Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Ramp Project Queens, Day3

We worked on the  fourth ramp at the Beer Garden convenience store. We set painting space in front of the business, on November 25th. 

When we painted base non-slip paint, two women stopped by to see us, and one woman said that let her help painting! 

We handed gloves and a brush. She painted happily for a while. She said us that she was an artists and usually enjoy painting for her spare time. We were very glad for her help!


Many passersby stood by to enjoying seeing our painting, and were interested in our activity and took a photo of the QR code of information.

 

 The non-slip paint was very thick and not easy to dry. We used a dryer.

An artist’s painting for the Beer Garden convenience store


A happy owner of the store and the painted ramp. 


 

This project is made possible by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



Lots of thanks for
StopGap Foundation 
 Queens Council on the Arts

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Ramp Project Queens, Day2

 We worked on the third ramp at the Wine Art. We set painting space in front of the business, on November 20th. 


For social distance, we set a banner explaining about the project with QR code for more information, and video show by iPad instead of handing paper flyers in person. Some passersby stood by to enjoying seeing process of our painting, and were interested in our activity and took information cards. 


The non-slip paint was very thick and not easy to dry. We used a dryer.

 

 

An artist’s painting for the Wine Art

A staff of the Wine Art and the painted ramp. 

 



This project is made possible by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



Lots of thanks for
StopGap Foundation 
 Queens Council on the Arts

Friday, October 2, 2020

Ramp Project Queens, Day1

 We finally moved our schedule of Ramp Project Queens forward. We set painting space in front of each participating business, TUFINO, and KiddyKutz on October 1st. 


For social distance, we set a banner explaining about the project with QR code for more information, and video show by iPad instead of handing paper flyers in person.


First, we checked each condition of ramp, wiped and treated as needed, then painted new exterior non slip deck paints.  


Some passersby were interested in our activity and took information cards. Some asked us if they write a blog about the project. It was a nice encounter.


An artist’s painting for KiddyKutz 


A Kid talking about the painting to his father


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Document video of our 2018-2019 pilot Ramp Project NYC!

  Hi!


We are pleased to release this document video of 2018-2019 pilot Ramp Project NYC.

Please enjoy!




Saturday, August 1, 2020

Open Call: Queens Artists for Stopgap Ramps

Open Call: Artists for Stopgap Ramps

We are the Ramp Project Queens! Our aim is to improve access for inclusive community with colorful iconic ramps. We look for artists in Queens to design/paint/draw to the ramps.
Due to COVID19, we postpone our schedule again.

Eligible:  Professional artist who live in Queens. 
And has experience of caring child, senior and/or challenged people. 

Your proposal should have: 

Your name, or your group name
Your website/SNS account name
Sketch design, or/and painting images to ramp. 

Proposals are due: Augut 25 at 11:59pm, 2020. Please email your proposals to 

therampprojectnyc@gmail.com


We are planning to decorate five ramps at fivesites below. Please see attached photographs for each business. Please pick one site for your design.
Beer Garden Convenience Store,        37-07 30th Ave
Golden House Chinese Restaurant,     35-12 30th Ave
Kiddy Kutz Children’s Salon,   22-77 Steinway 
Salumeria Antichi Sapori,       28-13 Astoria Blvd
Wine Art & Liquor,                  37-16 Astoria Blvd (They prefer red based design for the ramp)



Selected artists will paint/draw the ramp during August- September. As specific dates are TBA, we will match you to an available date. 

Each participating artist will be awarded $200 for the participation. Painting materials will be provided, list the materials in the proposal (paints, sprays, etc). Each artist will work on ramp in front of the store. Our team member(s) will help the artist at each site during artist work on. 

To aid you in brainstorming and proposing applicable concepts, please take a look at our previous activities at:
                                           
The surface of ramp is very rough for non-slip, so very detailed design would be difficult to draw/paint. 
Please consider working day will be one-two days for one ramp. One-two staffs will be there to help artist to paint the ramp in front of each store. We will provide paints, brushes, bucket, tarp, groves, sprays, parasol for shade, etc.

Please feel free to email us with any questions at therampprojectnyc@gmail.com



We look forward to hearing from you!
Ramp Project Queens Team
              
This project is made possible by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


Lots of thanks for
StopGap Foundation 
 Queens Council on the Arts





Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Postponed our Ramp Project schedule

Since NYC moved to Phase 4, we decided to carry the Ramp Project as an outdoor event. However, according to the details released in NYS website, medical-grade masks are required to staffs. 
It must be dangerous that we work on painting the ramps with putting on N95 under this hot weather (85 degrees or more). 
We decided to postpone Ramp Project until the outside air falls below 80.
We assume that the project can be restarted around the end of August to September.

Thanks for your patience.

Ramp Project Queens team



This project is made possible by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Open Call: Artists for Stopgap Ramps

Open Call: Artists for Stopgap Ramps

We are the Ramp Project Queens! Our aim is to improve access for inclusive community with colorful iconic ramps. We look for artists in Queens to design/paint/draw to the ramps.


Eligible:  Professional artist who live in Queens. 
And has experience of caring child, senior and/or challenged people. 

Your proposal should have: 

Your name, or your group name
Your website/SNS account name
Sketch design, or/and painting images to ramp. 

Proposals are due: July 20 at 11:59pm, 2020. Please email your proposals to 

therampprojectnyc@gmail.com


We are planning to decorate six ramps at six sites below. Please see attached photographs for each business. Please pick one site for your design.
Beer Garden Convenience Store,        37-07 30th Ave
Golden House Chinese Restaurant,     35-12 30th Ave
Kiddy Kutz Children’s Salon,   22-77 Steinway 
Salumeria Antichi Sapori,       28-13 Astoria Blvd
Tufino Pizza,                          36-08 Ditmars Blvd
Wine Art & Liquor,                  37-16 Astoria Blvd



Selected artists will paint/draw the ramp during July – August. As specific dates are TBA, we will match you to an available date. 

Each participating artist will be awarded $200 for the participation. Painting materials will be provided, list the materials in the proposal (paints, sprays, etc). Each artist will work on ramp in front of the store. Our team member(s) will help the artist at each site during artist work on. 

To aid you in brainstorming and proposing applicable concepts, please take a look at our previous activities at:
                                           
The surface of ramp is very rough for non-slip, so very detailed design would be difficult to draw/paint. 
Please consider working day will be one-two days for one ramp. One-two staffs will be there to help artist to paint the ramp in front of each store. We will provide paints, brushes, bucket, tarp, groves, sprays, parasol for shade, etc.

Please feel free to email us with any questions at therampprojectnyc@gmail.com



We look forward to hearing from you!
Ramp Project Queens Team
              
This project is made possible by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



Lots of thanks for

StopGap Foundation 
 Queens Council on the Arts