Christ Church Reception

Come and support your fellow members who will be exhibiting their work at the Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Cincinnati. Up to 60 works will be hung in the north hall. We hope you will come and enjoy complementary hors d'oeuvre as well as free wine and soft drinks and fellowship. Come and enjoy the art, the people, the food, and talk some shop with fellow members and make new friends.

If you are interested in exhibiting some of your work in this show, please follow the instructions found in the link below.


http://www.ohiovalleycameraclub.com/cccexhibit

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  • Connie

    Note to exhibitors at Christ Church:

    The original plan to pick up pieces from the exhibit was as follows: "Unsold pieces must be picked up on Tuesday, December 17 or Wednesday, December 18 between 4:00 and 7:30 P.M." This was before we started our monthly meetings. I propose that we all try to pick up our pieces on Tuesday so that we do not have this conflict. I, for one, would like to go to the meeting. If this presents a problem for you, contact me and we can work something out.

    Besides a sale by Stephen Liebenauer, Meg Ruwe also sold a piece, and Debra Patek has a sale pending.

    If anyone else has a sale pending, please let me know, and remember to let your buyer know that the piece needs to stay up until the 17th.

    2 · November 25, 2013

    • Connie

      Thanks, Debbie--will put a red dot on it today!

      November 26, 2013

    • Fred H.

      Congrats Debra!!

      November 26, 2013

  • Connie

    Hi, Everyone,

    Just wanted to let you know that I've received many favorable comments about the exhibit from members of the parish.

    I also want to let you know that Stephen Liebenauer was contacted almost immediately about a purchase of his sunflower pano! I was holding off saying anything about this, because I was hoping that I would have similar news from others. If you have a pending sale, please let me know!

    November 10, 2013

    • Connie

      Debbie, that is strictly an arrangement between you and the buyer, but the piece needs to stay up until the end of the exhibit (Dec. 17). I can put a sale pending sticker on it until you let me know it is paid for. I'll do that tonight when I go to choir rehearsal. If you do not pick it up yourself in December, you need to let me know who is picking it up and when. The person can't just take it off the wall. You can e-mail me and let me know about that.

      1 · November 14, 2013

    • Connie

      And congrats!

      1 · November 14, 2013

  • paul b.

    Had a very nice time. Thought the event was well put together, and I was very happy to have had a photo included in the exhibition. It was nice to talk to the people who took the shots and find out what went into them.

    I've been impressed with the events that I've attended with the group since I signed up back in the spring. Looking forward to when I can come down next.

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • Debra P.

    Great job, Connie! The exhibit was put together beautifully and the reception was well organized. I loved seeing everyone's photos! Please thank your friend Holly for her sharing her talents with us. She was wonderful!

    1 · November 2, 2013

    • Connie

      I will definitely pass on the comments everyone has made about Holly. I'm sure she will appreciate it.

      November 2, 2013

  • Mary B. T.

    Connie, you really did a great job. Organized and ready to go. That is hard to do I know I have put art exhibits together myself. Congrats on a job well done.

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • John Q.

    Well-organized exhibit and good to catch up with fellow club members and exhibitors. Great work and effort by Connie!

    2 · November 2, 2013

  • Peggy N

    Very nice reception; thanks for all your work on this, Connie! The harpist was a nice touch.

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Janine-Jayne

    Sadly, something serious came up at the very LAST minute. And I was not able to attend. Glad to hear it all went well! See you guys at one of the next meet-ups.

    November 2, 2013

    • Connie

      Sorry that happened--hope you can come down and see the exhibit while it is up.

      1 · November 2, 2013

    • Janine-Jayne

      Definitely!

      1 · November 2, 2013

  • meg r.

    Connie, A lot more work goes into these exhibits than meets the eye.
    You did a super job !! I agree that the photos were hung in a very pleasing display.
    I was disappointed at the amount of no-shows. Thanks to all who did attend.

