Become A Patron’s New Home

Become A Patron has a new home at 1100 Wicomico Street in Baltimore Maryland, former home to Baltomore’s own Under Armour! The official headquarters are underway and we will invite you over once the dust clears. 

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Dr. Samella Lewis’s Home and Studio Visit

Become A Patron’s Founder Darrin Keith Bastfield facilitates a visit in Los Angeles, California with the Baltimore Museum of Art and Renown Art Historian/Artist/Art Collector Dr. Samella Lewis at her home and studio to review her historical collection of art. 

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Become A Patron For Kids

Become A Patron For Kids, an initiative to educate and foster appreciation for the arts in kids as well as encouraging new generations towards patronage. 

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TOWER HILL DEVELOPMENT BECOMES A CORPORATE PATRON

Tower Hill Development has become a Corporate Patron. We are excited to have Tower Hill's team join forces in exploring the posibilities of bringing value to Metropolitan Areas and its communities through the arts. 

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DRAW & SIP

Draw & Sip Parties in The Studio @ The Mansion. Become A Patron and Be  In The Know of our Invitation Only Events. 

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BACK IN THE DAY: OUR TUPAC SHAKUR STORIES IN BALTIMORE

Back in the Day: Our Tupac Shakur Stories in Baltimore Enhanced Ebook Edition by Darrin Keith Bastfield. Bastfield is the  author of 'Back in the Day: my life and times with Tupac Shakur published by Randomhouse in 2002. The Enhanced Ebook Edition which will feature Tupac's first recordings ever with Bastfield, never before published photos, and interviews by those that knew Tupac best. The Enhanced Ebook is being released on September 2018 here on www. BecomeAPatron.com and Apples iBookstore.

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PARTY 4 A CAUSE

 

PARTY 4 A Cause  at fun filled Social Events that's aimed to encourage generosity to the causes we care most about. Party with some of our favorite people from various media, corporate, health & wellness, charitable, and arts communities. Becomea A Patron to be in the know and make new friends. 

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IN DEVELOPMENT! SHAKURSPEARE

Shakurspeare, a romantic dramedy centered around the often controversial world of art written and to be directed by Darrin Keith Bastfield.

"My intent is to turn my old friend Tupac Shakur from being a Cultural Icon into an Artistic Icon. I want this film to be so BIG, so MAGNIFICENT, and SO EPIC, so the only way this can going to happen is if like minded patrons JOIN ME. We must do it together!'"

Much more to come!

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MEET BECOME A PATRON MEMBER JEAN-MICHEL (MEECH) LAREUSE

Jean-Michel (Meech) Lareuse who is known internationally for his expertise in fine art and is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). The gallery specializes in works on paper by 19th and 20th century European and American masters such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, Rembrandt van Rijn, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Maurice Vlaminck, Marie Laurencin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Bernard Buffet, Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Georges Rouault, Salvador Dali, Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, James McNeill Whistler, Henri Matisse and many others.

Galerie Lareuse has dealt with the rarest pieces and works with top private collectors and major museums throughout the world. Historic transactions include a 1997 sale to the Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore, MD, of Henri Matisse’s first self-portrait etching c.1903 which is now in their historic Cone Sister’s Collection; and a 2006 sale to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. of Pablo Picasso’s famed c.1912 “Nature Morte, Boutielle” cubist etching.

Patron Spotlight: Emmy Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist and TV/Film Producer, Stephanie Frederic, Founder and CEO of FGW Productions & Transmedia

Stephanie Frederic, one of the first Art Collectors to purchase a Limited Edition Serigraph print of 'Shakurspeare' (1 of 96) by Artist and Author Darrin Keith Bastfield. As an Executive Producer of A&E Biography's 'Who Killed Tupac?', Stephanie and her FGW Productions team was instrumental in getting Bastfield and his painting 'Shakurspeare' in front of millions of viewers on the A&E Network to share his stories about Tupac and the events leading up to the creation behind the now iconic painting. We honor Stephanie Frederic as a patron and supporter who understands what it takes to keep the conversation moving forward. 

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