Delivery information for the CPA show

The CPA says:

“They can deliver their ready to hang, framed work on the following days:

Noon – 4:00pm, Wednesday, February 15 through, and NO LATER than, Sunday, February 19 (absolutely last day!).

For those requiring return shipping, please have them ship in secure reuseable packaging (NO PEANUTS) and 
include a FedEx/UPS prepaid, insured return label.

Pickup work starting from:

Sunday, April 9, during gallery hours or by appt.”

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As a reminder: either traditional black metal photo framing, if at all possible*, or canvas. No outside dimension more than 24″. Wired and ready to hang. Plexiglass – NO GLASS!

Please address specific questions about the show requirements to the CPA, and not to Tracy.

*yes: this means that if you can’t do traditional black metal, you can do something else.

one week left to send in your image for the catalog

If you’re in the CPA show, and have not yet sent your JPG for the book..

Please make and upload a jpg of your selected image for the exhibition’s catalog.

The specifics required for submission to the exhibition catalog, as stated by the CPA:

7″ long side @ 300PPI – SRGB color space (2100 pixels)
Include: artist name, title, date, medium, sales price. Dimensions are not necessary.
All images MUST be titled – no untitled.
And all caption data will be printed >as submitted< so have everyone PROOF READ their info.

Please get these catalog images and label info to me no later than January 13th, 2017.

Email them to Tracy, or upload them to the website at  the location listed in the previous several emails.

Three emails; three postings here. You have no excuse.

Your responsibilities when entering shows

Folks…

When you enter a show, a contest, or something that requires multiple images, you will almost always be asked to put your name in the file title. Then it’s usually also the image name, and/or a number.

We recently had 45 people enter over 250 images for a forthcoming show. The criteria was name and a number between 1 & 6 to uniquely identify each image.

Selections were made and each person’s chosen image was announced, by number.

It’s a simple system, and generally works well. But for it to work, whether you’ve entered “just” an ImageMakers show, or “The International Color Awards” you, as the entrant, absolutely MUST DO one thing: keep track of what you entered!

If a curator comes back to you saying “Great work, send us image # 4” and you have no idea what image number 4 is, exactly whose fault is that? If you sent in 6 named and numbered images, it’s up to YOU to track them, not the contest organizers. If you don’t, then at best someone might take pity on you and search thru their records and find your image and send you a copy, but with “the big boys” you’ll likely just be kicked out for a very amateur mistake.

A word to the wise, as they say, (from someone who has spent -way too many- hours today looking up other people’s entries!)

The upcoming CPA show selections

Dear ImageMakers

The ImageMakers Steering Committee, along with Brian Taylor and Rick Murai, (in their capacities with the CPA) have made the following selections from your submissions for the forthcoming ImageMakers show at the CPA.

The show runs from Feb 25 – April 2, 2017.

Please use a traditional frame, not larger than 24″ on any size, and plexiglass glazing (NOT glass!) is required. Gallery wrapped canvas is acceptable without a frame or glazing.

The final finished product must be 24″ or smaller on the longest side. The CPA reserves the right to disqualify any final image whose print quality does not match what we judged.

Images must be ready to hang. Delivery date has not been specified yet, but I would assume NOT EARLIER than 10 days before the show, and delivered between Feb 15 – 23.

Additional information, if any, will be found on our blog, as will this email.

I will try to answer any questions, but the final determination will lie in the hands of the Directors of the CPA, not me.

I can say this up front: no – you may not substitute another image.

ONE LAST THING – the exhibition catalog.

Please  make and upload a jpg of your selected image for the exhibition’s catalog.

The specifics required for submission  to the exhibition catalog, as stated by the CPA:

7″ long side @ 300PPI – SRGB color space (2100 pixels)
Include: artist name, title, date, medium, sales price. Dimensions are not necessary.
All images MUST be titled – no untitled.
And all caption data will be printed >as submitted< so have everyone PROOF READ their info.

Please get these catalog images and label info to me no later than January 13th, 2017.

Thanks to one and all for participating. Having seen all these images several times now, I can say with certainty that our 2017 show will be really interesting.

