Open Doors Exhibitions (The ODE)

Pop-up galleries in Massachusetts for Social Impact

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Project Description

 

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Open Doors Exhibitions (The ODE)

The ODE is a themed pop-up gallery showcasing artworks based on local cultures and subject matters to stimulate awareness and create a unique and enriching experience to suburban communities for social impact. 

The ODE creates physical space for exhibitions, workshops, and events in support of diversity of thought and culture, as well as a platform for unheard voices.

With your help, our goal is to bring The ODE Pop-up Gallery to towns throughout Massachusetts.

 

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Art is supplied not only to educate, but to bridge cultural gaps through collaborative efforts, creating opportunities for growth and social change.

 

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REASONS TO GIVE

We want to make a difference in the community & the world at large, that's why 100% of your contributions are used to provide outlets for creative expression and exploration for social impact through our mission-driven programs.

We:

  • Foster community engagement by providing access to art, as well as free events and workshops
  • Create a space for dialogue and thought on immediate social and cultural issues
  • Promote diversity, inclusion, individuality and community; commonality within the human condition 
  • Use art to bridge cultural gaps through collaborative efforts
  • Provide opportunities for growth and social impact through our curated exhibitions
  • Engage people in social involvement outside the urban scene 
  • Support and promote talented, emerging New England artists by exhibiting their work
  • Grant 2 x 1 Avid Artist Scholarship Award, helping more female artists be seen and heard
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WHAT'S MORE? 2 for 1 SCHOLARSHIP MODEL

For every $1000 in membership dues or 2 New Membership Subscriptions received at Avid Level and above, we will provide a Full scholarship- Avid Artist Membership to a female artist in Massachusetts who meet socioeconomic needs. This 2 x 1 Scholarships allows more emerging artists the opportunity to exhibit their artwork and participate in our social impact platform.

 

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Becoming a member gives you easy access to our programs, exhibitions, additional submissions to open calls, exclusive members-only events, socials, merch, and so much more.

 

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Why iFundWomen?

We are raising funds through iFundWomen to help develop and launch the first year of Open Doors Exhibitions. Your contribution will help us…

  • Lease gallery space in locations throughout the surrounding Boston area to execute our Pop-Ups Galleries, including event insurance, utilities, necessary space renovation & design
  • Cover personnel for program direction, art scouting, marketing, and research
  • Invest in equipment, supplies, and art handling for exhibition
  • Bring in expert guest speakers, catering, and entertainment for successful opening receptions
  • Cover overhead costs so we can continue to carry out our mission to provide art & social impact throughout Massachusetts & beyond, including providing free events and workshops to the Greater Boston area

 

 

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About Art in Suburbia

Art in Suburbia’s Mission is to provide art, education, and awareness to suburban communities throughout Massachusetts for social impact.

Founded in 2017 by Linda Ferrer, Art in Suburbia is a start-up nonprofit and art association whose objectives are to provide an outlet for artistic and creative expression and exploration, foster community engagement, and promote social and sustainable development through its mission-programs.

 

Meet the Founder

Linda's first art show was at the Omni in Miami, FL at the age of 8 when she created a water-color piece of a South American native couple; a depiction of her roots. Sharing Native Peruvian and Middle Eastern descent, Linda's background opened up many questions about her own identity, race, and creed. Devoted to the arts, Linda curated avant-garde and experimental art shows in Greenville, SC before studying art history and religion in the Mediterranean and eventually moving to Massachusetts where she's made it her home state.

Linda received her Master's degree in Coexistence and Conflict Resolution from Brandeis University where she studied Critical Approaches to Diversity, Urbanization and Development, and Mediation. Linda combines her love of art and passion for peace-building, founding Art in Suburbia in 2017 and dedicating herself to this cause.

THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEART! 

“Our organization is committed to bringing awareness to issues that require attention in our communities and society as a whole, and to do so through the power of art. We are eternally grateful for all who generously give to our cause to realize our mission.”

