Archive for October, 2007

Art Fairs in NYC this weekend: E/AB and IFPDA Fairs

Two interesting art fairs celebrating limited editions, artists’ books and works on paper will be held in NYC this weekend:

Editions and Artists’ Books Fair
and
International Fine Print Dealers Association Fair

ABOUT THE E/AB FAIR:
On November 1–4 the Editions/Artists Book Fair celebrates its 10th Anniversary.

Founded in 1998 by Susan Inglett of I.C. Editions and Brooke Alexander, the Fair has grown in size and stature to become the premier showcase for contemporary publishers and dealers presenting the latest, and greatest in prints, multiples and artists’ books. Today the Fair fills an entire New York City block, running from 11th Avenue to the West Side Highway. Our new home, The Tunnel, generously accommodates sixty of the most exciting international exibitors and hundreds of artists representing New York, Los Angeles, Johannesburg, Amsterdam, London, Paris and points in between.

DATES/TIMES
November 1–4, 2007

Opening Night Gala to Benefit P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and its Internet radio station Art Radio WPS1.org:
Thursday, November 1st, 5–8 PM

FREE to the Public: Friday – Sunday, November 2-4
Hours: 11 AM – 7 PM Friday & Saturday; 11 AM – 4 PM Sunday

ABOUT THE IFPDA PRINT FAIR:
The annual IFPDA Print Fair is unique among the world’s major art fairs for its focus on fine prints from all periods. All dealers exhibiting at the Fair are members of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA).

The Fair is the highlight of New York Fine Art Print Week, an annual series of exhibitions, gallery talks, demonstrations, and expositions in New York during the week of the Print Fair.
Check the website to learn of many more related events and exhibitions.

Opening Night Preview to benefit the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books of the Museum of Modern Art.
10/31/07 5:00pm – 9:30pm

Fair Dates And Public Viewing Hours:
11/01/07 12:00pm – 7:00pm
11/02/07 12:00pm – 7:00pm
11/03/07 12:00pm – 7:00pm
11/04/07 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Admission:
$20

Location:
The Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue at 67th Street
New York, NY 10021

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Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition: Deadline November 6th

The 7th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition guidelines are available now; deadline for submission of applications on CD-Rom is NOVEMBER 6th. The first-place winner will be given a solo exhibition at the Texas Women’s University Gallery in Denton, Texas.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: Established in 2001 and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s Univeristy and the Photographic Artists’ Coalition (a student-run photography organization), the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the camera.

Photographers from throughout the US are invited to submit entries; the winning exhibition will be on fiew from January 22 through February 15, 2008. Click here to download the application in PDF format.

JUROR: LISA HOSTETLER, curator of photographs at the Milwaukee Art Museum. She came to Milwaukee after four years in the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and several prior years at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in NYC.

Questions: email Mary Kathryn Dunn, Exhibition Coordinator at this address: jegexhibition@gmail.com

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Call for Submissions: Daylight Magazine and Daylight Multimedia

From the October Newsletter:
Daylight Magazine is currently interested in seeing bodies of work focusing on the themes:
Agriculture/Aquaculture
Socialism in Latin America
Climate Change

In addition, Daylight Multimedia is beginning to schedule content for its monthly downloadable podcasts. If you have a two minute presentation consisting of sound and images send inquires to:
info@daylightmagazine.org.”

NOTE: On the website, there is a SUBMISSIONS link for more information.

The October podcast is now available for download here, featuring the work of Stephen Dupont, the winner of the 2007 W. Eugene Smith Award, and Danny Wilcox Frazier, the winner of the 2006 Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize.

ABOUT DAYLIGHT:
“Founded in 2003, Daylight Magazine is the biannual printed publication of Daylight Community Arts Foundation (DCAF), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the use of photography as a tool for effecting social change. By reimagining the documentary mode through collaboration with established and emerging artists, scholars and journalists, Daylight Magazine has become one of the premier showcases for contemporary photography.

