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Help Allen Vandever Make His International Artist Debut

This Spring I will be making my debut on the international art scene at Next part of Art chicago, but to do this I need your financial support.

Help Allen Vandever Make His International Artist Debut

This Spring I will be making my debut on the international art scene at Next part of Art chicago, but to do this I need your financial support.

$1,060
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

This Spring I will be making my debut on the international art scene, but to do this I need your financial support.

I have been a struggling painter for, what seems to me, all of my life, and I feel I have finally reached a point where my body of work reflects my philosophy, as well as the sensations and the passion behind the inexplicable visions of my dreams. I have recently been invited to debut my work internationally at NEXT, in Chicago, from April 30 – May 3, 2010. They summarize this event as “[an] annual international fair of contemporary and modern art, [bringing] together the world’s leading emerging and established galleries [and independent artists],” but for me, this is the rare opportunity to reveal my work to the world, and with this, take the first steps to bringing a larger community of artists together to launch the next great movement in thought and human understanding.

Currently, our arsenal is equipped with painters, photographers, writers, filmmakers, and professional students of life. But, this community is made up of all those that support the continuous struggle for human progress. This includes even those whose influence is quite indirect, in that they have imparted an interaction that has lead to reflection and analysis. I hope I have also had such an effect on my family and friends, and that I have been successful in portraying a life dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. I hope you will continue to show your support by pledging to the project, for you all know me intimately, and understand the importance of this endeavor.

I am also excited to announce NEXT will be the premier of The Dojo :: A DVD Magazine About Art + Music—headed by Ian Tyner, one of my collaborators. My assistant, Mike Reynolds, will be featuring his work at the event as well. Through this, we continue our struggle to reach the masses as a community. For more information on The Dojo, check out Ian’s Kickstarter page: kickstarter.com/projects/myninjaplease/the-dojo-dvd-magazine.

This rare opportunity is the potential for expansive, global exposure, but I need your financial support in order for this event to be a success. The fee for exhibiting at the show is $5000, and I would like to raise this, as a minimum, with your help. Any additional amount that is made will be used toward the cost of materials. And, for your generosity, I would like to extend a gift as a token of my appreciation.

The first group of gifts is Mandala photos inspired by the idea of moving into deeper levels of awareness and reflection. Carl Jung saw mandalas as “a representation of the unconscious self,” but, I assure you, an interpretation is not necessary for you to enjoy these pieces. The latter half of gifts is from my painting. To explore some of my work, please check out my page on paintingsilove.com, and my weekly postings on myninjaplease.com. I have accompanied these pieces with a short reflection, that they may help you get more intimately acquainted with my work and thought process.

I am so grateful for your support. Thank you for lending an eye and ear to the project. If you are interested in learning more about our artist community in Chicago, please leave a comment on myninjaplease.com by clicking on one of my paintings, or feel free to send me an e-mail at allenartist@gmail.com.

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    A personalized thank you card, and a raffle ticket for your chance to win the painting, “Dawn in Hawaii,” 36x48, in acrylic paint.

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    Your personal commissioned piece-14x20, done in acrylic paint. I have always enjoyed interpreting the vision of others—it has inspired some pretty amazing creations and a lot of amazing dialogue. You will also receive a personalized thank you card, and a chance to win “Dawn in Hawaii.”

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    Your personal commissioned piece-18x24, done in acrylic paint, and of course you will also receive a personalized thank you card, and a chance to win “Dawn in Hawaii.”

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