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GOAL: Spring 2012! My studio in the back and art gallery in the front exhibiting my work and other contemporary artists.

THE STUDIO & GALLERY

My name is Stacy Bowie and I currently have an online gallery www.stacybowiedesigns.com however with a business plan already in place my goal is to open a brick and mortar studio and art gallery THIS SPRING 2012.  The layout of the loft will be such that I'll have a studio area in the back in order to continue to produce my work and a gallery in the front.  The gallery will exhibit not only my work but the work of other artists.  I will host events including live painting performances, artist meet and greets and other artistic entertainment.

All money raised will go toward leasing the commercial loft, security, outdoor signage, finishing the space, purchasing equipment and furniture, lighting and other gallery essentials.

Music set 2 Art& The LIVE PAINTING EXPERIENCE

Most of my paintings have been inspired by music.  The series Music set 2 Art is my collection of interpretations of various songs from artists like Adele, Carlos Santana, Nyee Moses, Monday Michiru, and Corinne Bailey Rae to name a few. This ongoing project also includes live performance painting when I paint in collaboration with a musician or singer even the occasional deejay.

Below is an excerpt from a blog post by Nicole Nelson of "Fear No Art Chicago" (PBS' WTTW) which recounts her experience at one of my live painting performances with violinist Edith Yokley.

"During the event, it was hard to know where to look. Between Yokley’s energetic violin performance and Bowie’s quiet contemplation of the work as it evolved, the two women provided a visual and aural feast. Once the painting was complete, Bowie took the time to explain the various elements, both to Yokley and the audience’s delight. In hearing her thought processes, it became clear that being there to listen to the music and see the elements come together gives an intimate knowledge of the painting. As audience member, Bowie opens up her creative process to you, allowing you to form a powerful, personal connection to the work...The next time Stacy Bowie plans a live painting performance, make it a priority to attend. Whether it is held in an intimate gallery or a booming club, you will find yourself transported – even inspired – by the experience."

PAYING IT FORWARD:  EXHIBIT AREA "K"

As a big THANK YOU for the mere existence of Kickstarter my gallery will have a special exhibition wall/area for Kickstarter-funded artists' work.*  

*Kickstarter-funded artists must provide proof of funding (details to follow WHEN I get funded).  Artists' work will be reviewed and those selected will be contacted upon acceptance.

EASY FLEXIBLE DONATIONS

YOU CAN DONATE ANY AMOUNT OF $1.00 OR MORE.   On the right side you'll see various Pledge Levels that offer rewards for your donation.  You'll have the option to snag a great reward or to donate just because.  No matter how you choose to give EVERY donation will be greatly appreciated!    Please pass it on and spread the word about my project.  I'll only receive payment IF I meet my GOAL.

THE REWARDS

What is a "Giclee" print?  "Giclee prints" are produced from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks directly onto canvas.  The process is used for fine art reproduction.

Some works are available as a giclee print and as an original painting.  Images are shown below.  If you have any question about my work feel free to send me an e-mail at sbowie@stacybowiedesigns.com.

$300 LEVEL PLEDGE

LIMITED EDITION GICLEE CANVAS PRINT "Wet" 16" x 20" #1
(only 1 printed) inspired by the song "Wet" by Barbra Streisand.
(ORIGINAL INAUGURAL PAINTING ALSO AVAILABLE AS A REWARD)

LIMITED EDITION GICLEE CANVAS PRINT "The Right Path" 16" x 20" #2 (only 2 printed) inspired by the song "Philosophy Road" by Monday Michiru.

$500 LEVEL PLEDGE

LIMITED EDITION GICLEE CANVAS PRINT "Motion" 28" x 36" #2 (only 2 printed) inspired by the song "Keep on Movin'" by Soul II Soul
(ORIGINAL INAUGURAL PAINTING ALSO AVAILABLE AS A REWARD)

ORIGINAL INAUGURAL PAINTING "Sinner's Prayer (Help Me Lord)" 11" x 14" 
inspired by the song by Ray Charles and B.B. King.

$600 LEVEL PLEDGE

ORIGINAL PAINTING "Stay" 16" x 20" inspired by the song of the same name
by Nyee Moses 

$700 LEVEL PLEDGE 

ORIGINAL PAINTING "Magalenha" 22" x 28" inspired by the song of the same name by Sergio Mendes

$1000 LEVEL PLEDGE

ORIGINAL PAINTING 30" x 40" "Summer Madness" acrylic and ink on canvas.  Inspired by the song "Summer Madness" by Kool and the Gang.

$2000 LEVEL PLEDGE

ORIGINAL PAINTING 48" x 48" "Merlot" acrylic on canvas.

ORIGINAL PAINTING 48" x 48" "Margarita" acrylic on canvas.

ORIGINAL PAINTING 48" x 48" "Bubbly" acrylic on canvas

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    A BIG thank you to YOU for helping me reach my goal. Your name will be mentioned in a special blog post on my website as a believer in my dream!

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    **INAUGURAL MUSIC SET 2 ART SERIES** ORIGINAL PAINTING 11" x 14" "Sinner's Prayer (Help Me Lord)" acrylic on canvas (shown). Inspired by the song of the same name by Ray Charles and BB King. Certificate of Authenticity included. **PLUS blog post mention. **Plus VIP Card.

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