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The production, logistics and submission of an original work of art for Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
The production, logistics and submission of an original work of art for Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
23 backers pledged £2,581 to help bring this project to life.

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Original Art for The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

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Let me tell you about my dream

Hello. My name is Howard Rushfirth.

I am a creative professional from Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK. If you could spare me a couple of short minutes, I’d like to tell you about my dream.

But let’s start at the beginning. I’ve been creating since… well perhaps not quite day one, but probably in some capacity year one. As soon as I could grasp a wax crayon in my little fist I was making my mark in the world and I haven’t stopped since.

Creating pictures by one means or another has been a daily compulsion since childhood, where I regularly entered and won many local and national art contests, and I illustrated my first published and national distributed children’s book, all while aged just 16 years old.

After studying graphic design, advertising and marketing for a number of years at Leeds College of Art, I went on to build a career as a multi-discipline creative professional, working at a senior level in a diverse range of fields such as corporate signage design, retail packaging design, children’s media and branding.

And in recent years I’ve also been creating limited edition and one-off commissions of digitally created art pieces to hang on the walls of homes and businesses. 

I’m really proud of all I’ve accomplished. However one thing eludes me… so here’s my DREAM.

For all the pictures I’ve created over the last 48 years, I’ve yet to ever have one hanging in a recognised art gallery. Through this Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, I’m asking for support in getting a specifically created unique digital art piece produced and entered into the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2019.

Production and logistics

The piece itself will be a large 2m x 2m fine art canvas, so the production cost alone is significant. Added to this we have the transport costs - and this has to be a bespoke delivery service that provides a dedicated individual to personally unwrap the canvas before it is handed over to the gallery, and we also have a similar return scenario whereby the canvas will need carefully repacking onsite before being transported back to Leeds.

In order to meet these external costs and the costs of the rewards for supporters I need to raise £2,500. Every ounce of my being is invested in ensuring this project is a success.

To that end, whilst the rewards I am offering must obviously be standardised to some degree to make the process feasible, I have endeavoured to include as big a personalisation opportunity as possible. The rewards range from a 'thank you' to the opportunity to select any image from our website (not including private commissions) and have that supplied in a strictly limited edition size.

There's also the chance of owning one of only five limited edition pieces of artwork that will be directly related to the Royal Academy submissions piece. The ultimate reward is the opportunity to commission your very own bespoke piece of art, created to your own brief.

Hopefully there is something in the mix that will persuade you that I am worthy of your support. I do hope so.

Risks and challenges

Providing the funding is raised, there will be sufficient to cover the reward fulfilment and of course to fund the production and logistics, so hopefully any risks would be infinitesimally small.

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    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 1.29

    Thank You

    A public thank you on our website

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    Social Media Shoutout

    A public thank you across multiple social media sites.

    Includes:
    • Social Media Shoutout
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    Pledge £15 or more About $19

    A Special Edition Card

    One beautiful 8.26" x 8.26" cards showing the key element of the final artwork submission.

    Includes:
    • A Special Edition 8.26" x 8.26" Card
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    Pledge £25 or more About $32

    Signed Set of 4 Special Edition Cards

    A set of four beautiful 8.26" x 8.26" cards including a image of the key element of the final artwork and a visual of the piece in full, plus a miniature version of The Charming Man and Stan Lee.

    Includes:
    • Signed Set of 4 Special Edition 8.26" x 8.26" Cards
    • Social Media Shoutout
    • Public Thank You on Website
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    Pledge £40 or more About $52

    Handwritten Thank You Note

    Personalised handwritten note thanking you for your support.

    Includes:
    • Handwitten Thank You Note
    • Signed Set of 4 Special Edition 8.26" x 8.26" Cards
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    • Public Thank You on Website
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    Pledge £55 or more About $71

    One 12" x 10" Website Limited Prints

    Visit our website and select any image currently available in the shop to be supplied as a limited edition (1/250) 12" x 10" giclée fine art print (image size approximately 9" x 7"),

    Includes:
    • Website Limited Edition 12" x 10" Giclée Fine Art Print
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Signed Set of 4 Special Edition 8.26" x 8.26" Cards
    • Social Media Shoutout
    • Public Thank You on Website
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    Pledge £60 or more About $77

    'Different Parts' 17"x 12" Limited Print

    'Different Parts' 17" x 12" limited edition (250) giclée fine art print

    Includes:
    • "Different Parts' 17" x 12" Signed Limited Edition Print
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Signed Set of 4 Special Edition 8.26" x 8.26" Cards
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    Pledge £80 or more About $103

    Two 12" x 10" Website Limited Prints

    Visit our website and select any two images currently available in the shop to be supplied as a limited edition (1/250) 12" x 10" giclée fine art prints (image size approximately 9" x 7"),

    Includes:
    • Two Website Limited Edition 12" x 10" Fine Art Prints
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Handwitten Thank You Note
    • Signed Set of 4 Special Edition 8.26" x 8.26" Cards
    • Social Media Shoutout
    • Public Thank You on Website
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    Pledge £100 or more About $129

    Website Limited Edition Giclée Print

    Visit our website and select any image currently available in the shop to be supplied as a special size limited edition (1/50) 17" x 23" giclée fine art print.

