The library invited me to hang another showing of my photographs in their art gallery area. The gallery is actually an alcove in a long corridor that leads to the facility’s meeting rooms. Hundreds of people will pass pay on their way to and from events. It may not be the Cleveland Museum of Art, but it’s something!
It was fun and a bit challenging (self-editing certainly can be) choosing from among hundreds of photos which to show. I’d decided on a nature theme, “Down by the Pond”, which helped narrow the prospects. Despite that the selection process took hours. Once I’d made my picks, I made final technical and artistic adjustments to the images and set the digital files aside.
Late Wednesday morning I placed the order for 12 of my photographs to be printed and framed through Mpix, a company whose work I’ve appreciated. Their quality is high and their prices are quite reasonable. Still, when you take even a respectable price for framed art and multiply by 12, well, it gets into real money pretty quick!
Thursday afternoon a big box arrived at the office … the photos! I was stunned. I’d expected a bit more delay between ordering and receipt but that’s just one more thing about Mpix that I appreciate!
Friday I spent a few hours revamping my photography Web site. It’s still fairly basic but a lot more attractive and well-organized than it has been. Print sales there are disabled, at present, until I can create a price list.
So everything’s coming together for my little show. I’ll add some pond-themed photos from a 2009 exhibit to the new pictures and will have about 20 themed works for people to look at. Now, if only they’ll buy a few!
Fantastic. What an honor to be asked to hang your pictures there. I wish I could see them all framed and ready!! I am sure people will be most impressed. Your pictures are gorgeous. Let us know how it goes. Will you have to hang them yourself or will staff be doing that? Good luck 🙂
It’s fun to have the opportunity to exhibit the pictures and motivates me to get some spiffed up, printed, mounted, and framed. It’s very costly to me, however! Thanks for your compliment! You can see the images that will appear in the showing by visiting the “My Photography Site” link on the right-hand side of this page. You’ll see a 2011 show collection. Also check out the 2009 show and pay special attention to pieces that have a pond life theme; those will also appear in the show as hung. The library has hangers that the pictures will be attached to so there’s not much “hanging” to do except select order and position for each. — JG