    2 · November 2, 2013

    • Connie

      Thanks, Meg, and thanks for your help.

      November 2, 2013

  • Ina

    Great job, Connie. Good food and wine. Loved the harpist. Hopefully I can exhibit a few photos myself next year.

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Kim L.

    Very nice reception. Great job Connie with hanging and displaying the photographs. I agree with Danita, the harpist was a very nice touch!

    1 · November 2, 2013

    • Connie

      Thank you, Kim. My friend, Holly, was the harpist. She sings in the choir with me at the cathedral and did this voluntarily.

      November 2, 2013

  • Terrie W.

    Don't really know what I was expecting, but wasn't that impressed, not enough pix displayed. Glad I didn't have to pay to park.

    November 1, 2013

    • Connie

      Terrie, I am sorry you were disappointed. I don't know how many photos you thought should be displayed, but it was announced from the beginning that there would be between 50 and 60 chosen. Actually, 51 were chosen, but a couple people did not bring theirs down to hang, so in the end there were 48. Everyone in the club had an opportunity to submit images for consideration, and we worked with what was submitted.

      November 1, 2013

    • Stephen L.

      I wholeheartedly disagree, you can only work with what you have. Connie and the rest of the volunteers setup a terrific show. I know Connie alone devoted at least 4 days to setting up the show. We can't control who didn't bring their pictures, you have to leave room for oversized work. Give some constructive criticism and then everybody can learn from it.

      1 · November 2, 2013

  • Connie

    I have been thanking people who helped during this week, and I hope I have not omitted anyone. Some have done double duty and also helped with the reception last night--Debbie Patek, Mary Thompson and Danita Smith. And thanks, also, to Eric Hatch and Sophia Ziburtovicz for help with the reception. There also was someone who helped me clean up in the kitchen last night, and I am having a brain cramp and can't remember who it was because I didn't write it down. I am so sorry--please let me know!

    Thanks to David Abad, who created the display poster and mounted it on foam board, and also collated and stapled copies of the exhibitor list.

    As an aside, I had a crazy dream last night about all this, and I am glad it was only a dream!

    November 2, 2013

  • Mary B. T.

    It was fun. Nice people, not as big a crowd as I thought.

    1 · November 1, 2013

    • Connie

      I thought the crowd was steady, but quite a few people on the RSVP list did not attend.

      November 2, 2013

  • Danita S.

    I thought the reception was very nice, Connie did a great job organizing it and getting the right food and wine, and the harpist was a very nice touch. I thought the pictures were hung in nice groupings, too.

    2 · November 2, 2013

  • Sharon

    I really enjoyed seeing everyone's pictures displayed. Thanks Connie for all the work you have done to put this together.

    1 · November 1, 2013

  • Eric H.

    Enjoyed the food, the company, and most of the pictures -- including one heavily HDR'd image I actually loved!

    Agree about the lighting comment below

    1 · November 1, 2013

    • Connie

      Eric, I don't see a lighting comment, but I know that at night it isn't the best in there. It didn't help that one of the lights was burned out in the darker area. The show is up until December 17, and I encourage anyone who came later into the reception to try to come back at some point during the day so that they may view the exhibit with the natural light coming through the skylights.

      In the past I have spoken with the powers that be at the cathedral about the idea of putting track lighting in that area, and, without going into detail, I have learned that it is not something that is feasible.

      November 1, 2013

  • Fred H.

    Alas Montgomery has pushed Halloween back to tomorrow night and I am one of the attractions on the street, will have to catch the show during upcoming visits downtown. Will it be open on Sunday afternoon before the Carew tower meetup?

    October 31, 2013

    • Connie

      Fred, I am sorry, but I wouldn't advise it; this Sunday there is a big ticketed concert by CCM that will pretty much wipe out the entire afternoon. The church is open late (8 P.M.) Mon.-Thurs. and also Sat. A.M.

      October 31, 2013

    • Connie

      I will add that it generally is not open on Sundays for viewing art exhibits unless you happen to be there to attend a service.

