Is Art Important?

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We are a dedicated group of emerging artists who believe art is an integral part of our society and as such should be accessible to everyone regardless of financial means. We would like to attempt a new take on the art show convention by creating a unique experience in the form of a pop-up show in San Francisco. An unfortunate reality of the art world is that at times money can be an obstacle for many when it comes to obtaining original artwork. We would like to have a show where money does not determine who can and who cannot own a piece of art.

The unique structure of this show encourages the community as a whole to support the arts, which in turn allows artists to make art accessible to the whole community. We are excited to provide a venue where the value of art is not determined by a price tag, but instead based on the merits of the work itself. Every guest will have an equal opportunity to become the owner of a well-crafted, thoughtful piece of art at no cost.

We would like to create a sustainable model for this type of show in which expense does not affect the outcome. In order to do so, we require financial support to host the event; this is why we’ve chosen to ask for your assistance through our Go-Fund-Me campaign. The success of the show heavily relies on community contributions and support to cover artists’ expenses and compensate them for their time and effort.  This will allow the art to function solely as art and not as a market driven product.

We feel that art is greater than the established commercial market. To any who feel the same way, we ask that you support our goal. Every contribution no matter the size will help and be greatly appreciated. With the community’s support of this show, we hope to achieve something new that transcends the status quo of the art world. Thank you for your support!

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Update 6
Posted by Drew Price
15 months ago
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Thank you all for your love and support. It means so much to us to see that all of you believed in our vision for this show and helped us to bring it to life. You are all amazing, thank you again.
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Update 5
Posted by Drew Price
15 months ago
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Hello everyone, the show is coming up quick and we are getting excited to see everyone! I just wanted to announce that the show opens at 6 pm and the raffles will begin at 830, so get there early enough to give yourself time to decide on which paintings you want to try to win! See you soon!
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Update 4
Posted by Drew Price
15 months ago
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As we approach Jan 29th we would like to thank those of you who have contributed to the show and would also like to make an exciting announcement. Several prominent Bay Area Artists, including Kevin Moore, Adam Caldwell and Randy Sexton, have chosen to reach out and support the next generation of artists by generously donating their paintings in an effort to help us raise more funds for our show. We have chosen to sell raffle tickets for their paintings at $1 per ticket in order to help raise money while at the same time making their art accessible to everyone. Pictured below is the painting donated by Kevin Moore, “STARE,” 40” x 30”, oil on canvas, 2015, which is valued at $10,000. We are excited about this new aspect to the show and can’t wait to see you there!
STARE, by Kevin Moore
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Update 3
Posted by Drew Price
18 months ago
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Thank you all for your contributions, you are amazing. We have a question for you as well as for those of you who are visiting our site for the first time. Is art important? Please feel free to post an answer here in the comments section.
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Peggy Shumate
19 months ago
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Please donate: Your contribution(s) make it possible for artists to expand their craft(s) -- The arts provides us the culture we have come to appreciate and enjoy on a daily basis: Artists creating: paintings, sculptures, prose, dance recitals, plays, film, skits, and much, much more! In our daily lives we experience special designs of clothes and jewelry, great works of fiction and non-fiction, eye-popping paintings/sculptures, etc... all created by talented ...albeit, starving artists. Let's help their goals a success... even if you can only donate $5.00 (that's the minimum GO FUND ME allows) all contributions are more than appreciated and welcomed with open arms and warm thank yous! Please, help make this and these incredibly talented artists not starve!

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Minh Vu
19 months ago
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Dear art lovers and my friends, just want to let you know that we can leave some comments here to encourage our artists so they can work harder. Hate this, you love this or don't care attitude are all worth for sharing right?

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Suzi Bromirski Gorton
17 months ago

I hope you all are sharing the 10k amongst you and getting paid for your work even if it's in a round-about way!

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$4,550 of $10k goal

Raised by 68 people in 19 months
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Created September 22, 2015
RR
$50
Rhonda Rojas
14 months ago (Monthly Donation)
WE
$100
Warren Ellis
15 months ago
ML
$50
Maryn Lain
15 months ago

Congratulations Drew! Have a great event, wish we could be there!!

RC
$50
Radeen Hayden Cochran
15 months ago

Krista, we are so proud of you and your artistic work. Have a great event. Love You!

$20
Gloria Downey
15 months ago

Go Drew!

YS
$5
Yu Sun
15 months ago
RR
$50
Rhonda Rojas
15 months ago (Monthly Donation)
AA
$75
Amber Allen
15 months ago

Hey Guys! So sorry I won't be able to come the show. Best of luck!

SB
$100
Sally Broadstreet
15 months ago
$50
Anonymous
15 months ago
Peggy Shumate
19 months ago
2
2

Please donate: Your contribution(s) make it possible for artists to expand their craft(s) -- The arts provides us the culture we have come to appreciate and enjoy on a daily basis: Artists creating: paintings, sculptures, prose, dance recitals, plays, film, skits, and much, much more! In our daily lives we experience special designs of clothes and jewelry, great works of fiction and non-fiction, eye-popping paintings/sculptures, etc... all created by talented ...albeit, starving artists. Let's help their goals a success... even if you can only donate $5.00 (that's the minimum GO FUND ME allows) all contributions are more than appreciated and welcomed with open arms and warm thank yous! Please, help make this and these incredibly talented artists not starve!

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Minh Vu
19 months ago
1
1

Dear art lovers and my friends, just want to let you know that we can leave some comments here to encourage our artists so they can work harder. Hate this, you love this or don't care attitude are all worth for sharing right?

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Suzi Bromirski Gorton
17 months ago

I hope you all are sharing the 10k amongst you and getting paid for your work even if it's in a round-about way!

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