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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Photography Show- Entering FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions — Photography Show

Turn in is Saturday, January 21, from 8 a.m. to Noon at the Shanley House for the Arts, 224 N. Travis, Granbury. Please review the following:

1. Entry fees may be paid in cash or with check made out to LGAA. Sorry, we cannot accept credit cards. ATM machines are located nearby.

2. Fee for submission is $15 per entry or 3 for $40 with a limit of 3 entries. LGAA member fees are $15 per entry or 3 for $35 with a limit of 3 entries. You may pay your LGAA dues ($40 each, $60 per couple) at Turn-in. Entry Fees are Non-refundable. Make checks payable to LGAA.

3. Due to the space limits of our Gallery, we are requiring that all work be limited to a framed size of no more than 36 inches on the longest side, with no specified print size except the minimum. Minimum photograph print size is 10 inches on the longest size. We request that you use a mat with your frame and whenever possible acrylic instead of glass. Of course, you do not need a standard mat & frame if your work is printed on metal or canvas, but the work must be ready to hang (wired on back). No sawtooth hangers allowed. Please be considerate of these rules so that we can hang as much work as possible.

4. If your work is accepted into the show, you are invited to submit a short one-page artist’s statement. This statement consists of your background, your accomplishments and your artistic philosophy/inspiration. For example, you may work full time as a lawyer, but enjoy photographing wildlife and traveling to exotic locations to do so. Be creative and descriptive. You may include a photo of yourself and/or sample photo of your work. The statement should fit on one side of an 8.5” x 11” piece of standard weight paper. We will compile the statements into a notebook that will be on display at the Shanley. DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING artist statements is January 26. PLEASE EMAIL STATEMENTS TO pwebsterco@gmail.com or bring them already printed and ready to be inserted into the folder on January 21.

5. The Jury process will take place the same day as turn-in. Judging for awards will take place the night of turn-in. You will need to check back at the Shanley between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 21 to pick up any entries that were not accepted into the show. We will hang as many quality submissions as possible considering space limitations.

6. After the Exhibition ends, you may pick up unsold art at the Shanley at the end of Gallery Night On Saturday, February 25 (8 p.m.) or on Sunday, Feb. 26 from Noon until 4 p.m. Work not picked up on Feb. 26 will be stored in the office or upstairs at the Shanley unless you make other arrangements. All work must be picked up by March 1 to make space for the spring art show.

7. You may pay your membership dues to the Lake Granbury Art Association at turn-in if you would like to be a member of the LGAA and Camera Club. Dues are $40 single, $60 couple, and $20 ages 15-18. Please make a separate check payable to LGAA for dues.

8. A 15% commission is paid to the LGAA for any photograph sold. This money helps to maintain the Shanley House. Proceeds from the Show go towards show expenses, such as awards, judge and jury fees, and reception supplies. If monies remain after expenses, they go toward a fund for the following year’s show.

9. One thing most often asked is, “How should I price my photography.” This is a difficult question to answer. First of all, if you have won competitions or sold before, you will be able to ask a bit more for your photos. That said, photography in general does not command a high price and art does not sell for as much money in Granbury as in larger cities. There are always exceptions, of course. If you are a novice, price your photos to recover your costs plus about 20%, with 15% going to Shanley. In general, the photography work shown in recent Camera Club shows has ranged in price from $100 to $500, with photos selling best in the mid-price range. Sales are modest in any photography show, but let’s hope for a record-breaking year!

10. No, you will not receive a refund if your work is not accepted into the show. You are paying for the opportunity to be considered. This is standard for all shows and competitions. The funds are used as mentioned previously.

11. The opening night reception and awards is 6:30 p.m., Saturday, January 28 at The Shanley House, which coincides with Gallery Night in Granbury.

For questions, email Phyllis Webster at pwebsterco@gmail.com