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October, 2016

Wet Plate Collodion Workshop with Greg Martin – November 19

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We are excited to present our first ever Wet Plate Collodion Workshop at the Cleveland Print Room! Come and learn about this rare 1800’s photographic process that is still being practiced today.

This one-day, hands-on workshop will be an intensive introduction and exploration of wet plate collodion photography. Everything will be covered including the overview of the process, discussions of proper equipment, chemical preparation and mixing.

Throughout the ages, photographers have valued the ethereal look, handmade quality, and arcane yet simple materials of ambrotypes and tintypes. Wet Plate Collodion is the photographic process of pouring a light-sensitive collodion solution onto a plate of glass or blackened metal, then exposing and developing that plate while it’s still wet.

This much-requested workshop will cover how to mix all of the chemistry used in the wet plate collodion process (collodion, developer, fixer, silver nitrate solution, and sandarac varnish), proper handling of the necessary chemicals, where to purchase chemicals and materials, and recommended recipes.

Students will learn the techniques of preparing the plate, cutting and cleaning glass, pouring collodion, exposing, developing, fixing, and varnishing. All materials including chemicals, glass, and metal will be supplied. Each participant will be allowed to make at least one complete plate (5” x 7”) to take home.

Greg Martin and Matt Beckwith will be the instructors for this workshop.

Greg Martin is an artist/designer from Cleveland, Ohio. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, Martin has been practicing the art and craft of wet plate collodion photography for over 13 years. His collodion photography has been exhibited in numerous shows throughout the region, and has received multiple awards and recognition for his work.

Due to the intensive nature of this workshop, the class will be limited to only 10 people.

Cost for this workshop is $275 for members and $295 for non-­‐members. Feel free to bring a lunch.

Please contact info@clevelandprintroom.com or call 216-­802-9441 to prepay and register for this workshop.

NOTE: Wet plate collodion is a photographic process involves directly handling chemistry. Proper safety precautions will be followed, but those with issues with chemical sensitivities or issues with strong smells please note.

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Call for Art: 2016 Members Showcase: Off The Wall

2016 Members Showcase: Off The Wall

 

The Cleveland Print Room is seeking member submissions for our 2016 Members Showcase: Off The Wall, December 2 – December 16, highlighting the work of the valued members of our organization.

 

ELIGIBILITY

This show is open exclusively to current members of the Cleveland Print Room. This is a free, non-juried exhibition to showcase our members’ work.

All members may submit up to two original photographic works for this exhibition. Non-members who are interested in participating in the Members Showcase may join at our standard membership rates (Individual: $35; Student: $20; Individual+one: $50; Family: $75; Friend of CPR: $100; CPR Sponsor: $250) when dropping off work for the show.

“OFF THE WALL”

The show title explains the manner in which the work will be sold during the exhibit. Each member is asked to submit one or two photographic pieces. At least one will be hung and when one work sells, the second piece will be added to the gallery walls for sale. The weekend of the opening, Saturday & Sunday, December 3 and 4, is the ArtCraft Building Holiday Sale. During this once-a-year event, we open our doors at the Print Room to over one thousand art patrons hoping to find that special piece for the holidays. Thus, we will be selling members’ work directly off the walls.

SCHEDULE

Drop-off of Work: Thursday November 17 through Saturday November 19, and Tuesday November 22 between 12:00 and 6:00 p.m. (12:00 to 5:00pm on Saturday).

Exhibition Dates: December 2 – December 16, 2016

Opening Night Reception: Friday December 2, 2016, 5-9 p.m.

Pick up work: Saturday December 17, 2016, 12 to 5 p.m. OR on Monday, January 9, or Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 12 to 6pm. ALL WORK MUST BE PICKED UP BY JANUARY 10, 2017. Cleveland Print Room will not be responsible for any work left after that date.

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS

All current members of the Cleveland Print Room are eligible to submit two original photographs for this exhibition.

• Work must be delivered during the above-listed dates

• Please complete Members Showcase Entry Forms, or fill one out at time of drop-off.

• One half of the form must be attached to your work and the other handed to the CPR representative upon drop-off.

• Each entrant must sign & date a CPR Artist’s Agreement form.

• Participants may join or renew upon drop-off if they do not have a current membership and will be allowed at that time to submit their work for this exhibition. Please be prepared to complete a membership form and provide a check or credit card information for membership fee if this is the case.

• Entry forms for this exhibition can be found here:  

http://clevelandprintroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Members-Showcase-Entry-Form.pdf

• Members must also read and sign this exhibition agreement and submit it with their work: 

http://clevelandprintroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Off-The-Wall-Exhibition-Agreement.pdf

 

WORKS ACCEPTED FOR EXHIBITION

Work accepted for exhibition must meet the following criteria:

• Have been created within the last 5 years.

  •  All works must be properly framed and securely wiredready for hanging via wirePlease also submit your work in some kind of protective enclosure – for example, bubblewrap or brown wrapping paper.

 

  • Cannot exceed 24” x 24” including framing and mounting.

• Be clearly labeled with a completed and attached Members Showcase Entry Form.

• Preferably be for sale. CPR will retain 30% commission from works sold. Artists’ checks will be mailed within 30 days after the exhibition closes.

• Must arrive no later than 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

Please contact Shari with any issues about these requirements.

 

FINAL DECISIONS

Decisions made by CPR concerning eligibility are final. CPR reserves the right to refuse any artwork due to content, any work it considers too fragile or heavy to exhibit, or that has extraordinary installation requirements. Prior to submission, please address eligibility questions to info@clevelandprintroom.com

PICKUP OF ARTWORK AFTER EXHIBIT

• Unsold work must be picked up on Saturday December 17, 2016, 12 to 5 p.m. OR on Monday, January 9, or Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 12 to 6pm.

  • All works not retrieved by December 22 are subject to disposal at the discretion of CPR including public auction or donation.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have any questions or need further assistance please contact Shari at info@clevelandprintroom.com.

If you are unsure about the status of your membership or if you have any questions about the benefits of CPR membership or joining, again please contact Shari at info@clevelandprintroom.com.

 

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Silent Auction Items available at this Sunday’s FOTO Brunch Fundraiser at Mahall’s 20 Lanes in Lakewood

Thanks to the donors of the following items which will be up for grabs as part of the Silent Auction at this Sunday’s FOTO Brunch Fundraiser at Mahall’s 20 Lanes in Lakewood! For more information and to get your tickets, please go here.

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