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23
Mar
12

Kickstarter Update #4: 27%! Creeping Up!

Wow, this is a wild ride and a ton of work. I really, truly appreciate all of your support! It is what is keeping me going right now. It’s a marathon…keep on running… Well it feels like it, but really 25 days is going to be over in a snap. So we are currently creeping up at 27% with 14 days remaining!

I am still hopeful that we can hit 40% by March 25th! The trajectory is a little low for that right now, so any additional help would be a great boost! (Read more here…)

Here is the current list of 47 backers (minus those who preferred to remain anonymous). I am grateful to each one of you and your pledge! Thank you!

    1. Lisa White-Turney
    2. GF Sam Wagner
    3. Eric Dobbins
    4. Luke and Sara
    5. Erik Fish
    6. Susan Patten
    7. Judith G. Levy
    8. Billie Cochrum
    9. Matt Nelson
    10. Celeste Alvarez Plitz
    11. Mark Hartford
    12. Brad Mayhew
    13. Malissa Martin
    14. Befkadu
    15. Stacey Warner Hatton
    16. Luba
    17. Jill Brungardt
    18. Daniel White
    19. donlisy
    20. Sunita
    21. Kathy Porsch
    22. Rhoda A Zapata
    23. Paul White
    24. Christina Dostaler Prestidge
    25. jenifer tracy
    26. Carter Peckham
    27. Derek Seaman
    28. Craig Anderson
    29. Brian White
    30. Andrea Silenza
    31. Danny Joe Gibson
    32. Frank Shopen
    33. Sven Alstrom
    34. Nathan White
    35. Lisa Lala
    36. Chris Sicam
    37. Chad Cox
    38. Ryan Timothy Laferney
    39. Stanci March
    40. Angela Doll Carlson
    41. steve gradwohl
    42. jason dailey

I attached an image of the front of the postcards below. I will get this of for printing on Monday! We are getting there!

PLEASE VISIT the Kickstarter Project here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darinwhite/overflow-a-debut-new-york-solo-exhibition-of-conc

Thank you again,
Darin
http://darinwhite.com

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Darin M. White, OVERFLOW Exhibition Postcard Front

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21
Mar
12

Kickstarter Update #3: First Goal $1,000/20%!

THANK YOU!


With your pledges we have hit the first goal –

$1,000 and 20%!

I am very grateful for your encouragement, support, sharing this with your
friends, family and creative/art lovers.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

WE ARE ON OUR WAY to the $5,000 goal. Remember, if we don’t hit that goal in 17 days,
this project will not get funded.
I can tell you don’t want that…I don’t want that either!

As you know we are all busy, if you would be willing to follow up on that email
you sent, facebook post, tweet, or text, phone call, whatever, I think we can really
help this project get wings! If we get enough traffic and pledges to the site, it will
catch the attention of the Kickstarter Staff again and this will help this project
even more!

If you have thoughts about how I could make this Kickstarter project even better?
…please let me know. If there are specific rewards that you feel would help make this happen,
please let me know, I am game! Remember you can always add to your pledge at any time
till April 7th.
How about a pack of six of the Bear Heart thank you cards (shown below)
by adding $20 to your pledge? The front of the card has Bear Heart image on the front, is blank inside,
and has information about the artist and the artwork on the back.

Bear Heart Greeting Card

I think our NEXT GOAL should be DOUBLING this $1,000 to $2,000!
What do you think? Can we do this in 4 days? This would get us back on track
for the $200 a day that is needed to fund this project in time. I am nervous, but
excited too. If these projects were easy EVERYONE would be doing them!
I have put myself out there and you all have been such a great support!
THANK YOU AGAIN!

Kickstarter Project Link:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darinwhite/overflow-a-debut-new-york-solo-exhibition-of-conce

Sincerely and humbly,
Darin
http://darinwhite.com

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20
Mar
12

34 899 18 The update

Numbers, it seems like everything is numbers right now. I am an artist, not a mathematician, but
I am thankful for all of the numbers coming in…(read more here.)

34 Backers, $899 Pledged, 18 days to go!
Click here to see the project!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darinwhite/overflow-a-debut-new-york-solo-exhibition-of-conce

We are doing great, plugging along at a decent rate. Our first major goal is $1,000… (read more here.)

