I Have the Art Spirit!

Three artists need funds to launch Universal Art Movement to Inspire, Embrace and Awaken the Art Spirit in everyone. Perks are prints, sculpture, music & more
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Tawnya Knight
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Bend, Oregon
United States
3 Team Members

Last Friday 09/27/13 Steven Knight passed from this earthly world. A beloved Husband, Dad, Son and Grandfather, and an artist that poured his soul into his creations. His death was sudden and tragic, and has affected so many people. Often beauty and tragedy are intertwined. We are still reeling from his passing, but we feel him with us and all around us. His will live on through his wife Laurel, his seven children, four grandchildren and the scores of people that he touched. His last art piece "Transcendence" will continue to inspire the art spirit in others, and his incredible body of sculptural works will impact and move people for generations to come. 

We are grieving as a family, but we will honor your contributions to our campaign, and send the perks when we find some order amongst this tragic chaos. Please be patient with us. If you prefer a refund for your contribution, please let us know. If you do not wish to receive a perk, but would like to contribute to assist our family during this difficult time, we sincerely appreciate that as well. 

We will be casting Steven's last incredible art piece "Transcendence" in the near future through a new campaign that will share his art legacy with the world. If you wish to be notified of this in the future, please send an email with your information to webforms@artbyknight.com

My dad's dream was to share his art with the world, bring beauty into life and help inspire others to live their art spirit. Please help us honor him by living your art spirit and embracing life and love to the fullest. Thank you. ~Tawnya Knight


  WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

"I Have the Art Spirit" was created by a family and team of artists; husband, wife and daughter.  We have combined our artistic passions of sculpture, painting and music, all with a common theme of  “I Have the Art Spirit”. We are here to start a MOVEMENT...a world wide Art Spirit movement....and it begins, with you!

We want to Inspire everyone to recognize their unique gifts.
We wish for every human being to Embrace their own creative energy, and those of others.
And we encourage each and every one of you that are still searching for your purpose, to find and Awaken your art spirit!
We are humbly inviting you to be a part of this Universal Movement.  


     WHY WE NEED YOU!

Our goal is to accomplish a life-long dream of being able to get our art directly to you -- those who embrace the Art Spirit. Through Indiegogo we can finally reach out to all of you around the world! Our journeys haven't always been focused on living our Art Spirit, as many of you can likely identify with. With this campaign, we have now laid it on the line and we are pursuing what we were born to do! But we need your help to go forward.  Your generous contributions will help the Art Spirit Movement to gain traction and provide us with the ability to continue to create meaningful art that anyone can own and enjoy.  You will also be instrumental in establishing IHaveTheArtSpirit.com.  The website will be born of this campaign, and will create the platform for people anywhere, to share, support and embrace their creativity.


MEET THE ARTISTS!

(Click names to view the individual videos for each artist's creation)

Steven L. Knight is an accomplished classical, figurative realist sculptor. He has lived a very colorful and diversified life. Steven grew up in a rural environment, spending years in the beauty of nature, surrounded by incredible wildlife and majestic horses. His connection to this special period in his life is evident in his extensive body of sculptural work. He is also a dad and grandpa, an avid outdoors-man, and loves his quiet time to reflect on the beauty of the world. Steven has shown in major galleries, has his line of relief bronze belt buckles circulating the world, and is now continuing his journey with “I Have the Art Spirit”.

Laurel Knight is a dynamic and passionate individual. She is a voracious reader, always hungry for knowledge or a new experience. Laurel takes pleasure in the little things, from the laughter of a young child, or the enjoyable antics of a mischievous squirrel, to the light breeze on a sunny summer day. She has built quite a diverse body of works, which were inspired by her many years as a mother and grandmother, as well as her love for the old masters and the great outdoors. Now that all of her children are grown, Laurel has finally turned her full creative energy to her oil painting, and is fully expressing her artistry through this campaign.

Tawnya Knight is a person of many interests as well as the Creative Director at Art by Knight. She grew up singing & performing in live musicals, and eventually turned toward the art of sales. She has since returned to her first love of music and art, and is able to express her passion through “I Have the Art Spirit”. Tawnya spent happy years growing up in the wild beauty of Montana, and after 11 years in Southern California, has found her heart in sunny Central Oregon. Tawnya spends her time with her family at Art by Knight; directing social media and creative aspects of the business, writing poetry, working on music, and making hand-crafted jewelry.


"The Spirit of Art" ~ Canvas Prints

A gorgeous Limited Edition Triptych (3 paintings) that represent the stages of the Art Spirit journey. Each is indicative of the Art Spirit, by the gesture, design, and name of the piece. Be uplifted by "Inspire", be elevated by "Embrace", and be enlightened by"Awaken".See the Perks to select the individual prints, or the complete triptych! Note: You may choose from the Full Color, the Black & White or Sepia Glow! Your specific choice will be handled in the order survey, which we'll send after the campaign ends.

