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American artist honored with chance of a lifetime - she has been invited to show her paintings at the World Equestrian Games in France!

Click on below links for more information on Kimry Jelen's artwork. 

www.KimryJelen.com 

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Wow! The goal has been met! Thank you everyone for your generosity! Now you're helping me with framing, airfare and hotel... something I did not add into the costs. All of you are greatly appreciated!!!

Hi, I'm Kimry Jelen, and I appreciate you taking the time to look at my project. This is an amazing opportunity for me! The 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy France are from August 23-Sept 7th. Three other painters, two sculptors and I will share a gallery space, La Galerie du Cheval at the Exhibition Centre Games Village! La Galerie du Cheval literally translates to, "The Gallery of the Horse". For 16 days my exhibit space will be one of the gallery walls, 9 feet high and 16 feet wide. They expect 500,000 spectators to visit the World Equestrian Games. Yep, I'm not kidding - this IS an amazing opportunity!

When I accepted the invitation, I knew the shipping costs were going to be steep - and I was aware of some fees and taxes... but I had NO idea about all the extra import taxes, etc. Then there's the cost of producing the rewards... I about gave up, but I got so much encouragement from all my friends and peers, I just knew I had to go ahead and do a Kickstarter campaign. Being invited to show my work at these games is a tremendous honor, but without help, it's impossible for me to go. Please take a look at my offerings below and to the right. Hopefully you will find some shopping ideas for the holidays. My calendars, prints and cards make great gifts! I'd appreciate you passing this link on to your friends and family and encourage them to do the same. You never know who'll be interested.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and the top and middle too!

Kimry

Scroll way down, there's lots of information below!

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Originals available - #4 Kindred, #5 Hope, #21 Let it Out!, #24 Sapphire, #25 Miss Bunn, #27 A Bunch of Cheer, #29 New Horizons, #32 Neptune, #40 Cowgirl Up, #41 Jump for Joy, #42 Who's Your Daddy?, #48 Moving On - kimry@kimryjelen.com
Originals available - #4 Kindred, #5 Hope, #21 Let it Out!, #24 Sapphire, #25 Miss Bunn, #27 A Bunch of Cheer, #29 New Horizons, #32 Neptune, #40 Cowgirl Up, #41 Jump for Joy, #42 Who's Your Daddy?, #48 Moving On - kimry@kimryjelen.com
Originals available - #4 Kindred, #5 Hope, #21 Let it Out!, #24 Sapphire, #25 Miss Bunn, #27 A Bunch of Cheer, #29 New Horizons, #32 Neptune, #40 Cowgirl Up, #41 Jump for Joy, #42 Who's Your Daddy?, #48 Moving On - kimry@kimryjelen.com
Originals available - #4 Kindred, #5 Hope, #21 Let it Out!, #24 Sapphire, #25 Miss Bunn, #27 A Bunch of Cheer, #29 New Horizons, #32 Neptune, #40 Cowgirl Up, #41 Jump for Joy, #42 Who's Your Daddy?, #48 Moving On - kimry@kimryjelen.com
 

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Click here for an article by Horse Nation, an online magazine that goes horsing around the world.
Click here for an article by Horse Nation, an online magazine that goes horsing around the world.
Click here to read article by Kathryn Godsiff in the Nugget News
Click here to read article by Kathryn Godsiff in the Nugget News
                
Click here to read article in the Nugget News by Jim Anderson
Click here to read article in the Nugget News by Jim Anderson
Click here to read TheHorse.com blog by Michelle Anderson
Click here to read TheHorse.com blog by Michelle Anderson

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I'm working on flying changes with Tuno III, owned by the late Jay Butler. Photo by Barb Riebold
I'm working on flying changes with Tuno III, owned by the late Jay Butler. Photo by Barb Riebold
Click here to watch my Interview on Oregon Art Beat                        with K.C. Cowan (I do wear a helmet now when I ride).
Click here to watch my Interview on Oregon Art Beat with K.C. Cowan (I do wear a helmet now when I ride).
  

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Here is a breakdown of the costs for this adventure:

By helping me with these expenses of showing my artwork at World Equestrian Games in France, I intend to create a body of work that will capture the eyes and hearts of an international audience.
By helping me with these expenses of showing my artwork at World Equestrian Games in France, I intend to create a body of work that will capture the eyes and hearts of an international audience.

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I am applying for a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission specifically for artists traveling abroad to show their art work to cover airfare. 

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

“Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.” ~ Alfred North Whitehead

The biggest challenge will be getting everyone's addresses and choices right away so I can get gifts out the door!

The calendar is already in production and will be done before this Kickstarter campaign is over, so we are avoiding any delays there... I can't imagine this would happen, but if we oversell the calendar, I would do a second run. If that were to happen, we would ship in order of date pledged. We still have time to get a second run done by the first of the year.

The print and cards I offer are produced locally. The printer is expecting my order as soon as this project is funded (fingers crossed). If demand becomes too high for one printer - I have a backup vendor ready to go.

I could go on and on about how risky everything is... but really, we have things pretty well thought out. All we have to do is get this project funded so you can get your goodies and I can get to painting!

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    4 NOTE CARDS - These make great gifts. Package includes 4 different images, 5"x7", blank inside with off-white envelopes and a personal thank you note. Remember, you can bundle. If you want multiple card packages, $20 x # of packages = pledge amount.

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    SPECIAL EDITION PRINT (SMALL) - Signed with title, this print measures approximately 4"x 8" (depending on proportions of original) and comes packaged in a clear sleeve with acid free backing. Take a look at the many image choices available. I will also send a personal thank you note. IF you are giving prints as gifts, I can send you a card allowing them to choose. Remember, you can bundle, if you want 4 prints, pledge amount would be $100 ($25 x # of prints).

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    CALENDAR - My previous calendar was an overwhelming success, making this 2014 issue, inevitable. It is made in the USA, features 13 all new images starting with January, measures 11"x17" and is beautifully printed on heavy stock, spiral bound to hang flat. I will also send a personal thank you note.

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    8 NOTE CARDS - Package includes 8 different images, 5"x7", blank inside with off-white envelopes and a personal thank you note.

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    SPECIAL EDITION PRINT (MEDIUM) - Signed with title, this print measures approximately 8"x 10" (depending on proportions of original) and comes packaged in a clear sleeve with acid free backing. Take a look at the many image choices available. I will also send a personal thank you note. IF you are giving prints as gifts, I can send you a card allowing them to choose. Remember, you can bundle, if you want 2 prints, pledge amount would be $80 ($40 x # of prints).

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    TWO CALENDARS!! For you and a pal. I will also send a personal thank you note.

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    SPECIAL EDITION PRINT (LARGE) - Signed with title, this print measures approximately 12"x 18" (depending on proportions of original) and comes packaged in a clear sleeve with acid free backing. Take a look at the many image choices available. I will also send a personal thank you note.

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    COMBO (Small) - A Calendar, a small special edition print, 4 note cards and a personal thank you note! When the project is funded at the end of November, I will ask you what print you would like.

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    COMBO (Medium) - A Calendar, a medium special edition print, 8 note cards and a personal thank you note! When the project is funded at the end of November, I will ask you what print you would like.

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    FOUR CALENDARS!!!! Save save save. Give give give. If you want more than 4, just add $25 each to your pledge amount. I will also send a personal thank you note.

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    I'LL TAKE YOU ALONG! Email me a photo of you, you and your horse, your horse-crazy kid or...? I will print the photo, take it to France and photograph it in front of something very French and very WEG. (Gnome what I mean?) Look forward to a couple fun emails from France! I will also send a calendar and a personal thank you note.

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    CATALOG LISTING! Your name and/or logo and contact information will go out to thousands in my gallery catalog under; "this exhibit made possible in part by these sponsors". This full color promo piece will be handed out to WEG attendees. This is great opportunity to get your business in front of an international audience! (Breeders, could be good for you!) I will send you a personal thank you note, catalog, calendar and note cards as well.

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    LIMITED EDITION GICLEE PRINT - Signed and numbered, edition of 250, printed on water color paper, packaged in a clear sleeve with acid free backing, this print measures approximately 12"x18" (depending on the proportions of original) with a white border to allow for framing. Take a look at the many image choices available. I will also send a personal thank you note.

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    SPONSOR A PAINTING! Be listed as a sponsor in the show catalog and have your name displayed next to the painting of your choice at the WEG in France (if you want). Next summer when the paintings are completed, I will email photos of them so you can choose the one you want to sponsor. Soon after, you will receive a large-sized special-edition giclee print of the painting, along with a personal thank you note, catalog, calendar and note cards.

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    2 DAY WORKSHOP - Want to have some fun learning to paint Kimry style? Or learn how to tap into your own style. I'll travel to your place and teach! Rally your artsy friends and colleagues together for a group lesson (maximum 8 people). This is a Kickstarter exclusive. I am offering a 2-day workshop next spring. This offer is good for anywhere in Oregon (If out of state, travel expenses will be covered by backer). Pledge amount covers everything but the studio (could be at a barn, someone's cool deck or patio? or ?) We will have a blast learning about color, composition, techniques and probably discovering some wonderful things about ourselves along the way. I will provide supplies (acrylic paint, student grade brushes, palettes, paper and canvas), protective ground covers and help with promotional material if needed and 8 packs of note cards and a personal thank you note for you and each of your fellow artists. Gather up your friends or make it as exclusive as you want!

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    PICK OF THE LITTER - you'll have 1st choice of an original painting from the new body of work created for the World Equestrian Games. I will arrange a private showing just for you (in person or virtually) of all the originals before the work is crated up and shipped to France! The piece you choose will be crated up and shipped to you! I'll include a personal thank you note, catalog, 4 calendars and 4 packages of note cards.

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    COMMISSIONED ORIGINAL - original painting especially for you of your special critter/s (animals only please) up to 30"x40"or any shape you'd like with in that size. Shipping included in USA along with a personal thank you note, 2 calendars and 2 packages of 8 note cards.

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