What do I get if I participate as an Artist Interviewee?
What you receive from participating in the Pen Ya Project, is free publicity, web-resolution portraits for marketing (with copyrights), and ultimately a spread in the Pen Ya: Artiste Imaginarium – Houston Edition Book. If you’re interested in high resolution portraits (taken with the interview), you can purchase $15 per photo (11 x18 @ 240 dpi) on CD-ROM.
What kind of exposure do I receive?
Exposure is approx. 40-380 max views per day. With each and every individual that shares a link to their social network, publicity grows. So, help spread the word. Also, I incorporate max amount of linking (i.e. website, social networking site, etc.) within the article – which brings additional traffic to the site.
What are the requirements?
Artists must be active in the art community – showing at galleries, actively showing at venues (if not in galleries), and have at least 13 or more paintings to profile on the Pen Ya blog.
What do I need to do?
If you decide to go with it, please try and remain committed to any dates we schedule. It helps keep things running smoothly. However, life does have it’s way of changing events (and even I have to change dates)…so if you can’t make it to any scheduled meets, please let me know as early as possible so that I will have enough time to schedule with another artist.
What is the Pen Ya Process?
First, there needs to be contact. I will provide available dates to interview and email you a Q&A. We then meet according to the date scheduled. I would like to personally review the questions one-on-one as I digitally record the conversation. I record our meeting to transcribe to the blog. Reviewing the questions will help me customize the Q&A . After this review is complete, I will take a few basic portrait shots which will be posted with the article. You will receive 1-2 web-resolution images. Expect to clear at least 2-3 hours of your day for this process (that’s a high estimate to be safe).
How can I use the portraits that you give me?
You are welcome to use the portraits on any of your social media accounts, however, you must keep the Chroma Rose Photography frame on your image. If you’re interested in receiving or using a high resolution portraits, without the frame, you can purchase a hi-res image for $15 per photo (11 x18 @ 240 dpi) on CD-ROM. If you’re interested in a seperate photo shoot – contact me for prices (discounted rates for artists participating in Pen Ya).
What is a Creative Shoot?
In addition to the article and basic portrait shots, I’d like to incorporate more explorative work – something quite theatrical - that represents a story about the interviewee. It’s a chance to develop my skills and collaborate with the artist. My purpose is to create growth, cultivate out-of-the-box thinking, and simply ‘be’ in experience. Not all interviewees need to participate in this part of the project. The time in this process will be determined based on collaboration. See more about the Creative Shoot. The results will be posted on the Pen Ya blog, Pen Ya Facebook, Chroma Rose Photography Facebook, and Roseanne Peña Facebook account.
Will my work be displayed?
Yes, you can send me images of your work to add to the article. Please make your image height 500px and save for web at 72dpi. It will be displayed as a photo gallery at the bottom of the article. It is possible to negotiate shooting your work for you – if need be; however this service will be at a cost.
Do I need to sign any contracts?
You will need to sign a model release form – whereby you give me full permission to license the images to use in any media for any purpose (except pornography or defamatory) which may include advertising, promotions, marketing, and packaging for any product or service. It also gives consent to publication and acknowlegement that I retain full copyright of the images. You will also be required to sign a content liability form.