The Classical Elements - Water - Fine Arts Photography Exchange 2009

Welcome to the third Four Oceans Press’s quarterly Fine Arts Photography
exchange.
Please read all details before signing up for this exchange.

How it works: This is a simple print exchange open to all Fine Art Photographers,
who work in Traditional Film or Digital Media.

You print an edition of 16 prints of your photographic image. You will have about
three months between sign up and deadline so you have plenty of time to be
creative and explore the theme.

Send in your signed and numbered photographic prints as soon as they are
finished. We will coordinate and collate the prints
and return to you a pile of 15
prints from 15 different photographers.

The 16th set will go into our archives and will be permanently displayed on a
separate page on our website, linked to your website (if you have one) and may be
used for future projects. You can see an archive of a previous project -
The
Movement 2008 Fine Arts Photography Exchange to get an idea of what our
Archive looks like.
T h e  F i n e  A r t s
P h o t o g r a p h y
E x c h a n g e
Theme
Water

Medium
Photography – Traditional Film or Digital.

Image Size
8” x 10”, 8.5” x 11” or 8” x 12”

Color
B/W or Color. Color is encouraged, but we love a good B/W image.

Paper Size
Paper must be no larger than 8.5” x 12”. It is ok if the image bleeds off the edge of
the paper.

Paper type
Any archival photographic paper.

Print Deadline
May 15, 2009

Prints Returned
June 15, 2009

Drop outs
If you think you may not be able to complete the exchange, please do not sign up
for it – everyone is counting on each other.  We all understand that life sometimes
gets in the way of art, but please consider whether or not you have time for this
before you commit yourself.
If something comes up and you will not be able
to complete the exchange – please let us know as soon as you know.
Each
participant will be turning in a full set of prints and will want to get a full set back.

Communication
We will communicate with each participant by e-mail. [kathe@fouroceanspress.com
or heather@fouroceanspress.com ]
Communication is essential. If you have
questions or problems – let us know.
Exchange Photographers
Water - Spring 2009

E-Mail us to sign-up!

1. Graham Bird
2. Jeff Welch
3. Sue Anne Osborne
4. Mark Knot
5. Laima Rozkalns
6. Jan Shelton
7. Heather Piazza
8. Kathe Welch

Click on the artist name to see
their website.

Check out the in progress
Water Archive Page to see the
images.
To sign up:
  • Send us an e-mail [kathe@fouroceanspress.com or
    heather@fouroceanspress.com] to tell us you would like to participate in the
    exchange. If you don't hear from us in five days, send us a second e-mail, as
    there is a chance we did not get the first.
  • Please include which exchange you'll be signing up for.
  • Include your mailing address.
  • Let us know if this is your first exchange.
  • Tell us your website or Blog URL (if you have one) so that we can link to it
    from our website. [Yes, we want to help to promote your work. (if you don’t
    have a website – see below)]
  • Keep in touch and let us know how the work is coming along.


Mailing your prints:
  • Send your 16 prints (with biographies) and a self-addressed envelope with
    sufficient return postage. (Please do not use printed postage with dates on
    them as the post office has told us that those can only be used for one or
    two days after they are printed. If you send them, we will have to pay the full
    cost anyway. Please use regular stamps, only – return postage can be $5 to
    $15 depending on where you live. Keep in mind that returned print
    packages are often heavier than what you have sent in to us. Please include
    a little extra postage since many artists use different papers and weights can
    vary.)

  • Ideally, we would like to see each set of prints in plastic sleeves with your
    biography in the back. We will send them – with your print to their next
    home. You can buy plastic sleeves online, at your local art dealer or you can
    buy a set of 30 from us for cheap by clicking on the link to the left.

  • $10 flat entry fee - pay it through PayPal (to the left) or mail it with your
    prints.

  • E-mail us a JPG of your image approximately 600 x 800 so that we can add it
    to our Fine Art Photography archive page.

Mail all correspondents (prints) to:
    Heather Piazza
    Four Oceans Press
    5015 Woodminster Lane
    Oakland, CA 94602
Hints on writing your biography
Include your name, city/country, type of art, and then tell a bit about your work.

