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1000 Artists is a public art-making installation on the Washington Mall which will occur on January 21 and 22nd 2013.
1000 Artists is a public art-making installation on the Washington Mall which will occur on January 21 and 22nd 2013.
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1000 Artists is a public art-making installation on the Washington Mall which will occur on January 21 and 22nd 2013. 

Imagine Washington DC on the day before the inauguration and everybody there keeps seeing people making art everywhere - at the hotels, monuments, museums and tourist attractions.  There is a feeling of discovery and a vibe of creation that warms hearts in the middle of winter.  

Then as the Inauguration is proceeding, right nearby there are legions of people making quietly art, no matter who is president and no matter what the weather is. These artists will neither be attacking or defending, they will be present: reflecting, innovating and creating.

The vision came to me when I created a Painting at the Inauguration of President Obama in 2009.  You can see a video of that here.  And now thanks to my collaborators Jon Bailiff, Tara Edwards and many others, we are making 1000 Artists at the next presidential inauguration happen. 

The making of art is the ultimate form of democracy and the Presidential Inauguration, the peaceful transition of power is an ideal occasion for this public art installation.

How We'll Use the Funds

This initial funding will go towards the logistics and promotion that is required to pull off such a large public art installation.  This will include logo and website development in addition to other logistical support to help people participate in the 1000 artists installation.    

How We'll Use Additional Funds

We want to make it easy for folks to participate in 1000 Artists, so we will use extra funds to pay for supplies such as, white jump suits and orange hats, stickers, and All Weather Sketchbooks.  We want to have hot chocolate and hand warmers available.  It would be ideal if we could subsidize motel or hotel rooms for all 1000 participants!  We'd also like to enable the  website  so that every participant can have their own page where they can show their art and raise their own funds.

Do you want to be one of the 1000 people making art?  Let me know.  You don't need to call yourself an 'artist!'

Visit 1000 Artists on Facebook.  And see my art and projects here.

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    Contributors name on Andrew and Jon's personal 1000 Artist jumpsuit and a pdf photo e-mailed to backer.

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    All of the above plus a signed 1000 Artists postcard and Sticker with 1000 Artists logo

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    All of the above plus a limited edition print Andrew Purchin's 2009 painting: The People Watching the Inauguration

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    All of the above plus an original 6" x 6" oil painting by Andrew Purchin (10 to choose from- first bid gets first choice)

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    All of the above plus the original 2" x 3" acrylic painting created by the claymation figure in the Kickstarter Video

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