Jan. 24, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- 3D lenticular artist,
, has recently launched his first project on
Projects. The first microphilanthropy site dedicated exclusively to accomplished artists working in
the United States
Projects is a unique online community where anyone can discover original projects from some of today's most innovative artists and make tax-deductible donations to support their work. With a funding success rate of over 75%,
Projects has helped accomplished artists from thirty states realize their artistic projects with support from more than 14,000 unique donors.
The goal of Peter's "Virtual Visions Exhibit" project is to raise
, to begin the production of a traveling exhibit of his 3D lenticular artworks. Lenticular printing is a process that uses a special lens sheet to provide a glasses-free, 3D viewing experience on a 2D print.
The "Virtual Visions" series spans nearly 28 years of digital artworks, the genesis being the birth of digital photography and arrival of 3D applications for desktop computers.
The artist believes that back lighting 3D lenticular images creates a more immersive viewing experience. To that end, he has designed what he calls a "Multi-Dimensional Display Portal". A stylish alternative to a standard light box, utilizing an ultra-thin LED panel, semi- transparent and solid surface acrylic materials.
The funds raised will be used to print the 3D lenticular transparencies, purchase custom LED panels, acrylic materials, and construct the "Multi-Dimensional Display Portals". The final goal being the production of at least sixteen units for a traveling exhibit. Read more here:
As a program of United States Artists, the nonprofit grantmaking and advocacy organization for artists,
Projects is uniquely aware of the needs of the artist community and provides an active support network and education program for artists. Donations simultaneously support artists' projects and the nonprofit mission of United States Artists: to invest in America's finest artists and to illuminate the value of artists to society.
Projects is also the only microphilanthropy site that offers a patent-pending Match Fund program that gives any individual, group, organization, foundation, or corporation the ability to create a matching fund, specify their criteria, and automatically identify and apply funds to appropriate projects. In total, more than
in matching funds has been committed from donors since the program's launch.
The site features artistic projects in eight categories: architecture and design; crafts and traditional arts; dance; literature; media; music; theater arts; and visual arts. Each artist sets his or her own fundraising goal and deadline. The public can browse, learn about the artists and their backgrounds, and follow or donate to any active project that inspires them. Supporters can give as little as
or as much as they would like and receive a tax deduction as well as exclusive project "perks" offered by participating artists. If a project does not reach its fundraising goal by the deadline set by the artist, the artist does not receive any funding.
All of the artists seeking funding on
Projects have been recognized for the caliber and impact of their work. Eligibility is currently open to honorees and grantees from prominent international, national, regional, and local organizations, including the
Fellows program. Additional qualifying organizations are added on an ongoing basis. National partner organizations include American Composers Forum, Film Independent, Creative Capital,
, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC), National Performance Network (NPN),
of Crafts, the Pollack- Krasner Foundation, and Rhizome. Regional partner organizations include the Arkansas Arts Council, Artist Foundation of
, Austin Film Society, California Community Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Maine Arts Commission, McKnight Foundation, North Carolina Arts Council, PEW Center for Arts & Heritage, and South Carolina Arts Commission. Seed funding for
Projects was provided by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of
and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
About United States Artists
United States Artists (
's) mission is to invest in America's finest artists and illuminate the value of artists to society. Through the
Fellows program, which annually awards 50 unrestricted grants of
to outstanding performing, visual, media, and literary artists across the country,
in the hands of artists in the six years since its founding.
has extended its mission beyond the successful
Fellows program with the launch of
Projects, an online community where people can connect with, learn about, and support America's greatest artists and their next creative breakthroughs. Through the
Fellows program and the expanded reach of
continues the work of advocating for living artists and providing a community where they can connect with the public and each other.
For further information, please visit
About Peter J. Sucy
A 1980 BFA photo graduate of RIT, Peter was among the first digital art and photography pioneers. Purchasing a Macintosh 128K computer for his part time, freelance photo business in 1984. He added a single element, photo sensor "scanner" to his ImageWriter printer the following year, and began scanning his photos and editing them in MacPaint, the only software available at the time. Employed by the Eastman Kodak Company for more than 27 years, Peter became an original member of Kodak's first Electronic Photography Division when the former Consumer Electronics Division was renamed in 1986.