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An exhibition series by Sterling Clinton Hundley.

"The Spoils of Saint Hubris" is the first part in an ongoing body of work entitled "The Spoils". "Saint Hubris" is a convergence of the then and now. It is an exploration of the ambition of man, the chaos that we try to culture and the resulting affect. This body of work is an exploration of timeless themes and bridges the chasm between technology and tradition in both content and method. 

I will be pursuing this body of work through multiple exhibitions over a period of years. 

The successful funding of this Kickstarter campaign will allow me to continue the development of the body of work entitled "The Spoils", through the publishing of an exhibition catalogue, the development of sculptural elements related to the ongoing series, travel to New York, art fairs and Art Basel, as well as exclusively focusing on work related to my personal work pursuits during the Summer and Fall of 2013. If funded, original paintings, drawings, etchings, prints, as well as in-depth documentation and accessibility of the ensuing career will be made available through this campaign. I'm teaming up with the incredible group at Triple Stamp Press and Team Eight Press to produce open and limited editions of screen-printed work created from the ongoing exhibition. As a veteran in the illustration world, a passionate instructor, and a writer, I intend to document my pursuits of a career in the world of High-Art. My successes and failures will be shared as a means of communication and education as I forge a new path into a challenging industry. In the fall of 2013, I've been awarded release time from the University where I teach the capstone course in Communication Arts. With your support, I intend this to be the most productive and visible period of my creative life.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

I have made a hard break from a highly visible commercial illustration career to pursue this endeavor, seeking personal accountability and artistic honesty. Accountability embodies both ambition and fear. The risks that I will face lie in meeting my own standards and in demands on my time in a busy life.

Every component of this project is contingent upon the production of the work. A successfully funded Kickstarter campaign will be exceptionally beneficial in establishing mechanisms and external systems of accountability. Each reward is a byproduct of the original work and will be developed on a convergent course with the work itself.

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    "Insert patronage here"- In return, I thank you and welcome you to the backer's blog where I'll be keeping active throughout the Kickstarter campaign. Backers at this level will be emailed a link to my newly minted public blog that will cover gallery events, select works and exhibition information. This blog will begin at the closing of this campaign.

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    3 "Saint Hubris" black and white "White Stag" icon stickers based off of the icon shown in the video.

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    Welcome to the show. As a painter, educator, writer and former illustrator, I've got things to say. Back at this level and follow along on my insider's password protected blog as I enter into the world of High Art. I'll be posting frequent updates that cover technique, theory, philosophy and other relevant bits. If you've ever wanted to watch a career from it's inception, now's your chance.

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    "The Spoils of Saint Hubris" digital exhibition catalogue. 25+ page catalogue will include all important works from the exhibition, accompanying narrative and artist's information. Includes all previous Reward incentives.

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    As we enter the last leg of this campaign- we are including a signed, Original sketch on one of ten business sized cards from images related to the exhibition. Each deck includes an original, signed sketch. This miniature portolio will be printed in full color on heavy weight stock. Think of them as collectible trading cards, just without the gum. *Stretch rewards not included with other reward levels. See the preview image in the backer blog: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/492770556/the-spoils-of-saint-hubris/posts/407709

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    Stretch Incentive #2: Open Edition screen print of Johnny Cash as a 12" x 18", 3-color, signed screen print on heavy-weight paper at $25.00 + shipping. This Stretch Incentive will not be included with other reward incentives. Print preview in the Backer's Blog.

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    FINAL, HOME-STRETCH INCENTIVE "Apathy", 3-color, opent edition screen print. Each print will be reproduced on heavy weight French's paper (approx. 9" x 12"). "Apathy" image, as seen in Backer's blog (horse and tree). This Reward is not included with other Reward levels.

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    Signed poster from "The Spoils of Saint Hubris" Exhibition. 19" x 25", printed on heavy weight paper. Posters will be signed by the artist. Includes all previous Reward incentives (no duplicates).

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    STRETCH INCENTIVE: IDEATION VIDEO: To be professionally produced and delivered by December 2013. This video focuses on one of my core-strength- ideation. I have a specific methodology that I have taught and refined over the past 15 years that relates to individual problems, as well as career ambitions. This video will be no less than 45 minutes in duration and will analyze the process by which I've created commercial and personal work. When released, this video will retail for $90. All backers at or above $30 Reward level will receive this video! See backer updates for more information.

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    Signed poster + Exhibition Catalogue bundle (without book) 19" x 25", screen-printed poster, printed on heavy weight paper. Posters will be signed by the artist. Includes all previous Reward incentives, without stretch incentives (no duplicates). and "The Spoils of Saint Hubris" exhibition catalogue. 25+ page catalogue will include all important works from the exhibition, accompanying writing and artist's information.

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    Signed book, "Blue Collar/White Collar" monograph from Adhouse Books. This beautifully printed, 160 4C, 6" x 9" hardcover book, encapsulates my commercial career through the documentation of work, photographs, the creative process and selected writings. Includes all previous Reward incentives, excluding #5 (no duplicates).

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    "The Spoils of Saint Hubris" exhibition catalogue. 25+ page catalogue will include all important works from the exhibition, accompanying writing and artist's information. Backers at this level will also receive the digital version of the catalogue.

