We are abstract artists: I (Alicia Philley) am a painter and my co-artist Emily Hoyt Weber creates sculptural wall hangings. Our two-person show at Link & Pin Gallery has been an amazing opportunity to create new work--conversing with each other about light, shadow, line and color. This show is a huge leap for each of us, taking ideas and techniques that for years we've worked on separately and bringing them to new levels by discovering the places of convergence. The purpose of making a professional catalog to accompany this show is threefold. First, to offer viewers and patrons a less expensive option to take home a piece of our art and enjoy it even after the show comes down. Second, to give Emily and me new avenues for stating our ideas by having support from a professional art writer and art photographer. And third, to better market ourselves to galleries and public art spaces, presenting what we have created and giving the managers of these spaces a better understanding of our creative voices. The images below are of completed works or works in progress that will be in our show and possibly the catalog.
Risks and challenges
Emily and I have been working all year to make sure we finish our artwork for the show with enough time to complete the catalog as well. We have already scheduled photographer Philip Rogers for the end of August, which will give us a week to lay out the catalog once we have his edited images. Our arts writer, Emily Cayton, has met with us in studio to discuss our project, and we are excited to have a second meeting just after the photo shoot so she can see our finished works together. This will also give her a week or more to write. And finally, we've researched printing companies and have a clear understanding of when we need to send them the catalog layout in order to receive the printed copies before the opening date of September 26.
Budgeting has also been very important. As working artists making objects, our materials and studio costs are always the starting point. This Kickstarter campaign will help us manage the catalog costs, which include paying our photographer, writer and printer.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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