Andersen Design currently has a promotional show in the Trading Post above Calypso in downtown Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Since we were told by our fiscal sponsor that we must raise 1000.00 in personal donations to prove that there is an interest in what we do, this fundraising event has stalled. Doing crowd-funders is not in our skill set, which is why we applied for fiscal sponsorship- so that we can apply for grants from organizations that exist to give money away. It seems to me that if we are awarded such a grant, that should stand as evidence that there is support for our cause.
So while the fundraiser for the museum is still ongoing, it is back burnered.
In the meantime as I am sitting in the gallery where our current show is display, I am feeling that this show as a permanent display will attract its own energy the longer it exists. Alas the space is only temporary and so we are looking for a collaborator- perhaps someone in antiques, an art gallery or a home furnishing store, interested in featuring and being a dealer for Andersen's vintage collection. For many decades Andersen Design never made it to the collectibles market because our line has been handed down from one generation to the next. Many private collections date back to the fifties and so our line is not only iconic in its own right but it is personally iconic to the history of many families. In the days of mass culture amplified by the internet, Andersen Design still stands for individualism. Our line is a great brand for developing a niche market identity for complimentary art as well as our own. You can find our contact information on our website at www.andersendesign,biz. When this show ends , we are hoping to have another more permanent space in which it can be relocated.