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09
Apr
12

KICKSTARTER UPDATE #12: WE DID IT!

WE DID IT! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

I am so grateful for all of your support and encouragement!

Thank you each and every one of you for your pledges!

We still have over an hour left! If you are still interested in pledging please do
any additional raised will go towards the actual costs of the project and trip!
I am also hopeful that there will be enough to have my sweet wife come at some
point during this time. She has put up with a whole lot during this whole project!

Thank you again, I could not have done this without you all!

If you have any questions, please let me know!

ON TO NEW YORK! I will keep you updated on my blog and the kickstarter updates page during the exhibition.

Thank you,
Darin
http://darinwhite.com

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05
Apr
12

Kickstarter Update #8 Rocking 52% Funded 64 Hours to go! A Little Press!

Starting to turn up the heat, and just in time… Can we make it?!?! Yes, I am sweating over here! I have been told that the last bit is when you get a lot of pledges. Well, please pledge away!

Update #8: Rocking 52% Funded 64 Hours to go! A Little Press!

This is because of your pledges and kind support! Thank you! Please remember you are not JUST supporting, you a buying in to an artist and his mission to change the world, and getting some great rewards as a benefit!

If we do not hit the $5,000 in 64 hours all of this is for not, because non of this project will be funded. Do you want to see a grown man cry? Don’t answer that! Ok, another thought… (See More here…)

A Little Press!

I have some great news! My high school friend Hannah is a non-profit PR writer. She got a press release out all over the place. See the screen shot below and the link here. If you can get this out to your people, maybe your people would like to get on this train as well! No harm, no foul, and you get to help out a creative project. You know debut only happens once!

At the bottom of this page is the press release if you want to copy and paste it, or share it.

So even though I am NOT a mathematician, it looks like we will need around 75 more backers in this next 64 hours to hit this goal! I apparently have told too many people too many times (glares, icy stares, cold shoulder, direct to vm, out of the office, etc.), ok hopefully not true…  BUT I do need more people letting other people know. I probably already said that.

Well how about another reward?

This is the shirt group package. People are loving this shirt… and I am so glad. So how about a family or group pack of 4 or 5 t-shirts! I am still trying to decide on colors. Leave a comment on one of the right blue tabs above if you want to weigh in on shirt colors. I have to keep it to a minimum because dealing with all sizes. Oh, and if any of you who have a pledged for a t-shirt already, know your size, please let me know. It will help with my order I am placing tomorrow. WHAT! Yes, I am placing the order tomorrow. I have to get these ordered and so I am taking the plunge and praying that this project gets funded, and also my buddy’s Eric and Kallie and the people at Grandstand have agreed to help out! (Read more here…)

Bear Heart Ringspun T-Shirt Concept on ManDARIN Orange

Green Apple

Spring Yellow

White

Highlight of Reward

So another reward that has not been taken advantage of is the meal with artist. This is a limited reward. There is one in Lawrence, KS and the other in NY. If you go for this one, I will also include your name as a sponsor on the gallery glass.
$350 – MEAL WITH ARTIST AND HIS WIFE IN LAWRENCE, KS (DINNER FOR 2 + US) AND EXHIBITION CATALOG – We will all get a great dinner and good company and you feed a couple of starving artists. Plus the EXHIBITION CATALOG, YOUR NAME on the WEBSITE and IN THE CATALOG, PERSONAL GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, and SEED PACKET. If you have additional parties that want to come for the meal add $50 for each. (Travel not provide). New York version of this reward is $450 and also a limited number.

Darin and Shannon White at Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 Photo: Don Lisy

Again, you can let me know if there are any other rewards you would like to see, or lets make up your own.

Goodnight, talk to you tomorrow.

Darin
http://darinwhite.com


Press Release:

Lawrence, Kansas Artist Needs Support to “Overflow” to

Make New York Debut a Reality

A Lawrence, Kansas-based artist has three days left to reach a funding goal necessary make his New York debut a reality. Darin White – artist, arts advocate and exhibition curator – has been using Kickstarter.com to raise the $5,000 necessary to finance his solo exhibition later this month in Brooklyn.

Part of the large conceptual-based installation and object artwork exhibition will be a miniature barn literally “overflowing” with corn seeds. (White is working with local farmers to make sure the seeds are used after the exhibition.)

Quote start“Seeds are important and are traded as a commodity. Cycles of life happen whether we understand the process or choose to bury our head. Our land resources and life are laid out in front of us, one moment at a time.”Quote end

(PRWEB) April 04, 2012

A Lawrence, Kansas-based artist has three days left to reach a funding goal necessary make his New York debut a reality. Darin White – artist, arts advocate and exhibition curator – has been using Kickstarter.com to raise the $5,000 necessary to finance his solo exhibition at an alternative gallery space in Brooklyn this month. As of April 4, the project was 48 percent funded. Adding to the pressure is the fact that for a Kickstarter project to receive any funding, it must be 100 percent funded. The deadline is 5 p.m. CST Saturday, April 7.

“With a lack of funding from the State of Kansas for the arts, I have to look for alternative ways to fund this project,” says White.

White’s conceptual art exhibition “Overflow” aims to challenge the viewer about the life they are living and asks the provocative question: “What will we do with what we are given?”

Part of the large conceptual-based installation and object artwork exhibition will be a miniature barn literally “overflowing” with corn seeds. (White is working with local farmers to make sure the seeds are used after the exhibition.)

“I want to conjure thoughts of farmland, barns and brimming silos,” says White. “Seeds are important and are traded as a commodity. Cycles of life happen whether we understand the process or choose to bury our head. Our land resources and life are laid out in front of us, one moment at a time.”

