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Sponsor a multi-disciplinary Installation at Venice's Renowned Worldwide Exhibition: Art/Education/Design

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Bringing Art and Fashion from Boston to the World


In this project, Plein Air Art Academy’s own Diana Stelin will create an interactive art installation over the next year, using Venice itself as her muse. You can help make this happen!


  • Several monumental size oil and wax paintings inspired by the Venetian landscape & decay. 

  • Plein-air watercolor paintings based on beautiful Venice neighborhoods, reflecting both their rich history and the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

  • Fashion designs from Gallerista, created with fabrics that are as vibrant and beautiful as the Venetian architecture and carnival costumes.


Venice is a city rich with art and history.  The artist will weave hidden clues into each painting with a special map of Venice, inviting our viewers to join a quest as detectives to explore this beautiful city.


To further the viewing experience, our installation will be complete with short educational videos to explain the encaustic method of combining oil paint and wax, a technique used to create a rich texture. When melted, this technique is a powerful way to represent reflections and transitions of architecture into the canals.


Viewers are also guided through basic watercolor techniques to use to sketch different parts of the city as part of the interactive quest around the treasures of Venice. 


Visitors of all ages will get a postcard sized watercolor paper to try their hand at capturing the Venetian landscape themselves. Submit your finished watercolor for the chance to inspire the next printed fabric at Gallerista!

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Donate now and become a part of a movement!

  • Become a Voyeur: Get Weekly Updates $20

  • Want to be a Venice Tour Guide? Solve a quest! $35

  • Ride on a Gondola: Virtual Studio Visit $50

  • Be a Patron of the Arts: Own a Signed print $150

  • Become a Collector: Signed Watercolor $450

  • Join the Carnivale: Get a Unique Outfit $700

  • Be a True Sponsor: Get an Oil Piece $5,000

  • Corporate Sponsorship: Biennale Preview Party Tickets, VIP tours, Press Coverage, Private Workshops, Receptions in Palazzo for your clients, Acknowledgement: $10,000

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Join me for this journey through Venice!


Your sponsorship will not only bring this incredible multi-disciplinary art installation to the world, but you’ll also get behind-the-scenes sneak peeks of the journey of art creation along the way.

January/February 2021: Creation of 1st Large Scale Painting

August 2021: Visiting Venice for further research/Plein-Air Sketches/Quest Creation

September/October 2021: Creation of 2nd & 3rd Large Scale Paintings

November/December 2021: Manufacturing of garments to go along with the exhibit

January/February 2022: Video and other Exhibit material creation/ Marketing materials/ Childrens' Book

March 2022: Install and Troubleshooting/ Marketing Campaign

April 2022 - November 2022: Show Time!