I think what I love the most about Schacktoberfest is the absolute blast of the color orange. The entire gallery is just beaming with orange-ness. It's pretty great. The show includes 1000 blown glass pumpkins that are also a sight to see.
The large group exhibit opens Sept 8th and runs through October 1st
This year I submitted photography. As a photographer submitting photos means an expense of producing said photo, and then finding a way to present it. I chose to print on aluminum.
Because this gallery is several hours away, I additionally have to pay for shipping not only to the event but for the return shipping should the art not sell. The advantage of metal prints is that they are very light weight which lowers the shipping dollar pretty nicely.
I submitted 2 photos. This urban fallen leaf perspective was chosen. This was taken at the drive-thru of my bank.
The other image I submitted was a leaf on top of a car. I flipped the image. I've done that with other photography in the past, and it is pretty abstract.
A fellow artist suggested that I present the image both upright and flipped next. I really like that idea.
Photography = a never ending opportunity to capture visual celebrations.