Seven hundred and sixty eight gargantuan dollars, thirty five supportive people, six long months, six better-than-real-life proposals, all leading to one selected proposal. Ready? This round's winner is (bum bah da dum da dum!!!):
Carolyn Clayton!!! *applause*;*more applause*;*fireworks and other explosions*
Her project HOARD is a performance installation that draws parallels between human accumulation and natural processes associated with the creation of the earth’s surfaces, mountains and sedimentary rock. Over the course of the exhibition (it'll be on view at REACH) she'll be excavating her sculpture and cataloging the findings.
Hats off to all of you: for the proposals, for the donations, for making great work and supporting this experiment in community funding. Thank you.
My hope is that these grants —while they cannot fund every project proposal— will serve as a way to raise the profile of work being creating in our communities and neighborhoods. Check out the other proposals, and if you like what these artists are up to reach out to them! Maybe there are other ways you can engage in supporting their work, even a simple message with your thoughts can go a long way in the creative process. And keep those gorgeous proposals coming —a new round starts....NOW!