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!http://fluxcapacitorexhibition.com
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