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By Kristin Llamas
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THE STORY: 

    For thirteen months, visual artist Kristin Abraham and musician Alfonso Llamas toured America. They did it without payment or promise of success. The only motivation leading them was their passion to symbolically heal a divided nation. The husband and wife team self-funded their entire journey by selling everything of value, including their house. They converted their Honda Element into both a home and a studio, packed a tent, a week’s worth of clothes, portable refrigerator and a simple camp stove. With an atlas in hand and no set route, they set off to spend about one week in each of the fifty states and join them together with nothing more than paint and song. 

    The project was coined The Nomadic Project. With every state traveled, Abraham created a painting. Upon entering the next state, that single painting was placed on display at a gallery. After thirteen months of living and working on the road, the artists had left a trail of artwork behind them. All fifty states participated by displaying a single piece of art that had been inspired by a bordering state. Abraham calls the concept “a blurring of state lines.” However, the act of physically united the entire nation for three weeks was only the outcome....the real story was in the journey. We want to share that journey with the world.

THE ART:

Visit The Nomadic Project and experience the artwork, music, blog and photos of this inspiring journey!

WHAT WE WANT TO DO: 

  In this full length documentary, you will discover the excitement, drama and adventure that two young artists experienced while following their "American dream." We will dive into over thirty rolls of footage, Abraham's eleven journals and Llamas' blog to discover the trials and triumphs that come with being nomadic and also gaining the respect and participation of fifty galleries throughout the nation. We watch newlywed artists struggle to survive off of a $10/day as they live and work out of their car. From almost giving up in Kansas City, Missouri to a car accident in Tucson, Arizona....almost drowning in Sun Valley, Idaho to a bear encounter in Anchorage, Alaska. See what they saw, meet who they met and experience what happens when you risk everything to find everything.
 

HOW WE WILL DO IT:

   To create the documentary, we will sort through 180+ hours of film, thousands of photos and the artists personal journal (which is mirror-written and littered with sketches, national park stamps, etc). The kickstart funds will cover labor expenses and equipment used for production. There will also be travel expenses involved in interviewing those across America who were involved in the project's success. We can't do this without you and thank you for your interest!

INVOLVED GALLERIES:

The Wallflower Gallery
 10 N. E.  3rd Street, Miami, FL

Ramsay Art Museum
 1128 Smith Street, Honolulu, HI

ART Station Contemporary Art Center
 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain, GA

Aiken Center for the Arts
 122 Laurens Street SW, Aiken, SC

Sawtooth School of Art
 226 N. Marshall Street, Winston-Salem, NC

Light Street Gallery
 1448 Light Street, Baltimore, MD

Hardcastle Gallery
 5714 Kennett Pike, Centreville, DE

Creative Genius
 32 North Main St., Medford, NJ
Ward-Nasse Gallery
 178 Prince St, New York, NY

Guilford Art Center
 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT

Donovan Gallery
 3895 main road, Tiverton, RI

Whistler Museum of Art
 243 Worthen Street, Lowell, MA

Ember Grove Gallery
 247 Congress Street, Portland, ME

Art 3 Gallery
 44 West Brook Street, Manchester, NH

Polonaise Gallery
 15 Central Street, Woodstock, VTMonsoon Gallery
  11 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 

Appalachian Gallery
  44 High Street, Morgantown, WV

Mansfield Art Center
   700 Marion Ave, Mansfield, OH

LAMP Fine Art
   719 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN

Ann Arbor Art Center
   117 W. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI

State Street Gallery
   109 State Street, Madison, WI

Aesthetic Eye
   1520 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL

Kavanaugh Gallery
   131 Fifth St.,W. Des Moines, IA

Homewood Studios
   2400 Plymouth Ave., Minneapolis, MN
Virtu Gallery
   400 West Fourth Street, Anchorage, AK

Upfront Gallery
   512 Broadway, Fargo, ND

Sioux Empire Arts Council
   309 E Falls Park Dr., Sioux Falls, SD

The House of Fine Art
   119 West Calender, Livingston, MT

Kirsten Gallery
   5320 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle, WA

Portland Art Center
   32 NW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR

Eclectic Gallery
   211 C'dA Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID
The Art Association
   240 South Glenwood, Jackson Hole, WY

Heller Art
   11015 Elm Street , Omaha, NE

Signs of Life
   722 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS

Habitat Gallery
   828 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO

Utah Artist Hands
   61 West 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT

Art Encounter
   3979 Spring Mountain Rd., Las Vegas, NV

Carla Schmidt Gallery
   565 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA

Terbush Gallery
   671 Highway 179 Sedona, Arizona

Crossroads Contemporary
   203 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM

The Crucible
   110 East Tonhawa, Norman, OK

American Fine Art & Frame
    1611 Dragon St., Dallas, TX

Heritage Gallery
    855 Pierremont Ave., Shreveport, LA

Brown's Fine Art
    630 Fondren Place, Jackson, MS

Cantrell Gallery
    8206 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR

Good Girl Art Gallery
    215 West Olive St., Springfield, MO

Fayette Gallery
    2644 Richmond Rd., Lexington, KY

Kelly's Art & Frame
    510 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA

D'Edge Art
    550 South Main St., Memphis Art District, TN

Artistic Minds
    2652 Old Monrovia Rd., Huntsville, AL

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