 

Regards

Tracy Valleau,
on behalf of the ImageMakers and the Center for Photographic Art

 

 

The selections___________________________________________

aiu 2 – gypsy stallion
anselmo 1
becom 1
BIhlenfeld 2
bthomas 1 – flowers
CCouchman 6
chester 2 – Eagle hunter’s daughter
connors 4
crary 2
CWeston 6
DGubernick 2
dixie 1
Efujii 6
franco 1
hazeltine 1
hembree 5
hunter 2
J. Messer 3
jacqui turner 6
kasson 4
kauffman 5
lmacchia 1
loveless 1
lovell 6
Lundblad 4
marino 3
mcasanave 4
moore 4
mPrince 6
murai 2
mwainer 6
neilsen 5
nswanson 2
parker 1
parkman 6 – lighthouse
rcannon 1
robinson 3
sHillyard 2
TomSchleich 3
tvalleau 5
wasserbach 6
weeks 1
wei chang 2

Bob Sadler show coming up

Please join me (Bob Sadler)  and local quilt artists, Regina Liske at a champagne reception to celebrate the opening of new exhibits, “Transcendence”  and “Verticle Eight” on December 2, 2016 between 5 pm and 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula at 490 Aguajito Rd, Carmel  http://www.uucmp.org.  

 “Vertical Eight” consists of eight quilts by the well known artist, Regina Liske.

 The photography exhibit, “Transcendence” consists of 12 pieces that highlight iconic Monterey Bay flora and fauna.  Each piece, hung as a banner, is 6 ft high and printed on poplin.   I’ve shown some of the early photographs at ImageMakers’ meetings.  Several IM members have given me some great coaching.  These are the final products. The pieces were commissioned by the church to highlight the principles and sources of the Unitarian Universalist faith.  They are meant to enhance worship and other gatherings in the church’s new sanctuary. Prints will be available for sale.

ImageMakers CPA show submissions are in. Thank you.

Thanks to everyone who submitted images to be considered for the February 25 – April 2, 2017 show at the Center for Photographic Art. We hope to have the final selections before the end of the year, and Tracy will let everyone know which image of his/hers was selected promptly thereafter. The criteria for the print will be included in that email, and will also be posted in this blog.

Tracy

(on behalf of your Steering Committee)

The February 2017 CPA show submission guidelines

The following email was sent out  to all participants in the show on August 31, 2016.

This is how you will submit your images for consideration for the CPA show.

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Thank you for agreeing to participate in the Feb 25 – April 2, 2017 show at The Center for Photographic Art.

(If you have changed your mind about showing, please let us know immediately.)

As noted before, you should submit 6 images for review. Your steering committee, along with Brian Taylor and Rick Murai of the CPA, will select one of your images for inclusion in the show.

All images MUST be submitted for review by midnight, September 30, 2016. If you fail to submit between now and the end of September, you will NOT BE IN THE SHOW. No excuses. No exceptions for any reason whatsoever.

NO ONE WILL CHASE YOU DOWN AND REMIND YOU !!! -THIS- IS YOUR ONLY NOTIFICATION.

Your submissions for consideration must be jpg files. To present the best images for review, we suggest that they be 1200 pixels on the longest side, and if you know how to do it, set to the sRGB color space. (If that confuses you, try this link for how-to instructions: http://tvalleau.clarify-it.com/d/rhfqq4 ).

ONLY photographs will be allowed. No paintings, drawings etc.

There is no theme to the show, other than “my best work” – which your submissions must exemplify.

Images must be named as your first initial and last name and a number between 1 and 6. (ie LTolstoy1, LTolstoy2 and so on.)

We’d prefer that you put all your images in a folder with your name (LTolstoy), and then compress the folder (zip it) for uploading, but if that boggles your mind, then submitting images individually will work as well. (You can enter all 6 images with drag and drop to the web page, before you hit the upload button.)

You may submit your images online, here:

(redacted: please check your email for this actual post, or send an email to Tracy to request the upload URL.)

After the selection has been made, you will be notified which one of your images was chosen, and the details about framing and submitting for the actual exhibit will be sent at that time.

That said, and so you’ll know what you’re getting in to, here’s an overview:  Photographs only. Gallery wrapped canvas is acceptable without a frame or glazing, otherwise it’s a traditional frame, not wider than 30″, and plexiglass glazing (NOT glass!) is required.

More details will come in your acceptance letter, as noted.

Thank you again for participating.

Your steering committee

 OH.. here’s a PS. The CPA will print a catalog of the exhibit. We’d be interested in knowing if you’d want one.