Exhibit Date Tracker
Ever get confused which art shows are coming up, 
what the deadlines are for submission, drop off, openings and pickups? 
I sure do and here's my cheat sheet!
Click the button above to see the Google Sheet that I built to track the visual arts events with open calls in Williamson County. I enter the deadlines for submission, acceptance, delivery, opening party (yeah!) and pickup, then the magic formulas take over. 
The exhibition names are in BLUE if they are upcoming, GREEN if they are currently showing and GRAY of they have finished. If an exhibit name is underlined, it contains a hyperlink directly to the organizer's exhibit page so that you can get more details and the latest info.
For the dates, the cells are highlighted GREEN if the deadline is within 30 days, YELLOW if within 1 week and RED if today! Dates in ITALICS are approximate dates.
Why is the link above a button?
My web site provider does not have the functionality to embed Google Sheets code into this page, so the button is just a fancy hyperlink to the spreadsheet. It is completely safe, you are not downloading an app or a script and are not submitting any personal information.
And while I do update the information whenever I hear of a change, please do check with the organizer when there are critical dates. 
Also, many upcoming exhibits are subject to change due to the current health crisis.
Try it out today!

Growing as an Artist through Bookmaking

All artists are storytellers...
What story does your art tell?
What kind of story can you tell if you string together a collection of your art??
Would you like to inspire your viewer more deeply about your artistic mission or view of the world???
If so, it is time for you to make a book so that you can better engage your viewer and improve your eye for your art!


6 Questions to get YOU started on YOUR own book

1.
What makes YOU and YOUR ART unique?
2.
WHAT story do you want to tell?
3.
WHO do you want to tell the story to?
4.
HOW do you want your reader to feel?
5.
WHEN will your reader view it?
6.
WHERE will your reader get your book?

Your answers become your Creative Brief!


Bookmaking Workflow

Your Art
Digitize your art
Develop your art images to the best it can be
Create collections of candidate images & edit ruthlessly, go back to #2

The Story
Curate your collections into themes or “book exhibitions”
Create a narrative to pull your reader in
A word about words

The Design
Choose a book format that works with your “creative brief”
Create a design & flow that works with your theme & your brand
Use clear consistent design that enhances readability

The Print
Proofread
Upload & Print
Share!

Photographs of Your Artwork
Do you need professional quality photographs of your 2D or 3D art for print or web?
I can help with that!

I use pro-grade cameras, lenses and lighting with proven techniques to accurately capture your art in digital format so that you can best represent your art when you post online on web or social media, submit to juried art exhibitions or even make large prints.
A session comes in 2 parts:
The First Part is a photo session at a gallery or my home studio. Once the equipment is set up and warmed up, 30 minutes should cover 6-8 pieces of 2D art. For 3D art, the piece count depends on the complexity of the piece and the number of angles and detail shots that you would like.
The Second Part is an editing session on my color-calibrated computer system at my home studio (you do not need to be present for this part). I carefully select the best shots for each piece of art, crop them, ensure color quality and then output each one at several different quality levels. 

(1) Small JPEG files 
For exhibition submissions and social/web postings.
(2) Large JPEG files
For printing and high quality display.
(3) Extra Large TIFF files
For editing and manipulation. 
Note: Different print paper types and print providers might require you to adjust brightness or colors to match the print profiles / processes and a TIFF gives you the most flexibility.
(4) Original RAW files
In case you want to "develop" your images from scratch.
Note: RAW files will inherently look flat and dull prior to processing, but they are great for adjusting white balance and revealing the detail in the bright highlights and the dark shadows.

You get all of your images on an easy to use USB stick! 
Additionally, you own the copyright and the exclusive use of the images of your artwork.
Contact me at favretfoto@gmail.com if you'd like to learn more, have needs other than what I described above or would just like to talk through how to do it yourself!

Thank you for visiting!
Charlie

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