Marketing Your Work

Member Rebecca Samler Gets Inside Back Cover

First SnowThe Winter 2015 edition of the IN Harborcreek Community Magazine is a quarterly publication that is mailed to all Harborcreek residents.

Avid PASNWPA Member Rebecca Samler sent in her image titled First Snow for consideration and made the inside back cover that the magazine calls “IN Focus.” She had no idea it was chosen until her friends told her it was. What a nice surprise with an image so worthy to be published. Congratulations, Rebecca!

You can view more of Rebecca’s work at her website: Rebecca Samler Photo.



Show Your Work! Two Calls for Entry

 “For artists, the great problem to solve is how to get oneself noticed”
                                                                         – Honoré de Balzac

Taken from Austin Kleon’s book, Show Your Work!


Market Square, 910 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Meadville, PA 16335

Friday, November 14 through Saturday, December 13

Drop off your art:
Saturday, November 1, 2014 – 10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – Noon to 4:00pm

Opening Reception
Friday, November 14, 2014 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Pick up your art:



700 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16501

Saturday, November 15 through Sunday, February 15


Drop off your art:
Monday, November 10, 2014 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Opening Reception
Friday, December 5, 2014 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Pick up your art:

Heather Reichel Opens Gallery

Fellow Member Heather Reichel Opens Her Off Color Gallery 

Friday Sept 13th 5pm-9pm located at 940 Park Ave Meadville, Pa 16335 in the

Shops @the Bank. Hours are Tues-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 10am-5pm.

Off Color Gallery opened this past Tuesday, September 3rd and features Heather’s personal works as

well as a new visiting artist each month.  View the works of Rebecca Samler,

PASNWPA member, who has graciously agreed to be my first visiting artisan.

Help Heather celebrate this next step in her photographic journey, a physical location displaying her works and the work of other high level photographers.

Heather says, “Off Color Gallery is a modern style, surrealistic space that is a tribute to the

colorblindness which I deal with everyday as a photographer. Where natural

elements have been introduced into the decor, none are the “correct”

color. Take a journey into my world, a world I have called “Off Color.”

Calendar of Gallery Events

Sept 3rd open to the Public

Sept 13th 5pm to 9pm Grand Opening Celebration and Artist Reception

A word about Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform browser plug-in that delivers breakthrough Web experiences to over 99% of Internet users. You have seen it time and again from fancy splash screens on photographers’ websites to simple crossword puzzles you may not know is running the software.

While the visual impact is great there are two critical Achilles Heels to consider. First, it’s a resource hog. If you tend to have a lot of browser windows open (like me) and many are using flash (even though you may not realize it), they are still using Flash even though you aren’t actively viewing the page. That can slow down your system quite a bit.

The second is more important for photographers marketing through websites. Flash is not supported by iPhone, iPod and iPad mobile devices. This means the fancy intros and any functionality on your site that uses Flash cannot be seen by the exponentially growing users of these devices. Why doesn’t Apple support Flash? The primary reason is the one above about gobbling up too many resources and Apple prefers a faster responding device for their customers. Another is that Flash is a closed platform and available only through and controlled by Adobe. On the other hand, Apple has adopted HTML5, CSS and JavaScript – all open standards. All three are powerful alternatives to Flash.

Personally, I like Flash. It’s cool and edgy and has its place. But for marketers like us, perhaps a better way to go is with a more streamlined open platform like Java.

Parts of this post are based on the article “Thoughts On Flash” from Apple. You can read the full article here.