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Saturday, May 01, 2004


Going Public

This morning, I hung 27 of my photos at the Annapolis Barnes & Noble - the first public showing of my work! The prints will be on display until May 31st - a whole month of free exposure.

B&N doesn't sell from this exhibit, but they provided a holder for my brochures and business cards, which have some prices and how to contact me. So now I'm waiting for the phone to start ringing and the emails to start coming in...

I stumbled across this venue in January. I was actually trying to find out how to market photo cards to B&N. I noticed that they were selling cards by a local photographer for $4.50 each. The person I was referred to, the Community Relations Manager, Darleen, didn't happen to know the details about the cards when I called her, but she said, "... how about exhibiting your photos here?"

I made an appointment to show her some of my work, and within minutes, she had booked me for the entire month of May. It's a really nice service for local artists and photographers. If you're looking for a place to get some good exposure for your photos, try your local Barnes & Noble. Not all stores have exhibit areas, but most larger stores should have them. Ask to speak to the Community Relations Manager.

Darleen asked me to show up at as early as possible. I came by at 8 AM, figuring I would be done within a half-hour or so. Wrong! It took me until about 11:00 to get them all hung and more or less straight. For future reference, definitely a two-person job.

Tomorrow afternoon is the "Meet the Photographer" event!

I did a search for an answer to a bingo question on netscape and found this blog, and this rediculous Mecca bingo song/video...Brace yourselves!.
Bingo Video. First I discovered Berryz and C-ute and Mesume, now this super huge chic group...What next!
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