Club Camera Tucson Presents
The Photographic Imagery of Club Camera Tucson
Featured at The Ranch House Art Gallery
Agua Caliente Park
12325 East Roger Road, Tucson, AZ 85749
Club Camera Tucson members have the opportunity to exhibit their gallery-quality images at the Roy P. Drachman Agua Caliente Regional Park Ranch House Art Gallery in northeast Tucson. The ranch house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, houses a gift shop, visitor center and art gallery for the park. Ten exhibits featuring regional artists are hosted annually, and Club Camera Tucson was selected to be featured in the gallery for a month-long showing from Saturday, February 16, 2019 to Wednesday, March 14, 2019. Open hours for the gallery are Wednesdays-Sundays, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We will have a public “Meet the Artists” Reception at the gallery which is currently (tentatively) scheduled for Sunday, February 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The theme & title of the exhibit is “In the Steps of the Masters.” Club Camera Tucson is promoting the exhibit and reception through press releases in local media and listings in “calendar” sections of local publications, in addition to Agua Caliente’s regular promotional activity. The Club will also make available flyers, invitations and announcements for members to use in helping to spread the word about the show.
Profits from any sales go directly to the photographer—Agua Caliente does not take any gallery fee or commission. But neither do they handle sales on behalf of the artist. Those interested in purchasing prints must contact the photographer directly, so members wishing to sell their images must provide contact and pricing information. The Club will prepare description cards to accompany each image, and will make a sales book listing each photographer’s contact information and pricing for their work. Photographers may provide a supply of business cards or brochures with contact information as well.
With approximately 88 linear feet of wall space in the gallery, we will be able to display as many as 45 pieces, depending upon the sizes of the framed images submitted. To be considered for this juried opportunity, images must be submitted for approval and acceptance to the Selection Committee, which will review the images and make the final selection of the pieces to be hung. We’d like to make the opportunity to display available to as many members as possible.
Each member wishing to display must provide:
Your best, gallery-quality imagery.
Prints must be matted and framed, and should be signed by the photographer.
Gallery-wrapped canvas images must be framed. No matting or glass required for canvas prints. Metal or Acrylic prints need not be framed.
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All images must be ready to hang, with wire hanging hardware.
Suggested minimum unframed image size: 8 x 10 inches (or 8 inches on the short side if a pano). Suggested maximum image size: approximately 16 x 20 inches. Larger images can be accepted, but on a limited basis. If your image warrants it, feel free to “go big.”
Up to 3 images may be submitted per club member. We may allow more images per member if wall space is still available after all members have had a chance to submit.
You are free to charge any price you wish for your image, or to provide an image “NFS” (Not For Sale). According to the director, art has sold for very little, up to the thousands of dollars at the gallery. Historically, the highest number of sales at the gallery are in the $125 – $250 range.
Imagery must fit the “Life and Landscapes of the Southwest” theme.
October-January (Deadline: January 10, 2019): Members submit images for review and approval to the Gallery Selection Committee. Club members should submit their images and information to the Committee using the online form at: https://tinyurl.com/Agua-Caliente-2019.
Mid-January: Members will be notified of their images’ approval for the exhibit. Payment of a $10 Hanging Fee is then due for each image accepted for hanging, and members can begin preparing their images for hanging.
Friday, February 15, 2019: Install exhibit. All pieces must be brought to the gallery between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., ready to be hung (wire required). Please have a business card sized information card attached to the back of the piece with your name, title of the piece, and phone number. Exhibit opens officially on February 16.
Sunday, February 24, 2016: “Meet the Artist” Reception, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., on the patio of the Ranch House Gallery.
All images depicting Life and Culture of Arizona and the Southwest, or Landscapes of the Southwest must be in Black and White, monochrome or sepia, are acceptable. These should be “Fine Art” quality, suitable for hanging in a home or business. Artistic interpretation, creative and abstracts within the photographic medium are acceptable.
The $10 Hanging Fee will cover the cost of reception, printing and preparing flyers and invitations, information cards, and a sales book.
The club will sponsor a series of open-to-the-public Photography Workshops at the park during the month of the show, and may offer to raffle off a piece of artwork at the Reception.
Any questions, please address them to a member of the Gallery Selection Committee: Tom Anderson, club president, or James Capo, Gallery Committee coordinator.