Crystal Neubauer is creating Art, Writing, Teaching, Community
19
patrons
$380
per month
I am an author and gallery represented mid-career working artist, whose main medium is collage and mixed media.

I've traveled the country in a teaching capacity, sharing my love, not only for the art that I am making, but how the process of creating connects the artist to the authentic place inside of them to discover their own unique voice.

The artist's intuition. That place of knowing. The place we all have inside that recognizes what is right and true, even when we don't know how to speak it.

I collect bits and pieces salvaged from old books and packaging material. Ephemera from lives past, and everyday flotsam most people would view as trash. As I move this material around the work table creating my designs, I marvel as I discover the humanity in each scrap.

Elevated worth as art. Previously unrecognized for the beauty it contains.

And in the process of creating, I recognize my own humanity, the worth within my own being, and the worth of all of humanity around me.

I seek to create an inner dialogue and an outward conversation around the issue of self-worth and the perception of value through the use of the salvaged materials in my art.

I am ever aware of, and grateful for the support I receive as an artist, whether it is from the collector who connects with my work and purchases it for their office or home, the life-long learner who comes to the table in a workshop capacity to listen to me speak and learn the processes I share, or the reader of my words who reaches out to tell me how my writing impacted them. I delight in seeing those "Aha moments" coming to light in others.

After years of living life with a chronic illness, symptoms have increasingly become more difficult to manage, and a recent diagnosis has necessitated the decision to shift my energies from teaching workshops in person, in my studio and across the country, to those I'll be able to host online.

This shift will require time creating samples, shooting process footage in my studio, and developing video and written content. As a Patreon, you help make this transition and production possible.

Supporting me on Patreon is not a one way relationship. Through helping me achieve my goals as an artist, I can help you discover and pursue your own. You'll have access to exclusive content on the Patreon blog including the raw video footage that I shoot in preparing the online courses, writings and blog posts geared toward working out the themes. As videos are edited into their presentation form, many will be available for exclusive preview by Patreons.

In addition to the exclusive blog access and content, you'll have entrance to my private Facebook group. A place for past students and Patreons to gather and share. A virtual round table, if you will.

A place to talk about goals, develop your artistic style, talk about technique, marketing and promotion, finding gallery representation or a publisher, share your work in a safe and affirming environment, and network with other artists as you grow.

Whether you are already an accomplished artist, or just beginning a journey of discovery, you belong. Together we will celebrate each other's accomplishments, encourage each other's dreams, recognize each other's strengths and accept each other's weaknesses in an affirming way.

Patreons and Peers. Let's do this thing together. There is room for us all at the table.

With love and gratitude,
Crystal

 



Tiers
$5 Bucks, Big Aww Shucks!
$5 or more per month
A great big virtual hug to you! You are a Patreon and get bragging rights for supporting the arts!


But really, you deserve more than that, you also get:

  • Access to my Patreon Only blog with updates and images of what is happening in the Patreons and Peers group, updates on my travel and events, and inspirational tidbits and observations.


$10 Group Access via Scholarship
$10 or more per month
This tier is a need based scholarship level, supported by the upper tier contributions, for access to the Facebook Group (described at the $20 level): 


  • Access to the Patreon Group on Facebook for those who cannot meet the $20 per month fee. No application or special request necessary- you self assess your need on an honor basis and simply opt in at the $10 level until you feel able to commit to the regular rate.  Group members will not be privy to knowing what level each of the other members has opted in under.  
  • Access to my Patreon Only blog with updates and images of what we are doing in the Patreons and Peers group, updates on my travel and events, and inspirational tidbits and observations.


$20 Private Facebook Beta Group
$20 or more per month
All tier incentives will revolve around the Beta Group on Facebook.  


Over the course of the next 6 - 12 months, I am committed to creating at least two different ecourses. Members of the Private Facebook Beta Group will have first access to the material that I write and film. 


Highlights of the group include:

  • Belong to Beta group for first glimpse at written and video material for at least two ecourses. One will be based on my book; "The Art of Expressive Collage: Techniques For Creating With Paper and Glue" and the other will include brushmaking and mark making, asemic writing, etc.
  • The content will be offered as I create it, not necessarily in the same order of the final completed ecourse, with written content being on approximately every other week basis, and new video content monthly.  
  • As Patreons in the Beta group, your feedback and input about the content being presented will be valuable,  comments and feedback in the group by participants will help to shape the final product. 
  • Participants will be encouraged to upload their own art to the group as we proceed. This is especially valuable to me as I determine how the group is responding to the course work and to each of you to receive affirmation and feedback on your own process. 
  • Schedules for the content will be flexible and will allow for the travel schedule I need to maintain for onsite workshops and shows.  
  • When it is not possible for new content to be uploaded in a timely manner (ie - when I am on the road or working on a physical deadline) - I will offer live facebook tours of my studio, share what is on the worktable, talk about the process I'm working through, as a replacement. 
  • Occasional random live "webcasts".
  • Exclusive blog posts on the Patreon Blog. 
  • Peer-to-peer interaction, encouragement, setting goals, discussions, celebrations, creative community, etc. 

