Archive for August, 2010

Reminder: Postmark deadline September 8th for the Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

All submissions for the Honickman First Book Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies must be postmarked no later than September 8th; juror is William Eggleston.

For more information on this important publication competition, click here.

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PhotoNOLA 2010: Registration opens SEPTEMBER 1 for Portfolio Reviews in early December in New Orleans!

Today is the day that registration opens for PhotoNOLA, one of my favorite portfolio review events organized by one of my favorite organizations, the New Orleans Photo Alliance.  An all volunteer organization run by photographers in the New Orleans area, this group of generous photographers work hard to host an annual city-wide event (December 2-11) which consists of exhibitions, lectures, workshops and more.

One of the highlights of PhotoNOLA is a of this is a 3-day event consisting of an educational day and a portfolio review event:

On Friday, December 3rd there is an education day on PUBLISHING (I’m presenting “To Be Published or Self-Publish” on  and moderating a panel of publishing professionals in the afternoon) with an EVENING LECTURE by Michael Kenna.

Then, a two-day portfolio review event is held on December 4th and 5th.  Space is limited – it’s a small-scale review which enables photographers and reviewers to have more opportunities than just their 20-minute review to engage in a dialogue.

Everything is walking distance from the hotel (International House Hotel), no car is needed.

Registration for this portfolio review event is on a first-come, first-served basis, and opens TOMORROW, September 1st.

Reviewers confirmed at this time include:

Peter Barberie, Philadelphia Museum of Art
David Bram, Fraction Magazine
Darren Ching, Klompching Gallery
Roy Flukinger, Harry Ransom Center
David Houston, Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Michael Itkoff, Daylight Magazine
Eric Keller, Soulcatcher Studio
Anne Kendellen, Blue Sky Gallery
Kevin Longino, Kevin Longino Fine Photographs
Anne Lyden, The Getty Museum
Kevin Miller, Southeast Museum of Photography
Blue Mitchell, Diffusion Magazine | Plates to Pixels
Maarten Schilt, Schilt Publishing
Miriam Romais, En Foco
Jennifer Schwartz, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
George Slade, Photographic Resource Center
Mary Virginia Swanson, Mary Virginia Swanson & Associates
Amber Terranova, PDN
Jennifer Thompson, Princeton Architectural Press
Gregory Wakabayashi, Welcome Books
Jennifer Ward, FotoFest Exhibitions Coordinator
Del Zogg, Museum of Fine Arts Houston

CALENDAR for the entire city-wide celebration:

PhotoNOLA Calendar of Events | December 2010

Dec 2 – Art Openings, French Quarter 5-7pm

Dec 2 – Slideluck Potshow 7-10pm

Dec 3 – Education Day: Focus on Publishing, IHH 9am–4pm

Dec 3 – Michael Kenna Lecture, THNOC 7-9pm

Dec 4 – Portfolio Reviews 9am-4pm

Dec 4 – PhotoWALK at IHH, 5-7pm

Dec 4 – Art Openings, Citywide, 6-9pm

Dec 4 – PhotoGALA | 5th Anniversary Party, The Big Top 9pm-12am

Dec 5 – Portfolio Reviews 9am-4pm

Dec 5 – Michelle Bates Plastic Camera Workshop, The Big Top 10am-4pm

Dec 5 – Photographers Happy Hour, Loa Bar 4-6pm

Dec 5 – Art Openings, St. Claude Arts District, Treme, 6-9pm

Dec 6 – Michelle Bates Workshop, Part II, 4-6pm

Dec 6 – Six Shooters Panel Discussion, CAC 7-9pm

Dec 7 – Jonathan Traviesa Lecture, NOPA 7pm

Dec 11- Art Openings, Downtown & St. Claude Arts District, 6-9pm

ABOUT PHOTONOLA from the website:

“PhotoNOLA is an annual celebration of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with museums, galleries and alternative venues citywide. Showcasing work by photographers near and far, the festival spans the first two weekends of December. It includes exhibitions, workshops, lectures, a portfolio review, gala and more. PhotoNOLA draws hundreds of photography professionals to the city to partake in a variety of educational programs, and reaches broadly into the local community with exhibitions and events that are largely free and open to the public.

