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"IF YOU HAVE A VISION, YOU NEED TO GO AND FIND THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN"

Wesley Crunkleton,
Beyond Rockets

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ABOUT ME (THE ARTIST)

- Expressionist Artist from Sydney, Australia, painting in Madison Al where I live with my Alabama-born husband

- I hold a BA Business & Creative Communications, from UTS Sydney, 2008   
 

- Worked 12 years in the Australian Creative Brand Design industry including award winning projects for the prestigious Designworks and Frost Collective*

- Moved to expressive fine arts in 2017 to use color and movement as a way to help people reconnect to something beautiful inside and out

 

- Spent 6 years prolifically painting collections, learning about paint and the art industry, and finding what I loved and didn't love in my work
 

- After the completion of Abstract Art School in 2022, I shifted to full-time fine art because of a deep commitment to the process and the impact I have witnessed from the work within individuals and communities
 

My vision is to create large scale expressive works that genuinely uplift individuals, while bringing Huntsville a taste of the art world I experienced during my time living in Sydney, Melbourne, London and Paris. 

yes, all by choice!

ACHIEVEMENTS

- 2017, First oil collection selected for solo show in Colorado Springs (and first sold artwork!)

- 2018, First large-scale private commission 

- 2019, selected to paint 10 piece series for commercial space  

 

- 2020, Gallery representation in Fort Collins

- 2020, Second large scale oil collection and major sale

- 2021, Near sell-out oil painting collection including 3 international collectors

- 2021, Two large-scale paintings purchased for Sydney CBD Legal Firm space

- 2022, Completion of Nicholas Wilton Art School

- 2022, 4 large scale commissions by international collectors

- 2023, Solo show with and representation by Peach Tree & Co Huntsville

- 2023, Large Scale Paintings & Curation of First Collaborative Show with ceramic artist Jordyn Brummett - over 100 guests

 

- 2023, having 4 artworks selected and now represented by Anthropologie - two of which are now on their best selling list. 

- Building my local collector list from 0 to over a 100 in just over a year

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COLLECTION OVERVIEW

Saddened by an article suggesting the diminishing use of color in our world due to mental overwhelm, The Other Side of Blue is a three part series, exploring the way color can shift and reconnect viewers to uplifting States of being - the final part/collection will showcase in Australia in December (my first Australian show).

For the first collection in the series, I want to invite viewers to be present with color. So instead of abstracted work, I've been creating literal "still life" scenes based on real, every-day love stories (self, romantic, and spiritual), and painting with a focus on color psychology.

Through this process, each artwork has gone through a transition: from a blue underlay to a vibrant and warm finish; from a tightly constructed scene to a playful and expressive piece.
... the same transition I want for the viewer.

ART SHOW PROPOSAL

FOCUS:
1) To find a space that is central for my audience;
2) For this space to be empt
y and clean with lots of natural light - to really amplify color;
3) For the space to have gone through a transition itself;

4) To host the show in spring - 
opening night Friday 4, April


WHY DOWNTOWN HUNTSVILLE
- There is an energy here that I love
- Feedback from my previous shows and collectors has shown a desire and
'white space' for an event like this in the area.
- On a personal level Downtown Huntsville reminds me of my former homes in both Sydney & Paris.


WHICH SPACE?

- 104 Jefferson - creative tenants, creative area, creative vibe, and beautiful.
- An alternative space that fits the brief

 

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SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Sponsor Commitments

Sponsorship Level 1:

Provide the use of a space that fits Sponsorship Level 2 description at a very generous price.

Sponsorship Level 2:


- A designated and suitable space to display 10-12 oil paintings (from 24x24" to 36x48")

- The use of designated wall space for installation (day prior), opening night and the weekend following the show.

- Permission to photograph the works in this space and use all photos for marketing purposes 

- The ability to host a private, RSVP only opening night Friday 5, April including Charlotte's collector list* - beverages and light snacks provided by Charlotte.

- The ability for Charlotte to privately show any interested collectors the work on-site within the agreed period above (by appointment only).**


Sponsorship Level 3:

- All of the above but the collection remains within the space for a minimum of one week (up to four weeks) from opening night


- Crunkleton C.R.E to host the private, RSVP opening night including beverages and light snacks
 

Sponsor Value

Sponsorship Level 1
- Invitation to opening night including Crunkleton C.R.E Team

- Brand acknowledgement on invitation and opening night


Sponsorship Level 2


- Crunkleton C.R.E brand (or brand of your choice) and sponsorship acknowledgement on all show marketing (collection catalogue, invites, social media, website).

- Invitation to opening night including sponsor acknowledgement

- To host your own exclusive pre-opening event for 
Crunkleton C.R.E clients as a unique and fresh opportunity for entertainment and networking

- A commissioned oil painting by Charlotte up to 36x36"(valued at USD 1,800)

- The use of all show photography for
Crunkleton C.R.E marketing

- Another philanthropic opportunity to support the arts that continues to elevate your brand as a patron of culture and visionary for Downtown Huntsville


Sponsorship Level 2

In addition to the above:

- The commissioned piece is now sized up to 6 feet (valued up to $6,000)

 

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Useful Information


COLLECTORS*

My current show audience list includes:

- 80 collectors from Huntsville-Madison region. These collectors include both working female professionals and business owners (aged 27-40) and art collectors of any gender aged 40-55. Average large artwork spend is USD 1,500 with collectors typically owning more than 1 piece.

12 international collectors of the same description.

30 local businesses within the professional creative space.
 

- 8 legal firm owners from Huntsville.

- Collectors list excludes general social media and general email lists

 

- In addition to Anthropologie, my original work is also now represented by two local interior design firms with a potential third on the horizon.
 

SAFETY & PROTECTION

The safety and protection of your space and brand is of the utmost importance to me. As such:

- My art business including all artworks is insured.

- **Any private collector appointment following opening night will take place within business hours and with forward notice to any key personnel on site.

- The best installation for the space (ensuring minimal impact) will be agreed as a part of next steps.

- My husband and I will be present at install and take-down, and at all events.

REFERENCES

Please feel free to reach out to Christy Wimberly (Honest Coffee) and Jordyn Brummett (The Vessel) for character and professional references.

PREVIOUS SHOWS IN THE MEDIA​

- 256 Today - The Vessel At Stovehouse to Unfold New Fine Art - Nov 2023

- Tennessee Valley Living - The Vessel Celebrating One Year - Nov 2023

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Next Steps & Timings

Should you be interested in supporting this collection in some way, I would love to discuss this proposal further. My contact details are below:

 

Email: charlottemarieisbell@gmail.com (or click below)

Cell: 719 960 9125

As I'm a one-gal show, in the interest of planning and requirements, sponsorship proposal RSVP is Wednesday 21, February (next week) at the latest. 

KEY DATES

- Sponsorship RSVP / Confirmation - Wednesday 21, February

- Opening night Invites to Print - Monday 4, March 

- Invite Sent 11 March / RSVP - Monday 25, March

- Art Install - Thursday 4, April

- Opening Night - Friday 5, April

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