 

  • Access to my Patreon Only blog with updates and images of what we are doing in the Patreons and Peers group, updates on my travel and events, and inspirational tidbits and observations.
  • Your name will be listed in the acknowledgements section of the final ecourse material when released to the general public.
$25 Group Membership with Your Blog Link
$25 or more per month
This level is all that, and a slice of bread! Members at the $25 level will receive:
  • Membership to my private Facebook group, Patreons and Peers. (see the $20 level and my Patreon overview page for details)
  • Name listed in acknowledgements on final ecourse material + link back to your own website or blog. 

 

  • Access to my Patreon Only blog with updates and images of what we are doing in the Patreons and Peers group, updates on my travel and events, and inspirational tidbits and observations.
$40 Silver Level Sponsor Group Member
$40 or more per month
Be still my heart, you are a generous patron of the arts!
  • Membership in my Patreons and Peers private Facebook group (see $20 tier and my Patreon overview page for details)
  • Name listed in acknowledgements of final ecourse materials as a Silver Level Sponsor + link back to your own website or blog. 
  • A hearty dose of Gratitude! Silver Level contributors are helping to cover the scholarship level members. ♥♥♥ 

 

  • Access to my Patreon Only blog with updates and images of what we are doing in the Patreons and Peers group, updates on my travel and events, and inspirational tidbits and observations.
$60 Group Member with An Arty Friend!
$60 or more per month
You're in it to win it! $60 membership level gets you:
  • Membership in my Patreons and Peers private Facebook group (see $20 tier and my Patreon overview page for details)
  • Membership in Patreons and Peers Private Group for a friend - all the benefits for you plus group access for an arty friend or family member! 
  • Name listed in acknowledgements of final ecourse materials as a Gold Level Sponsor + link back to your own website or blog. 
  • A hearty dose of Gratitude! Gold Level contributors are also helping to cover the scholarship level members. ♥♥♥ 
  • Access to my Patreon Only blog with updates and images of what we are doing in the Patreons and Peers group, updates on my travel and events, and inspirational tidbits and observations.
Goals
$380 of $600 per month
My studio is a magical place. I've recently expanded it to just over 1000+sf to accommodate the large works that I've been creating and make it more feasible to host workshops and events. It isn't just a place for me to make art, it is the place I want to build community. At this level, I can maintain the studio rent and minor expenses + continue to open the virtual doors to you in the Patreons and Peers private group online. Artists need to feel connected to be able to reach their fullest potential. Think of the private group as having a space in the building where you can walk down the hall when you've been isolated in your own studio too long. My current group focus is sharing content for future ecourses as I've written or produced it. The group is a Beta environment, first responders, if you will, to the material I am developing for online workshops.
There are also occasional live broadcasts, archived videos and previous broadcasts with demos available for repeat viewing, group discussions, art sharing, problem solving, goal setting and achievement. Helping me keep my studio doors open will help this community thrive.
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I am an author and gallery represented mid-career working artist, whose main medium is collage and mixed media.

I've traveled the country in a teaching capacity, sharing my love, not only for the art that I am making, but how the process of creating connects the artist to the authentic place inside of them to discover their own unique voice.

The artist's intuition. That place of knowing. The place we all have inside that recognizes what is right and true, even when we don't know how to speak it.

I collect bits and pieces salvaged from old books and packaging material. Ephemera from lives past, and everyday flotsam most people would view as trash. As I move this material around the work table creating my designs, I marvel as I discover the humanity in each scrap.

Elevated worth as art. Previously unrecognized for the beauty it contains.

And in the process of creating, I recognize my own humanity, the worth within my own being, and the worth of all of humanity around me.

I seek to create an inner dialogue and an outward conversation around the issue of self-worth and the perception of value through the use of the salvaged materials in my art.

I am ever aware of, and grateful for the support I receive as an artist, whether it is from the collector who connects with my work and purchases it for their office or home, the life-long learner who comes to the table in a workshop capacity to listen to me speak and learn the processes I share, or the reader of my words who reaches out to tell me how my writing impacted them. I delight in seeing those "Aha moments" coming to light in others.

After years of living life with a chronic illness, symptoms have increasingly become more difficult to manage, and a recent diagnosis has necessitated the decision to shift my energies from teaching workshops in person, in my studio and across the country, to those I'll be able to host online.

This shift will require time creating samples, shooting process footage in my studio, and developing video and written content. As a Patreon, you help make this transition and production possible.

Supporting me on Patreon is not a one way relationship. Through helping me achieve my goals as an artist, I can help you discover and pursue your own. You'll have access to exclusive content on the Patreon blog including the raw video footage that I shoot in preparing the online courses, writings and blog posts geared toward working out the themes. As videos are edited into their presentation form, many will be available for exclusive preview by Patreons.

In addition to the exclusive blog access and content, you'll have entrance to my private Facebook group. A place for past students and Patreons to gather and share. A virtual round table, if you will.

