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A Portrait of Mendocino Village. A projected artwork by Ben Wood

Restoration Video Projection, San Francisco Art Institute 2002 Ben Wood

San Francisco based projection artist Ben Wood is creating a new projected artwork in the village of Mendocino, California.

It will be a contemporary animated portrait of Mendocino village presenting visually dramatic moving portraits and landscapes to be embedded as an after dark projected artwork onto the facade of a building in the village for the upcoming Mendocino Almost Fringe Festival on April 7, 8. Specific projection location is yet to be determined. Learn More


Please help make this happen!

For this project I am hoping to raise support from the community for a minimum of $7,500. in order to pay for my time and expenses.

This work simply is not sustainable without community support. I am a working visual artist, supporting myself and family through my creative work which involves countless hours and most often unpaid time to create complex projects using costly projection equipment, and involving research, logistics, permits, transportation, hotels and a myriad of details to execute production.

As with many public art ventures, I don't rely on ticket sales as these events are free to the public. It is only through community support that I am able to continue making experimental, innovative, and socially engaged work that is free to the public.

Your contribution small or big will help this important work thrive.

Please consider donating and spread the word about the event on April 7th and 8th.

$3,000 of $7,500 raised as of March 9, 2017

email benmwood45@hotmail.com for information where to send a check with the subject heading Donation.


Awarded $2,500 Grant from the Mendocino Tourism Commission

Great news for the project! the Fringe Festival Committee reviewed, discussed and made a recommendation to fund $2,500 towards the production of "A Portrait of Mendocino".

Also many thanks for donations so far from Lara Nielson, Marsha Attie, Joe Hall, Paul Douglas,John Osborne, PhD, Susan b. Wood, Mary Charlebois, Pat Scott, Elizabeth Fu and in kind donation from Marty Nemko, PhD., Eric and Elaine Wing Hillesland