Archive for September, 2009

October 2 & 3: Contemporary Artists Book Conference at PS 1 in New York

In conjunction with the NY Art Book Fair and Printed Matter:

CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS BOOKS CONFERENCE
New York City | October 2-3 2009

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

“In collaboration with Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair, the Art Libraries Society of New York (ARLIS/NY) announces a conference on contemporary artists’ books. The program will include speakers, panels, artists’ presentations, and receptions. The conference focuses on recent developments in artists’ books. Sessions this year focus on zines, data-oriented artists’ books, reprints, print on demand, and criticism. These and other themes are intended to encourage dialog amongst scholars, collectors, artists, and librarians.

The Conference will be held on the third floor of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center.

CONFERENCE SESSIONS (a detailed description of the sessions is here):

1. Empirical Experience: The Artist, Information, and the Book / moderator: Matthew Carson
2. Furthering the Critical Dialogue: / moderator: Tony White
3. Is Print Really Dead? Artists (Still) Making Books / moderator: Carol Rusk
4. Print On Demand First-Hand / moderator: Jennifer Tobias
5. Zines : Institutional Collecting, Zine Makers, and the Fine Line of Art / moderators: Deirdre Lawrence & Ryan Haley
6. KEYNOTE: Maria Eichhorn and Seth Siegelaub in Conversation With Christophe Cherix”

For a detailed description of the presentations, click here.

I attended the CABC last year, along with the NY Art Book Fair, both fantastic – not to be missed!

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November 1st: Deadline for submissions, too much chocolate + Kodak Film Grant

 

too much chocolate + Kodak Film Grant

From the Too Much Chocolate blog:

“Too Much Chocolate is excited to partner with Kodak in offering its first-ever film grant program, with submissions opening September 1st, 2009.  

This grant will provide 10 non-represented photographers with the film needed to execute a new or ongoing personal project, to be completed during 2010.

This partnership aims to recognize strong project ideas from talented and emerging photographers, allowing them to fully realize a body of work that may not have been achieved otherwise. At the start of 2011, the recipients’ final projects will be brought together and exhibited through a variety of online, magazine, and gallery showcases.”

In the spirit of assistance and approachability, and to guarantee that no photographer is priced out of applying for this film grant, the submission fee is $10.

The judging panel for the film grant will consist of:

- Marcel Saba, Director of Redux Pictures
– Clinton Cargill, Associate Picture Editor of the New York Times Magazine
– Conor Risch, Features Editor of PDN
– Andy Adams, Editor / Publisher of Flak Photo
– Alison Morley, Chair of ICP’s Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program
– Audrey Jonckheer, Director of Worldwide Pro Photographer Relations at Kodak
– Jake Stangel, Founder / Editor of Too Much Chocolate

Kodak thrives on supporting as well as promoting talented photographers, and looks forward to developing meaningful and sustainable relationships with the recipients of the too much chocolate + Kodak film grant. Kodak will work with the photographers to promote their  work on web sites, blogs as well as by photography trades.

Additionally, a selection of each grant recipient’s work have a chance to be exhibited on Kodak’s Times Square Jumbotron.

In return for providing film, Kodak asks grant recipients to mention Kodak for contributing the film in any media interviews, blogs, gallery shows, books and on their websites with a Kodak logo and a link to Kodak.com. In addition, Kodak will have the option to use 2-3 project images at no cost for a 2-year period for display at trade shows and maybe on the Kodak.com website.”

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F-stop Magazine: Brian Clamp on how he came to work with Amy Stein

We recently came across this article on The Fstop Mag Blog about how gallerist Brian Clamp came to show photographer Amy Stein in his gallery.

It is very interesting to here from Brian what aspect of her marketing efforts attracted him to show her work.

It is important for photographers to realize that their marketing efforts are important and also that these things all take time before you might reach your desired outcome.

Here Brian talks about Portfolio Review Events:

“Many artists optimistically (and unrealistically) believe portfolio review events such as Review Santa Fe (Santa Fe, NM), FotoFest (Houston, TX), Photolucida (Portland, OR), and Rhubarb Rhubarb (Birmingham, England), to name just a few, to be analogous to a lottery, where, if they are lucky enough to meet the right arts professional, they will soon be catapulted to the highest echelons of the fine art world.   While this has been the case in a few highly unusual instances, most of the time these are events where a lot of valuable networking occurs, and artists are able to plant seeds that may later flourish after a good deal of determination and old-fashioned hard work.  Such was the case with regard to Amy Stein and me.”

Find the full article here.

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September 16th: Tour of “Tom Sachs: Cameras” exhibition at the Aldrich Museum

Brown Bag Tour by exhibitions director Richard Klein of “Tom Sachs: Cameras” on view at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut

Wednesday, September 16  11 am to 1 pm
members $5.00, non-members $7.00

From the event webpage

“The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum will offer a snapshot of Tom Sachs’s work that focuses exclusively on cameras from June 21 to September 16, 2009.

For many years, a small but significant part of Sachs’s production has dealt with cameras. This exhibition brings together twelve works, from 1972 to the present, that not only explore the camera as both sculptural and functional object, but, perhaps more importantly, chart the course that photography and the globalization of precision manufacturing has taken over the past century.

The Artist:

Tom Sachs was born in New York in 1966 and grew up in Connecticut. The sculptor is probably best known for his elaborate recreations of various Modern icons, all of them masterpieces of engineering and design. He has made Knoll office furniture out of phone books and duct tape; recreated Le Corbusier’s 1952 Unité d’Habitation using only foam core and a glue gun; and built a McDonald’s using plywood, glue, and assorted kitchen appliances. All the seams, joints, and screws are left exposed; nothing is erased, sanded away, or rendered invisible. On a philosophical level, this means that nothing Sachs makes is ever finished; it can always be redesigned and improved. Recent exhibitions include Bronze Collection, Lever House, New York; Space Program, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills; and Prada Foundation, Milan.

