Sunday, December 29, 2013

After the Magic (follow up on the Marker Magic show at Frame Fatale)

Kate Kern Mundie, Planter, Crayola SuperTips on paper


Over last summer, I started sharing some of the maker drawings I had been doing on Facebook and people kept asking if they were for sale. That got me to thinking, “Why not turn some of this interest in drawings done in a ‘child’s medium’ into a fundraiser to help children at Andrew Jackson, our neighborhood public school?”
Kate Kern Mundie, Dom Tower, Crayola SuperTips on paper

I approached Elaine Johnson, owner of Frame Fatale to see what her exhibition schedule was and if she would be interested in showing the drawings. Elaine jumped on it, because the whole focus was local: neighborhood artist, local subjects, neighborhood school. Preparing for the show with Elaine was a blast. We threw together the show in about a month - making new work, designing posters, Elaine picking out bright colored frames, and coming up with an exhibit theme. We worked together, deciding on a price point that was affordable and would still make some money for the school but also cover our costs of putting the show together.

Kate Kern Mundie, Zinnias, Crayola SuperTips on paper
Opening night was busy and we sold nearly half the show. When the show came down in December, we managed to raise $950 for Andrew Jackson Elementary School.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support me, Frame Fatale, and the school.

Original post on the show here.