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An art exhibit/event in Chicago by mapanare.us. The site focuses on visual art and this is a show to call attention to art we love.
An art exhibit/event in Chicago by mapanare.us. The site focuses on visual art and this is a show to call attention to art we love.
31 backers pledged $2,155 to help bring this project to life.

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Constantly. Consuming. Culture: An Art Show By Mapanare is to be the first event by Mapanare.us, a website that covers art, music and culture around the world. This will be more than an art show for people nearby but one people can take part in from anywhere.

And we need you to help us out.

The idea is have a show (and ultimately a series of shows) of work by artists who might not be shown by galleries or in other shows.Keep in mind we are not necessarily talking about unknown artists but artists who are not shown like they should be. In some cases artists may be totally new. There are no prejudices here. No one is checking for MFAs at the door. There will be many different media involved. We will also create an event where people can get together, in a relaxed social environment and see art. Hopefully there will be conversation as well!

But it isn't all about being here. We will have access to the event online (what form this access will take depends on $) for people out of the area. Those not in Chicago can also select rewards for pieces of art--prints and more.

In most cases when there is an art show someone is out of pocket for the various expenses that go into an art show; renting space, insurance, transportation costs, hanging costs, promotion, refreshments etc. That money is made back with hanging fees and/or taking a percentage (often 50%) of any sale price. Funding through Kickstarter, in this case, means artists can make their art more affordable.

You can help out and the more we raise, the "grander" the event becomes.

Risks and challenges

The main challenges will be (in no particular order):
1) Design of posters, postcards etc.
2) Promoting the event and setting up the online exhibit.
3) Organizing transportation and hanging of art.
4) Choosing the specific pieces for the show

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    A mapanare pin and a shout out on the Mapanare website for helping out.

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    A promo postcard from the event signed by the artists saying thanks

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    As some folks may be aware I was once in a band Thanatos (or Projekt Records). This reward is for one song. I will re-record an acoustic version of any Thanatos song and provide you with a digital copy

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    I will come to your house...(in Chicago or any near suburb) and wash your car. For an extra $5 I will wear a pair of cut off jean shorts.

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    Promotional poster from the event, a photocopy version. This will be a nice version...just not as nice as the printed one!

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    As SOME people will know I was once in a band, Thanatos on Projekt Records. There are five LPs and an EP. This is for fans of that band--I will re-record a new version, just for you, of your favorite Thanatos song. You will receive this burned on a CD in personalized packaging. And a free download of the new Thanatos "The Exterminating Angel."

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    A small piece of art incorporating your name, from one of the artists in the exhibit. Pieces will vary in size and scope depending on the artist.

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    Access to early online exhibition of art and first opportunity to purchase pieces of art. Also includes signed postcard and photocopy promotional poster. You must pay shipping for the art.

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    A printed version of the event poster (limited to 100, hand numbered and signed).

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    A signed, printed poster artist signed postcards and preview access to the show with free shipping in the USA. There will be additions to this reward if we reach our goal.

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    Again, some folks may be aware I was once in a band Thanatos (or Projekt Records). This reward is for one song, and one cover, recorded JUST for you (please don't as me to record Sigur Ros or Mahavishnu Orchestra songs? I mean,listen to what I play!!!). This reward also includes a Thanatos memorobilia pack--cassette demos, fliers posters . It also includes free codes FOREVER, for everything I post or have ever posted to bandcamp...singles, full lengths etc. This will be a box full 'o stuff. I am constantly thinking of new things!

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    Sponsorship! Your name or business name will appear as a sponsor on the postcards and the xeroxed promotional poster (not on the limited art posters). Also your or your business will be mentioned in any email and other promotion of the show.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Sponsorship PLUS. Your business name on the postcards, xeroxed promotional poster (not limited art posters) and your business will be mentioned in any email and other promotion. You will also get a small piece of commemorative original art using the name of your business and a prominent ad on the mapanare.us website for three months.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Artist Elyse Martin has offered to create an encaustic piece based on YOUR photo. Usually this would cost you $500. But this is Kickstarter...you are supposed to get a DEAL. The piece can be the following sizes: 12"x 12", 9" x 12" or 12"x 16." See Martin's encaustic works at elysemartin.com/encaustic.html

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    Some of the artists will designate a piece available for this price in their various media.

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    Pledge $550 or more About $550

    This is the kitchen sink reward. You get half a dozen printed, signed posters. You get preview access to show with free shipping in the USA for any purchase. You get a small piece of art with your name, you get everything in the $250 sponsorship reward (ads on the website, name on the posters/postcards, mention in all promotion etc.). And the encaustic photo transfer painting by Elyse Martin (sizes above). You can even get the Thanatos song rewards should you want them! This is basically the "all of the above" reward!

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