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The reestablishment of my printmaking studio and art gallery, at the end of a 7000 mile adventure to find the perfect place for it.
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Risks and challenges

There are several factors that come into play for all of this to come together.

First: My equipment and gallery fixtures are in Michigan, which is not a small thing, as my etching press and framing equipment alone weigh about 4000 pounds, add another 1000 pounds for the marble pedestals, track lighting, studio furnishings, and the cost to bring it to California increases.

Second: This is the hard one, there were many small things that were stolen from my home when I was just starting this journey. Blades for my moulding chopper, for example, which are of no use to anyone but me, but have a replacement cost of $375.00; gears for my press, hand tools, inks, and chemicals that are almost impossible to replace here in California. The list is long but gets shorter with your help, and for that I’m thankful.

Third: All of the etchings I created on copper plates, over 100 in the last tweny years, my life’s work, were stolen for the copper they were created on. The cost of replacing the metal alone is in the thousands, the time and the art itself, priceless. But I have begun again. I already have twelve new images which I have been working on in the last six months since I’ve been in Oakland. They are now in their final stages of completion, and I will buy more materials with your help. Things do get better.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    For a contribution of $10.00, I will send you a set of 8 notecards with envelopes, reproduced from my original etchings, and printed on classic “laid” watercolor paper, which can be run through a printer, if your handwriting is as bad as mine!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    For $25.00, you will be able to select one of the four new 6” x 4” etchings. These original works are produced on copper plates and printed with 2” margins. Editions are limited to fifty impressions, signed and numbered.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    For a $50.00 contribution, the selection gets better! These are the etchings that I have concentrated on for the last six months. There are currently nine images covering a range of subjects that have inspired me on this journey--people, places, and flights of imagination. The etchings are 6” x 8” with 2” margins, and the paper size is 10” x 14”. Some will be watercolored by hand, some not. As always, the editions will be fifty or fewer.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    For $100.00 you will receive a 9” x 12” etching. These are mostly artist-proofs and will be limited to the first 20 contributers. Available images will be revealed as updates to the campaign, so keep checking back.

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    For $350.00 I have a selection of large etchings 18” x 24” with 3” margins, some of which are represented in my video.
    This thank you gift is limited to the first ten contributors at this level.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    For $1000.00 contribution, I will create an original work of art for you.
    Sorry this is limited to only 3.

    Choices are as follows:

    1. A small edition of etchings done for you. Your subject, my style, to give away to friends, family, or business associates.
    2. A large original painting not to exceed 22”x 34” (Artist retains copyright)
    3. An original sculpture, subject to be determined at the end of the campaign.

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