Country Grocery update.
We, Rachel and Curt, have met with the management of Country Grocer and now have a much better understanding of what they wish to do with the west wall of the new café.
Country Grocer would like to create an “art wall”. They see the wall being used by artistic Salt Spring Island groups on a rotating basis. We have been given the premier opening show to be up for the month of November. We will have three shows each year; one every four months. Country Grocer will take responsibility for choosing the art groups (one which will be children’s art).
Country Grocer will prepare the wall for hanging framed art. This will include painting the wall a more neutral color.
Salt Spring Photography Club.
Ø For each show, six matted and framed pieces would be appropriate for the space. The minimum frame size is: 16x20. The maximum frame size is 24x30.
Ø During any one show, six different club members would each show one piece unless there are less than six members interested.
Ø Each piece will be identified by the name of the piece and photographer. If someone wants to purchase the piece, a SSPC phone contact will be displayed on the wall.
Ø The wall will indicate that the works are from the Salt Spring Photography Club.
Ø A sign-up sheet will be created on the Club’s web site and members will be chosen on a first come basis to hang a piece at Country Grocer. The sign up sheet will allow a member to indicate a future month of preference. The sign up sheet is in the Forum area of our web site.
Country Grocer allows us to put any image of our choice on the wall with certain conditions. 1. All images should be appropriate for a “family setting”. 2. They ask that we be sensitive to the season of the year as that is important in the stores marketing. Example: Christmas images belong to December and not other months. 3. If we wish to have a theme, we may do so. Rachel and I think that there is no need for a theme because it puts un-necessary conditions onto club members.
While this is not exactly what we discussed at the September meeting, we feel that it is another wonderful opportunity for members to share their work with the community. It will be an easy task for us to undertake as all we need to do is gather the framed photo, makes up some identification tags the wall and hang the work. Eighteen different photographers will have displayed their work each year. This will open up other opportunities as gallery owners become familiar with the high quality of our work.
Rachel and Curt