In addition to publishing Daylight Magazine, DCAF seeks to help underrepresented communities share their stories by distributing cameras, establishing darkroom and digital imaging facilities, administering photographic workshops, and curating local and traveling exhibitions. Ultimately, DCAF’s goal is to provide these communities with access to the resources and equipment necessary to participate in the global visual dialogue.

We invite interested individuals to initiate and manage self-representative photography projects using Daylight Community Arts Foundation as an umbrella to apply for funding. By working with photographers all over the world we have built a network of succesful satellite projects. Join us!

For more information please write to us:
info@daylightmagazine.org”

Subscribe and support this important magazine!

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Shots Magazine: Submissions for Annual Portfolio Issue due NOVEMBER 1

Click here to view the Call for Work for Shots issue #98: The 2007 Portfolio Issue.

From the website:

“The Annual Portfolio Issue will showcase the work of approximately 8 photographers. Subject matter is open. Send up to 20 images (prints or files on a CD) for consideration. Chosen photographers will have their work shown on 4-6 pages, along with a short interview that will accompany the spread.

An established independent photography journal in its 21st year of publication, SHOTS Magazine reaches an international audience of photographers, collectors, galleries, museums, educators and other fine art photography enthusiasts. Don’t miss this chance to have your work seen!

All submittals must be received by November 1, 2007

NOTE: Photographers who have been the subjects of interviews and articles, who have been previously featured in SHOTS Portfolio Issues 52, 73, 77, 81, 85, 89 or 94, or who have had their work featured on four or more pages in a single issue, are not eligible for SHOTS 98.

Submittals not prepared per the guidelines will not be accepted.”

Click here to view submission guidelines.

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Book/Paper/Scissors: An Artist’s Book Fair at the Free Library of Philadelphia

from the website:

Book, Paper, Scissors: Artists’ Book Fair
November 17th, 10-4pm
The Free Library of Philadelphia
Central Branch, 1901 Vine Street

The Philadelphia Center for the Book is pleased to announce this collaborative event with the Free Library of Philadelphia. This is a great opportunity to show work, sell work, and see what book/paper/scissors people are doing. Artists’ Books, blank books, handmade paper art, prints, paper jewelry . . . if it’s paper-based art, it’s welcome. There is no charge for members of the Philadelphia Center for the Book; non-members pay $20/table. We will have a table for information about Special Collections Libraries. Let us know if you want to have materials there.

Deadline for table registration October 30, 2007

There is a $25 materials stipend for those interested in leading a simple book arts workshop.
Please contact book@philadelphiacenterforthebook.org for more information.”

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Philagraphika Open Portfolio Viewing October 27-28, during the Philadelphia Open Studio Tour (POST)

From the press release:

Philagraphika Open Portfolio Viewing
During the Philadelphia Open Studio Tour (POST), West of Broad Street
728 S. Broad Street, Phila.
October 27-28, 2007
12-6pm

Philagrafika, in partnership with The Print Center, Inliquid, and the Philadelphia Center for the Book will host the Philagrafika Open Portfolio to support individual artist printmakers and photographers in the Philadelphia region whose studios cannot accommodate public visitation. This event will provide a venue for more than 40 individual artists during the weekend of October 27-28, 2007 as part of the citywide Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, to showcase their fine art prints and photographs to the public in an art fair setting. Each participating artist will be given a table to display his or her work for the public from noon to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. And, the setting for the event is the headquarters of Solutions for Progress that has, by far, the largest installation of fine art prints in a corporate setting – certainly in this region!

Direct all inquiries to openportfolio@philagrafika.org or call 215-557-8433.

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PDN On The Road: CHICAGO next week! October 29 & 30

A week from today I’m flying to Chicago to join my fellow presenters on the “PDN On The Road” seminar which will be held on Monday and Tuesday, October 29 & 30th at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 North Cannon Drive in Chicago; click here for directions or call 773-755-5152.

Remember, those attending on Monday are encouraged to bring work to share with participants and other invited guests after the day of seminars ends.

While in Chicago, I’m going to try to fit in a visit to the Richard Misrach exhibition “At The Beach” that is currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago. Click here to view/purchase the catalogue.

I look forward to seeing many of you in Chicago!

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PhotoPlus Expo: another great year!

