Patreon Membership Tiers

All photos of myself were taken by Katie Griffin/12 Gage Photography
Photos of my models were taken by myself.

Patreon Subscriptions and Goals

Frances Byrd Art is creating Wild Woman Portraits in oils, acrylic, and mixed media | Patreon

I have been working very hard over the last several months to create content for and set up a Patreon page in order to pursue my art at a professional level. I will break down my rewards program and intended use for money raised in detail below. In summary, I am asking for dedicated patronage in order to purchase supplies, rent studio space, cover travel expenses, and pay models to pose for themed photo shoots.

My goals and expenses will change over time, and I will provide updates at each change in order to offer transparency and honesty about my use of funding. Likewise, subscriptions, rewards, and benefits will change over time. It is my goal that the compensation I provide my patrons will evolve based on their needs and interests, so that we both receive value from our relationship.

Merchandise with my art on it is being offered at the Goddess Level and higher and will be created and shipped directly to patrons from Patreon. All handmade benefits will be made by me, in my studio. Annual subscriptions with discounts will be offered when I have received enough consistent donations to qualify.

Patreon Profile

Subscriptions

Fae Level $3/Month

Muse Level $5/Month

Warrior Queen Level $10/Month

Goddess Level $25/Month

Siren Level $35/Month

Creator Level $50/Month

What is Patronage?

The most important thing to understand about a patronage program like Patreon is that I am not asking for donations. Each tier level comes with content that takes hours to prepare and is unique to my personal story and my art. By contributing, you are making an investment in the future development of a body of work designed to empower women and give voice to unconventional concepts of beauty and strength.
Higher level tier contributions are compensated with physical rewards in the form of artwork, merchandise, and annual Curated Art Boxes. Please follow the links above for detailed information on each level.
If you prefer everything in one place, here is a general summary from my blog:
Patreon Membership Tiers – Frances Byrd Art (wordpress.com)

Tier 1

Fae Level $3/Month

Receive a monthly newsletter via email including exclusive studio photos, upcoming projects and events, product previews, and special offers. This level supports my newsletter and social media content creation.

Content creation encompasses a wide range of tasks ranging from writing, research, shooting photos and videos, planning and logistics, scheduling, and interviewing models. Individually, these tasks require a significant amount of time.

Tier 2

Muse Level $5/Month

Receive a monthly newsletter via email including exclusive studio photos, upcoming projects and events, product previews, and special offers.
Receive access to exclusive work-in-progress and behind-the-scenes photos not posted to my blog or newsletter.
This level supports my ongoing supply costs such as brushes, paints, papers, and canvas panels. There are lots of consumable supplies in the studio that add up quickly. I greatly appreciate assistance with purchasing new materials because it will allow me to increase my productivity and plan for future projects. Having an extensive portfolio of art will improve my chances of getting accepted into shows and finding gallery representation for my work.

Tier 3

Warrior Queen Level $10/Month

Receive a monthly newsletter via email including exclusive studio photos, upcoming projects and events, product previews, and special offers.
Receive access to exclusive work-in-progress and behind-the-scenes photos not posted to my blog or newsletter.
Receive a handmade card by mail each month.
Handmade cards will be made using a variety of processes including lino block printing, mixed media, collage, stamping, and hand colored illustrations.
Each card will be unique and I will post a reveal each month before I ship them out to patrons.

This contribution level will support submission fees to art shows and competitions.

Tier 4

Goddess Level $25/Month

Receive a monthly newsletter via email including exclusive studio photos, upcoming projects and events, product previews, and special offers.
Receive access to exclusive work-in-progress and behind-the-scenes photos not posted to my blog or newsletter.

Receive a handmade card by mail each month.
Handmade cards will be made using a variety of processes, including lino block printing, mixed media, collage, stamping, and hand colored illustrations.
Each card will be unique and I will post a reveal each month before I ship them out to patrons.
Receive a handmade mixed media postcard by mail each month.

Receive access to exclusive video content, step-by-step photos, concept development, and descriptions of technique and materials before they are posted on my blog.

Receive a unique, handmade monthly mixed media artist card (postcard size) via mail. This is in addition to the handmade card included in the previous tier.
Handmade mixed media postcards will often be on a wild woman theme, but may also include imagery and symbolism from my current projects. The materials I use might include handmade papers, ephemera, stamped images, reproductions of illustrations, a variety of pens, markers , and paint, stickers, or botanical elements.
Each card will be unique and I will post a reveal each month before I ship them out to patrons.

