Archive for July, 2008

Minnesota Center for Photography: RIP

Yesterday an email originating from my hometown was making its way around the internet entitled “Thank You So Much, From MCP” with the sad news that the Minnesota Center for Photography (formerly pARTS) was closing its doors and ceasing operation TODAY. It read as follows:

“Dear Friends,

It is with regret that we must inform you that Minnesota Center for Photography is discontinuing business operations at the close of business on July 31st. Over the past six months we have unsuccessfully attempted to adjust our budget and, with your help, raise additional funds to pay down debt and fund continuing operations.

The Board made this decision with reluctance and after attempting whatever we could do to permit the survival of MCP.

On behalf of the many stakeholders in Minnesota Center For Photography, we thank you for your continuing interest and support of MCP’s mission over the years.

Very truly yours,

Chuck Koosmann, Co-Chair
Mark L. Wilson, Co-Chair”

The closing of MCP is a great loss for the photography community in the Midwest. MCP was founded as pARTS Photographic Arts 18 years ago, if memory serves me it was formed in the spirit of ‘Film In The Cities,’ an organization in which Jim Dozier, Cheryl Younger and others played a vital role. pARTS was headed by Vance Gellert with many great staffers over the years, and grew steadily, creating a great sense of community with in the twin cities and beyond, with exhibitions at its venues in the Lake/Lyndale area of Minneapolis, as well as in the context of public art projects, serving local and international artists well. Under a recently re-branded name, MCP moved to the hip Northeast Minneapolis neighborhood four years ago; staffers Colleen Mullins and George Slade both making the transition to the NE location. In recent years, the return of photographer Tom Arndt to the area saw him launching and heading the “Camera Workers” monthly salon at MCP. Vance Gellert is actively pursing his vision as a photographer in Minneapolis, Colleen Mullins moved on bring her energy to the position of Academic Director for the photography program at Art Institutes International Minnesota, and George Slade to purse curatorial and writing projects. Jes Schrom and Kaia Hemming were terrific help to me in hosting my lectures and workshops in recent years at MCP, and along with the other past/present staffers at MCP I wish them well in their next endeavors. I know we will continue to hear from all of them as they continue to make an impact in our field.

The last time I was at MCP was this past September to attend the public memorial for Carroll T. Hartwell, long-time curator of photography at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. George, Tom and I were among those who spoke about Ted’s impact on our community that night. MCP was a hub for education, and one of the reasons it was chosen as the site for Ted’s memorial. I hope that photographers will have again have gathering point in my hometown in the not too distant future.

AFTERWORD:
Today I traveled east, heading to be both a student (“Copyright and Legal Issues for Media Artists” with Nancy Wolff) and teacher of my marketing class at the Maine Media Workshops. Before posting tonight, I looked at today’s New York Times and this news item in the “National Briefing” section caught my eye, in light of MCP’s closure:

“Wisconsin: Museum with Focus on Blacks’ Struggles Is Closing

Financial problems are causing America’s Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee, a museum started by a lynching survivor, to close its doors on Friday after 20 years. But the museum’s board chairman, Reggie Jackson, said he was certain that reconfiguring the board, a new fund-raising effort and increasing awareness would allow the museum to open again. “We have every intention of reopening the museum once we get a plan in place,” Mr. Jackson said. The lagging economy, building debt, a revolving door of executive directors over the past eight years and the death of its founder have all contributed to the museum’s state, said Bethany Criss, the museum’s interim executive director. One of the first of its kind in the country, the museum explores the struggles of blacks in America. It was founded in 1988 by James Cameron, above, who, in 1930, survived a lynch mob in Marion, Ind. He died in 2006 at 92.”

I hope this museum and other important arts institutions and organizations can reach economic stability and grow to become essential components of their cultural communities. Join and support your local arts organizations!

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This Saturday Evening in Portland, Oregon: Photolucida’s “Portfolio Walk”

I’m off to Portland today to serve as a Portfolio Reviewer at Photolucida’s NW Summer Portfolio Reviews, being hosted by Blue Sky Gallery.

One of the best components of this event is the “Portfolio Walk” during which the participating photographers have the opportunity to share their work with their peers, will the full roster of Reviewers, and the public. The eighty photographers who will be present include Photolucida’s 2008 Oregon Award Winners: Grand Prize WInners M. Bruce Hall, Alexis Pike and Sika Stanton and Portfolio Walk Finalists Blake Andrews, David Paul Bayles, Angela Cash, Bob Gervais, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Jim Lommasson, TJ Norris and Ann Ploeger.

