Happy Monday everyone!
Believe it or not, this Saturday, Feb 16th, is the final day of The Painted Photograph exhibit! The time flew by so fast, and in just over a week, it will be time to say ‘goodbye’ to some of my babies as they will soon go to their new homes!
In case you haven’t had a chance to get over to the Center to see the show in person, the gallery is open every day this week, with the following hours:
- Monday thru Wednesday, 10 am to 5 pm
- Thursday, 10 am to 9:30 pm
- Friday and Saturday, 12 pm to 5 pm
Please don’t forget to sign the guest book when you go!
Even though the show is ending, my residency continues til the end of this month. I hope to make a little more new work between now and then, use up the last of my supplies, and prepare a print for the upcoming Members Show.
And, I have some other exciting news: I put together a commemorative photo book using Blurb!
I wanted the book to represent the work as realistically as possible, so it will be large, size 12 inches x 12 inches, which allows for almost full-size reproductions of each image.
It will have a black-linen hard cover with a printed dust jacket featuring my water-colored ‘Squash Blossom’ image. And I went with online recommendations and selected the heavier-weight, premium pearl paper, which supposedly represents both black and white and color photographs best.
During my research to learn what makes an ‘interesting’ book of photographs, I found that for the most dramatic effect, each image should be alone on its page. So, I ended up with a total of 34 pages, one for each of the 25 images in the exhibit, plus a couple for my Artist Statement, and an index of all the images with titles and details, including the locations where each photo was originally taken. There’s no text on the photo pages except for a number representing that image in the index.
My plan is to offer these for sale (all signed, of course!), though I’m not sure what the price will be yet. A ‘proof’ copy is expected to arrive after the show has ended, around Feb 25, which means additional copies will be available some time in March.
If you are interested in having a copy for yourself, you can leave a comment here, email me at email@example.com, or contact Megan Charland in the Photo Dept office at 585-271-5920. We’ll be in touch as soon as we settle on the price and availability.
Til that comes in, I hope to be around the Photo Dept a lot this week, and will be in the gallery all day on Saturday meeting and greeting visitors. Then on Monday, Feb 18, we will take the show down.
Hope you all have a great week, and that if you stop over on Saturday we get a chance to chat!