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Urban & Feather is a traveling art gallery that will go to various art festivals to showcase the oil painting of Dave Rasel
39 backers pledged $1,798 to help bring this project to life.

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URBAN & FEATHER: A Traveling Art Gallery

Hello! Thanks for reviewing my project. My name Is Dave Rasel and I am an oil painter. For years I have wanted to set up an artist booth and travel to different festivals so I can bring my work out of the studio and into the public. The time has come where I have a large enough body of work that I could start selling originals and prints of my oil paintings. Recently I applied to show to a local Art Festival called WaterFire and was accepted. I am very excited about this opportunity to start taking my work to festivals. However, now I need a mobile art gallery, or booth, to be able to show my work.  


The project I am proposing is for start up costs to outfit a complete artist booth. My first festival is lined up for September 27, 2014 at the WaterFire Festival in Sharon, PA (www.waterfiresharonpa.org). This will be a great starter festival for me. I have additional festivals planned which include Shadyside Arts Festival, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Westmoreland Art & Heritage Festival, and Art in the Mountains. That's just the beginning! 

This has been a dream of mine for some time and your generous pledge could help make it happen! Below is a breakdown of the costs for outfitting a full art booth. Further down you will find my stretch budget goals and what I am hoping to attain through this project. 

Help make my dream a reality by becoming a backer today and join me on the next leg of my artistic journey!

Stretch Budget Goals:

  • At $1,500 I am fully funded for the Kickstarter project! These funds will allow me to get a quality festival canopy with side walls, pay Kickstarter fees and taxes, and create a short run of prints to fulfill my pledge premiums and shipping. The very basics I need to show up at a festival and display my work.
  • At $2,000 I will be able to add lighting to the canopy, weight bags for bad weather, hanging hardware and frames for some of my paintings
  • At $3,000 I will be able to get quality gallery display walls! These will be on three sides of the canopy booth and will allow me to hang my paintings safely and securely.
  • At $3,800 I can start adding additional prints to the mix. Some signage for the booth, and a counter to conduct transactions on.
  • At $4,590 I will be fully funded! This will allow for a few more prints, all of the print sales materials (backer boards, mattes, plastic sleeves) additional framing, and equipment to conduct credit card transactions.
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Backer Levels

Level 1) $10 Thank you for supporting me! Your name will be included on a donor plaque listing all of the generous donors that helped make my project a reality! The plaque will proudly be displayed near the entrance to the booth.

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 Level 2) $25 Feeling the love! I will send you a postcard with my painting on the front and a personal note of thanks on the back! This includes a brief description of where the painting was done and some onsite photos of the painting in progress. Plus your name on a plaque listing all of the generous backers that helped make my booth a reality. Sample of the postcard you would receive is pictured below:

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Level 3) $50 Loving you back! You will receive a high quality 8x10, matted Giclee print on Decor Textured paper (you choose one from the prints below). This will be a limited, first edition run of 50 prints. Image is 5x7 mounted in a 8x10 mat*. Plus your name on a plaque listing all of the generous backers that helped make my booth a reality. You will be notified to select your choice of print once the project is fully backed.

Choice A) 43 Concrete

Choice B) Utility Pole, OAW 1

*All limited edition matted prints are signed and numbers by the artist.

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Level 4) $75 I am so grateful! You will receive a high quality 11x14, matted Giclee print on Decor Textured paper (you choose one from the prints below). This will be a limited, first edition run of 50 prints. Plus your name on a plaque listing all of the generous backers that helped make my booth a reality. You will be notified to select your choice of print once the project is fully backed

Choice A) Fort Pitt Steel

Choice B) Twilight, OAW 4

*All limited edition matted prints are signed and numbers by the artist.

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Level 5) $125 You rock! You get both the 8x10 and the 11x14, matted Giclee print on Decor Textured paper (your choose one of each from above). Plus your name on a plaque listing all of the generous donors that helped make my project a reality. You will be notified to select your choice of print once the project is fully backed.

