Help me produce an entire new body of work for my solo show and transform the Hold Up Art Gallery into a surreal dream space!
My name is Allison Torneros & I'm a visual artist based in Los Angeles, CA. For my first major solo exhibition, which opens on Dec. 3rd 2011, I will transform the entire space of Hold Up Art Gallery into one big, colorful, psychedelic dreamscape during the month of December.
For my solo show titled 'Streams of Subconsciousness', I'll be painting a completely new body of work--at least 60 pieces--on wood, paper, and canvas that attempt to capture the essence and emotions of dreaming. To make this an amazing show to remember, l'll also be taking a departure from the work I usually do: I plan to transform the entire gallery itself into a dream-like surreal space through LED lights and plexiglass installations, creating an immersive experience that would *hopefully* make one feel as if they're inside one of my paintings.
I don't want to give away too much about what the end product will look like, because I don't want to ruin the big surprise. Just take a look at this hastily-made (and seemingly random, but not to me) mood board to get your oh-so-funky imagination going:
I don't claim ownership for any of these photos.
OH WOW. OK. SO WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM ME?
Your support, in any way you'd like to give it, really! Feel free to give me hugs and high-fives, but funding is what I'm looking for specifically. I'll need at least $4,000 to make this show the very best it can be.
WHATCHA GONNA USE THE $ FOR?
5% - Printing Costs
10% - Painting Materials & Surfaces (Wood, canvases, paint, brushes)
10% - Frames
50% - Acrylic Plexiglass Sheets and related materials
25% - LED Lights
BUT I LIKE MY MONEY...
Not a problem! Donate as little or as much as you want. But just know that the more you donate, the more awesome stuff you get as a reward for your kindness. ;)
HOLY PAINTBALLS! HOW CAN I HELP?
Scroll up the page, and on the right side you'll see a button that says "BACK THIS PROJECT". Click it, and follow the instructions.
If I don't reach my goal of at least $4,000, I don't get any of the funding. Remember, I can always raise more than the goal, but never less.
Thank you so much in advance!
Kickstarter Backers T-shirt Reward (for $25 and up):
PAINTING TIME LAPSE VIDEOS
Some videos of me in action:
T-shirts and prints will be shipped out in December, after the opening night of the show. Original pieces will be shipped out in February (to allow me time to create your original works of art). At the end of the fundraising period, I will contact all my backers to get their information for shipping, t-shirt sizes, etc.
Free! Everyone can attend. You just need to be over 21 years old to drink.
It is a link to a webpage that will follow the progress of my show through photos, videos, and blog posts.
Are your art pieces going to be for sale during the show? What is going to be the projected price range for said artwork?
Yes my pieces will be for sale, and there will be something for every price range. I have larger pieces going for $600 - $2000+, and smaller pieces starting at $30. I will also be selling prints and merchandise at the show.
The poster print and limited edition giclee will be based on brand new pieces from the upcoming solo show--but since a good majority of the pieces in my show haven't been made yet, I can't show you anything. I'll update all my backers as soon as I have them.
Yes! Part of the $4,000 raised will go towards shipping costs.
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Your name listed in the credits on my website. Behind the scenes access to the making of my show.
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Your name listed in the credits on my website, Behind the scenes access, and a 5x7 print of one of my pieces.
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T-shirt with a one-color graphic illustration created by me, 5x7 print of one of my pieces, name listed in credits, & behind the scenes access.
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Signed 11x17 poster print and a handwritten thank you letter by yours truly, t-shirt, 5x7 print, name listed in credits, & behind the scenes access.
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Original 8x10 ink & acrylic drawing on paper, signed 11x17 poster print, handwritten thank you note, t-shirt, 5x7 print, name listed in credits, and behind the scenes access
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Super limited edition giclee print of one of the pieces in the show, exclusive only to Kickstarter backers! Also an original 8x10 ink & acrylic drawing, signed 11x17 poster print, handwritten thank you note, t-shirt, 5x7 print, name listed in credits, and behind the scenes access
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Original 12"x12" painting on wood, and your name on the wall decal at the gallery under the list of supporters. Also super limited edition giclee print, original 8x10 ink & acrylic drawing, signed 11x17 poster print, handwritten thank you note, t-shirt, 5x7 print, name listed in credits, and behind the scenes access
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Inclusion in my PaintByWord project: I will paint my interpretation of a single word of your choosing. This piece will be included in the show, with your name and word listed under the piece. You will receive a high-quality signed single-edition print of the completed piece. Also: 12x12" painting, your name on the gallery wall, super limited edition giclee print, original 8x10 ink & acrylic drawing, signed 11x17 poster print, handwritten thank you note, t-shirt, 5x7 print, name listed in credits, and behind the scenes access.
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Your choice of one original 24"x24" piece from the show, inclusion in the PaintByWord project, 12x12" painting, your name on the gallery wall, super limited edition giclee print, original 8x10 ink & acrylic drawing, signed 11x17 poster print, handwritten thank you note, t-shirt, 5x7 print, name listed in credits, and behind the scenes access.
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