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I've been offered a residency at the Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota to be an iron casting artist and I need funding to attend. Read more

Shafer, MN Sculpture
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This project was successfully funded on May 22, 2011.

I've been offered a residency at the Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota to be an iron casting artist and I need funding to attend.

Shafer, MN Sculpture
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HEY YOU!

If you like 2800 degree molten iron, belching flames, black smoke, stereos blaring Slayer, wind whipped mullets, air-guitar playing, and lots of sweating and swearing; this is the project for you my friend! I've been accepted for a two week long residency at the Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer Minnesota this summer.  It's an opportunity to network, exhibit, talk art, and most importantly play with molten iron!

It's the first residency I've been awarded and I would really really really like to go (really); but in addition to the $350 studio fee, I need money for travel expenses, childcare for two kids for two weeks, and camping supplies (because I have to camp on the park's grounds).  Once you add it all up, my cost is over $1200 to participate in something that I absolutely love and will help to further my goals and career as an artist.  
I can cover some of the cost out of savings, but I need help to make it all the way.  Even just having enough to pay the studio fee would be fan-doobie-tastic!  Help me help you feel good about yourself as you support the arts!

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    Name listed on my website thank you page, a signed show card from my next exhibition, a personal thank you note that let's you know what a super special person you really are, and a small cast pig sculpture in either iron, plastic, bronze, or aluminum as supplies last.

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    Name listed on my website thank you page, a signed show card from my next exhibition, a personal thank you note that let's you know what a super special person you really are, and a choice of a one of a kind cast iron sculpture as shown in updates 1 and 2.

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    Name listed on my website thank you page, a signed show card from my next exhibition, a personal thank you note that let's you know what a super special person you really are, and the sculpture I like to call "A Virgin in the Land of Lincoln" as shown in update 3. Be the envy of your friends!

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