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VCA has had a stellar year in our new location and we need your support to take us through 2012. Help us support Sacramento artists!

What a difference a year makes! This time last year, VCA had just relocated to 7th and S Streets, built out 20 studios and was hanging tough in anticipation of what the future may bring. 

That future has proven pretty bright. Since you last saw us, Verge has added 6 more artists to our ranks, for a total of 26 resident artists in our studios. Since relocating in April of 2010, VCA has raised substantial funds in order to continue our programming and expansion in the new building. These funds will contribute to the completion of the studio project, bringing it up to 37 studios total, two exhibition spaces, a classroom, and a fine art print lab. 

In addition to private fundraising, VCA received a first place Arts Innovation Fund Grant through a partnership between the Sacramento Regional and Community Foundation and the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission. VCA Executive Director Liv Moe was recognized by the Sacramento Arts and Business Council as Arts Executive of the Year. Moe's programming at VCA has also earned her recognition through the Sacramento News and Review and Sacramento Magazine. 

Verge took 2nd place for Best Gallery this year in the Sacramento News and Review, after our temporary exhibition space just reopened this summer. We also forged a series of partnerships this year with several other local organizations: the Crest Theatre, the Sacramento French Film Festival, the Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento, PRIDE, the B Street Theatre, and Axis Gallery. 

Our second Kickstarter campaign is raising funds to continue operations at Verge, which is crucial to completing our programming and expansion campaign for the project. Given what we've completed in 2011, one can only imagine what's on the horizon for 2012. We hope you will consider making a contribution to the ongoing execution of this project, so we can share VCA's successes together. As a community, we can build Sacramento's first multi-disciplinary art center!

To learn more, please visit http://vergeart.com/

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  • This year's campaign is specifically raising funds for operations. The $7,500 Kickstarter goal amounts to less than 10% of our annual operating budget, and will assist us in continuing to oversee the expansion of our projects in the new space, which includes introducing classes, hosting a series of art exhibitions, and steadily growing our art studio program.

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! For your pledge of $10 you will receive Verge updates and emails on upcoming events and parties not to mention our heart felt gratitude!

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    DOUG BIGGERT'S "A Sandalshop Wall" booklet! For your pledge of $15, you will receive a book of 20 postcards with images from Doug Biggert's 1972 exhibition, brought back out in 2009 by Verge. You will also receive Verge updates and emails on upcoming events and parties, not to mention our heart felt gratitude!

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    YOUR NAME WRIT LARGE! For your donation of $25 your name will be added to our donor wall on a quart sized can lid. In addition, you will receive a hand written thank you from our resident artists, one invitation to the SUPPORT VERGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS SUCCESS PARTY, as well as our heart felt gratitude. Additionally, your contribution of $25 will earn you a one year membership good for advanced notice and a special rate on all VCA special events, workshops, lectures, and parties. Best of all, your name can join the growing mass of can lids representing those brave souls committed to improving the art scene in Sacramento.

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    YOUR NAME WRIT LARGE PART II! For your donation of $50, your name will be added to our donor wall on a gallon sized can lid. In addition you will receive a hand written thank you from our resident artists, two invitations to the SUPPORT VERGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS SUCCESS PARTY, as well as our heart felt gratitude. Additionally, your contribution of $50 will earn you a one year membership good for advanced notice and a special rate on all VCA special events, workshops, lectures, and parties. Best of all your name can join the growing mass of can lids representing those brave souls committed to improving the art scene in Sacramento.

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    DOUG BIGGERT PART II! One issue of the July 2009 Vice Magazine featuring a spread on Doug Biggert's exhibition, "Hitch-Hikers," at Verge, also in 2009. In addition you will receive a hand written thank you from our resident artists, two invitations to the SUPPORT VERGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS SUCCESS PARTY, as well as our heart felt gratitude. Additionally, your contribution of $50 will earn you a one year membership good for advanced notice and a special rate on all VCA special events, workshops, lectures, and parties. Best of all your name can join the growing mass of can lids representing those brave souls committed to improving the art scene in Sacramento.

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    ALL THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS (AKA VERGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS T-SHIRT)! For your donation of $75, your name will be added to our donor wall on a gallon sized can lid, AND you will receive a hand written thank you from our resident artists, AND two invitations to the SUPPORT VERGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS SUCCESS PARTY, AND our heart felt gratitude, AND a one of a kind VCA "I AM THE BEST ARTIST" t-shirt. Be the envy of all your friends while simultaneously telling the world what they already know, that yes, you are the best artist. Additionally, your contribution of $75 will earn you a one year membership good for advanced notice and a special rate, on all VCA special events, workshops, lectures, and parties. Best of all your name can join the growing mass of can lids representing those brave souls committed to improving the art scene in Sacramento.

