Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Interview with artist Christel Dillbohner and...Still climbing to my higher financial goal

Christel Dillbohner,  The Black Pool,   2011
489 industrial filters made from pigment and wax, 5 encaustic painted panels.
photo courtesy of the Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

106%!! Fantastic! A major milestone...and due to your generosity! Thank you.

With just four days to go in my fundraiser, I am still striving towards 130% which would see me truly and fully funded and able to realize all 28 interviews.

By reaching 100%, I am ensured of receiving all pledges made thus far. That was my minimum goal. I am now striving to be fully funded to my higher level of 15K that will enable all 28 interviews to happen as well as be able to hire a book designer to oversee the technology needed to create the embedded videos and help layout the publication...

I am writing you from the home of Christel Dillbohner in Berkeley as I am on the first short leg of interviews that I could afford myself...Christel and I taped her interview yesterday. What an amazing opportunity to spend time with her (we'd never met before), collaborate on our interview shoot, learn of her deeply committed ideas and aesthetics and gain insight into her creative process!

I can see how enriching this whole adventurous project will be. The process of collaboration with each individual artist interviewee will enable the most inspiring of information to emerge.

A conversational approach within the taping turned out just to be a natural extension of our preparatory talk at the table as we planned a sequential approach. Christel and I found that we just got better and better with each take. The questions shifted slightly, the answers got deeper and more to the core of her artistic intentions. What a gift to experience!

Thank you for considering upping your pledge (you can choose artwork on my blogpost below at http://www.papermakingresources.blogspot.com/2011/11/donor-rewards-art-for-your-pledge-usa.html#more

With $2615 more in pledges, I will reach my higher financial goal of $15,240 and my project Contemporary Paper and Encaustic will be fully enabled.

If you can help in any way, I would be most grateful. Pass the word, contact someone you know who would be supportive, choose an artwork for yourself or a gift....Go to http://www.unitedstatesartists.org/project/contemporary_paper_and_encaustic_international_trends and support this

But the bottom line is that I appreciate all of you, my supporters, so very much. Once again, thank you!!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Gratitude~ ....0 days to go!!

I am so very grateful for the support that my colleagues have given me by donating art towards my fundraiser Contemporary Paper and Encaustic...touched at their generosity, giving of their creative work toward this very special project.  I thank them, and I thank you for your tax deductible pledge on the USA Artists site.  Go to that link to learn more about it and how to support my project.

You can view offered works in the blog post before this one as well...take a look, make a pledge, grace your walls with superb work and know that you are enabling me to undertake a huge year long effort...walking into the studios of 28 talented international artists across the United States to learn about their ideas and creative processes.

So much to discover and absorb.  I'll give back by videotaping and editing my interviews, and sharing them in a unique publication entitled Contemporary Paper and Encaustic.  But first I have to raise the funds so I can travel there!  The work below is offered by one of the 28 artists I hope to interview:  talented Mona Waterhouse of Peachtree City, GA and Sweden:

Mona Waterhouse of Peachtree City, GA and Sweden
Flow I: size 7"x 5", Medium:  Ink jet print on handmade paper, colored pencil and encaustic, mounted on board
Yours for a pledge of $200

Choose an artwork. (Find them in my previous blog post which I keep updated with all art available.) Make a pledge and then contact me (thru the USA Artists site once your pledge has been processed) with the artist/title of the work you've chosen as a donor perk.

I've grouped these 28 artists into 4 trips...all of which will be completed by April of 2012.
I'll interview 9 artists in the first one,  which will be accomplished before the end of this year:
# 1 trip Oakland > San Francisco > Santa Cruz > Redding > Seattle > Taos > Santa Fe

So exciting!  Please consider supporting my project!  You'll also support the 28 interviewees, master artists who will be included with their inspiring work in the "portfolio" section of Contemporary Paper and Encaustic.

Mona Waterhouse,  Pod VI - Cradle    
Wire, paper, dye, medium and wax.  6 1/2" x 16" x 5"
Yours for a pledge of $550

Thank you so much~  I am so grateful for your support!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Contemporary Paper and Encaustic: A Fundraiser!

Contemporary Paper
and Encaustic

an e-book
by Catherine Nash

I am seeking funding 
to help me travel across the U.S. 
to conduct studio visits with 28 international visual artists: 
one-on-one taped interviews with inspiring and dynamic artists 
that will be incorporated into the portfolio section 
of my e-book Contemporary Paper & Encaustic.

For over 30 years, I've been enamored with paper and artist books and for the last 17 have avidly explored encaustic (painting with molten wax).  Contemporary Paper & Encaustic bridges these media worlds by presenting the work and processes of a full range of innovative artists from around the world in an e-publication, a brand new type of teaching tool formatted for use on the computer. 

Please help support my project!

To learn more about the project click this link
To view a portfolio of the 28 int'l artists I'd like to interview, click this link~
To see a step by step photo showcase of how I created the above cast paper sculpture entitled Sky Nest, a new work of mine from 2011, click this link~

A number of artists are offering works in exchange for your pledge.  I've uploaded imagery of their works in the next post.  Here's a link.

Thanks so very much for
your generous support!

Catherine Nash

This is a description from Lynette Haggard's blog:

Contemporary Paper and Encaustic

Catherine has been selected to participate in a new online community of America’s finest artists called USA Projects. This site was created by United States Artists to expand its mission of investing in America’s finest artists. USA Projects provides a platform for promotion and fundraising for individual artists projects. 

She's got a big vision. Her book will be a full 200+ page e-book with "turnable" pages — a brand new type of teaching tool formatted for use on a computer. It will be available both on DVD or online. It will encompass both a gallery section that includes a work each from 90+
international artists as well as a portfolio section that includes a 4 page spread for each of 28 international artists with their embedded video interview within their pages. She plans to focus on how media corroborates with the expression of artists ideas and content.  

To see the artists Catherine plans to include in the portfolio section of her book, click  HERE.
When Contemporary Paper and Encaustic is published in DVD format by the summer of 2012,  it will be sold on Amazon.com as well as Catherine's site.

Catherine is seeking funding to help her travel across the United States to conduct studio visits and create one-on-one taped interviews with the twenty eight artists.
Her project fundraising has a countdown: If she reaches her goal by December 3rd, the project is a go!  Currently your tax deductible pledge will be matched by USA Projects.  Your credit card will not be charged until the results are in...