This is a dual purpose campaign designed to expand my art into a full-time business, giving me the ability to offer more cultural options within my community. Raising enough money to purchase and restore one of the historic buildings on Main Street will allow me to actively pursue commissions and expand the amount of art I create. Having a professional studio will allow me to cultivate emerging artists, offer public events, and expand my participation in public art projects within my community.
About the Artist
Hello. I’m Frances Byrd, a stay-at-home mom actively participating in community-based and public art projects. I am a self-taught painter with a degree in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Combining these talents has enabled me to tell a story through my art.
This crowdfunding campaign is important to me for two reasons.
1. I need a larger studio space so I can actively pursue commissions and increase community involvement.
2. I would like to save one of the neglected buildings on Main Street and actively start a community discussion about historic preservation.
Your investment in this campaign will help me transform the chaos of a home studio into a professional working environment, increasing the reach and impact of my art. It will also allow me to expand my commitment to encouraging cultural growth in my community.
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What are people saying about Libertas Americana Art?
Betty Taylor, watercolor artist and patron, Oregon – “My friend, Frances Byrd, is kicking into high gear with her art and community involvement. She is also on the front line in the fight against human trafficking. I invite you to visit her pages and follow her progress…”
Michael Lancaster, patron, Florida – A great artist. A great American leader. A community activist who thinks we should do more for our communities rather than get government involved. A healthier way to make our local communities work. Talk to her. See if you can help. This young woman has some answers, but she is a crowd of one.
I so totally love you guys and what you are doing, importantly for yourselves, but equally for your community. An amazing story. When you get a minute in all your free time, get me a little more on the three of you and your buildings and I will write a poem for you, celebrating what you’re doing. (In response to my 2017 Heartbomb Campaign with Katie Griffin and Rena Cantrell)
Don Byram, friend, photographer, and professional framer, Kansas – One of the hardest working artists I personally know. And she is on mission.
Tami Nantz, friend and writer – Friends, if you love art & are a patriotic American, please consider following my friend Frances’ page! I absolutely love her passion!
Rick Wobbe, stained glass artist and patron, Florida – I hope you go far! You’re the best Frances! You have helped me in a hundred different ways!
Thank you for letting me in three years ago!! I am indebted always! Love your page! Rick
Natalie Thomas, friend, event planner and DDA Director, Commerce GA – Frances, you told me a while ago something I will never forget. You said the reason you would be willing to volunteer is because you had seen me thank people who volunteered. So I would say this to you…thanking me for supporting your art is enough!!! I love your work and think you are a wonderful person. You get it!!!
Leslie Dills, friend, baker, and business partner, Commerce GA– I agree with Natalie. I am more than happy to help you and any other local artist or craftsman in anyway that I possibly can. Your art is amazing and I see all of the time, effort and heart you put into trying to make Commerce better. I would like to thank you for all that you do !! I do think the calendars and art raffle are both great ideas to generate some attention to your art and your crowdfunding plan and goals.
Tasha, friend, artist, and patron, Georgia – I’ll think on it and get back to you. I support and share your art because I believe in you, your art, and your mission. Hard for me to think about getting something in return for supporting a fellow artist.
Linda White, friend and artisan, Commerce GA – My sentiments exactly. Your art is one of a kind and it makes me happy just to be able to help. You know the adage ….. Karma gives what karma gets. So to help in your journey will also help in my journey down the road.
Katie, friend, photographer and campaign manager, Commerce GA – I love your art! The liberty bell and the song birds are simply stunning. Your work speaks volumes to me and so many others. I would love if you did a raffle or a digital download of one of your paintings.