PhotoNOLA seeks to enhance dialogue around the medium of photography and further develop New Orleans as a prime destination for photography collectors, enthusiasts and professionals in the field.

The 5th Annual PhotoNOLA will take place December 2-11, 2010.

HISTORY
Established in 2006, PhotoNOLA was conceived during the formative stages of the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA). In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Don Marshall of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation initiated a series of brainstorming sessions with different segments of the arts community, shaping groups and programs to spur cultural rebuilding. Under Marshall’s guidance, photographers created NOPA to serve the needs of the Gulf Coast photographic community. PhotoNOLA was created to highlight the photographic arts and to stimulate economic recovery in New Orleans.

The PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review began in 2007. It has quickly grown to attract a national gathering of accomplished photographers who convene to share work with esteemed curators, editors, publishers and gallery owners from throughout the U.S. and abroad. By fostering the exchange of art and ideas, it supports the work of emerging and established photographers. The PhotoNOLA Review Prize honors three outstanding portfolios each year. In addition, the Saturday night PhotoWALK serves to educate the general public by offering the opportunity to view portfolios and interact directly with participating photographers.

Broad ranging photography exhibitions are on view throughout the month of December, spotlighting diverse applications of the medium. A series of workshops, lectures and panel discussions further the educational goals of PhotoNOLA. Additionally, the annual PhotoGALA Benefit Party & Auction raises funds to support NOPA’s year round programming initiatives.”

I look forward to seeing you there!

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MVS Marketing Seminar for Artists: Sunday, August 29th in Phoenix

I am excited about my upcoming seminar in Phoenix on marketing for artists called BEYOND PRINT: CREATIVE COMMUNICATION IN THE DIGITAL ERA which will be held in central Phoenix on Sunday, August 29th from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm.

When working with artists I find the most consistent challenges to their marketing efforts are language, simplicity in design and use of images to illustrate their offerings.  I will be speaking about these points and the importance of effective and consistent communication between your print, website and social networking efforts.  I am constantly updating the content in “BEYOND PRINT”  (first presented at FotoFest 2010) and my goal is to help you effectively communicate the value in your work and your strengths as an artist more clearly to your targeted audience.

We have planned an interesting weekend should you wish to arrive in Phoenix on Saturday, with an open house at Sonoran Print Editions the evening prior to my seminar, and want you to know about several outstanding exhibitions at the Phoenix Art Museum, which is a short walk from the studio: Creative Continuum:  The History of the Center for Creative Photography and Cezanne and American Modernism.  Also, a short drive away in Scottsdale, Lisa Sette Gallery is hosting From the Ground Up “a summer group exhibition dealing with the themes of the environment and the natural world,” and several interesting shows are on view at Scottsdale MoCA (www.smoca.org).  Note too that hotel rates are rock-bottom this time of year (suggestions below), so I hope you will consider joining us for an art-filled, inspiring weekend in Phoenix!   MVS

BEYOND PRINT:  Creative Communication in the Digital Era


a seminar for artists
with
Mary Virginia Swanson

Sponsored by Alchemy Studio

August 29, 2010 -9:30am-1:00pm

Hosted by Vermillion Studio – 124 W. McDowell Road – Phoenix, AZ 85003,
located just west of Central Avenue near the Phoenix Art Museum

Developing new audiences across the world has never been easier for artists, or more affordable.   To communicate effectively, artists must consider who their target audience is, “where” they are (both geographically and within the digital environment), and how to best communicate to them.  As artists transition from primarily print pieces into websites and e-communication, can their brand graphics continue to be effective?  What aspects and elements of their self-promotion can seamlessly migrate to the web and into social networks? What artist statements and other text components will need to be altered in style or length to generate interest in the artist’s work?  Mary Virginia Swanson will discuss identifying your audience, the need to communicate in the “space” they live online, and in the most suitable language.  Examples of effective print pieces, websites, emails and social network pages will be shared to underscore the value of brand continuity and clarity.

