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*UPDATE: We're getting close, with only 36 hours left. Above are the 3 sticker designs we'll be sending out... If you want more than just one or two stickers let me know, we can throw extra stickers in there for about $.1.50 each. ALSO Check out our updates to see pics of every backer's name written on our gallery wall, some new logos, pics of our new sticker (Pixel Art Above), Images from our upcoming zine and More...
Con Artist Collective Project: Help give us a new home
Hello, we are the Con Artist Collective. If you live in New York, and have taken a stroll on the Lower East Side, you may have seen various artist types crawling into a basement somewhere on Ludlow Street, navigating our treacherous basement steps with awesome paintings and photography. Yes, we are a home for talented artists, who have been producing and exhibiting art from said underground space with our shared equipment for almost 2 years now. It’s not the damp, the bugs, or the drunken Lower East Side revelers falling into our studio every night that has inspired us to move (actually we have grown to embrace these things). We are actually growing and need more space to accommodate a greater number of talented artists, as well as hosting even more visiting artists, local and abroad.
So we have found a much larger location that is calling our name, which will give us a store front, gallery, and 2 floors of shared artist workspace. We already have the amazing artists and equipment for them to use, but we really need some help to build the space out and make it workable for them.
Your generous donations will help us to create walls where there are none, install concrete floors, sinks, lights and storage. With your help we will also buy a projector and screen to integrate with a sound system, in order to expand our services for film artists.
So that’s it, as we said the location is calling our name, and the contractors are sitting outside eating burritos and whistling at the passing girls, so it’s time to get started. Thanks in advance for your generosity, and if you are ever in NYC, be sure to come and visit us!
$35 Limited Edition Tshirt by Greg Abbott: Greg Abbott is a household name in the tshirt word. This original Con Artist design is a limited edition, printed on high quality 100% cotton and available in Unisex Small Medium and Large. We only printed 150 of this design, and we're never printing it again.
$35 Limited Edition Tshirt by Ancho Bolarda: Originally from the Philippines, Ancho is an incredibly talented artist, and he designed this original limited edition Con Artist tshirt, printed on high quality 100% cotton and available in Unisex Small Medium and Large. We will only print 150 or this design and then never again.
$35 Limited Edition Tshirt by Mykola Dosenko: Myk is an awesome designer from Ukraine, who also runs the incredible website FarTooKind. This is an original design only available from Con Artist through this Kickstarter offer. This original limited edition Con Artist tshirt, printed on high quality 100% cotton and available in Unisex Small Medium and Large. We will only print 150 or this design and then never again.
$30 Raindrops by Joseph Mueller: Joe designed and hand printed each of these tshirts himself. Printed on high quality 100% cotton and available in Unisex Small Medium and Large.
$30 Tsunami Ying Yang Tshirt by Oscar IV: Oscar has been a long time screen printer and member of Con Artist, born and raised here in NYC. This tee is printed on high quality 100% cotton, and available in Unisex Small Medium and Large.
$30 Join the Family or Carrie by Wyatt Mills: Each of these prints are hand screen printed and vary slightly in color and design. Specify which tee you would like. Each one is printed on 100% cotton, and available in Unisex Small Medium and Large.
$ 11 Con Artist Zine: 4" x 5.75" Hand screen printed cover on homemade Con Artist paper. 46 pages of art, photography and nonsense from 40+ artists and members of the Con Artist Collective. (Above are mock spreads from Issue #1's piece on Kuala Lumpur Graffiti, all original photos by me)
$35 The Awesome Witch of Rad's hand sewn and screen printed linen bags: AWOR screen prints found images onto linen, and then sews them into these durable and eco-friendly shopping tote bags.
$550 Original Painting on Wood Panel by Sam Woolley: These are original acrylic paintings, coated with a glossy epoxy finish. Still available, Oprah Winfrey, Eddie Murphy, Balki Bartokomous, Chris Farley, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Steve Urkle. This price includes shipping in the United States only, email about additional shipping costs elsewhere.
$200 Original Artwork by Christian Mendoza: Chris is an active artist and member of the Barnstormers and Inkheads. He will create an original small drawing, or collage, on a beautiful piece of Archival handmade paper, raw edges, about 4" x 6" in size. This price includes shipping in the United States only, email about additional shipping costs elsewhere.
$150 Original Artwork by Silvia Mihai: Silvia is the current artist up in the gallery and she'll send you an original new drawing, about 4x6 in size, on hand made archival paper with archival inks and possibly some acrylics. One of a kind, mailed flat and perfect for framing. This price includes shipping in the United States only, email about additional shipping costs elsewhere.
$300 Original Artwork by Brian Shevlin: Original acrylic paintings from the rotten diamond series, painted on aged, distressed canvas. About 7"x7" mailed flat and ready for framing. This price includes shipping in the United States only, email about additional shipping costs elsewhere.
$90 Manhattan Photo by Kanako Miyamoto: An aerial shot of manhattan, 8" x 10" signed by the photographer and printed on silver photo paper, by Kanako Miyamoto. This price includes shipping in the United States only, email about additional shipping costs elsewhere.
$20 Hand Screen Printed Thank You Postcard: 4x6, 2 color hand screen printed Con Artist postcard on beautiful card stock paper, available only from this Kickstarter project.
$100 Professional Photo Shoot: (Persons located in New York Only) The Con Artist photographer of your choice will conduct a 1 hour photo shoot of you, your band, your pet, or whatever you like. This shoot can be conducted in the Con Artist Photo Studio or at a New York City location of your discretion. This is a special Kickstarter only price, and details like scheduling the date and time as well as location of the photo shoot will be at the discretion of Con Artist.
If we are fortunate enough to not only raise the $9,000.00, but beyond, we have a long list of equipment we would purchase for the collective, Not limited to: A Vandercook Press, Maybe that new computer, And new software, Wacom Tablet, HP Dick Press, Any moveable type press, An 80's photocopier, Flash dryer for our screen press, Professional lighting for the photo studio, A darkroom and darkroom equipment, Professional sewing machine, Professional framing equipment, More art supplies... the list never ends.
A special thanks to our friends:
Rioux www.riouxnyc.com for letting us use the song "Break Through" from their amazing new album Everything You Need Is Right Here
We Are Augustines www.weareaugustines.com for the use of "The Instrumental" from Rise Ye Sunken Ships and Pela's "The Moth Song"
And especially all the artists who've been part of Con Artist in any and every way.
Thanks, +Brian Shevlin
- (30 days)