Open Doors Exhibitions (The ODE)

Pop-up art galleries in Massachusetts for Social Impact

Linda
Art + Music
$420
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Project Ends on January 2, 2019

Project Description

The Open Doors Exhibitions or The ODE is a pop-up art gallery showcasing local artworks on certain themes. Each themed exhibition is tailored to selected towns and local cultures to promote conversation and bridge ideas. By creating physical space for exhibitions, workshops, and events, and by partnering with local businesses and artists, the ODE offers a unique and enriching experience to suburban communities for social impact.

At The ODE, art is used to mediate. Locals are welcome to engage in a creative space to appreciate artworks and connect with one another.

 

 

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

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 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 program.  Donations of $75 or more may receive a tax deduction by written request through our sponsor, Allied Arts Foundation. For more information, contact info@artinsuburbia.org.

We:

  • Collaborate with local small business, arts organizations, artists, and real estate owners/agencies to encourage lasting partnerships

  • Foster community engagement by providing access to local art that would otherwise not be seen

  • Encourage dialogue and critical thought on immediate social and cultural issues through themed, curated art exhibitions

  • Use art to bridge cultural gaps and promote commonality within the human condition and stimulate overall appreciation for the arts

  • Grant 2 x 1 Avid Artist Scholarship Award, helping more female artists be seen and heard

WHAT'S MORE? 2 for 1 SCHOLARSHIP MODEL

For every $1000 in membership dues or 2 New Avid Artist Memberships, we will provide a Full scholarship to a female artist in Massachusetts who meets certain financial needs. This 2 x 1 Scholarship allows more emerging artists the opportunity to exhibit their artwork and participate in our social impact platform.

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.

Why iFundWomen?

We are raising funds through iFundWomen to help develop the Open Doors Exhibitions program. Your contribution will help us…

  • Lease gallery space in locations throughout suburban communities surrounding Boston to execute our Pop-Up 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 throughout Massachusetts. 

 

 

Meet the Woman Behind the Program

Linda V. Ferrer was born of immigrant parents and raised in Miami, FL, where she grew up with a variety of cultures around her. She began making art at a very young age and had her first group exhibition at the Omni in Miami when she was 8. Her film, Chest Hump, was premiered at the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art in 2004. Linda later moved to South Carolina in 2007 to raise a family and is the mother of two middle-school-aged daughters. She began hosting avant-garde art shows in Greenville in 2011 while continuing to make art in different mediums under her umbrella of arts, BD Productions. Linda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy with a minor in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies from Furman University, studying art history and religion abroad in Turkey, Greece, Italy, and Rome. She then earned a Master of Arts degree in Coexistence and Conflict Resolution from Brandeis University where she studied Diversity, Sustainable Development, and Mediation. While at Brandeis, she realized she was at the center of conflicting political ideas and increasing division amongst her community. This was the fuel for her to create a platform where all ideas could be expressed and conversation could be had without fear of repercussion. Thus, Linda Ferrer founded the Nonprofit arts organization, Art in Suburbia, in 2017. Using art as a connector and the skills of mediation, her organization approaches social issues holistically. 

 

 

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 2x1 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
$15
I Heart Stickers!

A gift of $15 will get you 3 self-made stickers by one of our female artists.

 

0 Supporters
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$25
I Heart Photo!

A gift of $25 will get you One Signed 4x4 Art Print by the Executive Director from her travels (Istanbul, Machu Picchu, Roma, Greece, Venice & More)

1 Supporter
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$30
Ask Away!

A gift of $30 will get you a one-on-one 20 minute FaceTime Meet & Greet with our Executive Director, Where you can ask Anything! Learn about how she founded her organization, tips on artwork presentation, her time at Brandeis, or stories from her trips.

0 Supporters
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$40
Artist Statement!

A gift of $40 will get you an online guided review and critique of your current Artist Statement or tips and structure to best present yourself to the artworld.

0 Supporters
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$45
Art Critique!

A gift of $45 will get you a one-on-one 30 minute FaceTime interview with our Executive Director, where Linda will review selected works and give you best guidance to strengthen your presentation.

