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A print residency for artists to make prints for free for a scheduled exhibition.
Ryan Hendon & Adam Thorman
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Oakland, California
United States
2 Team Members

LOOP Arts Fundraising Campaign

LOOP Arts: A residency for artists, by artists

LOOP Arts runs a print residency that gives San Francisco Bay Area artists free access to a large format inkjet printer to create work for a scheduled exhibition. We had 13 artists come through and print exhibitions for free between January and August 2013 before running out of ink and money. After taking a break to recharge, we're coming back asking the community to help support this great resource. We're asking for enough money to cover a full year of artists (we average around 2 a month). We take nothing. All donations go to ink and rent to help support our artists. 

We are hoping to raise $10,000, a HUGE amount of money, but this will keep us running for over a year and will allow us to serve no less than 24 artists with free printing facilities. If we end up with less, we help as many artists as we can until the money runs dry. If we end up with more, it all goes towards helping more artists.

For more information, please visit our website at http://looparts.com.

In conjunction with this crowd-sourcing campaign, we have an print sale of individual prints coming soon at: http://looparts.com/auction.html.


How did LOOP Arts come about?

LOOP Arts was born out of a series of conversations between Ryan Hendon & Adam Thorman about how to find ways to continue to make work after leaving jobs where we had access to professional large format printers. We realized there was a gap in services for emerging artists and decided to apply for grants to get a printer for our community to be able to use, and LOOP Arts was born.



T-Shirt & Tote Bag

ap-art-ment editioned print

ap-art-ment (Laura Boles Faw and Cathy Fairbanks), 7"x11" Archival Pigment Print, 2012, $75

Adam Thorman editioned print

Adam Thorman, Cliff House and Sutro Baths, 17x22" Archival Pigment Print, 2013, edition of 25, $200

The White Elephant Experience editioned print set

The White Elephant Experience (Sean Jerd and Lonnie Dean), 2x 11"x14" Archival Pigment Prints, 2014, edition of 15, $300

Check out all of their amazing work on The White Elephant Experience website.


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raised by 66 people in 1 month
41% funded
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Verified Nonprofit
$10,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on July 14, 2014
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  • $5USD
    An Effusive Email!

    You will receive the nicest, most heartfelt "thank you" email you've ever received! (fully tax-deductible)

    0 claimed
  • $10USD
    An Effusive Postcard!

    You will receive a one of kind LOOP Arts-printed postcard thanking you from the bottom of our hearts. (amount over $2 is tax-deductible)

    3 claimed
  • $25USD
    Totes? Toats!

    For this level of support you will receive the effusive email and 100% cotton / canvas tote bag with the original LOOP Arts logo printed on one side. Need something to carry all your farmer's market goodies in? Just want to stylishly show your support for the Arts? This tote is toats for you. (amount over $10 is tax-deductible)

    19 out of 50 claimed
  • $35USD
    LOOP Arts T-Shirt

    At this level of support you will receive the effusive email and a gray jersey cotton short sleeve t-shirt with the LOOP Arts Pyramid Logo printed on the front. Please be sure to include your size when filling out the pertinent information. S, M, L, or XL. (amount over $10 is tax-deductible)

    6 out of 50 claimed
  • $50USD
    The Hero or Heroine

    Feeling super altruistic today? This perk is dedicated to the individuals that just want to show their support and don't desire anything in return. You will still receive an effusive postcard. (amount over $2 is tax-deductible)

    8 claimed
  • $55USD
    Tee and Tote Package!

    Get our handsome t-shirt and tasteful tote bag together as a package! (amount over $20 is tax-deductible)

    10 out of 25 claimed
  • $75USD
    Ap-art-ment Print

    You will receive a 7"x11" editioned print from Collaborative duo Cathy Fairbanks and Laura Boles Faw for Ap-Art-Ment. Edition of 5 (amount over $5 is tax-deductible)

    3 out of 5 claimed
  • $200USD
    Adam Thorman Photograph

    You will receive a limited edition, signed photograph by Adam Thorman. This image of Sutro Baths and the Cliffhouse in San Francisco is specially created for this campaign and will only be available here. (amount over $15 is tax-deductible)

    4 out of 20 claimed
  • $300USD
    The White Elephant Experience

    You will receive a set of two 11"x14" prints by the White Elephant Experience. In an edition of 15. Own a pair of oddities found by Lonnie Dean and Sean Jerd on the job as they collect donations for the White Elephant Sale for the Oakland Museum of California. This pairing was especially chosen for LOOP Arts. Check out more of their work on their site: http://thewhiteelephantexperience.com/. (amount over $25 is tax-deductible)

    0 out of 15 claimed
  • $300USD
    Photography Lesson!

    A 3 hour personalized Photoshop lesson or a 3 hour digital photography lesson. Do you have a digital camera lying around that you have always meant to take a class to figure out how to use all of its functions? Did you go out and buy Photoshop hoping to work on your images, then realize that the program is way more complex than you thought? Adam can help you! Adam has taught Photoshop and Photography to high school students, college students, and adults for the last 6 years. (amount over $180 is tax-deductible)

    1 out of 5 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Field Trip!

    A personalized photography field trip in the Bay Area with Adam and Ryan planned around your interests. You will receive a custom print of one of your images up to 17"x22" (depending on file size) and a single 8.5"x11" print by Adam or Ryan from the trip. (amount over $25 is tax-deductible)

    0 out of 3 claimed
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