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    Seattle Sketch Group Gallery Show (Portraits)

    Hey all,

    In an effort to raise some funds for the group (with the eventual goal of funding a steady meeting area, and possibly opening our own gallery) we are going to start with our first gallery show. We are hoping to have the show in a local gallery around January. We've scoped out the place, Art Not Terminal, just north of Downtown. It costs 200 bucks to show in the basement for a month, 300 dollars fronted for a security deposit (which is fully refundable barring major damage), not counting monies for promotion and for putting together the presentation package. Here's the skinny...

    Looking at total costs somewhere in the range of 700 dollars, If we can pull together around 20+ participants, that makes the total amount around 30+ dollars each, or so. The more people who chip in, the less the show costs each of us. There is no signing up ahead of time, turning in a piece(s) is the contract to split the costs, assuming we get enough entries to make it feasable.

    We will be putting together a presentation package to take before the Art Not Terminal board on the 7th of November (2 weeks later). Upon approval, we will book the next available month, which is January at this time.

    Of course, any comments, questions, suggestions welcome.

    The first step is to collect entries. The due date is going to be the 23rd of October. The subject is "Portraits", the medium and size is determined by you. Your entries MUST have black frames. We will use this to keep everything looking like one show. You can enter any number of pieces, and splitting the cost is based on people, not on pieces per person, entered. Entries are considered donations, but from the cost recouped for each sale 40% will go into a group account, and 60% will go back to the artist.

    Example: You submit 2 pieces and price each at 100 dollars. Upon acceptance of the show at Art Not, you pay (along with all the others) your percentage of the cost of the show. You sell both pieces for a total of 200 dollars. You get 120 dollars back right off, and 80 dollars goes into the group account.

    Assuming this is successful, and the group wants to do another show, we will then have the money in the bank to front for the costs, security deposits, and promotion from there, and not be relying on gathering a certain amount of participants to split the costs.

    The 300 dollar security deposit is refundable, which means at the conclusion everyone will get thier share of that back as well.

    If any professionals on the site not in the group wish to donate a piece(s), you'd be welcome to. Please PM myself, nova, or Ben Mauro. Any long distance professionals willing to donate would not need to chip in on costs of the show, and once we have some funds, will reimburse you for shipping. Just a thought, if any professionals attending the workshop wish to participate, we could arrange transportation of the pieces from there if some people from Seattle end up driving down...

    Thanks! Lets get workin on some killer portraits!!

    Here is some pictures of the space taken last Sunday in no perticular order:


    Seattle Sketch Group Gallery Show (Portraits)

    Seattle Sketch Group Gallery Show (Portraits)

    That's Ben in the white dress.
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    Seattle Sketch Group Gallery Show (Portraits)

    Seattle Sketch Group Gallery Show (Portraits)

    Seattle Sketch Group Gallery Show (Portraits)

    Seattle Sketch Group Gallery Show (Portraits)
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    This sounds like a great idea dude. Though I've never managed to make it to one of the SSGs, I'd love to contribute some shit and help with the costs.
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    sounds like a cool idea but what exactly are you trying to raise money for? i think instead of trying to find a place to rent out we should keep tryin to find a place where we can draw w/out having to pay, the gallery idea is cool but i dont know about the whole splitting the profits thing, kinda unfair if someone brings in like 1000 and someone else brings in like 100 but i dun know
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmask
    sounds like a cool idea but what exactly are you trying to raise money for? i think instead of trying to find a place to rent out we should keep tryin to find a place where we can draw w/out having to pay, the gallery idea is cool but i dont know about the whole splitting the profits thing, kinda unfair if someone brings in like 1000 and someone else brings in like 100 but i dun know
    there is no splitting profits. all the monies made from the sale will go into a sketch group account. entries are donations. if we can eventually get a space of our own, we could have a meeting place, and maybe a gallery where some of our artists/aspiring artists could work, create artwork, and sell artwork.

    I think you're missing the point, dude. It's about creating a solid local community of artists to all support each other, help each other out, and help everyone make art better and more accessibly. It's not about profit sharing and stuff...
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    What a great idea. I really hope this comes together for you all.
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    thats what i was confused about, i didnt know whether this was for profit or what you said because you were really vague on how the money would be used and you really have no solid plan it seems other than, lets start raising money by selling art.
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    hmmmm.. whats the sketch group fund for? I like vitas.. why do we need to draw anywhere else?

    just my 2 cents...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetpack42
    Hey all,

    In an effort to raise some funds for the group (with the eventual goal of funding a steady meeting area, and possibly opening our own gallery)

    I've mentioned twice how we plan on using the money, once we raise some. In addition to funding group shows (so we wouldnt all have to chip in), we could rent some space in Seattle which would provide
    -a meeting place (if we needed one, not to say we couldnt go other places)
    -a work space (don't have the room to set up your easel and paint at home? set it up at the group space and paint away. a place to get together on off days with other artists and create)
    -a gallery (we can show our work and sell our work (to make money for ourselves, in addition to the group), at our own discresion)

    It could be a hub for local artists, on ConceptArt and otherwise. Maybe the group would be able to help get a CA workshop in Seattle (with location assitance, funds, who knows how big we could get?).

    Who knows, man. Once we've got something going, the sky is the limit. It has to start somewhere though...and that somewhere is here.
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    I feel like I need to add:

    Our group isn't run by me. The money isn't going to be run by me. There's been several of us organizing and putting things together, from the meets to this plan for the show.

    Ben Mauro (ben)

    nova (laura)

    Bojee (alan)

    and myself (michael)

    All of us have been collaberating on everything. The only reason we run things is because we've taken the initiative to say "hey, lets do this". In a month, I'm leaving to Watts (Encinitas, California), so I won't be helping with anything then, but I want to help out as much as possible before I leave. In December, Alan is moving to Baltimore.

    The money will be put into a group account opened by whoever is organizing things at the time alongside ben and laura. Anybody is welcome to step in and help out. Your own involvement with the group is based on your own initiative.

    We're striving to really create a solid group that will go beyond (but also include ) shooting the breeze at Vita's. I'd hate to come back to Seattle in a year to find that sketch night petered out because people just didn't care....

    Bottom Line: It's a team effort. The more people who help out, the better it will be.
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    cool JP.. I wasnt trying to be a naysayer.. this was just the first info Ive heard about show people were talking about last friday. I was really excited at the chance to sell some artwork. Have never done that before. and I REALLY like meeting up at vitas to draw each week. I was just trying to chime in a "?" on why we would want to move. I get it now.. not sure I agree but hey im new and will go along for the ride. Thanks for the planning!

    I look forward to turning in a piece or 2.
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    Let me also add, we are doing our best to work this out to the best of the groups satisfaction.

    Thank goodness for Bojee, he's really been a huge help on this.
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    hey guys,

    let's open up the.. uh.. cafe for some discussion tomorrow about the gallery, the space, etc. get your questions answered, give some ideas, drink some coffee, throw confetti.

    ~ laura

    ps. thank goodness for bojee, wha a sweetheart
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    im in, let me know how i can help, thanks for the clear up jp
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