Posted by: David Vernon | January 28, 2009

Local Notes

Taloma Farmers 1A few local notes.

¶Photographer Kevin May will be taking part in a panel discussion this Saturday at the Peoria Art Guild. Entitled “Creating a Competitive Presentation of Your Art”, it will run from 1-2pm at the Guild. Admission is free to Guild members, or $5 for the rest of y’inz (as we used to say in Pittsburgh – Go Steelers!).

From the Guild’s release: “This is the first installment in a series of panel discussions geared toward both professional and amateur artists. Spreakers will focus on finding the most suitable venue for your work and maximizing your success at representation in an exhibition, art fair, or commercial gallery setting. Arts procesionals will speak at each installment and be open for questions and one-on-one discussion.

Kevin will talk about what constitutes a strong digital image; tips for photographing and / or finding the right photographer for your work; and creating a competitive edge through professional presentation.

They are asking for folks to RSVP by today. Contact the Guild at 637-ARTS (2787). Someone go and take notes for me – I’m otherwise commited.

¶Peoria photographer Ann Conver will be speaking at the next meeting of the Peoria Camera Club on February 3. Ann teaches photography (sometimes with me) at the Art Guild, and her topic at the Camera Club meeting is somewhat unique: How to Constructively Critique. This is something a lot of us can do naturally – but not necessarily well.

The Camera Club has moved to new digs – they’re now at The Christian Center, 4100 N. Brandywine Drive in Peoria, between the Jameson Inn & Suites and the First Assembly of God Church (thanks Tim L. for that tidbit). I’ll also have an update on a different special guest on February 17 – but the topic will be this blog and the Peoria Flickr group. Hmmmm.

¶ And speaking of the Camera Club, their annual seminar is upcoming on March 21. Jim Zuckerman will be the featured speaker this year, and the program is entitled “Eight Steps to Dramatic Photography”. Jim has his hands full following up on last year’s speaker: Frans Lanting. I will say that this annual seminar is always well done and well-attended. And it’s a bargain at $35 for members and $50 for non-members (but you can join for $15 and get the discounted rate – and then you’re in – a good investment).

Here’s the seminar brochure in electronic form.


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