Carrie MaKenna

Anam Cara Studio & Gallery, Denver Colorado

Enter The Universal Circle:
An Interactive Art Installation and Exhibit
Patron and Sponsor Page 

Through October 26, M-F 8am-5pm
Lakewood Cultural Center Richey Gallery

AN EXPERIENTIAL ART INSTALLATION
     This exhibit is a culmination of 30 years of interest, study and practice regarding the Universal Circle. It explores the Circle through painting, sculpture and play.
     The Circle is a key form that surrounds and supports us. Whether we are aware of it or not The Universal Circle encompasses our daily lives. It is the basis of the cycles of Time. We experience the Circle through the cycles of a minute, an hour, a day, month, year, decade, a lifetime. These are marked by the rotation and orbit of the Earth around the Sun, and the Moon around the Earth.

     We live moment to moment within the influence of The Universal Circle.  And it is found at the center of many spiritual traditions including the Native American Medicine Wheel, the Celtic Stone Circles and the Buddhist Tangkhas and Hindu Mandalas.
     This installation includes free-standing Directional Gates at the East, South, West and North, The Planets, The Phases of the Moon, and a variety of Paintings and Sculptural Presentation Boxes with the Circle at their core.
     There are considerable costs involved in the execution of this installation experience available for free to the public. I've already spent $2,000 and hundreds of hours creating it. If you'd like to help sponsor the exhibit please check out the opportunities available below and to the right. Your kind and generous will ensure the responsible completion of this project and put you at the Center of the Circle.

Select Your Pledge Amount from this Dropdown Menu First.

Thank you SO much for your participation in the Enter The Circle project. I really appreciate it so much. It means the world to me.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
     To participate in the ongoing funding of this project please check out the pledge rewards available on the right and decide what level works best for you.
     You can send a check made out to Carrie MaKenna to the studio
at 2017 Brentwood St. Lakewood CO 80214, with a note about your pledge reward choice.
     Or you can contribute online through Paypal below. You do not need to have a Paypal account. To use a regular credit card select your pledge amount from the dropdown menu above. Click Add to Cart. Click Pay with Debit or Credit Card then fill in the card info then click Pay at the very bottom.
     You can join us at the Opening Reception to pick up your reward, meet other participants and learn more about the project on Friday, September 8, 2014, 5-7pm. Otherwise, you will receive your reward in 3-5 weeks unless you have selected an original piece of artwork which will be available at the exhibit.

     If you wish to participate with a contribution of more than $500 please see special instructions below.
Thank you in advance for your participation in the Enter The Universal Circle Project. - Carrie MaKenna

Why Do You Need Help From this Project Campaign?
     What has become clear is, I can’t do this all by myself. A project of this size and scope is a huge undertaking that requires upfront expenditures and unpaid time. In recent years very little funding is made available directly to artists.

     I need the financial support to bring this experiential  project to the world. It’s bigger than me and it needs more than I have alone to give. I need your help.

     This is a big project and it needs the time and financial support to focus on it without the distractions of daily business interruptions. The paintings alone take about 20 hours a piece. That’s 1,560 hours, 260 days working
6 hrs a day, 52 weeks, 1 year.
     Please do what you can with what you have where you are. Thanks, your support and participation means the world to me.
Special Instructions for Rewards over $500.
If you wish to choose an award from the right that is not listed in the dropbox above please send a certified check or money order payable to Carrie MaKenna, with a note including your name, address, phone number and email address to the studio address:
2017 Brentwood St., Lakewood CO 80214.
You will be contacted to work out the details of your reward.
Thank you SO much.
Pledge $500 

One original 11x14 painting of your choice from the exhibition.

Limited reward


Pledge $1,000 

One original 11x14 painting of your choice from the exhibition. Thank you SO much!

PLUS -OR- private art lessons, take you on a guided tour of an art museum, have a gourmet picnic at the Denver Botanic Gardens. We'll talk it over.

USA ONLY


Pledge $2,500 

One original 11x14 painting of your choice from the exhibition. Thank you SO much!

PLUS your choice of a variety of other experiences, artwork, prints, cards, necklaces, etc. We'll talk it over.

USA ONLY


Pledge $5,000 

COMMISSION your own original! With this pledge, Let me know your favorite colors, planets, etc. and you will receive an 16x20 custom acrylic painting from the artist. PLUS your choice of a variety of the other prints, cards, necklaces, etc. -OR- private art lessons, paint a mural, take you on a guided tour of an art museum, have a gourmet picnic at the Denver Botanic Gardens. We'll talk it over. .

USA ONLY


Pledge $10,000

For this amount you have my undying love FOREVER!

AND … We can work something out … I can teach private art lessons, paint a mural, take you on a guided tour of an art museum, have a gourmet picnic at the Denver Botanic Gardens, take you on a guided tour of Santa Fe and Taos New Mexico (airfare, lodging, meals and incidentals not included).

PLUS COMMISSION your own original artowrk! Let me know your favorite colors, planets, etc, and you will receive an 16x20 custom acrylic painting from the artist.

Estimated delivery: Jun 2017

USA ONLY

You can become a Patron of the Arts!
What do all Artists need to do their best work? Time, Space and Financial Support.
For All Sponsor and Patron Levels.
My deepest thanks and gratitude for your kind and generous support. You'll receive ongoing access to updates on the progress of the Circle paintings and exhibit installation. Thank you so much.
$10 Sponsor
For all pledges at every level - a hand-written thank-you note on a Circle theme Notecard.

$15 Sponsor

A 2x3-1/2 custom Magnet of a Circle theme painting (artist’s choice).

$20 Sponsor 

A Notecard 4-pack with a different Circle theme painting and message (artist’s choice).

$25 Sponsor

A Notecard 4-pack and a Magnet of a Circle theme painting (artist’s choice).

$50 Sponsor 

One necklace made with a Planet theme  (artist’s choice).


$50+ Sponsor

One 11x14 MATTED ready to frame print of a Circle theme painting (artist’s choice).

AVAILABLE FOR USA DELIVERY ONLY

$75+ Sponsor

One 11x14 matted and FRAMED print of a Circle theme painting (artist’s choice).

AVAILABLE FOR USA DELIVERY ONLY

$75+ Sponsor
One 16x20 MATTED print of a Circle theme painting (artist’s choice).

AVAILABLE FOR USA DELIVERY ONLY


$100 Patron

For every pledge of $100 or more your name will appear on the donor sign at the Denver-metro exhibition and on my website. 


And at this level you will receive One 11x14 matted and FRAMED print of a Circle theme painting (artist’s choice).

PLUS a 4-pack of Notecards with a different Circle theme painting.

PLUS a Magnet of a Circle theme painting

(artist’s choice).

AVAILABLE FOR USA DELIVERY ONLY

 
$500 Patron
$100 Patron

For every pledge of $100 or more your name will appear on the donor sign at the Denver-metro exhibition and on my website. 


And at this level you will receive One original 11x14 painting from the exhibit (artist's choice).