From the e-card announcement:

“SEE MORE GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY IN ONE NIGHT THAN MOST PEOPLE SEE IN A LIFETIME!”

Photolucida is pleased to present a Portfolio Walk featuring the work of more than 80 national and local emerging photographers. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us!

SATURDAY, July 26, 6-9 p.m.

Art Institute of Portland, NW Davis & 11th, 2nd floor

DATES FOR 2009 REVIEWS:

The 2009 Photolucida Portfolio Reviews will be held April 23-26, 2009; the fee will be $725 for 4 days of reviews. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN AUGUST and will no doubt fill to capacity quickly. Be sure that you are on the mailing list to receive notification of the exact date to sign up. Click on this link, and at the bottom left corner of the page you’ll find the space to add your name to the mailing list.

Photolucida is the organization that brings us the competition CRITICAL MASS, the winners of which receive publications of their work. Check out the work of the top fifty photographers, and the award winners, here.

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Fall Marketing Workshop with Mary Virginia Swanson: November 6-9, Tucson, Arizona

I am pleased to announce my upcoming Fall Marketing Workshop in Tucson, Arizona with special guest presenters LISA M. ROBINSON and KEN ROSENTHAL. Registration opens today.

Who should attend? This workshop is an ideal overview for photographers wishing to promote their work to the fine art market with a goal of print sales and publication. If you haven’t yet completed a body of work, gaining insights on the industry at this stage is encouraged.

COURSE CONTENT:
This workshop will provide participants with an overview of the fine art photography market and how one can effectively target galleries, collections and publishers most likely to respond to their work. An understanding of presenting work to industry professionals via competitions and portfolio review events, as well as the value of attending Gallery Expos will be discussed. Examples of successful promotional tools with be shared. I will bring to the workshop an extensive library of reference materials and examples of successful self-promotion examples to share with participants. The final session on Sunday morning will be on publishing your work, and will held at my home utilizing my personal library for discussion and demonstration.

SPECIAL GUESTS AND ACTIVITIES:
Friday afternoon we have scheduled a special “Print Viewing” of masterworks from the Archives, as well as discussion with Denise Gose, Rights and Reproductions Manager at the Center for Creative Photography on the University of Arizona campus.

Saturday afternoon special guests Lisa M. Robinson and Ken Rosenthal will be presenting on their individual careers as artists, followed by a visit to Etherton Gallery (on view will be The Figure Illuminated, photographs by Flor Garduño, Alvin Booth and Ralph Gibson).

The workshop begins Thursday, November 6th at 6 p.m. and concludes at noon on Sunday, November 9th.

JOIN US!

Please visit this link to the Fall Marketing Workshop page on my website for complete course details including optional consultation sessions with myself, and an optional studio tour Lisa & Ken following the close of the workshop. Special discounted rates at nearby hotels within walking distance have been arranged for participants; come to beautiful Southern Arizona this fall – an informative and inspiring time will be had by all!

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Haggerty Museum of Art Hosting Stephen Shore Exhibition July 24 – September 28

The Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is hosting an exhibition organized by Aperture entitled “Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Stephen Shore 1969-1979

I encourage you to visit this link for the exhibition and know that this is a model of what efforts can be made to draw the public to an exhibition and engage in a spirited dialogue.

During the time the Haggery will have this touring exhibition, it will offer a wonderful range of public programs involving the Marquette community, the creative community and beyond:

“Programs in conjunction with Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1969-1979

Thursday, August 7, 2008
Lunchtime Learning - A series of gallery talks in conjunction with the Stephen Shore exhibition
Dan Johnson, Chief Photographer, Marquette University
How To Make Pictures, Not Take Them
Noon-1 p.m.

Thursday, August 14, 2008
Lunchtime Learning
James Brozek, Photographer, School of Dentistry, Marquette University
Photography and the Work Environment
Noon-1 p.m.

Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wally Mason, Director of the Haggerty Museum of Art
Gallery talk/walk-through of Biographical Landscape
Noon-1 p.m.

Panel Discussion The Emergence of the Color Photograph
Thursday, September 18, 2008, 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Moderator-Wally Mason, Director of the Haggerty Museum of Art
Lisa Hosteler, Associate Curator of Photographs-Milwaukee Art Museum
Brian Ulrich, Photographer
Kate Bussard, Curator of Photographs-Art Institute of Chicago
Tom Bamberger, Photographer

Stephen Shore Lecture
Thursday, July 24, 2008 6:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

All programs take place at the Haggerty Museum of Art, 530 N. 13th St.
For information, call 414-288-5915 or e-mail lynne.shumow@mu.edu”

To learn more about the accompanying Aperture publication, click here.

