VPW 4th Annual Photo Exhibition - Organizing Meeting

David Simchock @davidsimchock

Texture Gallery & Art Bar - Asheville, NC
1516 Patton Ave

Thu, May 2, 2019 at 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM

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It's time to get organized for our Fourth Annual Vagabond Photo Walks Photography Exhibition! I have had initial discussions with the gallery owners, Patrice and Manny, at the {TEXT}ure Gallery & Art Bar in West Asheville. They happen to be the same owners of the venue where we held the inaugural VPW Photo Exhibition three years ago in the industrial / warehouse / studio complex on the French Broad River. They have since moved to more-accessible location, into a very nice space on Patton Avenue This meeting will be an opportunity for interested vagabond photographers to see the space, and to discuss the details of the show. The only thing confirmed at this point is that the theme will be "WNC in Black & White". It is not a certainty that we will do the show at this location, but given that time is running on, and it is difficult to locate a host venue for this summer, there is a good chance that the show will be at this West Asheville location. Texture Gallery & Art Bar Website: Address: 1516 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC You will see from the website that the gallery is not only a colorful, funky, and fun gallery space, but they also provide printing and framing services out of that location, which may make it much less stressful for participants to get their artwork together. This MeetUp event will be used to show everyone the space and its possibilities and to get the ball rolling with respect to details. Discussion topics will include: • Determine overall interest in doing a show • Confirm dates for the show, opening and closing receptions, art drop off, etc. • Discuss marketing / publicizing of the event • Image content / theme (e.g., All images should be from our photo walks, and be presented in B&W) • Printing, matting, framing, etc. options • Selection of art for the show • Artwork pricing, selling and venue commission • Volunteers to help with everything * Confirm "entry fee" to cover reception expenses, etc. * Any other ideas / concerns We will kick off the meeting at 6:00pm with a 30-minute "social" (BYOB), then get into the meeting agenda at 6:30pm sharp (which will be chaired by me, David Simchock - MeetUp organizer). The meeting should be wrapped up by 7:30pm. We've done this before, so I expect a very efficient meeting. You do not have to attend the social, but this will give you time to check out the space, and to mingle with fellow vagabonds. This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone in the MeetUp, especially after a string of successful shows the past three summers. All members are welcome to participate, and all skill levels are welcome. Depending on the level of interest, we may have to establish a maximum number of participants (although the gallery space is plenty big for our expected needs). If this is the case, participants will be "selected" on a first-come, first-served basis once the formal MeetUp exhibition event is posted (which will require payment). There will be no exceptions to this (i.e., spots will not be reserved for anybody -- sorry!). If you are interested in showing your work, please do your best to attend this meeting. Thanks for your interest! IF YOU HAVE ANY INITIAL THOUGHTS ABOUT THE SHOW, PLEASE POST THEM AS COMMENTS TO THIS EVENT. I hope that every one is as excited as I am about this special opportunity. Kind regards. - David Simchock (MeetUp Organizer)