"Inspire" ~ Full Size Image for Better Viewing of Details

"Embrace" ~ Full Size Image for Better Viewing of Details

"Awaken" ~ Full Size Image for Better Viewing of Details

"The Spirit of Art"  in Full Original Color

"The Spirit of Art"  in Black and White

"The Spirit of Art"  in Sepia Glow

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Whatever Lifts Your Spirit ~ Canvas Prints

While we hope that "The Spirit of Art" moves you....we realize that not everyone is lifted by the same thing. So we are bringing these fan favorites to you, our contributors, at super special pricing!  These Specially Selected Prints are sure to warm your heart, bring back memories, or intrigue your guests.  Note: Your specific choice will be handled in the order survey, which we'll send after the campaign ends.


"Ocean's Symphony" a passionate and powerful seascape Fine Art Print!

"Twist of Fate" a figurative Fine Art Print portraying everyday working men, that look intriguingly familiar!  See if you can recognize them all!!

"Beyond the Bend" a colorful and vibrant idyllic landscape Fine Art Print!

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Mini Masterpieces ~ Archival Canvas Prints

From the captured beauty and innocence of childhood, the special moments in life frozen in time and the majestic tranquility of mother nature and the great outdoors...get your Mini Masterpieces and own tiny treasures that will bring joy and beauty for many years to come!
These Mini Masterpieces are true fine art, yet small enough to fit anywhere! Display them all, or one-at-a-time for a fresh perspective. They make fabulous and unique gifts! Get five mini's for only $50! Christmas shopping? Knock out that list with the $100 perk and get 12 of these Mini Masterpieces!
Printed on Archival Canvas with the same level of quality as our large prints! Mounted on acid-free backer board, and UV coated for extreme longevity. Printed and signed by the Artist, Laurel Knight.

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"Transcendence" ~ Fine Art Bronze Sculpture

This magnificent and sweeping piece, represents your own personal creative freedom and the spiritual connection to the Art Spirit.  Spread your wings to fly, and know that because of our shared Spirits....you are never alone!  "Transcendence", shown here in the original clay, will be cast in bronze using the lost wax casting method, and mounted on a beautiful solid black granite base. Your finished Bronze Art will last the centuries.

The sizes are as follows:

Full Size (100%) Bronze Sculpture measures 22" high (on a 1 1/4" thick black granite base), and 23" wide (wing tip to wing tip).  

3/4th Size (75% reduction) Bronze Sculpture measures 16.5" high (on a 1 1/4" thick black granite base), and 17.25" wide (wing tip to wing tip). 

1/2 Size (50% reduction) Bronze Sculpture measures 11" high (on a 1 1/4" thick black granite base), and 11.5" wide (wing tip to wing tip). 

All three sizes are available in three stunning patina (color) options.  Patination: The coloring of a Bronze Sculpture accomplished by a trained craftsman/artist using various chemicals under heat to create a multitude of finishes.

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Bronze Relief Medallion

High-Relief Sculptural Medallion of "Transcendence" size 10" x 10"

 Patina options same as the three dimensional "Transcendence" sculpture.  

Artistic Rendering of High-Relief Bronze Medallion 

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Original Song “I Will” by Tawnya Knight

Tawnya Knight has written an original song titled "I Will".  This song represents what lifts you when you are in your darkest hours.  It is clean, classic and genre-less.  It is still to be mastered in the recording studio, so please watch the project video below, to hear a few samples of the song.  "I Will", is to be released in three (3) versions.  The original piano version, a "folksier" acoustic version, and a "full band" version with piano, perhaps a violin and more!  Tawnya will master each of these versions in the recording studio to bring you the very best quality available.  You can see the lyrics at this link: "I Will" Lyrics

Tawnya has had experience working with some very talented musicians in the past. Please sample some of these awesome songs by "Palace View", vocals by Tawnya Knight, written by Graeme Dickson (also on guitar, bass and drums) and accompanied on keyboard by Brian Dickson

Sorrow Hole     Tawnya Knight on vocals

Without You     Tawnya Knight on vocals

Unforsaken      Tawnya Knight on vocals

Pieces Without Me      Tawnya Knight on vocals

The fabulous piano in the song, "I Will", is written and played by the incredible Dave Finch. He will be the "Piano Man" for two versions of the song, and he is playing the piano background in the videos. 

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HOW DO I CONTRIBUTE?

You may contribute to our campaign by clicking on the “Contribute Now” button. You’ll be able to enter how much you want to contribute, claim your perk, and choose how you want to pay. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit or debit cards, or you can choose to pay via PayPal. No worries...your information is secure! If you have questions please message our team, comment in the project, or see Indiegogo’s FAQ’s.      

