Category Archives: Special Event

Natick Artists Open Studios is this weekend: Oct. 15-16, 2016

If you live in the Natick area, you probably know how great the Natick Artists Open Studios is.  For those who aren’t in the know, this weekend is your chance to see first hand all of the great, local talent in Natick. This talented group of more than 70 people have contributed to downtown Natick achieving cultural district status.

Why are we sharing this with  you?  Because four New England Light Painters artists are participating again this year.  Not only will you be able to see a wide range of amazing art of all genres, but you will have the opportunity to meet NELP photographers: David Kahn, Virge Lorents, Wanda Metcalf and Elyssa Conley.

NAOS will take place this Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. We look forward to meeting you.

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You may view the full size brochure here

Upcoming Exhibit: Motion

“Motion”
Natick Community Senior Center
New England Light Painters
Group Show
November – December 2014

All members of New England Light Painters (NELP) and other local photographers are invited to submit their work for this special group exhibit at the Natick Community Senior Center.

Motion images may be captured by any image-making tool one wishes to use (camera, phone, or some totally unexpected device.) Motion may be created by the image’s subject or by the device’s motion.

Both conventional photographs and manipulated creative photographs are welcome.  We would like to feature multiple works per artist, so consider submitting works of a similar sub-theme or grouping.  Also, keep in mind this is a public venue so please use discretion when selecting your subject matter for submission.

Your submission for judging will be by email.  Images must be in JPG format, no larger than 1200 pixels wide/high.  File size must be under 500KB (use sufficient compression).  Your image file name should be in the format:

<YourName>-<ImageTitle>-#W-#H-<Price>.jpg.

The #W and #H are the width and height of the framed photograph (including the frame), in inches; price in whole dollars (no cents) or NFS if print is not for sale.  For example, JohnPublic-MyPiano-20W-16H-175.jpg would be a valid file name.  Submit your images by email to Virge Lorents at virge.lorents[at]gmail.com.  You will be notified by email if your work has been selected for this exhibit.

All accepted photographs submitted for hanging must be framed and wired (no sawtooth).  Please make sure your framed artwork is labeled with your name, preferred contact information (email and/or phone number), artwork title and price, and make sure the exhibit organizer has all of this information.  We will prepare labels for each piece with this information, and an exhibit price list.

Rules:

  • Each artist may submit up to five (5) images by email for judging (no fee).
  • All work submitted for hanging must be framed and wired (no sawtooth).
  • Interested parties will contact you directly if they are interested in purchasing your work.
  • Sold work must remain at the Natick Community Senior Center for the duration of the exhibit.
  • The Natick Community-Senior Center and the Town of Natick don’t carry any insurance for displayed artwork.  NELP is not responsible for any artwork.

Schedule summary:

10/05/2014 (5 pm) – Images for judging due by email (virge.lorents[at]gmail.com) – You will receive confirmation of submission via email.  If you don’t receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submission, please follow up with Virge.

10/09/2014 –  Artists notified of images selected.

10/31/2014 – (9 – 10 am) – Framed work due at Natick Community Senior Center. If unable to drop work off at that time, other arrangements can be made.

11/01/2014 through 12/30/2014 –  Show is open to the public.

01/02/2015 (9 – 10 am) – Pick up work at Natick Community Senior Center or make other arrangements.

A Group Show at Worcester Academy of Music

The Worcester Alliance of Photographers is sponsoring a group show to be held at the Worcester Academy of Music, Worcester, MA.  The deadline for submissions is April 27, 2013.  The show will run from June 2013 until January 2014.

For specific dates and details, please click on the link provided below –

Worcester Academy of Music group show details.

Upcoming Exhibit: Focus on Black & White

Focus on Black & White

A group show at Middlesex Bank in Natick

New England Light Painters

April – June 2013

All members of New England Light Painters (NELP) and other local photographers are invited to submit their work for this special group exhibit at Middlesex Bank in Natick.   All of our exhibits at the Middlesex Bank are under the auspices of The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN).

The theme for this exhibit is black & white photography.  Any image that is entirely or substantially black & white may be submitted.  Both conventional photographs and manipulated creative photographs are welcome.  We would like to feature multiple works per artist, so consider submitting works of a similar sub-theme or grouping.  Also, keep in mind this is a public venue so please use discretion when selecting your subject matter for submission.

Your submission for judging will be by email.  Images must be in JPG format, no larger than 1200 pixels wide/high.  File size must be under 500KB (use sufficient compression).  Your image file name should be in the format:

<YourName>-<ImageTitle>-#W-#H-<Price>.jpg.

The #W and #H are the width and height of the framed photograph (including the frame), in inches; price in whole dollars (no cents) or NFS if print is not for sale.  For example, JohnPublic-MyPiano-20W-16H-175.jpg would be a valid file name.  Submit your images by email to David Kahn (ArtPhotos[at]DavidLKahn.com).  You will be notified by email if your work has been selected for this exhibit.

All accepted photographs submitted for hanging must be framed and wired (no sawtooth).  Please make sure your framed artwork is labeled with your name, preferred contact information (email and/or phone number), artwork title and price, and make sure the exhibit organizer has all of this information.  We will prepare labels for each piece with this information, and an exhibit price list.

Rules:

  • Each artist may submit up to five (5) images by email for judging (no fee).
  • All work submitted for hanging must be framed and wired (no sawtooth).
  • Interested parties will contact you directly if they are interested in purchasing your work.
  • There is a commission due to TCAN from any sales resulting from this exhibit.   (25% for TCAN members, 30% for non-members).  Artists are encouraged to join TCAN.
  • Sold work must remain at Middlesex Bank for the duration of the exhibit.
  • TCAN has limited insurance for artwork on display.  NELP is not responsible for any artwork.
  • We will not be having a reception for this exhibit, due to Middlesex Bank policy.

Schedule summary:

03/09/2013 (5 pm) – Images for judging due by email (ArtPhotos[at]DavidLKahn.com) – You will receive confirmation of submission via email.  If you don’t receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submission, please follow up with David.

03/16/2013 – Artists notified of images selected.

04/06/2013 (9 – 10 am) – Framed work due at bank.

04/08/2013 through 06/29/2013 – Show is open to the public

06/29/2013 (9 – 10 am) – Pick up work at bank.

CIPNE Annual Photo Bazaar – Photo gear swapfest & sale!

It’s time again for CIPNE’s annual photographic flea market!  I’ve been to this event the last two years and have managed to pick up some great gear both times.

Previously held at LensProToGo in Concord, MA, this year it’s being held at Boston Studio Photography – West in Clinton, MA.  The event is free to the public, but due to limited space selling is restricted to CIPNE members only.

So mark your calendar:
CIPNE Annual Photo Bazaar
Saturday February 16th, 2013
9:30am – 12:30pm
Boston Studio Photography – West
470R Main Street, Clinton, MA 01510

For more information please visit CIPNE’s website: cipne.org

Hope to see you there!