Former Penland resident artist Vivian Beer is an innovative furniture designer/maker based in Massachusetts. She will be an artist in residence at the State University of New York at Purchase from mid-January through the the summer. She is using the USA Projects micro-philanthropy site to raise funds for producing new work during this residency.
The funds she’s seeking will help her buy materials such as aluminum, steel, stainless steel, architectural components, and automotive paints. She’ll also be using the money to experiment with industrial processes including laser cutting, machine rolling, hydraulic press forming, and powder coating. She feels that experimenting with these processes will allow “lateral growth” in her work.
Vivian’s project will only be funded if at least $9,000 is pledged by January 5. If you’d like to read her proposal and/or consider helping her with funding, visit her page on the USA Projects site.