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Portrait Workshop

F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 36196 posts

Welcome to the Portrait Workshop

Theme: The Portrait
For our purposes, “portraits” focus on the character of a person or animal. While character portrayal
may be helped by a full body portrait, still emphasis will be on the face, as eyes are the path to the soul.
This is not a Figurative workshop, but a Portrait workshop.

Other elements may be included in the portrait, especially if they specifically tell a story about the subject;
but for the purpose of this workshop, and certainly if aiming toward SoJie 17 exhibition of the same theme,
we would like the character of the portrayed person to be the dominant focus. Why? Because THAT is the
challenge of portraiture, after all. Many can paint a face; but can you paint the person?

Still, we are open to your vision of “the portrait”, in the workshop. Be creative and selective with elements,
you add, delete or change from your inspiration and reference image. Above all, challenge yourself!
Learning, growing, challenging, and satisfying your own curiosity should be the goal of everyone
participating in the workshop.

The biggest growth in the workshop comes from sharing Works in Progress (“WIPs”) as you go along.
This may seem daunting, at first. But once you start doing it, you’ll find that it is the growth hormone you
may have been missing— truly an inspirational experience.

 
Dates
Workshop dates: July 2 – July 20, 2012
Workshop begins: July 2, 2012 (Mon.)
Deadline for Catalog posts: July 20, 2012 (Fri.)
SoJie 17 exhibition review deadline: July 20, 2012 (Fri.)
Guest Expert – Traditional medium Demo: Tahnja Wolter – week 1
Guest Expert – Photography/Digital mediium Demo: to be announced

  1. We will introduce the Guest Experts and their roles in the workshop Tuesday!
  2. A link to the Agreement will be posted right here, when we’re ready!

The goal of the SoJie 17 Exhibition is to showcase fine portraiture.

The Portrait Workshop has the goal of inspiring and challenging Solo artists to produce exhibition class work.
Participants are free to pursue their own themes, using portraits. The workshop is a live, though virtual,
show and tell environment, where works in progress are posted regularly, leading up to a final, finished work.

Participation: The workshop will be open to traditional or digital interpretations of works in the “Workshop Catalog”.
The workshop will also be open to live new photographs along theme, while in process. Photographers will NOT
translate. Instead you will create a new portrait, in a work-in-progress setting, similar to the what the artists are doing.
Let us see your lighting, angle, and test shots, before-and-after processing. Involve us, live, in your work!

Catalog posts: Please only post to the catalog those images which were approved, and after reading and accepting the
terms for inclusion, below.

Posts not approved or posted in the wild will be deleted without notice when discovered.

By participating in the workshop you are agreeing to the Terms, below listed, for Translator (if/when acting in that role)
and/or for Originator of Workshop Catalog Entries (if this applies).


F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 36196 posts

Terms of Agreement
and Rules of Engagement

 

TERMS FOR CATALOG ENTRIES.
 
Catalog Entries are by Invitation only. Catalog entries will NOT be featured in the Exhibition, unless specifically
nominated during the period of nomination. SoJie 17 works are nominated separately, and apart from this workshop.

Should the translation of your work, through this workshop, ultimately make it into the exhibition, a linked thumbnail
image of your cataloged work will be shown in the description on Solo’s RedBubble forum pages, serving as our
Exhibition space. Here’s an example of the linked acknowledgement, in exhibition.

Exhibitions at the web site, solo-exhibition.com, do not have description areas, only titles. But the images do
link back to the translator’s artwork page, where they are required to post a small thumbnail link back to your image.

You agree to allow Solo Exhibition and its hosts and supporters to promote your catalog entry, in association with this
workshop and the SoJie 17 exhibition.

You agree to respond within 48 hours or sooner to all queries from Solo Workshop participants, who request to
translate your work. You are never obligated to agree to a translation request.

You agree that the number of translations of your work may be limited at the sole determination of the
workshop hosts. The initial limit is 2 translations maximum per work in the catalog, due to the number of
catalog works invited.
NO EXCEPTIONS.

You agree to keep up with updates during the workshop, and to post a tag below your work as to who is
translating the work, and in what medium.

You agree to provide your translator with higher resolution images if they request such. Detail in a photograph
is CRITICAL for painted portraits. Even if they do not paint the detail, they must see it all.

You agree to enter into a “written agreement” with your translator, so as to protect your copyright for the
original cataloged work, and to protect their copyright for their own original translation. The agreement template
will be posted here.
Solo is not a party to your agreement.

You agree that there will be no fee charged to the workshop translator of your work.

You agree to hold Solo Exhibition harmless and indemnify Solo hosts for any mishaps, misunderstandings,
or misappropriations that result from this workshop or the appearance of your work in the catalog, exhibition, workshop,
journals, or advertising space.


 

 

 

TERMS FOR TRANSLATORS.
 
