Helping out fellow Artists!

Hello everyone!

I’m helping out fellow artist and fiancée Lauren Levato fund her year long project through the crowd sourcing platform USA Projects.  She has $2500 to go on her all or nothing fundraiser with only 4 days left!.  So I’m donating one of my paintings, “Temptation of Po” to the project for $2500, a deal you won’t see again.  So if you or someone else is interested in owning this painting please go to  to donate and email me if you have!  I have appreciated everyone’s support so much over the years, and this would help out two artists!

About Lauren Levato:

Lauren Levato was born in 1977 somewhere in Indiana and was subsequently raised by wolves. Indications are that they loved her despite being born with a red mohawk which would have, in centuries past, gotten her drowned at birth. Still, she persisted. Her feral childhood inclined her toward an obsession with insects. This, combined with an early exposure to anatomical study and her father’s repeated failings of heart and then finally of lungs, has resulted in a curious sort of woman who went on to attend several universities in addition to a technical art school and traveled hither and yon to study with some of today’s grand masters. She can now be found in the company of no less than 300 beetles, a few piles of butterflies, and more pencils than can be counted in an hour’s time in her studio in Chicago. Her fiance and their own wolf-like creature can be found across the hall making their own mischief. Her life spent in pencils can be found at Packer Schopf Gallery.


About USA Projects:

USA Projects is a program created by United States Artists (USA), a nonprofit grantmaking and artist advocacy organization that has awarded over $17 million to America’s finest artists in the last six years. USA Projects hosts an online community where artists can post projects for funding and connect with those who love and support artists.

At USA Projects, our goal is to help artists successfully navigate the challenging world of online fundraising for their projects. Our expert team provides educational services, from fundraising 101 to case studies and best practices to project development and outreach support. A total of 75% of all artists who have turned to USA Projects have succeeded in funding their projects. USA Projects offers a patent-pending matching fund program, the only one of its kind, which encourages and leverages contributions to help artists succeed faster. All donations are tax deductible because they simultaneously support artists’ projects and the nonprofit mission of United States Artists: to invest in America’s finest artists and to illuminate the value of artists to society.


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