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We need your love and support! Make a generous donation for ACRE’s 8th Annual Summer Residency Program!
We need your love and support! Make a generous donation for ACRE’s 8th Annual Summer Residency Program!
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We need your love and support! Make a generous donation for ACRE’s 8th Annual Summer Residency Program!

Dear Friends, 

Let’s be real-- It would have been impossible to keep our program afloat without your support following the huge loss and unfortunate cancellation that all of us at ACRE experienced last summer. Our community was truly put to the test, and we cannot thank you enough for your help, understanding, messages, time, and financial support. It is because of you that ACRE was able to keep going, and because of you that we have been able to bounce back with a slew of important and exciting programs, exhibitions and performances in 2017.

You are the reason ACRE is better equipped with a safer and larger van, and because of you we were able to build ACRE’s new gallery space and community spaces, which have hosted over a 100 programs and even more artists since we completed construction in the fall of 2015. 


For this, our 8th Summer Residency Program, we have an exciting schedule of programs, visiting artists and facility improvements in store. In addition to the countless conversations, collaborations, ideas, experiences, epiphanies & projects your donation supports, here is a peek at one summer at ACRE by the numbers:

7,200 Cups of Coffee
6,075 Well Rounded Meals
3,500 rolls of toilet paper 
500 Studio Visits
200 Polaroid Film Exposures
80 Artists and Collaboratives
70 ceramic mugs
52 Volunteers
45 Visiting Artists, Partner Galleries, Curators and Critics
40 Live performances
28 Fire Extinguishers
18 Introductory Facility Workshops
10 Dance Parties
6 Residency Facilities
4 Silo Concerts
3 Awe Inspiring Residency Sessions

Fibers Studio Workshop led by Heather Mackenzie
Fibers Studio Workshop led by Heather Mackenzie

 

Kitchen staff, Brian Gallagher and Rachel Ettling, prepping for the lunch rush
Kitchen staff, Brian Gallagher and Rachel Ettling, prepping for the lunch rush

 

Carris Adams working in the studio
Carris Adams working in the studio

 

You already know ;)
You already know ;)

 

In progress work by Silvia Inés Gonzalez in the print shop
In progress work by Silvia Inés Gonzalez in the print shop

 

Hiba Ali picking up lunch
Hiba Ali picking up lunch



As we continue to augment and improve the facilities at the residency program, your contribution will additionally support these much needed projects and upgrades:

  • Insulation of fibers studio and general studio building 
  • Insulation of print studio 
  • Equipment and supply storage 
  • Commercial grade refrigerators 
  • Additional solar lighting for walking path 
  • Replacement printing screens 
  • Replacement air conditioner units
Our footpath keeps us safe from highway traffic, help us improve it!
Our footpath keeps us safe from highway traffic, help us improve it!

 

1 of 6,075 meals lovingly prepared and served at ACRE
1 of 6,075 meals lovingly prepared and served at ACRE

 

Allen Moore participating in a studio visit with Jillian Mayer and Lucas Levya of Borscht Corp.
Allen Moore participating in a studio visit with Jillian Mayer and Lucas Levya of Borscht Corp.

 

Mary Tremonte serving up serious soup in the ACRE Kitchen
Mary Tremonte serving up serious soup in the ACRE Kitchen


Thank you for supporting ACRE! 


Reward Highlights! 

This year, as we look back at how far we have come, we are offering rewards to make up for missed opportunities from years past!


SET of ACRE GREETING CARDS by Maybe Jairan Sadeghi

Receive a set of 6 celestial themed greeting cards by 2015 ACRE Resident and amateur astronomer, Maybe Jairan Sadeghi. These blank greeting cards evoke ACRE's favorite constellation, the summer triangle, as a kite. They come 6 with matching envelopes.

Includes KADABRA Vol. 7 PDF and website Thank you!


SET of ACRE GREETING CARDS by Zoe Nelson


Receive a set of 6 greeting cards by 2015 ACRE Resident and abstract painter, Zoe Nelson. These blank greeting cards allow you to hold Nelson's large, bright canvases in the palm of your hand. They come 6 with neon pink matching envelopes.

