Two Coats of Paint�began publishing in 2007, and this past year we saw tremendous growth�thanks to tax-deductible contributions�from more than 200�readers, support from new advertisers, and a generous follow-up grant from the�Creative Capital �/ �Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writing Program.�Your funding enabled us�to�redesign the site, overhaul the antiquated Blogger code, archive more than 2700 posts, transfer from Blogspot to a dedicated server, and begin�modestly paying contributors. Thanks to help from a new�part-time�editorial assistant, we have been�able to publish more frequently�and�cover more exhibitions, projects, and�galleries. Many of these involved our artist readers.
If independent art publishing�is valuable to you, please�consider supporting�Two Coats of Paint�again in the coming year by making a tax-deductible contribution.�No amount�is too small.
Here is what your generous financial contributions will support in 2017:
$25�= Beer and wine�for an Open House
$50 = One post
$45 = The monthly fee for the Two Coats of Paint newsletter service
$150 = A studio visit with an artist
$250 = Utility bills, data storage, and trash fees for a month
$450 = An artist�s residency for one week
$500 = Editorial assistance for a week
$875 = Monthly office/residency space rent
$500 = A catalogue for the�February 2017 exhibition of��2015-16 Two Coats of Paint resident artists and other art-related community initiatives.
The art world needs independent voices like�Two Coats of Paint�to cover contemporary painting, especially the exhibitions and events�that other media may neglect or ignore. As daily newspapers cut art�coverage and monthly art magazines consolidate, it�s all the more important�for artists, curators, galleries, and collectors to work�together to support the dialogue that sustains the workers in the art community.
To those who have already donated to our campaign: THANK YOU!
P.S. Contributors who give more than $100 will�receive the�new Two Coats of Paint�multi-tasking coffee mug. Good for coffee, tea, whiskey, holding pencils, saving tacks, and, of course,�washing brushes. Every studio needs at least one.