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    THE DANIEL JOHNSTON PACKAGE! For your donation of $150 your name will be added to our donor wall on a gallon sized can lid, in addition you will receive a hand written thank you from our resident artists, two invitations to the SUPPORT VERGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS SUCCESS PARTY, a one of a kind VCA "I AM THE BEST ARTIST" t-shirt, as well as our heart felt gratitude. As a special thank you for donating $150 to the campaign, we will give you one sealed hardback copy of "Daniel Johnston," published by Rizzoli press in 2009 (retail price, $45). Additionally, your contribution of $150 will earn you and a friend a one year membership good for advanced notice and a special rate, on all VCA special events, workshops, lectures, and parties. Best of all your name can join the growing mass of can lids representing those brave souls committed to improving the art scene in Sacramento.

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    Original artwork from VCA artist GIOIA FONDA! For your donation of $200, your name will be added to our donor wall on a gallon sized can lid, AND you will receive a hand written thank you from our resident artists, AND two invitations to the SUPPORT VERGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS SUCCESS PARTY, AND our heart felt gratitude, AND a one of a kind VCA "I AM THE BEST ARTIST" t-shirt. Finally, you will receive an original and unique booklet created by VCA artist GIOIA FONDA! Additionally, your contribution of $200 will earn you a one year membership good for advanced notice and a special rate, on all VCA special events, workshops, lectures, and parties. Best of all your name can join the growing mass of can lids representing those brave souls committed to improving the art scene in Sacramento.

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    THE S.S. RECORDS CATALOG! One copy of everything in print from Scott Soriano's record label: 13 LPs, 2 double LP set, 1 triple LP set, 1 10", 6 7"s, 3 CDs (value: $250). See our update post for the complete list. Also for your donation of $300, your name will be added to our donor wall on a gallon sized can lid, AND you will receive a hand written thank you from our resident artists, AND two invitations to the SUPPORT VERGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS SUCCESS PARTY, AND our heart felt gratitude, AND a one of a kind VCA "I AM THE BEST ARTIST" t-shirt. Additionally, your contribution of $300 will earn you a one year membership good for advanced notice and a special rate, on all VCA special events, workshops, lectures, and parties. Best of all your name can join the growing mass of can lids representing those brave souls committed to improving the art scene in Sacramento.

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    Original artwork from VCA artist JIAYI YOUNG and SHIH-WEN YOUNG! For your donation of $300, your name will be added to our donor wall on a gallon sized can lid, AND you will receive a hand written thank you from our resident artists, AND two invitations to the SUPPORT VERGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS SUCCESS PARTY, AND our heart felt gratitude, AND a one of a kind VCA "I AM THE BEST ARTIST" t-shirt. Finally, you will receive an original print by JIAYI YOUNG and SHIH-WEN YOUNG! Additionally, your contribution of $300 will earn you a one year membership good for advanced notice and a special rate, on all VCA special events, workshops, lectures, and parties. Best of all your name can join the growing mass of can lids representing those brave souls committed to improving the art scene in Sacramento.

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    Original artwork from VCA artist MANUEL FERNANDO RIOS! For your donation of $400, your name will be added to our donor wall on a gallon sized can lid, AND you will receive a hand written thank you from our resident artists, AND two invitations to the SUPPORT VERGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS SUCCESS PARTY, AND our heart felt gratitude, AND a one of a kind VCA "I AM THE BEST ARTIST" t-shirt. Finally, you will receive a limited edition, original print by MANUEL FERNANDO RIOS! Additionally, your contribution of $400 will earn you a one year membership good for advanced notice and a special rate, on all VCA special events, workshops, lectures, and parties. Best of all your name can join the growing mass of can lids representing those brave souls committed to improving the art scene in Sacramento.

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    Original artwork from VCA artist NATE CORDERO! For your donation of $500, your name will be added to our donor wall on a gallon sized can lid, AND you will receive a hand written thank you from our resident artists, AND two invitations to the SUPPORT VERGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS SUCCESS PARTY, AND our heart felt gratitude, AND a one of a kind VCA "I AM THE BEST ARTIST" t-shirt. Finally, you will receive an original artwork by VCA artist NATE CORDERO! Additionally, your contribution of $500 will earn you a one year membership good for advanced notice and a special rate, on all VCA special events, workshops, lectures, and parties. Best of all your name can join the growing mass of can lids representing those brave souls committed to improving the art scene in Sacramento.

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    Original artwork from VCA artist JOSE DI GREGORIO! For your donation of $500, your name will be added to our donor wall on a gallon sized can lid, AND you will receive a hand written thank you from our resident artists, AND two invitations to the SUPPORT VERGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS SUCCESS PARTY, AND our heart felt gratitude, AND a one of a kind VCA "I AM THE BEST ARTIST" t-shirt. Finally, you will receive an original artwork by VCA artist JOSE DI GREGORIO! Additionally, your contribution of $500 will earn you a one year membership good for advanced notice and a special rate, on all VCA special events, workshops, lectures, and parties. Best of all your name can join the growing mass of can lids representing those brave souls committed to improving the art scene in Sacramento.

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