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I need help finishing construction on my art studio/gallery, '53 Hound Studio. Grand Opening Reception Celebration when construction is complete!
I need help finishing construction on my art studio/gallery, '53 Hound Studio. Grand Opening Reception Celebration when construction is complete!
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Hello! My name is Will Eskridge. I'm a working artist here in Athens, GA and I'm building my Art Studio/Gallery.

I've been making art in some form ever since I was kid. One of my earliest and fondest memories is of me fingerpainting in pre-school. Over the years, I have painted/made art in various non-dedicated spaces. Closets, basements, bedrooms and kitchens. The time has come to build a dedicated studio for which I can work, exhibit and store my art. My goals for this project:

Goal # 1: Finish building my art studio in order to have an appropriate place to work, store and exhibit my art projects.
Goal # 2: Make the space available from time to time as an exhibit space for fellow artists and friends.

Upon completion of the studio, I will have a Grand Opening Reception featuring all the work I created as rewards for your funding. The reception will be a fun filled night with food, drinks and entertainment. The event will be filmed and will be available to view online for backers that cannot attend. All backers are exclusively invited!

The funds are strictly for the materials and labor to finish building the studio. Any extra funding beyond the initial $3500 will be donated to Athens Canine Rescue.

At this time, I have the foundation and flooring system built. The next step in construction is the final step and includes putting up the four walls, doors, windows, roof, paint and trim. It's the biggest step and most expensive. I've made a lot of headway already and I just need this last push to finish it up so I can make art like a madman, shave in my bathroom again and LeeLoo can use her tail as a play toy for the cats instead of a paintbrush!

"Hello, Doc? Yeah, Eskridge here. I just dipped my paintbrush in my coffee and took a gulp of turpentine" results of painting in the kitchen...

For rewards, I'm offering a variety of my contemporary work.
Stamping, Dang! Box and Painting examples can all be viewed here: http://willeskridge.com/Will_Eskridge/Portfolio.html

Leash Rack designs examples can all be viewed here:
http://53hound.com/Leash_Racks.html

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding what a "Stamping" or "Dang! box" is!

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    Good Karma and invitation to the Grand Opening Art Reception PLUS:
    a small special mystery art piece! Who knows what it will be?

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    Good Karma and invitation to the Grand Opening Art Reception PLUS:
    your choice of one of my Stamping reproductions (unframed) or handmade Leash/Key Ring Rack (choose from 8 designs)

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    One of the first 10 of the "Woofman" print run (see updates). Signed, numbered and hand press by me on fine Japanese mulberry paper. First 10 of 50.

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    Good Karma and invitation to the Grand Opening Art Reception PLUS:
    Framed Stamping Reproduction

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    Good Karma and invitation to the Grand Opening Art Reception PLUS:
    5x7" Original landscape oil painting signed, dated and ready to hang.

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    6x8" Custom Oil Portrait of your favorite Pooch or Tiger on canvas!

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    Good Karma and special handmade Grand Opening Art Reception Invitation and Original framed Stamping or Custom Solar Dang! box.

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    Good Karma and special handmade Grand Opening Art Reception Invitation and your choice of the following:
    1. Custom ElectriFRIED Dang! Box
    2. Custom Stamping of subject of your choice (might I suggest a portrait of you or your dog/cat?)
    3. Original 8x10" abstract landscape oil painting. (signed, dated and ready to hang)

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    Good Karma and special handmade Grand Opening Art Reception Invitation PLUS:
    Original Custom 12x16" oil painting of your choice and special mystery art piece!

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    Good Karma and special handmade Grand Opening Art Reception Invitation PLUS:
    Original 18x24" oil painting of your choice and special mystery art piece!

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    Good Karma and special handmade Grand Opening Art Reception Invitation PLUS:
    Original 18x24" oil painting of your choice, Original Stamping (subject of your choice) and a Solar Dang! Box (your choice of one of 5 pre-designs) and special mystery art piece!

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