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I'm accepted in the 45th Annual Flint Art Fair as an Emerging Artist JUN9/10 & Chicago RAW:Artist JUN28 Need your help to get me there
I'm accepted in the 45th Annual Flint Art Fair as an Emerging Artist JUN9/10 & Chicago RAW:Artist JUN28 Need your help to get me there
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Project Update: PLEDGE GOAL OF $500!

Thank you so much for all the support to get me to the Flint Art Festival that will be held next month at the Flint Art Institute..

I am happy to announce that I have been accepted to feature at RAW Artists Showcase in Chicago June 28th 2012 8pm- 12am at Double Door 1572 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

http://www.rawartists.org/chicago/solstice

RAW Artists Showcase is in Chicago, which means I will have to travel from Detroit to Chicago and back for this. This is a huge deal for me. This is the first year that I have been able to devote ALL my efforts to my art and supporters due to having just graduated from college. 

The project

I have been accepted as an emerging artist to exhibit my work at Flint Art Festival in Flint, MI! I recently finished undergraduate studies at Wayne State University in 2011 and devoted much of my time to my life-long passion of painting. 

I will have prepared a dozen paintings for June 2012 for the Flint Fair debut. They are of large scale paintings (24x36 in - 60 x 60 in). Depicting portraits of those very things that influence me to produce a painting. Oil & Spray paint on canvas. Inspired by my time living in Midtown Detroit, surrounded by urban street art and graffiti.

In addition, I will be debuting my "digital portraits"! (shown BELOW) You the backers will be exclusively given a digital portrait within the reward package of your choice. As a thanks to you- you will be the first to receive one of the pieces. I have experimented with using my Graphic Design background with my Painting background to render these digital paintings

What your support will do

The trouble comes in to transporting my work from Detroit-Flint and back then on to Chicago and back. With your kind support and donations we can make that happen.  For that I will give back to you one of these great rewards (in right panel) as a HUGEEEEE Thank You!

Thank you! Any other backers that wish to pledge will be greatly appreciated and will go towards travel cost.  And of Course help me keep the work going

Sample of Digital Portrait

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18x24in poster

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    An original signed digital portrait of portrait of your choice (selection of: Bob Marley *shown, Lemmy, Ray Charles, Jay-z, Biggie, Billy Holiday, Mick Jagger)
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    + digital portrait (8x10in)
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    2 tickets to Chicago RAW: Artist solistis Showcase. June 28th 2012 at Double Door in Chicago + 1 18 x 24 signed print

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    Signed 24x36 in print digital portrait
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    Custom portrait. (16 x 20in, 24 x 36in or 36 x 36 in size canvas. Any "person" of your choice, You must supply a reference photo) OR of Original paintings completed in the series. Thank you card and small sticker

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    60 x 60 in original /custom signed oil painting from collection + poster pack (3 sign poster prints of your fav pieces or digital portraits 18x24in )
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