January 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

A big welcome to James Goedert and Bob Snead, two prolific artists living in New Orleans, and a small army of advisers. Organizing Automata takes some work!

We need to raise at least $10,000 to expand the show this year: to bring in artists and their work from across the U.S., give small grants to Louisiana artists for materials, pay for the space, and all other expenses, including the great DJ Micronaut’s talents.

Along with another team of friends, we’ve developed several fronts in the money-raising battle:
1) Kickstarter
2) business/corporate/private sponsorships
3) a huge party (after Mardi Gras)
4) a “Cheap Art Auction” in late February
4) selling booze

All Automata artists are encouraged to participate in any way they can. Without your help we can’t bring you here from outside New Orleans, and we can’t work inside New Orleans without paying the rent! Our fiscal sponsor is 501c3 arts non-profit The Black Forest Fancies. If you want to support the show, your donation is tax deductible.

Kickstarter rewards ideas:
-commemorative coin
-silkscreened posters
-artist sketches/designs
-a 40 minute cd of voudou ceremony field recordings from Haiti by sound installation artist Rob Peterson
-a dvd collection of artist interviews and footage from Automata 2010 (& possibly 2011) by Simon Dorfman of Gumbo Labs
-something really really cool that’s handmade by selected artists for the big bucks

We need your help.

Also, if you are in New Orleans, this weekend is the last to see Goedert’s show at Antenna Gallery: Machines on Paper. Go! A car turned into a drawing machine!


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