--Linda V. Ferrer; Founder, Executive Director

Updates

The Project FAQs

Why iFundWomen?

We are raising funds through iFundWomen to help develop and launch the first year of Open Doors Exhibitions. Your contribution will help us…

  • Lease gallery space in locations throughout the surrounding Boston area to execute our Pop Ups, including event insurance and space renovation & design
  • Cover personnel for program direction, art scouting, marketing, and research
  • Invest in equipment, supplies, transportation and art handling for exhibition
  • Bring in in expert guest speakers, catering, and entertainment for successful opening receptions
  • Cover overhead costs so we can continue to carry out our mission to provide art & social impact throughout Massachusetts & beyond
  • Provide 4x1 Scholarship- Avid Artist Membership to artists in the community who meet socioeconomic needs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/05/2018
Wear it Loud & Proud!
$100
06/01/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$25
05/29/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$25
05/27/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$100
05/21/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$25
05/21/2018
Honk if You Support Us!
$25
05/21/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$45
05/20/2018
Art Lover!
$75
Monetary Contribution With No Reward

Give what you can to support local art and social impact. Your contribution will help us bring more art into communities that need it most. Give simply because you care. We appreciate you!

5 Supporters
Contribute
$15
Gram-it-Out!

A gift of $15 will get you a shout-out on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$30
Honk if You Support Us!

A gift of $30 will get you a Promotional Art in Suburbia Bumper Sticker.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$40
I Heart Photo!

A gift of $40 will get you One Signed 4x4  Art Print by the Executive Director 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Self-Starter

1 year Membership includes: 

-5 Art Submissions for one (1) Exhibition

-Gallery Representation 

-Artist Spotlight on Social Media

-Invitation for two to a Program Event

-Volunteer-free participation
 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
Art Lover!

A gift of $75 will get you Two 4x4 signed Art Prints by our Executive Director. Gift one to a friend or hang them both up!

 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$85
Ask Away!

A gift of $85 will get you one-on-one 30 minute FaceTime interview with our Executive Director, Where you can ask Anything!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Wear it Loud!

A gift of $100 will get you an Exclusively Designed, one of a kind Art in Suburbia T-Shirt

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$150
Art Shocker

1 Year Membership includes- 

-Bronze Membership Benefits PLUS

-10 Art Submissions for one (1) Exhibition

-Signed 4x4 Art print by AIS Executive Director

-Newsletter Ad-space for your Business, Brand, or Website

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Gold Rush!

1 Year Membership includes-

-Silver Benefits PLUS

-Unlimited Artwork Submissions for (1) Exhibition

-Admission for Four to a Program Event

-Promotional Art in Suburbia T-Shirt

 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Avid Artist

1 Year Membership includes:

-Gold Benefits PLUS

-Exclusive Invitation to Avid Artists Members-Only Happy Hour Mixer

-Opportunity to Sell Artwork on our Website

-Exclusive Sneak-Peek Tour of Our Upcoming Pop-Up Exhibition

  • Good karma! For every 2 Avid Members, we Sponsor a Free AVID MEMBERSHIP for a female artist in your community

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
VIP Socialite

Year Membership includes:

-Avid Benefits PLUS

-Exclusively Designed Art in Suburbia T-Shirt tailored just for you

-Tier 1 Consideration for All Exhibitions

-Dedicated Page on Our Website

-Dinner with Executive Director where You can Ask Anything!

          + Good karma! ONE FULL AVID SCHOLARSHIP for a female artist in your     community!

