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Art Alive Gallery brings fine art to the world through our unique bodypainted Human Canvases thru installation & performance! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on May 31, 2012.

Art Alive Gallery brings fine art to the world through our unique bodypainted Human Canvases thru installation & performance!

About this project

https://www.facebook.com/ArtAliveGallery

http://www.zhibit.org/artalivegallery

Who we are:

We are the ART ALIVE GALLERY. Formed in 2011 for the SubZERO Festival, we are a troupe devoted to bringing the artform of bodypaint to the people thru installation & performance. Our spectacular performance artists have awed crowds & spread through the web & media like wildfire!

What we are doing & what we need:

We are building a living breathing gallery on the streets San Jose and will have special performances all night long using the artform of bodypaint!

We have already received, donated or purchased approximately $1500 worth of materials for this project. Our goal is to raise an addtional $1500 for: building materials, bodypaint, hair supplies, transportation fees, food, & rental costs.
This is the bare minimum that we need to finish this project & bring it to the streets of San Jose for the SubZERO Festival. If we get more funding for this project we could secure our future performances over the next year including the next SubZERO Festival. This includes purchasing staging, travel, paying our performance artists, more paint, &- ideally- opening an Art Alive Gallery in the Bay Area where you can come see our work every day!

We have already completed over half of the project & successfully created the Art Alive Gallery last year. With your help you are encouraging artwork and nearly 50 artists in the community (who are not making any profit out of this) & bringing culture to our city, communities & families. You can help ensure that our hard working crew members continue to create. 

Our core team is: Trina Merry, Sandra Moreno, Jessica Yurash, Jeff MIller, Michelle Miller

Our crew are: Alana Dill, Holland Norkowski, Teresa Reynolds, Tim Engle, Juan Moreno, Low Tek Studios, Radio Active Rabbit, Edellyn Robledo-Moraga, David Quintana-Mueting, Susan, Talamantes, Jez Barraza, Ashley Searby, Dikkie Anderson, Ido Ofir & more!

Our human canvases are: Adam Lachica, Amy Meng, Alina Frowne, Angel Smallwood, Arman Afifi, Candace Arielle Simmons, Chelsea DIxon, Elizabeth Moody, Gwendolyn Withrow, Jackie Bartlett, Jennifer Jones, Kerstin Tuning, Lana DDevi, Michelle Miller, Ryann Hillairey, and more!

About SubZERO Festival:

Focused on emerging and present subcultures thriving in our region, SubZERO is a diy, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek. Come downtown on June 1st to San Jose's SoFA District from 6pm 'til midnight for an inspired evening of arts & culture. In addition to the South FIRST FRIDAYS monthly art walk you'll find outdoor stages of entertainment plus artists, performers & musicians celebrating the indie creative spirit!

FRIDAY JUNE 1, 2012 from 6pm-midnight
SoFA district in downtown San Jose
(on South First Street between San Carlos & Reed Streets)

www.subzerofestival.com

Art Alive Gallery promo blurb for SubZERO Festival:

Come join us for a living gallery experience like no other as our works of art come to life- moving, breathing and dancing! Returning to the SubZERO Festival, Fine Art Bodypainter Trina Merry will be joined by local bodypainters Jessica Yurash and Alana Dill. Together they transform human canvases into living breathing works of art inspired by master artists Botticelli, Dali & Escher with hair by Sandra Moreno. There will be a spectacular blacklight living sculpture area. There will be live bodypaint performances & mashups with something new every hour. The amazing installation set is crafted by the mad skills of Jeff and Michelle Miller. There will be 15 total bodypainted models on the streets of San Jose & an amazing crew contributing to this experience! So grab your camera, video camera and dancing shoes and come join our fun living gallery installation!

REWARDS!!!

A 4"x6" print of one of our fabulous human canvases is one of our awesome rewards!

An 11x17" print of this image is just one of our fabulous rewards!!!

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    A hi-five from us at SubZERO Festival & a thank you on our FB Fan Page!

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    An Art Alive Gallery sticker, a hi-five & a FB thank you!

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    4x6 print of your favorite Art Alive Gallery human canvas, a sticker, hi-five & FB thank you!

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    A free ticket to Trina's next RAW Natural Born Artist Awards Showcase in San Jose, a sticker, a hi-five & a FB thank you!

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    A personal thank you video from one of the team members, a 4x6 print, a sticker, a hi-five & a FB thank you!

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    Art Alive Gallery T-shirt, a sticker, a hi-five & a FB thank you!

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    Free Haircut by award winning hairstylist Sandra Moreno, a sticker, a hi-five & a FB thank you!
    www.facebook.com/DesignsBySandra

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    Unframed signed, limited edition 11x14 print of this fine art hand painting: http://www.zhibit.org/trinamerry/artwork/tulip
    Also, you get a sticker, a hi-five & a FB thank you!

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    PRODUCER credit on our Art Alive Gallery Video from SubZERO Festival & your name (or company's name) on our thank you board at the information booth, an Art Alive Gallery T-shirt, a 4x6 print of your favorite Art Alive Gallery human canvas, a sticker, a hi-five & a FB thank you!

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    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    A custom prop used by Art Alive Gallery at the SubZERO Festival, a 4x6 print of your favorite Art Alive Gallery human canvas, a sticker, a hi-five & a FB thank you!

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    VIP Access to our special cast & crew tea party on June 3rd & everything from the $100 prize

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    One of the Art Alive Gallery painters comes to you for a special face painting, henna or glitter tattoo party (90 minutes, 20 guests max), credit on our video, a 4x6 print of your favorite Art Alive Gallery human canvas, a sticker, a hi-five & a FB thank you!

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    We will bring a bodypainted model to your event (as our schedules permit)! Also you will receive a ticket to Trina's next RAW showcase, 4x6 print of your favorite Art Alive Gallery human canvas, a sticker, a hi-five & a FB thank you!

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    Become a painting in Trina's next fine art or hands series (to be hung in galleries), photographed by JAM photos, & receive a framed 11x14" signed, limited edition print of this painting! Also receive a sticker, a hi-five & a FB thank you!

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    Executive Producer: We bring a scaled down version of the Art Alive Gallery to you to wow your guests!!! (transportation limits apply, please inquire) Also receive a ticket to Trina's RAW Showcase, a free haircut by Sandra, & everything from the $150 prize because you are an AWESOME PERSON!!!

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    King or Queen of the Art Alive Gallery (!!!): You get everything from the $1000 prize BUT, we do a FULL performance of the Art Alive Gallery instead of a scaled down version! & you ROCK! Also we may find you a crown & a throne for the event... maybe...

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