Archive for April, 2010

April 15 & 16th: Kenro Izu in Boston for lecture, opening reception

I just had the pleasure of meeting photographer KENRO IZU at PSPF.  He presented  his own beautiful photographic work, as well as informing us of his extraordinary efforts towards the health of Cambodian children by founding the Angkor Hospital for Children. Many of you have attended, if not donated work to the “Friends Without A Border” auctions where photographers donate collectible prints for auction, the proceeds of which go to the operating costs of the hospital. Photographer supporting another photographer’s mission = a richer community for all with many benefiting.

KENRO IZU LECTURE
April 15, 7pm
Boston University Sargent College (Aud-101)
635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Sponsored by the PHOTOGRAPHIC RESOURCE CENTER
For more information, please visit prcboston.org

Exhibition at Robert Klein Gallery: April 16 – May 22, 2010

Opening reception with the Kenro Izu:  Friday, April 16, 6-8pm
Robert Klein Gallery
For more information, please visit robertkleingallery.com

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WIP Boston event “Handmade Photographs in the Digital Age” April 25th; deadline to register April 19th!

I have had the chance to participate on many of the Women In Photography New England (WIP NE) events, all of them offering valuable information amidst community dialogue.  There is exciting program coming up on Sunday, April 25th in Boston. Member and artist  Jesseca Ferguson just wrote to remind us that the registration deadline is approaching for those interested in attending.  Details below:

“I am writing to remind you that, if you would like to attend “Handmade Photography in the Digital Age,” to be held at Simmons College on Sunday, April 25, 2010, you must register by April 19th.  (Please scroll down or see attached PDF for detailed information on speakers, etc.)

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included; Registration Fee – $35 ($15 with a copy of your student ID)

RSVP required with payment by Monday, April 19.

Checks should be made payable to “Simmons Institute forLeadership and Change.”

Mail to Diane Hammer, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115.

Email diane.hammer@simmons.edu for more information and future events.

Hosted by New England Women in Photography, this all-day event features five women (one curator, four artists) who will comment on the contemporary usage of 19th century photographic processes by 21st century artists.

The “Handmade Photography” event is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Going Forward, Looking back – Practicing Historic Processes in the 21st Century, on view in the Trustman Gallery at Simmons from April 20 – May 28, 2010.

A number of the artists in the exhibition will attend, so this is a chance to meet them and speak with them about their work.”

Please share this information with your students, colleagues, and anyone you know who is interested in 19th century photography techniques and their reappearance in contemporary photography.”

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Deadline EXTENDED TO APRIL 27th: “Consumption” to be juried by Brian Paul Clamp

Brian Paul Clamp is a NYC-based gallerist who tirelessly offers his services as a Juror to many non-profit organizations. You DO want Brian to know your work!  Here is one way to introduce it to him.  From the C4FAP website:

CONSUMPTION    Deadline: April 13- EXTENDED TO APRIL 27th!

“Theme: Consumption is a complex word. While it can signify the influence of advertising and marketing on our pervasive consumer culture, the word also speaks to profound human instincts. To be consumed by something-be it illness, emotions, or beliefs-is to oftentimes confront one’s realities. What, why, when, and how we consume determines the ramifications of the choices we make. Additionally, consumption can simply suggest a transformation. The Center is looking for images that visually depict Consumption and what it means to you.

Juror: Brian Paul Clamp is Director of ClampArt, a contemporary art gallery in Chelsea in New York City, established in 2000. Brian has nearly two decades of experience in the field. He holds a Masters of Art in Critical Studies in Modern Art from Columbia University, and is the author of thirty publications on American Art to date.

Exhibition and Awards: With selection for this exhibition, artists and their work will be seen by an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and others who appreciate the fine art of photography.

  • liveBooks Website Award: Valued at $399 each, two artists will receive a 1 year subscription for a website from www.livebooks.com
  • Juror’s Selection Award: $300 and a Blurb book award from www.Blurb.com
  • Director’s Selection Award: $200 and a Blurb book award from www.Blurb.com
  • Honorable Mention Award: $100
  • All exhibitors are included in the Center’s online gallery

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.

Important Dates:

  • Entries due: April 13, 2010- EXTENDED TO APRIL 27th!!
  • Notice of acceptance: April 23, 2010
  • Exhibition dates: July 2 – July 24, 2010
  • Artists’ and Public Reception: July 2, 2010

Entry Fee:

  • The entry fee for non-members is $35 USD for the first three images.
  • The entry fee for members of The Center for Fine Art Photography is $20.00 USD for 3 images.
  • Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.Applicants signing up for membership at the time they submit their work for jurying may become a member and meet the entry fee for a total of $77.00 USD.”

VISIT THE WEBSITE TO DOWNLOAD INFORMATION and to SUBMIT ON-LINE.

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Monday, April 12: Lynn Saville Book talk at AIA NYC

One of my favorite venues in NYC is the storefront gallery at the NY branch of the American Institute of Architects.  It is a not located in a “gallery district” but you may have walked past many times:  it can be found on La Guardia Place, which is essential lower Fifth Avenue, below Washington Square Park near the NYU campus, and just above Houston (where SoHo begins, and La Guardia Place becomes “West Broadway”).

If you have not gone in to this glass-fronted building, or looked at their list of upcoming events, you must.  Here’s one not to miss!

