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At the D. Fleiss East West Artist Residency I will research and create boundary-bending work that intersects art, spirit, and science.
At the D. Fleiss East West Artist Residency I will research and create boundary-bending work that intersects art, spirit, and science.
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Hello Friends!
The D. Fleiss East West Artist’s Foundation has invited me to embark on a journey without borders and participate in an international artist residency which includes The Symposia of Contemporary Art in Mallnitz, Austria this October. From the healing waters of Austria to the particle collisions at CERN, this artist residency presents the opportunity to travel into new territory and create boundary-bending work that will intersect art, spirit, and science.

As the only artist invited to represent the USA, I hope to attend this multicultural residency that will culminate in an international exhibition at the BIOS National Park Museum, Mallnitz. After the exhibition the artwork will be incorporated into the permanent collections of both the DFEW Foundation and The Hotel Kärntener (which means “House for Artists”). The DFEW foundation’s permanent collection is exhibited at galleries and museums around the world.

After almost a year of relative confinement because of a broken leg accident, I can’t tell you how excited I am about the possibility of going to this artist residency and additionally fulfilling an important career dream to visit CERN which is just a train ride away in Geneva, Switzerland.

Currently, I am collecting information and reference images for a new body of work about the power of water as a transcendent and healing force; specifically, living/structured/clustered water. I am passionate about learning how the universe works and am interested in the research being done at CERN with the Large Hadron Collider; specifically, the Higgs Boson particle and images of particle collisions.

It is quite the synchronistic event to have all of my interests line up with this residency! I believe that what I will see and learn on this trip will be pivotal to my growth as an artist.

My goals for this residency project:

* To research and produce imagery that will visually reflect and respond to my experiences in this region, specifically the healing waters which Austria is known for.

* To do research at CERN for future work inspired by particle/quantum physics, particle collisions, and the Higgs Boson.

* To participate in an exhibition at will be held at the BIOS National Park Museum, Mallnitz.

* To have my work incorporated into the DFEW foundation’s permanent collection which will be shown at galleries and museums around the world and additionally in the Hotel Kartener’s permanent collection.

* To network internationally.

* To participate and present at the Symposium of Contemporary Art.

The biggest challenge ahead of me is to fundraise quickly to pay for my travel costs. Once I’m at the residency my expenses will be covered by the Foundation and my art donations.

What exactly will the money be used for?
The funds which total $4,500 will go specifically toward.

* Travel expenses which include; air fares, train fares, and local travel
* Accommodations while at CERN
* Shipping of materials

My deadline to raise my travel cost goal of $4,500 is September 1st.

An international residency is a huge undertaking, and comes with a substantial price tag. It would not be possible without your generous support. By becoming an art patron and making a contribution, you will receive works of art based on your pledge level. These pieces will be created exclusively for you as a token of appreciation and gratitude for your support.

I have my work cut out for me but with your support I can make this incredible opportunity happen!

Sincerely,
Alicia Hunsicker

Additional information and photos of my paintings can be found at: http://www.aliciahunsicker.blogspot.com

Additional information and photos about the residency can be found at: http://www.dfewa-mallnitz-austria.blogspot.com


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    In apprecation your name will be included in a thank you post on my blog.

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    In apprecation you will receive a thank you email with selected photos and stories from the residency and your name will be included in a thank you post on my blog.

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    In apprecation you will receive a printed postcard designed specifically for this project that includes a personalized thank you note, a thank you email with selected photos and stories from the residency, and your name will be included in a thank you post on my blog.

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    In apprecation you will receive an original 5”x 7” mixed media painting on paper inspired by the landscape of the Alps but with a signature twist! To create each piece I will be using a xerox transfer process, paint, and colored pencil on Stonehenge heavy weight paper. Works will be predominantly black and white with a flourish of color.

