Atelier Noir (Amie)

is creating Art, Design and other beautiful things to share with the world

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patrons
Welcome! Thank you so much for being (or considering becoming) an patron of Atelier Noir (Amie).

Traditionally, artists have been known to take up patronage as means to sustain their work. The Medici was among the most renowned art patrons, fostering the likes of Michelangelo and Botticelli. Their extensive and enlightened patronage allowed art in all media to flourish. The relationship between artists and their patrons were crucial in artistic innovation and it continues to open up new horizons today.

What exactly is “Patreon”?
Patreon is a way to build relationships with your favorite artists (me! for instance). As a Patron, you can chip in a few bucks every month ($1, $5, $25, $50, $100...) - whatever amount you feel is appropriate. The amount can be changed or canceled at anytime. The financial support would help Atelier Noir to continue making the stuff you love.

What would the money be used for?
Every dollar you contribute will go toward operating costs involved with my artistic practice (studio rent, art materials, open-calls, submission fees etc.). The money would NOT be used for any personal items such as rent, food and travel (that is covered by yours truly). As a Patron, you help me make better work by giving me the motivational boost that I need. The more patrons I have, the more time and money I can pour into my work, and the higher the quality the work will be.

Additionally (and more importantly) I would love to build and nurture a Patron-Artist relationship with every single one of you! Having “sold” my creativity to the commercial world for nearly 20 years, I am now compelled by the idea of generating income through non-commercial methods. It would be my dream come true to sustain my work through art lovers and supporter from all over the world!

Rewards!!!
As a Patron, you get some rewards as a big thank you or your contribution. Periodically I will create and release special collectible items: drawings, prints, photographs, poetry, little oddities– exclusively for my Patrons. I will also offer original signed and dated art work available to my top contributors. Lastly, you will gain full access to posts containing art work, ideas and other surprises even if you pledge as little as $1.

What is Atelier Noir?
Atelier Noir is the name I gave to my studio and it is the space where I spend time making objects of desire. Guided by an interest in storytelling, my work focuses on the narrative thread that binds everything and everyone together. Therefore, the end result is usually unrestricted by any specific format or medium. The visual elements are often expressed through a combination of written words, images and found materials, weaved into stories of shared human experiences.

My Story
In the winter of 2014 I sold all my possessions, gave up my Brooklyn loft and moved to Berlin with nothing more than two small suitcases. I had quit my role as a Senior Art Director in New York City’s lucrative advertising industry. I was on top of my career– highly in demand, traveling and making good money. However, the daily hustle of commercial success did not quench the thirst in my creative soul, instead it left me feeling drained and empty. I was yearning for something much deeper and more meaningful.

I took a leap of faith and moved to Germany to start a new career in non-commercial art. Starting over from scratch was rough, finding a new apartment, applying for visa, getting a job and learning a new language all proved rather challenging. Fortunately, with the love and support of friends new and old, I was able to overcome one obstacle after another. Since moving here, I have participated in artist residencies, a few exhibitions and eventually settled into a small art studio within an artist collective. In February 2018 I will have my first solo exhibition in Taiwan, my home country. 

Through all the ups and downs, one thing I know for sure: I could not have arrived at this point without the help and support of other people. For this kindness I am deeply grateful.

With that said...

Would you like be MY Medici?
So today I am inviting you, if you want, to become a Patron of Atelier Noir, get some cool rewards, and a friendly and fun forum to have discussions with me and other creatives then please, do become a patron today. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

If you have any questions or thoughts, please email them to me at [email protected]












Tiers
Thank you very much!
$5 or more per month
Patrons pledging at the $5 level will gain exclusive access to all my posts containing news updates and invitation to any upcoming exhibitions. For the price of a cup of Starbucks coffee, you can become a supporter of the Arts (and that's pretty cool!).


I am deeply grateful for your support!

Small Printed Artwork
$25 or more per month
The first 100 Patrons pledging at the $25 level will receive a small printed card* from me in the post. The printed piece would most likely be postcard size, great for framing.


I am deeply grateful for your generous support!

*Please take a leap of faith with me– I don't know what the art work will be yet, however I am sure it will be something pretty awesome.

Small Original Artwork (limited edition of 20)
$50 or more per month
The first 20 Patrons pledging at the $50 level would receive a small limited edition artwork* from me in the post. The printed piece would most likely be letter size, great for framing.  


I am deeply grateful for your generous support!  

*Please take a leap of faith with me– I don't know what the art work will be yet, however I am sure it will be something pretty awesome.  

Medium Original Artwork (each piece signed & dated)
$100 or more per month
The first 10 Patrons pledging at the $100  level will receive an original artwork* (signed & dated) from me in the post. The piece would most likely be slightly larger than U.S. letter size, and composed to mixed media (ink, graphite, paint etc.)


I am deeply grateful for your generous support!  


*Please take a leap of faith with me– I don't know what the art work will be yet, however I am sure it will be something pretty awesome.  

Original Painting (canvas or other substrate)
$500 or more per month
The first 5 Patrons pledging at the $500  level will receive an original painting* (signed & dated) from me in the  post. The piece would most likely be on cotton canvas and range around 40cmx40cm. 


I am deeply grateful for your generous support!  


*Please take a leap of faith with me– I don't know what the art work  will be yet, however I am sure it will be something pretty awesome.  



