Carol Bloomgarden

is creating Poetic Art Micrography

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A beautiful image should not just please your eyes -- it should touch your emotions, tease your brain, and be heard just as if it was being spoken.  My work, which I call Poetic Art Micrography, builds pictures out of words and paintings out of poems.  I incorporate poetry into artworks on paper or etched into layers of glass. The handwritten words are tiny and the text makes up the lines, contours, and textures of my drawings and paintings. When I etch poems into glass, the images become three-dimensional and interact with light and reflections. In strong direct light, you can read the shadows of the writing on the painting behind it.

I've been developing and refining my work for over 15 years now, doing mostly local shows and limited online sales.  I have recently begun to reach out to a broader audience by doing art fairs in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut, and will be pursuing several new business strategies and ideas as well. While I work on my development plan I am also in my studio building my portfolio for galleries and shows.

I need patrons to help support me while I develop both my business plan and my Poetic Art Micrography portfolio.  Show expenses can be very high, and an artist's success at many of them is often subject to the whim of weather and the mood of attendees. I love presenting my work at shows because I get to meet people face-to-face and talk about my artwork, my process, and their reactions to what they see and feel. My work has now become very recognizable as I hone my style into a cohesive body of work, although I do enjoy experimenting to see what I can do with the poetry in different media.

My goal is to produce three pen-and-ink paintings plus three larger paintings or a 3- to 5-layered etched glass piece per month. In addition over the next 12 months, I plan on traveling to between 12 and 15 shows, including two or three fairs in Florida for the winter show season. Booth fees can range from about $300 to over $900 per show, and gas and lodging (even through Air B&B) quickly add up.

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
For one dollar a month, you will get my sincere gratitude and (I hope) some warm fuzzies for supporting an artist in her quest to bring poetry into the realm of visual art.
Pledge $5 or more per month
For five dollars a month, you will get a patrons-only blog posting weekly with a photo of a current piece in progress, AND a shout-out on my website as a friend of the arts and Poetic Art Micrography, AND my sincere gratitude.
Pledge $10 or more per month
For ten dollars a month, you will get a patrons-only blog posting weekly with a photo of a current piece in progress, AND a shout-out on my website as a friend of the arts and Poetic Art Micrography, AND a limited-edition magnet with one of my images.
Pledge $25 or more per month
For twenty-five dollars a month, you will get the above AND a patrons-only discount of 15% off any of my Etsy listings, AND you get a paid admission to any of the shows I've scheduled throughout the year that you want to attend (if there is an admission fee, of course!) (If there's no charge for admission, you get a limited-edition magnet with one of my images on it at that show.)
Pledge $50 or more per month
For fifty dollars a month, you get all of the above AND I'LL BUY YOU LUNCH AT ONE OF MY SHOWS (my show schedule is posted on my website). BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! I will also give you a shout-out on all my social media outlets (my website, FB, Twitter, blog etc.) as a patron of the arts and of Poetic Art Micrography, AND you get a 15% discount off my artwork at whatever show of mine you attend.
Pledge $100 or more per month
OMG you get ALL of the above PLUS if you send me your favorite poem I will create a special piece of artwork on paper JUST FOR YOU!  Some offer restrictions do apply, but we can certainly work out something we'll both be happy with! (You must be a patron for at least five consecutive months for this reward.)
Pledge $250 or more per month
I would say you could have my first-born, but you're too late.  Instead, in addition to all that stuff above, I'll create a special piece of artwork in glass, based on a poem or piece of text of your choice using a photograph or other image of your choice. (Again, some size and content restrictions would apply, but we can work something out!)  AND you will get the option to purchase any new piece of artwork before it is available to the public. (You must be a patron for at least three consecutive months for this reward.)
Goals
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To exhibit my work at twelve to fifteen art shows in 2019, including jury fees, booth fees, gas and lodging.
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A beautiful image should not just please your eyes -- it should touch your emotions, tease your brain, and be heard just as if it was being spoken.  My work, which I call Poetic Art Micrography, builds pictures out of words and paintings out of poems.  I incorporate poetry into artworks on paper or etched into layers of glass. The handwritten words are tiny and the text makes up the lines, contours, and textures of my drawings and paintings. When I etch poems into glass, the images become three-dimensional and interact with light and reflections. In strong direct light, you can read the shadows of the writing on the painting behind it.

I've been developing and refining my work for over 15 years now, doing mostly local shows and limited online sales.  I have recently begun to reach out to a broader audience by doing art fairs in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut, and will be pursuing several new business strategies and ideas as well. While I work on my development plan I am also in my studio building my portfolio for galleries and shows.

I need patrons to help support me while I develop both my business plan and my Poetic Art Micrography portfolio.  Show expenses can be very high, and an artist's success at many of them is often subject to the whim of weather and the mood of attendees. I love presenting my work at shows because I get to meet people face-to-face and talk about my artwork, my process, and their reactions to what they see and feel. My work has now become very recognizable as I hone my style into a cohesive body of work, although I do enjoy experimenting to see what I can do with the poetry in different media.

My goal is to produce three pen-and-ink paintings plus three larger paintings or a 3- to 5-layered etched glass piece per month. In addition over the next 12 months, I plan on traveling to between 12 and 15 shows, including two or three fairs in Florida for the winter show season. Booth fees can range from about $300 to over $900 per show, and gas and lodging (even through Air B&B) quickly add up.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
For one dollar a month, you will get my sincere gratitude and (I hope) some warm fuzzies for supporting an artist in her quest to bring poetry into the realm of visual art.
Pledge $5 or more per month
For five dollars a month, you will get a patrons-only blog posting weekly with a photo of a current piece in progress, AND a shout-out on my website as a friend of the arts and Poetic Art Micrography, AND my sincere gratitude.
Pledge $10 or more per month
For ten dollars a month, you will get a patrons-only blog posting weekly with a photo of a current piece in progress, AND a shout-out on my website as a friend of the arts and Poetic Art Micrography, AND a limited-edition magnet with one of my images.
Pledge $25 or more per month
For twenty-five dollars a month, you will get the above AND a patrons-only discount of 15% off any of my Etsy listings, AND you get a paid admission to any of the shows I've scheduled throughout the year that you want to attend (if there is an admission fee, of course!) (If there's no charge for admission, you get a limited-edition magnet with one of my images on it at that show.)
Pledge $50 or more per month
For fifty dollars a month, you get all of the above AND I'LL BUY YOU LUNCH AT ONE OF MY SHOWS (my show schedule is posted on my website). BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! I will also give you a shout-out on all my social media outlets (my website, FB, Twitter, blog etc.) as a patron of the arts and of Poetic Art Micrography, AND you get a 15% discount off my artwork at whatever show of mine you attend.
Pledge $100 or more per month
OMG you get ALL of the above PLUS if you send me your favorite poem I will create a special piece of artwork on paper JUST FOR YOU!  Some offer restrictions do apply, but we can certainly work out something we'll both be happy with! (You must be a patron for at least five consecutive months for this reward.)
Pledge $250 or more per month
I would say you could have my first-born, but you're too late.  Instead, in addition to all that stuff above, I'll create a special piece of artwork in glass, based on a poem or piece of text of your choice using a photograph or other image of your choice. (Again, some size and content restrictions would apply, but we can work something out!)  AND you will get the option to purchase any new piece of artwork before it is available to the public. (You must be a patron for at least three consecutive months for this reward.)