Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Exposed DC Photography Show – 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Exposed DC Photography Show – 10th Anniversary Exhibition

An exhibit of 47 images of the Washington metro area
Opening reception: Thursday, March 10, 6 to 10 p.m., Carnegie Library, 801 K Street NW
Local photography groups will provide entertainment and activities in the ballroom
Exhibition Magazine and Poster: 10th year commemorative editions available for purchase
 Best in Show awards chosen by a panel of distinguished local photographers
Beer provided by Bluejacket Brewery; Beats by DJ Neville C.
Advance tickets: Adult $35 / Under 21 $20 / 12 and Under FREE
– Door tickets: $45 / Under 21 $30 / 12 and Under FREE
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Exposed DC is celebrating 10 years of the Exposed DC Photography Show this year. It will be hosted by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. from March 10 to April 1, 2016, on the second floor of the Carnegie Library.

These 47 winning photographs were chosen from a contest for their unique view of the Washington area – not as a political venue or tourist destination, but as a place where we live and work and love every day. Five of those photographs will be awarded our Best in Show prizes, each one chosen by a panel of distinguished metro-area photographers: Lucian Perkins, Susana Raab, Lauren Stockbower, Yodith Dammlash, and Carolyn Russo.

To celebrate a decade of amazing local photography, the Exposed DC opening reception will be held throughout the Carnegie Library; cocktail attire suggested. We’re showing our commitment to fostering photography for all skill levels and pursuits by partnering with local photography groups to provide entertainment and engaging activities throughout the Library: Critical ExposureCapital Photography CenterLeica Store DC, The Exposure Group African American Photography AssociationIGDC, HOIST Studio, and APA|DC
D.C.’s own Bluejacket Brewery will provide their original brews at an open bar; complimentary wine and snacks will also be available. DJ Neville C. will provide dance tunes in the Carnegie Library’s fantastic L'Enfant Map Room.

A full color 10th Anniversary Exhibition Magazine with the last 5 years of winning photos be available at the opening, along with the 5th Anniversary Magazine companion volume from 2006-2011.

Exhibit hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday, March 12: 10am-4pm
(Exhibit closed March 17, 18, 22)
Closing day: Friday, April 1

All photographs displayed will be for sale.

Art fair fees

Just as an example of the spectacular financial burden of art fairs: Just finishing assembling all the paperwork required by my accountant to do 2015 taxes.

In 2015 we paid $66, 466 in art fair fees + $738 in art fair insurance + $3, 938 in travel/hotels to/from them + $908 in food + $1200 in shipping expenses after the fairs (we use the gallery van to drive the work to/from fairs and thus save those massive shipping expenses).

That's $73, 250 Samolians in expenses for five art fairs in 2015! About $14,650 per art fair.

And still, that's the main way to go if one wants to expose, expand and move artwork.