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The dream of bringing dark, edgy art BACK to New Hope is within reach, and YOU can be a part of it!  Cool gallery, cool rewards!!
The dream of bringing dark, edgy art BACK to New Hope is within reach, and YOU can be a part of it! Cool gallery, cool rewards!!
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New Hope PA.....tattoo parlors, piercing salon, fetish boutiques, corseter, costumer, bar after bar after bar, memento mori shop, skate shop, live music...at it's core an awesomely dark, creative, fascinating place. Art and galleries abound, but THEy seem to have lost their edge. That's where *WE* come in.
The New Hope Art Center has opened it's heart, and several small, individual studio spaces to working artists, and yours truly has managed to aqcuire one of them!!!!
The good news: I have plans to set this up as a dark and edgy gallery featuring not only my art, but tattoo art, side show art, graphic novel work, rock art...sheer awesome. I will be renting space to other artists to show and sell their work too.
The 'bad' news....the space I'm renting used to be a greasy spoon joint. It's kind of a wreck. LOL!
The rent I can handle, but the work involved in creating a kick booty gallery out of this space is a bit daunting financially. (I am a working artist after all)
Old floor removed (tile and carpet)
New floor poured
Updated electric
Old resturaunt vent removal
Plumbing (for the utility sink)
One wall removed and a different one built
Plastic wall covering removed
SERIOUS CLEANING
Lighting (LED gallery tracks)
Painting
Shelving
New door
Signage
Frame supports

The labor is NOT an issue, I'm more than ready to bust my butt for my dream! The supplies and professional work (elec, plumbing etc) is.
This is a fantastic oppourtunity both for me, and for town, and I am really excited to share it with you! We can show people that Still lifes and Bucks County Landscapes...lovely as they may be, are NOT the only art around here! 
We CAN make New Hope cool again!!!

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    One original ACEO (trading card sized art ), my choice of subject will wing it's way into your life!! A one of a kind piece of art!
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    One original ACEO YOUR choice of subject, color etc. One of a kind art!!
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    One original piece of art, larger than an ACEO. My choice of subject and material...but it will be cool and unique!
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    One original piece of art, around 8"x11" ish on a unique surface (reclaimed). Your choice of subject
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    2 original art pieces, matching or not. Larger than an ACEO, your choice of subject.
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    One original piece, larger size, my choice of subject.
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    OR 3 months of feature for your original art (upon approval...no fluffy stuff please)

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    A mural in your space, (local only please!) or VERY large piece on easilly transportable material. Fabric, MDF, that kind of thing. Your choice of color, subject etc. AND lunch in New Hope with the artist (me) my treat.
    OR One month gallery showing (full wall) with small opening party in the space!! (Again, upon approval)

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