Archive for October 19, 2008

Entries due October 25: 8th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibit

About the exhibition: Established in 2001 and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artists’ Coalition (a student run photography organization), the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibitions of artistic expression as seen through they eye of the camera. photographers from the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition. The exhibition will be on view to the public at the Texas Woman’s University Fine Arts Gallery January 13 – February 6, 2009.

Juror: Katherine Bussard, Assistant Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago; she has curated numerous exhibitions from the permanent collection on portraiture and socially concerned photography. Her recurring series “On the Scene” showcases new talents in the field of contemporary photography.

There is no theme; juror Katherine Bussard is interesting in looking at works in all themes and media. This exhibition is open to anyone creating photographic images. All photographic and related processes are encouraged including digital, non-silver and photographic book arts. Pieces must not exceed 60″ in any dimension.

Entries must be received by OCTOBER 25th, 2008. Judging will be done from digital files sugmitted on CD Rom only. Submissions must be provided in digital folder labeled with artist name and include files saved in the JPEG format at 72 dpi by 800 pixels in the longer dimension.

Files must be named with the artist’s last name, fist name, and anumber of submission according to the entry form (e.g. Grant_JoyceElaine_1.jpg. UNDERSCORE REQUIRED). SASE required for return of CD’s. Each entryform must contain a title, image size, frame size and medium of each work submitted

Artists may submit up to three images for $30.00 (additional images may be entered at $8.00 per image). Images accepted entries may be used for publicity purposes and for presentation of the exhibition on the TWU Website. All fees are non-refundable and will be considered a donation to the Joyce Elaine Grant Endowment. Make checks payable to The Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment.

The exhibition was established by Christine Shank and a small group of graduate students and named in memory of themother of Professor Susan kae Grant. Exhibitions proceeds will help fund the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment which will fund photography scholarships for future graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts, Texas Womens University, Denton, Texas.

All artists whose work(s) are accepted will be notified by November 18, 2008. All accepted work must be ready to hang and delivered to the gallery by December 22, 2008.

QUESTIONS? Morgan Ford, Exhibition Coordinator, morganford@gmail.com

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BOSTON, Monday 20th: “William Christenberry: Photographs, 1961-2005″ Lecture and Exhibition

From the Aperture event website:

William Christenberry: Photographs, 1961–2005
Artist’s Lecture
Monday, October 20, 2008

6:00 p.m.
Exhibition
October 13 – December 6, 2008

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Tower Auditorium
621 Huntington Avenue
(617) 879-7000

Coinciding with the exhibition on view at MassArt, William Christenberry will discuss the spirit of his work and sign copies of his book in the Tower Auditorium. Along with such masters as William Eggleston and Stephen Shore, William Christenberry is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of color photography. His photographic exploration of the American South has been ongoing for forty years, drawing inspiration from Walker Evans and paralleling the work of international practitioners like Bernd and Hilla Becher, all the while influencing a generation of emerging photographers. Ranging from his initial Brownie photographs of the early 1960s to his later work with a large-format camera, William Christenberry: Photographs, 1961–2005 and the accompanying book create a survey of this artist’s poetic documentation of southern vernacular architecture, signage, and landscape. To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, MassArt is organizing a public reception in the presence of the artist.

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