Samantha Klapp

is creating New Media Art

0

patrons

$0

per month
 Who I Am: 
I'm a multidisciplinary new media artist with a background in filmmaking currently located in Seattle, WA. My work is largely conceptual, exploring themes such as identity, abstraction, the boundary and relationship between performance and performer, and the subjectivity of time and space through the use of data visualization, data sonification, video art, sound art, photography, and multimedia installations. My goal is to create sensory and thematic works that stimulate the brain and speak directly to the audience's personal experiences.

Inside/Outside
2013
video projection, kiln-fused plate glass, window curtain
artist statement

In my spare time, I read, watch films, sew, study science and history, and collect and  sell vintage clothing. You can often find me hanging out with my partner-in-crime and our dog at home, out for a walk, thrift-shopping, or finding the best cafes to get chai tea.

 Why Patreon: 
Patreon is different than other crowd-funding platforms, in that it's designed to support a creative individual's entire body of work instead of pledging money toward one large project. In other words, it's bringing back the old-school patronage system of the arts that kept most (if not all) of your favorite artists throughout history clothed and fed and out of the gutters, and updating it for the 21st century. I have high hopes for this platform, and hope you will join me in creating a community of like-minded individuals driven to keep the arts alive for everyone who desires to take a part in it. All patrons will have access to the patrons-only blog where you will get special sneak peaks of all of the work that goes into every project.


With your support, I will be able to spend more time sharpening skills I already have, such as:

 Photo/Video 

Cinemagraph from a series entitled "Masks"



 Computer Programming/Sound Synthesis





 Motion Graphics 

Animation still from a concept in progress

Short clip of a work in progress



 Glassmaking (really!)



...and add new ones like Arduino, projection mapping, VFX, and different mediums of sculpture (wax, ceramics, metal, fiber, etc).

 Why Monthly:
It's simple really; donating per project would not sustain me or my art practice. The most important part of my work is the tremendous amount of conceptualizing and prototyping I have to do before there is ever a physical representation of it. Without monthly patronage, I will have to continue seeking paying work elsewhere. This means that my talents are being tightly constrained by the necessity of freelancing for things that eat away at precious development time, which is where my art really exists.

Eventually, your patronage will allow me to develop larger experimental audio/visual installations and performance pieces using these skills. Patrons at or above the $100 per month level will receive invitations to special VIP showings of these events (don't worry non-local VIPs--you won't get left out of the party!) and special commemorative gifts. All patrons will be able to take part in the development of each of these larger projects.

See below for the complete list of perks for each pledge level:
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 per month grants you access to the patrons-only blog, where I will post research, works in progress stills/videos, and just generally keep you up to date about where your hard-earned cash money is going. You will also be eligible to participate in any patrons-only collaborations and raffles for non-digital pieces of work.
Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 per month grants you access to the patrons-only blog, collaborations and raffles, plus a personal, hand-written thank you note delivered to your door.
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 per month grants you all of the above perks, plus I will throw in one of the following:

  • Free Photo Edit
    • Send me any one image to fix up for you for free
  • Email Critique/Correspondence
    • One email correspondence wherein we can talk about a project that you are working on or you can ask me specific questions about myself or my work.*


*I'm pretty much an open book, but I do reserve the right to refuse to answer any personal questions I find inappropriate.
Pledge $25 or more per month
$25 per month gives you all of the $1, $3, and $10 rewards, plus:

  • Free Print
    • I will send you a free high-quality photography print taken from any of my work. You can pick something from: 
  • Monthly Hangout
    • I will schedule monthly hour-long Skype/Google Hangout times where I can teach tutorials on anything I know how to do (including sewing and identifying antiques and vintage clothing decades).
  • Request Line
    • Each patron at $25 a month or above will be granted one tutorial request if there is something specific that they would like to learn from me.
Pledge $40 or more per month
$40 per month gives you all of the following:

  • Access to the blog, raffles, and collaborations
  • Personal, hand-written thank you
  • Free photo edit/email critique/correspondence
  • Free photography print
  • Monthly hour-long hangouts/tutorials
  • Tutorial request
AND
I will send you surprise snail mail every month. It could be anything from treats to artwork, but I promise you it will be good!
Pledge $75 or more per month
$75 per month gives you:

  • Access to the blog, raffles, and collaborations
  • Personal, hand-written thank you
  • Free photo edit/email critique/correspondence
  • Free photography print
  • Monthly hour-long hangouts/tutorials
  • Tutorial request
  • Monthly snail mail
AND
  • Monthly Skype/Chat Sessions.
    • I will schedule monthly 10-minute Skype one-on-one sessions. I can show you special sneak peaks of what I'm working on, we can do a quick critique of your work, or you can just tell me about your day -- this 10 minutes is all yours! If face-to-face is not your thing, we can do a 10-minute text chat session using the client of your choice.
Pledge $100 or more per month
$100 per month (OMG!) gives you:

  • Access to the blog, raffles, and collaborations
  • Personal, hand-written thank you
  • Free photo edit/email critique/etc
  • Free photography print
  • Monthly hour-long hangouts/tutorials
  • Tutorial request
  • Monthly snail mail
AND
  • Longer Skype/Chat 
    • I will increase the monthly Skype or chat session from 10 to 15 minutes, and increase it 5 minutes for every $25 more.*
  • VIP Status
    • You will receive special patrons only previews of any live gallery or venue events 
      • If you live out of town, you will receive a link to a special livestream of the preview
  • Digital Downloads
    • I will make individual project files available for studying or remixing.**

* 60 minute limit.
**This reward is available after 3 months or until your monthly contributions add up to $300. 
Goals
$0 of $100 per month
At $100 per month, I will buy an Arduino kit and use it as a tutorial for one of my $25 patron hangouts.
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 Who I Am: 
I'm a multidisciplinary new media artist with a background in filmmaking currently located in Seattle, WA. My work is largely conceptual, exploring themes such as identity, abstraction, the boundary and relationship between performance and performer, and the subjectivity of time and space through the use of data visualization, data sonification, video art, sound art, photography, and multimedia installations. My goal is to create sensory and thematic works that stimulate the brain and speak directly to the audience's personal experiences.

