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By Dustin Van Wechel
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About

I am a representational oil painter focusing on western landscapes and wildlife (www.dustinvanwechel.com). The Glacier National Park Project was born from a desire to immerse myself in one of America's most remote and pristine mountain landscapes. Inspired from my experiences there, I hope to create a collection of work that is the most comprehensive, reflective and personal I've produced to date.

If I receive funding, I will travel to Glacier NP the second week in June, 2011. Upon my return, I'll spend the next year creating a series of 15 to 20 studio paintings inspired from my time there.

Once the studio paintings are completed, all the plein air paintings (paintings finished on location while in Glacier), studio work, field sketches, photographs and my daily journal entries will be compiled into an art book that communicates my thoughts, experiences and the sources of my inspiration from this extraordinary mountain wilderness. In conjunction with the art book, an exhibition and sale of ALL the original artwork created for the Glacier NP Project will open in 2012.

Your generous contributions will be used to pay for travel expenses such as fuel, lodging and food, as well as photographic equipment, art materials and supplies including paint and canvas. They will also be used for framing the 20 to 30 paintings created from my stay in Glacier NP, in addition to packing and shipping of the artwork to the gallery for the exhibition and sale. And finally, your pledges will fund the production and delivery of the art books and giclee prints.

I sincerely thank you for considering my project.

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    A signed and numbered, limited edition giclee print of one of the paintings produced from the project, 2 VIP invitations to the opening reception of the show, a warm Thank You from me and your name in the Acknowledgements section of the art book.

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    A signed copy of the unique art book that compiles all the paintings, sketches, photographs and journal entries from the Glacier NP Project. A signed and numbered, limited edition giclee print of one of the paintings, 2 VIP invitations to the opening reception of the show and sale of all the artwork, as well as a 'First Option to Purchase' if you wish to buy any of the pieces from the project. And finally, a warm Thank You from me and your name in the Acknowledgements section of the art book.

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Funding period

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