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Building Community at Yellow Studio

Support us to keep our momentum growing! Help hire additional resources to reach a broader audience and enhance our offering.

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Campaign Ends on February 28, 2023

Project Description

Yellow Studio's Mission

Yellow Studio is a woman-owned co-working space and alternative art gallery centered on community-building amongst women through the exchange of ideas, display of art and the creation of opportunities for creative expression and learning.

Yellow Studio's Founder, Tina Villaveces, is a recent Brooklyn transplant who has dedicated the majority of her career to the arts. Having spent almost a decade working in commercial art galleries and museums in NYC, she has a deep appreciation for those who create and a strong sense of commitment for authenticity. Tina finds joy in learning and discovering, which she hopes to make her routine by connecting and supporting women at Yellow Studio.

One of our beautiful art-filled co-working spaces
One of our beautiful art-filled co-working spaces and conference room.

The Problem We're Solving

Following the rise in remote work and the exodus from NYC catalyzed by the Covid pandemic, we present women who work remotely and live in a new town the option to experience an office-like environment among like-minded peers in a gallery setting.  Additionally, we have created a physical space to build community through shared experiences focused on creative expression, art and educational opportunities. 

To nurture the community we are building, we regularly host thoughtfully curated events and workshops (often featuring members of our broader community) to spark meaningful interactions, bonding, learning, networking and creative expression.  We strive to offer content by women, for every woman.

As an alternative art gallery, we primarily showcase the work of local artists and NYC-based artists while ensuring the majority of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork goes directly to the artists, a surprisingly uncommon practice in the industry. 

Through our Artist and Creative Residency we make our studio space available to women who demonstrate a passion for creative exploration and ingenuity, while promoting their work and projects. Raising other women up is one of the main purposes of our platform. 

studio
Our Residency Studio

Why We're Seeking Funding

Update: Yellow Studio is expanding! We're adding about 900 square feet to our existing footprint so that our gallery program has more space to shine. This additional space is located on the ground floor of our current building. It is our hope that we will gain more visibility for our artists and their work. 

Since the start, Yellow Studio has been a one-woman show.  We have come to IFundWomen looking for supporters to help us grow our audience, increase our visibility and catapult us to the next step in our journey.  

Your support will primarily allow us to hire additional resources, particularly to support and enhance our social media and marketing game to further our reach, as well as to help us continue putting together well curated and successful events for our members and guests.  

Finally, a small portion of our capital raise will be earmarked for the final touches (for now!) to our existing physical space.  For our Exhibitions program, we need to build a wall. Currently, we use a gallery hanging system which has its limits when it comes to exhibiting the amazing artwork we showcase. Additional means of art storage in our Studio is also fundamental to our Residency and Exhibitions capabilities. We would also like to add to our signage inside and outside of our space, an important part of visibility and awareness for our business, and finish constructing our Call Room. 

Critically, your support will help us sustain a low commission rate so that the majority of the artwork sale price of our artists goes directly to the them, as well as our accessible Creative and Artist Residency program. 

Thank you for supporting Yellow Studio! Your funds help us continue strengthening the community through connection, creativity and learning.

By supporting Yellow Studio, you're supporting many local woman-owned businesses. A big part of what we do is find ways to collaborate and promote other woman-owned businesses through our programming, workshops, artisan and vendor selection for our pop-up marketplaces and beyond. 

workshop
Natural dye workshop in the Studio.

Yellow Studio Member Testimonials

"I felt an immediate pull to Tina and her creation, Yellow Studio, because of her specific intention to bring women together to further build a community of support and ideas through art and meticulously curated gatherings. Not to mention the chic co-working space is brilliant and much needed in Northern Westchester!" - Veronica M.

"I've been working remotely since January of 2021 and was in desperate need of a social environment for my mental health and enjoyment. A good friend of mine introduced me to YS and Tina, the owner, and I was instantly assured this was the place for me. It's a gorgeous location. The time, effort, and consideration Tina has put into creating a productive, soothing, and engaging atmosphere is immediately apparent. It's bright and cheery and I find I get some of my best work done there." - Destri C. 