      October 31, 2013

  • Peggy N

    Hi Connie--Some friends who cannot attend the opening are asking what the regular viewing hours are for Nov 2-Dec 17. I have no idea...help!

    October 26, 2013

    • Connie

      Yes, although they should come in the 318 East Fourth Street entrance and check with the receptionist in the front office. Unless there is an event going on, likely they will need to ask a custodian to turn on the lights in the corridor.

      October 27, 2013

    • Connie

      I might add that Sundays are not good times to come unless they are planning to attend a service!

      October 31, 2013

  • Lisa M.

    Sorry I'll have to miss the opening. Will be sure to pop over and check out everyone's pics. Congrats to all who are showing!

    1 · October 31, 2013

    • Connie

      We will miss you, but the CCC is open most days until 8, except Friday, and Saturday mornings, so you should be able to work it in!

      October 31, 2013

  • Connie

    If you cannot pick up your pieces at the assigned times in December, and you request someone to pick them up for you, you MUST let me know in advance. I am not going to release your work to someone else unless I have authorization from you. This includes anyone who has bought one of your pieces. Please adhere to these guidelines. (The last time we had a show, some pieces were removed without my knowing in advance, and I was worried sick about what might have happened to them.) Thanks so much for understanding!

    October 31, 2013

  • Connie

    The CCC plays no part in the sale of your work. That is strictly between you and the buyer. The exhibitor list has your contact info for that purpose. In the joyful event that you definitely sell one of your pieces (i.e., you actually have been PAID for it), please let me know and I will put a red sticker on the card. If you have a pending sale, I will put a different sticker on it to indicate that. Please do not do this yourself. If you do make a sale, please advise your buyer that the piece cannot be picked up until December 17. continued . . .

    October 31, 2013

  • Connie

    Now, some IMPORTANT INFO FOR EXHIBITORS:

    Sorry to be lengthy, but I'm trying to cover all the bases here. But as always, if there still are questions, best ask sooner than later.

    I have gone to great lengths to make sure everything was correct before printing the wall cards and exhibitor list. I think they look really nice, so please, do not write on the cards for any reason. Just let me know of any errors, and I'll try to get a new card printed ASAP. You signed off on the prices you listed, so there will be no new cards printed for the purpose of price changes. continued . . .

    October 31, 2013

  • Connie

    Last time before I see you at the reception--I hope! I also have to break this up, because it is too long for one post.

    The exhibit is completely up. Thank you, Debbie Patek and Linda Docter, who helped with the signage this morning.

    October 31, 2013

  • Connie

    I want to thank the following people who helped hang the show today:

    Vickie Villavicencio, Sharon Naderman, Paul Miles, Ken Helferich, & Peggy Nicolai

    You did a terrific job, and we finished ahead of time. All that is left for tomorrow is put the cards on the wall for each piece. Yay!

    October 30, 2013

  • Sharon N.

    Connie, I will be there to help today (wed), but late as I have had a migraine headache since early this morning (better now).

    October 30, 2013

    • Connie

      Thanks, Sharon. Will see you when you can get here! Hope you feel better.

      October 30, 2013

  • Connie

    Hello, All:

    Thanks to those who brought their pieces down to the cathedral yesterday and today. They look great! This is going to be a really nice show.

    A few people did not make it down, however. We will start to hang the pieces at 10 A.M. tomorrow, so if you have not brought your pieces down, and did not make other arrangements with me, I would appreciate your contacting me to let me know your plans. If, for some reason, you have decided not to participate, I need to know that, too.

    Thanks to Meg Ruwe, Mary Thompson, Larry Flinner, Kim Lentz, and Steve Liebenauer for their help the past two days.

    October 29, 2013

  • Connie

    PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE BRINGING WORK TO THE EXHIBIT! This is a reminder that your pieces must have a sawtooth hook or a wire. It will not work to have a slot on the back, because we do not hang on nails. We hang most of the pieces suspended by nylon filament, so there needs to be something on the back through which to run the filament.

