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Masterpiece Workshop - 2013

F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 37008 posts

Welcome to the Masterpiece workshop

The purpose and goal of the Masterpiece Workshop

The goal of the Masterpiece Workshop is for each participant to produce ONE masterpiece visual artwork. To allow participants time to research, create studies, focus on detail or atmosphere, focus on the meaning or story, and finely tune and finish the artwork, the workshop runs for six months, May through October, 2013.

The Masterpiece Workshop will be different in that each participating artist will have their own “studio space”, within the larger workshop gallery. This will be done by using one topic per participating artist. The topic will simply bear your name and the suffix “Studio”. for example: Elizabeth Bravo Studio

This space, in which you are reading the introduction, will be our “great hall” for the workshop. This is a place to chat, encourage one another, make suggestions, ask questions, and enjoy the camaraderie. Announcements will also be made in this space.

Workshop Badge

Workshop Badges – index page
Code for a linked workshop badge. 2012 and 2013 badges.

Just scroll down and search for your workshop. These don’t go all of the way back to the first workshops, but they do cover the current ones, and last year’s. There are separate badges for works in the CATALOGs. :)

Suggested use:

  1. adding them to the description page of the work; and or
  2. adding to your profile page

Why are you here?

Workshops inspire and challenge Solo artists to produce works that are in the “Best of” category. This might be “Best of class”, “Best of show”, or even “My Personal Best!” We have seen again and again in the workshops, the personal growth, confidence, and inspiration that comes from the group experience, not to mention beautiful, prize winning works.

How does it work?

Certain photographs will be selected for the Workshop Catalog, from the generous offering of participating Solo member photographers. Participants may choose to contact a participating photographer with a request to translate their work. The written agreements that are required between you and the photographer protect both of your rights to your own work; and assure that there is a clear understanding of parties before you start.

An important link

All artists should respect what the photographers are doing and follow through on your agreement to link back to the photographer who inspired your new artwork, and who so graciously agreed to not only your translation or interpretation, but also the copyright terms which protect your artwork for you.

MEDIA GUIDE

There are four media categories for translated works:

  1. 1) Digital Art, 2) Traditional Art, 3) Sculpture or 3D Modeling, and 4) Video or Film

There is one media category, for which translating catalog works is not an option:

  1. Photography

These categories may be understood as follows:

  1. Photographers will NOT translate, but post wips and journals surrounding a photojourney toward their ONE Masterpiece photograph. This medium includes:
    1. digital or film; color or b/w
    2. macro
    3. multi-exposure
    4. HDR
    5. original work plus a texture
    6. photography does NOT include composites of 2+ photographs which are not solely textures
  2. Digital Art includes:
    1. Composited images – must be public domain, your own, licensed for remix, or otherwise used by written agreement
    2. Mixed media – traditional art, plus digital manipulation, lighting, compositing, and/or painting.
    3. 3D – Bryce, Cinema
  3. Traditional includes: 1
    1. pastel,
    2. pencil/color pencil
    3. charcoal
    4. watercolor
    5. tempera
    6. acrylic
    7. oil
    8. paper collage
    9. mixed media traditional media (including printed paper)
    10. traditional does NOT include a digitally manipulated final
  4. Sculpture, 3D Modeling includes:
    1. architectural 3D models
    2. metal sculpture
    3. paper sculpture
    4. clay sculpture
    5. 3D woven sculpture
    6. found objects sculpture
  5. Video, Film “short” includes:
    1. 2 – 10 minute edited, original video or film
      1. all non-original resource material, including music, within the piece require written permissions or proof that they are in the public domain and be referenced in the footnotes of the edited work. There are sites where musicians share their music for use, with proper credits. A search will turn up some locations.
      2. tasteful, meaningful theme, as becomes a masterpiece “short”
      3. must be created during the workshop

Note 1 Adjustments to balance your final in-camera shot, in order to closely match your original artwork, are allowed and encouraged. (see video tutorials on how to do this in Solo’s 2012 Graphic Essentials Workshop)