"Coming up the stairs to the third floor on the day after Yuko's mobile was installed. I knew the exhibit was coming, but I had not stopped to envision what it might look like. With the morning sunlight streaming into the space, and the mobile mirroring so exactly the colors of the rug and the space -- along with me being the first one to arrive that morning -- it really felt magical. I feel like every time I come to YS, there's something new to look at or learn about and it's just so refreshing and exciting." - Jackie H. F. 

"I joined for so many reasons. I love Tina, I love art, I love connecting with strong, creative women, and, being new to the area, I was craving a space to meet my neighbors." - Emily W. L. 

"I joined YS to meet new people. As a local artist, I was excited for the creative offerings and the opportunity to connect with other artists, women and moms in the area." - Alissa L. 

"I joined YS because I love the energy of the space and the people who gather here. After many months of pandemic isolation with two small kids I am so happy to have a place to meet and connect with other people. I am so grateful for Tina and the YS community!" - Elle C. 

coworking
Our light-filled co-working space that transforms into gallery space, workshop room and event site.
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Our Founder, Tina Villaveces

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Where are we located?

Cross River, NY.  Centrally located at the intersection of Pound Ridge, Bedford and Katonah.

  • Who is the Founder of Yellow Studio?

Tina Villaveces is a recent Brooklyn transplant who has dedicated the majority of her career to the arts. Having spent almost a decade working in commercial art galleries and museums in NYC, she has a deep appreciation for those who create and a strong sense of commitment for authenticity. Tina finds joy in learning and discovering, which she hopes to make her routine by connecting and supporting women at Yellow Studio.

Tina has an MA in Museum Studies with a concentration in Contemporary Art from NYU and a BA in Art History with minors in Architecture and French from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Tina worked at Pace Gallery, Sean Kelly, James Cohan and D'Amelio Terras, plus interned at numerous museums including the MoMA, Guggenheim and Whitney. She also worked as a Project Manager at Pentagram. Most recently, she did a stint at The Aldrich in Ridgefield and volunteered at the Katonah Museum of Art. She is currently an associate board member of the Katonah Museum Artists' Association.

Tina lives in Pound Ridge with her husband and their two young sons.

  • Why should I support Yellow Studio?

Hopefully, because you've visited us or participated in one of our events and found joy!  If you haven't had the opportunity to have a taste of Yellow Studio, or if you are not local, because you find our mission worthy.  We invite you to visit our Instagram account (@yellowstudiony) to catch a glimpse and see some of the testimonials of our members. You can also read excerpts of a few Member testimonials in our pitch. 

Yellow Studio Member Testimonials

"I felt an immediate pull to Tina and her creation, Yellow Studio, because of her specific intention to bring women together to further build a community of support and ideas through art and meticulously curated gatherings. Not to mention the chic co-working space is brilliant and much needed in Northern Westchester!" - Veronica M.

"I've been working remotely since January of 2021 and was in desperate need of a social environment for my mental health and enjoyment. A good friend of mine introduced me to YS and Tina, the owner, and I was instantly assured this was the place for me. It's a gorgeous location. The time, effort, and consideration Tina has put into creating a productive, soothing, and engaging atmosphere is immediately apparent. It's bright and cheery and I find I get some of my best work done there." - Destri C. 

"Coming up the stairs to the third floor on the day after Yuko's mobile was installed. I knew the exhibit was coming, but I had not stopped to envision what it might look like. With the morning sunlight streaming into the space, and the mobile mirroring so exactly the colors of the rug and the space -- along with me being the first one to arrive that morning -- it really felt magical. I feel like every time I come to YS, there's something new to look at or learn about and it's just so refreshing and exciting." - Jackie H. F. 

"I joined for so many reasons. I love Tina, I love art, I love connecting with strong, creative women, and, being new to the area, I was craving a space to meet my neighbors." - Emily W. L. 

"I joined YS to meet new people. As a local artist, I was excited for the creative offerings and the opportunity to connect with other artists, women and moms in the area." - Alissa L. 