This morning I am sorting through the mountain of materials and educational handouts gathered while attending the PhotoPlus Expo in NYC. Others are emailing me to say they are trying all the new digital tricks they learned at the show. The seminars and panels were memorable, it was great to see old friends and to meet so many photographers.

Save the date for next year and plan now to attend: October 23-25, 2008!

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Jeffrey Hoone Lectures at the Phoenix Art Museum, Tuesday 10/23/07

From the Press Release:

“One of the great shifts in Western art over the last three decades is photography’s move from a subsidiary position, akin to the one still occupied by drawings and prints, to a central place alongside painting and sculpture.” Arthur Lubow, New York Times

Photography: The Art of Standardized Change
featuring Jeffrey Hoone

Jeffrey Hoone is the Executive Director of Light Work, a central New York organization that provides direct support to artists working in the mediums of photography and digital imaging, and Executive Director of Community Darkrooms, a state-of-the-art affordable, public-access photography and digital imaging facility that “supports the artist in everyone.”

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 7pm

Whiteman Hall, Phoenix Art Museum
Central and McDowell

Admission is Free – Refreshments will Follow

A Contemporary Forum Event that Welcomes Everyone

Over the past thirty years, art photography has experienced an explosion like no other time in the history of the medium. Not only has the number of artists making photographs increased tremendously, but the number of museums exhibiting and collecting photographs has increased dramatically in a relatively short period of time. This lecture will look at these changes and also reflect on the history of the medium to consider if this is a revolution or an evolution.” Jeffrey Hoone

This event is sponsored by Phoenix Art Museum Trustee Joe Lampe and Shawn Lampe.”

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Student Scholarships offered to attend 2008 SPE Conference

The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) will be hosting its 45th National Conference in Denver, Colorado, March 13-16, 2008. The theme is “Agents of Change: Art and Advocacy.” The organization is offering scholarships to its student members and encouranging young photographers to be a part of next year’s annual event.

Eleven SPE Student Awards will include a one-year membership to SPE, admission to the conference and a $500 travel stipend. Students may include application fees with their entry—$50 for SPE membership—to join and thus be eligible for an award. These include the SPE Student Awards, the Jeannie Pearce Award (focus is on digital technology), and The Freestyle Crystal Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in Black and White Photography.

The deadline for these awards is November 1, 2007.

Click here to view the application in PDF format.

The Society for Photographic Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to the discussion of photogaphy as a form of fine art, its potential for cultural illumination, and its role in the world of politics, journalism, and beyond. Through services, workshops, seminars, classes, and other programs, SPE seeks not only to spread understanding and awareness of fine art photography, but to foster the development of education, commentary on the craft, and criticism.

About the conference, from the SPE website:

“The work of a photographic artist took center stage during the 108th United States Congress. On the agenda was the fate of drilling for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). According to Secretary Gale Norton ANWR was “a flat white nothingness.” In response, Senator Barbara Boxer denounced drilling and held up a book of photographs by Subhanker Banerjee that showed the refuge brimming with life. Congress voted to save ANWR from drilling for two more years.

Lens-based artists have been catalysts for change with imagery that advocates social and environmental awareness. Artists bear witness, interpret, expose and address problems ranging from the Aids epidemic and stereotypes in race and gender to the plight of refugees in war torn countries. In what ways are artists responding to the local and global challenges that are reshaping politics, cultures, economies and the planet? As educators, artists and scholars, what has been the historical impact of our advocacy? What role will we play in shaping the future?

Denver and the Rocky Mountain West have long been home to diverse and often opposing political, social, economic and environmental interests. With fortunes historically linked to extractive industries like mining, natural gas, and oil, Denver is also a leader in urban planning and energy conservation. The Mile High City has been invigorated by major new projects in the arts. The Denver Art Museum has opened its new Hamilton Building, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. The Denver Museum of Contemporary Art has broken ground for a new 27,000 square foot environmentally-efficient building. Denver is a dynamic and growing modern city that enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year and the magnificent Rocky Mountains in the backyard.

Joann Brennan
Conference Chair”

Registration for the Conference is $220 for members, $345 or non-members.

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