So I have my first solo exhibition coming up in February! A friend of mine who owns a popular cafe/restauarant in Toronto asked me if I wanted the month February - so I said sure. Now I'm like, what the heck did I just agree to?!? Anyway here are my plans so far - made up last night on the plane - so tell me what you guys who have done this before think... "Gallery" Stuff 1. 12 photographs - all taken with film of course (but not necessarily printed in the traditional method as I shoot 99% transparencies) 2. 8x8 size images matted, mounted and framed in 11x16 museum quality 3. Background is open brick, painted white, all natural lights with some incadescent lights - no spot lights available 4. I am thinking 4 traditional B&W, 2 scala on digital Ilfochrome, 6 colour on digital Ilfochrome - haven't thought of a theme yet, so this may all change - thinking street scenes of Chicago Opening Night 1. Invitee list of 250+ locals (I have a lot of friends in Toronto), probably 50-70 will come 2. Thursday or Friday evening 3. Hors d'oeurves - I'll ask my friend to come up with something for 50 people 4. Cash bar 5. I'll ask another friend to play with her band there - vey funky all girl band Marketing 1. Postcards? Maybe 250-500 of them? I dunno. 2. Artist bio and stuff - do I need this? Pricing 1. Each print (mount, mat and frame) $1000CAD. 25% of proceeds to go to United Way of Greater Toronto. Schedule 1. Display from Saturday, February 3 to Saturday, March 3. 2. Hanging on February 2 3. Take down on March 4 4. Opening on February 8 or 9 5. Postcards/marketing out by November 30 6. Prints made by November 30 7. Prints framed by January 15 That's all I could think of right now. Comments and feedback on my plan are welcome. Regards, Art.