"I joined YS because I love the energy of the space and the people who gather here. After many months of pandemic isolation with two small kids I am so happy to have a place to meet and connect with other people. I am so grateful for Tina and the YS community!" - Elle C. 

 

 

Nicola Ridgway
01/29/2023
3 month Social Membership
$200
Jill Kay
01/29/2023
Monetary Contribution
$50
01/27/2023
Monetary Contribution
$100
01/25/2023
Ticket to a Yellow Studio Workshop
$150
Dyan Rosenberg
01/25/2023
Residency Studio Naming Opportunity
$2,000
Ricardo Villaveces
01/23/2023
Monetary Contribution
$200
Anonymous
01/22/2023
Mobile by Yuko Nishikawa
$800
Mary Ellis
01/19/2023
Monetary Contribution
$100
Taleen Mena
12/20/2022
Support Women Owned Businesses T-shirt
$60
Gwyneth Edmunds
12/07/2022
Monetary Contribution
$100
2,000.00 USD
Residency Studio Naming Opportunity

Designed with artists and creative women in mind, the Yellow Studio Residency seeks to facilitate and support the art-making, writing, app-developing, poetry-making, graphic designing and many other inspired endeavors for two amazing women at a time…and many more to come. It is our goal that the shared studio space will foster creativity, collaboration and connection.

This reward gives the funding (woman) the opportunity to have the Studio named in their honor i.e. "The Jane Smith Residency Studio" for one year. 

1 Supporter
None available
1,000.00 USD
Rent Yellow Studio for your own event

Need a cute spot for your bridal or baby shower? Want to rent the space for your own workshop, book launch, or talk? We have you covered. 

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1 Supporter
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800.00 USD
Mobile by Yuko Nishikawa

This mobile is part of the second gallery show at Yellow Studio, Aki-Zakura. "Aki-Zakura is an installation of mobiles made with paper pulp clay I formulate from used paper collected from artists and photographers in my Brooklyn studio building. These mobiles are lightweight and airy, and make slow turns in response to us when we walk by them and stir the air. The rich colors and oatmeal cookie-like textures are particular to the process I use to make this air dry clay. The colors come directly from the colors of the donated paper, there are no added paints or pigments. To produce additional colors, I mix multiple papers the way I would mix paints." - Yuko Nishikawa 

Artwork details:

Yuko Nishikawa

Aki-Zakura 9, 2022

Recycled paper pulp and galvanized steel wire

19 x 19 x 23 inches

Value: $1600

1 Supporter
None available
500.00 USD
3 month All Access Membership

Spend all the time you want at Yellow Studio (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) and enjoy discounts on events and workshops and access to Member-only events with a savings of $100! 

Value: $600

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1 Supporter
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400.00 USD
Artwork Commission by Rebecca Rivard

Do you have an object with value beyond what the eye can see that you would like to honor in art form? Rebecca Rivard, local artist and Yellow Studio Resident/Member, is offering to create a commissioned chalk painting/drawing with dimensions 9 x 12 inches. The image here is part of her A Gathering of Treasures: The Story Behind series and is a commission she created for a friend. Each work in this series was created as a reflection of these vessels of joy, love, loss and everything in between. You don't want to miss this unique opportunity! 

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0 Supporters
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350.00 USD
Artwork by Alissa Leigh

Support Yellow Studio and build your art collection with this diptych by local artist and Yellow Studio Member, Alissa Leigh. Alissa loves experimenting with bright colors, seeing how they affect each other. Each painting is created with the hope that it will inspire someone, cheer up a room and bring joy to the person who owns it. Using mainly acrylic paints, she also experiments with oil paints, wax encaustics and mixed media to create her abstract designs. Her style and design concepts are constantly evolving as she learns new techniques and discovers new inspirations.

Artwork details:

Alissa Leigh

No. 26 & No. 27

Acrylic blocks

8 x 6 inches, each 

Signed, numbered and dated

Edition 1/500

Value: $350

 

1 Supporter
None available
250.00 USD
Mentoring Session with Fran Hauser

A one-hour mentoring session with startup investor, best-selling author, and keynote speaker, Fran Hauser. This session can be either in-person at Yellow Studio or virtual. You will also receive signed copies of Fran's books, The Myth of the Nice Girl  and Embrace the Work, Love Your Career. Whether you'd like to talk about leveling up your career, launching/scaling a business, or finally getting that book published, Fran's got you covered!