  

We at Art by Knight, want to do something never before seen on Indiegogo. We are combining three mediums that people can enjoy in different ways. We want to move you with our art. Of course, that is what great art is all about...it speaks to YOU. 

We have some fabulous PERKS for you, from incredible Limited Edition Fine Art, to beautiful music, and awesome logoed swag! But we are also going to take you along for the journey! 

We are going to post updates to share our progress and accomplishments.  We are going to create videos of our experiences at the bronze foundries, the music studio, and other stops along the way. We are going to connect with you on FacebookPinterest, and on our Blog and websites. We are going to establish a Community of creative individuals that will come together and celebrate artistry and the human spirit! 

We sincerely hope you have been inspired to contribute and be part of the “I Have the Art Spirit” movement! If you haven’t yet decided on your PERKS, feel free to peruse the Gallery Tab of our project to learn more. In the meantime, please also check out our website at ArtbyKnight.com to see more About the Artists, Painter Laurel and Sculptor Steven and our Creative Director Tawnya, and explore our body of works; Bronze Sculpture, Original Oil Paintings and Canvas Prints

Are you looking for a long-term relationship with Fine Art? If so, definitely check out our Patron’s Pass Program at What is a Patron?  Patrons of Art by Knight enjoy a lifetime of substantial discounts on fine art, a beautiful Fine Art Print  of "Stream of Dreams" as a thank-you gift,  and many other privileges with Exclusive Membership and special access to our art! 

Thank You for Your Time 

and Your Contributions!

What If I Want More Than One Perk?

If you have already made your contribution and simply wish to increase your contribution or select an additional perk, you can do this in a separate contribution. For questions please see Indiegogo’s FAQ on How to Contribute to a Campaign.

What About the Packaging and Shipping?

-Within the USA, all packaging and shipping has been included in your already special Indiegogo pricing.

-All International Shipping is an Additional Price, listed within the PERK level

(Shipment does not include extra fees from customs, or additional costs associated with your country. We will inform you if the shipping fee exceeds the estimated cost. If it turns out that shipment to your country proves impossible, we will reimburse your order.) Please see our PDF link for more information Packaging & Shipping of Perks.

Are There More Perks or Stretch Goals on the Way?

How Do I Choose my Options like Patina, Color, Size, etc?

When Will I Receive My Perks?

What if I Can’t Decide or I’m Contributing for Someone Else?

What does Limited Edition Mean?

Why Indiegogo, and Not an Art Gallery?

What is the $15,000 Original Triptych Paintings Perk?

What are the Risks and Challenges?

How is the Bronze Sculpture Made?

How are the Limited Edition Prints Made?

How Do I Care for My Art?

How Do I Display My Art?

How Did “I Have the Art Spirit” Come About?

Who Are Those Awesome People in Your “I Have the Art Spirit” Video, and Where Can I Find Them???

How Can I Show MY Art Spirit?

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  • $5USD
    Digital Pack!

    Don't have a lot to spend, but still want to be part of the movement? At $5 you will receive 1. Our Endless Gratitude! 2. Contributor Updates 3. A Shout-out on the Contributor page of our website! 4. Digital Download of both our graphic logos! 5. PLUS a Digital Download of all three (3) versions of Tawnya's original song "I Will"

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  • $15USD
    Pick Your Poster!

    Your Choice of ONE of FOUR Graphic Posters! Choose from either "Inspire", "Embrace", "Awaken" or "Transcendence" in an 18" x 24" size. Printed on ultra-thick 14 pt. high quality card stock, with UV coating! ~PLUS All Digital Perks! *Specify Selection in Post-Campaign Survey -Rolled in a tube for safe shipping. *Free Shipping in U.S. *ADD $10 for International Shipping

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    Mugs and Tees!

    Select Any Logoed Tee Shirt OR Logoed Mug! ~PLUS All Digital Perks! *Specify Selection in Post-Campaign Survey *Free Shipping in U.S. *ADD $12 for International Shipping of Mug *ADD $4 for International Shipping of Tees

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    Hats and Beanies!

    Select Any Embroidered Hat OR Embroidered Beanie! ~PLUS All Digital Perks! *Specify Selection in Post-Campaign Survey *Free Shipping in U.S. *ADD $12 for International Shipping of Hats *ADD $4 for International Shipping of Beanies

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  • $50USD
    5 Mini Masterpieces!