MVS is extending a one-time discounted consultation rate of $200/hour for all seminar participants; bookings on Monday & Tuesday should be made directly with Ms. Swanson at mvs@mvswanson.com


REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

$35.00 registration fee if paid in full by August 28; $50 at the door on the 29th

Make check out to: Carol Panaro-Smith and mail to:

Alchemy Studio, 4022 East Cambridge Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85008

To reserve your space email: carol@alchemy-studio.net

RELATED EVENT:

Sonoran Print Editions Open House (free and open to all)

The crew at Sonoran Print Editions invites you to visit their studio and see some of their recent custom digital printing projects.

Saturday, August 28, 6-9 pm   SPE printers will talk at 7 pm

124 W. McDowell in Phoenix, at Vermillion Studio (location of MVS seminar the following morning)

Suggested nearby hotels:  Clarendon Hotel,  Hilton Garden InnHoliday Inn Express and Lexington Hotel (closest to studio)

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August 27th: THE POND, an exhibition by John Gossage opens soon in Washington DC

From the Smithsonian American Art Museum website:

John Gossage: The Pond

2nd floor South, American Art Museum
August 27, 2010 – January 17, 2011

Image for John Gossage: The Pond

© John R. Gossage, Untitled, from the series The Pond, 1985, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of anonymous donors

“The installation of John Gossage: The Pond celebrates the recent gift to the museum of this remarkable photographic series and the re-issue of one of the most influential photography books of the past three decades. John Gossage (b. 1946) photographed a small, unnamed pond between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland, between 1981 and 1985. The title was intended to recall Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, but Gossage advocated a more all-embracing view of the landscape, exploring the less idealized spaces that border America’s cities and suburbs. Although many of the images in The Pond appear unruly or uncared for, Gossage found moments of grace and elegance in even the most mundane of places.

The complete portfolio of The Pond was acquired by the museum in 2007. This exhibition marks the first time the complete series of fifty-three gelatin silver prints has been on public display. Gossage lives and works in Washington, D.C. Toby Jurovics, curator of photography, is the curator of the installation.

The Pond, originally published in 1985, is being reissued by Aperture (September 2010). The new edition, co-published by the museum, includes an essay by photo historian Gerry Badger and an introduction by Toby Jurovics. It will be available in the museum’s store ($65 hardcover).

The Bernie Stadiem Endowment Fund provided support for the exhibition.”

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August 26 – November 13: “Border 2010: Photographs by Alejandro Cartagena and David Rochkind” at UT El Paso

From the University of Texas at El Paso Website:


Detail of: David Rochkind, Night Patrol #1. Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, 2009.
16″ X 24″ Archival pigment print. Printed by Carbon 4.

Border 2010:  Photographs by Alejandro Cartagena and David Rochkind is comprised of select images from Alejandro Cartagena’s series People of Suburbia and from David Rochkind’s Heavy Hand, Sunken Spirit. All twenty photographs were created within the past few years and depict the people and places of Mexico, with a particular focus on its northern border. Cartagena reveals mundane aspects of everyday life in a suburbia that is strangely still and empty; Rochkind captures the anxiety and evolving changes wrought by drug trafficking and its policing.These worlds exist in tandem in northern Mexico today.

Alejandro Cartagena (b. 1977, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; resides Monterrey, MX) was one of 30 photographers to earn an emerging photographers award from Photo District News in 2010. He was the subject of a solo exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR in 2010 and will earn a Master of Visual Arts from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in 2011.

