Posts Tagged ‘Bankside Gallery’

The gold medal winner of the London Lives art competition will have their work reproduced to a large scale and then emblazoned on Blackfriars Bridge in London for 12 months
Closing date : midnight on Sunday 25 July 2010
More details here>

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You can now order the SLWA catalogue for our Bankside show.
Many thanks to Eithne Twomey for sterling work producing the catalogue – it’s a glorious SLWA First!

The catalogue is available by clicking here>
It’s a 38 page full colour, soft-cover book showing every image from the Bankside Show.

It is also available in hardback.
Single copies (soft cover) are £10.98, including postage to London.

Before ordering, do check out the pricing and shipping details – you can save money by ordering larger quantities.

Find out how to produce your own books and catalogues at blurb.com

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Please send the flyer to your mailing list and ask your contacts to forward it to others who might be interested.
Send it now and then again as a reminder two days before the show.
Thanks, Leonie
Download A side and B side

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Things are getting very exciting with organisation of the Bankside Gallery show. Here is the detailed schedule for exhibitors:

March 19th
Our selection panel Janice Tchalenko, Kelly Chorpening and Pippa Graber will be choosing the work for exhibiting.
You should have received a confirmation email by now.
If you have not, please email slwa@btinternet.com

March 20th
We are organising the flyers and private view cards and would like to use images of the selected works, our turnaround for this is very tight so
JULIE BENNET BY 11AM TOMORROW, SATURDAY 20 MARCH at jab.desenfans@virgin.net
size 5cm x5cm 300dpi.
She needs about 20 images so not all will get chosen.
This high res image will go into the online catalogue too. Make sure it is the right one.

March 28th
It is vital we all publicise our show. We also need to make sure all areas are covered
Flyers will be ready for collection on Sunday 28 March at Dulwich Library from 10.30 – 12.00, as people collect their Artwork from the Dulwich exhibition.
Artists exhibiting at the Cafe will be collecting their work at 4pm and they can collect the flyers there.
Some members have signed up to deliver flyers but we still need help – if you would like to target galleries in a particular area of London, please contact cazunderwood@gmail.com before 28th March. Thanks!

April 26th
Drop off selected work to the Gallery- Remember your forms! 12-3pm

April 28th
Private View 6-9pm

May 1st
Artists talk by Susan Wood 3pm

May 3rd
Family day
bring your own picnic 2pm

May 4th
Collection of work 12-6pm

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Frames and images – Presenting your work to its best advantage

“Your aim should be to have a catalogue of images of your work at two resolutions, in this way you can instantly respond to sales enquiries or a call for artists.” Julie Bennett

“In more cases than not, a great frame will complete a picture and in turn you can justify that higher price tag” Beth Wintgens

Get good advice from these SLWA professionals:
Beth Wintgens on framing and
Julie Bennett on photographing your work 

Check out some offers for frames and professional photography on the Noticeboard.

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#1 Add the strap line to your email signature

Think how many emails we are all going to send by May! Free publicity to thousands!
Do it now! Make your email signature:

www.southlondonwomenartists.co.uk showcase comes to town.
Bankside Gallery 28 April – 3 May: Discover, Decide, Buy

To find out how to do this put “signature” into the Help search box of your email and follow the instructions.

#2 Promote the exhibition on your own website

Include the exhibition dates and a link to SLWA’s website:

Wednesday April 28th – Monday May 3rd 2010. Open daily 11-6pm

Look out for more tips and Bankside news in the coming weeks

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Sharing ideas.

“Loved the buzz – it’s going to be a good show – very inspiring”

“A brilliantly organised, professional, useful day. Thanks for kick-starting me into the New Year!”

“Excellent day – I learnt some tricks of the trade from Anita”

Forty SLWA were at Dulwich Picture Gallery for a workshop ‘Presenting your work to its best advantage.’ which was full of practical tips and sound advice from practitioners. The repeated message was:  “Invest in your work – it shows you are proud of it”

We heard from Pippa Graber, Gallery owner, Bankside selector and curator about the importance of presenting you work well, both when submitting for an exhibition and when it is hung. “Exposure, exposure, exposure” was her motto. She also talked about price. “You have one price, for the web, for you own sales, for galleries. Don’t undercut the galleries. They will stop selling you and you will lose your outlets”

Anita Klein, artist, and print maker, had previously exhibited at Bankside. Her message was “If you want to support yourself by your work you have to be professional and committed. Always get back to any request within 24 hours. Having a catalogue of top quality images of your work is essential.”

Julie Bennett, a SLWA who has created the public face of SLWA with the design for our flyers, underlined the importance of a catalogue of good images. She provided information on how to take good pictures and how to manipulate them.

