Well, I tried. Biggest thanks to those who backed the Art Relish documentary project on Kickstarter, and I appreciate all the likes and shares from everyone as well. I am disappointed, but recognize that success is built on failure. If people made art for rewards, there wouldn’t be any art. Next time maybe.
Don’t fret though, just because I can’t profile and create a directory of working Atlanta artists as a full-time job does not mean I’ll quit.
Art Relish will go back to the monthly(-ish) profiles as much as I can get them made. Positive outcomes of this effort include intelligence gained regarding community funding willingness, more attention and interest in the project and maybe a new contributor.
All progress is made through friction of one kind or another, and I will be progressing again soon. I am sure there are plenty of things I could have done better. Just need a minute for my ego to recover.
Thanks again, everyone. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with ideas, comments, critique, effusive praise… whatever you’ve got is welcome.
It’s time, everyone. I have been talking with artists and community members around the city since 2007 and created more than 100 videos to document, serve, and (hopefully!) add value to our collective artistic efforts in Atlanta.
Today I am launching a Kickstarter project to fund full-time production of Art Relish videos. My number one obstacle in getting more pieces produced has been time. Your help will allow me to commit to the project and produce at least 25 new videos over the three months following the successful(!) close of my Kickstarter.
I really appreciate all the support you have given me over the years, and hope you can help in this new effort by sharing the project. Your $$$ is also greatly appreciated.
Thanks again. I am always happy to answer any of your questions and look forward to to delivering these new insights into Atlanta artists’ work and outlooks, and continuing contribution of something valuable to our community.
(Oh, and this is not the end. After this round of production is completed, I hope to secure further funding, interview more artists, create more videos, and get a couple of other ambitious projects launched. Stay tuned…)