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2018 Vagabond Photography Exhibition - Official Registration
Everything is all set for our big photography exhibition this summer! This MeetUp event will serve as the main registration for the show. Please note that there is a fee of $22.50 to participate, proceeds of which go towards refreshments at the opening reception for the show, and printing of flyers (and, a little toward the MeetUp website commission for all payments). This fee is non-refundable. PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION BEFORE REGISTERING (AND BEFORE SUBMITTING ANY QUESTIONS TO THE ORGANIZER). LOCATION: The exhibition space is located at Allgood Coffee in Downtown Weaverville (10 S. Main Street). DATES: The exhibition will take place from August 12th to October 3rd, 2018. OPENING RECEPTION: There will be an opening reception on Sunday, August 12th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. ARTWORK DROP-OFF: Pre-show artwork drop-off will be on Wednesday, August 8th (9am to 11am) at Allgood Coffee, and Sunday, August 5th (3pm to 5pm) and Monday, August 6th at David Avigdor's house in Weaverville (address to be provided at a later date). The show will be hung by MeetUp volunteers on Wednesday, August 8th from 12pm to 4pm. PARTICIPANTS: You must be a registered member of this MeetUp to participate, and each participant must pay the required registration fee (i.e., the $22.50 for this particular event). The maximum number of people that will be able to show their work is 15, with each person being able to hang up to two pieces. If you only want to submit / hang one piece, that is fine. REGISTRATION FEE: There is a $22.50 non-refundable participation fee to be in the show, proceeds of which will go towards refreshments for the opening reception and publicity materials (e.g., printed posters), with a small portion covering the MeetUp org's commission fees for payments on the site. Once we hit the 15 person limit, registration for the event will be closed. Whether we hit the 15 limit or not, registration for the event will close two weeks prior to the opening reception (closes on July 29th @ 11:45pm). In order to prevent an administrative head-ache, there will be no exceptions to this. IMAGE CONTENT: All images in the show must have been captured during one of our Vagabond Photo Walks over the past four years or so (including walks leading up to the event), and fit the theme from the particular event (if there was one). There will be no exceptions. This show is as much about the community that we have built as it is about the images. All participants are free to select their own images. The show will ultimately give a collective snap-shot of life in WNC (not just Asheville, but other surrounding towns that we've wandered through, or any "nature" shoots that we have done). For those who participated in last two shows, please do not bring the same work that you had in those shows. You must have "new" material (though the date of capture can be from any time since the MeetUp was started). ARTWORK SIZE: The maximum size of all artwork is 16" x 20" (with a little extra for a frame, if needed). The absolute maximum width of the finished art should not exceed 24". PRINTING / FRAMING: All participants are responsible for printing and framing their own work, though it is encouraged to work together if possible to benefit from economies of scale (e.g., buying frames, etc.). Examples of presentation are framed/matted fine art prints (w/ glass); stretched canvas prints; prints on aluminum; etc. Artwork should be wired and ready to hang (avoid "saw-tooth" hangers, please). EVENT MARKETING: Marketing and publicity for the event will be led by the MeetUp leader, David Simchock, with assistance from David Avigdor, and anyone else who wants to pitch in. We are anticipating a lot of media attention for this event! ARTWORK PRICING / GALLERY COMMISSION: All participants are required to submit pricing information for their work. Allgood Coffee will manage all sales, and will take a 30% commission (70% goes to the artist). Please keep this in mind when calculating your price (e.g., price of materials, plus gallery commission) such that you are at least breaking even on your sales (unless you are okay with losing money on each sale). All sold artwork will be taken off the wall when purchased. In this case, the artist will be notified, and given the opportunity to hang another piece within one week of the sale. If they choose not to hang another piece, the opportunity will be given to others who are already participating in the show, with the open space allocated to the first person who agrees to hang another piece. MATTED / LOOSE PRINTS: For the opening reception (only), print racks/bins will be available for participants to display and sell matted and/or loose prints. Like the main artwork, all images should be from our photo walks. Each artist can being up to five (5) prints, maximum size of 16" x 20", protected in plastic. Loose prints should have some sort of rigid cardboard in the sleeve to prevent bending/creasing of the print. All bin art should be clearly labeled with the artist's name and price. All bin art sales can be taken home by the purchaser when purchased. All remaining bin art must be removed at the end of the reception. VOLUNTEERS: There will be a need for volunteers to help with artwork drop-off check-in, artwork hanging, publicity, and a few other tasks. It is assumed that everyone will play a role in getting the word out about the show. The more people we get to see the show, the more likely we are to sell our work! QUESTIONS: If anyone has any questions about the exhibition, please contact the Lead Creative Nomad of this MeetUp, David Simchock ([masked]). Please read these guidelines carefully and thoroughly before submitting any questions. Thank you! This is a fantastic opportunity for this MeetUp, and if the show is anything like the last two years, those attending are in for a treat. And, for those participating, it will be a very educational and enjoyable experience. Thank you in advance to all who choose to participate!

Allgood Coffee

10 S Main St · Weaverville

Respond by: 7/30/2018

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