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Center for Fine Art Photography: Deadline July 25 for “Online and Print Portfolio Show”

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, Colorado is celebrating its fifth anniversary. With a new facility, and a growing roster of events and educational offerings, I’m sure the next five years will bring more opportunities for photographers to connect, in person and on line.

I want to draw to your attention an upcoming deadline for a competition to by judged by my colleague DARIUS HIMES:

“Fifteen photographers will be chosen to display their twelve-image portfolio in The Center for Fine Art Photography’s special Online and Print Portfolio Show and be included the Center’s new book publication Artists ShowCase, volume 1, issue 1.

The show will also be featured on the Center’s web site at www.c4fap.org from September 1 – September 30, 2008 and will remain online for the next two years.

The Center is pleased to provide artists with an economical means of having their work reviewed by an international juror and exhibited with no printing, framing or shipping costs involved.

Theme: Open – There is no theme for this exhibition. The images will be evaluated as a cohesive body of work, rather than individual images.

Juror: Darius Himes
Darius Himes was the founding editor of photo-eye Booklist, a quarterly magazine devoted to photography books, from 2002-2007. He is a founding member of Radius Books, a Santa Fe- based company created in 2007 that publishes books on the visual arts, where he works as an editor. He is also a lecturer, consultant, educator and writer, having contributed to Blind Spot, Bookforum, BOMB, PDN, and American Photo. Himes is an occasional adjunct professor of photographic arts at the College of Santa Fe. He earned his BFA in Photography from Arizona State University, Tempe, and a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Santa Fe campus, and actively pursues his own photographic image-making.

The Center for Fine Art Photography invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in this exhibition. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements are welcome. The exhibition is open world wide to all professional and amateur photographers working with digital or traditional photography or combinations of both.

See ‘Calls for Entry‘ on the Center’s website for more opportunities.”

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MVS to Lecture in Tucson, July 17: Connecting With Your Audience On Line

Any of you going to be in the vicinity of Tucson this coming week? Besides taking in the Sonoran desert in all it’s summer monsoon glory, why not join a gathering of photographers!

I’ve created a new lecture on marketing which I will be presenting this THURSDAY, July 17:

Effective E-Marketing: Connecting With Your Audience On Line

THURSDAY, JULY 17th
Sponsored by ASMP Tucson

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


About this presentation:

“To be successful in today’s diverse marketplace, photographers must have a strong presence on line, via websites, e-newsletters and more. Ensuring that your e-marketing materials are connecting with your targeted audience via the on-line environment requires re-thinking with whom, and how you wish to maintain a dialogue. In this presentation, Mary Virginia Swanson will share her opinions on successful strategies for your digital marketing efforts.”

Time: Social 5:15, Presentation begins at 6 p.m.

Location:
Steven Meckler Studio, 121 South Fourth Avenue, Downtown Tucson
Studio phone: (520) 792-2467

Fee:

For Students: $5.00
For ASMP Members: $10.00
All others: $15.00

All proceeds from this event will go towards the guest lecture series of ASMP Tucson, bringing educational events to our photography community.

To reserve a space at this presentation:

email Chapter President Amy Blackburn:

amy@amyblackburnphotography.com

or call to reserve:
(520) 991-5736

I look forward to seeing you there!

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New Orleans! Reading, and Portfolio Reviews

News this week from, and about, NEW ORLEANS

Jennifer Shaw from New Orleans Photo Alliance to say registration for PhotoNola 3 will open to all on August 15th, and that the reviewer invitations are complete and posted on the PhotoNola event blog. I can’t wait to be back in New Orleans, and applaud NOPA for bringing such a diverse group of reviewers together for this weekend-long portfolio review event. Portfolio Reviews will take place Dec 6 & 7 at the International House Hotel. Registration will open on August 15, and be filled on a first come first served basis. Check the PhotoNOLA website in the next few weeks for more information. Bring yourselves and your work to PhotoNola!

David Bram, Fractionmag.com, Albuquerque, NM
Alejandro Castellanos, Director, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico
Jörg Colberg, Conscientious, Northampton, MA
Rose Courville, Curator, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
Crista Dix, Owner/Director, Wall Space Gallery, Seattle, WA
Roy Flukinger, Curator, Harry Ransom Research Center, Austin, TX
Pascale Giffard, Exhibitions Manager, Les Recontres d’Arles, France
Reuel Golden, Executive Editor, Photo District News (PDN), NY
MaryAnne Golon, TIME, New York, NY
David Houston, Curator, Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Russell Joslin, SHOTS Magazine, Minneapolis, MN
Stella Kramer, Photography Consultant, New York, NY
Melanie McWhorter, photo-eye, Santa Fe, NM
Charles Megnin, Owner, The Darkroom, New Orleans, LA
Ann Pallesen, Photographic Center NorthWest, Seattle, WA
Doug Parker, Times Picayune , New Orleans, LA
Kira Pollack, New York Times Magazine, New York, NY
George Slade, Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN
Susan Spiritus, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
Mary Virginia Swanson, Marketing Consultant, Tucson, AZ/NYC
Hannah Watson, Trolley Books, London
Clint Willour, Executive Director & Curator, Galveston Arts Center, TX
Jack Woody, Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, NM
Del Zogg, Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonHouston, TX
And today Aric Meyer wrote to tell me “My paper, “Aesthetics of Catastrophe,” in which discuss the aesthetic dimensions of visually depicting the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and some of their political implications, is in the current issue of Public Culture (Duke University.)” Click on the above link to read an excerpt. Regaring his photographs of New Orleans, Meyer shares that ” My objective was (and continues to be) not only to present the images of the storm’s aftermath, but to critique our reception and expectations of them as well.”

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Curse of the Black Gold: Ed Kashi interview and video on NPR

I’m a fan of Weekend Edition on NPR. This morning, just after hearing Daniel Shorr sing “Brother Can You Spare A Dime?” came the familiar voice of photojournalist ED KASHI. Ed spoke with Weekend Edition Sunday‘s host Liane Hansen about his newest book Curse of the Black Gold about the effects of the oil industry on the Niger Delta. You can hear the 5 minute segment, and view the “Web Extra” short video within this page view.

Ed has produced an incredibly informative website for the book: www.curseoftheblackgold.com.

Selections from this project were accepted into the 2008 Communications Arts Photography Annual (coming in August).

Be sure to visit Ed’s great website, organized by PORTFOLIOS, PHOTO ESSAYS, PUBLISHED, MULTIMEDIA/FILMS, BOOK PROJECTS, LICENSE IMAGES and more – reflections of an interesting career, one rich with completed projects and broad audience reach.

Don’t miss NIGERIAN OIL: The Great Spoiler the multimedia piece National Geographic produced with Ed’s photographs and audio.

Ed and his partner Julie Winokur were early adopters to multimedia in order to give voice to their subjects; they have collaborated with Brian Storm on many groundbreaking projects. They include The Sandwich Generation, Friends for Life and most recently Iraqi Kurdistan. I never miss the chance to hear them speak about their important work, and look forward with great anticipation to their next project. They are role models for the next generation of photographers, photojournalists and filmmakers.

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Call for Proposals: Public Art Commissions

The Phoenix, Arizona Office of Arts and Culture maintains an important list-serve of opportunities for both national and regionally-based artists.  I encourage all of you to subscribe to their updates here.   Here’s what this week’s opportuniies brought:

City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program
 

CALL TO ARTISTS

THE PHOENIX OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE

 

Two Major Public Art Projects Open to Artists Residing in the United States
Seven Major Public Art Projects Open to Arizona Artists

The Phoenix Public Art Program invites professional Arizona artists and teams to apply for new major public art commissions in Phoenix.

Artists and teams must have the proven ability to

1.      Contribute significantly to the design of public spaces and buildings, such as parking facilities, walls, streetscapes, bridges, trails and other landscape amenities

2.      Collaborate effectively with design professionals, community residents and city officials.

Selected artists/teams will work with the project design team and various City of Phoenix staff (Parks and Recreation, Streets Transportation, Transit and Water Services) to integrate art into city infrastructure and open spaces. The talent pool developed through this call may be used, depending on eligibility, to select artists for additional future Phoenix Public Art projects. Applicants to this call will be considered for each project, also depending on eligibility.

Opportunities for Artists Residing in the United States

(Arizona artists are encouraged to apply)

 

Isaac park: An artist will be selected to design and fabricate features and amenities for the new Isaac Park. The public art enhancements at the park will extend the fabric of public art and design already developed as part of revitalization efforts in the Isaac neighborhood. They include a new city-funded Learning Center, bus shelters, streetscape and pedestrian bridge.                    

