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Printing for 70 Rupees to Paradise Road

Hi folks!  I've been secretly assisting Rebecca Goldschmidt, the proprietress of The Random Tea Room, in organizing the festival, 70 Rupees to Paradise Road .  Mostly to do with artists and google spreadsheets, BYO Print became one of the festival's sponsors when we agreed to print a very unique object for the festival, the rupee box!  Artists exhibiting during the festival donated a piece of artwork to a raffle, a fundraiser for the historic boat that this all takes place on, The Gazela (docked at Penn's Landing, BTW).  Each artist will receive a large silkscreen when they drop off work, which is a flat meant to be cut out and built into a sea chest!  Artists are encouraged to personalize their sea chest, but they will all share the same basic shape and printed elements.  The rupees, or raffle tickets, will go inside throughout the week until the closing party on July 30th when the winners of each artwork are drawn and announced.  How fun!

Also, as an etcher mostly, this is the very first silkscreen I've ever printed, so if you happen to be an artist who gets one of these, don't judge me if the print is sloppy....it was a very ambitious print at 30" by 30" for a novice!  PLUS, BYO's exposure unit is non-existent, so this is drawn completely by hand....yikes!
I also totally messed up the screen filler the first time and had to clean it off and start from scratch, oops!

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