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Level 6) $250 You rock even more! You get the same as above, an 8x10 and 11x14,  limited edition matted print, your name on a plaque (in my booth) listing all of the generous backers, plus both pieces are framed and ready to hang! You're on your way to becoming an art collector.

Sample of Framed Print:

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Level 7) $1,000 VIP! Your contribution to my success is humbling! For that you will receive an an original, framed* 8x10 oil painting from my On a Wire Series (you get to chose your favorite from three paintings!). An original, 5x7 matted and framed preliminary sketch of the chosen painting. You’ll also get the 8x10  limited edition print and the 11x14 limited edition print. Your name on a plaque (in much larger letters) listing all of the generous backers that helped make my booth a reality. Plus all pieces will framed and ready to hang! That's two original works of art, plus two prints! You are officially a collector of my work! 

I am only offering three painting to choose from at this level and only three backers. Be the first to back this level and you get to choose from all three! You will be notified to select your choices once the project is fully backed.

Choice A) Sydney Sunset, OAW 6

Choice B) Twilight, OAW 4

Choice C) Green With Envy, OAW 7

*Frame will be a floating canvas frame, black with gold trim. See sample below:

Below is a sample sketch. The actual sketch you receive will be based on the painting you choose from above. The sketch will be matted, signed and framed:

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Timeline

Through the month of July/August the Kickstarter campaign will be open. During this time I will be working on new works to present as well as working some of the premiums for my backers. 

If the campaign is successful and I get funded thenthe last few weeks of August will be a busy month of ordering the essentials: tent canopy, display walls, prints, mattes and shipping supplies. 

September I will be preparing the booth for the festival and fulfilling the premiums for my backers.

If needed, after the festival in October I will finish fulfillment of the backer premiums. I anticipate the premiums will already be completed in September but in case any unforeseen issues I will wrap these items up in October.

Risks and challenges

The only challenge I foresee is in the printing, assembling and shipping of the matted prints. There are always complications working with printers, doing press checks for color accuracy, and dealing with mail carriers. I have experience in this area however so I don't see this being a factor in being able to provide final fulfillment. My background is in graphic design and creative management. I have plenty of experience in handling print work, budgets, time management, and production scheduling that will serve well in getting my premiums completed and building a successful artist booth that will serve for many years to come.

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    Feeling the love! I will send you a postcard with my painting on the front and a personal note of thanks on the back! This includes a brief description of where the painting was done and some onsite photos of the painting in progress.
    Plus your name on a plaque listing all of the generous backers that helped make my booth a reality.

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    Loving you back! You will receive a high quality 8x10, matted Giclee print on Decor Textured paper (you choose from the prints on left). This will be a limited, first edition run of 50 prints. Plus your name on a plaque listing all of the generous backers that helped make my booth a reality.

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    I am so grateful! You will receive a high quality 11x14, matted Giclee print on Decor Textured paper (you choose from the prints on left). This will be a limited, first edition run of 50 prints. Plus your name on a plaque listing all of the generous backers that helped make my booth a reality. You will be notified to select your choice of print once the project is fully backed

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    You rock! You get both the 8x10 and the 11x14, matted Giclee print on Decor Textured paper (your choice of two on left). Plus your name on a plaque listing all of the generous donors that helped make my project a reality. You will be notified to select your choice of print once the project is fully backed.

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    You rock even more! You get the same as above, an 8x10 and 11x14, limited edition matted print, your name on a plaque (in my booth) listing all of the generous backers, plus both pieces are framed and ready to hang! You're on your way to becoming an art collector.

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    VIP! Your contribution to my success is humbling! For that you will receive an original, framed 8x10 oil painting from my On a Wire Series (you get to choose your favorite from three paintings!). An original, 5x7 matted and framed preliminary sketch of the chosen painting.

    You’ll also get the 8x10 limited edition print and the 11x14 limited edition print. Your name on a plaque (in much larger letters) listing all of the generous backers that helped make my booth a reality. Plus all pieces will framed and ready to hang!

    That's two original works of art, plus two prints! You are officially a collector of my work!

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