Put the Fire in the Fire House

I’ve been trying really hard to figure out a way to get two of the paintings here in the studio all the way to Louisville, GA for the rapidly approaching show at the Fire House Gallery. It’s a no-brainer that the fire paintings should be in this show in a converted firehouse. But the two paintings in question are pretty big, and it’s a long way from Brooklyn to Georgia. The gallery is a not-for-profit, and well, I’m an artist. Funds are scarce.

Enter Kickstarter.com. This is exciting!

Here’s how it works. I’ve got 11 days to raise the $2,268 it will take to rent a larger truck and drive to Georgia. With Kickstarter, it’s all or nothing. Raise the full amount and the project gets funded, fall short by just a dollar, and nothing. Zip. Nada.

So I need your help! The Kickstarter website makes it really easy to spread the word electronically, so if you can do nothing else, just visit the project page, check out the video and then send an email or post to Facebook or Twitter. It really makes a difference!

Better still, Kickstarter makes it easy for me to offer a really cool list of incentives for you. Even a one dollar pledge gets you a personalized invite. If you are one of the folks who have expressed interest in a reproduction of one of the paintings, your opportunity is here: $50 gets a nice color print, and you can choose the painting. There’s more, take a look at the project.

And thanks!

(A special huge thank you to Steve McFarland, who made the video happen. Thank you, Steve!)

Here are the two big paintings that will go to Georgia if the project is successful: