Fuel the Fire

Become a Friend of Fire Arts: $25 - $199

  • Attend events we only invite Friends to.
  • 10% off all workshops and lectures.
  • Receive our 4-page, illustrated b/w newsletter (or get the color version via email.)
  • Receive e-nouncements of our exhibitions and other activities.
  • Attend our special community-centered events.

Your Friend level of support brings you all these benefits while it supports our lectures, tours, demonstrations, the Talented Student Summer Program, and exhibitions of three-dimensional artwork.

To become a Friend of Fire Arts, stop by the studio, donate though PayPal, or contact us.

 


Paypal Members: On your PayPal account go to "Send Money" tab > "Personal" tab > "Gift" option (for no service charge to Fire Arts).

All contributions are tax deductible. Fire Arts, Inc. is a Not-For-Profit 501(c)(3) organization. No donation is too small. Thanks for your support!

Please contact us about in-kind donations at info@fireartsinc.com or 574-282-2787.

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Become a Patron: $200 and above

Receive all the above benefits of the Friend level of support plus:

Patron Preview Party: You will be invited to enjoy special hors d'oeuvres in an intimate party for patrons and exhibiting artists before each of our three community-wide exhibits. This is your opportunity to see the artwork without the crowds, to have the first chance to buy artwork, and to chat with artists and with our other supporters.

Patron Levels:
  • Marble: $25-$199
  • Copper: $200-$499
  • Bronze: $500-$999
  • Silver: $1,000-$1,999
  • Gold: $2,000-$4,999
  • Platinum: $5,000 and above

To become a Patron of Fire Arts, stop by the studio, donate though PayPal, or contact us.


Paypal Members: On your PayPal account go to "Send Money" tab > "Personal" tab > "Gift" option (for no service charge to Fire Arts).

All contributions are tax deductible. Fire Arts, Inc. is a Not-For-Profit 501(c)(3) organization. No donation is too small. Thanks for your support!

Please contact us about in-kind donations at info@fireartsinc.com or 574-282-2787.

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How your donations have helped us:

HVAC grant Matched

We received a grant for new heating and air conditioning for most of our building from The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County. We received enough donations for our part of the matching grant. Thanks to everyone that contributed.

Geil kiln grant Matched

Using a matching grant from The Community Foundation of Saint Joseph County, Fire Arts has purchased and installed a Geil gas kiln. The increased capacity that the kiln affords will improve the potential for both potters and sculptors, providing a higher cone firing for the potters and allowing both potters and sculptors to create larger work.

We received enough donations for our part of the matching grant. Thanks to everyone that contributed.

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2011-14 Patrons

PLATINUM - $5,000 and above

  • David Matthews
  • DTSB Facade Grant
  • Jack & Ann Turnock

  • GOLD - $2,000-$4,999

  • Community Foundation

    SILVER- $1,000-$1,999

  • Dr. Doug and Sandy Barton
  • Elfa Jónsdóttir 2011-13
  • Paul Saltzgaber Memorial Fund for Reading, Writing & Art
  • Teachers Credit Union 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Jamie Maguire
  • Community Foundation

    BRONZE - $500-$999

  • Tuck Langland
  • Judge Robert Miller
  • Carmi and Chris Murphy

    COPPER - $200-$499

  • Robert Bartels
  • Bart and Susan Bennett
  • Jack Brehmer
  • Jack Champaigne
  • Leone Halpin
  • Eva Johnson
  • Doug & Kathy Kile
  • Hoosier Art Patrons
  • Janice Langland
  • Tuck Langland
  • Chuck Leone
  • Vicki Nielsen
  • Steve and Connie McTique
  • Marybeth Parsons
  • Barry Shein
  • Dick & Cari Shein
  • Mike Smith
  • Dick Trench

  • MARBLE - $25-$199

  • Tamara Ashley
  • Pat and Tony Berardi
  • Beau Bilenki
  • Yvonne Desrosiers
  • Sharon Donlon
  • Doris Doyle
  • Gregory and Mary Downes
  • Janine Faim
  • Jeffrey Gibney
  • William and Leslie Gitlin
  • Dr. Alfred and Melanie Guillaume
  • Linda Jacobs
  • Michael Kelly
  • Joseph and Maggie Kernan
  • Ray and Peg Larson
  • Gail Martin
  • Catherine McCormick
  • Terry and Carol Meehan
  • Mike Keen and Gabrielle Robinson
  • Mikki Dobski Shidler
  • Bob and Susan Shields
  • Richard and Joyce Stifel
  • George Stump
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    Thanks to our friends and the supporters who laid the foundation.

    Previous Patrons

    Thanks so much for your support!

    Since the building purchase Fire Arts has replaced a dangerous, inefficient, old, wood overhead door with a new steel insulated one and replace a furnace leaking carbon monoxide with a new, safer, and more efficient one.

    Fire Arts has many more plans for their building and many more contributions to make to the community.

    Join Fire Arts and be part of the fun!

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    Fire Arts thanks many for their service:

    Below are just some of the helpful people who have donated their services to Fire Arts:

    • President of Board of Directors: Ralph Lampkin
    • Vice President of Board of Directors: Yvonne Desrosiers
    • Secretary of Board of Directors: Jackie Carlson
    • Treasurer: Marilyn Shaul
    • Events Co-Chairpersons: Julie Neises & Jackie Carlson
    • Publicity – Community Events: Julie Neises, Jackie Carlson, and Ralph Lampkin
    • Building Manager: Bill Healy
    • Accounting Advisor: Kurt Krueggel
    • Tax Advisor: Ron May, Schroeder May & Associates
    • Website Advisor: Kay Westhues
    • Website Maintenance: Bill Healy
    • Technical Advisor for Sculpture: Tuck Langland
    • Technical Advisor for Ceramics: Yvonne Desrosiers
    • Computer Technical Advisors: Becky Wainwright and Yvonne Desrosiers
    • Writers: Janice Langland, Julie Neises, and Jackie Carlson
    • Photographer: Bill Healy
    • Designers: Becky Wainwright, Dave Blodgett, and Jackie Carlson
    • Thailand Liaisons: Barry and Lily Davis

      Special collaboration with:
    • Dogwood Fine Arts Festival, Dowagiac
    • CircaArts, South Bend
    • Fiddlers Hearth (2009)

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    Fire Arts is thankful to the community we serve

    On October 1,2009 the City of South Ben demonstrated their support of Fire Arts' contributions to the community, through their Department of Redevelopment, by generously selling it their building for $10. The building, scheduled for demolition, saved by its artists with 5 years of investment of money and a lot of sweat equity, has become a permanent home for Fire Arts, now called an anchor for the Colfax arts corridor.

    The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County demonstrated their support in 2009 with a very generous $5,000 grant (for Geil Kiln) that Fire Arts had to raise funds to match,and a second $5,000 grant (for Heating and AC) in 2010 which we raised matching funds. In 2012 we got a 3rd grant, this time to make the pottery area safer, cleaner, and easier to use, and our community responded again with matching funds. Thank you.

    We now have an air cleaner hanging from the ceiling, upgraded wiring, additional racks for pottery ware, clean storage cabinets, an additional pottery wheel (repairing broken one), painted walls, floor, doors and added trim, extruder mounted on the wall, and a window added to monitor work in the hand-building area.

    David Matthews, developer of East Bank Town Homes just west of Fire Arts, generously helped us with a matching Façade Grant from DTSB. We have replaced windows in the showroom, installed new signs, new lights, a mural painted by Dave Blodgett and Linda Crimson on the west side of the building, flowering trees, and more.

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