First, determine if you are talking about all of your work, a small part of your work
or a particular piece of your art. When attempting to describe your work ask
yourself:
    What is this piece about?
    What was I thinking about when I came up with the ideas(s)?
    What do I hope the viewer walks away with?

Add your website or Blog URL (if you have one).

Check out
Artist Foundation for more help writing a biography or artist statement.


Set up your own space on the web
If you don’t have one consider getting a free Blog to showcase your work.

If your are interested in a full website you can set up a
free website at Geocities (a
Yahoo! company) or an inexpensive website hosted by Yahoo! by clicking on the
banner to the left. Both are easy to do even with very little computer expertise –
you do not have to know how to write computer code!
Plastic Sleeves
You can buy a set of 30 from us for
cheap here.

1 set 30 sleeves 8.5 x 11


Other sizes and quantities may be available
- please
e-mail us with questions.
Is the schedule for the next few exchanges set?
Yes! Here is our schedule for this year!




















Questions?
We have answers. Check out our FAQ for more information.
Updates will be posted regularly
Entry Fee
Pay your $10 entry fee through PayPal
here or you can mail it in with your prints.

    Entry Fee


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Title/Theme              
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Prints Due
Prints
Returned
Summer 2008
Movement
Completed
July
1, 2008
August
1, 2008
Winter 2009
Earth
Completed
February
15, 2009
March
15, 2009
Spring 2009
Water
Now
May
15, 2009
June
15, 2009
Summer 2009
Air
May
15, 2009
August
15, 2009
September
15, 2009
Fall 2009
Fire
August
15, 2009
November
15, 2009
December
15, 2009
Winter 2010
Nudes
November
15, 2009
February
15, 2010
March
15, 2010
After the exchange:
The archived images will be scanned and placed on our website for permanent
display with a link to your website (if you don’t have one – see below).

For now we have no plans to use the images for any other projects. We are just
facilitating a really cool print exchange and challenging ourselves
and you to
become better and more productive photographers.

If we want to use your image for something else later we will ask permission and
discuss compensation with you at that point.

The Artist (you) retains all copyrights to your work.
Are you looking for a another exchange?
  • The Hand-Pulled Print Exchange - The Cardinal Directions
  • The Hand-Pulled Print Exchange - The Alphabet Series
Exchange Photographers
Movement - Summer 2008


1.
Graham Bird
2.  Jeff Welch
3. Deborah Huber
4. Sue Ann Osborne
5. Barton McGuire
6. Joerg Lehmann
7. Amber Wolf
8. Chaya Spector
9. Michael Smith
10.
Barbara Landis
11. John Ricca
12. Michael Singman-Aste
13. Heather Piazza
14. Kathe Welch

Click on the artist name to
see their website.

Check out the completed
"Movement"
Archive Page to
see the images.
Take a look at the Artists from previous Exchanges.
See the
Archive to view their image for the exchange.
Copyright Four Oceans Press 2009
Exchange Photographers
Earth - Winter 2009


1.
Graham Bird
2. Barbara Landis
3. Jeff Welch
4. KC Chelette
5. Heather Piazza
6. Kathe Welch

Click on the artist name to
see their website.

Check out the in completed

Earth
Archive Page to see the
images.
Exchange Photographers
Water - Spring 2009

E-Mail us to sign-up!

1. Graham Bird
2. Jeff Welch
3. Sue Anne Osborne
4. Mark Knot
5. Laima Rozkalns
6. Jan Shelton
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Heather Piazza
15. Kathe Welch

Click on the artist name to
see their website.

Check out the in progress
Water Archive Page to see
the images.
Exchange Photographers
Air - Summer 2009

E-Mail us to sign-up!

1. Graham Bird
2. Jeff Welch
3. Sue Anne Osborne
4. Mark Knot
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Heather Piazza
15. Kathe Welch

Click on the artist name to
see their website.

Check out the in progress
Air
Archive Page to see the
images.