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The 2nd Annual MAC PAC Sponsored Exhibition features Houston mixed media artist Cascio on themes of hoarding, ritual and compulsion.
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In support of Cascio's exhibition Current Obsessions, this Kickstarter campaign will support:

  • artist travel expenses
  • artist's accommodations
  • exhibition documentation
  • installation expense

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 8, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Donate $50 or more to receive a ticket to the VIP Reception to meet Christopher Cascio on Saturday, November 15.

Cascio was chosen from a group of 15 artists, nominated by The MAC PAC Exhibition Committee, and voted by The MAC Board of Directors then The MAC Professionals + Artists Collective (The MAC PAC).The The MAC PAC Sponsored Exhibition grants its members the opportunity to be active in programming exhibitions in the New Works Space gallery.

Wristband Flood Quilt
Wristband Flood Quilt

Christopher Cascio is a painter based in Houston, TX who works with mixed media and explores themes of obsession, compulsion and ritual. He is no longer emerging and not quite at mid-career, and is a graduate of HSPVA (’95), the San Francisco Art Institute (BFA, ’99) and the University of Houston (MFA, ’13). Cascio has shown extensively at Cardoza Fine Arts, Front Gallery, Blaffer Museum, Diverseworks and Lawndale Art Center in Houston, New Image Art and CalArts in Los Angeles, UTSA Satellite Gallery in San Antonio and The Luggage Store, Partisan Gallery, Artists Television Access and ArtPad in San Francisco. In 2014 he was included in the Contemporary Art Museum’s 65th anniversary show Outside the Lines. Cascio is represented by Devin Borden Gallery.

Risks and challenges

The MAC faces the challenges of the economy to sustain our Visual Art and Educational programming. As a non-profit arts organization, The MAC addresses areas of deficit by implementing an aggressive fundraising plan for our 2014-2015 programming. The MAC obtains funds through individual donors, corporate sponsors, grants and partnerships with local organizations to alleviate exhibition expenses.

The MAC sets monthly meetings with our fundraising committee to discuss our financial stability and to share innovative tactics. One such initiative developed from committee meetings is our new membership level, The MAC PAC, which provides a unique opportunity for those interested in contemporary art to engage with like-minded individuals while supporting our institution. The MAC PAC membership income has been an added source of revenue that helps facilitate operating, exhibition and technological costs.

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    Your name listed as Exhibition Sponsor on The MAC's website, Facebook event page and weekly emails + thank you note from The MAC PAC Exhibition Committee Chairs

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    Your name listed as Exhibition Sponsor in vinyl signage on sponsor wall, on website, Facebook event page and weekly emails + thank you note from The MAC PAC Exhibition Committee Chairs + True Blue Membership to The MAC + 1 ticket to the VIP Reception

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