Raven&Scott Art Show Fundraiser!

$555 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 6 people in 8 months

We are Raven Amos & Scott Elyard - and we are artists ! Our passion is to create stylistic and unique interpretations of long-extinct critters and their habitats, blending science with imagination. Over the past decade , we have put together (and participated in) several art exhibitions up here in Alaska, mainly in Anchorage and the Valley , all done with help and support from our fans, friends, and family. Several works from these shows have been subsequently donated to charity fundraisers and auctions, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation .

This year, we wish to continue our tradition, and give back even more to our community with two new art shows in Anchorage, AK! First up is a more "traditional" show for us, "Gallimaufric Science" opening very soon for First Friday May 2018 at Cafe D'Arte's Dimond location at 223 E Dimond Blvd (King's Row Shopping Center at King St. and Dimond).

(UPDATED 9/1/2018): Initially we'd planned on doing a completely different, Halloween-themed art show called "All Hallow's Eve" at our favorite chocolate lounge, Modern Dwellers - however, we were saddened to hear of their unexpected permanent shuttering on Sept. 8th, a month before our planned show was set to open. Thanks to the owner of Modern Dwellers, we now have a new venue at Indigo Tea Lounge (530 E Benson Blvd, Unit 8, Anchorage, AK) with a decision to continue under the "Gallimaufric Science" banner.

We work primarily in digital format, and as a result, creating new art is only half the battle - we need to print our pieces out to share them! This campaign seeks to cover the hanging equipment and printing costs of our new artwork for both shows.

Additionally, we hope to help cover the cost of new prescription eyewear for both of us. It has been a long time since either one of us has been able to afford an eye exam, and Scott especially needs a new pair of bifocals to replace his current pair of glasses, which are broken and his prescription is over 7 years out-of-date.

We love to put on these shows, and your contributions carry us every year towards greater success. We love being able to give back to the community by donating the resulting artwork to local charities, and paying forward the generosity of our contributors.

This year especially, we would appreciate your help in not only letting others see our work, but by helping us quite literally see better with eye exams and new glasses. Please help us achieve these goals this year by donating to or sharing our campaign. In return, you'll receive one of several rewards listed here depending on your contribution level. Thank you!

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I have just learned that due to new data protection regulations, GoFundMe has discontinued reward level options and perks for campaign donors. I am deeply sorry for this news and will take that into consideration for future show fundraisers - part of what makes this fun for us is being able to send tangible products and rewards to people who support our work. In light of this, I will be offering the postcard packs for sale on Etsy and/or our Gumroad storefront, in addition to the live craft fair events we do - including SenshiCon on Friday the 21st! Thank you for your contributions and support.
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We're a couple of weeks out from our show at Indigo Tea Lounge at the Metro Mall in Anchorage, and we're adding a last-minute perk for our contributors - postcard packs of art by Raven! With this new perk level, you'll get a pack of 8 postcards with two each of 4 designs, plus a small sketch and a "thank you" postcard from our show! All your contributions have helped us put on a great May show, and we'll hope you'll contribute to our October show!
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Raven here! We're gearing up for our second show of 2018 at Indigo Tea Lounge in Midtown Anchorage, AK and I'm working on at least one new painting for the show. We'd love to get this printed for the show opener on First Friday October 5th as a canvas print, but before that happens, if at all possible I would like to schedule an eye appointment for Scott. It has been over 5 years (going on 6) since his last eye exam, and it is becoming increasingly apparent he requires either bifocals or progressive reading lenses, especially to continue creating his wonderful works of art. Help support independent artists by donating to our campaign today!
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SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT! We are pleased to announce that we have been picked up by Indigo Tea Lounge for an October show, with a First Friday opener! We have decided on a continuation of the "Gallimaufric Science" show in May with some additional pieces (including our glow in the dark and blacklight sensitive outlet covers)! Stay tuned for more info! And as always, your contributions help make our shows possible.
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