Saturday, November 19, 2011

No Exit

No Exit, Oil & Acrylic, 24x36.  I posted No Exit previously; however, a viewer stated it reminded her of ketchup, mustard and mayo.  I couldn't get those condiments out of my head, therefore I had to rework it.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

No Exit

No Exit, Oil & Acrylic, 24x36.  No Exit is a statement of our entrapment with seemingly no resolve.  Boxed in, in an urban/suburban life.  Boxed in, in boring jobs, poor education, bad politics, high prices.  Boxed in with our automobiles.  Need I go on? 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Venue for Show

Yesterday I was kicking myself.  Today, I'm kicking up my heels.  I found a venue for the show at the conclusion of my Kickstarter project, Urban Abstract Experience.  Actually, the owner, of the venue, Maria found me.  Maria visited Art at the Main Gallery in Salt Lake City with the goal of discovering contemporary art that would fit with her dance studio, DFDance Studio.  She likes my work!  Maria is planning an event in early December to occur during "Black Sheep Stroll."  I must be one of the black sheep - I'll accept that. Anyway, the event will include original art,  music, and ballroom dancing, not to mention refreshments.  Sounds like a fantastic evening.  I agreed to hang my work from December 2 through the 16.

Additionally, I requested to have a show of my work for the Urban Abstract Experience to occur in January (date yet to be selected).  Maria agreed.  I've got to get to work in the studio - no time to waste.  I'm excited and like I said "kicking up my heels."

Thursday, November 3, 2011

39 Days Left

39 DAYS LEFT to reach my funding goal of $10,143.  Unfortunately, pledges are not just rolling in.  In fact, I only have six backers, two of which are family.  Am I disappointed?  Hell yes!  Am I whining and feeling sorry for myself?  Probably.  Don't take me wrong, I am very thankful for my six backers.  Thank you backers.  You are listed in my blog  I also am thankful for my two sponsors, Art at the Main and Intermountain Financial Advisers, Inc. who are also listed on the blog.

At this point, what can I do?  I've used Facebook, Twitter, Google+,  personal emails, and postcards to announce the launch of my project.  I have sent press releases to the Salt Lake Tribune and City Weekly.   According to Kickstarter's guidelines, I cannot reduce my funding goal; I cannot change the awards for the various levels.  I have probably been too aggressive with both the budget and the awards.  My wife and I had fun making a good video.  I have an unusual project.  I believe in me and my work.

In spite of the current status of the project, I continue to paint and create my urban abstracts.  I'm working on four paintings to add to the nineteen I've already completed.  I plan to have a show of these works even if I don't receive all the funding (remember, if all the funding is not received, the project dies).  I will not be deterred however.  I stubbornly press on.

If you can, I welcome your pledges.  If you cannot, please spread the word; your support is welcome.

Thank you,  Jerry