Solo Exhibition

Group Rules:

Group Rules and Terms of Agreement

IF YOU JOIN, YOU ARE AGREEING TO RECEIVE MAIL as follows:

If you do not want bubblemail, messages from the host announcing solo exhibitions, the magazine publication, and or the Juried Exhibitions at least twice a week, or mail notifying you of a potential booking time for a show for you, then this group is not for you. DO NOT JOIN THIS GROUP.

BY JOINING THIS GROUP, AND SUBMITTING WORK TO THE GALLERY, YOU ARE AGREEING THAT F.A. Moore-Corpier MAY FEATURE IMAGES MADE PUBLIC BY RB— THAT IS LOW, “WEB RESOLUTION” IMAGES IN VIRTUAL SOLO EXHIBITION, AND/OR IN THE MAGAZINE, “Inside Solo”, or OTHER PROMOTIONAL VEHICLE, ON OR OFF RB, IN HARD COPY OR ELECTRONIC FORMAT, AND MAY FURTHER PUBLICIZE SUCH IN ANY MEDIA, ALL OF WHICH WILL CREDIT YOU AS THE AUTHOR OF THE WORK. YOU AGREE THAT THIS IS PUBLICITY AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND THAT IT IN NO WAY INFRINGES ON YOUR COPYRIGHT. A NOTICE SIMILAR TO THE FOLLOWING WILL APPEAR IN APPRORIATE VENUES: “The creators of the artworks shown are the sole copyright holders of the respective artworks, which are used here by permission.”. YOU ALSO ARE AGREEING BY JOINING THIS GROUP THAT IT IS OKAY TO SEND BUBBLE MAIL TO YOU TO ANNOUNCE SOLO EVENTS, MAGAZINE PUBLICATION, AND ANNOUNCEMENTS ON AT LEAST A BI-WEEKLY BASIS.

If you have a question or problem with the above statement, then please contact F.A. Moore, and let me know your concerns, BEFORE joining. If you are a member, and then later develop concerns, then you will need to “unjoin” to remove all of your works in the gallery. Notify me, and then we can discuss you joining as a supportive member (without works in the gallery) to enjoy the exhibitions and comment your friends. Although none of this has happened to date, I feel that it is best if we have this understanding clearly up front; as it’s the only way I know to operate in producing the magazine and other electronic formats to highlight the member-artists’ various works and give you publicity.

If you do not read bubblemail regularly, then please, at least, watchlist the founder and host, to stay abreast of what’s going on. I will have advanced notice of shows and reception times in my art posts of the Solo banner in advance of the show. I often post a journal during the show, as well. Sneak peeks of the magazine are always posted in a journal, so that non-Solo members can eventually download the magazine, as well.

Please understand going in that I will NOT accept all your works. Even the very best artists here have had some works culled from the gallery. Why: 1) You may be getting close to your limit of 20 and I want you to leave room for better works of art; 2) You may have started submitting every new work, after having picked your best from your portfolio. See #1. 3) I may have a show in mind for you and a certain style, for instance, and want more to complete that group. 4) I may not think it’s your best work, or indicative. 5) I may disagree that it’s exhibition quality. 6) It may be photos of flowers, and personally I feel that flower photos need to be exceptionally unique to be in an exhibition, because everybody in the world and their cat takes pictures of flowers. 7) It may be a card-only design, or have non-art text (e.g., non-exhibition class). 8) It’s just my opinion; it’s not you!

Remember, it’s not you, even though our art expresses us. It’s all good. Please don’t take this kind of thing personally. I don’t expect you to like all of my art or think it’s exhibition quality or indicative of my style either. I’m so glad you’re here.

Write me if you’re really miffed about me not accepting something, and I’ll be glad to tell you why. Communication does help. But I simply don’t have time to write everyone a personal note during the art analysis process.

DO NOT RESUBMIT WORKS THAT WERE DELETED. If you know you submitted to Solo and they are no longer in Solo, then they were culled from the gallery. It is a tremendous amount of work to keep the gallery maintained.