    Additionally you will also recieve a printed postcard designed specifically for this project that includes a personalized thank you note, a thank you email with selected photos and stories from the residency, and your name will be included in a thank you post on my blog.
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    In apprecation you will receive a set of 2 hand painted tree ring coasters. These coasters were inspired by my coaster that was designed and created for the TransCultural Exchange’s 10th anniversary Coaster Project exhibition and take-away to be held at the Toronto's 2012 Culture Works Festival, this July in Canada. Additionally you will also recieve a printed postcard designed specifically for this project that includes a personalized thank you note, a thank you email with selected photos and stories from the residency, and your name will be included in a thank you post on my blog. (NOTE: international pledges should start at $45 for shipping outside of the USA)

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    In apprecation you will receive a set of 2 hand painted tree ring coasters. These coasters were inspired by my coaster that was designed and created for the TransCultural Exchange’s 10th anniversary Coaster Project exhibition and take-away to be held at the Toronto's 2012 Culture Works Festival, this July in Canada. Additionally you will also recieve a printed postcard designed specifically for this project that includes a personalized thank you note, a thank you email with selected photos and stories from the residency, and your name will be included in a thank you post on my blog. (NOTE: international pledges should start at $45 for shipping outside of the USA)

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    In apprecation you will receive a hand carved maple burl wand. Inspired by my son’s interest in Harry Potter, my family and I collected maple burl saplings on our property in Leyden. Together we carved, sanded and stained these wands, all the while imagining the magical powers within them.
    Additionally you will also recieve a printed postcard designed specifically for this project that includes a personalized thank you note, a thank you email with selected photos and stories from the residency, and your name will be included in a thank you post on my blog.

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    In apprecation you will receive a set of 4 hand painted tree ring coasters. These coasters were inspired by my coaster that was designed and created for the TransCultural Exchange’s 10th anniversary Coaster Project exhibition and take-away to be held at the Toronto's 2012 Culture Works Festival, this July in Canada.
    Additionally you will also recieve a printed postcard designed specifically for this project that includes a personalized thank you note, a thank you email with selected photos and stories from the residency, and your name will be included in a thank you post on my blog.

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    In apprecation you will receive an original 8”x 10” mixed media painting on paper inspired by the landscape of the Alps but with a signature twist! To create each piece I will be using a xerox transfer process, paint, and colored pencil on Stonehenge heavy weight paper. Works will be predominantly black and white with a flourish of color. Additionally you will also recieve a printed postcard designed specifically for this project that includes a personalized thank you note, a thank you email with selected photos and stories from the residency, and your name will be included in a thank you post on my blog.

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    In apprecation you will receive a custom painted eye portrait on a 4”x 4” gallery wrap canvas.
    (Patron must provide a close up digital photo/Jpeg of the eye they would like painted).

    Additionally you will also recieve a printed postcard designed specifically for this project that includes a personalized thank you note, a thank you email with selected photos and stories from the residency, and your name will be included in a thank you post on my blog.

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    In apprecation you will receive a custom painted eye portrait on a 6”x 6” gallery wrap canvas. (Patron must provide a close up digital photo/Jpeg of the eye they would like painted). Additionally you will also recieve a printed postcard designed specifically for this project that includes a personalized thank you note, a thank you email with selected photos and stories from the residency, and your name will be included in a thank you post on my blog.

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    In apprecation you will receive a 2 hour xerox transfer workshop for you and two friends at my studio in Leyden MA. Materials and refreshments will be provided.
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    In apprecation you will receive an original 11”x 14” mixed media orb painting inspired by the landscape of the Alps. To create each piece I will be using a Xerox transfer process and paint on Stonehenge heavy weight paper. Additionally you will also recieve a printed postcard designed specifically for this project that includes a personalized thank you note, a thank you email with selected photos and stories from the residency, and your name will be included in a thank you post on my blog.

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    Be one of the first to own a moderate sized mixed media painting on cradleboard inspired by my visit to CERN and particle collisions! Additionally you will receive an individualized thank you post on my blog which features the painting, a printed postcard designed specifically for this project that includes a personalized thank you note, and a thank you email with selected photos and stories from the residency. (NOTE: international pledges should start at $1100. for shipping outside of the USA)

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    In apprecation of this special pledge amount you will be invited with a guest to spend an afternoon with the artist visiting her studio and home in scenic, Leyden MA. Once there you will select any painting ifrom the studio inventory to add to your collection, followed by a dnner and cocktails with the artist and her family. Additionally you will receive an individualized thank you post on my blog with photos of our day together, a printed postcard designed specifically for this project that includes a personalized thank you note, a thank you email with selected photos and stories from the residency.

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