A West Coast tour of 40 artist studios, spanning Tijuana to Vancouver.
In the studio with woodcut artist Tom Killion.
Why should the New York art world get all the glory? This month, San Francisco magazine contributors Nikki Grattan and KleaMcKenna, the wordsmith and photographer behind online arts journal In the Make, are launching a splurge-worthy Kickstarter campaign to cast new light on the West Coast's vibrant—though often overlooked—art and design scene. The pair presents weekly up-close-and-personal studio visits with a range of California artists, from sculptors and painters to woodcut printers and shibori dyers. After relaunching their site last month, the duo is expanding their scope with an art-driven road trip, Western Edge. The plan is to weave along the coastline from Tijuana to Vancouver, documenting the workspaces and artistic processes of 40+ artists along the way. Chip in $30 or more and receive a work of art from one of In the Make's featured artists, whether a woodcut-print notebook, limited-edition print, original woodblock print, or one-on-one portrait sitting. Watch the pitch and donate to the cause here.
See more from In the Make in San Francisco magazine:
Native Son: Tom Killion gives local landscapes the Japanese-woodcut treatment
The Revitalists: Job & Boss's accessories give ancient dyeing methods a modern twist
The Shapeshifter: Artist Sandra Ono turns dollar-store finds into anatomical sculptures
The Lightsmith: Chris Fraser creates mind-bending art out of the most available material around