STUDIO GUIDE
In your workshop studio, you are encouraged to post anything related to your Masterpiece journey, along the way.
Here are some examples. They may not all apply, and you might come up with more ideas.
a. Notes
b. Research notes, bits of articles about the subject,
c. links you are pursuing to learn more about your subject
d. descriptions of your thoughts at the moment about the piece
e. videos of you working live
f. related public domain pieces you might be studying for lighting, texture, or atmosphere
g. anything new you are trying: new technique, new brush, new tool, new GESSO, new software, new camera, new size canvas, etc.
h. just pretend like you are on cam, or on the phone with a best friend, talking about your day, your artwork, your approach— but you are not, so that you can paint in your pajamas :)
i. very rough sketches, sketched ideas before ever approaching the piece if you do that
j. cell phone pics of your little paint tests or paint mixes or computer screen
k. pic of your actual workspace, if you like
l. l is for laughter and having fun. We need that too!
m. obviously, the more serious work in progress posts (WIPs) – post in here too to notify us of major updates, with a link to your studio here.

TERMS FOR TRANSLATORS.

You agree to add a linked thumbnail image of the cataloged work, which inspired your translation, to in the main description page for the final work, on RedBubble. – This is also covered in the written agreement with photographer

You agree to allow Solo Exhibition and its hosts and supporters to promote your translated work, in association with this workshop, both on RedBubble and solo-exhibition.com.

Regarding Translations:

  1. You agree to make only one translation request, per workshop, during a 24 hour period.
  2. You understand that each image in the Masterpiece Catalog may have ONLY ONE translator per the 4 translating categories listed above: 1 digital, 1 traditional, 1 sculpture, and 1 film/video only.
  3. You agree to start your Masterpiece studio and work within the first 3 months (May, June, July) of the workshop.
  4. You understand that the purpose and goal is to work on ONE Masterpiece during the workshop period of May – October. This may be hard, but the goals of this workshop are different, and the path more studied. (Meaning completing just 1 rather completing 2, 3 or more, as in other workshops).
  5. If you will work in two or more of the 5 major genres listed above, you agree to be under contract for only one Catalog image at a time.
  6. If pursuing the Photography medium, you understand that you will take us on your journey for the perfect ONE masterpiece photograph, via a series of WIPs and posts in your workshop studio; and understand that Photographers will not “translate” a work in the workshop catalog.

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

You agree to post works in progress (“WIPs”), in your “studio” within the workshop, as you progress with your work, and not simply after it is completed. We are not looking for tutorials, but rather want to share your joys, trials, tribulations, hair-tearing, building up, scraping down, and obstacle-overcoming, WITH you. Please, let us.

You agree to be genteel to fellow participants of the workshop, even when (especially when) they do something with which you disagree, including their approach to art. The hosts will respond accordingly to any inappropriate approach, or misunderstandings to approach of the art.

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.

You understand and agree that 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.

Unless explicitly notifying the hosts, in writing, through bubblemail, you agree that it is okay (but not mandatory) for Solo to add a link, to a workshop or studio post, to Facebook, Twitter, and or Google plus; and to “select a thumbnail” for that post. Understand that these posts may be “retweeted” or “liked” by followers, outside of Solo’s control. Please notify us as soon as possible, if you prefer that we not add a link to any of your posts surrounding the workshop on any social platform, or on a particular social platform. Note that Solo will never upload your photo to their account on these social networks.

You agree to post your agreement with the ORIGINATOR (Photographer), below, in the comments, although you may delete the contents of the last paragraph, 9, which is private and optional. Please post it before starting your art.

Extra Credit: 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. You’ve heard this before. You know you are special.

Remember, everyone is on their own personal journey. Each person is sharing their personal journey with us. Let’s enjoy the ride and make it fun!


MASTERPIECE CATALOG

This time, we have a separate section for the CATALOG, so they have their own spacious area to be showcased. It is still building. Anything with an “Approved” button below it, is okayed for request. Otherwise not :) Common sense.

View the Masterpiece Catalog. The Masterpiece will continue to build until we have a range of subject matter and determine it’s time to close submissions. TERMS FOR CATALOG ENTRIES. are there.


DOWNLOAD THE AGREEMENT

Agreement Download (between Originating Photographers and Artists)

THE AGREEMENTS ARE DIFFERENT FOR EACH WORKSHOP. PLEASE USE THE ONE APPROPRIATE FOR THE WORKSHOP.

