The “Shine Bright” Kickstarter Project + Solo Show
My name is Jan Avellana, and I am an artist and a writer.
“Shine Bright” is a year long Kickstarter project birthed to help me build a substantial body of new work, 52 new pieces of original art…
--one newly completed project a week for a year--for my first solo exhibition in Honolulu, Hawaii in the Spring of 2015. (Exhibition venue and other details to follow.)
In order to embark upon this adventure, I need to raise $7,500. The funding will cover:
• art materials and supplies for 52 original pieces of art,
• labor + production costs to print, produce, pack and ship out all backer rewards,
• the cost to secure and prepare a gallery exhibition space in Honolulu, Hawaii, as well as related costs of producing and preparing the artworks for showing (insurance, framing, packing, display materials, transportation costs, etc.)
And MOST importantly, TIME...
• time to create a substantial body of quality work by letting go of one of my part-time jobs
• time to plan and execute my very first solo exhibition
• time to post updates on my progress and nurture a community of supporters, just like YOU
The theme of my solo exhibition will also be entitled “Shine Bright” and all pieces of art I create for this project will fall into one of three categories: Mixed media collages, Digital illustrations and Paper mâché dolls. Below are some samples:
* * * * * * * * * CATEGORY 1 | Mixed-media Collage * * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * * * CATEGORY 2 | Digital Illustration * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * * * CATEGORY 3 | Papier Mache Dolls * * * * * * * * *
Having a variety of projects to work on will keep my momentum and creative enthusiasm fresh since the project spans one calendar year. Also, a diversity of finished pieces will result in a richer online as well as solo exhibition experience.
There are 10 regular rewards based on your level of funding, and ONE EARLY BIRD-BACKER reward which can be found listed in the right hand margin. In addition to these rewards, each an every backer will receive a personal invitation to the opening night of my solo exhibition! ( Sorry, airfare, accommodations and transportation expenses are not included with the invitation!)
Some of the BACKER REWARDS allow you to CHOOSE your favorite print or pattern. Here are your choices!!! YAY!
Reward #4 and up: Wrapping Paper Pattern
Reward #4 and up: Art Print
Reward #5 and up: Throw Pillow (Cover Only) Designs
Reward #9 and up: iPhone / Samsung Galaxy Phone Case Art
Reward #9 and up: Wall Clock Design
You can also keep track of updates and follow me on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/janiceavellana
If you’re interested in seeing more, here’s a peek into my process in the studio!
A Final Note
It’s time. Time to be “all-in” on this journey and commit towards doing the full-time work I know I am meant to do—make art and bring it into the world. Time to take my light into the world and shine bright!
In addition to making art, I look forward to Monday through Friday blog updates, giving you a glimpse into my studio workspace, triumphs and challenges and inviting you, my community of backers, into the very heart of my creative process.
Thank you so very much for being awesome!!!
Risks and challenges
Possible risks and challenges include personal illness/injury that might make completing the project (and fulfilling rewards) take longer than expected. In this unlikely scenario, your patience would be very much appreciated—the project and all of it's commitments will get done, even if delayed.
Finally, if this project goes into serious over-funding (a VERY good 'problem' indeedy), it will take me a bit longer to fulfill the original works of art.
In all cases, I will be responsible and quick to communicate to everyone of any set backs and/or delays. You can keep up with my progress and daily work in the studio on my blog, through daily blog updates Monday through Friday, beginning in February 2014.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)