I'm raising funds to get at least ten of my drawings professionally framed and [as a secondary priority] to get them professionally scanned. The framing is to ensure that they will look as good as possible when hung in the Selections Exhibition this coming winter at the Library Arts Center here in Newport, NH and as good as possible hanging in any private collections—perhaps yours!—that they may end up in. The scanning is to allow me to make high quality reproductions available to the public, in case anyone's interested in owning such.
I posted the video below on the Updates page of the campaign last week. It shows my drawing process. I've decided to repost it here on the main page because I like it so much. You might still want to take a look at the Updates page for other stuff.
Risks and challenges
If my fundraising goal is met, I don't anticipate having any difficulty completing the project. My primary difficulty would be in getting everything done in time for the show. That's why I'm launching this campaign as early as I am. My experience with custom framing is that it's not a particularly quick process. So I'm giving myself a few months to get it all done. The actual dates of the Selections Exhibition are not yet set, as the Library Arts Center is having a new lighting system installed just before the show. They don't know yet when that work will be completed, but it's anticipated that the exhibition will launch sometime in February.
Allowing for the extra time also gives me the opportunity to anticipate any great demand for the show cards. If it turns out that 400 people contribute to my campaign, the show's organizers will probably not be prepared to have me swoop in and grab all those show cards without prior warning. By running the campaign so early, I can give them advance notice of any anticipated high demand for show cards so that they can have their print shop make enough.
In an ideal world, my campaign will be wildly successful beyond any reasonable expectation [For example, if 100 people contribute $300 each]. If that's the case, I'll end up having to produce additional drawings just to be able to fulfill the rewards obligations. That would be a wonderful problem to have. If it turns out to be the case, some contributors may have to wait a while to get their rewards, but they'll get them eventually.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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