1 Supporter
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$50
Self-Starter (12-Month Membership)

-Total of 5 Art Submissions for one (1) Exhibition

-Artist Spotlight on Social Media

-Art Career Coaching (artist bio, art critique)

-Gallery Representation

-Participation Volunteer hours required to exhibit reduced to 4

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$100
Emerging Artist (12-Month Membership)

-Bronze Membership Benefits PLUS

-Total 10 Art Submissions for one (1) Exhibition

-Two event tickets

-Volunteer-free participation

0 Supporters
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$150
Art-Shocker (12-Month Membership)

-Copper Membership Benefits PLUS

-10 Art Submissions for up to two (2) Exhibitions

-Artist Spotlight in Newsletter

-Monthly event pass

 

 

0 Supporters
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$250
Gold Rush (12-Month Membership)

-Silver Benefits PLUS

-Unlimited Artwork Submissions

-Opportunity to Sell Artwork on our Website

 

0 Supporters
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$500
Avid Artist (12-Month Membership)

-Gold Benefits PLUS

-Behind the scenes access to three (3) upcoming exhibitions

-Transportation of artwork for one (1) selected exhibition

-Promotional Art in Suburbia t-shirt

-Good karma points! For every 2 Avid Members, we Sponsor a Free AVID MEMBERSHIP for an artist in your community who meets socioeconomic needs

0 Supporters
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$1,000
VIP Socialite (12-Month Membership)

-Avid Benefits PLUS

-Dedicated Page on Our Website

-Behind the scenes access to all upcoming exhibitions

-Exclusively Designed Art in Suburbia shirt fashioned just for you

-Dinner with Executive Director where You can Ask Anything!

-Good karma! ONE FULL AVID SCHOLARSHIP for an artist in your community who meets socioeconomic needs

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

-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, or Students for 1 year

-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
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$10,000
VIP Ultimate Founding Sponsor

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

-Private Film Screening

-Private In-house Workshop 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
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Rewards

$15
I Heart Stickers!

A gift of $15 will get you 3 self-made stickers by one of our female artists.

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
I Heart Photo!

A gift of $25 will get you One Signed 4x4 Art Print by the Executive Director from her travels (Istanbul, Machu Picchu, Roma, Greece, Venice & More)

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$30
Ask Away!

A gift of $30 will get you a one-on-one 20 minute FaceTime Meet & Greet with our Executive Director, Where you can ask Anything! Learn about how she founded her organization, tips on artwork presentation, her time at Brandeis, or stories from her trips.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$40
Artist Statement!

A gift of $40 will get you an online guided review and critique of your current Artist Statement or tips and structure to best present yourself to the artworld.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$45
Art Critique!

A gift of $45 will get you a one-on-one 30 minute FaceTime interview with our Executive Director, where Linda will review selected works and give you best guidance to strengthen your presentation.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$50
Self-Starter (12-Month Membership)

-Total of 5 Art Submissions for one (1) Exhibition

-Artist Spotlight on Social Media

-Art Career Coaching (artist bio, art critique)

-Gallery Representation

-Participation Volunteer hours required to exhibit reduced to 4

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Emerging Artist (12-Month Membership)

-Bronze Membership Benefits PLUS

-Total 10 Art Submissions for one (1) Exhibition

-Two event tickets

-Volunteer-free participation

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$150
Art-Shocker (12-Month Membership)

-Copper Membership Benefits PLUS

-10 Art Submissions for up to two (2) Exhibitions

-Artist Spotlight in Newsletter

-Monthly event pass

 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Gold Rush (12-Month Membership)

-Silver Benefits PLUS

-Unlimited Artwork Submissions

-Opportunity to Sell Artwork on our Website

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Avid Artist (12-Month Membership)

-Gold Benefits PLUS

-Behind the scenes access to three (3) upcoming exhibitions

-Transportation of artwork for one (1) selected exhibition

-Promotional Art in Suburbia t-shirt

-Good karma points! For every 2 Avid Members, we Sponsor a Free AVID MEMBERSHIP for an artist in your community who meets socioeconomic needs

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
VIP Socialite (12-Month Membership)

-Avid Benefits PLUS

-Dedicated Page on Our Website

-Behind the scenes access to all upcoming exhibitions

-Exclusively Designed Art in Suburbia shirt fashioned just for you

-Dinner with Executive Director where You can Ask Anything!

-Good karma! ONE FULL AVID SCHOLARSHIP for an artist in your community who meets socioeconomic needs

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

-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, or Students for 1 year

-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

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

-Private Film Screening

-Private In-house Workshop 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