To Nature Vancouver photographers
From Ron Long
Each year a large number of really excellent photographs are submitted to the annual photo contest. It has always bothered me that these great pictures are shown only once at a Nature Vancouver meeting and then most are never seen again. This year, with your help, that is going to change.
VanDusen Gardens have agreed to allow us to mount a print show in the gallery of their new building. This will allow many additional people to enjoy your work.
After the photo competition a jury will select approximately sixty photographs for possible inclusion in the print show and I will notify the photographer. Photographers will be asked to pay for printing, matting and framing of their work and they will retain ownership of the finished framed photo after the show. Of course participation is optional.
To insure consistent presentation of the exhibition Nature Vancouver will handle the printing, matting and framing (without glass). By buying materials in bulk costs will be kept low. High quality prints will be mounted in single white mats with matt-silver frames.
The finished size will be 16”x20” and will cost the photographer $98.
Since photographers have ownership of the framed prints they have the opportunity to price and sell copies of their work. VanDusen will look after collecting monies and in return will take 15% of the sale price. Keep in mind that you may very well sell multiple copies of your piece and sales are conditional on the print remaining on display until the end of the show.
Photographers will be asked to supply a short paragraph containing interesting facts about the subject of their photograph. This information will be used on the label.
The print exhibition will run for six weeks from October 1 to November 15, 2013.