MF Charlie Chan 5:38pm, 4 August 2008
Hey guys and gals,

I decided it would be cleaner to start a new thread for all this junk.

The show is set for Friday, August 15th from 8-10pm. I'm thinking about 3-5 photos from everyone that wants to be involved. If you have a bunch of small ones or one really big one, that works well. I just really want to cover this new gallery.

Dominic's Downtown Tattoo will the venue. It is located near the bookstore, in the old City Hall, across from the casino. This will be their first art show. The owner is dropping a lot of money into hanging equipment and lighting stuff. So, this should be a kick ass start to a new art show venue.

I need 100% confirmations from everyone who will show and how many works they plan to show at what sizes. I will also need an email soon with all the information that will go next to the pieces on small info cards. I need; title, artist full name, email, price, size, process, etc.

I'm meeting with the owner of the shop today about having beer and who will provide it. I'm sure I can get a sweet discount on brewhouse beer but we need to find out if we can serve it first. As far as food, I was wondering if someone would be interested in making something special for the show.

I am a graphic designer but have next to no time, if anyone is interested in making a poster and postcards, let me know asap. All I need is a designer, I have someone to print and hang them.

One hanging stipulation, the backs of your work need to have a wire hanger on them, this will speed up the hanging process, which is planned for Thursday the 14th after 8pm.

I think this is all for now. Please respond to this thread if you'll be involved as soon as possible.

Thanks,
Jimi Sides
MF Charlie Chan 10 years ago
I took a tally from the other thread, correct me if I'm wrong or right. I would also like full names.

Photogs:
-Shawn T
-Sjixxxy
-iamthehighplainsdrifter
-aReasontoHope
-lCarlson
-hbrStudios
-jnovek
-MOEview

We need more people down for this, at 3 - 5 images a piece, that is somewhere between 24 - 40 images. I would like more people cause I know I brought them through and I'm not expecting everyone to have 5 images to hang.

Thanks
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N. Lindstrom Photo Posted 10 years ago. Edited by N. Lindstrom Photo (admin) 10 years ago
Hey Im still in, I can have 4 to hang for sure.
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I am in Too.
I know I have 3 but let me get back to you on that as I may have more.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
I'll probably do 3 11x14s, B&W wet prints. (11x14 is the biggest paper I have)

Jason
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
I'll have up to 4. I'll print them at various sizes between 8x10 & 16x20, and will see what we have room for.
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N. Lindstrom Photo Posted 10 years ago. Edited by N. Lindstrom Photo (admin) 10 years ago
Ill throw this out there too: If anyone needs matting, Ill cut them for nothin' as long as you provide the board.

Sorry, but I can only do single layer.
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Akatzmarkphotography 10 years ago
Cool i know Dominic's wife.
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lcarlson 10 years ago
I am involved. See you in a week or so.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
I am in for 3 -- all the same size and will be somewhere around 25x30 when completed.
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I will have 4 prints. all 8x12
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I am looking at 3
1 - 16x24
2 - 8x12
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Well heres a quick option I made at work, I am by NO MEANS a graphic designer. Obvious additions would include, oh maybe names or whatever else.

Just a thought, since I havent seen anyone else give it a go.

test1
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
We should probably do some comparing so we don't all enter the similar images.

I'm thinking of doing three of these ones:

Galaxy!

Warfare

I Have No Idea What This Is

Stacks Of Porn

Air Conditioner

Jason
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
My prints are arriving today and I got a stack of Goodwill frames to jam them into. I should be Good to go.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
Jimi, out of curiousity, what is the status on the promo stuff? Did it get done?
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
My three prints are drying as we speak.

Jason
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How about hanging? Is it Thursday after 8? I can't make it for the Friday opening as I will be out of town for a wedding.
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Jimi my 4 photos are titled

Black Books
Dan please report to the ER
Rooftop 1
Rooftop 2

By Aaron Molina
www.moeview.com
moeview@gmail.com
all 8x12's
$45
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3 - 8x12's
Hanging Around
Fun House
Love Hulk Tender

Shawn Thompson
www.shawnthompsonphotography.com
$25 per un-framed/un-matted print

Process - Digital
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
4 16x20 frames

Environment One
Environment Two
Environment Three
Environment Four

Nate Lindstrom
www.itwasreallysomethinginitsday.com
The whole framed shebang $75 (ea)
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aReasontoHope 10 years ago
"Playboy"
Allison Marie Morse
$75 Framed

1 16x20 framed
thetruth_ishidden@hotmail.com
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Are we gonna promote this thing at all? Seriously. I don't want to end up hanging out awkwardly @ Dominic's for two hours like I did at the Red Mug. It's too "Flight Of The Conchords" for me. If it's gonna be like that, I'll hang my junk and split.

Jason
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N. Lindstrom Photo Posted 10 years ago. Edited by N. Lindstrom Photo (admin) 10 years ago
If everyone wants to pool money for quarter sheets I will put them in all three stores, in every pizza sold. Tomorrow is the start of our Customer Appreciation and I can garuntee a minimum of 1000 units will go out the door. Close to 1600 on Friday.

