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My name is Kyle Hackett and I am in my final semester of my MFA Degree in Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

See all artwork and learn more at: www.kylehackettstudio.com

During my time in graduate school, I was able apply for a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship. I was not awarded the full fellowship, however, I was still fortunate enough to have been invited to a residency on a partial award, this coming September. At such an important moment in my career, I look forward to keeping the ball rolling and continuing my studio practice at Vermont Studio Center once I leave graduate school.

Most excitingly, I am eager to work with a creative group of artists, writers and critics from diverse backgrounds. It will be a rich time after my MFA, to apply what I've learned outside of academia and to meet individuals who can help create a dialogue and further enrich my practice. I've always thought of every other artist as a teacher and mentor, whether they knew it or not - and I look forward to working in a fresh community of new faces from a wide range of experiences this fall. Learn more about Vermont Studio Center at: http://www.vermontstudiocenter.org/

Due to the the immediate burden of repaying student loans and the lack of financial support from elsewhere, I am asking for some help from you, Kickstarter! My partial award combined with a work exchange award has given me $1200 of financial aid. The total cost of my September Residency @ Vermont Studio Center is $3950

Through Kickstarter, I need to raise $3000 - which covers the remaining expenses: $2450 for residency fees, $300 for travel to Johnson, Vermont from Baltimore, Maryland (roundtrip) $250 for art supplies for the residency and shipping rewards to honor donors.

Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing fundraising program and if I can't meet my goal, I get nothing. Therefore, I have set my project goal to $1500 but I need to raise $3000. With your help and a chance to receive some great rewards in return, I'm hopeful that I can do so. I have REWARDS for every single person who donates to the project! This is a great opportunity to collect and own a work of art for a constructive cause.

REWARDS include the following:

Original Postcard from Vermont Studio Center Residency
My official 2013 MFA Thesis Book
Original watercolor studies matted and framed (1 of 6) **see below in order 
Commissioned portrait painting of your desire
Oil Painting from my MFA Thesis or Vermont Studio Center Residency 

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Watercolor Mask I
Watercolor Mask I

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Watercolor Mask II
Watercolor Mask II

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Watercolor Mask III
Watercolor Mask III

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Watercolor Mask IV
Watercolor Mask IV

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Watercolor Mask V
Watercolor Mask V

6)

Watercolor Mask VI
Watercolor Mask VI

See all artwork and learn more at: www.kylehackettstudio.com

Thank you for your interest, support and encouragement!

Kyle Hackett

Risks and challenges

I look forward to having the chance to personally thank every single donor to my project! However it is important you for to know that if fully funded, there could be minor setbacks and delays with printing reward materials and their shipping time. If this does happen and for some reason falls way off estimated shipping times, you will be contacted and notified immediately! Also, if you have any questions or concerns about any part of this project, please feel free to contact me at khackstudio@gmail.com. THANK YOU!

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    For pledging just $10 you will receive an original postcard containing selected artwork which I create during my Vermont Studio residency along with a special thank you note!

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    For pledging $35 you will receive a signed copy of my official 2013 MFA Thesis Book, once it becomes available.

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    For pledging $120 you will have the choice (1 of 6), from a collection of one of a kind matted and framed watercolor work. *see images at end of project description.

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    For pledging $500 you will receive an oil painting (approximately 18 in x 24 in) commissioned portrait of your desire.

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    For pledging $1500 you will receive a one of a kind oil painting from my MFA Thesis portfolio or from my Vermont Studio Residency deemed of equal value.

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