription, only you're putting the money directly in the hands of an independent artist so she can create more quality work. Go you!

  • All previous rewards
  • Patron-only livestreams + Q&A

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About C. E. Monds

I'm Crystal E. Monds, a southern born creative merging the intrinsic cultural powers of visual arts and healing arts.

I work to blend my education in both fine arts and traditional healing arts to produce work that is culturally aware and uplifting to the many intersecting identities I identify with. As a Black queer woman with Creole roots, I work to consistently make people like me more visible in the art world and in fine art exhibit spaces. Because our everyday experiences are often unseen by those not like us, I want to create the work that speaks to us specifically, that features us, and that comes from a familiar place of experience.

Each person who has supported my work over the last decade, and those who are new to my work are helping to carve more space in the industry for stories like ours. With each new supporter and each new resource, the process of creating these works becomes more accessible and streamlined, so that we may create with abundance. I am grateful for each step forward.

Art is cultural education. Art is healing. Art is activism. Art is storytelling.
These are how we have continued to survive and thrive.
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$16.80 of $100 per month
At this level I will be able to purchase continuous lighting to expand my video work.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 21 exclusive posts
48
Images
5
Links
1
Livestream
2
Videos

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