Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Acceptance Letter For Open Image 2015 Exhibition

Got a nice acceptance letter from the VAAA people today. One of the of the photos from "My Fathers Last Days" was accepted. This open photo exhibition is getting a bit more profitable. I think its a mixture of photographs and visual graphic arts now, so the competition is a bit tougher than it used to be. They are going to pay me $135 for this show, which is almost as much as I earned for my entire one man show in the same Kaasa Gallery, for that exhibition I earned $200.

I think this is the 4th or 5th time I have been in the Alberta Photo Open, lost count now. It is always a nice outing, you get to hang with other photographers, eat some good food in a nice venue and chill! I can use that $135 for my $1267 Graflex RB 4x5 camera.

The best thing about this is that one of dads images gets to hang at both the Northern and Southern Jubilee Auditoriums, I am sure dad would be happy and proud of that. Even thou my father is gone, he continues to live on, such is the power and beauty of photography.

Here is their nice acceptance letter. Aren't all acceptance letters nice? Yes they're all nice!

Note* This gallery submission was the easiest kind, via email!
May 27, 2015


CONGRATULATIONS! On behalf of Visual Arts Alberta - CARFAC, I am pleased to advise you that you have been selected by the jury for the Open Image 2015 exhibition scheduled to run from late August to end November in the Northern and Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.  Actual opening and exhibition dates for both venues will be confirmed in a later email.

Nearly 200 images were submitted by 40 artists with 29 images selected by 20 artists to be shown in the exhibition. I am pleased to advise you that the jury selected the following image(s) from your submission

​Dad with pancreatic cancer #2

Visual Arts Alberta - CARFAC and/or the Northern/Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium will provide  
​insurance while the work is in the possession of Visual Arts Alberta - CARFAC  or the Auditorium galleries as well as email invitations, printed posters, press releases, and food and refreshments for the opening reception(s).

All participating artists will receive an artist fee of $135.00 for participating in this exhibition.
Visual Arts Alberta - CARFAC looks forward to the exhibiting artists’ attendance at the opening.

Please fill out the attached Artist Contract and bring in with your artwork(s).

As to presentation of work, we ask that the artist keep in mind that the hanging system consists of using wires/chains to hang the work and not screws/nails into the walls. 

Artists are responsible for transportation of the work(s) to and from the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery in Edmonton. If using a courier, Visual Arts Alberta - CARFAC agrees to pay for the return of the artwork(s) if packaged and delivered by an economical courier (e.g.: Greyhound). The artwork(s) should be dropped off on or before 4 p.m. on Friday, August 7th, 2015.  Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday from noon - 4 p.m.

For this exhibition, Visual Arts Alberta - CARFAC encourages that all art works are offered for sale. Sales coordinated through Visual Arts Alberta- CARFAC are subject to a 10% administration fee. If preferable, artists can choose to have Visual Arts Alberta - CARFAC give out their contact information to potential clients in order to facilitate private sales.

Once again, congratulations, and thank you for your submission. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at ---------or toll free at -----------. 

Best regards,