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Thread: Local show?

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    Local show?

    I posted this idea in the thread about the trip Gene led to the Quabbin Reservoir last week, but it deserves a better audience than it may have gotten there.

    In addition to teaching, I direct a gallery at the school where I work. It is nicely laid out, very well lit and accessible to the public at least every weekday and, with some creative management, on weekends. We host 6 to 7 professional shows of artwork a year, each lasting 4 weeks. We take no commissions on sales but suggest that selling artists might make a donation that is a small (10%) portion of their sales. Artists pay for the opening expenses (food, wine, whatever) and the school publishes a color card that is mailed to about 500 people. More cards can certainly be published. The school runs a very popular black and white photography program and would benefit from a show of work from this group. In fact, we view the gallery as a teaching space, a place where kids live with work long enough to make serious observations and really begin to absorb the lessons good work teaches. An ad in Art New England is a possibility but not a certainty.

    Here's the rub: the first available time slot is a year from September. There is a possibility that we may be able to move to something next May, but I think not. A summer show, late this summer or next summer, is also possible, but it would take some arranging and has its own shortcomings. By the way, we are insured for visiting artwork to the tune of $25k. We have never had a visiting artist's work sustain any damage (15 years) and never had a theft.

    Can we talk here? I've had a number of responses from people who read the former posting but I think there may be more of you out there for whom this could be a good thing. PM me. I'll post a good picture of the gallery soon.
    And for the sake of this show, New England is a concept, not a geographic limitation. Where do you live?? (I did this to include dlin and sbuczkowski at the very least.)

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    hi whitey -

    i would be very interested in a local show.
    i have a few questions though:

    would participants be required to "gallery-sit" ?
    is there some sort of theme for imagery ?

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    I'd be interested in particpating. Any ideas/guidlines on subject matter or themes?

    Peter

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    In reply to all who have contacted me.
    During the school year, there is no need for gallery sitting. If we wanted to doa summer thing we would have to work something out.

    No theme yet. I thought we might want to get a group together for a party, I mean meeting sometime this summer and work out how to use the opportunity.

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    I can offer the use of the Valley Photo Center this summer as a meeting place. There's also Red Rose pizza just a few blocks south for some good food and drinks!!!

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    Just thought I'd bump this. Has anyone made any firm plans to party... I mean meet to discuss this show? We have a lot of time, so I figure, it'd be useful to think about what types of images we might think about making. The Red Rose sounds great, and there are plenty of places in and around Belmont, too!

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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanne Revy
    Just thought I'd bump this. Has anyone made any firm plans to party... I mean meet to discuss this show? We have a lot of time, so I figure, it'd be useful to think about what types of images we might think about making. The Red Rose sounds great, and there are plenty of places in and around Belmont, too!
    Thanks for the bump, Suzanne! No, I seem to have dropped the ball on this lately. I will get a PM to you soon and try to get some meeting stuff worked out. Gene has been sending his offers of shooting times, you've been wanting to get together for the show, Bill Hahn has been offering coffee and good conversation... I've been a stick in the mud.

    Ah! But it is not too late! I can save myself from this virtual life and actually get out there to talk to people! MAYBE EVEN SHOOT SOME FILM!!!

    Sorry, got carried away there. Let's do this soon. New England APUG'ers, let's get together.

    Whitey, the woefully disorganized one.

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    I'm up for it. I would suggest NOT doing photography ... just getting to know each other ... but in any event, this sounds fascinating. Count me in -- unless a meteor hits the barn, and if the creak don't rise ...

    A group exhibition? I'm coming from a "Solo" exhibition right now - so no problem. Will nudes be allowed?
    Carpe erratum!!

    Ed Sukach, FFP.

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    I'd be up for a get together over coffee, or a whatever!!

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    When and Where?!!!
    The Valley Photo Center, here in Springfield, is still a viable offer for a meeting place. Tho there is no show on the walls this summer. The schedule starts in Sept.
    Gus & Paul's has great coffee and bagels, not to mention Red Rose pizza for later!

    I am willing to travel to other locations. Meeting other NE-APUG'ers is the main purpose.
    I will not be available Aug 5 - 8, wife's family "Cousins' Day" in Philly.

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