The Hudson River School
America's pioneer in landscape art
What motivated the Hudson River School Reform?
Objectives of the movement:
Key person involved:
Why YOU should contribute money to this reform:
One reason for why you should donate money is to support a cause that separates us Americans from the old Europeans. We will free ourselves of their influence and become even more independent. We will create a new and improved genre of art!
A second reason for why you should support the cause is because with your help, not only are we becoming more independent, but we get to show off our beautiful land to the snobby Europeans as well! It is time we show them that our land is beautiful; vibrant and wild. The works of the artists in the Hudson River School will portray all of this in their works if only you support and sponsor them!
Lastly, you get a beautiful piece of art for yourself! There is never any harm in acquiring a gorgeous piece of art that reminds us of our beautiful country! Put it in your family room, in your dining room, over a cozy fireplace, even your study. You can never go wrong with adorning your house with the great lands of America, of our homeland!
People who donate a large amount of money will get one large painting of their choice as well as the chance to meet the artist who created it and a short painting lesson from the artist himself!
People who donate a good amount of money will get a small painting of their choice as well as a free art lesson from one of the Hudson River artists!
Don't have a lot to donate? That's alright! People who donate a small amount of money will receive a small set of 2 paint brushes and a small container of oil paint in the color of your choice!
It is obvious that we need to spread the word about this cause, so here are the following ideas:
1- Giveaway! The rules for this are simple: The person should be above 18 years old, they have to donate at least one dollar, and they must share the flyer/giveaway announcement with at least one person. There will be three winners who will receive a large art kit including paintbrushes, paints, pencils, papers, and watercolors all that come in a stylish maple wood case. They will also win a trip for two to New York to visit the Metropolitan museum of art.
2- The opportunity of a lifetime. To spread the word about the cause we can also create a viral video. The video would feature artists from all over the U.S (since this is a North American cause). It doesn't matter if the artists are famous or unknown, they can send what art is to them and later incorporate the works into an amazing video showing how art is important to our country.
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