David Rochkind (b. 1980, Detroit, Michigan; resides Mexico City, MX) earned a B.A. in sociology from the University of Michigan. His photographs have been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, Time and Newsweek. He has received awards and recognition from a variety of organizations, including Photo District News, Magenta Publishing for the Arts and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.


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Deadline Aug. 27th: Silver Eye Center for Photography Fellowship 2010: Call for Entries

From a Silver Eye Center For Photography e-blast:


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“SILVER EYE CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

FELLOWSHIP 2010: CALL FOR ENTRIES
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
Juror: Deborah Klochko, Executive Director,
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
Postmark Deadline for Entries: Friday, August 27, 6 p.m. EST

PITTSBURGH, Pa., 7/14/10 – Silver Eye Center for Photography, the region’s only non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to photography, is pleased to announce Fellowship 2010, their 11th annual international photography competition. Deborah Klochko, Executive Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, California, will jury the competition.

The competition is open to all international photographers, as well as Silver Eye members. Two Fellowships are being awarded. The first carries a $3,500 award and is open to all eligible photographers. The second award, new in 2010, is open only to Pennsylvania residents and carries a $1,500 award. Both winning artists’ work will be exhibited at Silver Eye in late November 2010.

Submissions are limited to ten images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work and must have been completed within the past three years. Submitted images may not have been previously exhibited at the Silver Eye Center for Photography (onsite or online). The entry fee is $55, but the fee is waived for members of Silver Eye at the $35 student level and the $70 level or above.

Please visit silvereye.org/exhibitions under the “Exhibition Opportunities” tab for further details on how to submit. PDF forms can be downloaded from the website. Entries must be postmarked or delivered on or before Friday, August 27, 2010 at 6 p.m. and be complete upon submission. Please mail or deliver to:

Fellowship 2010 Competition
Silver Eye Center for Photography
1015 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203 USA

About the Juror: Deborah Klochko

Deborah Klochko became Executive Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego in 2007. Prior to joining MoPA, Deborah served as a private consultant; as the Executive Editor of see, an award-winning journal of visual culture; and as founder of Speaking of Light: Oral Histories of American Photographers. Formerly the Director of The Friends of Photography in San Francisco, she has also worked at George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, in Rochester, New York and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Deborah holds an M.A.T. in Museum Education from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and an M.F.A. in Photographic Studies from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York.

About Silver Eye Center for Photography

For the past 30 years, the Silver Eye Center for Photography has played a unique and valued role in the region’s cultural landscape and earned a national reputation as one of the country’s pre-eminent photography centers. Our mission is to advance understanding, appreciation and active engagement with contemporary photography as a vital form of creative expression and as an educative force in communicating the diverse values, histories and issues that shape and influence our lives.

Silver Eye Center for Photography is generously supported by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Fine Foundation, The Grable Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Foundation, The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Henry John Simonds Foundation, The Massey Charitable Trust and Anonymous.

Silver Eye Center for Photography is located at 1015 East Carson Street in the South Side of Pittsburgh. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, please call 412-431-1810 or visit www.silvereye.org.”

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“The Road to Freedom” and “After 1968″ exhibitions at the Bronx Museum closing dates rapidly approaching

The closing date of these two exhibitions on view at the Bronx Museum is rapidly drawing near:

THE ROAD TO FREEDOM and AFTER 1968

Both are impressive as is the Bronx Museum. Organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.  Not to be missed!

About THE ROAD TO FREEDOM, from the museum’s 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.”

About the companion exhibitions AFTER 1968:

“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.”

AND also on view, be sure to see “YANKEE STADIUMS” photographs by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, on view through December 31st.
“Specially commissioned by the Bronx Museum to commemorate the centennial of the Grand Concourse, Liao’s iconic image of the two Yankee Stadiums captures a unique moment of transition in the South Bronx and hints to the great push for renewal in the borough.”

Public transportation makes visiting the Bronx Museum SIMPLE.  Click here for more information.

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