Includes KADABRA Vol. 7 PDF and website Thank you!


KADABRA Vol. 7

 
KADABRA Vol. 7 is a selection of recipes celebrating the best of the ACRE Residency Kitchen Program.

Bring the experience of the ACRE Kitchen to your home cooking with a selection of our favorite recipes from the past 7 summers compiled by the 2016 ACRE Kitchen. This year’s cookbook features a cover by ACRE alumni and volunteer, Ben Marcus of Good-Bye Press.


2017 ACRE TOTE

Mock up of tote bag design by Ben Marcus
Mock up of tote bag design by Ben Marcus


Receive a Tote Bag designed and hand screen printed by ACRE alumni and volunteer, Ben Marcus of Good-Bye Press.


2016 VAN TOTE
 

Receive a van-inspired Tote Bag specially designed by Aay Preston-Myint of No Coast. Plus we'll throw in an ACRE Button designed by Carrie Vinarsky of Mister City Press.

Includes KADABRA Vol. 6 PDF and website Thank you!


2015 ACRE TOTE

Receive a specially designed Tote Bag based on the decorative stained glass and terrazzo floor pattern of ACRE's building. Designed by Carrie Vinarsky of Mister City Press.

Includes KADABRA Vol. 7 PDF and website Thank you!


2014 ACRE TOTE


Receive a Tote Bag Designed by alumni Michael Milano. 

Includes KADABRA Vol. 7 PDF and website Thank you!



2013 ACRE TOTE

Receive a Tote Bag designed by volunteer and alumni Daniel Luedtke.

Includes KADABRA Vol. 7 PDF and website Thank you!



The Whole Shebang!


Tote + Cookbook + Set of Greeting Cards

Can't choose just one reward? This option will give you one of each! Receive the 2017 Tote designed by Ben Marcus, KADABRA VII and a set of 6 "Flamingo" greeting cards designed by Zoe Nelson!

Includes KADABRA Vol. 7 PDF and website Thank you!


ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION
ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibition) was founded in 2010 with the ambition to provide the arts community with an affordable, cooperative, and dialogue-oriented residency program. The residency program in rural southwest Wisconsin has brought together over 450 artists from across disciplines to create a regenerative community of cultural producers. Following the residency, ACRE further supports our resident artists by providing venues for exhibitions, idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects.



*ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions Project) is a federally recognized 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Donations made to ACRE are tax-deductible.*

Risks and challenges

As a volunteer run organization in our 8th year we have faced and surmounted huge obstacles in the past. At this moment, the biggest obstacle we face is not having enough capital to be able to fund much needed facility improvements for the residency program. We are seeking multiple options to remain flexible.

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    KADABRA VII PDF

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    ACRE Greeting Card - Constellation

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    KADABRA Vol. 7

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    ACRE Tote Bag (2017)

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    Includes KADABRA Vol. 7 PDF and website Thank you!

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    ACRE Tote Bag (2016)

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    Receive a Tote Bag designed and hand screen printed by Aay Preston-Mynt of No Coast.

    Includes KADABRA Vol. 7 PDF and website Thank you!

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    ACRE Tote Bag (2015)

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    Receive a Tote Bag designed and hand screen printed by Carrie Vinarsky of Mister City Press.

    Includes KADABRA Vol. 7 PDF and website Thank you!

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    ACRE Tote Bag (2014)

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    Receive a Tote Bag designed and hand screen printed by Michael Milano.

    Includes KADABRA Vol. 7 PDF and website Thank you!

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    ACRE Tote Bag (2013)

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    Receive a Tote Bag designed by Daniel Luedtke.

    Includes KADABRA Vol. 7 PDF and website Thank you!

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    The Whole Shabang!

    Tote + Cookbook + Set of Greeting Cards

    Can't choose just one reward? This option will give you one of each! Receive the 2017 Tote designed by Ben Marcus, KADABRA VII and a set of 6 "Flamingo" greeting cards designed by Zoe Nelson!

    Includes KADABRA Vol. 7 PDF and website Thank you!

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