Space 4 Art is dedicated to paying our exhibiting artists a nominal honorarium, to offset their costs and recognize their efforts.
Space 4 Art is a thriving community-designed, volunteer-built art space that provides 37 affordable studios for San Diego’s finest artists, designers, and craftspeople. The facility has an abundance of natural light, spacious galleries, multiple community spaces, a multi-level stage, and performance areas.
In our ongoing effort to present innovative and varied exhibitions, the all volunteer curatorial committee has decided that it is imperative to generate funding for these exhibitions and gallery improvements. All the work thus far has been accomplished on a absolute shoestring budget.
Kickstarter is a relatively new online fundraising platform that provides an accessible and engaging interface for would-be donors. Our proposed campaign highlights the merits of Space 4 Art, our past programming, community outreach, and future projects.
The 2012 exhibition season will consist of six shows spanning varied media, geographic locations, styles, and conceptual interests. The current exhibition, Immaterial Ergonomics, brings together four artists from both coasts who share an affinity for material transcendence. Their innovative, contemporary work represents a range of hybrid practices: sculpted canvases, painted videos, printed sculptures and digital processes, which turn traditional mediums on their head. The artists, Maria Walker, Ryan Perez, Brice Bischoff, and Matt Sheridan, head toward representational objects, only to sidestep the familiar at the last moment. And drift past.
Future shows in 2012 will include a survey of Southern California MFA candidates, an exhibition that coincides with Comic-Con, a major two-person exhibition, and many other exciting projects still in development. It is our desire to offer artists a nominal honorarium to offset their costs and recognize their efforts. This is a sizable gesture in our continued upward trajectory as a leading non-profit art entity in Southern California.A lesser portion of the funding will go toward ongoing gallery maintenance and improvements. Planned improvements include a floor to ceiling wall that will give the gallery a complete and less transitory feel. It will also afford the inclusion of further works in each show. We will outfit the gallery with additional lighting that will significantly improve work's presentation. A “video box” that consists of a large flatscreen tv housed in a movable wooden kiosk will expand our ability to show mulit-media works.
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