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"Art of Determination" a MotoGP art exhibit by artist, Alex Wakefield. Touring N. America D|Stores this MotoGP season. Read more

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"Art of Determination" a MotoGP art exhibit by artist, Alex Wakefield. Touring N. America D|Stores this MotoGP season.

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Hello, my name is Alex Wakefield and I am a fine artist out of Joliet, IL. My passion and inspiration for my work has been so directly linked with motorsports that it's hard to know which started first. Did my love for fast moving machinery inspire me to create, or did my love for drawing and painting inspire me to make art based on motorsports? Either way, this is what I love, and I hope to make it a larger part of my career. With your help, this is where my Kickstarter campaign can make that a possibility.

About this project:

After a successful show at the Chicago D|Store, I have been invited by the two California D|Stores to show my work in a touring exhibition this August.

At each D|Store location, the art exhibit will coincide with that weekends televised MotoGP race. The exhibit dates are as follows:
D|Store Orange County - August 16-18 Indianapolis MotoGP
D|Store San Francisco - August 23-25 Czech MotoGP 
It is up to me to come up with the funding to get me and my art to these locations.

Dainese MotoGP legends greet you at the Chicago D-Store
Dainese MotoGP legends greet you at the Chicago D-Store
"Boss" oil on canvas of Valentino Rossi
"Boss" oil on canvas of Valentino Rossi
Marco Simoncelli and Eddie Lawson adorn the Chicago D-Store
Marco Simoncelli and Eddie Lawson adorn the Chicago D-Store
Lawson at Laguna Seca 1988 - 19x24" ink on bristol
Lawson at Laguna Seca 1988 - 19x24" ink on bristol
"Grace and Exhuberance" signed by Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi. Oil on canvas - 12x36"
"Grace and Exhuberance" signed by Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi. Oil on canvas - 12x36"
My tribute to Marco Simoncelli, "Everything You Got".
My tribute to Marco Simoncelli, "Everything You Got".
Eddie Lawson on his way to a third 500cc MotoGP World Championship aboard his 1988 Yamaha YZR500
Eddie Lawson on his way to a third 500cc MotoGP World Championship aboard his 1988 Yamaha YZR500
"Elements of Perfection" Wayne Rainey 1991
"Elements of Perfection" Wayne Rainey 1991


My goal:

I will produce 15 works of art. They will consist of both paintings and illustrated pieces. I have already completed 7 pieces, more than half of the work to achieve this goal, and I will continue to work diligently.

I know I have the ability and tenacity to reach my goal. The biggest obstacle will be the financial. The cost of materials, meaning everything from paint and canvas to scanning and print creation, as well as the support costs, such as living expenses and transportation for myself and my work, is going to amount to $5000. Your contribution can help make my goal a reality.

I have spent the last year taking the needed steps to build notoriety for my work. I am full of optimism that, with your help, I can build on that investment in my career. My family and I thank you for taking the time to look at my work and listen to my vision.

Risks and challenges

I know that when embarking on a task like this there are a myriad of pitfalls that can happen. Meeting the set timeline for completing all 15 pieces is the first concern. I will be posting updates on here to keep my backers informed that I am on time for the show to go off as planned.

The second concern is making sure that all of the pieces are scanned and prints are ready to be shipped arriving in time for the show on August 16th in California. If the prints are not ready for the first show, customer information and payment would be taken the weekend of the event and the prints would be signed, numbered and shipped by me immediately once available.

The last concern- although maybe most important- is that my wife and I are anxiously anticipating the arrival of our first child in early September, which would obviously necessitate postponing my trip for the next race on the schedule The main concern here would be scheduling with an airline that will allow a transferable ticket for the next race weekend, whatever that may be.

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    A 4x6" signed digital printed thank you card.

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    8 backers

    11x17" signed digital "Art of D|termination" print as well as a 4x6" signed digital printed thank you card.

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    $30 reward

    6 backers

    Backer gets an 11x17" signed digital "Art of D|termination" print. A 8x10" signed digital poster as well as a 4x6" signed digital printed thank you card.

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    12 backers

    Backer gets an 11x17" signed digital "Art of D|termination" poster. 11x14" signed digital print from the show collection as well as a 4x6" signed digital printed thank you card.

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    3 backers

    Backer gets to choose one digital print from three selected 11x14" options, which will be a signed. Backer also gets a 11x17" signed "Art of D|termination" poster. As well as a 4x6" signed digital printed thank you card.

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    4 backers

    Backer gets an "Art of D|termination" T-shirt 8x10" signed digital print as well as a 4x6" signed digital printed thank you card.

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    You will receive a 4x6" signed digitally printed thank you card. A signed and numbered (one of just 25) 11.5x14 gicleé print on high quality art stock.

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    $300 reward

    3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)

    Backer gets an "Art of D|termination" T-shirt, a 19x24" gicleé print on high quality art stock, a 11x17" signed "Art of D|termination" poster and a 4x6" signed digital printed thank you card.

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