Beth Wintgens, a SLWA painter has recently taken over her parents framing shop, so she understands the business from both angles. “Good quality bespoke framing can be expensive, but this expenditure is well worth it if it secures a sale. The cost of framing is added on top of what you would normally charge so you can reimburse your costs when the painting sells…it more cases than not, a great frame will complete a picture and in turn you can justify that higher price tag”
[Ed: For special offers on framing for SLWA members go to our Noticeboard]

Look out next week for a summary of the tips given by Beth and Julie.

Artists had a full hour to discuss frames with Beth, to try out different packages like Photoshop and Microsoft Picture Manager on half a dozen laptops, to talk to Pippa about pricing chat with other SLWAs and meet Janice Tchalenko, our third selector, who joined us for the morning.

A final wrap up on Bankside Submission processes, the PV and how everyone can help with Bankside publicity brought an excellent session to an end.

In the next few weeks we will be passing on tips for the workshop and info on the PV etc in Bankside News – Keep reading.

“All sounds fantastic. It shows what can be achieved as a group”
Moira Jarvis, Lead of the Bankside Project talking to Janice Tchalenko, Bankside selector and Janet Tod. [with Susan Wood in the foreground]

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A workshop for everyone showing at Bankside
This Saturday 23 January, 10am to 1pm at Dulwich Picture Gallery, in the Linbury Room.
 The work for Bankside needs to be presented in a “highly professional  way ” so this is an opportunity to share your expertise with other professionals, to make sure you are familiar with this submission process and to improve your professional profile for this prestigious event.  
Introduction – Why Presentation is so important

  • Pippa Graber,  Curator  and Anita Klein, artist,
    Anita has exhibited at The Bankside Gallery

 Achieving perfection

  • Creating perfect images of your work for submission Julie Bennett Graphic Designer, SLWA
  • Choosing the best frames for your work, Beth Witgens, Framer, SLWA

 Practical session – Opportunity to talk to presenters and to work in small groups on 

  • Computer programmes for manipulating images
  • Frames and framing
  • Pricing
  • Selecting your best work
  • and more

 Your questions answered – Explanations from members of the Bankside project group

  • The submission process
  • The Private View and the Family Day
  • Publicising SLWA at Bankside – how you can help

 £5- includes coffee and biscuits.
Pay on the day.
Let  Leonie know you are coming so we can plan.  slwa@btinternet.com 

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We have 87 artists taking part in our SLWA Bankside show exhibiting 114 pieces.
There is still some space left if you wish to exhibit a second or third work.
Contact Leonie on slwa@btconnect.com for details.

The workshop for everyone showing at Bankside –  “Presenting your work to its best advantage” –
is on Saturday 23 January, 10am-1pm, the Linbury Room, Dulwich Picture Gallery. (more…)

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1. Is there a size limit?
2D – including the frame is 1.2 square metres. (120cm height x 120cm width).
3D – the maximum size is 1.2 metres cubed. (120cm HxWxD)
2. My work is small, why do I have to pay £60 too?
 Finances for the Exhibition is tight, the fairest way is to sell a submission, as you can imagine with 100 artists work varies and it would be too difficult to set up a sliding size/price scale.
3. Why do I need to send three images when I am guaranteed a piece to be shown in the show?
We are putting on a professional exhibition and we want to involve all our artists, we would like it to be as coherent as possible and by having a selection process we hope to get the show to gel as much as we can.
4. Can I show more than one work?
Yes please see previous email your cheque is due NOW. Each extra piece will cost £60.
5. Help! My work is bigger than allowed what can I do?
 We have a few spaces for larger works up to 2m but you will need to pay the equivalent of 2 submissions i.e. £120 please let me know if you are interested in this.
6. Who will be selecting and curating my work?
Pippa Graber from Art Dog
Kelly Chorpening from Camberwell School of Arts
And one other to be decided
7. When do I need to send in my jpegs?
22 – 26 February
8. My Jpegs are terrible- what can I do?
Come to our workshop on January 23rd at the Dulwich Picture Gallery
9. When will I know what piece of work is selected?
At the end of March
10. Does my work really have to be framed?
This is a professional exhibition please look at the framing guidelines on the form carefully
11. Is my work insured?
When it is mirror plated to the wall in the gallery it will be insured, you need to have your own cover for other times.
12. When will the Private View be?
Wednesday April 28th 2010 6-9pm
13. Will any commission be taken on sales?
No, apart from bank charges; currently these charges are: Visa/Mastercard 1.6% Maestro/Visa debit 25p per transaction as at 1 September 2009.

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