After six days off from school, I'm back and shifting exhibit prep to the top of my priority list!
As of now, there are 69 items lined up to be in the exhibit. I'm at a bit of a loss as to where to go next, though. See, printing and framing is a bigger issue than it ought to be (par for the course). Some photos, as I mentioned, will be printed at school - this is beneficial because it's free and those 20 or so pictures either don't need to be framed or can be put in frames I already have.
But the Costco prints, there's a challenge. See, it's really cheap and convenient and all, but there's still the fact that I'm printing (theoretically) 40 pictures there at 12x18. That works out to $120 for the printing alone. Then there's frames. The ones I use are basic and rather boring and happen to cost as much as each print, so there's another $120 roughly. That's a total cost of $240. $240 I'm not necessarily willing to spend. I'd much rather save wherever I can.
I have all the TMD stuff sitting in my room. 3 of them are going in the exhibit already, which leaves 12 frames I could salvage (read: reuse), saving me $36.
So that's $204.
Also, what's to say I really am going to print 40 pictures at 12x18? I've yet to actually scope the gallery itself, measuring the walls and all. For all I know, it's more efficient to have a bunch of unframed 8x10s or 8x12s pinned to the walls and maybe 20 12x18s. I know for a fact that 40 12x18 framed photos would take up much more space than I have! And given the duration of the exhibit...nah.
Notice the stream-of-consciousness writing tactic implemented above. See why long-term projects stress me out. Good. Moving on.
There you have it - the cartoony, colorful, and much-anticipated (I hope) poster advertising the exhibit. I just printed 20 of 'em and I'll start hanging them as soon as I can. Maybe a Facebook album of their locations will ensue. If you live in the Main Line area, be on the lookout for them.
In the near future (read: when I'm done with Astronomy homework), I'll be going through the "Costco Prints" folder and narrowing down my future 12x18 prints. With any luck, I'll cut it in half. That might be hard, but at least I'll still be showing the others at a later date.
Total cost: $144
Each 12x18 print will be selling for $45. The others, of various sizes, will be of various prices...yet to be set.
I'll have a Guestbook format finalized very soon, along with an aesthetically pleasing price list. I have already made labels for each photo, but haven't printed them because I don't know which will be in the final exhibit. For reference, I can begin "installation" on February 27th. So I've got time. But as we all know, time is money...
The recent stuff I've uploaded is new material for Anywhere Left to Turn.
There's also more in the pipeline, along with some pictures of the recent whiteout here in the Philly suburbs.
Thanks for all the comments, favorites, and positive critiques I've gotten from the DeviantArt community. Without encouragement from the dA family (along with my real-life family and my extended circle of friends), I doubt I'd feel this motivated to keep up my artistic pursuits. I do it partly for my own edification, but it's always wonderful to find others who love my work just as much!
Watching me, therefore, sends a very nice message.
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