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I am a visual artist from Oakland, CA. This project is about sending my sculptures, my boys, on a "road trip" to South Florida for a solo exhibit.
I am a visual artist from Oakland, CA. This project is about sending my sculptures, my boys, on a "road trip" to South Florida for a solo exhibit.
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I have been invited to put on a solo exhibition at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, FL. We all know that art and creative departments are the first to get cut from school curriculums and with budget cuts and no funding available from the university, I need help sending my work (the boys) to Florida. Besides the fact that a little sunshine will do them a lot of good, the library gallery will be publishing an academic catalog to go along with my exhibition. This will give me street cred with the collector crowd. The university wants to highlight my work specifically to “educate their students and show them that ceramics is a relevant medium in contemporary art today”.

I am trying to combine an artist workshop, lecture and exhibition all in one trip, so help getting the boys there is step one in this adventure. Any extra money would allow me to accompany the boys, making the big adventure even bigger!

"You Were Almost Extinct Too" October 15th - December 6th 2010 Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter Campus John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery

The last week of the exhibition will run in conjunction with America's largest art fair, Art Basel, in Miami.

Thank you so much for your support! http://www.Derekweisberg.com http://www.fau.edu/arts//

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There are more pieces available as rewards in my latest update!!

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    * One limited edition dry point etching of one of the sculptures in the show, edition of 8

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    * A hand made thank you card.
    * A 16 page full color catalog of a previous exhibition "Victoria Everlasting" at Anno Domini, San Jose
    * The new 40 page catalog for the FAU exhibition “You Were Almost Extinct Too"
    * One limited edition dry point etching of one of the sculptures in the show, edition of 8
    *A one of a kind hand sculpted Derek Weisberg original piece of art:
    "Lingering Reminders XXII"
    Ceramic
    13" x 7" x 5"
    2010

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    * A hand made thank you card.
    * A 16 page full color catalog of a previous exhibition "Victoria Everlasting" at Anno Domini, San Jose
    * The new 40 page catalog for the FAU exhibition "You Were Almost Extinct Too"
    * One limited edition dry point etching of one of the sculptures in the show, edition of 8
    *A one of a kind hand sculpted Derek Weisberg original piece of art:
    "Lets Make Believe I Can Handle It"
    Ceramic and wood
    29" x 10" x 9"
    2008

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