Because of the way most browsers delete the white space, when copying text, like below; it may work better for you if you either click and copy from the linked file, above, or Control-click the link, and “Download File” to your own computer’s download directory. It’s plain text, not an html file. So it cannot hurt your computer in any way.

Remember to open it in some neutral text editor, like Notepad, or “TextEdit” (which is on all Macs). But not Word or WordPad, because those two apps often add funky characters in place of some plain text.

NOTE: if you are translating or referencing your OWN PHOTOGRAPH, or a PUBLIC DOMAIN image, you don’t need this agreement. :). Common sense, but thought it best to clarify. In those cases, just post the photograph or public domain image from which you plan to work, in your first post!

Use the Easy Button to grab the RB code for the image you have agreed to translate or reference. “Feature Medium” is a nice size for pasting above your agreement in a comment. You can also use it for your WIPs.

Those of you who remember what to do, please lead the way, in pasting your digitally signed agreement before you start work. Good luck!


 

 

You may alternatively screen copy the following. (But the download link above is a better way to copy.)


 

AGREEMENT FOR TRANSLATION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART ANOTHER MEDIUM

1. TERMS.
The term AGREEMENT shall refer to this document.

The term ORIGINATING WORK shall refer to the original photographic artwork, represented by the submission to Solo Exhibition’s online “Masterpiece Catalog”.

The term ARTWORK shall refer to the resulting translation of the ORIGINATING WORK.

The term MEDIUM shall refer in general to the technical form of visual art in which the ARTWORK will be expressed, specifically one of: digital, traditional, or sculptural art, or a short movie.

The term ORIGINATOR shall refer to the creator of the original ORIGINATING WORK.

The term ARTIST shall refer to the creator of the ARTWORK, which is a translation of the original ORIGINATING WORK.

The term THIRD PARTIES shall refer to any entity not the ORIGINATOR and not the ARTIST, which may come in contact with either the ORIGINATING WORK or the ARTWORK in the course of business.

The term “TRANSLATION” shall refer to the intended use of the ORIGINATING WORK by the ARTIST, when the intended use includes incorporating not only the forms but the concept, or the composition, or other elements in the background of the ORIGINATING WORK.

The term “REFERENCE” shall refer to the intended use of the ORIGINATING WORK by the ARTIST, when the intended use is to reference the lines, and posturing, form or forms in the ORIGINATING WORK, but the composition, concept, and background elements are intended to vary considerably from the ORIGINATING WORK.

2. ______________________________, hereinafter “ORIGINATOR”, grants_______________________, hereinafter “ARTIST”, the right to use the photographic work, titled:“____________________________________________________”, hereinafter “ORIGINATING WORK”, as a _________________ (Type either REFERENCE or TRANSLATION in the previous blank, in all capital letters) in the creation of ONE ARTWORK, in a ___________________________ Medium. (Type in either: Digital, Traditional, Sculptural, or Movie, in the previous blank).

3. ORIGINATOR gives ARTIST exclusive right to translation of the ORIGINATING WORK, in the MEDIUM granted herein, in paragraph 2, through the end of the year in which the AGREEMENT is dated below.

4. ORIGINATOR retains full copyright over the original ORIGINATING WORK, and shall not lay claim to copyright of the ARTWORK.

5. ARTIST retains full copyright of their own ARTWORK, which is a translation of the ORIGINATING WORK, and shall not lay claim to copyright of the ORIGINATING WORK.

6. ORIGINATOR should be given a credit as follows for the inspiration or reference for the ARTWORK:

(a.) when the ARTWORK is presented on the ARTIST’s ARTWORK page on RedBubble, ARTIST shall include in the description area, a small thumbnail image linked back to the ORIGINATING ARTWORK; or, if the ORIGINATING ARTWORK is unpublished, then to the ORIGINATOR’s profile page on RedBubble.

(b.) when the ARTWORK is presented in any other electronic medium, or publication, or live setting, ARTIST should provide in a description, when possible, a working link or reference to ORIGINATOR or ORIGINATING WORK.

(c.) when the original ARTWORK is sold, where the ARTIST has control, the name of the ORIGINATOR and title of the ORIGINATING WORK shall be included in the invoice, description area as a reference.

