Greg Mason Burns is creating a town in the gap between the mass media and the audience.
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patrons

$24
per month
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This is where I present my works-in-progress, my developmental studies, and past works. Patrons can see my progress develop during residencies in patron-only posts, while my weekly studies and older works are patron-only for 21 days before being released to the public.

I need this support help me take the next steps: getting into studio space, buying materials to develop more studies and final works, and spending more time in residency programs. These residencies are essential to my development, learning, and networking.

In general, I take abstract ideas and I develop them into works that can be more easily understood by the general public. It is important to note that several of my projects often mix with each other under the same over-arching project, which is noted below. For example, I spent a year working on minimalist charcoal portraits before that line was combined with Color Field studies to produce minimalist Color Field portraits.

My current project focuses on the gap between the media's message and the audience's understanding of the truth. More specifically, I create works based on the question: what would that gap look like if it were a real place instead of just a concept or state of mind? So I take messages from the media that I think are not completely honest and I ask what would the objects used in these messages look like if they were actually real. I do this mostly with paintings, sculpture, photography, and installation works.

Why would you support me? By becoming a patron, you would be supporting an artist dedicated to increasing critical thinking of the media, expanding transparency, and encouraging dialogues between parties with contrasting ideas. But more importantly you'd be supporting a driven creative goal, one that started with a bad day at the office and ended with a piece of art hanging in a museum. Do you want your name next to that piece as someone who helped me get there? So do I. Let's get started.

(For those of you who don't know me - you can read part one of my story here to get a better idea of who I am and what drives me)


Tiers
Thank You!
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
With this you'll get access to my Patron-Only blog, which will give you insight to "why was this work of art created" posts.


($1 keeps me sane. It tells me, "Yes, someone in this world actually values art").

Free Reusable Greeting Card
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
With this, you'll get the above reward plus a pdf of a reusable greeting card that I'll email to you. Plus you'll get access to more advanced posts to go in-depth into my creative process.


($3 tells me that there are people who support the development of art and not just the success of the final product).


One card sent when contribution amount equals $18.00 (or multiples thereof afterward).

Charcoal Study
$7 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
At this level you'll get the above rewards plus a signed charcoal study of at least 9"x12".  


($7 pays for a new brush or palette or painting knife - the essentials of painting)


All rewards sent when contribution amount equals $42.00 (or multiples thereof afterward).

Color Study
$19 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
With this you'll get the above rewards, plus I'll send you one color study made in either  watercolor, pastel, pencil, or ink. 


(btw - $19/mo is a tube of paint for me - yeah, art is expensive, so thanks!)


All rewards sent when contribution amount equals $114.00 (or multiples thereof afterward).

Goodie Bag
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
All the above rewards, plus once every three months I'll send you a print (about 13"x19"), coffee mug, tote bag, or stationery cards all with my art on it.  Of course I'll give you choices on what's available for each option. 


($25 helps with matting and framing)


One item delivered when contribution level reaches $75.00 or (multiples thereof afterward).

Customized Reward Tier
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Not sure what you want? Let's talk about it. You let me know what you want and I'll let you know how much it'll cost. You'll get the reward once your contribution level reaches the amount that's set.


We can always change mid-stream,but always save emails, especially my response (as I'll save mine, too).

Contributors get Original Art
$40 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
The above rewards, except for the goodie bags, plus once per year I'll send you a signed original work of art (oil, watercolor, or pastel on canvas) at least 9"x"12" in size.


($40 pays for a couple of canvases or boards per month)


 Original art sent after contribution amount equals $480.00 (or multiples thereof afterward). 

Sponsors Get An Original Work Every Year
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You'll get an original 12"x16" oil-on-canvas or board painting, Sponsor Status on my website and at exhibits, a signed charcoal study, and access to future projects on the Patron-only blog.


Plus, you'll get an hour Skype with me each year to discuss pretty much anything to do with my projects "face-to-face". 


($50 helps pay marketing costs, and this in turn helps your original piece of art gain value over time)


Original art sent when contribution amount equals $600.00 (or multiples thereof afterward). Smaller items sent throughout the year.

