Issue #183  9/9/2011
Last Chance to Sign Up For Slowexposures and Collector's Program On Sept. 16, Zebulon, GA

By Alex Novak

The 9th Annual SlowExposures Photograph Festival will be held just south of Atlanta near Concord, GA, from September 16-25. SlowExposures is an annual photography exhibit with workshops, portfolio reviews, satellite shows, collectors lecture, and a black-tie Ball--all designed to celebrate the rural South. The event raises money to benefit historically significant buildings and land in the area.

My own collector's program will be held on Friday afternoon, September 16, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Train Depot in Zebulon, GA. That's a venue change so please note it if you plan on coming. The good news is that the air conditioning there should be working.

We will start off with a photography approximation of the Antiques Roadshow. This will be for photography collectors who would like to bring their photographs for an informal evaluation and a little feedback on what they have.

Then from 3:00-5:30 p.m. we will gather together in the church for a Photography Collecting Discussion and Seminar. My plans are to make this informal enough to answer most of the group's questions about collecting, buying, donating, protecting, etc. It will also provide you with a framework and a lot of solid information to take back with you from the session that will help you focus and make more of your own collection, or help you start a collection that really speaks to your desires. This program is designed for collectors, art consultants, curators and even dealers of all levels of experience. As the publisher of this newsletter and the owner of Contemporary Works/Vintage Works, I will hopefully have some useful information to impart.

The cost is only $65 per individual or $100 per couple for the Roadshow and the Collecting Discussion and Seminar. Individual tickets to only the Collecting Discussion and Seminar are $50 per individual and $90 per couple.

The following events later that evening are also included with the purchase of one or both of these tickets: "Southern Memories; Part Two", the opening reception for a satellite photography show curated by John Bennette, from 5-7 p.m. at the Whiskey Bonding Barn, and the Collectors' Soiree at Split Oak Farm, 7 p.m. until closing. At the Soiree relax under the wide, candle-lit porches and gardens of a 1907 farmhouse. It's a casual, laid-back evening--stroll the grounds, take a dip in the pool, or cajole the horses to come up to the fence from their moon-lit pasture. Enjoy incomparable hors d'oeuvres (including the famous California tortillas) and a full bar along with the innovative and offbeat conversation and camaraderie that makes this evening one of the most anticipated events of the SlowExposures opening weekend (only for ticket holders, and comes with cost of the Collecting Discussion and Seminar).

Better yet, plan to spend the weekend in the country and join in the experience. If you are a collector, curator, dealer or art consultant and want to make a complete weekend of it, you might want to purchase what Nancy has called the "Complete Package", which includes the Photo Roadshow and Collecting Discussion and Seminar, Friday evening Collectors' Soiree, the SlowExposures Ball on Saturday evening, and Sylvia Plachey's talk, "Dancing with Ghosts", which is the Lunch and Learn photo slide show on Sunday after the Juror's Talk. The Complete Package per individual is $120, or per couple, $220. And remember that it all goes for a great cause.

Go to http://www.slowexposures.org/ for contact information, the complete schedule, event details, cost of other ticketed programs, registration form, directions, nearby hotels, non-profit support program, and show specials. Or contact Nancy McCrary at 1-706-647-8714, or by email at mccrarynancy@gmail.com .