Two artists create a new body of work at Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France. Help support their 2-month residency!
Joanna Manousis and Zac Weinberg here. We are two visual artists predominately working in glass who have the exciting opportunity to create a new body of work in Paris, France. We have been jointly offered a two-month residency commencing in May 2013 at Cite Internationale des Arts, a complex of artist studios in which interdisciplinary artists from all over the world are invited to develop their practice.
This is the first time that we have been given the chance to work together within a residency outside of the United States. Due to the lack of glass studio equipment at the Cite Internationale des Arts we will be working in new media within an inspirational environment. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to exist and create in the Montmarte district of Paris, France, however, we cannot absorb ourselves in these endeavors without your support.
We are looking to raise the funds to help cover the expenses related to this residency. These include:
- International airfare for the two of us to travel to Paris, France.
- Ground transportation within Europe.
- Art supplies to create our work.
- Shipping costs to get our finished artwork back to the United States.
The total bare-bone expenses for this residency come to $7,500. We are hoping that with your generosity we can exceed our KickStarter goal.
About the rewards!
Below are just a few examples of the rewards that we are offering.
If you pledge $30, you will receive two limited edition 8"x10" prints of Joanna Manousis' and Zac Weinberg's work.
If you pledge $35, you will receive a hearty breakfast of home - baked bagels. Half a dozen gourmet bagels will be delivered fresh to your doorstep. Lovingly baked by Mr Weinberg himself each bagel is encrusted with sesame or poppy seed. Zac has been perfecting the art of bagelry for the past 3 years.
If you pledge $75, you will receive a unique crystal wisdom tooth embellished with a 24 carat gold cap for extra 'bling' effect. This small sculpture will be lovingly created by Joanna Manousis.
If you pledge $100, you will receive a cocktail recipe drinking glass. Never again will you forget how to create the perfect alcoholic beverage! You can choose from 'Gimlet', 'Mojito', 'Dirty Martini', 'Old Fashioned' or 'Cosmo'.
If you pledge $150, an original 'Paper-Weight' created and designed by Zac Weinberg and Joanna Manousis will be yours for the taking. Each miniature piece of paper encased within the clear glass paper weight is painted by hand with glass enamel on heat resistant paper. They're magic!
If you pledge $250, you will receive an original dragon stem "Beer Koozie", designed and fabricated by Zac Weinberg. Each handblown goblet is made to hold a 16oz beer can. At last you can drink your PBR is style!!
If you pledge $500, you will receive a solid crystal pomegranate made by Joanna Manousis. Each sculpture is cast directly from the real fruit ensuring individuality and detail.
If you pledge $1000 or more, you will be lavished with a customized 'Paper-Weight' encapsulating a personal message, a pair of cocktail glasses, a crystal pomegranate .... and, if that isn't enough, a crystal wisdom tooth too!
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Making the most of our uninterrupted studio time while at the Cite Internationale des Arts is our greatest challenge, however, we are both self motivated artists who love to travel and create. We really don't think this will be a problem. Our only setback in taking part in this residency is in raising the funds necessary to take part in it. Here's where you come in!
Yes, of course. The paper sheets encapsulated inside the glass are only 1.5" x 1", so if your message isn't to lengthy, we can create a personalized paperweight for an extra $50. So, $200 overall.