Goals
$24 of $500 per month
When I hit $500 per month I will be able to rent studio space.This is crucial space for me because right now I'm painting in the spare bedroom. I simply need more room to work on the larger works that I want to create.
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(Para as legendas em Portugues, clique "cc" no video ^^)

This is where I present my works-in-progress, my developmental studies, and past works. Patrons can see my progress develop during residencies in patron-only posts, while my weekly studies and older works are patron-only for 21 days before being released to the public.

I need this support help me take the next steps: getting into studio space, buying materials to develop more studies and final works, and spending more time in residency programs. These residencies are essential to my development, learning, and networking.

In general, I take abstract ideas and I develop them into works that can be more easily understood by the general public. It is important to note that several of my projects often mix with each other under the same over-arching project, which is noted below. For example, I spent a year working on minimalist charcoal portraits before that line was combined with Color Field studies to produce minimalist Color Field portraits.

My current project focuses on the gap between the media's message and the audience's understanding of the truth. More specifically, I create works based on the question: what would that gap look like if it were a real place instead of just a concept or state of mind? So I take messages from the media that I think are not completely honest and I ask what would the objects used in these messages look like if they were actually real. I do this mostly with paintings, sculpture, photography, and installation works.

Why would you support me? By becoming a patron, you would be supporting an artist dedicated to increasing critical thinking of the media, expanding transparency, and encouraging dialogues between parties with contrasting ideas. But more importantly you'd be supporting a driven creative goal, one that started with a bad day at the office and ended with a piece of art hanging in a museum. Do you want your name next to that piece as someone who helped me get there? So do I. Let's get started.

(For those of you who don't know me - you can read part one of my story here to get a better idea of who I am and what drives me)


Recent posts by Greg Mason Burns

Tiers
Thank You!
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
With this you'll get access to my Patron-Only blog, which will give you insight to "why was this work of art created" posts.


($1 keeps me sane. It tells me, "Yes, someone in this world actually values art").

Free Reusable Greeting Card
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
With this, you'll get the above reward plus a pdf of a reusable greeting card that I'll email to you. Plus you'll get access to more advanced posts to go in-depth into my creative process.


($3 tells me that there are people who support the development of art and not just the success of the final product).


One card sent when contribution amount equals $18.00 (or multiples thereof afterward).

Charcoal Study
$7 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
At this level you'll get the above rewards plus a signed charcoal study of at least 9"x12".  


($7 pays for a new brush or palette or painting knife - the essentials of painting)


All rewards sent when contribution amount equals $42.00 (or multiples thereof afterward).

Color Study
$19 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
With this you'll get the above rewards, plus I'll send you one color study made in either  watercolor, pastel, pencil, or ink. 


(btw - $19/mo is a tube of paint for me - yeah, art is expensive, so thanks!)


All rewards sent when contribution amount equals $114.00 (or multiples thereof afterward).

Goodie Bag
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
All the above rewards, plus once every three months I'll send you a print (about 13"x19"), coffee mug, tote bag, or stationery cards all with my art on it.  Of course I'll give you choices on what's available for each option. 


($25 helps with matting and framing)


One item delivered when contribution level reaches $75.00 or (multiples thereof afterward).

Customized Reward Tier
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Not sure what you want? Let's talk about it. You let me know what you want and I'll let you know how much it'll cost. You'll get the reward once your contribution level reaches the amount that's set.


We can always change mid-stream,but always save emails, especially my response (as I'll save mine, too).

Contributors get Original Art
$40 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
The above rewards, except for the goodie bags, plus once per year I'll send you a signed original work of art (oil, watercolor, or pastel on canvas) at least 9"x"12" in size.


($40 pays for a couple of canvases or boards per month)


 Original art sent after contribution amount equals $480.00 (or multiples thereof afterward). 

Sponsors Get An Original Work Every Year
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You'll get an original 12"x16" oil-on-canvas or board painting, Sponsor Status on my website and at exhibits, a signed charcoal study, and access to future projects on the Patron-only blog.


Plus, you'll get an hour Skype with me each year to discuss pretty much anything to do with my projects "face-to-face". 


($50 helps pay marketing costs, and this in turn helps your original piece of art gain value over time)


Original art sent when contribution amount equals $600.00 (or multiples thereof afterward). Smaller items sent throughout the year.