The History of What's A Gonna Happen

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Help Ed Haddaway's Sculptures Reach Venice!

Ed Haddaway, a fine arts sculptor based in Albuquerque, has been selected by the GAA Foundation to participate in the prestigious 2019 Venice Biennale. This exhibit, "Personal Structures" is hosted by the European Cultural Center, and will be open from May 11, 2019 to November 24, 2019. Participating in this world-renowned exhibition would be tremendous exposure for Ed's work as well as an excellent opportunity to amplify New Mexico's art community in an international setting.

First, if you haven't done so, please see the above video entitled "The History of What's A Gonna Happen". It will give you a good sense of the nature of this undertaking. 

Ed has chosen to create this GoFundMe campaign as a way to inform people about this wonderful opportunity, and  to give those who would like to help, a way to participate in this special endeavor.
Invited artists are asked to independently raise funds in order to defray some of the GAAFoundation's expenses, so we're turning to the generosity and support of our community in order to help Ed's sculptures reach Venice. Ed is very grateful to each and every person that has expressed interest in his work over the years and any donation amount would be greatly appreciated.

If you would like more information about any aspect of this show and what Ed has been working on, visit this link:
More Information about Ed's Campaign 

Please visit Ed's  Websites here:  

 Thank you for your continued support of the ARTS!



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Dear Donors, Patrons,Followers, Interested People, and Uninterested People.

I had hoped to have a few more things together before sending this email and apprising you of all things Venice, but I think it is important that you know now about the status of my sculpture and its trip to the Biennale.
In short I have a very large new piece of sculpture titled "At Play Amongst The Moons" but it will not be going to Venice.

There are a number of factors involved, not just fundraising, but some of my funding did not materialize as I had hoped, and I essentially ran out of both time and money.

I knew from the start that this would be a difficult undertaking because of the scale of my work, and frankly I was surprised and humbled at the positive response I received .
There was a significant group of contributors on GoFundMe and elsewhere, and I want to thank each and every one of you.
There were also some donors to whom I am especially grateful who supported me far beyond my expectations.

However, as I moved forward, many logistical problems became apparent and the sheer size of this sculpture and complexity of this undertaking, plus escalating costs, forced me to withdraw.

Still, I feel really good about the choices I made and all that I did accomplish. My goal was not simply to show an existing sculpture, but to create a strong new work. Soon I will finish up the assembly and painting, get some good photos of the piece, and send them out for all to see .

An upside of this effort is that I have a new, large-scale work just about ready to sell or exhibit and specifically designed for (relative) ease of shipment and assembly.

A primary reason that I am informing you of this is that I feel strongly that since this venture did not fully materialize I want to return your donation. If anyone wants their contributions in full or in part that will happen. I will be more than happy to do so. Just send me an email and let me know what you would like to do.
Because GoFundMe will not share your email address with me I am contacting you using their "Update"system. While I probably have your email address somewhere, it would help me if I was able to compile a list of all my donors’ email addresses in one place. So please send me an email and I will be sending you more information soon.

In fact I would like to hear from you regardless.

My email address is

Should you decide you do not want your donation returned I can assure you that your money will be used in one way or another for the creation and the furtherance of my art. One possibility is that I may use your contribution toward the cost of getting a book of my work into print. I have been discussing this for quite a while with someone in Santa Fe who wants to publish a book and I will be working on that in earnest very soon.

My heartfelt thanks again to all who supported me in this endeavor.

All the best

Ed Haddaway
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