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I will hurl myself into the open sky, commit to my painting, and produce a solo show-- a breathtaking display of pure heART to share.
37 backers pledged $4,800 to help bring this project to life.

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It's OPEN SKY time (as opposed to Empty Nest)!

I am ready to commit to my painting, get out of the garret, participate in the public discourse of art, earn a terminal degree and launch a public solo exhibition at the end of two short years.  

I've done the applying.  I've gotten accepted!  I've gotten assistantships and scholarships, but I still need financial help. We still have a son in college, and I won't be able to work if I commit to this project full-time.  I am only asking 50% funding for the first year to have a shot at meeting the kickstarter goal.  But of course I'm hoping to far exceed that amount.

Here's the breakdown:

Tuition (minus my award-- cheap!):  $1165

Fees (minus my award-- ouch!!):  $8034

Kickstarter fees and gifts for you, approx.:  $201

TOTAL:  $9400

HALF OF THAT IS MY GOAL HERE ON KICKSTARTER:

$4700

Believe me there are many more expenses, like materials and supplies, rent, travel, not to mention giving up my income!  So please feel free to exceed the goal amount.  

Please, please, please, if you believe in art

if you believe in me

if you believe in the open sky.....

Risks and challenges

This is actually a two-year project, but I am only asking for partial funding for the first year, first. Then I will figure out the second and final year of this project. As far as the painting and the exhibition go, there is no risk of failure-- there is only the personal challenge that I am seeking! If I need help with year two, and Kickstarter worked for the first year, then I have proven I can tackle that as well!

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    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    Framable thank-you postcard reproduction of my art.
    Plus, your name on the exhibition thank-you list.

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    A set of blank cards with different reproductions of my art on the front.
    Plus, your name on the exhibition thank-you list.

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    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    Framable thank-you postcard reproduction of my art.
    Plus, a t-shirt silk-screened by me of original design.
    Plus, your name on the exhibition thank-you list.

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    A framable thank-you postcard reproduction of my art.
    Plus, a set of blank cards with different reproductions.
    Plus, a t-shirt silk-screened by me of original design.
    Plus, your name on the exhibition thank-you list.

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    An original drawing. A capital D Drawing, as opposed to a sketch.
    Plus, your name on the exhibition thank-you list.

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    An original oil painting.
    Plus, your name on the exhibition thank-you list.

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