East Jesus

East Jesus

is creating An experimental, sustainable, habitable artwork in progress

13

patrons

$77

per month
The name East Jesus is a colloquialism for the middle of nowhere beyond the edge of services; there is no religious connotation. Located a few hours east of Los Angeles near the Salton Sea, our off-grid facility operates with no municipal utility services. The Imperial Valley, which has no museum for the arts, has scarce few arts facilities of any kind; the majority of those handful are attached to educational institutions.

An art installation made from discarded material that has been reused, recycled, or repurposed, East Jesus encourages visitors to imagine a world without waste in which every action is an opportunity for self-expression. Assemblage and mixed-media art covers nearly every inch of the interior and exterior of the operations and hospitality facilities. Sculptures and installations are constantly in development throughout the campus. Photography, multi-media arts, performance art, writing, and music are an integral part of the larger fabric which the collective artists in residence are continually weaving.

East Jesus is a living, growing, and ever-changing artwork that embraces the varied voices of the thousands of contributing artists who have added to the installation in the past and will continue to do so in the future. The primary purpose of the curators and the artists in residence is to maintain and protect this unique collaborative canvas for the enjoyment, expression, and inspiration of artists of all mediums.

Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
Access to our Patreon-only posts.  Patreon-only posts may include process shots of artworks, embarrassing photos of the artists in residence and their humiliating/entertaining mishaps, adorable photos of the 4-legged (or 6-legged, or 8-legged, or possibly even no-legged) creatures that share East Jesus with us, tutorials on everything from practical off-grid living to art technique to our renown cuisine, exclusive or otherwise unreleased photos from photo projects, video of music room jam sessions, or maybe just terrible ideas and late-night rantings.  What you will see on those posts will be subject to the bizarre whims of people who think it's a good idea to live in a giant, off-grid art installation on the fringes of civilization.
Pledge $5 or more per month
Access to our Patreon-only posts AND a voice in what we post!  Tell us what YOU want us to post.  Advice from Bob about compost? Sure.  Caddy's dengaku recipe?  You got it.  More cat photos?  Done.  Johnno getting stung by a scorpion because he keeps sticking his hand in the cage?  It's inevitable.   We're not your organ-grinder monkeys or anything; you can expect that we'll only take one request per patron per month.  We can't spend all our time posting...we have art to make!
Pledge $10 or more per month
Once a year, claim the East Jesus shirt of your choice!  T-Shirts may be picked up in person, OR contact us for shipping costs and information.
Pledge $25 or more per month
Not only do you get access to our Patreon-only posts and occasionally ask us to post something special just for you like the lower levels, you and a guest get to spend at least one weekend a year with us at East Jesus in the less-than-luxurious accommodations of your choice (based on availability.)  Reservations must be made AT LEAST 7 days in advance, although for best selection of accommodations (especially at special events or holiday weekends,) 30 days is advised.
Pledge $35 or more per month
Not only do you get access to our Patreon-only posts and occasionally ask us to post something special just for you like the lower levels, you and a guest also get to spend at least one weekend a year with us at East Jesus in the less-than-luxurious accommodations of your choice (based on availability.) Reservations must be made AT LEAST 7 days in advance, although for best selection of accommodations (especially at special events or holiday weekends,) 30 days is advised.  ALSO, when you get here, we'll give you the East Jesus T-Shirt of your choice, like the $10 subscription!

Sometimes East Jesus will create a tangible, replicable thing.  Right now, we're shooting an art book, and hoping to publish in August.  Members at this pledge level will have one sent to them if they tell us they want one, and send us their address.  
Goals
$77 of $500 per month
At East Jesus, we only produce one piece of merchandise: T-Shirts.  Since Charlie's death, we've continued to have his original T-Shirt design printed, but we're often asked about women's styles and different colors.  However, because of the costs of holding inventory and the risks inherent, we can't justify the setup costs.  If we build the capital to order bulk shirts for printing, we can screen print our newer "Four Tenets" design on an expanded inventory.  
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The name East Jesus is a colloquialism for the middle of nowhere beyond the edge of services; there is no religious connotation. Located a few hours east of Los Angeles near the Salton Sea, our off-grid facility operates with no municipal utility services. The Imperial Valley, which has no museum for the arts, has scarce few arts facilities of any kind; the majority of those handful are attached to educational institutions.

An art installation made from discarded material that has been reused, recycled, or repurposed, East Jesus encourages visitors to imagine a world without waste in which every action is an opportunity for self-expression. Assemblage and mixed-media art covers nearly every inch of the interior and exterior of the operations and hospitality facilities. Sculptures and installations are constantly in development throughout the campus. Photography, multi-media arts, performance art, writing, and music are an integral part of the larger fabric which the collective artists in residence are continually weaving.

East Jesus is a living, growing, and ever-changing artwork that embraces the varied voices of the thousands of contributing artists who have added to the installation in the past and will continue to do so in the future. The primary purpose of the curators and the artists in residence is to maintain and protect this unique collaborative canvas for the enjoyment, expression, and inspiration of artists of all mediums.

Recent posts by East Jesus

Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
Access to our Patreon-only posts.  Patreon-only posts may include process shots of artworks, embarrassing photos of the artists in residence and their humiliating/entertaining mishaps, adorable photos of the 4-legged (or 6-legged, or 8-legged, or possibly even no-legged) creatures that share East Jesus with us, tutorials on everything from practical off-grid living to art technique to our renown cuisine, exclusive or otherwise unreleased photos from photo projects, video of music room jam sessions, or maybe just terrible ideas and late-night rantings.  What you will see on those posts will be subject to the bizarre whims of people who think it's a good idea to live in a giant, off-grid art installation on the fringes of civilization.
Pledge $5 or more per month
Access to our Patreon-only posts AND a voice in what we post!  Tell us what YOU want us to post.  Advice from Bob about compost? Sure.  Caddy's dengaku recipe?  You got it.  More cat photos?  Done.  Johnno getting stung by a scorpion because he keeps sticking his hand in the cage?  It's inevitable.   We're not your organ-grinder monkeys or anything; you can expect that we'll only take one request per patron per month.  We can't spend all our time posting...we have art to make!
Pledge $10 or more per month
Once a year, claim the East Jesus shirt of your choice!  T-Shirts may be picked up in person, OR contact us for shipping costs and information.
Pledge $25 or more per month
Not only do you get access to our Patreon-only posts and occasionally ask us to post something special just for you like the lower levels, you and a guest get to spend at least one weekend a year with us at East Jesus in the less-than-luxurious accommodations of your choice (based on availability.)  Reservations must be made AT LEAST 7 days in advance, although for best selection of accommodations (especially at special events or holiday weekends,) 30 days is advised.
Pledge $35 or more per month
Not only do you get access to our Patreon-only posts and occasionally ask us to post something special just for you like the lower levels, you and a guest also get to spend at least one weekend a year with us at East Jesus in the less-than-luxurious accommodations of your choice (based on availability.) Reservations must be made AT LEAST 7 days in advance, although for best selection of accommodations (especially at special events or holiday weekends,) 30 days is advised.  ALSO, when you get here, we'll give you the East Jesus T-Shirt of your choice, like the $10 subscription!

Sometimes East Jesus will create a tangible, replicable thing.  Right now, we're shooting an art book, and hoping to publish in August.  Members at this pledge level will have one sent to them if they tell us they want one, and send us their address.