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
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!
0 · November 10
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
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!
0 · November 2
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!
0 · October 31
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.
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0 · October 31
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.
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0 · October 31
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!
0 · October 30
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.
0 · October 29
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.
0 · October 28
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!
0 · October 26
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. :-)
0 · September 22
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
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.
0 · September 20
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.
0 · September 16
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!
0 · September 10
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
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.
0 · August 18
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