This page contains what you need to know about entering your photographs and volunteering to make our 9th Annual “Newtown & Beyond” Exhibit a success! If you have any questions, email Rhonda@CCullens.com.
- Now – Choose and prepare your photos! We are putting together the advertising poster and web advertising and need your photographs. Please upload a few of your favorites using our upload page.
- Now – Help us advertise both the Exhibit and the Reception! Spread the word! Share the following link with your friends! Click Here
- October 11 Titles Due – Email titles and prices of all your photos to Rhonda@CCullens.com for our photographer and price listing sheet that will be available to the public at the Exhibit.
- October 11 Drop Off – Thursday night at 7:15 pm at the Senior Center, just before our October Program Night, give your photographs to Rhonda.
- November 1 Hang Show – 9:30 am Hang show at the Municipal Center.
- November 4 Opening Reception – 2 – 4 pm. Please invite all of your family, friends and everyone else to the public reception.
- December 4 Early Purchase Pick Up for Holiday Gifts – 10 am – 1 pm Buyers may pick up photos at the Municipal Center.
- December 28 Take Down and Pick Up – 10 am – 1 pm Members and buyers may pick up photos at the Municipal Center.
“Newtown and Beyond” – Photos featuring Newtown are strongly encouraged, but not required. They do, however, tend to sell the best!
Exhibit of the best of our work at the Newtown Municipal Center. Every member may submit photos, matted or mounted, but no frames. If final submissions exceed space and hanging limitations, however, the exhibit committee will select entrants. Photos may be offered for sale if maker chooses.
We will be using a different style of label template than we use for monthly competitions. Click here for the template. You’ll need to enter your title in the top box, your name in the lower left box, and the price, or the words “Not for sale” if you don’t want to offer them for sale, in the lower right box. Then print them, cut them out, and attach to the backside of the bottom center so the text boxes are visible from the front. The outside top of the title box should be showing just below the mat or mounted photo. If you want, you can bring the labels with your photos and we can help put them on at drop off.
Preparation of Photos
Use plenty of strong glue/tape etc. to secure all layers, especially if double matted and/or using mounting board or foam core. Photos will be hanging for two months and need to stay together!
Also, please draw a small line on the top backside indicating the exact center of the photo. This will assist in the attachment of the plastic hanging hooks. If this line is not in the center, the photo will hang crooked.
On the Backside
Please make sure your name, title and either price or “Not for sale” are on the back of your photos just in case the label comes off.
If you choose to offer your photos for sale, please use whole dollars, in increments of $5, with a minimum of $20.
Multiple Sales of a Photo
The first person to request to buy a photo will get the one off the wall and can pick it up at the end of the exhibit, or earlier in December if needed as a holiday gift. If others want your photo as well, I will email you to ask if you are willing to reproduce additional copies and get them to me before pick up date.
Registration of Photos
Email all titles with exact spelling and punctuation to Rhonda@CCullens.com by Thursday night, October 11, so we can make up the photographer and price list sheet and won’t have to retype everything from your labels. Also note if your photos will be offered for sale or not and at what price.
Advertising Photos Needed ASAP
Please upload a few photos you will be exhibiting using our upload page. These photos may be used in exhibit advertising posters that will be displayed around town and on our website. Please send them as soon as possible!
We will be hanging the exhibit on Thursday, November 1, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Municipal Center. You’re welcome to come help join the fun hanging the show!
On Friday, December 28, starting at 10:00 a.m. we will be taking down the exhibit. Feel free to help take the photos back down too!
You may pick up your photos Friday, December 28, from 10 am – 1 pm at the Municipal Center. I’ll bring anything not picked up then to our next Program Night on January 10 . You may also pick them up at my house after December 28 as well.
Our Public Opening Reception will be Sunday, November 4, from 2-4 pm at the Municipal Center. This is a great opportunity for people to come meet us, the photographers, and ask us questions about our photos and the club. Please invite your friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers etc.! All are welcome!
There are many areas to contribute to making this a great exhibit for us. Contact us to learn how to help.