Inside/Outside
2013
video projection, kiln-fused plate glass, window curtain
artist statement

In my spare time, I read, watch films, sew, study science and history, and collect and  sell vintage clothing. You can often find me hanging out with my partner-in-crime and our dog at home, out for a walk, thrift-shopping, or finding the best cafes to get chai tea.

 Why Patreon: 
Patreon is different than other crowd-funding platforms, in that it's designed to support a creative individual's entire body of work instead of pledging money toward one large project. In other words, it's bringing back the old-school patronage system of the arts that kept most (if not all) of your favorite artists throughout history clothed and fed and out of the gutters, and updating it for the 21st century. I have high hopes for this platform, and hope you will join me in creating a community of like-minded individuals driven to keep the arts alive for everyone who desires to take a part in it. All patrons will have access to the patrons-only blog where you will get special sneak peaks of all of the work that goes into every project.


With your support, I will be able to spend more time sharpening skills I already have, such as:

 Photo/Video 

Cinemagraph from a series entitled "Masks"



 Computer Programming/Sound Synthesis





 Motion Graphics 

Animation still from a concept in progress

Short clip of a work in progress



 Glassmaking (really!)



...and add new ones like Arduino, projection mapping, VFX, and different mediums of sculpture (wax, ceramics, metal, fiber, etc).

 Why Monthly:
It's simple really; donating per project would not sustain me or my art practice. The most important part of my work is the tremendous amount of conceptualizing and prototyping I have to do before there is ever a physical representation of it. Without monthly patronage, I will have to continue seeking paying work elsewhere. This means that my talents are being tightly constrained by the necessity of freelancing for things that eat away at precious development time, which is where my art really exists.

Eventually, your patronage will allow me to develop larger experimental audio/visual installations and performance pieces using these skills. Patrons at or above the $100 per month level will receive invitations to special VIP showings of these events (don't worry non-local VIPs--you won't get left out of the party!) and special commemorative gifts. All patrons will be able to take part in the development of each of these larger projects.

See below for the complete list of perks for each pledge level:

Recent posts by Samantha Klapp

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 per month grants you access to the patrons-only blog, where I will post research, works in progress stills/videos, and just generally keep you up to date about where your hard-earned cash money is going. You will also be eligible to participate in any patrons-only collaborations and raffles for non-digital pieces of work.
Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 per month grants you access to the patrons-only blog, collaborations and raffles, plus a personal, hand-written thank you note delivered to your door.
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 per month grants you all of the above perks, plus I will throw in one of the following:

  • Free Photo Edit
    • Send me any one image to fix up for you for free
  • Email Critique/Correspondence
    • One email correspondence wherein we can talk about a project that you are working on or you can ask me specific questions about myself or my work.*


*I'm pretty much an open book, but I do reserve the right to refuse to answer any personal questions I find inappropriate.
Pledge $25 or more per month
$25 per month gives you all of the $1, $3, and $10 rewards, plus:

  • Free Print
    • I will send you a free high-quality photography print taken from any of my work. You can pick something from: 
  • Monthly Hangout
    • I will schedule monthly hour-long Skype/Google Hangout times where I can teach tutorials on anything I know how to do (including sewing and identifying antiques and vintage clothing decades).
  • Request Line
    • Each patron at $25 a month or above will be granted one tutorial request if there is something specific that they would like to learn from me.
Pledge $40 or more per month
$40 per month gives you all of the following:

  • Access to the blog, raffles, and collaborations
  • Personal, hand-written thank you
  • Free photo edit/email critique/correspondence
  • Free photography print
  • Monthly hour-long hangouts/tutorials
  • Tutorial request
AND
I will send you surprise snail mail every month. It could be anything from treats to artwork, but I promise you it will be good!
Pledge $75 or more per month
$75 per month gives you:

  • Access to the blog, raffles, and collaborations
  • Personal, hand-written thank you
  • Free photo edit/email critique/correspondence
  • Free photography print
  • Monthly hour-long hangouts/tutorials
  • Tutorial request
  • Monthly snail mail
AND
  • Monthly Skype/Chat Sessions.
    • I will schedule monthly 10-minute Skype one-on-one sessions. I can show you special sneak peaks of what I'm working on, we can do a quick critique of your work, or you can just tell me about your day -- this 10 minutes is all yours! If face-to-face is not your thing, we can do a 10-minute text chat session using the client of your choice.
Pledge $100 or more per month
$100 per month (OMG!) gives you:

  • Access to the blog, raffles, and collaborations
  • Personal, hand-written thank you
  • Free photo edit/email critique/etc
  • Free photography print
  • Monthly hour-long hangouts/tutorials
  • Tutorial request
  • Monthly snail mail
AND
  • Longer Skype/Chat 
    • I will increase the monthly Skype or chat session from 10 to 15 minutes, and increase it 5 minutes for every $25 more.*
  • VIP Status
    • You will receive special patrons only previews of any live gallery or venue events 
      • If you live out of town, you will receive a link to a special livestream of the preview
  • Digital Downloads
    • I will make individual project files available for studying or remixing.**

* 60 minute limit.
**This reward is available after 3 months or until your monthly contributions add up to $300.