Allrighty, folks! We are in our last week before the art pieces are due at the Abbey. So now is the time for me to share with you all the last bits of information you will need before the show. I asked Philip, the assistant to the Abbey art director, a bunch of questions, and here is what I learned:
Dropping off your art:
They will start installing the art when the Abbey closes at 8:00 p.m. next Wednesday, March 27. This means you need to bring the art to the Abbey before 8 on that day. Anytime that afternoon or early evening should be fine--I will make sure the Abbey workers that day know the pieces are coming, so they can direct you where to leave them. Unfortunately, there is not a space to secure all of the art before the day of the installation. I do not responsibility for your children's masterpieces, but I will be glad to work out necessary arrangements with families who might be out of town for Spring Break.
How you can help with the installation:
I have heard from one family offering carpentry services with the installation. Great! May I suggest you either show up right before 8 the night of the installation ready to offer your services, or email Philip in advance at phillip at lincolnstreetstudios dot com. Thanks!
How to label your child's art:
Please make one placard for each piece of art you submit. The placard should be on white cardstock cut to 3 x 5 inches. The information you should include on the placard, in this order:
1. Name of piece
2. by Child or children's name(s), age ____
3. Medium used for the piece (for example, watercolor or paper mosaic)
Please print out these cards (i.e. please do not handwrite), using any font you desire as long as it is approx. 18 pt. boldface. Please center the information on the card.
When you drop off your art piece, please make sure the placard is safely taped to the back (but in a way that will not harm the front of the placard, as these will be hung by your child's art).
The art show Opening!
The Opening will be held Saturday, April 6th there at the Abbey, from 4-6. Please invite your family and friends to come and celebrate our children's artistic achievements!
How you can help with the art Opening:
I have also heard from two parents offering to bring desserts to the opening. Yes, let's make it a party! Let's make it a dessert/snack potluck, and everyone who can, please bring a finger food to share. Let's try to avoid messy things like chips, please, as the Abbey will be hosting their monthly Open-Mic Night at 7, and we don't want to cause extra work for the Abbey staff. So I'm thinking veggies and dip, cut up fruit, and of course finger-lickin' desserts like brownies and cookies!
Is there anyone who can help provide napkins? Small paper plates? (Please, no plastic.) Please leave a comment below and let me know. Thanks!
For drinks, we will rely upon the fabulous offering of the Abbey, who is being so generous to host us We can show our thanks through our patronage. : )
The show will run:
The show will be up for the month of April!
Any more questions?
Please do not email me if you have questions, but instead leave them as a comment to this post. This way everyone may benefit from the answers.
One last thing:
I just want to remind everyone that this show does have three required elements:
1) the overall theme of "New Life"
2) the construction theme of layers
3) the mounting of each piece, using the black matte board specified in the earlier post. This board is found at Palace Arts, and comes in pre-cut sizes over in the framing department. It is black with white core. There is also black with white core matte board in the do-it-your-self section to the back left corner of the store. Just make sure it is black with the white core. It is not foam board, but like heavy paper stock.
I look forward to seeing everyone's creations!