Receive exclusive Wild Woman merchandise in the mail each quarter of your first year via Patreon.

This contribution level will support my large supply and equipment purchases, small travel expenses, and annual fees for web page maintenance.

Tier 5

Siren Level $35/Month

Receive a monthly newsletter via email including exclusive studio photos, upcoming projects and events, product previews, and special offers.
Receive access to exclusive work-in-progress and behind-the-scenes photos not posted to my blog or newsletter.

Receive a handmade card by mail each month.
Handmade cards will be made using a variety of processes, including lino block printing, mixed media, collage, stamping, and hand colored illustrations.
Each card will be unique and I will post a reveal each month before I ship them out to patrons.
Receive a handmade mixed media postcard by mail each month.

Receive access to exclusive video content, step-by-step photos, concept development, and descriptions of technique and materials before they are posted on my blog.

Receive a unique, handmade monthly mixed media artist card (postcard size) via mail. This is in addition to the handmade card included in the previous tier.
Handmade mixed media postcards will often be on a wild woman theme, but may also include imagery and symbolism from my current projects. The materials I use might include handmade papers, ephemera, stamped images, reproductions of illustrations, a variety of pens, markers , and paint, stickers, or botanical elements.
Each card will be unique and I will post a reveal each month before I ship them out to patrons.

Receive exclusive Wild Woman merchandise in the mail each quarter of your first year via Patreon.

Receive an annual curated Art and Journaling Box containing supplies and materials from my studio and gardens. Each box will contain unique materials, instructions for techniques I use in my studio, coloring pages, and some handmade items like cards and art prints. Each month I will post at least 1 teaser video of supplies and materials being created and added to the boxes. Your box will ship during the last month of your annual subscription. All shipping costs are covered by your contribution.

This contribution level will support my large supply and equipment purchases, small travel expenses, and annual fees for web page maintenance.

Tier 6

Creator Level $50/Month

Receive a monthly newsletter via email including exclusive studio photos, upcoming projects and events, product previews, and special offers.
Receive access to exclusive work-in-progress and behind-the-scenes photos not posted to my blog or newsletter.

Receive a handmade card by mail each month.
Handmade cards will be made using a variety of processes, including lino block printing, mixed media, collage, stamping, and hand colored illustrations.
Each card will be unique and I will post a reveal each month before I ship them out to patrons.
Receive a handmade mixed media postcard by mail each month.

Receive access to exclusive video content, step-by-step photos, concept development, and descriptions of technique and materials before they are posted on my blog.

Receive a unique, handmade monthly mixed media artist card (postcard size) via mail. This is in addition to the handmade card included in the previous tier.
Handmade mixed media postcards will often be on a wild woman theme, but may also include imagery and symbolism from my current projects. The materials I use might include handmade papers, ephemera, stamped images, reproductions of illustrations, a variety of pens, markers , and paint, stickers, or botanical elements.
Each card will be unique and I will post a reveal each month before I ship them out to patrons.

Receive exclusive Wild Woman merchandise in the mail each quarter of your first year via Patreon.

Receive an annual upgraded Artisanal Box.

Your upgraded Artisanal Art and Journaling Box will include all of the items listed in the previous Journaling Box PLUS handmade artisanal items made by small woman-owned businesses in my community. Each month I will post at teaser video of supplies and materials being added to the boxes. Throughout the year, I will also post studio tours or interviews with the woman makers I am supporting at this level. Your box will ship on the last month of your annual subscription. All shipping costs are covered by your contribution.

This contribution level will support my ability to start paying my models for their time and hire professional photographers for my photo shoots. My long term goal for this level is to start saving money to rent a professional studio space including the costs of permits, utilities, and insurance.

Thank You for Your Contribution

All donation levels are greatly appreciated and will be put to use as described above. I plan to post periodic transparency photos and videos showing how I put your contributions to work. If you ever have any questions or issues with the items you receive, please do not hesitate to contact me directly birdlady@francesbyrd.art

In the future, I plan to offer opportunities for patrons to participate in project planning, offer feedback, and contribute to the creative process through subject polls, surveys, and other interactive media.

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