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Friday, March 22, 2013

The Abbey art show--final details!

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!
 
 
 

8 comments:

charlotte said...

They have two types of black matte board with white core at Palace. One is just the matte board, the other comes with a backing piece. I'm thinking that the one with the backing piece will make it easier to mount. Does it matter which one we use? They are identical from the front, but the one with the backing will have about a 1/4 inch depth.
Thanks!

Blessed said...

That's an excellent question, Charlotte. I did not see the one with the backing--I was at the Capitola Palace, so maybe that was one difference. Yes, the one with the backing would be easier to mount your work on. Or, if you are like me and already bought the thin black matte board that does not have a back, you will just need to either tape your work in place on the back side (if your work does not need much support) or will have to cut your own paperboard backing. As long as the backing does not show from the side, it's fine--you can marry the work to the matte however is most logical. If you want to use the one with the backing piece, that is fine too.

Yes, it would be ideal if we all used the exact same depth--but I am content with us all using the same black matte with the white core, and don't care what dimensions the matte has. I think visually the whole display will still be cohesive on the wall.

Only a couple of days--I'm excited!

Heather said...

Are the pieces not to be framed, only mounted with the black mat board? Or can they be framed as well?

Blessed said...

Excellent question, Heather. Yes, please only matte the piece, do not frame them. We are using the matte board as a unifying element, and if some pieces are framed, it will likely disrupt the effect. However, once the show is over, having your piece matted already will make it a snap for framing for your own home gallery! ; )

Leah Mastilock said...

Is there a flyer or post I can share on FB with just the details of the art opening (date, time, location) and dates for how long the art will be up?
thank you

Blessed said...

Leah, there is not an official flyer--would you like to make one? ; ) All the info I know about the opening and show are here in this post, so you are welcome to make something to advertise it! (Or is anyone else volunteering?) If you do it, would you please just share it on facebook in homecruzers so the rest of us can share it too? That would be great!

All I know about the dates of the show is that it will be up for the month of April.

Leah Mastilock said...

I didn't make a flyer exactly, but I did post the info for the opening on my blog and shared it on the Homecruzers FB page: http://www.sandytoescreations.com/2013/04/homeschool-art-show-at-abbey.html

Leah Mastilock said...

I didn't make a flyer exactly, but I did post the info for the opening on my blog and shared it on the Homecruzers FB page: http://www.sandytoescreations.com/2013/04/homeschool-art-show-at-abbey.html