September Newsletter

Updated: Sep 22


THE FIRST MEETING OF THE SEASON IS ALMOST HERE!WHERE DID THE SUMMER GO? I CANNOT BELIEVE WE WILL BE HAVINGOUR FIRST MEETING OF THE SEASON IN A FEW WEEKS! PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THE SWFFCG MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 17th AT THE CAPE CORAL ART CENTER, AND BRING A FRIEND! WE ARE CHALLENGING MEMBERS TO HELP INCREASE OUR MEMBERSHIP. NO PRESSURE BUT WE JUST WELCOME THE CURIOUS, NEWCOMERS AND JUST EVERYONE TO MEET OUR MEMBERS AND EXPERIENCE WHAT WE DO. WE WILL HAVE TWO SHORT PROGRAMS AS ENTERTAINMENT!


THE BOARD WILL MEET AT 10AM. MEMBERS SHOULD ARRIVE AT 11AM FOR "SOCIAL TIME" AND BRING A SNACK OR DRINK TO SHARE. THEN THE MEMBER MEETING WILL START AT 11:30.


BESIDES CATCHING UP ON ART COUNCIL NEWS, BOARD REPORTS AND UPCOMING SHOWS, MEMBER MEETINGS WILL HAVE SHORT PROGRAMS. THIS MONTH PAUL DAVID ADAMICK DEMONSTRATES BEST PRACTICE FOR HANGING 2D WORK. ALSO DONNA ESHER PRESENTS OUR EXCITING NEW GROUP PROJECT.


DON'T MISS THIS INFORMATIVE AND FUN MEETING!


At the VAC! Color! Open show at Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, September 13th - Oct 16th

DEADLINE TO ENTER IS SEPTEMBER 6th!!!

Receiving: September 13-14th

Reception: September 23th, 5-7pm

Removal: October 15 - 16th

This show is open to all artists, both 2D and 3D.

The Visual Art Center of Punta Gorda has two beautiful galleries and is a very active and popular venue for local artists and artisans to display their work.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MANY SWFFCG MEMBERS WHO ENTERED THEI CAPE CORAL ART CENT'ER'S ANNUAL "AQUARIUM" SHOW!

I "FISH" YOU WOULD STOP BY TO SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL EXHIBITION! (REALLY BAD PUN)


PHOTO LESSON #2

(See the August Newsletter for Lesson #1)

RESIZING PHOTOS TO SUBMIT TO EXHIBITS

Some exhibits require artists to submit images of your artwork online with strict rules about size, format, and name to be considered as an entry. So, we all should learn the skills needed to resize, reformat, and rename our photos. For example, “Images must be in jpeg format, 300 dpi, and no larger than 2100 pixels at the largest dimension.” If rules like those leave you stumped, here are some easy tips to help you.

How to resize: On a Windows PC, there is built-in software for doing this. First, open your photo in Windows, you will see several editing options on the top of the screen but also three dots in the right corner. This is where you find the “Resize” option. Normally you would set the standard option of “80” for quality. Then look at the dimension numbers. Most shows require one of the dimensions to be less than 2100 pixels. To reduce the dimension, delete the number and type in a smaller number. The other dimension of the image will automatically change to keep the proportions the same. Then “Save as”.

On a MAC: In the Preview app, open the file to change. Choose Tools > Adjust Size, then select “Resample image.” Enter a smaller value in the Resolution field. The new size is shown at the bottom.

. Never INCREASE the size of an image — it will look blurry or pixelated. You can size down, but not up. Do not stretch or squash your image when resizing it. Choose the “Scale Proportionally,” (in Mac) is checked where applicable so that the proportions change automatically OR....Bring your work to a guild meeting! A photo tent will be available after every meeting this season to help you get the best photos possible.

Lynn will bring her photo tent to meetings and help anyone who wants their work photographed.


Our umbrella organization the ACSWF, encompasses 21 art guilds, leagues and groups is now on Facebook as "SWFL ARTISTS GROUP". Please go to their page and "LIKE" them to get all the information about current and upcoming shows and events.