7. ORIGINATOR and ARTIST, each hold harmless current or future THIRD PARTIES from enforcing any specific obligations between ORIGINATOR and ARTIST.

8. No additional terms in this agreement shall negate, or make ineffective the agreement in these paragraphs, 1 – 8.

9. ORIGINATOR AND ARTIST have additionally agreed to the below statements.
(add additional agreements below)

AGREED by ORIGINATOR:________________________________________

Date:_____________________

AGREED by ARTIST: ___________________________________________

Date:_____________________

Ludwig Wagner Ludwig Wagner 677 posts

I would love to join this workshop too!

izzybeth izzybeth 345 posts

Beautiful works

Marsha Free Marsha Free 287 posts

I would like to participate here too

barrowda barrowda 2609 posts

Count me in, Frannie. :o))) David

Terri Maddock Terri Maddock 3190 posts

I’ll give this workshop a go too please Frannie

Lucinda Walter Lucinda Walter 8762 posts

I’m in!

F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 37008 posts

Photographs go to the Masterpiece Catalog, not here. :))

mariart mariart 1459 posts

Sounds great!

Tammera Tammera 1221 posts

interested in joining this workshop!

Vitta Vitta 1017 posts

Excellent works!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!

Arla M. Ruggles Arla M. Ruggles 673 posts

I want to play!

F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 37008 posts

Fantastic, everyone. Let’s give through today for photographers to post, and then we will post the link to download the Agreement.
When I say “download”, the link will take you to a plain text file.

“Plain text” means that there is no HTML markup. So you can simply copy it by highlighting the text on the screen, and copy.
Then paste it into NOTEPAD if you are on Windows, and TextEdit (or TextWrangler or BBEdit) on Mac and any plain text editor on Linux.

This is just a heads up so you can be prepared. ;)

Wow we have an outstanding catalog building don’t we?

© Andrzej Goszcz,M.D. Ph.D © Andrzej Gosz... 67 posts

I would like to participate here too
Means a lot to me ! Frannie. :o)))

F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 37008 posts

Excellent Andy, you are very welcome!

F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 37008 posts

I have updated the introduction. Please Read! Thanks :)

Kasia-D Kasia-D 3053 posts

I’d like to participate as a photographer:-) Looking forward to fun and learning too!

F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 37008 posts

Masterpiece Agreements are up. please see above for the download link.

RKGeorge RKGeorge 86 posts

is there still time to join..?

F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 37008 posts

Yes, Rick, definitely. Would you like to post in the catalogs, too? See the link top!

Nigel Bangert Nigel Bangert 750 posts

I would also like to join the Masterpiece workshop as a photographer using my own works.

F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 37008 posts

Of course, Nigel, do you know how to get to the main Masterpiece Forum topic? (Click the tiny gray “breadcrumb” navigation at the very top of the page, for Masterpiece Workshop – 2013).

Make a new topic titled “Nigel Bangert studio”.

That’s where you will organize everything and post anything related, including just for yourself like links to resources or articles related to your topic, reminders, etc. Treat kind of like a blog even though it’s not so fancy.

F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 37008 posts

What next?

 

  1. Open your studio! See how to, below, in the illustrated screenshots.
  2. ANNOUNCE your STUDIO OPENING in here, preferably with a direct link to your studio!
  3. Make your major announcements about updates here. We’re calling this space the “great hall”.
    1. Direct those announcements back to your studio, via a link, where viewers can actually see your UPDATES.
    2. You are not posting updates twice. A short announcement in the “great hall” puts everyone on notice that you have a new update, not just chat, in your studio.

How to Navigate the Catalog, “Great Hall”, and Studios

 
and how to create a new topic for YOUR studio

 
Scroll to the top of the page now, and you will see this Top Navigation. CLICK IT. That is how you get around from studio to studio to catalog and back here.

F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 37008 posts

What does a studio look like?

… here is Beatrice Cloake’s studio page, just started. Very clever to add a picture of her home studio.

The navigation out of her studio is the same top navigation.

 

Your studio is all yours to organize and pursue your Masterpiece and share the journey with others.
You can post:

  1. contract
  2. notes
  3. ideas
  4. pictures
  5. sketches
  6. doodles
  7. pics of tools or medium
  8. pics of colors you’re using
  9. work in progress
  10. an article
  11. links to related articles or art
  12. more…

You will also have visitors. Encourage them to follow your topic.
Give them something to follow— interesting updates.