 Expected Total Budget: $ 450,000

 

Sonoran Parkway: An artist/team will join an engineering team to design three bridges, drainage structures and an adjacent landscaped pathway on the new parkway’s Sonoran Boulevard central section. Sonoran Boulevard is proposed to include a 150-foot ROW, one 12-foot vehicular lane in each direction, 8-foot paved shoulders and a paved flush median.  The Central segment includes bridges over Apache Wash, Mesquite Tank Wash and Cave Creek Wash.

 Initial Budget: $105,000


Opportunities for Arizona Artists Only

 

67th Avenue Bus Shelters and StreetscapeOne or more Arizona artist/teams will be selected to work with City departments and the community to enhance the design of selected bus shelters and their surroundings as part of streetscape improvements along 67th Avenue, from McDowell Road to Camelback Road. The improvements could include retrofitting existing bus shelters and traffic signal boxes with artist-designed panels, enhanced landscaping and other pedestrian amenities near transit stops. Painters, printmakers, photographers and other artists with a strong graphic sense are encouraged to apply.

 Expected Total Budget: $364,257

 

Arterial Canal Crossings: An Arizona artist will be selected to work with the Street Transportation Department to enhance the design of major street bridges that cross the Salt River Valley canals. The designs will focus on the concrete abutments and metal railings and underscore the historic role canals have played in bringing water to Phoenix. The designs will be incorporated into arterial bridges as they are retrofitted in the coming years.

 Expected Total Budget: $449,700

 

Family Shelter: An Arizona artist will be selected to develop a project to enhance the City’s year-round shelter for families and women, at Watkins Avenue and 11th Avenue. Painters, printmakers, photographers and other artists with a strong graphic sense are encouraged to apply.

 Expected Total Budget: $107,140

 

Happy Valley Park-and-Ride: An Arizona artist will be selected to join an engineering team to design a new city park-and-ride to be located off I-17 at Happy Valley Road in north Phoenix. The facility is part of a city-wide system of park-and-rides, located primarily near freeways.

 Initial Budget: $159,300

 

Lift Stations: An Arizona artist/team will be selected to design and integrate gates, fences and/or wall treatments into the retrofit of lift-station designs at various city locations.

 Initial Budget: $432,000

 


Light Rail Corridor: An Arizona artist/team will be selected to join an engineering team to design walls, landscaping and other urban features to be built in conjunction with the development of the region’s new light rail system on 19th Avenue. This is part of city’s effort to improve streetscape design and comfort along important transit corridors.

 Initial Budget: $888,400

 

Park and Ride Expansions: Artists will be commissioned to join design teams to work with City Departments and the community to design park and ride facilities being planned by the Public Transit Department.

 Initial Budget: $60,000

 

ELIGIBILITY: Individual artist and artist teams are encouraged to apply.  Each project has different eligibility requirements. Arizona artists are eligible for all projects.

 
PROJECT  BUDGETS: The estimated budgets for these projects will be inclusive of artist fee, schematic design, fabrication and installation (where applicable), all delivery costs, documentation and administrative time. Projects that mention “initial budget” are ones expected to have additional funds added for future phases, fabrication, construction and completion.

 
APPLICATION RECEIPT DEADLINE: Applications must be received at the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture by 5:00 p.m. M.S.T. on, Friday, August 8, 2008

 
Depending on the project, finalists will have 4 weeks to 2 months to produce their proposals after the initial selection round.

 
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for these public art projects, artists must submit the following:

1)     
Ten digital images of previously completed artwork, presented in a PowerPoint on a PC compatible CD-ROM formatted as follows: 

§         PowerPoint Slide background-Black       

§         Slide 1: Artist or Artist team names only.

§         Slide 2 thru 11: One image per PowerPoint Slide, with a title (at the top) and no other descriptive text.

§         Titles should correspond with titles on the printed image list (see below).


2)     
One copy of an annotated, typewritten image list identifying images by number and listing media, size of the work (H x W x D), title, date and a brief description of the artwork if necessary. If the work involves a design team, please indicate which part of the project you were responsible for completing.


3)     
One copy of a current resume or curriculum vitae.  The resume should be no more than three pages and printed on white paper in no less than 10-point font.