Must redeem within 6 months of receipt.

Value: $500-$750

 

1 Supporter
None available
250.00 USD
3 - 2 hour Conference Room Bookings

Savings of $50! Host 3 separate meetings in our Attic conference room. The table can accommodate up to 10 people. Our downstairs co-working/conference room is also an option. This table accommodates up to 12 people. (At least one meeting attendee must be a woman, staying in line with our mission as a woman-focused business.) 

Value: $300

Must be redeemed within 6 months. 

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0 Supporters
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200.00 USD
3 month Social Membership

Enjoy all the perks of a Social Membership with a savings of $55! This Membership includes discounts on workshops and events and 3 days per month in our co-working space. 

 

Value $255

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2 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Ticket to a Yellow Studio Workshop

Good for 1 spot in a Yellow Studio workshop of your choosing (ticket value not to exceed $75). Must be used within 1 calendar year. 

Examples of workshops Yellow Studio has offered and upcoming workshops include Naturally Dyeing a Silk Scarf, Fall Floral Arranging, Screenprinting, Figure Drawing, Women in Business and more! 

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2 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Monetary Contribution

You just want to straight up contribute to our cause, heck yeah!

4 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Yellow Studio Tote + Signature Mug

Our oversized cotton tote plus our signature mug made by local ceramacist, Bracken Fern Handmade Ceramics. 

Tote value: $25

Mug value: $25

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1 Supporter
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75.00 USD
Stephanie Land Artist Book

A memento from our inaugural gallery exhibtion, Stephanie Land's artist book entitled On Tending To. Add this to you collection, it is a conversation starter about family, art and the symbolism we find in objects. 

Artwork details:

Stephanie Land

On Tending To, 2017

digitally printed, perfect bound book

edition of 39, second edition printing

 

Value: $50

1 Supporter
None available
60.00 USD
Support Women Owned Businesses T-shirt

This shirt created by Luella perfectly fits our mission and bright color palette. We couldn't have done it better ourselves, so we had to share this gem with you!

Value: $30

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2 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Yellow Studio Oversized Cotton Tote

Sturdy oversized  white cotton tote designed by Salt + Sugar Creative Studio. This bag is large - you can fit your laptop, a couple of beach towels, your pup...almost anything! 

Value: $25

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About the Entrepreneur

Rewards

2,000.00 USD
Residency Studio Naming Opportunity

Designed with artists and creative women in mind, the Yellow Studio Residency seeks to facilitate and support the art-making, writing, app-developing, poetry-making, graphic designing and many other inspired endeavors for two amazing women at a time…and many more to come. It is our goal that the shared studio space will foster creativity, collaboration and connection.

This reward gives the funding (woman) the opportunity to have the Studio named in their honor i.e. "The Jane Smith Residency Studio" for one year. 

1 Supporter
None available
1,000.00 USD
Rent Yellow Studio for your own event

Need a cute spot for your bridal or baby shower? Want to rent the space for your own workshop, book launch, or talk? We have you covered. 

4 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
800.00 USD
Mobile by Yuko Nishikawa

This mobile is part of the second gallery show at Yellow Studio, Aki-Zakura. "Aki-Zakura is an installation of mobiles made with paper pulp clay I formulate from used paper collected from artists and photographers in my Brooklyn studio building. These mobiles are lightweight and airy, and make slow turns in response to us when we walk by them and stir the air. The rich colors and oatmeal cookie-like textures are particular to the process I use to make this air dry clay. The colors come directly from the colors of the donated paper, there are no added paints or pigments. To produce additional colors, I mix multiple papers the way I would mix paints." - Yuko Nishikawa 

Artwork details:

Yuko Nishikawa

Aki-Zakura 9, 2022

Recycled paper pulp and galvanized steel wire

19 x 19 x 23 inches

Value: $1600

1 Supporter
None available
500.00 USD
3 month All Access Membership

Spend all the time you want at Yellow Studio (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) and enjoy discounts on events and workshops and access to Member-only events with a savings of $100! 