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
VIP Founding Sponsor

 

Corporate Sponsorship includes:

-Private In-house Workshop Series (6) with Program Tailored to your Business

-Business Logo acknowledgment on All Marketing Material and Website

-Unlimited Access to Program Events for up to Five Employees, Volunteers, Students, or Family

-Unlimited Access to All Exclusive Events for Corporate

             + Feel good knowing you just contributed towards THREE FULL AVID SCHOLARSHIPS for female artists in the community

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10,000
VIP Ultimate Founding Sponsor

Corporate Sonsorship includes:

 

-Private Cocktail Party for up to 20 friends and/or co-workers,

-Private Film Screening

-Private In-house Workshop Series (12) with Program Tailored to your Business, Business Logo on All Marketing Material and Website

-Unlimited Access to Program Events for up to 10 Employees, Volunteers, or Students

-Unlimited Access to all Exclusive Events for Corporate

 

+ Feel good knowing you just contributed towards TEN FULL AVID SCHOLARSHIPS for female artists in your community

0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward

Give what you can to support local art and social impact. Your contribution will help us bring more art into communities that need it most. Give simply because you care. We appreciate you!

5 Supporters
Contribute
$15
Gram-it-Out!

A gift of $15 will get you a shout-out on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$30
Honk if You Support Us!

A gift of $30 will get you a Promotional Art in Suburbia Bumper Sticker.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$40
I Heart Photo!

A gift of $40 will get you One Signed 4x4  Art Print by the Executive Director 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Self-Starter

1 year Membership includes: 

-5 Art Submissions for one (1) Exhibition

-Gallery Representation 

-Artist Spotlight on Social Media

-Invitation for two to a Program Event

-Volunteer-free participation
 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
Art Lover!

A gift of $75 will get you Two 4x4 signed Art Prints by our Executive Director. Gift one to a friend or hang them both up!

 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$85
Ask Away!

A gift of $85 will get you one-on-one 30 minute FaceTime interview with our Executive Director, Where you can ask Anything!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Wear it Loud!

A gift of $100 will get you an Exclusively Designed, one of a kind Art in Suburbia T-Shirt

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$150
Art Shocker

1 Year Membership includes- 

-Bronze Membership Benefits PLUS

-10 Art Submissions for one (1) Exhibition

-Signed 4x4 Art print by AIS Executive Director

-Newsletter Ad-space for your Business, Brand, or Website

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Gold Rush!

1 Year Membership includes-

-Silver Benefits PLUS

-Unlimited Artwork Submissions for (1) Exhibition

-Admission for Four to a Program Event

-Promotional Art in Suburbia T-Shirt

 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Avid Artist

1 Year Membership includes:

-Gold Benefits PLUS

-Exclusive Invitation to Avid Artists Members-Only Happy Hour Mixer

-Opportunity to Sell Artwork on our Website

-Exclusive Sneak-Peek Tour of Our Upcoming Pop-Up Exhibition

  • Good karma! For every 2 Avid Members, we Sponsor a Free AVID MEMBERSHIP for a female artist in your community

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
VIP Socialite

Year Membership includes:

-Avid Benefits PLUS

-Exclusively Designed Art in Suburbia T-Shirt tailored just for you

-Tier 1 Consideration for All Exhibitions

-Dedicated Page on Our Website

-Dinner with Executive Director where You can Ask Anything!

          + Good karma! ONE FULL AVID SCHOLARSHIP for a female artist in your     community!

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
VIP Founding Sponsor

 

Corporate Sponsorship includes:

-Private In-house Workshop Series (6) with Program Tailored to your Business

-Business Logo acknowledgment on All Marketing Material and Website

-Unlimited Access to Program Events for up to Five Employees, Volunteers, Students, or Family

-Unlimited Access to All Exclusive Events for Corporate

             + Feel good knowing you just contributed towards THREE FULL AVID SCHOLARSHIPS for female artists in the community

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10,000
VIP Ultimate Founding Sponsor

Corporate Sonsorship includes:

 

-Private Cocktail Party for up to 20 friends and/or co-workers,

-Private Film Screening

-Private In-house Workshop Series (12) with Program Tailored to your Business, Business Logo on All Marketing Material and Website

-Unlimited Access to Program Events for up to 10 Employees, Volunteers, or Students

-Unlimited Access to all Exclusive Events for Corporate

 

+ Feel good knowing you just contributed towards TEN FULL AVID SCHOLARSHIPS for female artists in your community

0 Supporters
Select this reward