4)     
One copy of a written preliminary statement, not to exceed one page, which addresses the artist’s interest in this project and a preliminary statement describing how you would consider and approach the project (please note this is not intended to be a description of a specific proposal/idea).  Artists interested in integrated artwork opportunities are strongly encouraged to submit a preliminary statement of approach.  The statement must be submitted on white paper and in no less than a 10-point font.


5)     
Application materials and CD’s will NOT be returned upon completion of the selection process. If you strongly feel you need the CD back please include a stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage for the return of CD.

 
DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL ARTWORK OR DUPLICATE MATERIALS.  Late applications will not be considered.  Do not bind materials.  Every effort will be made to ensure the safe handling of materials submitted.  However, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and the City of Phoenix will not be responsible for any loss or damage.

 
Mail or deliver applications to:

 
            
Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

            Public Art Program

            ATTN: Park-and-Ride, Park and Parkway Public Art Projects

            200 W. Washington St., 10th Floor

            PhoenixAZ 85003-1611

 
SELECTION PROCESS: 
Artists may be selected directly from initial submitted applications.  The selection panel may also elect to interview a limited number of finalists from among the initial applications.  Finalists may be required to develop more specific preliminary proposals prior to final selection.  The primary criteria for selection will be previous artistic accomplishment as demonstrated in images of previously completed artwork, design team experience, understanding and experience of engineer-led teams, and an initial approach to the project as demonstrated in the preliminary statement of approach for the project.

 
SELECTION PANEL: A selection panel will be convened by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture in August.  Panel members will include staff of the funding department, project consultants, artists and arts professionals.  Non-voting advisors to the panel may include the consulting project architect or engineer, and additional city staff.  The role of the Public Art Program staff is to facilitate the selection process. The final recommendation of the selection panel will be reviewed by the Public Art Committee; the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission; a subcommittee of the City Council; and the Mayor and City Council prior to the award of contract.

ESTIMATED TIMELINE:

Friday, July 11th                 Pre-Submission meeting

Friday, August 8th             Application deadline

Varies                                    Initial Selection Meeting

Varies                                    Finalist Interviews and Panel Recommendation

Varies                                    City approval process and Award of Contract

 
PRESUBMISSION MEETING: An optional presubmission meeting to learn about the Phoenix Public Art Program and to obtain additional information about these projects will be held Friday, July 11th in City Hall in Assembly Room A. Attendance is not required but may be useful in preparing a submission, especially for artists new to public art. Attendance is free but e-mailkevin.vaughanbrubaker@phoenix.gov or call (602) 495-0191 (or via City of Phoenix TTY Relay at 602-534-5500) to confirm attendance and make any requests for reasonable accommodations.

 
RULES 
AND GUIDELINES: The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture reserves the right, as its best interests may appear, to reject any or all applications or proposals, to reject any finalist, to waive informalities in applications or proposals, or to terminate the selection process for any project without prior notice.  The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture reserves the right to make selections from the Juried Slide Registry in addition to submitted applications or in the event that insufficient or inappropriate applications are received or to terminate any project at any time.  Application to any project advertised by the Phoenix Office of Art and Culture constitutes agreement to all applicable rules and guidelines.  A complete copy of the rules and guidelines is available at phoenix.gov/arts.  To receive a printed copy, call the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture at (602) 262-4637.

 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional information on this project, or for a copy of this publication in an alternate format, contact :

 
Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker

Public Art Project Manager

(602) 495-0191

kevin.vaughanbrubaker@phoenix.gov

 
OR Through City of 
Phoenix TTY Relay at (602) 534-5500.”

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Berenice Abbott Grant for Emerging Photographers: Deadline July 17

From the Julia Dean Workshop‘s contest page:

“The Berenice Abbott Prize for an Emerging Photographer: NEW RULES, MORE PRIZES.

“Known mostly for her documentary work of New York City in the 1930s, Berenice Abbott was also a portrait photographer, an educator, an inventor, and a writer. She believed that all photographers should have personal projects that they are passionate about, no matter what the subject matter. This award of a one-person exhibit is in her honor. It is meant for someone who has completed a body of work, whether that is a special project or a portfolio of your best work. Prize: All expenses paid one-person exhibition at the Julia Dean Gallery at Venice Beach, California and a Canon EOS Digital SLR Camera.

Juror: Carol McCusker, Curator, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California

Deadline for 2008 entry: July 17, 2008.”

Click Here to Download Contest Details and Entry Form.

Past Winners: 2006, 2005″

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