Sachs is represented by Sperone Westwater, New York.”

For more details click here.

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September 11: Photographer Loli Kantor to lecture in Dallas, Texas

Photographer Loli Kantor will be lecturing in conjunction with her exhibition at SMU in Dallas, Texas:

Friday, September 11,  2009 at 6 PM , at the O’Donnell auditorium, followed by an opening reception at 7PM at the Mildred Hawn Gallery.

From the announcement:
The exhibition There Was a Forest, will be up August 24-November 15th, 2009 at the Mildred Hawn gallery at the Hamon Arts Library, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, 6100 Hillcrest, Dallas, Texas 75205.

The works, created mostly in Ukraine 2005-2008, and in Poland, 2004, show a tangible reality of Jewish life in vivid, highly saturated color pigment prints and a more personal biographical sensibility with 21 small works in palladium.

To see more of Loli’s work, visit her website here.

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Sept. 25- Holgapalooza

DEADLINE: September 25th, 2009

Holgapalooza — A Holga Contest

From the website:

Holgapolooza is an annual photo contest and celebration of the Holga camera.

Each year from July to September, photographers from around the world are encouraged to participate in an international contest featuring Holga photography hosted by Light Leaks Magazine and Toycamera.com.

Categories will be presented and submissions will be reviewed by well-respected and internationally renowned judges who will determine winners in each of the categories. Winners will be rewarded with cash and prizes donated by our sponsors as well as have their photos published in Light Leaks magazine.

Holgapalooza will continue to be a champion web site for the Holga camera and all of the photographers around the world who embrace it.

For more info: www.holgapalooza.com

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MONTANA: September 9th, 10th and 12th MVS Public Lectures in Missoula and Bozeman

WEDNESDAY EVENING, MISSOULA:

I will be giving a public ecture in Missoula, Montana on September 9th as a guest of the Rocky Mountain School of Photography and the University of Montana’s School of Journalism and School of Fine Arts.

Date and time: Wednesday, September 9th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The discussion will continue in the same venue on Thursday, September 10th from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. (also open to the public).

Location: UC Theater, in the University Center Building on the campus of University of Montana in Missoula.

Directions: To get to the University of Montana: Take Higgins Ave. South to Beckwith Ave. Turn Left on to Beckwith Ave.  Continue through the light on to Campus Drive; the University Center is off of Campus Drive.  Hourly parking is available in the two lots adjacent to the UC and is 75 cents per hour.

The University Center Theater is on the third floor of the University Center.

SATURDAY MORNING, BOZEMAN:

I will be giving a Public Lecture on Saturday morning, September 12th as a guest of the School of Film and Photography at Montana State University.   This lecture is in conjunction with “SFP 50th” events relating to the re-naming of the School and in commemoration of 50 years as a Department within MSU.

The location of my lecture is the Black Box Theater; other events for the 50th events are occurring throughout the MSU campus.

Here is a posting about my presentation on the MSU Photography Blog.

I hope to see many of you in Montana later this week!

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Sept. 10- Ariel Shanberg at Philadelphia Photo Arts

September 10th 6:00pm

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

Ther will be a lecture by Ariel Shanberg, the Executive Director of the Center for Photography at Woodstock, on September 10, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Shanberg recently juried PPAC’s first exhibition NEXT: Emerging Philadelphia Photographers.

The OPENING RECEPTION: September 10, 6:00 – 9:00 pm (following the lecture

The goal of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is to make Philadelphia a place where important photography gets made, shown and talked about. Emerging local photographers are essential to that goal. They will be our photo community’s next leaders and the source of important new work and new ideas. PPAC is therefore excited to launch our exhibition space with NEXT: Emerging Philadelphia Photographers. Selected entries will be exhibited in PPAC’s new exhibition space in the Crane Arts Building from August 18 – November 29, 2009.

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Sept. 15- Deadline for The Center for Fine Art Photography “Art in Nature”

Deadline for The Center for Fine Art Photography “Art in Nature”

Theme:
Art in Nature can be seen from the subatomic to the cosmic. It can be raw, powerful, serene, destructive, fertile and delicate. This exhibition will illustrate all aspects of nature.

Eligibility:
The exhibition is open to photographers world wide, both amateur and professional.  The Center for Fine Art Photography invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome.

Juror: Kathy Moran is National Geographic magazine’s first senior editor for natural history projects. A twenty-seven year veteran of the Society, Moran has produced projects about terrestrial and underwater ecosystems for the magazine since 1990. At last count she had edited over 135 articles for the magazine. Recent highlights include editing a special edition of National Geographic magazine “100 Best Wildlife Photographs”. She was also project manager for the NGS/Wildlife Conservation Society’s award winning collaboration of photographer Nick Nichols and Dr. Michael Fay’s trek across Central Africa. The resulting articles were the impetus for the creation of Gabon’s National Park system. She was named “Picture Editor of the Year” for her winning portfolio in the 2006 Pictures of the Year competition. Moran believes that every story and every photographer need to be edited individually. There is no formula that can be applied.

For details click here.

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Sept. 15- Deadline New Orleans Photo Alliance Members Showcase

Call for Entries: Currents 2009New Orleans Photo Alliance Members Showcase

From the announcement:

Deadline Sept 15, 2009
Juror: Edward Hébert
New Orleans Photo Alliance members are invited to submit work for consideration in Currents 2009, which will be on display at the Crescent City Brewhouse during PhotoNOLA. The exhibition will showcase works by up to 15 Alliance members, and will include 5 or more works by each selected photographer.
The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 2,  the kickoff night of the 2009 PhotoNOLA festival.
For more details click here.

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