ARTISTS WANTED! For CROWD FUN·ded: A pARTy Series

Dear Artists + Entrepreneurs,

We are launching a series of pARTies as a way to crowd fund much-needed dollars to support ReCreative Spaces (and because parties are fun).
The series is scheduled for: October 7 || November 4 || December 9 || 8pm-1am

We will have a silent auction component of each pARTy and we'd love to feature YOU/your BUSINESS! YOU set the starting bid price + we split the final sale, 50/50 with you - WIN/WIN!
You will also receive a complementary ticket to the CROWD FUN·ded pARTy of your choice.

We are looking for small to medium sized 2D + 3D artwork, home decor, jewelry, services, nights out, gift packages, tickets, etc.

If you would like to pARTicipate, please complete the short form below and we will contact you to finalize details + pickup!

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We've got your Saturday night covered.
dancing + merriment + fun times with friends
PLUS art for sale + additional silent auction items and other fun goodies

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ReCreative Spaces exists to provide low-cost, high-awesome space to artists + communities. We need your help to keep this space and our additional projects thriving.

Instead of launching a crowdfunding campaign, we're doing what we do best... throwing a pARTy. Or three. 

The money raised will assist us in completing Phase 2 of a facade improvement program (painting the second + third levels of the exterior of the building) + will support us in continuing to provide affordable space to artists and the community!

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation in any amount above $10, please visit our Fractured Atlas page here: http://bit.ly/donatetorecreative.

THANK YOU for your continued support + love.

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ReCreative Spaces offers places for communities to gather and share their passion for art of all kinds. 
 

A Note From Kat | ReCreative Fellowship News | May/2017

When I approached Emily about a residency at ReCreative Spaces, I had no idea what to expect, but I'm glad that I did. Moving from producer to artist is not an easy shift, and it has been difficult these first few months making my time at the studio artist-centered since I also teach at a local community college full-time, and adjunct at another local university, produce events, and consult a small group of creatives. 

I live a varied life, by choice but if I want this Fellowship to work in a way that benefits me as an artist, I realize that I have to unpack a few things. I'm sharing then as part of my creative process. Here goes:

-My penchant for late nights and early mornings. I need very little sleep to function which can be a blessing, but really is not. It takes a toll on me in many ways, especially psychically, so I'm working to get bed early, or wake up later, so that I am rested. This means literally forcing myself to lay in bed until at least 7am, when I usually wake up at 5am, because I didn't get to sleep until 1am.

-I am constantly being asked to help and assist with all sorts of issues. By nature, I am a problem solver and love listening and then advising people. This also leads to me agreeing to things that only distract me from my process. This one is hard, but I am learning to say "Not right now" to the things that sound interesting, but are not on the shortlist. I'm also giving a straight up "No" to things that are not in alignment with what I am creating with Seeing EYE Woman. 

-Finally, I am unpacking solitude. This is a big one. I like being alone, but I'm a pushover when it comes to internal deadlines. One of the major components of the Fellowship revolves around accountability. This includes weekly check-ins with Emily and an advisory committee of varied folk who will give me feedback throughout my process. I thought this part would be difficult, but so far I don't hate it.

I'm looking forward to figuring out the rhythm that makes sense for me as a Fellow, and feeling grounded in the recreation of how I approach my creative life. I'll be sharing my adventures each month, so you will have a front seat to all the action. I'm also open to feedback, so feel free to comment below. Until next time, keep it breezy.

Kat

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