$11,531
pledged of $15,000 goal
60
backers
13days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, August 3 2018 5:04 PM UTC +00:00.

MASS GalleryBy MASS Gallery
First created
MASS GalleryBy MASS Gallery
First created
$11,531
pledged of $15,000 goal
60
backers
13days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, August 3 2018 5:04 PM UTC +00:00.

About

MASS is a nonprofit collective of Austin artists, educators and arts professionals with a range of interests, experiences and perspectives committed to contributing to a dynamic visual art scene in Austin, Texas. 

For 12 years, MASS has been a vital and important presence in the Austin art community. Recently, however, we learned that we would be losing our space to make room for an internet startup. This has spurred us to seek out a new home that better suits the goals and vision for the future. 

And we found it! Emerging from the new condo dust of the East side: an old warehouse behind a tire shop with an outdoor lot big enough for movie screenings, fire pits, gardens, outdoor sculpture and performances. This is where MASS will make its new home, where we can continue to contribute to and champion the Austin art community. A home for the future!

The Plan

We are preparing to transform this space in East Austin into MASS’s new home and we need your help. Your contributions will allow MASS to get over a tricky passage in our journey: repurposing the raw space into a gallery and performance venue that will support the quality of work that we plan to present there for many years to come. We know we are not alone in our predicament, with many arts groups forced out of already unaffordable spaces each year, struggling to find a home. Yet, we feel incredibly excited about this new venture!

Our goal of $15,000.00 will cover approximately ½ of our construction costs, and will enable us to continue the quality programming we’ve become known for, including an upcoming year of exciting exhibits, artist talks, artist residency, and other public events.

The Rewards

For those able to contribute, MASSive rewards are in store: a plethora of art, experiences, and cool gear made by the great minds of MASS and their closest friends. From commissioned artworks, to dinner under the stars, to MASS-tagged tote bags, we have things you’ll love. 

MASS Enamel Pin 

MASS Enamel Pin
MASS Enamel Pin

MASS Totebag

MASS Totebag
MASS Totebag

MASS T-shirt

MASS T-shirt
MASS T-shirt

MASS Hat

MASS Embroidered Hat
MASS Embroidered Hat

MASS Mystery Tote

Example MASS Mystery Tote
Example MASS Mystery Tote

MASS Member ARTWORK & COMMISSIONS:

Ida Behjat is a MASS member and textile & apparel designer.

$400 Sewing Basics Class with Ida
$400 Sewing Basics Class with Ida
$1000 Custom Garment by Ida Behjat
$1000 Custom Garment by Ida Behjat

Andrea Calo is MASS member and architectural photographer.

$500 toward Interior/Architectural photography by Andrea Calo
$500 toward Interior/Architectural photography by Andrea Calo

Ted Carey is a MASS member and artist working in photography and sculpture.

$100 one Photo from this series of 16 (example)
$100 one Photo from this series of 16 (example)

Michelle Devereux is a MASS member and artist.

$500 Michelle Devereux "Pizza Surfer" commission (examples)
$500 Michelle Devereux "Pizza Surfer" commission (examples)

Hollis Hammonds is a new MASS member and Austin-based artist known for her large-scale drawings and sculptural installations dealing with natural and man-made disasters.

$75 "Home Sweet Home" screenprint
$75 "Home Sweet Home" screenprint
$100 HH "Losing My Shit" 18"x24" screenprint
$100 HH "Losing My Shit" 18"x24" screenprint
$1000 Hollis Hammond commissioned drawing (examples)
$1000 Hollis Hammond commissioned drawing (examples)
$5000 Hollis Hammonds installation (examples)
$5000 Hollis Hammonds installation (examples)

Brooke Johnson is a new MASS member and IRL @ MoHA coordinator. Her art practice focuses on ecology and museological spaces.

$200 Brooke Johnson photo from the series, "Cave Creatures"
$200 Brooke Johnson photo from the series, "Cave Creatures"
$500 Brooke Johnson 24"x36" photo from the series, "Cave Creatures"
$500 Brooke Johnson 24"x36" photo from the series, "Cave Creatures"

Jules Buck Jones is a MASS Member and Austin artist known for his "graphic fantastical images of hybridized animal forms." Influenced by ecological and biological concerns, Jones creates imagery of bizarre, fantastic happenings in nature, using the past, present and future as backdrops, mythology, fact, and fiction as fodder, and the animal kingdom as the vehicle. 

$200 JBJ Original Ink Drawing (example)
$200 JBJ Original Ink Drawing (example)
$200 JBJ Original 9"x12" Drawing (example images)
$200 JBJ Original 9"x12" Drawing (example images)
$500 Jules Buck Jones "Lizards of TX", Suite of 10 Prints
$500 Jules Buck Jones "Lizards of TX", Suite of 10 Prints
$1000 Jules Buck Jones Original (example)
$1000 Jules Buck Jones Original (example)
$5000 Jules Buck Jones Original (example)
$5000 Jules Buck Jones Original (example)

Drew Liverman is an artist and designer living in Austin, Texas. In addition to his personal work, Drew contributes to a collaborative painting group called Youngsons, the Austin based art collective Boozefox, and has been an active member of MASS Gallery since 2007.

$150 Drew Liverman Original Drawing
$150 Drew Liverman Original Drawing
$2500 Drew Liverman Commissioned Painting (example)
$2500 Drew Liverman Commissioned Painting (example)

Risks and challenges

Running an arts-related project in Austin, Texas is tough. Rents are high and rising, but luckily we've secured a long-term lease that will keep us on the EAST side for years to come!

We look forward to a bright future at our new home, and with the support of our backers, we will be able to continue the high quality programming we've become known for.

See you soon at our new and improved location!

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    Dinner under the stars at the new MASS

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    Space Rental!

    $800 - 4-hour rental of entire MASS property for your event! Includes 800 sqft air-conditioned indoor space, and large yard. Host a birthday party, movie night for your friends, office happy hour, rehearsal dinner, etc! *Excludes art exhibitions, and dates must be relatively flexible.

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    You know you want an original work of art created by Jules Buck Jones! (22"x30") Dont miss out!

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    Sponsor a MASS exhibition

    Your gift will enable the sponsorship of an exhibition. MASS will present you with a menu of upcoming exhibitions to choose from, and your name, or company name, will appear in all project promotion and signage, from online to wall vinyl. Plus shout outs on social media. You're making it happen!

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    Austin artist Drew Liverman will make a one of a kind commissioned artwork for you... not to exceed 48"! This reward is for Austin backers only!

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    Hollis will work with you to design a site specific drawing or sculptural installation for your space! See example images on the left. Austin area backers please!

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    Time to eat! Get an 18"x24" Pizza Surfer Commission by Michelle Devereux. This is a real custom deal featuring yourself, your friend, your lover, your dog, your family, your favorite celebrity, or whatever/whoever you want surfing on a giant hover-board pizza slice of your choice in a location of your choice!

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