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    STRETCH INCENTIVE: Limited (100) Edition Screen Print, 4 color, 140 pound French's paper of black, white and brown poster image. Numbered, Signed and Limited to 100 editions on 19" x 25" paper. Preview image in Backer's blog: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/492770556/the-spoils-of-saint-hubris/posts This collector's item is suitable for framing and does not ship with other reward incentives.

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    A Limited number of books (20) with an ORIGINAL DRAWING on the endpapers; "Blue Collar/White Collar" monograph from Adhouse Books. This beautifully printed, 160 4C, 6" x 9" hardcover book, encapsulates my commercial career through the documentation of work, photographs, the creative process and selected writings. Includes same incentives as $40 book reward.

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    "The Spoils of Saint Hubris" exhibition catalogue and all previous Reward incentives (no duplicates). 25+ page catalogue will include all important works from the exhibition, accompanying writing and artist's information. Digitally printed. Backers at this level will also receive the digital version of the catalogue. Each backer at this level will receive credit within the digital catalogue for their patronage.

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    Folio collection, open edition, Screen printed, featuring 4 selected works and cover design from the "The Spoils of Saint Hubris" exhibition presented as individual (4) prints. Each print will be reproduced on heavy weight French's paper (approx. 9" x 12") with the amazing Triple Stamp Press (triplestamppress.com). Folio cover will be signed by the artist.

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    STRETCH INCENTIVE: #5 ORIGINAL INK DRAWING ON 8 1/2" x 11" HEAVY-WEIGHT PAPER of "Ambition". I intend to develop the "Ambition" character as a dimensional sculpture for the second exhibition in "The Spoils of Saint Hubris" series where he will play a large role in this developing narrative. These 10 ink drawings will be essential in the development of this important sculpture and will be chronicled through my blog, and offered as one color, limited edition prints when completed. This is your opportunity to own the original drawing that inspires the sculpture and prints. See the backer update section for concept images. *Stretch rewards are not offered in combination with other reward levels. Image shown is the concept sketch only. The final drawings will be refined to a level of finish.

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    "A Fruitless Endeavor" Limited (125) Edition Screen Print: 6+ color with spot metallic ink on 19" x 25" heavyweight French's paper from "The Spoils of Saint Hubris" exhibition. With the gurus at Triple Stamp Press (triplestamppress.com). Includes blind debossing. Signed and numbered by the artist.

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    "A Fruitless Endeavor" Limited (125) Edition Screen Print (see backer update for mock-up print) 8+ color with spot metallic ink on 19" x 25" heavyweight French's paper from "The Spoils of Saint Hubris" exhibition. With the gurus at Triple Stamp Press (triplestamppress.com). Includes blind debossing. Signed and numbered by the artist. This reward incentive also includes rewards at $225 and $150.

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    Exclusive invitation to attend the VIP exhibition closing in late April, 2013 or the following solo exhibition preview, TBA (flight and accommodations not included) Includes dinner with the artist, a studio tour, and inclusion on the collector's first notice list in all future mailings with this location. Includes all Rewards levels with the exception of #11 (no duplicates).

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    Original artwork, dry point etching, Limited (25) Edition print on archival Reeves paper related to "The Spoils" ongoing series. Signed and numbered and printed by the artist. Includes Reward #12

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    Collector- Original small encaustic work from "The Spoils of Saint Hubris" exhibition (16" x 20" or smaller). Created with ink and wax on wood panel. Backing at this level secures one of the works, but is limited to availability. In the event that mulitple backers support at this level, a commission may be created that relates to the content, execution and aesthetic of the exhibition. The aesthetic choices are soley at the discretion of the artist. Shipping costs will be the responsibility of the patron. Includes Reward #12.

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    Patron- Support at this level is used as credit towards the purchase of one of the original medium sized works from the "The Spoils of Saint Hubris" exhibition. Backing at this level is based on work remaining and may not cover the complete price of the work. Medium scale work is defined by paintings less than 3.5' on the longest side of the work. First selection of work in exhibition. Credit may be used to reserve large scale work. In the event that mulitple backers support at this level, a commission may be created that relates to the content, size, execution and aesthetic of the exhibition. The aesthetic choices are soley at the discretion of the artist *This incentive may not cover the entire cost of a large-scale painting . Shipping costs are the responsibility of the patron. Includes Reward #11 without additional reward incentives.

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    Grand Patron- Support at this level is used as credit towards the purchase of one of the original large sized works from the "The Spoils of Saint Hubris" exhibition. Backing at this level is based on work remaining and may not cover the complete price of the work. Large scale work is defined by paintings exceeding 3.5' on the longest side of the work. First selection of work in exhibition. Credit may be used to reserve large scale work. In the event that mulitple backers support at this level, a commission may be created that relates to the content, size, execution and aesthetic of the exhibition. The aesthetic choices are soley at the discretion of the artist *This incentive may not cover the entire cost of a large-scale painting . Shipping costs are the responsibility of the patron. Includes Reward #11 without additional reward incentives.

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    Top tier- Includes Reward #16 and all Reward levels from #1- #12 (no duplicate items). Includes a private studio visit and dinner in conjunction with your visit during the exhibition dates or at a mutually agreed upon time (travel and accommodations not included.)

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