Archive for November 10, 2008

November 15 Deadline: Bridge Art Fair in Miami during December Art Events

I don’t know this membership organization, but what interests me here on behalf of artists is a competition judged by curators other than those exclusively involved with photography, so I feel some of you may wish to look into this opportunity (as always, read all terms for submission/acceptance):

CALL FOR ARTISTS – MYARTSPACE / BRIDGE ART FAIR MIAMI

Artwork now being accepted online for a juried competition to have work of three winners represented at the Bridge Art Fair Miami, which coincides with Art Basel Miami Beach, December 4-7, 2008. Artists must
be a member of myartspace. Membership to myartspace.com is free.
Registration for the competition is discounted to $25 until October 15, 2008, and then rises to the normal price, $50. Last date for
registration and submission is November 15, 2008. Prestigious jury panel will select 50 finalists and 3 winners.

Jury consists of:
Elisbeth Sussman, Senior Curator, The Whitney Museum; Janet Bishop, Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); JoAnne Northrup, Senior Curator, San Jose Museum of Art; Michael Workman, Founder, Bridge Art Fair.

Winners will be announced on November 25th. Winners art will be represented at the
Bridge Art Fair Miami Beach between December 4th and 7th.

For more details see this link.

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FOTOWEEK DC SOON! Portfolio Reviews November 15; application deadline extended to NOVEMBER 11

Click HERE to learn more about the PORTFOLIO REVIEWS offered at this event, and note new deadline to apply: NOVEMBER 11.

From the event website:

“The week of November 15-22, 2008 will mark the launch of FotoWeek DC, the first annual gathering of a diverse and wide-ranging photography community in the nation’s capital, including photographers, museums, universities and all those involved in the profession across the metro D.C. area, including Virginia and Maryland. Unique among American cities, Washington, D.C. is a nexus of artistic, business, political and public sector energy, in which photography plays an integral role. FotoWeek DC seeks to bring together all photographers and imaging professionals from every discipline to join with the public in celebration of the medium.”

Plan now to attend as many of the FotoweekDC events as possible!

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SPE Western Regional Conference, San Francisco, November 13-16: Alec Soth Keynote Speaker

Fotovision has reminded me that ALEC SOTH will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming SPE Western Regional Conference; registration is affordable in comparison to many conference/portfolio reviews, and non-members are welcome! From their e-blast:

Description: “The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) West Regional conference will be in San Francisco during Nov 13-16, 2008.

The conference, which brings together photography educators, professionals and students from California, Nevada and Hawaii is hosted by the Academy of Art. This years SPE West Regional Conference is co-chaired by Fotovision board member Erika Gentry and Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin of Los Angeles.

This years theme is Inspiration: action, influence, ideas and the keynote speaker is Alec Soth, Magnum Photos. This conference is a phenomenal opportunity to meet and learn from fellow photographers, educators and enthusiasts and we encourage you all to attend.

Fotovision’s Executive Director Melanie Light and Program Director Adrianne Koteen will be offering a presentation Documentary in Action: Photos that Change the World on Saturday November 15th from 11:00am-12:00pm.

Fotovision will also have a booth at the conference and we’d love it if you’d all stop by to visit!
We are having a SPECIAL RAFFLE: Become a Fotovison member at SPE and you’ll be entered into our raffle for several fantastic photo books, including a signed copy of Sahel by Sebastião Salgado.

Other conference events not to be missed:

**Great portfolio reviews FREE to attendees!

For more information, a full list of speakers and events, and to register please visit: http://www.spewest.org.”;

Location: The Academy of Art San Francisco, Morgan Auditorium, 491 Post Street, San Francisco, CA.
Cost: Variable”

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