Finding the Best Places to Exhibit Your Photographs
|Brattleboro Vermont Works Bakery Cafe|
I never miss an opportunity for self-promotion so this week I would like to talk about what makes a great venue for an exhibition of your work. It is not by accident that I just hung twenty pictures for my March show at the Brattleboro Vermont Works Bakery Cafe, one of the nicest commercial locations in my corner of New England.
|Keene New Hampshire Wor|
|Morning Mist, Peacham Vermont|
So what are the features of a good exhibition venue. Here I am speaking mostly of restaurants, but the criteria are essentially valid in any location. I have seldom found the ideal location but here are some factors to consider as you explore your neighborhood for places to "show the work".
|Moss Glen Falls, Granville Vermont|
Hang in There:
Over the years I have seen every kind of hanging system,
|Hanging Strip at Brattleboro Works|
They improve the attractiveness of the show and make installation much easier and more secure.
|Hanging at the Keene Works|
For me lightening is the most important factor in a venue. The one or two people who regularly read my blog know that complaints about inadequate or non-existent lighting are a recurring issue.
|Track lighting at the Brattleboro Works|
|Dump Rake in the Mist, Dummerston Vermont|
Timing is Everything:
|Lupines, Sugar Hill New Hampshire|
|Velvet Surf, Pemiquid Light|
Missing in Action,
I am writing this as I sip my coffee at a corner table at the Works. Nice place. Wonderful photographs. I never tire of watching people look at my work, so if you are in the area drop by. Unfortunately right now the place is mostly populated by pimply teenagers, awash with raging hormonal angst. Not the best audience. Add that to my list.
|Invitation, Hinsdale New Hampshire|
|Winters Grip, Spofford, New Hampshire|
If you can't make it to Brattleboro this month, check out the images on my Brattleboro Works Flickr Set: