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Updating my artist booth and provision for future festivals
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My Story: Hi! Thank you for checking out my Kickstarter project. I am Athea Eberhardt. I am a fine art photographer and I am here to raise the money to update my artist booth and be able to show my photography at art festivals this year. I am needing to add a lighting system (so if it is cloudy or I am under a tree my prints are not in shadow), new display furniture (a table, a print rack, and chairs), prints of my new work, and the cover cost of entry fees for the festivals. 

In 2013, with your help, I successfully funded my first Kickstarter campaign to start showing my photographs at art festivals. The first year, I displayed my work at numerous festivals around the Atlanta area, learning a lot about what works, what doesn’t and I met a lot of amazing people. Through the festivals, I have met and displayed with The Art of Touch in Atlanta, the Avalon with Alpha Arts Guild in Alpharetta, GA, and The Summer Serendipity show at the Johns Creek Art Center . In 2014, I was awarded an Honorable Mention and the Best of Photography award at two Atlanta festivals. I have been published in the Photogrpaher’s Forum 2015 and 2016 annuals. I was also asked to speak at the World Affairs Council Young Leader’s conference in 2015 about being an artis t in Atlanta, having to face my fears of speaking in front of a large crowd.

I was raised in rural Iowa and grew up attending art shows with my father, John Eberhardt, who is a wildlife oil painter. I moved away from home to attend The Art Institute of Atlanta and graduated with my BFA in photographic imaging. My father is the one who encouraged me to follow in his footsteps and start showing my work at festivals. It is wonderful to be able to share this journey with him. We are in the works of trying to apply and attend our first show together in Iowa City, Iowa this summer.

My Work: I call my style of photography allegorical portraiture. I tell a story or a piece of a story with each my images. The location is just as important as the model in each photograph. I love vintage costuming and treasures. I spend hours combing thrift stores and researching locations to bring each vision to life. Feedback at my previous festivals has inspired to pursue a more digital illustration look with my work. This means I spend more time in post-production using textures and colorization to help give each of my image a more “dreamlike” feel. Since my last Kickstarter campaign, I expanded upon my “Dreams” image, creating a “Dream Family” series, which is available in my rewards. I have also pushed that concept further with creating digital illustrations in color with my Written in the Stars, Passion Tree, and Tadasana image, also all available in my rewards. 

Dream Wife
Dream Wife

 

Dream Son
Dream Son

 

Dream Daughter
Dream Daughter

 

Written in the Stars
Written in the Stars

 

Passion Tree
Passion Tree

 

Tadasana
Tadasana

  Thank you again! Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Risks and challenges

I do not foresee any major risks with my project. I will be using a local printer for most of the rewards and have recently run test prints through the companies that will be handling the metal prints and gallery wrapped canvas.

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    Thank you note

    Thank you note from the artist featuring the artist's photography

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    One 5x7 print

    Choose from one of these three images for your 5x7 print:

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    • Passion Tree
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    All three 5x7 prints

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    One 8x10 or 10x10 print

    You will choose to receive one 8x10 print on Epson lustre paper, choose from Tadasana, Passion Tree, or Written in the Stars. Each print will be signed and numbered.

    Or you will choose to receive one 10x10 print on pearl paper, choose from Dream Wife, Dream Son, or Dream Daughter. Each print will be signed and numbered. Choose one image from below:

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    Two 8x10 or 10x10 prints

    You will receive two 8x10 print on Epson lustre paper, choose from Tadasana, Passion Tree, or Written in the Stars. Each print will be signed and numbered.

    Or you will receive two 10x10 print on pearl paper, choose from Dream Wife, Dream Son, or Dream Daughter. Each print will be signed and numbered.

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    One limited edition metal print

    Choose one image from the Dream family series for your 10x10 metal print. The limited edition will be exclusive to Kickstarter. Each metal print will be signed and numbered and comes with a float mount hanger.

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    Two limited edition metal prints

    Choose two images from the Dream family series for your 10x10 metal prints. The limited edition will be an exclusive to Kickstarter. Each metal print will be signed numbered and comes with a float mount hanger.

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    One 16 x 20 gallery wrapped canvas

    Choose one image to be printed on a gallery wrapped canvas. Each canvas will be signed and numbered and come with hanging hardware.

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