    October 28, 2013

  • Connie

    A couple things for those of you who are exhibiting: 1. Please plan to take any packing materials with you and bring them back when you pick up pieces in December. We will not have a space to store them for the duration of the exhibit

    2. If you are an exhibitor and know for sure that you will not be attending the opening reception, please e-mail me at consan [at] fuse.net and let me know. I am planning to use the list to make name tags for exhibitors, but I don't want to waste materials unnecessarily. If you are not sure, I will have one for you, just in case.

    Thanks. I'll see you Monday or Tuesday!

    October 26, 2013

    • Connie

      P.S.--I know the drop-off times go until 7:30, but I have an orchestra rehearsal on Tuesday at 7:30, so if you can make it before 7 on Tuesday, that will be great! If you need my cell number, please e-mail me.

      October 26, 2013

  • Janine-Jayne

    Hello All. I'm new here and I love the concept of this group. I'm an Advanced Amateur and I'd love to see some of you in action. I'm here to learn & interact!

    October 24, 2013

    • Connie

      Welcome to the group, Janine-Jayne! Hope you can make it to the reception next Friday.

      1 · October 25, 2013

    • Janine-Jayne

      Thanks Connie!

      October 26, 2013

  • Nancy G.

    I will probably be late if I can make it in from out of town.

    October 24, 2013

  • ruiz

    not this time.

    October 19, 2013

  • Connie

    If you uploaded an image for the exhibit entitled, "PATH with pups," please complete the information in the caption, and if possible, upload a larger file. Rick mentioned the long side should be about 1000 pixels, and this image is less than half that. It is really too small to see the detail. Thank you. :-)

    September 22, 2013

    • Connie

      Thanks for letting me know. If you would, please go back to the caption and change the wording to "Please delete" or something similar. Thanks!

      September 22, 2013

  • Eric H.

    I have a comment on pricing. I've seen pricing for a framed, matted, 16 x20 for $70 bucks. I would encourage folks to consider a couple of things to avoid pricing too low. The price of an image represents the sunk costs -- ink, paper, matting, frame, and assembly labor. I can't think how you could produce a good-quality 16x20 using anything other than junk materials, for that sum.

    More important than the sunk costs, the price of an image should reflect your experience, your track record, and the time and effort you put into seeing the shot, composing and exposing the shot, and processing the shot.

    It should also reflect that very nebulous thing called "the market."

    Bottom line, I'd encourage participants not to under price their work. All that does is de-value your own achievement and set unrealistically low expectations among unsophisticated potential buyers as to the true value of photographic art.

    You're worth more than that!

    1 · September 20, 2013

    • Mary B. T.

      If this equation helps: add all costs of artwork ie print, frame and matting. Multiply this # by 5 and you have a retail price for your artwork.

      1 · September 20, 2013

    • Maggie P.

      Thanks. I'm not in this exhibit but this really helps for future pricing.

      September 21, 2013

  • Connie

    I've been looking through the album and am happy to see that more images have been uploaded. BUT PLEASE, EVERYONE--go back and double-check what you have written against the guidelines for what goes in the caption.

    Having this information correct is important, because eventually I will be using captions to create cards for the wall and a printed list of works.

    The guidelines are in the link above. There is a clear example using one of my pieces from a past show. If you want, just copy and paste it into your caption and then replace it with your own information.

    And as Eric mentioned, please consider whether the price you set is fair to both you and the potential consumer.

    September 20, 2013

  • Connie

    We are up to 71 images now--keep them coming!

    Also, a heads-up for the reception: There is a big concert scheduled at the cathedral for Sunday the 3rd, and there will be a dress rehearsal going on in the nave that overlaps the the time of the reception. Please refrain from peeking into the church during the rehearsal. Thank you.

    September 16, 2013

    • Eric H.