    Includes:
    • Special Website Limited Edition 17" x 23" Giclée Fine Art Print
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Handwitten Thank You Note
    • Signed Set of 4 Special Edition 8.26" x 8.26" Cards
    • Social Media Shoutout
    • Public Thank You on Website
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    Pledge £150 or more About $193

    Limited Edition Development Artwork

    Limited edition, one of only 10, 17" x 23" giclée fine art prints of the original development component artwork

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition 17" x 23" Giclée print Development Artwork, 1/10
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Handwitten Thank You Note
    • Signed Set of 4 Special Edition 8.26" x 8.26" Cards
    • Social Media Shoutout
    • Public Thank You on Website
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    Pledge £400 or more About $516

    'Charming' Limited Edition

    Morrissey has been one of the greatest musical influences and preferences throughout my life, and in-line with my inclusion of my artistic influence, I have created this special homage to the man himself, offered as a limited edition (250) signed 46" x 34" fine art canvas.
    Don'r miss the early bird offer!

    Includes:
    • 'Charming' Signed and Numbered 46" x 34" Limited Edition Canvas
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Image supplied as an additional 8,26" x 8.26" Card
    • Handwitten Thank You Note
    • Signed Set of 4 Special Edition 8.26" x 8.26" Cards
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    Pledge £500 or more About $645

    RA Submission 47"x33" Limited Edition

    A very special limited edition portrait image directly linked to the the image that will be submitted to the Royal Academy will be created.
    This will be in the style of our cultural Icons portraits -

    https://www.rushfirthart.com/cultural-icons-gallery

    This will be a VERY limited edition run with only 10 of these prints being produced as 47" x 33" giclée fine art prints.

    Includes:
    • 47" x 33" Special Limited Edition Fine Art Giclée Print
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Image supplied as an additional 8,26" x 8.26" Card
    • Handwitten Thank You Note
    • Signed Set of 4 Special Edition 8.26" x 8.26" Cards
    • Social Media Shoutout
    • Public Thank You on Website
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    ‘Excelsior!’ Limited Edition Canvas

    Stan Lee and the Marvel Universe has been one of the greatest influences in my professional and personal life.
    In his memory I created this image of him on what would have been his birthday this year.
    The interest in the image has been incredible and therefore it seems fitting to offer this reward as a limited edition (1/250) signed 46" x 34" fine art canvas.

    Includes:
    • ‘Excelsior!’ Signed and Numbered 46" x 34" Limited Edition Canvas
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Image supplied as an additional 8,26" x 8.26" Card
    • Handwitten Thank You Note
    • Signed Set of 4 Special Edition 8.26" x 8.26" Cards
    • Social Media Shoutout
    • Public Thank You on Website
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    Pledge £500 or more About $645

    ‘Different Parts’ Limited Edition Canvas

    'Different Parts' signed and numbered limited edition (250) signed 46" x 34" fine art canvas.

    Includes:
    • 'Different Parts' Signed 46" x 34" Limited Edition Canvas
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Signed Set of 4 Special Edition 8.26" x 8.26" Cards
    • Handwitten Thank You Note
    • Social Media Shoutout
    • Public Thank You on Website
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    One of a Kind Sample Print

    A completely one-of-a kind print. The actual 10" x 10" quality check sample created before production of the RA submission piece.
    Signed and complete with Certificate of Authenticity

    Includes:
    • Unique One-of-a-Kind Sample Print
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Handwitten Thank You Note
    • Signed Set of 4 Special Edition 8.26" x 8.26" Cards
    • Social Media Shoutout
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    Private Commission

    A portrait of a celebrity person of your choice in the style of the cultural Icons portraits ( https://www.rushfirthart.com/cultural-icons-gallery ).

    or alternatively a group portrait image of family member - up to a maximum of 5 people.
    This could be a great opportunity to create a picture including different generations who could never have sat together in reality. Base images to be taken from supplied photography.

    Supplied as a 47" x 33" giclée fine art print.

    Includes:
    • Commissioned 47" x 33" Giclée Fine Art Print
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Commissioned image 12" x 10" Giclée Fine Art Print
    • Website Limited Edition 12" x 10" Giclée Fine Art Print
    • Image supplied as an additional 8,26" x 8.26" Card
    • Handwitten Thank You Note
    • Signed Set of 4 Special Edition 8.26" x 8.26" Cards
    • Social Media Shoutout
    • Public Thank You on Website
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