Value: $600

9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
400.00 USD
Artwork Commission by Rebecca Rivard

Do you have an object with value beyond what the eye can see that you would like to honor in art form? Rebecca Rivard, local artist and Yellow Studio Resident/Member, is offering to create a commissioned chalk painting/drawing with dimensions 9 x 12 inches. The image here is part of her A Gathering of Treasures: The Story Behind series and is a commission she created for a friend. Each work in this series was created as a reflection of these vessels of joy, love, loss and everything in between. You don't want to miss this unique opportunity! 

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
350.00 USD
Artwork by Alissa Leigh

Support Yellow Studio and build your art collection with this diptych by local artist and Yellow Studio Member, Alissa Leigh. Alissa loves experimenting with bright colors, seeing how they affect each other. Each painting is created with the hope that it will inspire someone, cheer up a room and bring joy to the person who owns it. Using mainly acrylic paints, she also experiments with oil paints, wax encaustics and mixed media to create her abstract designs. Her style and design concepts are constantly evolving as she learns new techniques and discovers new inspirations.

Artwork details:

Alissa Leigh

No. 26 & No. 27

Acrylic blocks

8 x 6 inches, each 

Signed, numbered and dated

Edition 1/500

Value: $350

 

1 Supporter
None available
250.00 USD
Mentoring Session with Fran Hauser

A one-hour mentoring session with startup investor, best-selling author, and keynote speaker, Fran Hauser. This session can be either in-person at Yellow Studio or virtual. You will also receive signed copies of Fran's books, The Myth of the Nice Girl  and Embrace the Work, Love Your Career. Whether you'd like to talk about leveling up your career, launching/scaling a business, or finally getting that book published, Fran's got you covered!

Must redeem within 6 months of receipt.

Value: $500-$750

 

1 Supporter
None available
250.00 USD
3 - 2 hour Conference Room Bookings

Savings of $50! Host 3 separate meetings in our Attic conference room. The table can accommodate up to 10 people. Our downstairs co-working/conference room is also an option. This table accommodates up to 12 people. (At least one meeting attendee must be a woman, staying in line with our mission as a woman-focused business.) 

Value: $300

Must be redeemed within 6 months. 

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
3 month Social Membership

Enjoy all the perks of a Social Membership with a savings of $55! This Membership includes discounts on workshops and events and 3 days per month in our co-working space. 

 

Value $255

18 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Ticket to a Yellow Studio Workshop

Good for 1 spot in a Yellow Studio workshop of your choosing (ticket value not to exceed $75). Must be used within 1 calendar year. 

Examples of workshops Yellow Studio has offered and upcoming workshops include Naturally Dyeing a Silk Scarf, Fall Floral Arranging, Screenprinting, Figure Drawing, Women in Business and more! 

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Monetary Contribution

You just want to straight up contribute to our cause, heck yeah!

4 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Yellow Studio Tote + Signature Mug

Our oversized cotton tote plus our signature mug made by local ceramacist, Bracken Fern Handmade Ceramics. 

Tote value: $25

Mug value: $25

9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Stephanie Land Artist Book

A memento from our inaugural gallery exhibtion, Stephanie Land's artist book entitled On Tending To. Add this to you collection, it is a conversation starter about family, art and the symbolism we find in objects. 

Artwork details:

Stephanie Land

On Tending To, 2017

digitally printed, perfect bound book

edition of 39, second edition printing

 

Value: $50

1 Supporter
None available
60.00 USD
Support Women Owned Businesses T-shirt

This shirt created by Luella perfectly fits our mission and bright color palette. We couldn't have done it better ourselves, so we had to share this gem with you!

Value: $30

18 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Yellow Studio Oversized Cotton Tote

Sturdy oversized  white cotton tote designed by Salt + Sugar Creative Studio. This bag is large - you can fit your laptop, a couple of beach towels, your pup...almost anything! 

Value: $25

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward