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Title: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on February 12, 2007, 10:25:58 PM
Patron Membership:

Artdc.org is off to a great start this year!  Wrapping things up for December we received over 1.4 million hits, which is excellent news.  The outside world is starting to take note of our activity!  Our growth continues as the number of page views increased for January where we received mention in 5 newspapers including the Washington City Paper, Post, and Examiner!  Find details here: http://artdc.org/forum/index.php?topic=4495.0

With all of this success in mind, and our impending hosting bill, we’d like to go further.  Recently we’ve developed t-shirt production and we’ve increased our available bandwidth to due to our increased activity, which has added to our costs!  We need your help!  We are now developing a paid membership for artdc.org so we can continue.

Artdc.org will remain about the same, free as before but we’ll add a few services to those that want to support artdc.org.

To aid our development, we will add a paid membership category of members entitled, “patron members,” which will be retro active to 01/01/2007.

With your Patron Membership you will gain access to a closed section of our artdc.org forums. Here you're able to discuss the latest news and artdc.org development which is not public yet, as well as provide feedback about artdc.org. You also will gain access to our priority artdc.org support via email.

We are also searching for support from local art vendors.  Design Frames has offered 15% off of all framing for artc.org patron members.  We'll also offer discounts on our artdc.org goods.  If you have any connections, let us know!

Patron members will gain a larger upload quota in the artdc.org gallery.

Patron members will gain the opportunity to advertise a "personal artist page" in the artdc.org banner system free for one month.  There will be a limit of 10 personal artist banners per month in a designated artist support block on the forum index.  Artists will have the opportunity to select different months if they relate to a show or opening.

When things catch on, we'll press membership cards with a unique number on each.  These cards will be stylish black plastic with our artdc.org white logo and a silver membership number.  Only artdc.org patron members will receive a membership card.

Membership will start at "$35.00 US" a year.  We welcome larger patrons who wish to support our efforts, but we believe that $35.00 is a great starting point.  All donations are nonrefundable, and terms of membership benefits are subject to change.

If for some reason we've been unable to convince you that you need a Patron Membership, it is also an excellent way to support artdc.org, and those that have devoted their free time to make artdc.org what it is today.

Summary for patron member benefits:


We're excited to hear from you!


Note: Artdc.org is not a nonprofit so this is not tax deductable, but it's supporting a wonderful happening in the DC area!


Make your payments here (http://artdc.com/payments/).
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on February 13, 2007, 10:17:25 AM
Contact us if you wish to donate a larger denomination, and we can send you an invoice.  fineartventures (at) gmail.com
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Erin Antognoli on February 13, 2007, 10:53:01 AM
i realized i never donated!  situation has been rectified.   :smt001 

artdc.org has done so much for me and my art that it's really silly of me not to support it.  i've made friends, been in shows, made connections, and am in general happy to be able to share my ventures with others and see what everyone else is up to.  if artdc were to ever go away, i don't know what i would do!   :smt107 
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on February 13, 2007, 10:56:11 AM
Thank you, Thank you!  You've been added to the patron list and you should now see the patron membership board!  We value your glowing response, and I feel the same way.
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: dottiebobottie on February 13, 2007, 10:58:26 AM
Consider it done :)
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on February 13, 2007, 11:01:20 AM
Thank you so much!   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: hmsart on February 13, 2007, 11:08:48 AM
I will make a donation this week ~ thanks for all of your hard work Jesse!
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: jwhitsitt on February 13, 2007, 01:11:03 PM
Donated! Thanks, Jesse!
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on February 13, 2007, 02:56:17 PM
Thank you all! I'll update the list of artists supporting artdc.org shortly! :biggrin:
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on February 16, 2007, 05:05:56 PM
If you are interested in the framing discount, I'll contact Mark for you till we get membership cards printed.

Design Frames can be found here:
806 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046 
(703) 532-2660
www.designframes.com

They do great work and can have quick turn around.  From simple frames to crazy complicated work.  I give them my highest professional recommendation.
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: funkergirl on March 06, 2007, 02:30:50 PM
sounds cool, think i'll have to make a donation
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on March 06, 2007, 02:36:52 PM
Yeah!  Thank you!  Artdc.org moves forward!   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: sagworks on July 13, 2007, 06:38:18 PM
Just made a donation.
Did not see a place to put my Artdc info - so just as an FYI you should have a new donation.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: pauliez on August 13, 2007, 01:10:26 PM
just ponied up
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Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Tracy Lee on August 13, 2007, 02:13:57 PM
If you are interested in the framing discount, I'll contact Mark for you till we get membership cards printed.

Design Frames can be found here:
806 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046 
(703) 532-2660
www.designframes.com

They do great work and can have quick turn around.  From simple frames to crazy complicated work.  I give them my highest professional recommendation.

is this discount still good? I use Frame Masters and have been very happy with their services and pricing but I'm not one to turn down a bargain.
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on August 13, 2007, 02:26:22 PM
As far as I know, Yes.  Ask for Mark.  They have moved though.  Their website is the same.
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jill Hackney on September 02, 2007, 11:11:03 AM
Made my donation  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on September 02, 2007, 11:41:39 AM
Thanks so much!  I added you to the thank you list and the patron member's group.
http://artdc.org/forum/index.php?topic=3451.0
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Wynn Creasy Fine Art on September 04, 2007, 10:33:48 AM
Jesse and all!
I'm a new member and I know that site is free but I just made a donation anyway. I feel like anytime we can work together as artists and friends and support each other it is to the advantage of us as professional artists and human beings.  Love being a new part of artdc.org

Wynn Creasy
www.wynncreasyfineart.com
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on September 04, 2007, 10:55:47 AM
Excellent! I've added you to the patron member group.  Thank you so much for the support!
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: apres-image on September 28, 2007, 09:10:00 AM
  :biggrin:    I'm in!  Thanks Jesse! 

Geoff Ault
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on September 28, 2007, 09:17:24 AM
Thank you so much!  I've added you to the artist support link topic here:
http://artdc.org/forum/index.php?topic=3451.0

It really is such a kind thing to do to support this community!! 
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: apres-image on September 28, 2007, 11:00:04 AM
I'm more than happy to support this group cuz it does so much for the art community here!

Geoff
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: q r i s s y on October 03, 2007, 09:31:47 AM
I finally bought some stars!!!

 :smt001
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on October 03, 2007, 09:37:15 AM
Yeah!  Thank you.  You do have stars now!
And we've added you to the thank you list here:
http://artdc.org/forum/index.php?topic=3451.0
Strong support keeps us moving forward!
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: dbstovall on February 06, 2008, 09:38:55 PM
OK, I'm in.


Thanks, Jesse.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on February 07, 2008, 09:56:35 AM
Thanks so much! I've added you to the support thank you list, and you're now a patron member of artdc.org
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: jenb1012 on April 30, 2008, 02:27:36 PM
How embarrassing, I meant to donate and become a patron member a long time ago and never got around to it.  I finally sent my donation in today.  Thanks Jesse and all ArtDC participants for making this such a great resource.

Jen
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on April 30, 2008, 02:29:15 PM
Thank you so much!  It's support like that that helps us develop great projects!
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: TammyVitale on May 01, 2008, 08:48:02 AM
ok - I'm in
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on May 01, 2008, 09:48:46 AM
Thank you so much.  You all are added to the support topic, and should have access to the Patron's forum board.
It's continues support like all of yours that keeps us going!
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: kay on May 08, 2008, 09:32:50 AM
I just made the donation. Although I have not been so active I always have found the site very helpful and important for artists of any kind. Now I feel like brand new member, which technically I'm in terms of involvement ^.^
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on May 08, 2008, 09:55:38 AM
Thank you.  We appreciate every bit of support!  We're glad to know that there are more folks that appreciate what we do!
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Gone on June 11, 2008, 05:41:07 AM
OK, I did a kind of end of Artomatic donation today.  Since ArtDC doesn't have one of those little plastic boxes for donations at the site I figure this is a good substitute.  Kind of a plastic box on the web.   :smt073

ArtDC really makes Artomatic more enjoyable and easier to attend as an artist with all the information posted in the forum.  It wouldn't be the same without all the info threads and rants and raves posted here!
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on June 11, 2008, 08:41:30 AM
Paul,  Thank you so much!  You really are kind for the public and financial approval! 
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: c.d.e. on July 27, 2008, 06:21:13 PM
Just became a patron member.
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on July 27, 2008, 09:28:12 PM
Excellent!  Thank you!  I just added you to the member group, and the patron thank you topic!
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: newtmore on August 31, 2008, 03:43:03 PM
Jesse,

I tried to contribute to ARTDC but when I got to the final approval screen there was an email address (that I did not recognize) listed...I believe it was a Yahoo address.  I canceled out, not wanting to send money mistakenly.  Is this something you are aware of or did I get redirected somehow? I'll just send a check. 

-Newt :headonwall:
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on August 31, 2008, 05:27:48 PM
Thanks so much for attempting to become a patron member.  Yes, that's the address of the paypal account.  I'll be glad to email you for verification.
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: apres-image on January 10, 2009, 08:58:57 AM
 :smt064
 
Thought I'd get off on the right foot this year by renewing my patron membership.  Wasn't sure how much so if it's not enough, let me know!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on January 10, 2009, 10:47:38 PM
You got it!  You're in.. Thanks again for the support!!!
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: q r i s s y on January 14, 2009, 01:18:12 PM
Hey Jesse!  I ponied up again!   :smt001
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on January 14, 2009, 02:20:58 PM
Thank you so much for the continued support! 
I've updated the thank you topic here:
http://artdc.org/forum/index.php?topic=3451.0 (http://artdc.org/forum/index.php?topic=3451.0)

We value repeat patrons!
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: funkergirl on February 04, 2009, 10:56:00 AM
i have finally gotten around to renewing!
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on February 04, 2009, 11:04:36 AM
Thank you so much!!!
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: lexi on March 16, 2009, 08:29:06 PM
Renewing  :smt004
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on March 16, 2009, 10:32:41 PM
Our warmest thanks.  The support means so much!
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on June 17, 2009, 12:27:19 PM
We're going to have to start a funding drive like PBS! :)
Become a patron now!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on March 04, 2013, 01:00:16 PM
For those looking for the missing checkout buttons on the side of the forum, in the mean time, please use the payment portal on artdc.com!  We really appreciate your support!

Make your payments here (http://artdc.com/payments/).
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: evmarinucci on April 01, 2013, 07:16:54 PM
I renewed my membership, Jesse.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Become a Patron Member of artdc.org
Post by: Jesse on April 01, 2013, 07:48:21 PM
Ev!  Thanks so much! We appreciate your support!