Participation in the workshop is open to all Solo members, including new members. This workshop
will focus on traditional, digital, and photographic visual mediums, which include but may not be limited to:
acrylic
charcoal
mixed media
oil
paper collage
pastel
pencil/color pencil
sculpture: metal, clay, paper, mixed
tempera
watercolor
digital 3D
digital manipulation (where specifically agreed in the written contract w/ Originator)
digital painting
fractals
NEW Photographs (as opposed to translations) in-process, where the process is shared, via images.

We expect 2 separate work-in-progress posts from everyone, no matter the medium, before you post the final.
Watercolorists, doing a work, all in one go, are allowed to post only 1 WIP before the final.

Adjustments to balance your in-camera shot, in order to closely match your original artwork, are allowed
and encouraged. The better your final image registers, the better the print from your work.

Any digital additions or adjustments to the work must be listed. If you know your work will contain digital
elements, do write in “Digital medium”, or “Digital Mixed Media” in the contract.

If you plan to do a manipulation of the Catalog Entry, you MUST make the Originator aware of this
in your initial request to translate, and write into the contract “Digital Manipulation”, to be clear.
(Some photographers may not want their image to be manipulated. This way you have it cleared, in writing!)

You agree to add a linked thumbnail image of the cataloged work, which inspired your translation, to your
main image description page and to the description of any work that makes it into the SoJie 17 exhibition.

You agree to allow Solo Exhibition and its hosts and supporters to promote your translated work,
in association with this workshop and/or the SoJie 17 exhibition.

You agree to make only one translation request during a 24 hour period.

You agree to seek out and then perform only one translation at a time. If it is determined that a participant
lined up a translation for the future, before finishing the one committed to, the work will be excluded from
consideration for exhibition. No exceptions.
Read this again and ask if you are unclear.

You agree to keep up with updates posted here by Solo hosts and workshop helpers.

You agree to be gentile to fellow participants of the workshop, including hosts, even when
(especially when) they do something with which you disagree, including their approach to any artist
or artwork, including your own.
If you have a problem with the workshop, or any person or work in the workshop,
you are expected to take it to the host, privately in message, and keep it out of the workshop environment.

You agree to enter into a “written agreement” with your originator, so as to protect their copyright
for the original cataloged work, and to protect your own original translation with your copyright.
The agreement template will be posted here.
Solo is not a party to your agreement.

You agree to hold Solo Exhibition harmless and indemnify Solo hosts for any mishaps, misunderstandings,
or misappropriations that result from this workshop or the appearance of your work in the catalog,
exhibition, workshop, journals, or advertising space.

You agree, unless explicitly notifying the hosts, in writing, in private bubble-mail, that Solo may promote
your translation on our Facebook page or Twitter account during the workshop and/or subsequent exhibition,
and understand that these posts may be “re-tweeted” or “liked” by followers, outside of Solo’s control.

You understand that participation in the workshop may not result in a nomination for SoJie 17. This will not
preclude your work from being nominated for future exhibitions, though. Exhibitions are always the result of a
vision, which cannot be governed by the rules or goals of a workshop. These are two different animals. But all
work will be reviewed and considered.

Extra Credit: The workshop is about growth. The challenger is you. The challenged is you. But please also
consider others, and drop an occasional note of encouragement, here, even if someone’s art is not up to your
personal standards or level of achievement. To those to whom many gifts are given, much is demanded.

F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 36196 posts

Catalog Entries
available for translation, under
written agreement by the parties

ONLY POST WORKS PRE-APPROVED FOR THE CATALOG
AND ONLY POST if you AGREE to the TERMS ABOVE.

  1. Deadline: June 26th, Tuesday
  1. Post ONE image PER Reply (comment), here.
  1. Use the EASY BUTTON (only, please) to post your work here. Ask someone, anyone,
    if you are not sure how to use the Easy Button. But try it first, as it is fairly self-explanatory. Use the “Feature – large” Display option.
    Checking that will automatically tick the box for title and artist inclusion. We need that!
  1. Here is a LINK to the: Easy Button
  1. After EACH written agreement for the work to be translated, Edit your post here,
    and type below the image, “To be translated by ____(name)______ in ____(medium)___.”
    And Save the Reply, again.
  1. Remember, maximum of 2 translations per image.

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Seen it all
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by linaji

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Prayer for Deliverence
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Girl Days #2
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Sweet Michael
by lilynoelle

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Growing Pain!
by BillyBoy

To be translated in traditional mixed media (don`t know what the mix is but it`s gonna be cool:-)…
by the amazing Claudia Dingle !!

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Growing Pain NOT !
by BillyBoy

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Boo !!
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To be translated by the spectacular Tammera in a Digital Translation Medium (her own words… WOW I love the sound of that :-))

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Portrait of a Friend in Black and White
by Corri Gryting Gutzman

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To be translated by Richard Gerhard in digital media in digital oils.

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by Fiery-Fire

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