We are seven artists (sometimes more) who live and paint in New York. We have a vision for a great show, a new level of collaborating.
To all our backers: thank you VERY MUCH for your participation so far!!! We are VERY grateful and inspired!!
We would like to update you on our progress:
- The catalog is currently being printed.
- We are about to close on a location for the show, a very beautiful space located in a prime area of NYC.
But... the space is more expensive than we anticipated, so we are utilizing the remaining time to reach a new goal of 10,000. So help spread the word! We are all looking forward to making original artwork in return for your pledges!!
Here are some excerpts from the catalog essay by Jennifer Samet:
"This kind of continued empathy and collaboration seems somewhat rare in the art world..."
"The Painting in NY group artists are fluent in the ways form creates meaning; it is their common vocabulary, but it is also the basis for an eccentric figuration that speaks to their time, generation and a multiplicity of visual referents."
See you at the show!
Seven New York artists
Painting in New York
We have this vision for a show, a great show here in the city, put on independently. Its a grass-roots idea we have been working on for 14 years, to share our paintings in the best context that we can. We are seven artists, we've had 4 shows since 2004 and now its time for our 5th! With each show there has been a push forward, there have been 1 or 2 other featured artists, and each one has represented a new development. (see recent work and previous shows at paintinginny.com)
Whats new about this next one..?
Lori Bookstein and Lauren Bakoian of Lori Bookstein Fine Art (loribooksteinfineart.com) are curating the show, writer/critic Jennifer Samet is producing an essay for a self-published 24 page catalog (we are currently designing it and it will go to print soon) and we are scheduled to give a panel lecture at the New York Studio School prior to the opening.
What we do not yet have..
What we dont yet have is funding for the space and professional advertising. We will go on a campaign of guerilla advertising in many creative ways, but we're also going to use some traditional forms. We want to reach as many of you as we can!
Our target is $6000. We are very grateful for any amount pledged and for that reason we're looking forward to giving you drawings and paintings in exchange, and everyone's names will be on the "Thanks to these participants" list at the show!
Your pledges will help us to:
-Produce a thousand copies of a 24 page, bound, full color, highest-resolution exhibition catalog, our first catalog of the shows.
-Hire a publicist to advertise in newspapers, blogs, websites and to reach as many people as possible.
-Pay for a space for 10 days that is appropriate for this new level of collaboration, and will showcase the paintings in the best possible way.
-To cover production costs, from printing the invitations to lighting the work.
We are looking forward to bringing this show to life and seeing all of you at the opening!!
Seven New York Artists
Here are some more images of our work:
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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We will send you a card signed by one of the artists with a sincere thank you!
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We will send you a card with an original drawing on it!
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We will send you a card with drawing on it and a catalog!
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We will send you a signed catalog with a drawing on inside cover, and a medium size watercolor painting!
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We will send you a signed catalog with a drawing on inside cover, an oil painting at least the size of 16x16 (+/-) by one artist and your name featured on a card at opening as individual sponsor! (if you want that)
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We will send you a catalog signed by all the artists with a drawing on inside cover, a collaboration piece by two of the artists at least the size of 30x30 (+/-) oil painting and the signed, original cartoon for the video, and your name featured at the opening as major sponsor for the show! (unless you don't want that)
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