I am looking to produce a collection of museum-grade framed pictures to become the sole photographer at Kansas City's Liberty Memorial. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on September 30, 2012.
About this project
My project is to turn the best 18 of my Liberty Memorial photos into museum-grade framed and unframed prints to be featured in the Liberty Memorial’s WWI Museum Shop by November, 2012. Based on recent conversations, I now have the rare opportunity to be the only photographer whose work is exhibited and offered at the museum.
The funding I am seeking here on Kickstarter will be spent on creating framed and unframed but matted, numbered and signed pictures, plus large-format prints and promotional banners, brochures and postcards in support of the ongoing museum shop 'show' and in order to assure the museum that I can fulfil my commitment to them and to supporting my artwork. My alternative plan, should this venue opportunity not work out, is to announce, co-produce, promote and co-host an art show at a gallery here in Kansas City before yearend.
The Kansas City Liberty Memorial is a stunning monument to those who served our country in World War I. I feel that the power and beauty of this classical Egyptian Revival-style monument to courage, freedom and liberty deserves to become better known and appreciated, which is why I am seeking your help.
On September 8th, I entered several of these "‘007 Lib. Mems." in the KC Chiefs Art Program contest, in which several local artists will have works celebrating local culture put on permanent display at Arrowhead Stadium. Just as my selection in the Chiefs competition would heighten my visibility at the museum, so too would your participation in helping sponsor this project be something I could pass on to the Chiefs contest’s jury as it begins to consider its artist selections.
I am offering 10 project-related rewards for my sponsors, including not only postcards, brochures, posters and a small number of very limited-edition photos, but also a photo-rich narrative about the project, to be released both as an e-book and bound in hardcover.
In 2007, having moved back to KC from NYC, I began to race over to the monument when I felt the lighting was right so that I could create this Double Ought 7 portfolio. I was then able to frame several of them for a September, 2007 Kansas City Crossroads Art Show that was written up in the KC Star. This relationship makes it likely that my December art show will also be covered by the newspaper.
I have limited my ‘007 Lib. Meme. photos to 18 such prints each. Going forward, I will look to enter competitions with my Lib. Mem.s - which may eventually lead to them becoming more treasured. I thank Kickstarter for creating such an awesome outlet for artists, and you for your support - whether it comes as a sponsor or just someone who reads my Saturday Evening blog Posts and comes along for the ride as I execute this project.
Below are a few of the project’s photos also being offered as Rewards:
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