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Earlier I had put out a call for entries for a show of DA prints at a local cafe, and after a series of missteps and mishaps, the show finally got on the road.

Barefoot Coffee Roasters is a funky venue in Silicon Valley that caters to a rather broad clientele, and offers everything from a rather quirky staff to even quirkier musical performances regularly.  Everyone from tech-startup executive staff to retired musicians (the former guitarist to Iggy and the Stooges is a regular) make part of their day there.

I made arrangments to show off DA artists there for the month of April, and in the end, zemotion, noah-kh, IngeVandormael, kucharo, fourteenthstar, fangedfem, Yamenja, and yours truly are on display.  

Basically I made arrangements that they would send prints within certain parameters to me. I would frame, mount and install them and provide contact info at the venue, and return said prints back once the show concluded. I am hoping if this takes off to try again later this year, with either all new artists, or a mix of old and new (depending on who is up for it).

I would like to thank the artists, including those who I was not able to due to logistics to include but wanted to, and to everyone who was patient in letting me figure out how to pull this off without losing my mind.
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ladyface Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
scrap that last comment i have been away for a while like i said and i think the symbols have changed lol- ooo i cant keep up with anything ! :blush:
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ladyface Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
hi just read your article and it sounds like it was fun exciting and very stressful all at the same tie - can i just ask (and i am not bitchin or moaning - just asking because i may have missed a bit of info-i have been offline for a bit) why are the people who have been chosen staff -just that if it happens again in future i would like to promote it in my journal but if only staff are used then i would nt want to set people up for dissapointment if you know what imean - a very interesting idea :clap:
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Azynia Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive: Great idea!
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emersed Featured By Owner May 4, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
any photos of the exhibit ? :) and good work buddy !
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sorasky Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
wow... great news!
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DramaThrills Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Are you going to do this again in the Silicon Valley? I live in the area, so I'd LOVE to see dA represented in the Bay Area, and submit some entries myself.

I've been told by some artists I know that I should do a show, but I don't know how to market myself, and I only have a couple of quality prints anyway.
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zeruch Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
I am going to attempt to schedule at least one more show in 2007, and if I get a venue, I will make another invitation the same as I did for this one.
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CDReDaDRaGoN Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
Whoa!
That's Awesome!!!!!
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Keerisen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
Neat ^^
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stream-reflections Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
wow, great idea!
and i just happen to live only about 3 miles away! I shall go if i have the chance :)
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ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
It's gonna lots of fun for you to take pictures from the dA Prints service! :dance::heart:
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piccolo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
For those who aren't in CA, is there a way to view which prints will be hung online?
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zeruch Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
Of course. They are all from the DA Prints service, so they will be in the galleries of their respective artists.

From a site perspective, I wanted to promote the fact that DA has these high quality offerings, and from the artist perspective, I wanted to promote that there were great artists at DA that had quality work available for purchase.
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piccolo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
I was more along the lines of the works specific to the show they're being shown in, but thanks.
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:iconzeruch:
zeruch Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
Well, the whole point was that logistically, the prints service makes something like this much easier to pull off, and it serves the concurrent purpose of routing interest financially back to the artist from the product directly on display.

Otherwise, it would have been much more onerous to get the permissions, insurance for travel and loan, actual logistics, etc, to make this work.
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noah-kh Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I think she is asking whether we will see some photos of the prints that are displayed. :)
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zeruch Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
Ahhhh....this is what happens when you get old and senile like me :D
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piccolo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
We're not on the same page at all dude. Haha. Don't worry about it.
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Zaichick Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
great idea more people should do this, I really would if I had the venue and the money! :thumbsup:
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zeruch Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
You know, given everything, I spent just over 250 dollars on this project so far, and I think it has been worth it.
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Zaichick Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wow I thought it would be more. I would think it was worth it too. I would have loved to see it did you take any pics?
I am so thankful to DA, not only did it get me back to chasing my dream of becoming an artist, it introduced me to new mediums and has taught me so much! DA needs to be seen and heard around the world!
:hug: :hug: :hug: etc.
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zeruch Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
wow I thought it would be more.

Well, I had a stock of frames to start with, and only needed to get more for larger prints, as well as a new batch of hanging hooks and cable. The rest was my costs in time, and caffeine intake.

I would have loved to see it did you take any pics?

Only of mid-setup, and the main image is at :[link]
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Zaichick Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
checked it out, very cool!
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zeruch Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Professional General Artist
Excellent.
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JobobArikan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
Well done--
keep the shows coming!!
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wrighton363 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
that's neat!
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leaf-lover Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
It sounds like a really great idea, it'd be nice to see some less well known artists in there next time too. :nod:
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zemotion Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional Photographer
Thank you too for all the work you had to put in!!! :heart:

Someone today told me he saw our (noah-kh and me) prints in a cafe, I wonder if it's the one. :love:
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zeruch Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
BTW, it is also on Upcoming.org:
[link]

Tell your friends, loved ones, enemies, near acquaintences, passerby on the street, OBGYN, gardener and the milkman if you can.
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vleuten Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
Great idea!
Maybe it's an idea for gallaries around the world to join this initiative.
This will be the ultimate mix for irl exhibition and exhibition via internet.

Hope to see some pics!
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bananaprincess Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Awesome! It's great to see dA artists coming together to do something like this. :)
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ShylerShy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This idea is awesome...I wish I would have seen it last time...Maybe I can participate next time...
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starfantazy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
cool, wish i couldve contributed..maybe next time ;)
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fourteenthstar Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Thanks for doing this!! Take pics ;)
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zeruch Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
There are one or two pics up that I took as I put items up during the close of the shop on the 2nd of this month at my flickr account.
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