An inspiration produces a series of images. Those images create a project. The project becomes a portfolio. The best pieces in the portfolio are shared with the public in an exhibition.
Join Federica Ghidelli and a team of experts and let them guide you towards reaching the next step in your photography journey.
Submit 3 images reflecting this year’s theme, ‘EMOTION’. (images must be 72ppi jpeg files). The best entries will define the list of artists chosen for the class. (Directions for uploading will be provided upon registration receipt.)
Submission deadline: Sunday February 10th 2019
The Exhibition Class is designed for students who have completed Photo 3 and who have not participated in the 16-week Show Class. Framed photographs will be displayed in at least two, and possibly three, venues in the greater Chicago area during 2019. The class will meet weekly, beginning Thursday March 14th. The first show is scheduled for May 2019 in Evanston; the second for July 2019 in Chicago. A third venue is being sought.
Applications for this class will include submission of three representative images reflecting this year’s theme, “EMOTION” with a non-refundable fee of $25. The three images must be a selection of a broader body of work. Those selected for participation will have the application fee applied to the registration fee. Each applicant’s images will be judged on how they reflect the theme, artistic value, composition and technical processing. Images will be reviewed by the instructor and curator of the exhibitions and other staff, who will make the selection of photographers.
For the first class, Thursday March 14th, the students are required to bring all their images, which are related to the 3 images submitted, in order to create a portfolio. The portfolio will include an artist statement and a well written biography. The students will also learn about editions and how to price their work. Guest lecturers will provide specific expertise on selected topics. From the images in the portfolio, six pieces will be chosen to be exhibited in the galleries. Each participant’s images will be included in each show. Depending on the size of the venue, each participant may display all six images or a lessor number, as determined by the gallery owner and CPC staff. In addition, the students will work on the creation of a portfolio related to the exhibited images. Publicity for each exhibition will be conducted by a combination of the venue and RSCPC.
The shows will last between two weeks and a month, depending on the venue’s needs. Each venue will retain a percentage of any sales, with the remainder for the photographer.
A minimum of five students is required to conduct this class; a maximum of eight students will be selected for this class.