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Partner with me to make my audacious dream come true--to create 52 pieces of original art for my first solo show!

Honolulu, HI Art
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The “Shine Bright” Kickstarter Project + Solo Show

{ Hello! It’s nice to meet you! }
{ Hello! It’s nice to meet you! }

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.)

{ “Blossom” | Mixed-media on Vintage Book Cover }
{ “Blossom” | Mixed-media on Vintage Book Cover }

The Funding

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

{ “Shine Bright” | Mixed-media on Wood }
{ “Shine Bright” | Mixed-media on Wood }

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  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *

{ “Wholehearted” | Mixed-media on Vintage Book Cover }
{ “Wholehearted” | Mixed-media on Vintage Book Cover }


*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * CATEGORY 2 | Digital Illustration *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *

{ “Tomato, Tomahto” | Digital Illustration }
{ “Tomato, Tomahto” | Digital Illustration }


*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * CATEGORY 3 | Papier Mache Dolls *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *

{ “The Happiest Girl in the World” | Papier Mache Doll }
{ “The Happiest Girl in the World” | Papier Mache Doll }

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.

The Rewards

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!)

Reward Choices!!!

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

To see more of my work, please  visit my website at: http://www.janavellana.com and drop by my blog at http://blog.janavellana.com/

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!!!

Jan :)

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.

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Rewards

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    Pledge $10 or more

    3 backers

    { REWARD #1 } • Your name on my blog, listed as a sponsor of “Shine Bright” • A FREE digital sponsor badge to post on your own blog/website telling everybody how awesome you are as a Sponsor! • PLUS, a personalized invitation to attend the opening night of my solo exhibition in 2015!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    24 backers

    { REWARD #2 } • Everything from REWARD #1 • PLUS a signed 8" x 10" print of “Shine Bright” printed on Fuji Lustre photographic paper

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    13 backers

    { REWARD #3 } • Everything from REWARD #1 • PLUS A signed 8" x 10" print of “Shine Bright” printed on Fuji Lustre photographic paper • 5 sheets of mini-stickers (30 mini-stickers total) • AND an assorted set of 5 greeting cards with matching envelopes!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $75 or more

    4 backers Limited (21 left of 25)

    NEW BACKER REWARD TO CELEBRATE BEING ON THE UPPERCASE MAGAZINE BLOG!!!!!!!!!
    { REWARD #3 } • Everything from REWARD #1 • PLUS A signed 8" x 10" print of “Shine Bright” printed on Fuji Lustre photographic paper • 5 sheets of mini-stickers (30 mini-stickers total) • an assorted set of 5 greeting cards with matching envelopes! • ANDDDDDD a *SPECIAL 11 X 14 Fuji Lustre photographic paper PRINT* of the uppercase Magazine Surface Pattern Design Guide cover art (without the text) !!! :) View the design here: http://blog.janavellana.com/.a/6a00d83451c47469e201a73d8b14a1970d-pi

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  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    7 backers

    { REWARD #4 } • Everything from REWARD #1, PLUS an 11" x 14" signed “Shine Bright” print • ONE (1) 8" x 10" prints of your choice from the kickstarter site • 5 small sheets of mini-stickers (30 mini-stickers total) • PLUS a roll of CUSTOM DESIGNED wrapping paper with my artwork on it! Choose your favorite pattern! :) YAY!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $150 or more

    4 backers

    { REWARD #5} EARLY BIRD BACKER REWARD!*
    • Everything from REWARD #1, PLUS an 11" x 14" signed “Shine Bright” print • TWO (2) 8" x 10" prints of your choice from the kickstarter site • 5 small sheets of mini-stickers (30 mini-stickers total) • an assorted set of 12 greeting cards with matching envelopes • PLUS, a 16" x 16" throw pillow cover (pillow insert not included). :) YAY!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    1 backer

    { REWARD #6 } • EVERYTHING FROM REWARD #4 • PLUS, a small 6" x 6" ORIGINAL CANVAS from my new body of work. (Please allow me to select something especially for you!)

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  • You selected
    Pledge $350 or more

    0 backers

    {REWARD #7 } • EVERYTHING FROM REWARD #5 PLUS, an 8" x 10" ORIGINAL CANVAS from my new body of work. (Please allow me to select something especially for you!)

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  • You selected
    Pledge $550 or more

    0 backers

    { REWARD #8 } • EVERYTHING FROM REWARD #5, PLUS a signed, CUSTOM papier-mâché original art doll that I personalize just for YOU!!!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $750 or more

    0 backers

    { REWARD #9 }
    • EVERYTHING FROM REWARD #5 PLUS, • an iPhone OR Samsung Galaxy Cover OR a Wall Clock (choose your favorite design) • PLUS, a CUSTOM 8" x 10" ORIGINAL CANVAS from my new body of work. (Your inspirational word(s) + my art!)

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  • You selected
    Pledge $1,000 or more

    0 backers

    { REWARD #10 } You will receive the ALL THESE YUMMIES!
    • EVERYTHING FROM REWARD #8, PLUS, • an iPhone OR Samsung Galaxy Cover • AND a Wall Clock (choose your favorite design) • AND finally, an 11" x 14" CUSTOM ORIGINAL CANVAS from my new body of work. (Your inspirational word(s) + my art!)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (30 days)