Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Aqua Art Miami Fundraiser

Event date: September 25, 2009

Earl Barrett-Holloway, Kathryn Miriam, and Michael Sanzone need your help to participate in the Aqua Art Miami Beach art fair, which opens December 3rd and runs through December 6th, 2009. Our project is titled The Nursery and we are the only independent artists accepted to the fair that are not represented by a gallery! In short, our installation hopes to be a seemingly ordinary retail store for children, which, in actuality, caters to adults through childhood connections. The "store" is comprised of original artwork and multiples in the form of coloring books and puzzles and limited edition prints in the form of onesies, and also including a unique educational book to be integrated into mainstream Kindergarten classrooms.

Aqua Art Miami is an arts event that coincides with Art Basel Miami Beach. The two fairs make for a massive weeklong bazaar comprised of hundreds of artists, art buyers, dealers and gallery owners. The three of us (The Nursery) have a strong overarching concept for our individual show in Miami, which will give us a unique presence at the fair.

This is where you come in:

With the absence of any representation we have zero financial backing. In our present economy our support network is essential in generating enough capital not only to get to Miami, but also to create the actual work that we’re trying to do as a group. Our presentation is a multi-faceted production that isn’t possible without certain components of it being manufactured. The process is costly but necessary.

We know that even in good times it’s difficult to contribute and we’re providing an incentive for your much-needed support. We’ll be having a raffle in which you can use your tickets to bid on specific items. Tickets are only $15 and drinks and refreshments will be provided.

Raffle Prizes include:

  • Original art by Michael Sanzone and Earl Barrett-Holloway with one of a kind never to be reproduced prototypes from The Nursery project
  • Clothing by Loden Dager
  • Original art by Farel Deshong Dalrymple
  • Original art by Kara Hayden
  • T-shirt by Eighteenth
  • Original art by Justin Teodoro

We are also making it possible to donate or purchase raffle tickets online through PayPal. If you are interested in this option please contact Kathryn Miriam at for more information.

We truly appreciate your generous support.


Earl, Kathryn and Michael


Four11 Gallery @ Digital Plus

411 3rd Avenue

Brooklyn, New York

September 25, 2009 6:00pm (Raffle 8:30pm-9:00pm)

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