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Heralded by the New York Times as "one of Brooklyn's cultural anchors," the Invisible Dog wants to blow you away with its 4th Season.

Thanks to your generosity we did the goal! Now we have to go over it. If so, we will be able to to support more artists, to welcome more audience to present more events, more exhibitions and performances. And part of this extra money will fund kids from low-income families in our neighborhood to attend a 4-week after-school workshop with our partner and friend Inventgenuity Workshops right here at the Invisible Dog!

Continue to show us your support! Cheers

This Fundraising Campaign is being launched to commission a season of exhibitions, performances and residencies at The Invisible Dog. At the pace The Invisible Dog is growing, we need help to continue our ambitious programming. We are dedicated to expanding our role as an accessible space for communities to form around a central love for the arts and other cultural programming. We recognize that artists create more and better work when freed from the stress of fundraising. Help us raise $25,000 to disperse to artists throughout the season, and in turn we will bring you bigger, better, and continuously free exhibitions and performances from an international roster of artists.

Recent Press about The Invisible Dog Art Center
** CultureBot, September 2012
** New York Times, September 2010

Brooklyn is the perfect home for The Invisible Dog
Brooklyn is the perfect home for The Invisible Dog

With your support, The Invisible Dog’s 2012/13 season will look like this:

• 3 Exhibitions in the Main Gallery: $2500 or more honorarium per exhibition; Exhibitions last 2 months (plus installation time)
Selected Artists: Steven and William Ladd [september to november 2012], Mullholland Hwang [march to may 2013] + A special artist commission [June 2013 - Artist to be announced in January 2013].

"Shaboygen" by Steven and William Ladd, currently showing at The Invisible Dog
"Shaboygen" by Steven and William Ladd, currently showing at The Invisible Dog

4 Exhibitions in the Garden Gallery: $1500 or more honorarium per exhibition; Exhibitions last 4-6 weeks (plus installation time)
Selected Artists: Jean-Christian Bourcart [January 2013], Ryan Frank [March 2013], 2Fik [April 2013], + A special artist commission [June 2013] - Artist to be announced in January 2013.

"The Luncheon on the Grass" by artist 2FIK; one of many photographs that will be included in his exhibition at the Invisible Dog in April 2013!
"The Luncheon on the Grass" by artist 2FIK; one of many photographs that will be included in his exhibition at the Invisible Dog in April 2013!

10 Performances: $500 (per performance) will go towards funding the cost of producing 10 different dance, theater and music performances including: The Chaos Manor, Jazz Loft Project [theater], Mate Series curated by Richard Garet [music], Dither Extravaganza [music], Sacre by David Wampach [dance], The Deadalus Effect and Other dilmmas by Arturo Vidich [dance], Veal, by Harrison Atelier & choreographed by Silas Riener,  The People to Come by Yanira Castro... and more to be announced.

The People To Come by Yanira Castro, presented in June 2013
The People To Come by Yanira Castro, presented in June 2013

2 Theater/Dance Residencies: $1000 honorarium
A competitive application process will determine the theater/dance residency that will engage The Invisible Dog’s spaces for the summer months.

2 Visual Art Residencies: $1000 honorarium
The resident artist will be decided upon an application process. The chosen artist will receive residency at The Invisible Dog (studio and exhibition space).

Chong Gon Byun's studio at The Invisible Dog
Chong Gon Byun's studio at The Invisible Dog

1 Studio Apartment: $2500
On-site studio apartments available for artists visiting from abroad. [available for one month]

REWARDS!

As a thank you for your generous donation, we are happy to offer you the following rewards.  ALL the rewards have been made right here at The Invisible Dog to help celebrate this incredible space! 

$10 - A grab big filled with trinkets from the Invisible Dog!

$30 - Rock star studded leather bracelet.

$50 - A roll of sumptuous trimming with vintage patterns and colors for you to accessorize your home or craft projects.

$100 - Hand-cast rubber mold used to create belt buckles and jewelry when the Invisible Dog was still a factory for you to use as a trivet.

$150 - Unique vintage belt buckle - strut your stuff!

$200 - THE LEASH: the invisible dog toy was invented here and gives us our name, and now you will have your very own.

$350 - Private buffet at the Invisible Dog for you and a guest complete with food and drinks from our neighbor, 61 Local. All ingredients grown and prepared in Brooklyn.

$500 - You're a pillar of support - literally. We will dedicate one of the eight pillars on our ground floor to you with a plaque for the entire season.

