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UPDATE NOTICE  - Depending on some large last minute contributions, we may not make our projected goal on this project.  If you would like to donate a small amount or pre-order the book, please go to our IndieGoGo Campaign Link here: 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/alchemistas-beyond-the-veil/x/221494

This will insure that we receive your pledge in case we don't reach our Kickstarter Goal!  Thank you to everyone who supports us!

This Extraordinary Project, Alchemistas - Beyond the Veil, presents the imaginative works of some of the worlds best known and emerging Visionary Artists, brought together in an unprecedented collection.

This collection will be displayed in a beautifully bound, exquisitely illustrated full-color book with high quality images that could even be framed as separate works of art!.  This will be the first time that all of these amazing artists have been published together, and it certain to be a collectors item and a source of constant inspiration!

Matching the depth and beauty of the art... Alchemistas’ writing has universal appeal that transcends race, religion or political persuasion. By combining visionary art, with wisdom that is utterly enriching and empowering, Alchemistas invites us to experience limitless dimensions of possibility that lie beyond the veil of our everyday perception!

What is this Artistic Alchemy?  Watch this video!

What is Visionary Art?  It is the child of surrealism and fantasy, but with a stronger message of conscious evolution.  Art that captures the depths of imagination, the infinite potential of other dimensions, the journey of altered states of being, and the quest for spiritual enlightenment.  It is a glimpse into other worlds, or what our world could become...

Our Book will Feature these Visionary Artists and More:

Andrew Gonzales, Andrew Jones, Luke Brown, Cameron Gray, Robert Venosa, Martina Hoffman, Mark Henson, Mariela de la Paz, Amanda Sage, Carey Thompson, Darren Minke, Chris Dyer, Xavi Panneton, Adam Scott Miller, Michael Divine, Hans Haveron, Ishka La,Autumn Skye Morrison,Michael Garfield, Brian Paul Smith, Mark Lee, Krystleeyez, Jessica Pearlstein, Dave Lawell, Viandara, Justin Totemical, Geoglyphiks, Tourmaline Todd, Michael Heltebrake, Adam Fu Reed, Keerych Luminokaya, Ka Kathryn June Amorastreya, Ryan Johnson, Jamie Kaminskas, Laura Borealisis, Ashley Foreman, Emma Watkinson, Brig Marlin, Laurence Caruana...

And many others...You can see more artists and even submit artwork at www.visionaryartbooks.com or www.facebook.com/VisionaryArtBooks

This Project is being Co-Produced by Darren Minke - Founding Visionary Artist, Edited and Written by Angela Russell of Know Wonder Entertainment, and Promoted by Julian Reyes of KeyFrame Entertainment, Producer of the Bloom Series and Electronic Awakening.  www.keyframe-entertainment.com

We have been endorsed by Dr. Joe Dispenza from What the Bleep do we Know?, Debra Giusti of Harmony Festival Network, Blisstival blog, SF Chronicle, Mystic Garden Events, Lucidity Festival, Sacred Spaces, SolPurpose, and the producers of DMT - The Spirit Molecule.

We have launched this campaign to ask you to help us bring this vision to life.  We have spent the last 2 years compiling images of these artists' ground breaking artwork, and carefully selecting emerging artists from hundreds of submissions.  It will all culminate in this project, bringing the transformational images of these artists to the public in a way never seen before with inspiring words and passages that illuminate the images and unite them together.

We are determined to complete this epic project and make it a resounding success, but we are going to need YOUR PARTICIPATION!  If you have ever experienced a piece of art or vision that moved you and captured your imagination - this is your chance to help us share that feeling with the world.

Have you never had the chance to attend a "transformational festival" or think that this art doesn't affect your generation?  Watch this video to hear a "tribal elder" speak of his experience with visionary culture!

We are asking for funds to get this book project ready for press.  To do that, it is going to take many long hours of design and layout, pairing beautiful images with the words that expand their understanding, and presenting it all in a way that is artistic and imaginative.  To do this, our team of professionals will need to dedicate 2-3 months of solid full-time work to make it happen.  

The funds we raise will be used to pay the designers and writers for the work needed to put it all together.  It will also help cover the costs of legal contracts and administration of the publishing phase.  Any funds raised above and beyond our goal will go towards the first printing of advance copies of the books.  We hope to have this project ready to go to the printer by the end of this period and into your hands by the summer!