  1. You will receive Bmail from me, F.A. Moore to book you for a show. Please call me “Frannie”, if you don’t know what to call me. ;)
  2. You will receive weekly emails about the shows, plus special notices.
  3. No very realistic nudes, soft porn, hate, or images with genitals, please.
  4. Safety filter required for all images showing female nipples or male or female full bottoms (or even skinny bottoms! ;) If a really nice nude was rejected, check your filter before getting upset.
  5. All artwork must be your own, not someone you represent, unless you have cleared it with me.
  6. Submit your very best. Your solo, invitational exhibits, and magazine features, … well, you don’t want these decisions based on your not-so-best, right?
  7. Framed, bordered, or art with overlay text will likely be rejected as non-exhibition quality. (Despite it being cool :)
  8. Digital/photo manipulations must exhibit a LOT of originality of concept and technique and MUST LINK BACK to all stock used. If you don’t link stock, others assume that you captured the photos yourself, that they are your creativity. Knowing that’s the case, not stating it could be construed as “deceptive”, and I doubt if that’s the way any of us digital artists want to be perceived. So let’s just state it in the description and be open about it. No harm done, and good, positive, energy then surrounds the art and artist
  9. Booked Solo artists are expected to support the other solo shows and comment them. A Golden Rule kind of thing. Thank you for your leadership.
  10. Inside Solo, our 3X monthly magazine is also FULL of tips, tutorials, and links. It comes out on the weekend! We average 8 artist features for each packed issue— issues that have sticking quality on the web. Whoohoo! Everything’s linked back to the artist, earning you valuable credits with the search engines. We also highlight members’ home pages, exhibits, books, and other art news.
  11. Podcasts: New in March 2010. Enhanced audio, linked in each magazine, and Inside Solo podcasts on iTunes, free for download by iTunes’ millions of listeners worldwide. The podcast is the magazine in audio, each feature read by the artist-writer-reviewer of the work, and edited by F.A. Moore.
  12. Juried Invitational Exhibitions: monthly starting March 2010. One or more of your works may be invited by that month’s panel of nominators to exhibit in a special show in the halls of Solo Exhibition. A panel of Judges, generally made up of past Solo Artists, and writers for the magazine, plus special guests, will make awards.
  13. If you would like to be a contributing writer for Inside-Solo, or be active on one of our committees, please let a host know by bmail.
  14. Solo-Exhibition.com: New June 2011. All new Solo and SoJie exhibitions, and some old, will be shown simultaneously on the web site. Currently these exhibitions are promoted as “self-guided tours” of the exhibition.
  15. Facebook presence: New June 2011. Solo Exhibition is on Facebook. Come friend us. Shows are announced there, opening day.

Let’s see some great art!

And let’s support the other great artists here during their show and in their reception. YES, we have virtual parties in the forum! Maxy now (since 2010) heads them up, and they are better than ever, under her guidance. See you there!


Because of the high quality of artists exhibiting and participating in the group, it’s a great, and I do mean great place to look, listen, and learn. Inside Solo, our 3-times monthly magazine is also FULL of tips, tutorials, and links.

We welcome supporting artists, those who may never post to the gallery, or only occasionally; but want to come to the receptions to support other artists and interact with them during their solo show. EVEN SUPPORTING ARTISTS WILL RECEIVE MAIL. EVERYONE GETS MAILED ANNOUNCEMENTS, as it is critical to the promotion of artists within the group. Thanks for understanding.

—F.A. Moore

PLEASE NOTE: We have had the same rules since inception, see above.
But when RedBubble put products like clothing and phone cases into the same classification as art, for groups, this has changed things.

We DO NOT ACCEPT ANY PRODUCT SUBMISSIONS, PERIOD.

The few who continuously submit T-shirts, iPhone, and iPad cases or other such products on the list of unaccepted works, will be have to be dropped from the membership in 2013, because the request has been in place on our home page, here, for well a year now. One year is more than enough notice. Submissions of “products” bog moderation down in the art gallery.

Moderation is a huge obligation; and your hosts take it seriously. We look at every image that is submitted— approximately 250 per day.