White admits that he, like most people, doesn’t fully understand the farming process and desires to know more about the food that makes it to his family’s table.

“I want people to start really thinking about where their food comes from,” says White, adding that the exhibition is more than just about food. “It’s about our use of all of our land and all of our resources. We can either choose to do something with it and with our lives or we can be blind to it and pay attention to things that don’t matter.”

Anyone can help fund “Overflow” on Kickstarter.com, whether they are able to give one dollar or fund the entire exhibition. Those who give $10 or more will receive a digital catalog of the exhibition; $15 donors receive a seed packet from the exhibition; $25 donors receive a t-shirt; higher level donors will receive signed artwork and other exhibit-related pieces. For more information about the exhibition and a link to make a contribution via Kickstarter, go to http://www.DarinWhite.com.

The opening reception for “Overflow” will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 13 at the Soapbox Gallery, 636 Dean Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. The show runs through April 26.
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03
Apr
12

Kickstarter Update #7: Long Overdue Update – 40% Goal Hit and Surpassed!

I have a little explaining to do.

I have been buried trying to get my printing, t-shirts and details (finding whole corn in Brooklyn is a very difficult task let me assure you) together for this exhibition. To top it off, I was in bed most of the day feeling miserable. My wife said something about me working on this project too much. 🙂 I am little bit behind on updating. I have been blown away with the pledges! Thank you so much for your support! We hit the next… (read more here…)

I know that many people wait till the last minute to pledge. Ok people(read more here…)

I want to point out a few rewards that haven’t been taken advantage of yet.
This first one below would really help get us going to meet this pledge goal.
$400 – SIGNED AND NUMBERED 1/1 SPALTED MAPLE SCULPTURE AND NAME AND WORK IN EXHIBITION CATALOG AND INCLUDES AN EXHIBITION CATALOG – I will sculpt a good sized chunk of this spalted maple into a simple form w/ exotic wood base & steel support. The sculpture can be removed from base mount. Each is original! One of the SCULPTURES in the Exhibition Catalog, YOUR NAME IN CATALOG & on WEBSITE. Also of course, I will include the EXHIBITION CATALOG, send a BEAUTIFUL EXHIBITION GREETING CARD with MY SINCERE THANKS, POSTCARD & SEED PACKET. This is a LIMITED REWARD, don’t let it get away! See example below.

Darin M. White sculpture Two, One, Carved Spalted Maple, Cocobolo Wood, Steel, 2011, Private Collection

If the above is a little bit more than you are able to handle, how about this one:
$300- YOUR CHOICE OF ONE ORIGINAL TRANSFER PRINT ON COPPER PLATE, CUSTOM FRAMED IN SOLID MAPLE BY ARTIST WHICH WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE SOLO EXHIBITION AND EXHIBITION CATALOG – PRE-PURCHASE one of the WORKS from this solo exhibition! Your choice of ONE of ONLY TWO WORKS AVAILABLE! “APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: EARTH AND BURLAP” or “APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: BURLAP AND ASHES”. (See image of both to the left). It is a fraternal twin, sponsor both for $300 each and you have the pair! Also included is the EXHIBITION CATALOG, an IMAGE OF THIS WORK in the Exhibition Catalog, YOUR NAME ON WEBSITE and in the CATALOG, a HANDWRITTEN NOTE GREETING CARD with MY THANKS, the POSTCARD, & SEED PACKET.

My image of the copper works aren’t a very good, so I included one of the works below not show on copper, so you can see the details.

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Darin M. White, Appropriate Attire: Earth and Burlap, Pencil on paper, 2012

Apparently there aren’t very many people who like to be surprised out there!? No, I don’t believe it! Here is a great reward that no one has jumped off a cliff for…yet! I included another drawing example below, so if this helps.

SURPRISE QUICK SKETCH AND EXHIBITION CATALOG- For you gamblers and lovers of the thrill! A DRAWING that I make up on the spot. It will look like one of my sketch book drawings, could be pen or pencil depending on my mood. Or, I may pull out a work (print or drawing) FROM MY FLAT FILES! Also you get the EXHIBITION CATALOG, PERSONAL THANKS, GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, SEED PACKET & NAME ON SITE.

Darin M. White, Arrow Antler, Ink on paper, 2012

Ok, last one to highlight. This one a couple of you have pledged for this one. I have had great responses to these works. Each one is different, and made with solid beautiful spalted maple wood.

SPALTED MAPLE WEARABLE SCULPTURE – If you are unsure what spalted maple is see the image and description area. After sculpting, it is connected to a silver chain or a leather necklace adding the “wearable” part to “sculpture”. So, you get the SPALTED MAPLE WEARABLE SCULPTURE, plus a NOTE OF THANKS ON GREETING CARD, POSTCARD, SEED PACKET & NAME ON SITE. This willwork for either sex. The one show below is on a different chain than what will be provided, unless it is what you would prefer. This is again, just an example as this is my wife’s, and she refuses to let this one go. You however can specify rough idea of shape and size. The one below is an extra large showpiece, but some prefer a smaller scale. Want to see other examples? Click here.

Darin M. White, Spalted Maple Wearable Sculpture example (size and shape will vary)

Ok, that wraps up this long update…Go forth and support creativity!

Please see the link below for more information, great rewards and to pledge:
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KICKSTARTER PROJECT
Funding deadline is April 7th, 2012 at 5:03pm CST

Thank you,
Darin
http://darinwhite.com

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