Help an art installation about Florida's freshwater springs travel to the Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington state.
Returning the Light is my installation of porcelain monoprints, large-scale ceramic sculpture, kiln-cast glass, and masked digital video that addresses the subject of the sublime as experienced in the natural setting of Florida’s threatened freshwater springs. This installation captures some of the magic of spending time swimming and tubing at these hidden gems of the Florida landscape, frozen in time and altered by memory.
I have been invited to show the entire installation at the 2012 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Biennial Invitational Exhibition: Push Play at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, Washington.
I am honored to be included in this exhibition. It is one of the major ceramic exhibitions of the year and an extraordinary opportunity, but I need your help to make my participation possible. The computers and projectors that I previously used to complete this installation were borrowed and cannot be shipped to Washington. Replacement equipment will need to be purchased. The 55 components of the installation, weighing over 800 pounds must be crated and shipped from Florida to Washington State, and I must fly out and stay to install this complex work of art.
A variety of “rewards” are available in return for your support of this project. Supporters at all pledge levels will receive a personalized postcard from Seattle and will be recognized by name in my publicity for the event. Other available rewards include full color screen prints, an intaglio print from an image used in the exhibition, a porcelain monoprint like one of those used in the exhibition, a custom-made porcelain monoprint from a digital image that you provide, and a workshop at your school or studio. All of the prints will be printed in limited numbers especially for supporters of this project.
Feel free to contact me for more information if you are interested in hosting an image transfer on clay workshop.
More information about my art, including technical processes, media, and images, can be found on my Facebook page and on my website: charliecummings.com
My deepest thanks for your support,
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Dec 5, 2011 - Jan 4, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
-A postcard from Seattle when I go there to install the artwork. -Acknowledgment of support in publicity emails I send announcing the exhibition.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $25 or more
All the above + -A signed limited edition 5 x 7 inch full color screen print on paper of an image used in the exhibition. (The edition will be limited to the number of pledges plus 3 artist proofs.)Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $75 or more
All the above + -A signed limited edition 11 x 15 inch full color screen print on paper of an image used in the exhibition. (The edition will be limited to the number of pledges plus 3 artist proofs.)Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $150 or more
All the above + -An autographed copy of the NCECA Biennial: Push Play catalog.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $500 or more
All the above + - A 22 x 30 inch signed limited edition photo-intaglio print on paper of an image used in the exhibition. (The edition will be limited to the number of pledges plus 3 artist proofs.)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $750 or more
All the above + - A porcelain monoprint of an image of your choice from one of the 32 monoprints used in the exhibition. Mounted and ready to hang.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
All the above + - A porcelain monoprint of a photo you provide. Maximum dimensions of the monoprint and clay border are 16 x 22 inches. Mounted and ready to hang.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
A 3 or 4 day hands-on image transfer on clay workshop at your studio or school for up to 12 participants. Does not include materials. To be scheduled for 2012 or 2013.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012