Patron Needed for Artist Seeking Vehicle

Posted over a month ago
London, ON N5W 3L5(View Map)


My name is Allyson Proulx, and I am a professional multimedia artist and writer based in London, Ontario. I have recently been awarded a two-week artist residency at Great Island Arts in Nova Scotia (June 22-July 5, 2019), and acceptance into the foundation year art program at the Yukon School of Visual Arts in Dawson City (Sept. 2019 - May 2020).

In order to get mobile quickly, and in an attempt to save money, I gave notice on my apartment here in London for June 1st. It is my intention to find a willing and able patron, with access to a safe and spacious vehicle, that I could use to get myself to both of these educational opportunities, by June 10, 2019.

I am willing to enter into a written agreement, and to exchange the work I create at both Great Island Arts, and Yukon SOVA as payment (along with a monetary sum), for use of such a vehicle. I can also provide a clean driver's abstract, acceptance letters, and a letter of recommendation.

I instruct any willing and able persons, who would like to support me in these endeavours, to please visit my website (, where you will find a wealth of information, including links to both organizations, my artist CV, pictures of current and past work, and media coverage I have received about some of the deeply connective work I do. You will also find I have options for the ways you can support me, and even participate.

I know this is a magical and generous ask, and I believe it is possible. I believe in the work I am doing, and I am ready to give as much as I receive. I know the people who will support me in these educational endeavours are out there, and I anticipate hearing from you with joy. Email:

Artist Profile Allyson Proulx, working under the pseudonym Lefty Smudges, is a self-taught multimedia artist and writer based in London, Ontario. Allyson's current practice experiments with, and investigates many things, including the ways in which we as human beings use language to reveal ourselves. Proulx's work has made the front page of the London Free Press, and the National Post. She has been interviewed on CBC Radio, both in London and Toronto; she has participated in London’s Nuit Blanche, Dundas Street Fest, the London Artists’ Studio Tour, and Words Fest, among others. Allyson's work is a 'committed approach to attend to the messy, entangled times we live in, both alone and together'.


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