    Choose 5 Beautiful full-color archival canvas prints in a mini-size! 4" x 3" mounted on acid-free backing board. UV Coated for durability and longevity. Printed and signed by the Artist, Laurel Knight PLUS one (1) FREE Mini Easel. Note: Your specific choices will be handled in the order survey, which we'll send after the campaign ends. ~PLUS All Digital Perks! *Free Shipping in U.S. *ADD $12 for International Shipping

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  • $65USD
    "The Spirit of Art"

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - FIRST DELIVERY! Choose ONE print! "Inspire" OR "Embrace" OR "Awaken" (see perk picture for reference) "Inspire" 8" x 10" "Embrace" 10" x 12" "Awaken" 8" x 10" Select Your Choice of Full Color, Black & White, or Sepia Glow. ~PLUS All Digital Perks! *Specify Selection in Post-Campaign Survey -Mounted on Hardboard/Ready to Frame *Free Shipping in U.S. *ADD $5 for International Shipping

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    $125 Gift Certificate!

    Receive a $125 Gift Certificate for only $100. Can be used on our website at Artbyknight.com. Can be sent by regular mail or our easy email version for last minute gifting! (May be divided into several amounts if desired) ~PLUS All Digital Perks! *Free Shipping in U.S.

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  • $100USD
    12 Mini Masterpieces!

    Choose 12 Beautiful full-color archival canvas prints in a mini-size! 4" x 3" mounted on acid-free backing board. UV Coated for durability and longevity. Printed and signed by the Artist, Laurel Knight PLUS two (2) FREE Mini Easels. Note: Your specific choices will be handled in the order survey, which we'll send after the campaign ends. ~PLUS All Digital Perks! *Free Shipping in U.S. *ADD $16 for International Shipping

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  • $110USD
    Whatever Lifts Your Spirit! #1

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - FIRST DELIVERY! Choose ONE print! "Ocean's Symphony" OR "Twist of Fate" OR "Beyond the Bend" (see perk picture for reference) "Ocean's Symphony" 16" x 12" "Twist of Fate" 21" x 12" "Beyond the Bend" 16" x 12" ~PLUS All Digital Perks! *Specify Selection in Post-Campaign Survey -Rolled in a Tube for Safe Shipping *Free Shipping in U.S. *ADD $5 for International Shipping

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  • $175USD
    Whatever Lifts Your Spirit! #2

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - FIRST DELIVERY! Choose ONE print! "Ocean's Symphony" OR "Twist of Fate" OR "Beyond the Bend" (see perk picture for reference) "Ocean's Symphony" 24" x 18" "Twist of Fate" 28" x 16" "Beyond the Bend" 24" x 18" ~PLUS All Digital Perks! *Specify Selection in Post-Campaign Survey -Rolled in a Tube for Safe Shipping *Free Shipping in U.S. *ADD $5 for International Shipping

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  • $185USD
    "The Spirit of Art" Triptych A

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - FIRST DELIVERY! Receive the COMPLETE TRIPTYCH! Get "Inspire" PLUS "Embrace" PLUS "Awaken" YOU GET ALL THREE PRINTS! (see perk picture for reference) "Inspire" 8" x 10" "Embrace" 10" x 12" "Awaken" 8" x 10" Select Your Choice of Full Color, Black & White, or Sepia Glow! ~PLUS All Digital Perks! *Specify Selection in Post-Campaign Survey -Mounted on Hardboard/Ready to Frame *Free Shipping in U.S. *ADD $5 for International Shipping

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  • $830USD
    "The Spirit of Art" Triptych B

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - FIRST DELIVERY! Receive the COMPLETE TRIPTYCH! Get "Inspire" PLUS "Embrace" PLUS "Awaken" YOU GET ALL THREE PRINTS! (see perk picture for reference) "Inspire" 24" x 30" "Embrace" 30" x 36" "Awaken" 24" x 30" Select Your Choice of Full Color, Black & White, or Sepia Glow! ~PLUS All Digital Perks! *Specify Selection in Post-Campaign Survey -Rolled in a Tube for Safe Shipping *Free Shipping in U.S. *ADD $19 for International Shipping

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  • $950USD
    Custom Oil Painting

    16" x 20" Custom Painted Portrait on Stretched Canvas from your Photo! (single figure) Turn that ordinary photo into a lasting treasure! Painted in full color in Laurel's signature style. This is a limited offering! ~PLUS All Digital Perks! *Free Shipping in U.S. *International shipping will be privately quoted*

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  • $15,000USD
    Original Triptych Paintings!

    ONE-AND-ONLY!!! Receive ALL THREE ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS of "The Spirit of Art" sizes are: "Inspire" 32" x 40" "Embrace" 40" x 48" "Awaken" 32" x 40" Painted on custom stretched archival canvas; stretched on hardwood stretcher bars; painted with premium grade oils and varnished with Gamvar Conservation Varnish creating masterful original oil paintings to last the ages! *Free Shipping in U.S. *International Shipping will be Privately Quoted* Includes all Digital Perks as well!

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