Melanie Cervantes

is creating Political graphics and community engaged work

8

patrons

$109

per month
My name is Melanie Cervantes  (Xicanx) and I am a Bay Area based cultural worker that creates visual art that is inspired by the people around me and my communities’ desire for radical social transformation. My intention is to create a visual lexicon of resistance to multiple oppressions that  inspire curiosity, raise consciousness and inspire solidarities among communities of struggle. You can learn more about me and my art practice by visiting DignidadRebelde.com

After many years juggling a full time job and making my art in any spare time I could find I decided to take a leap and pursue making art full time. Shortly after making this decision I was diagnosed with Stage IIB (metastatic) neuroendocrine lung cancer. It's difficult and challenging to make a living as an artist in increasingly expensive Bay Area but with the added weight of having to pay for my health insurance and treatments out of pocket add what sometimes feel like insurmountable hurdles.

Despite the incredible challenges I am facing at a personal level I am deeply committed to struggling for our collective liberation. My goal is to make collaborative cultural work that affirms our resilience and ability to build power to transform the conditions of fragmentation, displacement and loss of culture that result from histories of colonialism, patriarchy, genocide, and exploitation.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month
My deepest gratitude 
Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month
Contribute $3 /per month towards supporting my art practice and receive:

:: A handwritten thank you card and a sticker I have designed 

:: My deepest gratitude.

Pledge $9 or more per month
$9 or more per month
Contribute $9 /per month towards supporting my art practice and receive:

:: Access to my Patreon only exclusive feed which documents works in progress 

:: A handwritten thank you card and a sticker I have designed 

:: My deepest gratitude.

Pledge $15 or more per month
$15 or more per month only 148 left
Contribute $15/a month towards supporting my art practice and receive:

:: A 15% off discount code anything purchased  from DignidadRebelde.com (one time)

:: A monthly surprise set of two pin back buttons

:: Access to my Patreon only exclusive feed which documents works in progress 

:: A handwritten thank you card and a sticker I have designed 

:: My deepest gratitude.

Pledge $25 or more per month
$25 or more per month only 99 left
Contribute $25/a month towards supporting my art practice and receive:

:: Two special edition prints a year.  Available only through this Patreon tier and higher. 

::A 20% off discount code anything purchased  from DignidadRebelde.com (one time)

:: A monthly surprise set of two pin back buttons

:: Access to my Patreon only exclusive feed which documents works in progress 

:: A handwritten thank you card and a sticker I have designed 

:: My deepest gratitude.

Pledge $50 or more per month
$50 or more per month only 12 left
Contribute $50/a month towards supporting my art practice and receive:

:: A tour of our studio in West Oakland and lunch with the artist (me). 

:: Two special edition prints a year.  Available only through this Patreon tier and higher. 

::A 20% off discount code anything purchased  from DignidadRebelde.com (one time)

:: A monthly surprise set of two pin back buttons

:: Access to my Patreon only exclusive feed which documents works in progress 

:: A handwritten thank you card and a sticker I have designed 

:: My deepest gratitude.

Goals
$109 of $1,500 per month
When I reach $1500 per month I will be able to pay my health insurance and treatments and will be less stressed making money and more focused on making art.
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My name is Melanie Cervantes  (Xicanx) and I am a Bay Area based cultural worker that creates visual art that is inspired by the people around me and my communities’ desire for radical social transformation. My intention is to create a visual lexicon of resistance to multiple oppressions that  inspire curiosity, raise consciousness and inspire solidarities among communities of struggle. You can learn more about me and my art practice by visiting DignidadRebelde.com

After many years juggling a full time job and making my art in any spare time I could find I decided to take a leap and pursue making art full time. Shortly after making this decision I was diagnosed with Stage IIB (metastatic) neuroendocrine lung cancer. It's difficult and challenging to make a living as an artist in increasingly expensive Bay Area but with the added weight of having to pay for my health insurance and treatments out of pocket add what sometimes feel like insurmountable hurdles.

Despite the incredible challenges I am facing at a personal level I am deeply committed to struggling for our collective liberation. My goal is to make collaborative cultural work that affirms our resilience and ability to build power to transform the conditions of fragmentation, displacement and loss of culture that result from histories of colonialism, patriarchy, genocide, and exploitation.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month
My deepest gratitude 
Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month
Contribute $3 /per month towards supporting my art practice and receive:

:: A handwritten thank you card and a sticker I have designed 

:: My deepest gratitude.

Pledge $9 or more per month
$9 or more per month
Contribute $9 /per month towards supporting my art practice and receive:

:: Access to my Patreon only exclusive feed which documents works in progress 

:: A handwritten thank you card and a sticker I have designed 

:: My deepest gratitude.

Pledge $15 or more per month
$15 or more per month only 148 left
Contribute $15/a month towards supporting my art practice and receive:

:: A 15% off discount code anything purchased  from DignidadRebelde.com (one time)

:: A monthly surprise set of two pin back buttons

:: Access to my Patreon only exclusive feed which documents works in progress 

:: A handwritten thank you card and a sticker I have designed 

:: My deepest gratitude.

Pledge $25 or more per month
$25 or more per month only 99 left
Contribute $25/a month towards supporting my art practice and receive:

:: Two special edition prints a year.  Available only through this Patreon tier and higher. 

::A 20% off discount code anything purchased  from DignidadRebelde.com (one time)

:: A monthly surprise set of two pin back buttons

:: Access to my Patreon only exclusive feed which documents works in progress 

:: A handwritten thank you card and a sticker I have designed 

:: My deepest gratitude.

Pledge $50 or more per month
$50 or more per month only 12 left
Contribute $50/a month towards supporting my art practice and receive:

:: A tour of our studio in West Oakland and lunch with the artist (me). 

:: Two special edition prints a year.  Available only through this Patreon tier and higher. 

::A 20% off discount code anything purchased  from DignidadRebelde.com (one time)

:: A monthly surprise set of two pin back buttons

:: Access to my Patreon only exclusive feed which documents works in progress 

:: A handwritten thank you card and a sticker I have designed 

:: My deepest gratitude.