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Help us fund a curated exhibition of Steampunk jewelry and small sculpture; part of the 2011 SNAG Conference in Seattle.
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Flux Capacitor is a gallery exhibition of Steampunk jewelry and sculpture.  The show will run for the month of May and will be open during the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) 2011 Conference, in Seattle, WA.  There are about a dozen other metals exhibitions going up simultaneously all over town as part of the conference, and an official SNAG Gallery Crawl will take place on Friday, May 27th.  An anticipated 800 to 1,000 jewelers, metalsmiths, gallery owners, and collectors will tour the various exhibitions. 

This is an amazing opportunity to introduce some exciting new work, and a thought-provoking genre, to a large assembly of artists.  It is also a chance to showcase a collection of sophisticated, geeky, (but above all) high-quality metalwork to the Seattle community. 

Unfortunately, our intended gallery has just shut its doors for good.  

We think this work is too good to walk away from.  This show needs to go on.  This work needs to be seen. 

We are raising funds to rent a venue; we'll also need to shoulder all of the responsibilities previously assumed by the gallery.  (These responsibilities include insurance, display cases, promotions, and gallery staffing -- just for starters.)  In short, if we're going to pull this off, we need your help. 

Please help us make this show a reality.  We'll make it worth your while.  To help raise funds, we the artists are pulling together to add some incredible limited edition pieces as rewards to our fabulous donors.  We are asking that you, the audience, contribute whatever you are able to help us bring this show to life.

In addition to the rewards listed, all sponsors contributing at the $50 level or above will have their names included in a special thank-you plaque displayed at the exhibition.

More about the show itself:

The exhibition will feature work from eight artists from across the country, working in the media of jewelry and sculpture.  The work ranges from fanciful, playful jewelry; to arcane-looking devices; to sculptural interpretations of classic works of Victorian science fiction. 

Seattle is an ideal location for this show to take place, as it is home to a thriving community of Steampunk enthusiasts.  If this exhibition goes forward the opening reception would certainly attract members of the local community in full costumed attire, making it a truly gala event.

As curator, my goal is to bring the creative possibilities of Steampunk to the attention of the metalsmithing community; and simultaneously, to bring high-calibre metalsmithing to the Seattle Steampunk community.  We are, after all, watchmakers and tinkerers by trade; it is my hope to show what that skill can accomplish when turned towards the rich subject matter that Steampunk provides.

Thanks for your generous contribution.  We look forward to seeing you in May!

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    Receive a foil-embossed "Flux Capacitor" sticker and a special Thank You note.

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    STEAMPUNK FAN: receive a strip of 5 "Flux Capacitor" foil-embossed stickers and a special Thank You note.

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    STEAMPUNK SUPPORTER: receive a "Flux Capacitor" vinyl decal! Suitable for your car, your laptop, your steamer trunk... these stickers are higher-quality and weather resistant. Features the show logo.

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    Flux Capacitor CREW MEMBER: Official "Flux Capacitor" commemorative pin. Handcrafted by curator Peggy Foy, these etched brass pins feature the show logo and dates, and will be mailed to you with a hand-written invitation to the show. Crew Members also receive a docent-led tour of the exhibition!

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    Flux Capacitor OFFICER: Why be a Crew Member, when you can be an Officer? The elite Officers of the exhibition get the same perks as Crew Members, but YOU get a bigger pin!

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    ORIGINAL ART: Handcrafted pin by artists Amy Buettner and Tucker Glasow. Extremely limited edition! From the artists, "Materials may be: Sterling Silver, Copper, Brass & stone or glass??? We're not sure yet!"

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    STEAMPUNK DATE FOR TWO: Two Officer pins, two decals, a strip of stickers, and a handwritten invitation to the show reception. Also includes a personal docent-led tour with the curator. Steamy!

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    ORIGINAL ART: Handcrafted pin by artist Tim Nelson. Extremely limited edition!
    From the artist, "I almost always use brass and sterling, sometimes glass, and if I come up with a really great found object I might use it."

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    ORIGINAL ART: Handcrafted goggles by curator Peggy Foy. These goggles will feature an etched copper or brass outer shell, recycled leather headband, and recycled found-object material for the lenses. Extremely limited edition! Each set will be one-of-a-kind. Supporters at this level will receive top billing on the exhibition sponsorship plaque.

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    ORIGINAL ART: Stove Pendant by artist Stuart Breidenstein. Similar pieces will be on display during the show; your donation reserves this one in advance. See Updates section for pictures! Supporters at this level will also receive top billing on the exhibition sponsorship plaque.

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