The Aquarium Gallery and Studios are going to open for a major art event this fall but before that can happen it needs walls.
My name is Jacob Reptile Martin and I have started to turn a gutted home into a working artist studio and gallery. There will be two gallery spaces with monthly openings and 8 to 10 working studios. I want an inexpensive, influential, and fun place for local artists to work along side of each other. Artists wanting to live off their art will have space for holding workshops and selling all the little things they create.
The gallery will have an official opening at the end of October as a satellite venue for Prospect 2. We are also putting together a show that will be submitted to New Orleans Fringe Fest in November.The work is well under way with family and friends pitching in hours, resources and materials. My family and I are general contractors of all trade which has given me the experience to restore this historical building into an exciting lively art community.
I have been very lucky already scavenging materials like lumber, cabinets, ceiling fans, doors, and electrical outlets, but with Kickstarter I will be able to purchase plywood, sheetrock, paint, lighting, nails, and caulking. We already have our first artist Elizabeth Chen using a studio as of August, but we need your help to keep it growing!!!
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pledged of $3,300 goal
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Aug 9, 2011 - Sep 8, 2011 (30 days)
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We just got a light bulb! Now we can see our art and your name which has been put on our wall honoring all those who donated. Thank you so much, each dollar helps a lot and helps awareness of the space as well!!!Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
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Thank you! You just bought us a box of sheetrock mud!!! Now our gallery walls will be seamless! On top of getting your name listed on the wall you get a sticker (most likely 5" x 6") designed by Jacob Reptile.Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
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Your Andrew Jackson just bought 2 sheets of sheetrock and one fish!!! On top of the name on the wall and the sticker this will be your fish and there will be a picture index on every aquarium saying who is what fish.Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
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Your AMAZING! You got us 5 gallons of paint thank you! On top of getting your name on the wall, the sticker, and the fish we will also mail you a postcard sized original artwork donated by a New Orleans artists.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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WOW thats four walls you just got us!!!!! So now you not only get the name listed, the sticker, the fish, the postcard but also you get a one of a kind appliqued t-shirt made by yours truely, Jacob! please specify size or color preference if any, i do have kid shirts if you want one for the little ones!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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You are magnificent! You got me WIRED, electrically I mean. You're so amazing that you get the name on the wall, the sticker, fish, postcard, t-shirt, and I will make you an appliqued tote bag out of recycled fabric!!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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YOU are ASTRONOMICAL! You just sheet rocked the entire space! Everything that I have mentioned is yours and we will plant a fruit tree with a plaque dedicating it to you! It will grow and make sure that the Aquarium's artists aren't starving!!!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011