$750 - Award-winning filmmaker, artist and Invisible Dog artist-in-residence, Mac Premo, will create a series of limited edition sculptures by dipping the original advertisement for the leash in resin and mounting it in a custom wooden frame to hang on your wall.

$1000 - A tour of the Invisible Dog including studio visits with our artists-in-residence followed by dinner at the Michelin-starred Saul Restaurant with director/founder, Lucien Zayan.

$2000 - Industrial chic table made from reclaimed wood and steel from the Invisible Dog; a handsome addition to your home or office.

$3000 - Artist-in-residence Ian Trask's Christmas Tree sculpture made from materials found in the Invisible Dog.

$4000 - Artist-in-residence, photographer Malcolm Brown will take a portrait of you (or you may invite your family to join you).

Lucien Zayan's portrait by Malcolm Brown
Lucien Zayan's portrait by Malcolm Brown

$5000 - A one-of-a-kind chandelier made from beads, brass, and other materials found in the Invisible Dog created by artists, Steven and William Ladd.

The Chandelier
The Chandelier

A HUGE thank you to Mac Premo for helping create, shoot and edit the video.

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    You are now an Invisible Dog's Friend. Your name will appear on the list of donors, and we'll welcome you with open arms during your first visit of the season. You will also receive a "grab bag" of ephemera from the Invisible Dog's past life as a belt factory filled with vintage buttons, fabric and other curios! *International shipping please add $5*

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    Everything above + flash a little rock 'n' roll style when you wear your new studded leather bracelet made at the Invisible Dog! *International shipping please add $5*

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    Everything above + a sumptuous roll of vintage trimming from the Invisible Dog's previous life as a belt factory that you can use as an accessory or to decorate your home or even as unique wrapping for gifts! *International shipping please add $5*

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    Everything above + a hand-cast rubber mold (used to create custom belt buckles and jewelry here at the Invisible Dog). These are one-of-a-kind circular rubber mats that are ideal for trivets or even wall decorations. *International shipping please add $10*

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    Everything above + add a little Brooklyn chic to your wardrobe with the vintage belt buckle you'll receive at this level. We have many unique styles, and you can tell everyone it was made at the Invisible Dog. *International shipping please add $15*

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    Everything above + THE LEASH! Yes, you now own an Original Invisible Dog toy leash (the product that gives us our name!) made here between 1970 and 1990. With the leash we will ad a certificate of authenticity. Rare! *International shipping please add $15*

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    For those who want to get closer to the Invisible Dog - arrive on the eve of an opening with a plus one of your choice for a special buffet of food and drinks catered by our friendly neighbor, 61 Local. Everything you eat and drink will have been grown and prepared in Brooklyn! Artists, staff and other donors will be present, and you will have the opportunity to meet new friends and experience the Invisible Dog as few have before.

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    Award-winning filmmaker, artist, and Invisible Dog artist-in-residence, Mac Premo is making a limited edition artwork just for you. He will mount one of the original leash advertisement posters on wood and coat it in resin. Each piece will float elegantly on your home or office wall via an included french cleat. *International shipping please add $35*

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    You're a pillar of support. We will commemorate your generous donation with a plaque bearing your name affixed to one of the eight pillars on the ground floor of the Invisible Dog. You may donate just once, but your support will last the entire season. We will also give you a surprise.

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    A very special evening at The Invisible Dog: during one of our events [your choice!] we will offer you a VIP tour of the building, you will meet the artists, and you, your Plus One, and Lucien Zayan, Founder/Director of the Invisible Dog will share a delicious dinner together at the Michelin-starred Saul Restaurant.

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    A beautiful, industrial chic table made from reclaimed wood and steel from the Invisible Dog. The table is the size of a small desk, and will be a unique and handsome addition to your home or office. No shipping available. Pick up at the gallery or Delivery NYC only.

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    It can be Christmas every day for you and your family with this Christmas tree sculpture made primarily with trimming found at the Invisible Dog by artist-in-residence, Ian Trask. No shipping available. Pick up at the gallery or Delivery NYC only.

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    You deserve a portrait. Photographer and Invisible Dog artist-in-residence, Malcolm Brown, who created the 32 portraits of the Artists of The Invisible Dog, will do your own portrait. You can choose to include your family and pets or make it a solo! * Photo shoot happens at The Invisible Dog*

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    Light up your life with a one-of-a-kind chandelier made from materials found at the Invisible Dog by artists and designers, Steven and William Ladd. This will be a smaller version made for the home just like the larger one hanging in the ground floor of the Invisible Dog. No shipping available. Pick up at the gallery or Delivery NYC only.

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