Sierra Sanchez is creating visual art and music
5

patrons

$96
per month

Every day I create something.


I firmly believe my entire purpose as an individual and a member of society is to create. I make work because I know that one piece can change the way someone considers their life or perceives the world around them.

I make everything on my own:
  • I build my own canvas stretchers with lumber I cut by hand 
  • The prints I create are all hand-drawn and "burned" on an exposure unit my boyfriend and I built together 
  • I cut and bind my own sketchbooks and pocketbooks
  • My reference photos I use to guide the composition of a painting are all taken with my Canon 60D; I carve out a day to arrange a photo shoot in my house just for references
  • I produce original music by using samples I specifically record for the project alone


I am already an artist!


But my ultimate dream is to be a full-time studio artist-- someone who manages a self-sustaining art practice as a career.


Everything I am and do revolves around the act of creating or making more time, money and energy to create.

I need you to help me take my career one step further!


I currently operate on a paper-thin budget, working primarily in a damp little basement and my dining-room-turned-print-shop.

Some things that are financially inaccessible to me are:

  • Studio space
    • I work in my basement, which is damp and has close-to-no ventilation
      (really bad for oil painting!) 
  • Materials
    • I almost always have to scale down my work in order to afford the materials; even so, I barely get by.
  • Research trips to NYC
    • New York City is only 3 1/2 hours away from where I live. Most of my classmates can go to NYC to see gallery and museum shows to further their practice. I can't. 

I need the support of someone special, someone who believes in my work and the impact all that work will make on the world, and I believe that someone is you. 

Throw in a $5 tip to help me afford space, time, and materials!


  
 
I will always make work, but your contributions can help determine what that might look like.

Still on the fence? Take a look at what I love to make:


Thank you so much for all your support!

Tiers
Third Eye
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to the patron-only feed including behind-the-scenes photos, early sneak-peaks of fresh printed, drawn or painted work, written musings on art-making and life, and works-in-progress.
Collector
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
  • Access to the patron-only feed
  • Collectible trading card featuring some of my most recent work, sent monthly.
Coupon
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Access to the patron-only feed
  • Collectible trading card featuring some of my most recent work, sent monthly.
  • Discounts on original work in my BigCartel (online store)
A Gift
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to the patron-only feed
  • Collectible trading card featuring some of my most recent work, sent monthly.
  • Discounts on original work in my BigCartel (online store)
  • Mystery Box: Every month I put together a little box of interesting studio tid-bits and send them to you! It could be sketches, a piece of a sculpture, a tiny painting, a CD with an unreleased song, a framed photograph and a hand-written story, etc. 
Goals
$96 of $100 per month
Safety Net

$100 a month gives me a little wiggle room to buy everyday supplies, i.e. lumber for stretchers, emulsion remover for the print shop, ink, pencils, paper, canvas, materials I use on a daily basis. 



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Every day I create something.


I firmly believe my entire purpose as an individual and a member of society is to create. I make work because I know that one piece can change the way someone considers their life or perceives the world around them.

I make everything on my own:
  • I build my own canvas stretchers with lumber I cut by hand 
  • The prints I create are all hand-drawn and "burned" on an exposure unit my boyfriend and I built together 
  • I cut and bind my own sketchbooks and pocketbooks
  • My reference photos I use to guide the composition of a painting are all taken with my Canon 60D; I carve out a day to arrange a photo shoot in my house just for references
  • I produce original music by using samples I specifically record for the project alone


I am already an artist!


But my ultimate dream is to be a full-time studio artist-- someone who manages a self-sustaining art practice as a career.


Everything I am and do revolves around the act of creating or making more time, money and energy to create.

I need you to help me take my career one step further!


I currently operate on a paper-thin budget, working primarily in a damp little basement and my dining-room-turned-print-shop.

Some things that are financially inaccessible to me are:

  • Studio space
    • I work in my basement, which is damp and has close-to-no ventilation
      (really bad for oil painting!) 
  • Materials
    • I almost always have to scale down my work in order to afford the materials; even so, I barely get by.
  • Research trips to NYC
    • New York City is only 3 1/2 hours away from where I live. Most of my classmates can go to NYC to see gallery and museum shows to further their practice. I can't. 

I need the support of someone special, someone who believes in my work and the impact all that work will make on the world, and I believe that someone is you. 

Throw in a $5 tip to help me afford space, time, and materials!


  
 
I will always make work, but your contributions can help determine what that might look like.

Still on the fence? Take a look at what I love to make:


Thank you so much for all your support!

Recent posts by Sierra Sanchez

Tiers
Third Eye
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to the patron-only feed including behind-the-scenes photos, early sneak-peaks of fresh printed, drawn or painted work, written musings on art-making and life, and works-in-progress.
Collector
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
  • Access to the patron-only feed
  • Collectible trading card featuring some of my most recent work, sent monthly.
Coupon
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Access to the patron-only feed
  • Collectible trading card featuring some of my most recent work, sent monthly.
  • Discounts on original work in my BigCartel (online store)
A Gift
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to the patron-only feed
  • Collectible trading card featuring some of my most recent work, sent monthly.
  • Discounts on original work in my BigCartel (online store)
  • Mystery Box: Every month I put together a little box of interesting studio tid-bits and send them to you! It could be sketches, a piece of a sculpture, a tiny painting, a CD with an unreleased song, a framed photograph and a hand-written story, etc.