PMPE

. . .  stands for Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition (http://www.phillipsmill.org/index.html) which runs from June 4-26.  I just finished the four pieces I am submitting for judging without a moment to spare.  They have to be submitted tomorrow.  This is my very first juried exhibit which basically means 2 of the 3 jurors/judges have to like my work in order for me to get into the exhibit.  Talk about nerve-racking.

I would not call myself a procrastinator.  In this case, I have cut it so close due to a lack of experience in preparing for such  an endeavor.  Not only did I have to come up with a “body” of work (apparently they like to see your artistic vision in a number of pieces – not just one), but I also had to print, mat, frame, tag, and pack . . . whew.  None of which I have done a lot of  and none that was going to be judged.  Luckily, my dad was there to help with the printing and a quick lesson in matting and, in the end I am pretty proud of my  four submissions.   But I am also a bit nervous . . . I really want to be a part of this exhibit.

Well time to get back to work — no rest here — I have four more prints to get matted and tagged.  But at least they aren’t due until Sunday.   These four completely different prints are for the Churchville Photographic Club Contest from March 26 through April 3.   On the bright side, there’s no judging to get in, but it is a competition.  And I don’t have to do any framing, just matting.

I’ll be sure to post an update as to the outcomes, so stay tuned.

 

Photography Exhibit

Mark your calendars!

This is the club’s second exhibit for the year.  The first was in September at a 2-day outdoor arts festival and unfortunately the second day was rained out.  The variety and caliber of photography is quite impressive; so if you are in the area be sure to stop in!

It is one thing to take photographs and post them on a website or blog, but quite another to prepare them for an exhibit.  The first challenge is picking the photographs to exhibit, then coming up with the size, then the mat, then the frame, and the most difficult part (at least for me) is putting a price on my work.  I do enjoy making note cards, however.  I love the fact that one of my photos means enough to somebody that they would want to share it.

Showtime . . .

Our show/sale is tomorrow at the Chalfont Challenge!  Continue reading “Showtime . . .”