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With registration started and spots filling quickly, we're asking for $500 to secure a booth at the St. James Court Art Show Oct. 4-6.

Automotive Inspired Art for Classic Car Enthusiasts and Gear Heads

Steve Brandenburg has gained exposure in national magazines like Street Rodder and most recently a segment on Powerblock Tv for his automotive inspired wood carvings. Having also shown his work at local car, art, and craft shows as a hobby for a few years, he has been encouraged to turn his art into his profession. He would like to start building his clientele by promoting his work in larger, more lucrative settings.

Steve and his work in Street Rodder Magazine
Steve and his work in Street Rodder Magazine

Our Project

With the registration having already begun and spots filling quickly, we are asking for your contribution to secure a booth at the St. James Court Art Show on October 4-6th, 2013. Your pledges would help us attain the $500 booth fee. This show would be a stepping stone to other shows we would like to attend as stretch goals and would assist in bringing Steve Brandenburg’s artwork to new and larger audiences. That alone could be the 'kickstart' to turning a Kentucky Craftsman’s dream to reality.

St. James Court Art Show
St. James Court Art Show

Brandenburg Woodworks- The Background

While watching one of the many automotive programs he enjoys, Steve saw the host of one particular show pull a rusted head of an engine off a shelf. Thinking it looked a lot like wood, the seed had been planted of what would later become a 1:1 scaled wooden replica of a Chevrolet 350 Engine. It had only been intended to be a personal piece that would serve as a coffee table in his living room until friends and family urged him to get it out into the public eye. Skeptical, he eventually began taking it to local car shows and cruise-ins. After receiving a welcoming response from viewers, he was inspired to create some of the other ideas he had imagined, effectively making them also out of wood. Six years later, he is still motivated to fabricate new things including his Ford Flathead V8 Engine mentioned in the stretch goals (below).

Pledge Rewards:

Pledge #10, #11, #12 (OIL CANS):

Pledge #5, #6, #7 (SPARK PLUGS), #9 (LAMP), #13, #15 (LICENSE PLATES):

Pledge #18 (ROCKING CHAIR), #14, #17 (MODEL A PICTURE FRAME), #20 (FORD V8 FLATHEAD):

Pledge #16 (FORD GRILL WALL HANGING), #21(FORD 350 ENGINE TABLE), #19 (1929 FORD MODEL A TAILGATE BENCH):


Stretch Goals

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One main challenge we may face is obtaining funds in time to secure a booth. Hundreds of local and national artists have already applied and the remaining spots are dwindling. If this happens and we do reach our goal, we will use the funds to proceed to another show like the ones listed in our stretch goals. The only other challenges that we foresee would be time constraints to complete pledge rewards. Each piece ranges from three hours to four months worth of time invested. As Steve is entering the marketing side of his craft, there is a possibility that production times will be slightly longer than expected.

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    #1-Desktop Wallpaper emailed to you and the self-fulfillment of supporting a Kentucky Craftsman achieve his goals.

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    #2 - Your name posted on BradnenburgWW.com's Thank You page. This pledge includes Pledge Reward #1.

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    #3 - A personalized postcard shipped to you as a special thanks from Steve Brandenburg. This pledge includes Pledge Rewards #1- #2.

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    #4 - An original preliminary sketch by Steve Brandenburg of one of his future pieces. This pledge includes Pledge Rewards #1- #3.

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    #5 - WOODEN SPARK PLUG - Lathe spun, hand crafted, cherry and maple spark plug with natural wood finish. Spark plugs are available plain, as a key chain or as a review mirror ornament. This pledge includes Pledge Rewards #1- #3.

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    #6 - A Spark plug (from the pledge above) and a Signed copy of Steve Brandenburg's feature in the Dec 2009 edition of Street Rodder Magazine. This pledge includes Pledge Rewards #1-#3.

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    #7 - WOODEN OOGA HORN LAMP - Lathe spun, hand crafted, cherry hardwood ooga horn replicated lamp. Choose between natural wood finish or hand painted black. This pledge includes Pledge Rewards #1- #3.

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    #8 - WOODEN VINTAGE OIL CAN - Lathe spun, hand painted, maple oil can replica in the vintage hand painted label of your choice. This pledge includes Pledge Rewards #1- #3.

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    #9 - WOODEN VINTAGE OIL CAN w/ Wenge Wood Oil Spill - Lathe spun, hand painted, hand crafted, maple oil can replica in the vintage hand painted label of your choice with an African wenge wood oil spill. You can choose your spill to be "flat" or "over the edge". This pledge includes Pledge Rewards #1- #3.

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    #10 - WOODEN VINTAGE "BENT or SHOT" OIL CAN - Lathe spun, hand painted, hand crafted, maple oil can replica in the vintage hand painted label of your choice. Carved to appear bent or damaged, or carved with a bullet hole appearing to have been shot. This pledge includes Pledge Rewards #1- #3.

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    #11 - WOODEN "BENT" LICENSE PLATE - Vintage carved license plate made of maple hardwood available in the state of your choice. This pledge includes Pledge Rewards #1- #3.

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    #12 - WOODEN MODEL A WINDSHIELD PICTURE FRAME (w/print) - 1:1 Scale Model A windshield picture from with a print of Landscape Painting by Steve Brandenburg. This pledge includes Pledge Rewards #1- #3.

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    #13 - CUSTOM WOODEN LICENSE PLATE - Vintage carved license plate made of maple hardwood available in the state of your choice with 6 custom characters.This pledge includes Pledge Rewards #1- #3.

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    #14 - WOODEN 1932 FORD GRILL WALL HANGING - Made of Cherry and Maple. Other Models available upon request. This pledge includes Pledge Rewards #1- #3.

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    #15 - WOODEN MODEL A WINDSHIELD PICTURE FRAME (w/ original painting) - 1:1 Scale Model A windshield picture from with an original Landscape Painting by Steve Brandenburg. This pledge includes Pledge Rewards #1- #3.

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    #16 - WOODEN MODEL A ROCKING CHAIR - 1929 Assorted Parts Rocking Chair made of maple in your choice of painted or natural wood finish. This pledge includes Pledge Rewards #1- #3.

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    #17 - WOODEN 1929 FORD MODEL A BENCH - a 1:1 Scale 1929 Ford Model A Tailgate Bench Made of Cherry and Maple hardwoods. This pledge includes Pledge Rewards #1- #3.

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    #18 - WOODEN FORD V8 FLATEHEAD ENGINE - Don't only be the first to own this yet to be created piece, but be the sole reason it is made. This will be a free standing piece (not a table) and will be made with the 3 Dueces (3 carburetors). Production time varies (estimated to be completed by May 2013). This pledge includes Pledge Rewards #1- #3.

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    #19 - WOODEN CHEVROLET 350 SMALL BLOCK COFFEE TABLE W/ GLASS TOP - 1:1 Scale Chevrolet 350 Engine Coffee Table w/ custom glass top made of tiger maple and cherry hardwoods. This pledge includes Pledge Rewards #1- #3.

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