 

Private Art Comission
$3,000 or more per month
All Patrons  who wishes to comission specific art work from me should contact me directly to discuss in detail.
Goals
2% complete
When I reach $500 per month, I can stop the side hustle jobs (like logo design and what not) and focus more time on making better work. All thanks to the collective generousity of my wonderful Patrons like you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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Welcome! Thank you so much for being (or considering becoming) an patron of Atelier Noir (Amie).

Traditionally, artists have been known to take up patronage as means to sustain their work. The Medici was among the most renowned art patrons, fostering the likes of Michelangelo and Botticelli. Their extensive and enlightened patronage allowed art in all media to flourish. The relationship between artists and their patrons were crucial in artistic innovation and it continues to open up new horizons today.

What exactly is “Patreon”?
Patreon is a way to build relationships with your favorite artists (me! for instance). As a Patron, you can chip in a few bucks every month ($1, $5, $25, $50, $100...) - whatever amount you feel is appropriate. The amount can be changed or canceled at anytime. The financial support would help Atelier Noir to continue making the stuff you love.

What would the money be used for?
Every dollar you contribute will go toward operating costs involved with my artistic practice (studio rent, art materials, open-calls, submission fees etc.). The money would NOT be used for any personal items such as rent, food and travel (that is covered by yours truly). As a Patron, you help me make better work by giving me the motivational boost that I need. The more patrons I have, the more time and money I can pour into my work, and the higher the quality the work will be.

Additionally (and more importantly) I would love to build and nurture a Patron-Artist relationship with every single one of you! Having “sold” my creativity to the commercial world for nearly 20 years, I am now compelled by the idea of generating income through non-commercial methods. It would be my dream come true to sustain my work through art lovers and supporter from all over the world!

Rewards!!!
As a Patron, you get some rewards as a big thank you or your contribution. Periodically I will create and release special collectible items: drawings, prints, photographs, poetry, little oddities– exclusively for my Patrons. I will also offer original signed and dated art work available to my top contributors. Lastly, you will gain full access to posts containing art work, ideas and other surprises even if you pledge as little as $1.

What is Atelier Noir?
Atelier Noir is the name I gave to my studio and it is the space where I spend time making objects of desire. Guided by an interest in storytelling, my work focuses on the narrative thread that binds everything and everyone together. Therefore, the end result is usually unrestricted by any specific format or medium. The visual elements are often expressed through a combination of written words, images and found materials, weaved into stories of shared human experiences.

My Story
In the winter of 2014 I sold all my possessions, gave up my Brooklyn loft and moved to Berlin with nothing more than two small suitcases. I had quit my role as a Senior Art Director in New York City’s lucrative advertising industry. I was on top of my career– highly in demand, traveling and making good money. However, the daily hustle of commercial success did not quench the thirst in my creative soul, instead it left me feeling drained and empty. I was yearning for something much deeper and more meaningful.

I took a leap of faith and moved to Germany to start a new career in non-commercial art. Starting over from scratch was rough, finding a new apartment, applying for visa, getting a job and learning a new language all proved rather challenging. Fortunately, with the love and support of friends new and old, I was able to overcome one obstacle after another. Since moving here, I have participated in artist residencies, a few exhibitions and eventually settled into a small art studio within an artist collective. In February 2018 I will have my first solo exhibition in Taiwan, my home country. 

Through all the ups and downs, one thing I know for sure: I could not have arrived at this point without the help and support of other people. For this kindness I am deeply grateful.

With that said...

Would you like be MY Medici?
So today I am inviting you, if you want, to become a Patron of Atelier Noir, get some cool rewards, and a friendly and fun forum to have discussions with me and other creatives then please, do become a patron today. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

If you have any questions or thoughts, please email them to me at [email protected]












Recent posts by Atelier Noir (Amie)

Tiers
Thank you very much!
$5 or more per month
Patrons pledging at the $5 level will gain exclusive access to all my posts containing news updates and invitation to any upcoming exhibitions. For the price of a cup of Starbucks coffee, you can become a supporter of the Arts (and that's pretty cool!).


I am deeply grateful for your support!

Small Printed Artwork
$25 or more per month
The first 100 Patrons pledging at the $25 level will receive a small printed card* from me in the post. The printed piece would most likely be postcard size, great for framing.


I am deeply grateful for your generous support!

*Please take a leap of faith with me– I don't know what the art work will be yet, however I am sure it will be something pretty awesome.

Small Original Artwork (limited edition of 20)
$50 or more per month
The first 20 Patrons pledging at the $50 level would receive a small limited edition artwork* from me in the post. The printed piece would most likely be letter size, great for framing.  


I am deeply grateful for your generous support!  

*Please take a leap of faith with me– I don't know what the art work will be yet, however I am sure it will be something pretty awesome.  

Medium Original Artwork (each piece signed & dated)
$100 or more per month
The first 10 Patrons pledging at the $100  level will receive an original artwork* (signed & dated) from me in the post. The piece would most likely be slightly larger than U.S. letter size, and composed to mixed media (ink, graphite, paint etc.)


I am deeply grateful for your generous support!  


*Please take a leap of faith with me– I don't know what the art work will be yet, however I am sure it will be something pretty awesome.  

Original Painting (canvas or other substrate)
$500 or more per month
The first 5 Patrons pledging at the $500  level will receive an original painting* (signed & dated) from me in the  post. The piece would most likely be on cotton canvas and range around 40cmx40cm. 


I am deeply grateful for your generous support!  


*Please take a leap of faith with me– I don't know what the art work  will be yet, however I am sure it will be something pretty awesome.  



 

Private Art Comission
$3,000 or more per month
All Patrons  who wishes to comission specific art work from me should contact me directly to discuss in detail.