      Missed the bit about only submitting 5 for consideration. I'm sure you can handle the overload, ifnot, tell me, and I'll weed 'em out.

      September 20, 2013

    • Connie

      Eric--thanks for the heads-up. I think you'll be OK to leave them as is. There are only a few extra, and they all are together.

      September 20, 2013

  • Connie

    Just a reminder: Deadline for submission is September 22, 2013. Rick did not specify, so I am thinking that midnight (between the 22nd and 23rd) is the time, but if not, Rick, please clarify for us. Also, the last time we had a show at the CCC, we had at least 130 images submitted. At present, there are only 39. Please do not wait until the last minute to upload yours! Remember, you can upload 5 for consideration!

    September 10, 2013

  • Eric H.

    I will definitely be participating. Working on new images now! I got to shoot the Fireworks from the 17th floor of an office building in Covington -- the firerworks shots are so-so, but I got some AMAZING architectural and city / river panoramas from that vantage point. Stay tuned!

    1 · September 3, 2013

    • Connie

      Eric, what a great opportunity you had! Can't wait to see your images!

      September 3, 2013

  • Lori P.

    I have never displayed or sold my work before. Here comes a newbie, getting my feet wet.

    2 · September 3, 2013

    • Connie

      There's a first time for everything! Let us know if you need any help.

      September 3, 2013

  • Rick

    Rick

    Uploading to the SMUG can sometimes be a bit deceiving. It may appear as though your image didn't make it, but you should give it some time and make sure. I often get multiple duplicate uploads because of the slow response time. That is another reason why it is good to keep your file sizes small. A good guideline is to keep them at 1000 pixels on the long side and at 72dpi. That will normally yield a file of one megabyte or smaller depending on the quality of .jpg that you specify.

    Also, be aware, if you look, you will notice that there are a number of different methods for uploading to SMUG. Read and choose that which you prefer. Personally, I find the default method works just fine, though your image may be slow to show no matter which method you use.

    August 18, 2013

    • Connie

      Yes, I have uploaded one image so far and noticed it took a couple minutes for it to appear.

      August 18, 2013

  • Connie

    Because we have several new folks in the group who have never participated in an exhibit, here are answers to some questions that have been posed about media.

    Prints should framed, or on printed canvas wraps, or on some other finished medium, like metal, and ready to hang on the wall, so no loose prints, or prints that are matted only. I also would not recommend sticking a print in a frame without matting it.

    There is no set size--that is up to you. In past exhibits we have had pieces in all sizes. However, I would suggest that you not submit anything smaller than a 5x7 matted in an 8x10 frame. The ones I personally have submitted were usually between 11x14 and 16x24, and I think that probably is the norm, although we've had some larger panoramas. The dimensions that you put in the caption when you upload your image should be the outside dimensions of the entire piece.

    1 · August 17, 2013

    • Rick

      Thanks, Connie. I added a section to the instructions with this information included.

      August 18, 2013

  • Debra P.

    I inadvertently uploaded two duplicate photos. It appears that the "delete" function is de-activated in the tools menu (at least when I try to access it), so I'm not sure how to get rid of them. So sorry!

    August 17, 2013

    • Connie

      Rick will have to take care of that. Don't worry about it--that kind of thing has happened before.

      1 · August 18, 2013

  • Debra P.

    I noticed that the entries specify size and material. Are these photos also matted and framed? I haven't been to one of the events before, so I'm not sure how entries are typically exhibited. Sorry for the rookie question!

    August 16, 2013

    • Connie

      Well . . . I said above, but it posted it below. Go figure.

      August 17, 2013

    • Debra P.

      Thanks, Connie. This is very helpful!

      August 17, 2013

  • Mary B. T.

    I'd love to exhibit and attend. Where's the link ?

    August 15, 2013

    • Fred H.

      Mary, I could be wrong but I see a link above.

      August 15, 2013

    • Mary B. T.

      thanks. Senior moment

      August 15, 2013

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