Please join us in creating this Visionary Art Book, and showing the world the inspiring and mind-blowing artwork and stories we have created.  It is our sincere hope that these visions will affect people deeply and help further the conscious evolution of our planet!

More Video on the Transformational Power of Visionary Art!

"Vessels of the Divine" Courtesy of the Bloom Series and Keyframe Entertainment

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge with this project will be time. We will only have a few months to do the design and layout for the book to have it ready for press by summer. However, with the right funding I am certain we can pull it off. This Kickstarter campaign will free up the time needed so our creative team can work full time.

The other challenge will be putting together the artwork and words in a creative and visually appealing way. It will take a lot of work and design hours to make this book into its full potential. Both Angela and Darren have published smaller scale books before, so we know what it takes. We are committed to bringing Visionary Art to the the world!

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    U MOVE ME...A 4"x6" Animated Hologram of Darren Minke's "Nature's Gift" artwork

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    MOVIN AND GROOVIN ...A set of 3 4"x6" Animated Holograms from our featured artists, or a laminated 8.5x11 print

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    THE DREAMER...Copy of "Land of Smeard" Illustrated Children's book from Writers Angela Russel and Andrea von Botefuhr and Illustrated by Bryn Barnard. http://www.knowwonderentertainment.com/media.php

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    NEW REWARD! Softcover copy of Alchemistas Visionary Art Book...now at a more affordable price for those who can't stretch for the Hardcover book...makes a great gift!

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    GOOD TO GO! A 9x12 Canvas Print from one of our featured artists, stretched and ready to hang, just like a small painting!

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    BOOK IT!...ADVANCE COPY of ALCHEMISTAS! Get the book before it is available to the public, a limited edition, sure to become a collector's item! BONUS - Copy of the "Land of Smeard" children's book!

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    THE ALCHEMIST...VERY LIMITED EDITION - A copy of the Alchemistas Book personally signed by the founding artist and publisher, Darren Minke, and BONUS - Copy of the "Land of Smeard" children's book, signed by Angela Russel.

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    BLING BLING... Medium (18x24) Shiny Metallic Photo Print from one of our Featured Artists, great detail and saturation, perfect for framing.

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    THE MASTERPIECE...Large (24x36) Canvas Print from one of our Featured Artists, stretched and ready to hang! Looks just like a painting! Plus a Copy of Alchemistas!

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    THE CONNOISSUER - An EXTREMELY LIMITED EDITION copy of our Alchemistas book personally signed by SEVERAL of the contributing artists...this one will be worth some money!

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    SPECIALEYES... Custom Digital Artwork from the artist Darren Minke. You provide photographs of yourself or someone you want to immortalize and Darren will work with you to make a beautiful photo-collage of them, with any images you want, or based on his own vision! Includes a large canvas or metallic print of the final artwork signed by the artist! Plus Copies of Alchemistas and the Land of Smeard!

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    THE RED CARPET...VIP Invite to our Alchemistas release party in San Francisco... meet some of the artists in the book and watch them work, plus a signed copy of the book by the artists at the show! And a special Producer's Credit with your name in the book. Also - a schwag package with different art prints from our featured artists. (travel not included)

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    THE VISIONARY...A completely unique and original piece of artwork from Darren Minke's Stain Painting Series. He only creates about 3-6 of these a year (sometimes less!) They are a novel technique that the artist invented about 15 years ago, in which he reveals the hidden images in a piece of fine stained wood. This is for the serious art collectors, and will hopefully appreciate as he continues his career. You can choose any piece of artwork you like from the paintings he has available. You can see examples at Darren Minke Art on FB or here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.352420814787614.99409.181352258561138&type=3.

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    THE FANTASY...The Ultimate Art Experience - a chance to attend a major US festival with the Alchemistas' founding Artist, Darren Minke and Writer Angela Russel in 2014. You will get to meet artists, musicians and other visionaries from around the world and immerse yourself in the festival culture with Darren as your personal tour guide, introducing you to the artists and making sure you have a unforgettable and possibly transformational experience!!! (Travel not included) You can choose from a number of events to find one that fits your schedule and we will take care of the logistics once we get there...

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