Darin M. White, View of Corn Field in Kansas, 2012

(See larger image here)

 

15
Mar
12

MARCH MADNESS via Kickstarter (partial post)

Well this has been a terrifying and amazing 24+ hours! I jumped off the cliff and launched this Kickstarter project yesterday, Wed. March 15th at 5:02pm (CST). We are at …. (read more here)

Because of your support and because of the Staff at Kickstarter, I was blown away to see that they listed this project at the top of the page in Discovers/Art – Staff Picks and top 7 under all of … (read more here)

Kickstarter: Discover/Art - Staff Picks March 14th, 2012

13
Mar
12

WE HAVE LIFTOFF! Kickstarter~ DARIN M. WHITE: OVERFLOW – A Debut Solo Exhibition of Conceptual Art

With excitement and terror, I hit the launch button on my Kickstarter project today at 5:02 pm!

DARIN M. WHITE: OVERFLOW – A Debut Solo Exhibition of Conceptual Art

Darin M. White, Overflow, Reclaimed wood, seeds, 2012

I am working towards a solo exhibition in Brooklyn, New York April 13-26th, 2012!
To be able to produce the large conceptual based installation and object artwork
that I make, as well as be in New York for 2-3 weeks during the exhibition, I am
looking to art and creative lovers and supporters (or just kind souls) to raise funds
to help make this project a reality.

THIS PROJECT WILL ONLY BE FUNDED IF AT LEAST $5,000 IS PLEDGED
BY SATURDAY APR 7, 5:02PM CDT.

I would be very grateful if you would help me with this project, by sharing by whatever method
you prefer (twitter, facebook, blogs, tumblelog, flickr, linkedin, myspace, phone, text, fax, mail, word of mouth etc).

Here is the direct link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darinwhite/overflow-a-debut-new-york-solo-exhibition-of-conce
And the short link to this project is http://kck.st/yzR0G5 there is an embedded video, twitter share and shortlink at the above link as well.

By pledging $1 or more, Kickstarter will keep you updated on this project. Of course, if you
can pledge more there are some fabulous rewards! Please check out the link above and take a look.
If it is not too much to ask, I would appreciate you helping take this first day of school feeling out of my stomach!

Thank you in advance for your support. It is sincerely and truly appreciated!

Darin
http://darinwhite.com (I am having trouble with this link currently, so in the meantime please go to http://cargocollective.com/darinwhite )

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07
Mar
12

Update on Kickstarter project launch

I recently announced that I was approved for a Kickstarter project for my debut solo exhibition in New York.

Here are some updates in regards to launching the Kickstarter. I am adding images that I will use in the
project launch. Please stay tuned for the actual launch and details! Thank you!

Here are some highlights of rewards for funding this Kickstarter project…

Corn Seed Packets

As part of the Overflow site specific installation, there will be empty seed packets printed on the front with
image of the work and the back will have information about the work the exhibition and sponsor. Below is
concept images of the front and back of seed packet. I foresee the empty seed packets being mailed out as
postcards announcing the exhibition, and inviting the viewer to come see the show and take a few seeds.
This will also be a reward for pledging on Kickstarter.

These seed packets will also be at the gallery and available to use to pick up a few seeds from the exhibition.

Darin M. White, Seed Packet Concept Front Image, 2012

Darin M. White, Corn Seed Packet Concept Back, 2012

Bear Heart T-Shirt

I have had requests to make T-Shirts of my work in the past, but never had the right opportunity. My brother
and I used to own a clothing company, and screened many shirts in my day! The Winged Wonder was one
of my designs. I should dig one up sometime and show you. hmmm

Darin M. White, Concept image for Bear Heart Sketch T-Shirt

I surveyed a few people and they seem to think that a simplified version of the actual Bear Heart
concept image was preferred to the simple line drawing above. Here is what it will probably look
like.

Here is what the Bear Heart will look like on a t-shirt. Most likely soft ringspun, per Lisa Lala’s request.
They will come in a variety of colors. It is a fun grab bag.

Bear Heart T-Shirt Concept on Yellow

Darin M. White, Bear Heart, T-Shirt Mock Up Image, 2012

Exhibition Catalog

I have been waiting for a while to print a catalog of my work, and now it is time!
This catalog will most likely be a softcover, saddle stitched, unless I go beyond funding a way!
Below is my concept image.

