About a show ?

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I was thinking about the possibility of setting up a show for members of this forum in Souther California. There could be the possibility of renting a gallery for one month..

Any kind of feedback would be appreciated.

-- domenico (applethorpe@earthlink.net), May 30, 2002


sounds like a great idea! what is your background? are you a photographer/curator/gallery owner? keep us posted.

-- Stephen Vaughan (stephen@vaughanphotos.freeserve.co.uk), May 30, 2002.

Just a photographer , i know of some galleris that will rent their space for a month . Of course the group will have to absorb the rent ( i know of one gallerie that rents for $ 400 a month) plus the gallery will keep a percentage of the sale ( usually 20 %). It is a good way of extending this forum from virtual to factual.... Plus every artist will have its own client list which will improve the sales chances for everybody, plus the gallerie list.....

-- domenico (applethorpe@earthlink.net), May 30, 2002.

Cue cartoon bloodshot mopey eyes.

"Why doesn't anything ever happen in Seattle?"

(OK, so we have Microsoft, coffee, and WTO riots.)

Does this mean we can send you prints and stuff? If so, what kind of mounting and framing should they have? How much space in the gallery?

As for expenses, I can see shipping the stuff to/from you, and then space cost. I suppose if we get enough people, then the space cost will be similar to the transport cost of the prints.

-- Brian C. Miller (brian.c.miller@gte.net), May 30, 2002.

Great idea! Domenico, let me know if you need help since you know I'm here too.


-- David G Hall (dhall@premiereradio.com), May 30, 2002.

Very good idea...

I'm in....please keep us informed about details such as how many prints, where, when how much etc...Thanks

-- dan n. (dan@egmail.com), May 30, 2002.

I am on the central coast but would be interested in participating, please keep us posted!

-- Jim Kish (jim@kishbike.com), May 30, 2002.

Great Idea! I live in Southern California. Please keep us informed.

-- Hugo J. Zhang (jinxu_zhang@ml.com), May 30, 2002.

Good,good good....

I will get in touch today with a gallery, there might be some waiting in line to do. These kind of galleries, like most of the others on the other end , have considerable waiting periods. If we decide to do it , it is possible that we won't be able to be fuzzy about the month : we should get what is available.

Also there will be other expenses like the printing of postcards, if someone has a print shop or knows somebody, etc, every input is gladly accepted and food and beverages for the reception.

Considering the probable cost of the gallery rent at 400 $ , the printing , of postcards at let's say 250 for 1000 units, and about 250 for food ( we want our clients drunk) , the expenses will be less than 1000 dollars.

For people who have never done this before , keep in mind that you will have to spend money in framing your pieces, i would suggest to do yout own matting since tends to be expensive.

David , your collaboration is welcome, In addition i would limit the number of partecipants to ten . Please, if you have ideas, concerning the development , let me know......

-- domenico (applethorpe@earthlink.net), May 30, 2002.

i am back.

Good news and bad ones...

There is an opening , that's good.... Bad news, in july, this july. Remember there should be some time to print the cards and mail them, also all of us should get ready with the framed prints.... There is another opening in the same Gallery in Whittier ca and is for may next year. Do we want to try to do the impossible or we want to wait? Guys and girls let me know...

-- domenico (applethorpe@earthlink.net), May 30, 2002.

I'm originally from So Cal but in central Nevada now. I'll watch this post with interest. I'd like to participate. Some things could be done by july, others probably not. This will end up being a lot of work for you!

-- Jim Galli (jimgalli@lnett.com), May 30, 2002.

Great idea, Domenico, and I vote for the later date. Please contact me off-forum. I'd like to help

-- Bruce Pottorff (B4X4@aol.com), May 30, 2002.

Great idea! I would favor a date next year. Perhaps that much advance notice would allow forum contributors a chance to plan a trip around the same time for geting together to swap some prints and maybe have some informal gatherings in conjunction with the show.

-- James Chinn (JChinn2@dellepro.com), May 30, 2002.

okay then, if everybody agrees , let's take it a little easier and wait a little longer . Who knows , maybe we can find somwthing before next may. This doesn't mean we should stop now. How should we choose who are the partecipants? This is my idea: 1) Send me an e-mail expressing the intention to partecipate. 2) i will be gathering all your names , and together with David G. Hall and maybe another witness we will be drawing the names of the other partecipants.

I don't mean to exclude anybody , but to include people from outside southern California ( unless they could come and take care of their pieces at the end of the exhibit) will present a problem . I am talking about the shipping of the pieces back to the artist. Unless you can propose something that escapes from my attention and doesn't involve me shipping all the pieces, that is my opinion. I will be waiting for your e-mails , also who has already sent me one, please do it again and title the subject " forum exhibit". Thank you, Domenico

-- domenico (applethorpe@earthlink.net), May 31, 2002.

What if money is included to have a shipping place pack and ship the picture back? I.e., just take the picture into them and they do all the packing and shipping. Maybe if there are enough, the shipping company could come to the gallery and do it, and you wouldn't even have to transport the pictures to them.

-- Brian C. Miller (brian.c.miller@gte.net), May 31, 2002.


Domenico - Gallery show/sale can be fun. B U T !! Your anticipated cost is probably way too low. I've been part of a group show/sale in the San Fernando Valley last year. Cost, liability, organization, time investment is more than you possibly realize. If YOU are taking personal responsibility for this I seriously hope you have recent experience doing so.

Will be happy to discuss the +'s and -'s with you on or off forum as you like.


-- Steve Feldman (steve@toprinting.com), May 31, 2002.

Domenico, I have a great source for 4x6 postcards. You bring in a CD with the images or script you want on the front and the cost is $100 for 500 cards. I recently had a show and the cost wasn't that much. As for food and drink, in Calif you have to have a catering company with a liquor liscense to distribute any kind of alcohol and you better have liability insurance if you do serve. The amount of effort involved hanging a show is considerable. You need voluteers. Is Whittier a good place for a show? How many people would drive to Whittier to attend? Who would man the exhibit space after the artists reception? And as for receiving and the mailing back all the prints to those exhibiting from out of the area, that is a lot of work. I've done it a couple of times and won't do it again. But if you are intent on the venture, count me in. I am in San Diego. You may want to talk with a gallery owner first so go to Gallery 216 in Santa Ana and talk with them. Email me if this is a go.

-- james (james_mickelson@hotmail.com), June 01, 2002.

I have had a few exhibits amd i never had to hire any catering business, never had to have a license because there is no selling involved.As far as the gallery there always is someone in the gallery , the Whirtter gallery is more an association with ties to the City Hall rather than a Private Gallery.

Concerning pieces of people outside of So Cal i am still of the same opinion, this would greatly increase my involvment which would require a considerable amount of time, of which honestly i don't have the luxury.

The postcard input is great, we will probably use it, i have to ask to a friend for an estimate and then we'll go from there...

I have had no difficulties to organize an exhibit, i realize that putting more heads together there will be some problems , but it really is not a huge deal.... With two maximum three meetings we should be able to even out all differences and lay out a "master plan", don't you think ?

Let'swait for the e-mails to my address and then we'll think to the real problems....

-- domenico (applethorpe@earthlink.net), June 01, 2002.

repeat, if you want to partcipate to the show please, send me an e-mail with the subject titled " FORUM EXHIBIT" , please.....

-- domenico (applethorpe@earthlink.net), June 01, 2002.

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