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Exhibit Opportunity: Sequoya Library, Jan - Feb 2017

  • Madison Public Library: Sequoya Branch

    4340 Tokay Boulevard, Madison, WI (map)

    43.053673 -89.450378

  • Price: $8.00 /per person

    Refund policy

  • Based on the success of our print display meeting earlier in the year, I am excited to announce an opportunity for this group to exhibit some of our work in public!

    Our group's images will be on display in the Sequoya Library during the months of January & February 2017.

    If you'd like to participate in this show, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY. We've never done anything like this before, and I want to avoid confusion and help this process run smoothly.


    1. You must be an active member of the group. This means you must have attended at least six (6) meetups between Jan 1 and Aug 31, 2016.

    2. There will be an $8.00 fee to enter the show. This fee is non-refundable. Payment can be made via PayPal to [masked] (preferred) or to Sharkey in person. If payment is not received by Thursday, September 22nd, you will not be able to participate.

    3. You must meet all deadlines associated with the show, and participate in show-related meetups. We will have deadlines for sign-up, payment, image selection, printing, and framing. We will also hold at least one group critique and a workshop for matting and framing. Dates and details will be coming very soon.


    1. The theme for this show is "The Allure of the Ordinary." This may be interpreted however you wish, but images must reflect the theme.

    2. Images may be color or black & white, but must have been taken in 2016.

    3. UPDATE: Printed images may be vertical, horizontal or square. Final image size will depend on frame size and mat opening.

    4. UPDATE: Frame size restriction has been removed. Frames should be black, size and style is up to you.

    5. There is no requirement as to the type of camera used to capture the image. Most phones and point & shoot cameras are definitely capable of producing a quality print at this size.

    6. Final images must be printed at a professional print lab, either online or in Madison. No drugstore or department store prints.

    7. Inexpensive pre-made frames are ok, but be sure to scrutinize them for nicks and scratches and quality before purchasing. The quality of the frame reflects the quality of your work.

    8. This exhibit will be self-juried, which means each photographer may select your own image to display. However, we will hold at least one critique group, the purpose of which is to help you select your strongest image. (You should want nothing but your best work to be on display for a show.)

    9. Images should be strong enough to stand on their own for the viewer without a lot of explanation.

    10. The show is limited by the space available at the library. As of right now, I am estimating space for 30 images. Each photographer may submit one image.  If we have fewer than 30 people participating, we will decide within the group if any additional images will be displayed.


    08/22/16: RSVPs Open

    09/01/16: Announcement at September Monthly Meeting.

    09/22/16: RSVPs Close & $8 Entry Fee Due

    10/09/16: Group Critique #1 - Digital Files (3-5)

    10/29/16: Group Critique #2 - Prints (Max 3)

    11/12/16: Matting and Framing Workshop. Image selection needs to be finalized prior to this date.

    12/01/16: Present final framed images to December Monthly Meeting

    01/03/16: Hanging Show at Sequoya!

    Sometime in Jan 2017: Opening Reception?


    I am really excited about this opportunity, and I am looking forward to seeing this group's work on display!

    If you have any questions, please read through this description again to make sure I haven't already covered it. If I haven't, please leave a comment on this page so others can benefit from the answers as well. 

    Thanks everyone, this should be fun!


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  • Janelle

    Just wondering if the time on this is really correct. 7am?

    6 days ago

    • Sharkey

      No, that is a place holder time. I'm not exactly sure when we will hang the show. Most likely Tues Jan 3 sometime. I'll update with more details as soon as I have them.

      6 days ago

  • Sharkey

    Exhibit people! Don't forget to bring your finished print to the monthly meeting tomorrow! Also, I still need digital files and titles from most of you. Please email me at qsharkq@gmail with the following info:

    - Digital Files (JPG, 1000px on long side, titles as filenames)
    - Your name as you would like it to appear
    - Titles of images
    - Email address or phone (optional)
    - Short bio 1-3 Sentences (optional)

    Thanks! See you tomorrow night.

    November 30

  • Janelle

    Yes ck#4807 on 9/23. I think that was at the meeting right after you announced it. I remember thinking I wanted to pay you immediately so I didn't forget.

    November 28

    • Sharkey

      I did receive your check, just forgot to make note of it here. THanks!

      November 28

  • Janelle

    Sharkey, I'm pretty sure I gave you my check for $8 at the very first meeting.

    November 28

  • Sharkey

    Payment received from Peterson Fam. thanks!

    September 23

  • Sharkey

    Payment received from Betsy and Eileen. Thanks!

    September 21

  • Sharkey

    Also received payment from Kris and Heather. Thanks!

    September 13

  • Sharkey

    Hey everyone! I know the first critique is still a month away, but I just wanted to remind everyone to be thinking about what you would like to display. Remember our theme is "The Allure of the Ordinary" (or "Beauty in the Ordinary" if you will.) You have just over a month to choose your three (3) images to be considered for the show. All images must have been shot in 2016.

    As of 9/12/16 I have received entry fees from the following people:
    - Kirsten
    - Jon
    - Scott
    - Steven
    - Rachel
    - Vijay
    - Josh
    - Lysa
    - Mitch
    - Jim

    Entry fee is due by September 22. You can pay online at Also, I think there is 60% off frames at Michael's this week, if you'd like to get a jump on the frame purchase. Frames can be 16x20 or 20x20. Don't worry about a mat, we'll talk about that before the framing workshop in Nov.

    Let me know if you have any questions!

    September 12

    • Kirsten E.

      Is there any restrictions of the frames besides the size? color, style?

      September 13

    • Sharkey

      Ah thanks. I knew I was missing something. Frames should be black, style is up to you.

      September 13

  • Sharkey

    UPDATE: Note the date change for the second print critique. The second critique 10/29 will be on Saturday, not Sunday. Also, it is looking like the Matting & Framing workshop will be moved to Saturday 11/12.

    September 1

  • JimBob

    Where are workshops? What’s the difference between digital and print for this purpose, i.e., digital don’t have to be printed out or what?

    August 23

    • Sharkey

      I don't have a location for the workshops yet. I'm working on it. And yes, digital means bring files on a flash drive, and print means bring physical prints.

      August 23

  • Deb W

    Do you know what time of the day the group critiques will be on 10/9 & 10/30 and the matting/framing workshop on 11/13 (these are all Sundays, right?)

    August 22

    • Sharkey

      Yes, they have been scheduled on the meetup page. These are all Sundays at 1pm.

      1 · August 22

  • Cheryl S.

    So excited for our group to have this opportunity! Time to get to work and find that perfect Allure - Thanks Sharkey!

    2 · August 22

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    I love photography, golf & wine...not necessarily in that order!

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    I love seeing the world through a camera lens.

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    Have been taking photos since using 126 film and flash cubes. Can now hold my camera steady.

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