Sunday, March 17, 2013

Donna Gordon Crowdsourcing for Death of Vanity Sculpture

My friend Donna Gordon is seeking donations to fund the casting of her Death of Vanity sculpture. One can see this work of art in person at her gallery. Address below.
Donna Gordon Gallery & Studio

Press Release                                        For Immediate Release 
Close Up, The Death of Vanity

St. Petersburg Sculptor DONNA GORDON to raise $24,000 through Crowdfunding for donation of Life-Size Sculpture
 Traditional grants for artists have become scarce since the economic downturn, so creative people are turning to Crowdfunding as an online fundraising technique that can be used whether or not they have non-profit status.
 Crowdfunding aggregates many small gifts, as low as $5, so that creatives can reach their funding goals through the power of friends, family and viral marketing. In exchange for these donations, artists offer “perks” or rewards at different price levels, from T shirts and posters at small funding levels all the way to bronze replicas at higher levels.
 Through Crowdfunding websites such as and, artists of all kinds have funded projects from getting a CD recorded to launching a new video game to creating and completing large sculptural projects.
 Donna Gordon has created a life size figurative sculpture called the Death of Vanity, an exploration of the vice - and possible virtue - of vanity. While her sculpture is complete in the clay, she is seeking funding to transform the artwork to bronze through the lost wax method of casting. After casting it is her intent to donate the work to the New Orleans Museum of Art, in the city where she found her love of art and sculpture.
 Donna has just launched her Crowdfunding campaign on and is attempting to raise the $24,000 required for casting. The campaign is expected to run for 45 days. For more information about Donna Gordon and her sculpture, please go to  . For more information about her campaign to raise funds for her donation to the New Orleans Museum of Art, please go to
 The sculpture, The Death of Vanity, will be on display at Donna Gordon Gallery,
625 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Fl, throughout the Crowdfunding campaign. The gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday, noon to five.
 Contact for more information and additional images:


Vanity's Snake


Donna Gordon Gallery & Studio
625 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, Fl 33701

OPEN Wednesday through Saturday noon to 5:00pm and by appointment

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