Hi Munich Artists! We are at 94% for our first Kickstarter.
This is a quick message to ask you to donate to our Kickstarter so we can reach our goal. This is our first time crowdfunding and we are so excited that you have been helping us out. To reach 100% we need to sell a few more card decks or have someone pick our 150 Euro package which still have one card proof left.
I have a few more artists bios to share with you. As I mentioned on our Munich Artists Card page, some very generous Munich Artists participated in our projects and have together created a wonderful deck. I want to thank each and every artist for their hard work creating our first Munich Artists deck. This is a collaborative project and each artist of the artists below has helped to make the deck a reality.
If you would like to see the individual cards, here is a small slideshow of the deck:
To help artists, will be trying three other crowdfunding projects before the end of the year. One through Generosity, one through Indegogo and another project on Kickstarter.
With the help of the above group of artists who were selected from our 500 Artists Say Hello Event, Munich Artists will be printing a party set of Munich inspired artists playing cards and a deluxe set of playing cards. The deluxe version will be ordered after the kickstarter is completed. The party version will be ordered this weekend. What is the difference?
The party cards are smaller in size and are being created specifically for the event. The deluxe version or American poker sized cards and will have that beautiful box that Elizabeth Hughes designed. Why the two different versions? Because I want you to play with the cards and you may feel like the deluxe are too pretty to play with at the event.
HISTORY of 500 Artists Play Cards
At the Beginning of the year, Elizabeth Hughes approached Munich Artists about creating a deck of playing cards. I (Emmy) told Elizabeth, we could create cards as long as we could throw a Munich Artists Play Cards Party/art happening. She was on board with the larger idea and she joined the project as a project manager for the creation of the card deck. Over the last few months, Elizabeth chose the artists, curated their artwork, designed the box, the back of the cards and created all the files to send to the printer.
We have had to make a few changes along the way but the cards are almost ready to be printed on paper. We are very excited!
Here is the Back of the Card design created by Elizabeth for the cards:
And here are three cards from the deck:
Our Kickstarter starts Today September 16th.To attend our 500 Artists Play Cards Event, you must purchase your cards through our Kickstarter. Our cards will be for sale at Haeppy Art but the kickstarter bonus gifts are only available on our Kickstarter. For the event we are ordering a version of the cards called party cards. they will come in a metal tin. The deluxe versions ordered after the kickstarter will be in a box designed by Elizabeth Hughes.
The Kickstarter has bonus gifts which will not be available ANYWHERE ELSE. I have permission from the artists to make prints of their work for the Kickstarter and I would love for you to get a print of some of these cards to put on your wall.
Munich Artists created an art book called Inspired 2016.
For the first book, artists created an art piece inspired by this artwork by Brigitte Pruchnow.
A group of around 26 Munich Artists created art pieces based on Brigitte’s artwork.
The following is the tentative list of artists involved (A final list will be shared on the project page when all artwork has been submitted):
The book will be published as an A4 Landscape. If you are interested in a copy of the book, please let me know. We are only printing a limited number. You can email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. The cost per book will be 50 Euro. We will only print one run per Inspired book.
If you are interested in purchasing an original piece of artwork from the book, please contact the artists directly.
Berit Opelt is the head of Kunst in Sendling and Berit’s art website can be found here. I asked Berit to share her current work with us during the month of March. If you have any questions about Berit’s art work, please ask her. If you are too shy to contact her, Berit will be with us at the 500 Artists Say Hello event in Munich on April 23, 2016 (She is making a blue piece just for Munich Artists!)
I don’t know why they do this…. have so many open studios in one weekend in October before the long night of the Museum but they do and I’m always scrambling to see as many as I can. Hopefully you will have time this weekend to visit some Munich Artists studios and see their current work.
If you like landscapes, you will enjoy this exhibition of Contanze Kirmse’s artwork at Vergolderei Ehmer, Notburgastr. 6, 80639 Munich, Germany. Constanze and Brian Auspitz will be showcasing their artwork starting this Friday October 9, 2015 until January 2016. The vernissage starts at 1830 and goes until 2100.
On Sunday, if you can still see straight, sit down and have a chat with Dinkela and Corinna Naumann, they will be having an artists talk on Sunday @ 1600.
If you are an artist and you want me to share your events, please make a Facebook event and invite Munich Artists or Emmy Horstkamp and I will add you to our event list. Make sure the event is public. I can’t add private events or events on private pages. (Create an art page for your art practice please.) I try and add the events to the website but that is a hit or miss depending on how busy my week is and how zen I am finding data entry. This week data entry is a nice excuse to get away from the “Made Your Bed” installation which is overtaking my living space while I figure out the best way to “install” it.
Last night we organised our first Munich Artists Stammtisch. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss our current projects and to get feedback from artists regarding our current plans and what they want to achieve over the next year. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing our projects on the website and placing open calls for two of them.
The following Munich artists attended our first stammtisch: