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Denise KowalBy Denise Kowal
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Denise KowalBy Denise Kowal
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$1,622
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 1 2014 3:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

For this year's featured event the Sarasota Chalk Festival 501c3 cultural organization along with the dozens of festival artists and hundreds of volunteers want to secure the Guinness World Record in a BIG way creating the Largest 3D Pavement Art.

The painting will celebrate the festival's 2014 theme is 'Extinct and Endangered Species' by turning an average airport runway into an underwater abyss of endangered and extinct sea life and sea plants, and the center will be a Megalodon Shark. The Island of Venice where the painting is being created is the Shark's Tooth Capital of the World.

To make sure the illusion is dynamic and the geometry is correct, we joined up with Master Artist Kurt Wenner, the innovator of 3D pavement art, to design this 42' x 450' masterpiece that will total 18,900 sq. ft. Leading the team of over 50 local, national and international artists as well as hundreds of volunteers is Julie Kirk-Purcell, one of the first female pioneers of the 3D pavement art form in the USA. 

The international Sarasota Chalk Festival nonprofit was founded in 2007 and quickly grew into the most important contemporary pavement art festival in the world hosting the most renown artists and debuting the most advances in the art form than any other festival world-wide. It is a local community event put on by volunteers that has grown to become a global community of the best-of-the-best pavement artists that gather once a year to perform. It attracts upwards of 200,000 visitors. 

We believe that this interactive and mind bending art will create lasting memories for all who participate. Visitors will be allowed to stand on the painting and have their photograph taken as they interact and become a part of the scene starting on November 14th till November 17th. 

A documentary will be produced showcasing the entire process and thanking our supporters who made this world record a reality. The premier of the documentary will be shown at our closing event November 16th. 

Participating notable artists include: Julie Kirk-Purcelle (USA), Carlos Hernandez (Mexico), Sharyn Namnath (USA), Frederike Wouters (Germany), Tomo Saito (Japan), Alex Maksiov (Ukraine), Adry Del Rocio (Mexico), Ruben Martinez (Mexico), Remko Van Schaik (Netherlands), Genna Panzarella (USA), Victor Puzin (Russia), Vera Bugatti (Italy), Lori Escalera (USA), Fabio Fedele (Italy), Lorelle Miller (USA), Philippenzo (Russia), Mathew May (Netherlands), David Brancato (USA), Ketty Grossi (Italy), Jane Portaluppi-Durand (USA), Rederike Wouters (Germany), Roberto Rodriquez (Mexico)

Risks and challenges

Creating an illusionistic painting of this size is certainly challenging and exhilarating. Making sure the geometry calculations of the Megalodon Shark and underwater abyss of sea creatures are correct so the illusion is really exciting and realistic. For this reason we enlisted the innovator or 3D pavement art, Kurt Wenner, to create the design for us.

Leading a team of 50 artists is also challenging and exciting, which is the reason the team is made up of skilled and renowned 3D pavement artists from around the world. Julie Kirk has enrolled to lead them to success. Julie is one of the first pioneers of the 3D pavement art form.

Booking all the flights, reserving all the rooms, calculating all the materials, providing nutritious food for all the artists and managing dozens of people and needs is also challenging for a group this big but that is what we do every year with the festival so we are up to the task but need help funding all these expenses.

We are using paint so we expect little effect from rain and we also chose a month that is the least rainy season. Nevertheless we expect rain at times and have scheduled a few rain days - we do work day and night too.

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    YES, I CAN HELP - Join the team and back the World Record for the USA at any level and you'll receive behind-the-scenes updates on the project as it develops. Share it with everyone you know by chatting it up and posting on your social media sites.For helping our nonprofit realize this world record we will list your name on our website http://chalkfestival.org showing your support of the World Record and bringing awareness to extinct and endangered species.

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    THANK YOU PACKAGE - You'll receive a hi-res digital image of the finished World Record. It makes a great one-of-a-kind screen saver. As the project develops, you'll get behind-the-scenes email updates plus your name will be listed on the Chalk Festival website for helping us achieve the world record & showing your support for greater awareness of extinct and endangered species.

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    CONTRIBUTOR - You are welcomed to take a behind the scene tour during the world record attempt! To remember the occasion and your contribution, you’ll receive a digital hi-res professional photograph of the finished world record including a graphics thank you. Throughout the project, you'll get behind-the-scenes email updates and your name will be listed as a Contributor on the Chalk Festival website for helping us achieve the world record & showing your support for greater awareness of extinct and endangered species.

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    SUPPORTER - Your support will be personally recognized. A record attempt artist will publicly thank you by posting your name on a sign at the world record site. You’ll receive a hi-res professional photo of the event plus a behind the scenes tour and a meet & greet with the artists! During the project, you'll be emailed behind-the-scenes updates and your name will be listed as a Supporter on the Chalk Festival website for helping to achieve the world record and greater awareness of extinct and endangered species.

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    SPONSOR - You will be personally thanked in a video recorded by the artists working on the world record. The video will be posted on the Chalk Festival and social media websites. You will also be emailed a limited edition, professional photograph of the world record, signed and numbered by the photographer and lead artist. Throughout the project, you'll be emailed behind-the-scenes updates,and your name will be listed as a Sponsor on our website for helping achieve the world record and greater awareness of extinct and endangered species.

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    BRONZE SPONSOR - You or a loved one can be for a day a part of the world record art team. A short video of your help in achieving the award for the USA will be digitally provided to you. You’ll meet the artists &receive an artist t-shirt for signing by the team and Festival founder. The video will be shared on the Chalk Festival and our social media websites. During the project, you'll get behind-the-scenes email updates and your name will be listed as a Bronze Sponsor on our website for helping achieve the world record and greater awareness of extinct and endangered species.


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    SILVER SPONSOR - Choose a saltwater species for the world record and get a digital video showing the species created. It will also include one of the artists thanking you and explaining your species selection. The video will appear on the Chalk Festival and our social media websites. You’ll also receive an artist t-shirt signed by the team and Festival founder. During the project, you'll get behind-the-scenes email updates and your name will be listed as a Silver Sponsor on our website for helping achieve the world record and greater awareness of extinct and endangered species.

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    GOLD SPONSOR - You and a loved one can be part of the world record art team. A short video of both of you drawing and helping to realize the world record for the USA will be digitally provided to you. With your permission,the video will be shared on the Chalk Festival and our social media sites including a thank you for supporting awareness of extinct and endangered species. You’ll also receive two artist t-shirts signed by the team and Festival founder and a set of digital hi-res professional photographs of your work, plus you'll be listed as a Gold Sponsor on our website.


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    PLATINUM SPONSOR - You or the likeness of someone you love will be painted into the painting as a sunbather, swimmer, snorkeler or scuba diver! You will be included in the video documentary and given a password to host your own private screening for your friends. You will also receive a numbered limited edition professional print of the completed world record 3D pavement art in time for the holidays, a set of digital hi-res professional photographs of your work, two artist t-shirts signed by the team and Festival founder and be listed as a Platinum Sponsor on our website. Not an artist? Ask about other opportunities.

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