Darin M White, Overflow Exhibition Catalog concept

Pencil Drawings

Below are a couple of pencil drawings of the Appropriate Attire works. I am thinking about including a print
of these for one of the rewards.

Darin M White, Appropriate Attire: Burlap and Earth, Pencil drawing, 2012

Darin M White, Appropriate Attire: Ashes and Burlap, Pencil drawing, 2012

Change Forward Conceptual Rendering

There are a number of renderings I am going to offer as various sizes and levels of prints. Here is one…

Darin M. White, Change Forward Conceptual Image, 2011

Surprise Quick Sketch

One of the rewards I am going to offer is a quick sketch of whatever is
on my mind at the moment (I know scary thought), but hopefully interesting.
It might be a cartoon, or naturalistic sketch, stylized, etc. Surprise!

Darin M. White, Quick Sketch Bear Example, Ink, 2012

Arrow Antler T-Shirt or Sketch

Below is another ink drawing that I am considering offering as a T-Shirt
or sketch reward. What do you think? It would probably be printed on a random colored shirt.

Darin M. White, Arrow Antler, Ink, 2012

Overflow Card Concept Image

Another option for cards is the “Bear Heart” image:

"Bear Heart" Greeting Card Concept Image

Of course my family is putting up with me, with all of the work I am putting into this project

I am so thankful for them! Here is a photo from Fall 2011.

A photo by my dad, Ed White, Darin and Shannon White Family Photo by Graffiti, 2011

Here is another one of us on a crazy windy day (March 2012) in a corn field. It is amazing to
see how fast Claire is growing up!

White Family Photo March 2012 in a corn field, just outside of Lawrence, Kansas

©2012 Darin M. White

Please keep a look out for this Kickstarter launch! Thank you!

Darin M. White
http://darinwhite.com

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15
Feb
12

Brooklyn Solo Exhibition April 13-26th, 2012

I have a solo exhibition April 13-26th, 2012 at the Soapbox Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. I am very excited about this project.

As an artist and arts advocate my wife and I help produce and curate art exhibitions, provide opportunities and encourage artists through b.a.l.m. | beauty, art and life movement. I was offered a personal solo art show at an alternative gallery space in Brooklyn, NY from April 13-26, 2012. The space is all that is provided, and the artist acts as the janitor, gallerist, host and receptionist. To be able to produce the large conceptual based installation and object artwork that I make, as well as be in New York for 2-3 weeks during the exhibition, I am looking to raise funds to help make this project a reality. If more funds are raised than required for the project, any extra will go to producing and printing catalogs of the exhibit. I am hoping to pre-sell work for the exhibition. Below are some conceptual images and renderings that show what I am producing. If you are interested, or know of someone who would be interested in this work, please contact me to discuss. Please help me get out the word about this project! Thank you!

Darin M. White, Bear Heart, Taxidermy Bear, 2012

Bear Heart

A naturally peaceful bear protrudes from the wall with arms extended in a kind gesture, paws touching.
The negative shape of the arms creates a simple but powerful message, and encourages the viewer to wrestle with larger issues of life.

Darin M. White, Overflow, Reclaimed wood, seeds, 2012

Overflow conjures thoughts of farmland, barns and brimming silos. 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. What will we do with what we are given?

Darin M. White, Appropriate Attire: Burlap and Earth (left) and Appropriate Attire: Burlap and Ashes (right), Transfer print on copper, 2012

Darin M. White, Appropriate Attire: Burlap and Earth, Transfer print on copper, 2012

A men’s suit made from the same material to hold potatoes or coffee is buried to its knees in soil. Out of the
earth emerges a single seedling. Appropriate Attire: Burlap and Earth wrestles with issues of power and
humility, struggle, toil, life cycle, memento mori, forward movement and growth.

Darin M. White, Appropriate Attire: Ashes and Burlap, Transfer print on copper, 2012

Appropriate Attire:Burlap and Ashes

A burlap sack becomes a women’s dress that either is rising out of or sinking into ashes which create the
outline. From the ashes, new growth begins to form. In nature when fire burns the forest decimating it,
eventually out of this process emerges life and the chance to begin again.

©2012 Darin M. White

Once the Kickstarter project is launched I will post a link so you can check it out!

Darin M. White
http://darinwhite.com

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