From the AIA website:

“NIGHT/SHIFT: Book talk with Lynn Saville

When: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MONDAY, APRIL 12

Where: At The AIA New York Center for Architecture

In her recent book, Night/Shift, Lynn Saville has captured urban landscapes at twilight and dawn, revealing the stark paradoxes between day and darkness. She will discuss the progression of her work from earlier black and white nocturnes and talk about the surprising occasional ghostlike shadowy figures that have begun to appear in her photographs.

Photographer Lynn Saville was educated at Duke University and Pratt Institute. Among her teachers was Philippe Halsman. Lynn Saville specializes in photographing both cities and rural settings at twilight and dawn, or as she describes it, “the boundary times between night and day.”

Signed copies of Night/Shift will available for purchase following the lecture.

This program is co-sponsored by the Center for Architecture and Neighborhood Preservation Center.”

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April 8th-11th: AD 20/21 in Boston

From the AD 20/21 Art & Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries & The Boston Print Fair website:

“April 8-11, 2010, The Cyclorama

At The Boston Center for The Arts
539 Tremont Street, in the South End

50 Select Exhibitors from the U.S. & Europe

The four-day AD 20/21 features an outstanding array of fine art as well as decorative arts in all disciplines representing design movements such as Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Mid-Century Modern. Notably, the show includes outstanding 21st century studio furniture, glass, ceramics, decorative arts, jewelry, photography, and more. The show also now includes the 11th Annual Boston Print Fair, showcasing 15 dealers in fine prints, photography, drawings and works on paper. It is the first fair to bridge the gap between historical styles and contemporary works, with a goal of deepening collectors’ appreciation for both.

AD 20/21’s Gala Preview Party is the Boston Architectural College’s only fundraising event of the year. This gathering provides a fantastic venue for supporters of the BAC to interact with the design community, collectors, and patrons of the arts. An evening designed to foster and strengthen these ties to the College, party-goers enjoy a catered event, festive music, the first choice of a dazzling array of fine art and design, and of course the camaraderie of supporting BAC students.

See the entire itinerary for this event by clicking here.

Visit AD 20/21 on Facebook by clicking here.

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Deadline extended to April 16: Call for proposals for presentation at PHOTOPLUS EXPO in NYC

PhotoPlus International Conference and Expo will again be held at the Javits Center in NYC (October 28-30, 2010).  A combination of trade show and educational seminars covering all aspects of the photography industry, PPE is an event I never miss.  Among my favorite presentations last year were seeing Christoper Morris’ new multimedia work during an agency VII seminar moderated by Stephen Mayes, publishing panel moderated by Darius Himes, a seminar on “mounting, matting and framing inkjet and digital products”  Mac Holbert, Henry Wilhelm and others, a black and white fine printing seminar by Sean Perry, attorney Nancy Wolff on Copyright, a presentation with several generations of White House Photographers organized by Debra Weiss, William Hunt’s panel “Your Picture Isn’t Real: The Art of  Staged Photography” and much much more.

You can click here to see the diverse offerings from 2009 and then consider what presentation or panel idea you have to offer for consideration within the 2010 event.

This year, PDN Magazine, the coordinators/host of the event, have offered an “open call” for proposals for presenting as solo or panel discussions at the event.

I have just received an email from PDN with the news that the deadline for submittting proposal ideas has been extended to April 16.

You can submit your proposal electronically from the home page of the conference:  www.photoplusexpo.com

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BRONXMUSEUM: Not to be missed! Current exhibitions and April/May related events

Two important exhibitions I longed to see at Atlanta’s High Museum have now traveled to The Bronx Museum, both on view through August 11, 2010.

APRIL EVENT:

On Saturday April 10th there are free programs (1-4 pm).  From the events webpage:

“Enjoy an afternoon of workshops and guided tours of our two exhibitions celebrating the Civil Rights Movement: Road to Freedom and After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy.

Bring the entire family and participate in an series of hands-on activities related to this important history.

MAY EVENT:

FRIDAY MAY 14, 7:00pm
North Building—2nd Floor
Admission: Free

The Bronx Museum presents a conversation with three of the artists featured in the After 1968 exhibition. Deborah Grant, Leslie Hewitt, and Adam Pendleton will address their personal understandings of the civil rights movement, race, identity, American violence, and political activism today. Sergio Bessa, Bronx Museum Director of Programs, will moderate the discussion.

THE ROAD TO FREEDOM: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movemement, 1956-1968 is on view throught August 11, 2010

About the exhibition, from the website:

During the span of twelve years, a series of events, later hailed as the Civil Rights Movement, would forever change the social and political course of America. The Bronx Museum of the Arts presents Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956–1968, an exhibitions that chronicling these pivotal moments in the nation’s history. Featuring 150 vintage photographs, Road to Freedom is the most comprehensive collection of photographic prints and related artifacts ever devoted to the subject and was organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.

AFTER 1968 is on view through August 11, 2010 and includes work by the following artists:

DEBORAH GRANT
LESLIE HEWITT
OTABENGA JONES & ASSOCIATES
ADAM PENDLETON
JEFFERSON PINDER
NADINE ROBINSON
HANK WILLIS THOMAS

From the website:

“As a complement to Road to Freedom, The Bronx Museum will also present AFTER 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy. This smaller exhibition includes works from seven African-American, emerging artists and collectives—all born on or after 1968—who have created new work examining the heritage of the Civil Rights Movement and its affect on the lives of this new generation. Using the movement as inspiration, context or critique, these artists address their own personal understanding of race, identity, American violence, and political activism providing new perspectives on and discourse about this critical time in the history of the United States”

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