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We're building LoveCraft Gallery in Calgary to show local handmade quality works!
65 backers pledged CA$ 5,504 to help bring this project to life.

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Remember to keep checking back as we will be adding more art!

LoveCraft Gallery is a "labour of love" for co-owners Tracy Sutherland and Daria Fox.  We have dedicated the gallery to local and emerging artists, with the intention to support new artists and help them learn the skills to succeed as budding professionals.  In addition to supporting artists, LoveCraft has strong ties to the community, offering workshops and connecting with local high schools.

To do all this, we need YOUR help.  Your support will help make this all a reality.   This amazing space is completely empty, but full of potential.  We need to build walls, plumb in the bathrooms, build plinths, and make the displays.  While we're both more than willing to put in our share of elbow grease, materials must be purchased, and tradespeople must be paid.  Support the gallery project, do your part for local artists, and come away with some original art of your very own, or an event just for you - sounds like a win-win, doesn't it?

Budget

We've already put $10 000 into the project, including permit fees, paying for our building plans, and paying contractors. What we need from you is help with materials for our walls. We've already put up the frame and foundation; you are the one who will make it look professional, beautiful and welcoming.

Drywall $1300 

Doors $2200

Lighting $1000  

Painting $200

Misc supplies (screws, pins, drywall mud etc) $300  

Total $5000

Stretch Goals

Goal: $7000

Should $7000 be pledged, we will buy a kiln used for glass and ceramics work, expanding the workshops and artists we can have in our studios. 

Your Pledge

Here are some samples for you to see what your pledge reward might look like. For any hand made work, small differences in colour or style may happen. If you wish a certain colour scheme or have other requirements please let us know.

All supporters will have their names listed on our Donors page, and receive our undying love.

Pledge $15 or more
3 Gothic floral design soaps from Albertan Artist Connie Genert.
Gothic Floral Soaps (3 per pack)
Gothic Floral Soaps (3 per pack)

Pledge $20 or more
A gorgeous 11x14 print of a LoveCraft Exclusive Print by Calgarian artist Shonna White. OR, purchase the ORIGINAL graphite drawing (14x17) by pledging $200 or more.
Shonna White
Shonna White
Pledge $30 or more
Pair of polymer clay cufflinks, handmade by LoveCraft's very own co-founder Daria Fox.  Your choice of colours.

A sample range of earrings and cufflinks, set in silver.
A sample range of earrings and cufflinks, set in silver.
Pledge $50 or more
A natural dyed silk charmeuse scarf OR men's tie, in your choice of colour(s), hand made by LoveCraft's very own co-founder Tracy Sutherland.
Silk scarf Dyed with Cochineal
Silk scarf Dyed with Cochineal

Pledge $50 or more

Prototype clutch bags from Jill Spyker.  These two bags have a zipper top and card holders inside.

Bags from textiles artist Jill Spyker.
Bags from textiles artist Jill Spyker.
 

Pledge $60 or more

Handcrafted carved ceramic mug from artistMargot Baker.

Beautiful ceramic mugs in your choice of colour.
Beautiful ceramic mugs in your choice of colour.

 Pledge $60 or more

Matched polymer clay earring and pendant set, handmade by LoveCraft's very own co-founder Daria Fox. Your choice of colours.

Sample drop earrings
Sample drop earrings
Sample pendant
Sample pendant
Pledge $120 or more
One of a kind print by Red Davis, since you loved the last one so much!
Red Davis
Red Davis
Pledge $200 or more
A gorgeous 14x17 original of a LoveCraft Exclusive by Calgarian artist Shonna White. OR, purchase a print graphite drawing (11x14) by pledging $20 or more.
Shonna White
Shonna White
Personalized drinking horn, handmade by LoveCraft's very own co-founder Daria Fox. Customized with your initials, a simple image, or a word - "Quaff" comes to mind.

Drinking Horn - Embossed on the other side of the leather wrap.
Drinking Horn - Embossed on the other side of the leather wrap.

Pledge $1,500 or more

Digital painting, based on roughly forty different thin slices of various rocks, seen under ultraviolet light. Samples of actual oil paint strokes were used to create the rock textures, along with astronomical photographs and organic textures. Different layers and kinds of rock were combined to create the most striking luminous effect, and the whole was printed on museum-grade, 330 pound acid free paper. Created by Rob Furr.

Rob Furr "Shackleton 80"
Rob Furr "Shackleton 80"

Check out some of the amazing artists we've already signed - you can see their work when our doors open!

We're located at 121, 1803 60 Street SE, Calgary, Alberta.  That's across the street from Elliston Park, on International Avenue (17th Ave SE).

We've come a long way!  Check out the news posts on our website for more progress photos.
We've come a long way! Check out the news posts on our website for more progress photos.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest obstacle is meeting our construction deadlines, as coordinating contractors can be like herding cats. We've budgeted enough extra time that even with delays of a week or two, we will be ready before our Grand Opening of May 30th, 2014.

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.76

    Our undying love. Listing on the website as a backer and a really big hug from yours truly (claimable the first time you come visit!).

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    5x7 Art card personally selected from our retinue of artists

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    3 gothic floral design soaps made by Albertan Artist Connie Genert.

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    A gorgeous 11x14 print of a LoveCraft Exclusive Print by Calgarian artist Shonna White.

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $23

    Pair of polymer clay cufflinks OR a polymer clay pendant handmade by LoveCraft's very own co-founder Daria Fox.

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $38

    A natural dyed silk scarf OR men's tie in your choice of colours hand made by our very own co-founder Tracy Sutherland.

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    One of a kind print by Red Davis, Calgary artist and graduate from the Alberta College of Art and Design.

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    One of two prototype clutch bags from textiles artist Jill Spyker. Each bag has a zipper closure and card slots.

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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About $45

    Matched polymer clay earring and pendant set made by LoveCraft's very own co-founder Daria Fox

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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About $45

    Pay $60 for $100 worth of workshop fees. Take a few $30 courses, or spend it all in once place, which ever suits you best! Must be used within 12 months from May 1, 2014.

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    Handcrafted ceramic mug from Margot Baker. Choice of colours from her lovely palette.

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    Pledge CA$ 120 or more About $91

    Hand-wrapped silver wire bracelet with Swarovski beads from Mara Davies.

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    Pledge CA$ 120 or more About $91

    Red Davis donated another one of a kind print for us, since you loved the last one so much. Gorgeous!

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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About $151

    Personalized drinking horn handmade by LoveCraft's very own co-founder Daria Fox. Customized with your initials, a simple image, or a word - "Quaff" comes to mind.

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    The original 14x17 graphite drawing of Calgarian artist Shonna White's LoveCraft Exclusive Print.

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    Pledge CA$ 225 or more About $170

    Personalized drinking horn handmade by LoveCraft's very own co-founder Daria Fox. Customized with your initials, a simple image, or a word - "Quaff" comes to mind.

    **Round Two - the first round sold out right away!**

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $755

    Host your event with LoveCraft gallery where we will have the cash bar all set up for you. Catering not included. Just show up and have fun! Must be used within 12 months from May 1, 2014.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,500 or more About $1,133

    One of a kind digital painting by Rob Furr, Calgary Artist.

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