If anyone is interested let me know ASAP and Ill see how fast I can get them printed. Im not going to get stuck with the entire bill.

Another option is to write a brief press release and send it to every person in your emails address folder.

I have not seen or heard any promotion thus far.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
I have completed my 3 pieces, all 12x18 prints (24x32 "mounted")

Travel, Restroom
Angry
Old Brick and Sky

Each:
Digital print
H. Brian Rauvola
www.hbrstudios.com
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HBRstudios Posted 10 years ago. Edited by HBRstudios (admin) 10 years ago
I will chip in for promotion, as well. How much will it take?
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N. Lindstrom Photo Posted 10 years ago. Edited by N. Lindstrom Photo (admin) 10 years ago
Here's what I got:

B&W on 20# paper

3000 quarter sheets is 40.32

2000 quarter sheets is 26.93

I think 1000/store would do nicely and it wouldnt cost much more to get some extras to litter ther streets with.

They are just copies, but both our company and myself have used them and they are nice for the price. PaperHog BTW.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
So $40.32 split between however many want to, right? I would say at least 2 more people go in on it by the end of the day or we drop it.

Sound OK?

Jimi -- Has anyone done any press releases to the media?
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aReasontoHope 10 years ago
Why hasn't Jimi even replied to this topic lately?
He's the one that set this shit up.... I'd like to know by tonight what's really going on. Do I just show up at 8 tomorrow night?
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N. Lindstrom Photo Posted 10 years ago. Edited by N. Lindstrom Photo (admin) 10 years ago
Yeah just split between who ever is in.

Agreed. Ill throw in $10.

I would like to know by early afternoon so I can have them done and ready tomorrow at 11:00

If we are going to do this I need 1st and last names of everyone showing. I know some but not all, so if anyone can help out with the name game please do so.
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I will contribute to the flyers.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
Probably just show up. I think that is what I and others will be doing.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
I posted name, etc. info up above, if you didn't already have it.
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N. Lindstrom Photo Posted 10 years ago. Edited by N. Lindstrom Photo (admin) 10 years ago
Yep, I guess I just a last names for Kip.

Or should we make something up? : 0
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
Oh, feel free! How about Schokolovskyninen?
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Bummer, I was just gonna go with Kipland Ronald Dynamite
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
Kip C. Feldman...
MF Charlie Chan Posted 10 years ago. Edited by MF Charlie Chan (member) 10 years ago
Hey Guys, sorry I haven't been on here in awhile, I've been having computer problems, my internet was shut off, and I've been very busy. No excuse though.

I got the posters done and hung them up. Hopefully they don't get taken down right away, I've made a lot of enemies in this town.

I've got my fingers crossed when it comes to The Wave. I've given them a lot of photos for free and I asked if they would kindly feature our little show in their weekly picks. I'm not counting on this coverage but I hope it comes through.

We have a few options for when to hang. We can hang thursday night after 9. Or you can come in on Friday morning, probable between 10-12.

I'm not sure about food yet. Dave was supposed to get back to me but I haven't talked to him in a few days. I think he's gonna shell out some cash for drink but not food. My mom is coming up and I think she might bake some cookies but I'm open to any other ideas that are cheap and quick.

I'll make all the info cards tomorrow that go with the works. I also have a basic artist statement describing the whole situation and the DPG.

People never show up for openings, even with a ton of press coverage and posters. The important thing, it's up for a month. Keep letting people know about it.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
So, to verify -- we can show up tomorrow at 9:00 pm to hang, correct?
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Do we want quarter sheets or can we do without?
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It can't hurt to have them, it is more exposure. I will throw in a Ten Spot.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
I like the idea of the quarter sheets, but I have nary a dime until my next payday in a week and a half. I can toss you a fiver at that time.

All three of my images are printed and framed. I hope I can sell even just one @ ~$35 so I can afford to replenish my now depleted cache of 11x14 paper.

Jason
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Alright, Ill see what I can do. I have a meeting this afternoon and Im not sure how long it will last.
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Sorry guys, I didn't get a chance to get up there. Life is crazy as hell this week with C.A. going on, not to mention an employee bailed on me yesterday.

Sorry to dissapoint
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Couldn't you have used a Jedi mind Trick to make the employee stay?
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Tell me about it, holy weak minded....
fallfaceforward 10 years ago
good luck with the opening tonight- i'm sorry i can't make it i'm headed out of town for the weekend. I'll make a point to stop in next week and check it out.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
Does anybody know if things got hung OK last night?
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Does anyone know if Im still supposed to bring pizza?
MF Charlie Chan 10 years ago
I got the pizza!

see ya guys soon
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
How did it go? There was a chance we could have made it later, but it didn't happen. We will have to stop by over the weekend.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Brian,

It was a lot of fun! Special thanks to Jimi for making this happen. Dominic's looks like an awesome new venue for Duluth artists.

Jason
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