Over the past twenty-plus years I have been creating drawings that in the simplest terms, tell people’s stories. It has taken me over a decade to understand the power within these visual translations. They cross multiple boundaries, and speak of deeply personal commitments and commemorations. They stretch beyond commissioned works of art into collaborations that reveal people’s hopes, dreams, and passions in and for life.
When I am asked to do a commission, I work very closely with my client through the entire process. First, we begin with a conversation to explore their ideas for the piece. I ask for descriptive words, colors, dates, imagery that might be significant, places / maps, etc. Then I spend time creating a preliminary sketch with colored pencil and pen that my client can comment on. The next step is to create a layout of the piece with actual imagery, text and visual elements, all the while communicating with my client and sending photos of the progression of their piece. Again, they are welcome to comment on changes they might like to see, or present new ideas that have been sparked in this time. Finally, I go ahead and complete the work. It is always a fulfilling and unique experience. For most artists, this may seem an unorthodox approach, but my work has always been about connections. It may be that you have a vision for a project at work, or as a gift for someone. We can make that happen.
g huebner collaboration and commission pricing
Work with Ginger on a project for a presentation, a gift for a loved one, a life event reflection or any other idea your might have. She will walk you through choosing imagery, guide you through composition of your piece and help you finish it off with layers of chalk and drawing if desired.
Collaborative Commissioned Works
(Ginger works collaboratively with client in studio on vision)
3 hours together
1 person: Sliding scale from $400 - $1000
2-4 people: Sliding scale from $550 - $1200
Larger than 20”x 30” up to 45”x55”
1 person: Sliding scale from $600 - $1300
2-4 people: Sliding scale from $750 - 1500
(collaborator keeps original, ginger photographs original and has permission to reproduce)
Solo Commissioned Works
(Ginger works solo in studio on vision for client)
Prices according to size and scope of project. Beginning at $800
Sometimes commissions go beyond a singular work and become collaborations with groups of people - even classrooms of kids. I work as a teaching artist with the TAPAS program of the Asheville City Schools Foundation, creating customized projects with classroom teachers aligning directly with their curriculum. I also create customized residencies on my own with schools or organizations of any size.
If you would like to set up a time to meet about an idea you have for a commission or a collaboration, please send me a note. I look forward to listening to your story and creating something together!