Archive for February 7, 2007

Portfolio Reviews in San Francisco: Deadline Extended to February 19

“OUR WORLD” is a national juried portfolio review event organized by PhotoAlliance and co-sponsored with Orion Magazine and Doubletake Magazine.

Deadline to submit an initial slide/CD portfolio HAS BEEN EXTENDED: work must be received by February 19th, 2007. Then, during the weekend of March 10-11, 2007, 50 selected photographers will each have TEN twenty minute sessions with reviewers over the course of two days, and ample opportunity for further networking. Reviews will be held at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Email photo@photoalliance.org to receive a full prospectus.

For those of you in the Western U.S., this is the only review event I am aware of in the near future (PhotoLucida in Portland, Oregon this April has been sold out for months, and won’t occur again until 2009; applications for Review Santa Fe 2007 also are closed.)

As my readers know, I encourage participation in portfolio review events; the opportunity to gain expert advice on your work, your craft and your career is invaluable, as is the dialogue with your peers. It should be your goal to be accepted to and attend juried portfolio review events. If accepted, prepare! And plan on following up with your reviewers. This is your opportunity to BEGIN relationships with industry professionals. The insights you will receive from meeting with 10 professionals at this event will move your work forward, without question.

(Read more about how to make the most of your investment in attending portfolio review events in my book, Chapter One: “Introducing Your Work to Professionals In the Fine Art Market.”)

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“The Architecture of the Book” Symposium March 7-10

The Architecture of the Book: Critical Issues that Inform the Artist’s Book” is an international symposium hosted by Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. The conference will facilitate critical discourse on the artist’s book from interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary perspectives. The symposium keynote speaker is Dr. Johanna Drucker, writer, book artist and Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. Accompany events inlude two public workshops on book arts construction and advanced methods, an opening reception for the exhibition “The Architecture Uncanny” (prints, photographs and book works by Marlene MacCallum), an open portfolio evening, studio tours and more. Montreal-based book artist and photographer Ewa Monika Zebrowski informed me of this interesting event; she will be a presenter. Visit her website to view her beautiful books! Her most recent self-published artist book, Poetry in the Landscape: The Robert Frost Trail is available via Photo-eye, an indepentent bookstore that has been a loyal distributor of the self-published, limited edition artist’s book.

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