A place to talk about goals, develop your artistic style, talk about technique, marketing and promotion, finding gallery representation or a publisher, share your work in a safe and affirming environment, and network with other artists as you grow.

Whether you are already an accomplished artist, or just beginning a journey of discovery, you belong. Together we will celebrate each other's accomplishments, encourage each other's dreams, recognize each other's strengths and accept each other's weaknesses in an affirming way.

Patreons and Peers. Let's do this thing together. There is room for us all at the table.

With love and gratitude,
Crystal

 



Recent posts by Crystal Neubauer

Tiers
$5 Bucks, Big Aww Shucks!
$5 or more per month
A great big virtual hug to you! You are a Patreon and get bragging rights for supporting the arts!


But really, you deserve more than that, you also get:

  • Access to my Patreon Only blog with updates and images of what is happening in the Patreons and Peers group, updates on my travel and events, and inspirational tidbits and observations.


$10 Group Access via Scholarship
$10 or more per month
This tier is a need based scholarship level, supported by the upper tier contributions, for access to the Facebook Group (described at the $20 level): 


  • Access to the Patreon Group on Facebook for those who cannot meet the $20 per month fee. No application or special request necessary- you self assess your need on an honor basis and simply opt in at the $10 level until you feel able to commit to the regular rate.  Group members will not be privy to knowing what level each of the other members has opted in under.  
  • Access to my Patreon Only blog with updates and images of what we are doing in the Patreons and Peers group, updates on my travel and events, and inspirational tidbits and observations.


$20 Private Facebook Beta Group
$20 or more per month
All tier incentives will revolve around the Beta Group on Facebook.  


Over the course of the next 6 - 12 months, I am committed to creating at least two different ecourses. Members of the Private Facebook Beta Group will have first access to the material that I write and film. 


Highlights of the group include:

  • Belong to Beta group for first glimpse at written and video material for at least two ecourses. One will be based on my book; "The Art of Expressive Collage: Techniques For Creating With Paper and Glue" and the other will include brushmaking and mark making, asemic writing, etc.
  • The content will be offered as I create it, not necessarily in the same order of the final completed ecourse, with written content being on approximately every other week basis, and new video content monthly.  
  • As Patreons in the Beta group, your feedback and input about the content being presented will be valuable,  comments and feedback in the group by participants will help to shape the final product. 
  • Participants will be encouraged to upload their own art to the group as we proceed. This is especially valuable to me as I determine how the group is responding to the course work and to each of you to receive affirmation and feedback on your own process. 
  • Schedules for the content will be flexible and will allow for the travel schedule I need to maintain for onsite workshops and shows.  
  • When it is not possible for new content to be uploaded in a timely manner (ie - when I am on the road or working on a physical deadline) - I will offer live facebook tours of my studio, share what is on the worktable, talk about the process I'm working through, as a replacement. 
  • Occasional random live "webcasts".
  • Exclusive blog posts on the Patreon Blog. 
  • Peer-to-peer interaction, encouragement, setting goals, discussions, celebrations, creative community, etc. 

 

  • Access to my Patreon Only blog with updates and images of what we are doing in the Patreons and Peers group, updates on my travel and events, and inspirational tidbits and observations.
  • Your name will be listed in the acknowledgements section of the final ecourse material when released to the general public.
$25 Group Membership with Your Blog Link
$25 or more per month
This level is all that, and a slice of bread! Members at the $25 level will receive:
  • Membership to my private Facebook group, Patreons and Peers. (see the $20 level and my Patreon overview page for details)
  • Name listed in acknowledgements on final ecourse material + link back to your own website or blog. 

 

  • Access to my Patreon Only blog with updates and images of what we are doing in the Patreons and Peers group, updates on my travel and events, and inspirational tidbits and observations.
$40 Silver Level Sponsor Group Member
$40 or more per month
Be still my heart, you are a generous patron of the arts!
  • Membership in my Patreons and Peers private Facebook group (see $20 tier and my Patreon overview page for details)
  • Name listed in acknowledgements of final ecourse materials as a Silver Level Sponsor + link back to your own website or blog. 
  • A hearty dose of Gratitude! Silver Level contributors are helping to cover the scholarship level members. ♥♥♥ 

 

  • Access to my Patreon Only blog with updates and images of what we are doing in the Patreons and Peers group, updates on my travel and events, and inspirational tidbits and observations.
$60 Group Member with An Arty Friend!
$60 or more per month
You're in it to win it! $60 membership level gets you:
  • Membership in my Patreons and Peers private Facebook group (see $20 tier and my Patreon overview page for details)
  • Membership in Patreons and Peers Private Group for a friend - all the benefits for you plus group access for an arty friend or family member! 
  • Name listed in acknowledgements of final ecourse materials as a Gold Level Sponsor + link back to your own website or blog. 
  • A hearty dose of Gratitude! Gold Level contributors are also helping to cover the scholarship level members. ♥♥♥ 
  • Access to my Patreon Only blog with updates and images of what we are doing in the Patreons and Peers group, updates on my travel and events, and inspirational tidbits and observations.