Thursday, January 6, 2011

Art Sale Ten Year Anniversary

Cari Amici (Dear Friends),
I hope that you smiled a lot through all of these recent holidays and find yourself rested and rejuvenated. I was not expecting to see this event so soon (ha!), but January 11th marks my TENth anniversary as a full-time artist. TEN YEARS! You can bet that I did not accomplish this alone (and I thank you for sharing this journey with me). It is not always an easy road, but I can imagine no other.

To celebrate, I have created several offers related to the number TEN:

* Spend TEN dollars and get $11. For every $10 spent on an original artwork by Kelly Borsheim (paintings, drawings, or bronze or stone sculpture), receive $1 in gift certificates towards your next purchase from the studio.+
* Buy ONE giclée fine art reproduction, get the second for only TEN% of normal price!++ (That is a 90% savings on the second image!)
* The first TEN people who spend $500 or more (that sounds better that TEN hundred dollars, right?) in Borsheim art and/or art products will receive a free calendar filled with images of Borsheim artworks.
*OR you may buy a 2011 calendar for only $10. (That is less than cost, but it works better for this promo, don’t ya think?) Each calendar has all twelve months with large squares on each day for planning or notes. A different Borsheim artwork is featured each month.

This is the best time to add to your art collection, especially if you have been eyeing a significant work, such as the
bronze "Gemini"

Many collectors over the years have taken advantage of my finance-charge-free Layaway Plan.
You can, too, even with these anniversary savings!

These prices will only last until 28 February.

+Fine Print: The qualifying artwork must be available and can be purchased directly from the studio or any authorized gallerist. Gift certificate amount may be applied to the second item at the time that the first is purchased, if desired, to help save on shipping and packaging expenses.

++Fine Print: The second giclée will be the same or smaller size than the one purchased at full price. Size is based on the longest dimension of the image. There is no quantity limit, just make sure that you order an even number of images! Giclée will arrive approximately two-three weeks from order date, so order early for Valentine's Day or other special occasions. You may order multiples of the same image or any combination that pleases you. At this time, however, only images shown on the Giclée page and Rudy's Treacher Collins Fundraiser page are available as giclée.


First Friday Gallery Walk - Indianapolis:
THIS Friday, 7 January 2011, 6 - 9 p.m.
Exhibit continues through 15 Feb 2011

The Franklin Barry Gallery at The Frame Shop presents: "Celebrate Kelly Borsheim." Ten Years after the jump to a full-time artist, Franklin Barry Gallery will celebrate Kelly's anniversary with an exhibition of current drawings, along with other works, including oil paintings, stone and bronze sculpture. The exhibit opens on Friday January 7th during the IDADA First Friday event from 6-9 p.m. and concludes February 15th.
Gallery hours: M-F 10-6; Sat. 10-4 and by appointment. Information: 317.822.8455
617 Mass. Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

T-shirt Idea Katie Notan Art

Cari Amici (Dear Friends),

Back in early December, I introduced a new artwork titled “Katie.” She is a white pastel on black paper drawing. Not truly Notan, which is a design strictly in black and white, because I have done a small amount of shading within the whites. The original artwork is shown at the end of this blog entry.

However, shortly after my original announcement, George Schreiber, one of my blog readers and a past stone carving workshop attendee, wrote to me and suggested that I put this design onto a T-shirt. This type of printing is George’s business and because of the subtle change of tones in most of my work, a T-shirt is not often the best kind of reproduction to do. “Katie” looks pretty cool, though.

He did a mockup of Katie, very rough, just to give me an idea of what it could look like.
I was thinking that this could be a fun way to add to my fundraiser for my young friend Rudy Sanchez to finally get a set of teeth. (Rudy, now 30, was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a facial-cranial deformity. Doctors removed the last of his teeth about four years ago and afterwards, his mother was told that Medicare considers teeth to be cosmetic and will not pay for him to get some…)

Anyway, I told George that I would think about this idea and see if there might be an interest in this design as a T-shirt. So, I am thinking of a price of $19.95 per black cotton T, short sleeves, plus $5 shipping if required. Texas-based destinations will need to pay a 6.75% sales tax, too. Any profits from this project will go towards Rudy’s teeth.

If this interests you at all, please just drop me an e-mail. If I get at least 12 people, we can make this a “go” and add to Rudy’s teeth fund.

Thank you … and thanks to readers like George who keep those ideas coming. Happy 2011.