In 2012, Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino debuted their latest animated series on television. Continuing the story from their previous work, this series immediately won fans over from the moment that its strong female protagonist first appeared (as a toddler bursting through a wall, declaring herself the latest hero of the world, and that everyone would have to "deal with it"). PixelDrip Gallery is putting together a group show as a tribute to the characters and world created by this animated series.
"I'm the Art Show, Deal With It!" isn’t just a gallery exhibition. It’s an experience that extends past the wonderful art. A place where smooth music fills our heart and souls. A place where fans can gather and reminisce unforgettable moments from the series. Activities at the show will include trivia, a costume contest, raffles, interactive games, and more.
Like previous PixelDrip art shows, we will be teaming with Catstein Pictures to shoot a documentary around the subject matter. We love the artistic source material and want to get to know the people that are involved. The art show experience will live on past the exhibition dates through the documentary.
What is PixelDrip Gallery?
PixelDrip Gallery is an artist community dedicated to bringing together traditional and digital media. Its members come from a variety of different fields like film, video games, comics, graphic design, writing, and education. The PixelDrip artists bring these influences into their art and find no difference between rearranging pixels on a computer screen or blending paint on a canvas. Sasha Palacio and Mark Batalla are the curators of "I'm the Art Show, Deal With It."
When and where will it take place?
January 2013 at Monk Space in Los Angeles. The venue provides plenty of space and ease of decoration. Attendees are able to find plenty of parking nearby along with locations to get food and drinks. You can see footage of our previous art show at Monk Space HERE.
Who is involved?
The artist roster currently includes:
Alain Norte / Alex Mejias/ Alina Chau / Anand Duncan / Angelica Maria Lopez / Anu Chuhan / Ása Bryndís / Brianne Drouhard / Caitlin Abruzzo / Caleb Thomas / Cassie Soliday / Chantal El-Bikai/ Craig Arndt / Cristobal Hernandez / Dana Guerrieri / Danielle DeMartini / Darrell Trent Watson Jr / Deborah Groves / Derek Land / Dianne Jobson / Diego Paz / DJ Welch / DustyLeaves / Eddie Moreno / Eddie Xu/ Eleazar Del Rosario / Erich Haeger / Fernando Caire / Fior Casilag / Hector Sevilla Lujan / Henry Conrad Taylor / Hunter Bonyun / Hyun Joo Song / J Salvador / Jack Rossi / Jasjuliet / Jay Fabares / Jean Kang / Jeff Victor / Jeffrey Thomas / Jen Ann Bennett / Jennifer Jeong / Jennyson Allan Borlongan Rosero / Jessie Seely / Jesus Lopez / Joe Palumbo / Jordan Q. Hammer / Kassandra Heller / Kate Luckhurst / Kayla Mayer / Kelly Lee / Lana Chan / Leslie Hung / Lissa Treiman / Lorraine Grate / Mark Batalla / Megan Horejsi / Megan Nicole Dong / Michael Matsumoto / Mike Nesbitt / Mira Ongchua / Miranda Sharp / Olga Ulanova / Oliver Duenas / OMOCAT / Paolo Encarnacion / Peach Mörk / Racquel Ormsby-Olivares / Robert Atkins / Robert Negrete / Rosemary Travale / Sachin Teng / Sarah Hughes / Sasha Palacio / Seth Tomas / Simon Estrada / Spencer Wan / Stephan McGowan / Stephen Yan / Stevie Lewis / Val Kung / Vivian Ng / Wilfredo Gago Jr. / Yasmin Liang / Zero
And the list is still growing! This is an international roster coming from a wide range of artistic backgrounds. Some individuals have even worked on the animated series that the art show is inspired by.
What is the money going towards?
$10000 is the minimum amount we are looking to achieve. Kickstarter and Amazon take a percentage cut from the funds raised. Making and shipping rewards also costs money, especially the higher tiers. After taking those costs into account, what's left of the minimum goal will allow us to put on the art show and pay for venue rental, equipment, set decoration, and staffing. Any additional funding will unlock stretch goals that can help us make the event a better experience for all those involved.
This exhibit will feature tons of inspirational art, music, costumes, themed decorations, games, trivia and more. When you walk into the venue, we want it to feel like you've been transported via sky bison straight to the Air Nomad’s temple. You'll be greeted by hugs of cool breezes within the familiar architecture. Journeying through, you’ll surround yourself with incredible art and entertainment in the Earth Kingdom’s solid structures, earthy appeal and warmth. You then voyage outdoors to a cold but lively showcase at the Water Tribe’s camp. And last but not least, is the final chamber where you’re enveloped in the regal heat from the Fire Nation's music and entertainment.
What do you get for backing our project?
Pledges of $10 or more will receive a digital copy of the "I'm the Art Show, Deal With It!" documentary. Fans of the animated series are found far and wide. We want to give those who are unable to attend in Los Angeles an opportunity to witness the glory of this show's fandom. We will be shooting the documentary all around and during the show so fans will be able to get as close to the experience as possible. The documentary will also include a slideshow of the artwork and video submissions.
Pledges of $50 or more will include artwork, paraphernalia, and some unique items that will be exhibited at the art show. So even if fans are unable to attend the art show, they can still own some of the works displayed. You can see the specific items given to each amount on the list to the right.
We continue to be astonished and humbled by the artists that have agreed to participate in the art show. Any of these individuals is talented enough to have their own solo exhibit. Having the opportunity to gather their artwork under the same roof is a dream come true and one we would like to share with the rest of you. Thank you for your support. Keep checking the Kickstarter page as well as the PixelDrip Gallery website for additional details leading up to this winter's "I'm the Art Show, Deal With It!" gallery show.
Risks and challenges
The challenges of putting on an art show mainly have to do with securing the venue and getting enough artwork to fill it. We've hosted the "Six Seasons and a Movie" art show at Monk Space back in June 2012 and it was a tremendous success. Hundreds of people from around the U.S. attended, including the cast and crew of "Community." We'll once again return to Monk Space with an equally large and talented artist roster.
Elemental Bundle: wallpaper, digital and DVD copy of documentary, your name in the Special Thanks section of the credits, vinyl sticker set, 5x7 inch print, 11x17 inch print, and stamp of the element symbol of your choice (ink pad not included)