You can also post back here, announcing your latest update.

That way we know to visit your studio! This space can be our “great hall”.

Beatrice Cloake Beatrice Cloake 9133 posts

AGREEMENT FOR TRANSLATION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART ANOTHER MEDIUM
1. TERMS.
The term AGREEMENT shall refer to this document.
The term ORIGINATING WORK shall refer to the original photographic artwork, represented by the submission to Solo Exhibition’s online “Masterpiece Catalog”.
The term ARTWORK shall refer to the resulting translation of the ORIGINATING WORK.
The term MEDIUM shall refer in general to the technical form of visual art in which the ARTWORK will be expressed, specifically one of: digital, traditional, or sculptural art, or a short movie.
The term ORIGINATOR shall refer to the creator of the original ORIGINATING WORK.
The term ARTIST shall refer to the creator of the ARTWORK, which is a translation of the original ORIGINATING WORK.
The term THIRD PARTIES shall refer to any entity not the ORIGINATOR and not the ARTIST, which may come in contact with either the ORIGINATING WORK or the ARTWORK in the course of business.
The term “TRANSLATION” shall refer to the intended use of the ORIGINATING WORK by the ARTIST, when the intended use includes incorporating not only the forms but the concept, or the composition, or other elements in the background of the ORIGINATING WORK.
The term “REFERENCE” shall refer to the intended use of the ORIGINATING WORK by the ARTIST, when the intended use is to reference the lines, and posturing, form or forms in the ORIGINATING WORK, but the composition, concept, and background elements are intended to vary considerably from the ORIGINATING WORK.
2. ____PAOLO SIGNORINI__________________________, hereinafter “ORIGINATOR”, grants_______Beatrice Cloake________________, hereinafter “ARTIST”, the right to use the photographic work, titled:“_____ Castle and Lake of Toblino___________________________________________”, hereinafter “ORIGINATING WORK”, as a REFERENCE_________________ (Type either REFERENCE or TRANSLATION in the previous blank, in all capital letters) in the creation of ONE ARTWORK, in a ___TRADITIONAL________________________ Medium. (Type in either: Digital, Traditional, Sculptural, or Movie, in the previous blank).
3. ORIGINATOR gives ARTIST exclusive right to translation of the ORIGINATING WORK, in the MEDIUM granted herein, in paragraph 2, through the end of the year in which the AGREEMENT is dated below.
4. ORIGINATOR retains full copyright over the original ORIGINATING WORK, and shall not lay claim to copyright of the ARTWORK.
5. ARTIST retains full copyright of their own ARTWORK, which is a translation of the ORIGINATING WORK, and shall not lay claim to copyright of the ORIGINATING WORK.
6. ORIGINATOR should be given a credit as follows for the inspiration or reference for the ARTWORK:
(a.) when the ARTWORK is presented on the ARTIST’s ARTWORK page on RedBubble, ARTIST shall include in the description area, a small thumbnail image linked back to the ORIGINATING ARTWORK; or, if the ORIGINATING ARTWORK is unpublished, then to the ORIGINATOR’s profile page on RedBubble.
(b.) when the ARTWORK is presented in any other electronic medium, or publication, or live setting, ARTIST should provide in a description, when possible, a working link or reference to ORIGINATOR or ORIGINATING WORK.
(c.) when the original ARTWORK is sold, where the ARTIST has control, the name of the ORIGINATOR and title of the ORIGINATING WORK shall be included in the invoice, description area as a reference.
7. ORIGINATOR and ARTIST, each hold harmless current or future THIRD PARTIES from enforcing any specific obligations between ORIGINATOR and ARTIST.
8. No additional terms in this agreement shall negate, or make ineffective the agreement in these paragraphs, 1 – 8.
9. ORIGINATOR AND ARTIST have additionally agreed to the below statements.
(add additional agreements below)
AGREED by ORIGINATOR:______PAOLO SIGNORINI__________________________________
Date:____5th May 2013_________________
AGREED by ARTIST: ___BEATRICE CLOAKE________________________________________
Date:___5th May 2013__________________