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SoCoPhoGro Image Showings at the Santa Rosa Welcome Center

  • Santa Rosa Convention & Visitors Bureau

    9 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA (map)

    38.437569 -122.721275

  • If you want to show your work in the Welcome Center, and haven't' replied "yes" to put your name in the hat, please that now, and you are on the list.  


    We have retained our "partnership" with the Santa Rosa Convention and Visitors Bureau to be the "artists in residence" for 2014! Congratulations Photographers of the SoCoPhoGro!

    Do you want to hang some of your work in the Welcome Center?

    First, RSVP YES to this meetup announcement. That will put your name on the list....Then, if you are chosen - here are the things you need to know:

    Your images will show in the Welcome Center for 2 months

    You will be responsible for framing them, pricing them, and preparing them for either hanging or table top easel display at your own expense.   Your contact information and price (if you wish to sell your work) should be on a business card or label on the front accompanying your images.

    Your images should showcase Santa Rosa or Sonoma County.

    You are responsible for showing up on your day to hang, and your day to take down your images.

    Images should be 8x10 or larger.  The larger your images, the fewer you will need.  A rough estimate will be 4-7 framed images.

    If your images are for sale, the purchaser will be able to take the image from the wall and pay for it and take it with them.  The Welcome Center will send you a check for the amount you've listed, unless the purchase is done via credit card, where the will take a small fee to cover their cost of that processing.  You will be asked to replace your sold image as soon as possible so the walls / table top remains decorated.

    You will be asked to sign a waiver saying the Welcome Center is not responsible for lost, broken or stolen images.  (The center is open 7 days a week, and there is only one door in and out - and we have not had any problems at all - however, stranger things have happened).

    If you want to see what you are getting in to before you say yes, we suggest you go to the Welcome Center and go into the conference room and take a look asap. They are open 7 days a week.

    How we will choose who gets to hang?










    This is how we did it last year....We will leave this meetup active and receiving RSVPs for the remainder of 2014.  

    Every time we will have a new round of participants we'll put everyone's name into a hat and draw names out.  If you are not chosen your name stays in the hat.  As members put their name on the list, we'll keep adding into the hat.  We think this is the fairest way to do it. We also know its going to mean that many people just wont get selected.

     The dates for 2014 are

    March 2 (selected 1/30/14)

    May 4 (selected 1/30/14)

    July 6 (selected May 4)

    September 7 (selected May 4)

    • November 2nd show (to be selected September[masked])

    Please only RSVP Yes, if your intent is to participate fully for this opportunity.

    If you want to get your name out there as a local artist, don't let this scare you!  Jump in!

    Of course email Remy or Ray with any questions you have.

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  • Susan M.

    When will there be another HDR class? or other classes?

    August 15, 2014

  • Susan M.

    How will we know when we've been selected? I hope in an individual email directly to us, as otherwise I don't know where to look for who's been selected.

    August 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am here at Luther Burbank Gardens. Where is everyone?

    August 14, 2014

  • Susan M.

    I hope someday to hang my photos on canvas. They are beautiful! I'm looking forward to participating in more meetups.

    August 12, 2014

  • Nancy J.

    Looking forward to being chosen as one of the lucky participants!

    August 12, 2014

  • Kathy

    looking forward to a future meet up

    June 30, 2014

  • Chuck L.

    Holy moly! I am seeing so many excellent photos in the associated photo setup that I am going to have to give up the idea of providing any feedback. My oh my! You folks are great examples to this humble participant :)

    1 · June 30, 2014

  • Nicholas B.

    I'm interested in showing some my photographs in July or later but I am not sure where to click YES. Can you please add my name to the lottery or let me know where to click YES. Thanks

    May 17, 2014

    • Heather M.

      Nicholas - just RSVP to the meetup (top right hand corner above all the names on this page -->) and your name will be added to the lottery. Thanks!

      June 9, 2014

  • Patricia B.

    I assume that you have already emailed the folks who are showing in May.

    May 12, 2014

  • Roger B.

    Where do we see the list of those that are selected?

    May 12, 2014

  • Patricia B.

    I am interested in showing my photographs in July or later but I am not sure where to click YES. Will you please at my name to the lottery?

    1 · April 17, 2014

    • Remy G.

      Your name is on the list, Patricia. thanks!

      May 6, 2014

  • Susan M.

    Remy, I'm interested in showing in July or later. My photos are on canvas and ready to hang. I can't seem to get the hang of this entry process. Not sure if I'm in the lottery or not....

    1 · April 17, 2014

    • Remy G.

      you are on the list Susan! thanks

      May 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Remy, I am new to the group, but I would love to be considered for the July showing. I rsvp'd 'yes' in the box above, but do let me know if there is anything further you need from me at this time. Thanks!!

    April 20, 2014

  • Pauline D.

    I am HORRIBLE at choosing my own photos. If anyone would like to help me by weighing in, my options are posted on my facebook page at the following link:

    Thank you.

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Pauline D.

    What about creating a photo folder for people to post what they've hung/will be hanging? I'd love to see what others have planned.

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • Christine B

    Please note I prefer September or November for my time slots. Thank you.

    February 18, 2014

  • Pauline D.

    Of those who were chosen, should we communicate as to any particularly common local images we might be considering? Maybe it would be good to not all have a pic of the same location (or maybe it would). Any thoughts?

    February 7, 2014

  • Roger B.

    I would love to hang the photo of the young man lying on the freight cart outside their building.

    1 · January 28, 2014

  • Judy

    If my name is pulled from the hat, please offer me a showing that's later than March, since I can't be ready for one by then. -thanks!

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • Hope S.

    please put my name in the hat for possible future shows. Sincerely, Hope Stewart

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • Bobbi Lance-Yuzu S.

    If pulled, can I request the May slot or later. I will not be in the country March 2nd.

    1 · January 26, 2014


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