IT TAKES COURAGE to offer your images for sale as many of the Cambridge Camera Club
members recently experienced when the club decided to take part in this year’s Cambridge Autumn Arts Festival.
The annual festival’s weekend of art offers the public the chance to tour artists’ studios around Cambridge, culminating in a street party on the Sunday,
complete with artists’ stalls, musicians, dancers and street performers.
With promotion of our exhibition provided by the festival organisers, it was ‘simply’ necessary to organise a venue, along with the collection,
and a display of the 87 exhibits – no mean task. Club members were responsible for choosing their images, having them printed
and priced, while the set-up crew were left to display the works to ensure each piece stood out ลาวสามัคคี วีไอพี.
For many of our exhibitors this was the first opportunity to offer work for sale,
and so the first time to think about which images might sell and how best to present them.
The final result was a range of images, from landscapes to animals, flowers, portraits, abstract,
fun and serious, printed with and without frames, on canvas, glass and metal.
In short there was something for everyone and customers didn’t buy the cheapest artworks – they bought what they fell in love with,
and despite competition from other artists set up in their own studios, along with a successful town celebration,
we did achieve some welcome sales. And the reaction from the public? Surprise.
Some people hadn’t thought of a photograph as an artwork (!) but were “blown away” by the quality and selection of images and the various ways a photograph could be presented.
As a bonus the exhibition also gave the public a chance to meet club members, have a chat,
see our work and wonder if they wanted to join, and already some have. Would we do it again? Absolutely!
Plans are already under way to join with the Cambridge Arts Society’s exhibition this November
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