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The warehouse, which houses our 20 member artist-run gallery, is being sold and we must relocate. We need your help to make the move!
79 backers pledged $9,512 to help bring this project to life.

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ICOSA Collective is moving to Canopy this summer! For just over 2 years, our 20 member artist run collective has built ICOSA from the ground up with our own sweat equity. Aiming to create a space free from the confines of traditional galleries, a diverse group of creatives transformed this warehouse space from a greasy auto shop to a white walled gallery. We have staged 21 exhibitions since we first opened, with over 5000 visitors walking through our doors.

Sadly, the warehouse that houses our current location has sold and we are forced to move. Although we are excited about climate control and and the new location, moving is expensive and will break the bank. We'll need to move a wall and construct a bar, along with other build out. While we’re excited about our new phase, we need the help of our community to make this transition possible, so we're asking for your help and launching this Kickstarter!

Our new space will be at Canopy, about a mile away from our current space. We'll spend the month of June building out the gallery and our first show will open on July 14th. 

Please join us for our last night at the current ICOSA for a Block Party and Kickstarter launch on May 19th, from 5-10pm at 702 Shady Lane, Austin, TX. We'll have tacos, snow cones and music to celebrate all of the good times and great art that have passed between these walls! 

Risks and challenges

Some of the challenges of running an art gallery in Austin are the lack of affordable spaces for galleries and a relatively small collector base. We tackle both by installing stellar monthly exhibitions, host art exchanges with artist groups from other cities, and engage with the Austin community through events and partnerships.

While we are self-funded in terms of rent, we need YOUR help to move locations, build out the new space, and ensure that our programming continues to grow. We have many great exhibitions in store and sincerely want for you, our friends and audience, to be a part our move and all of the great exhibitions ahead!

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    Friend of ICOSA

    Shout out on our website & our eternal thanks for being a part of ICOSA's growth.

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    ICOSA Sticker

    Sticker to show your support of the Arts and Austin and where you like to hang on a Saturday night. It's like a secret hand signal between club members. Get in on it!

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    ICOSA Screen-printed T-shirt

    An oh-so trendy ICOSA T-shirt in heather gray or black screen-printed by artist members onto the softest material we can find. So soft in fact, that your cat will sleep on it once you've thrown it on your floor. Sizing options to be selected by backer: Men's or Unisex shirts are available in S, M, L, XL, in Smokey gray or black. Women's available fitted in grey or black.

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    ICOSA Travel Mug

    Coffee for the road! Stainless steel mug with our catchy ICOSA logo printed on the side. Complete with BPA free lid to prevent spills.

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    ICOSA Art Postcard Set

    A gorgeous set of 20 high quality cardstock postcards with artwork from ICOSA artists printed on them. Great way to drop a local line to friends who are cast afar!

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    Studio Visit with an ICOSA Artist Member

    Ever wonder how an artist comes up with their ideas? How they execute them into physical, paint, digital or other form? This is a unique opportunity to visit with an ICOSA artist member behind the scenes and see their process up close. After choosing this option, you will be sent a list of ICOSA member artists and dates to choose from.

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    Hand painted mug by Yevgenia Davidoff

    Hand painted 12 oz mug by artist-member Yevgenia Davidoff, to beautifully clutch your coffee in.

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    ICOSA Pin-up Calendar

    12 months of artwork by ICOSA artist members, for each month of 2019.

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    Pure Sugar Suite

    Set of 6 individual hand pulled/ signed screen prints by Jonas Criscoe.

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    Portrait party for 6 with Rachelle Diaz

    Scanner portraits for 6 people in Rachelle Diaz's south Austin studio, lasting 1 hour. Your unique new profile pic awaits! Refreshments provided.( No individual appointments; must schedule your party at the same time.)

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    Alyssa Taylor Wendt photograph

    Altertagsgeschichte: Continental (2018)
    Mixed Media: photographic digital print, glue, liquid gold leaf.
    30 x 48”, unframed
    Valued at $500, special kickstarter price $300

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    'Fine Dining' by Erin Cunningham

    10" by 10" 'Chinet' plate in cast iron.
    This will be a talking piece in a contemporary kitchen, hand poured by the talented Erin Cunningham.

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    Collage by Kate Csillagi & Matt Rebholz

    'Threshold Attendants'
    Ink on Fabric collage
    72” x 69”
    Valued at $1000, Special Kickstarter Price $400

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    A portrait sitting with Leon Alesi

    Have your individual portrait photographed by artist member Leon Alesi. The sitting, which would take place in your home, includes a final 8"x12" print, signed and numbered by the artist. (Must be in Austin.)

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    House Reading by Bug Davidson

    House reading by artist member and talented performance artist Bug Davidson of 'I'm a Mythical Transsexual'. Reading can be scheduled for you and a small group of friends in Austin, TX.

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    Drawing by Dameon Lester

    Calving Sequence Deconstructed (c1, c3, c5): Blue
    29.5 × 23.5 in each (framed)
    140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, black pastel
    2017
    CHOICE OF ONE

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    Sponsor an ICOSA Exhibition

    Your gift will sponsor an exhibition of your choice in the coming programming year. ICOSA will present you with a menu of upcoming exhibits to choose from. Your name (of you wish) will appear in all project recognition from online to the wall vinyl in the gallery. You will also receive an ICOSA T-Shirt and postcard collection.

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    Terra Goolsby Sculpture

    Choose one of these three sculptures from Terra Goolsby's studio. Combining clay and fur to create cavernous forms, these babies awaken the sense through the eyes. One of a kind and only one available through our Kickstarter.

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    Painting by Jenn Wilson

    After the Triumph of David $1200 (the menagerie of animals)
    oils, enamel, nail polish, fabric dye, paper, flotsam, and jetsam, 2010, 24" x 54"

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    Print project with Jonas Criscoe

    Jonas Criscoe, artist and teacher at the Contemporary Austin's Laguna Gloria, will work with you on a print project of your choice from beginning to end. Get a glimpse into the process of printmaking from a seasoned printmaker, and end up with a one of a kind project.

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    Aluminum Pour with Erin Cunningham

    Experience the molten art of metal pouring with artist and Texas State and Laguna Gloria instructor Erin Cunningham. She will work with you step by step to carve your own relief through to the final steps of an Aluminum Pour. An one of a kind opportunity!

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    Sculpture by Dameon Lester

    Torus: Radiolarian Patternation
    16 × 16 × 8 in
    pipe cleaners
    2014
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