Archive for September 3, 2010

Deadline September 15th: “FAMILY” Photography competition sponsored by Santa Fe Workshops

This is the first competition sponsored by the Santa Fe Workshops, and winners receive the gift of education – all expenses paid trip to take a workshop in Santa Fe.  Other prized include equipment, VisualServer website and more.  Judges include a photo editor, museum director, artist among others.  Here is a link to the competition webpage:Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Photography Contest

“WIN THE WORKSHOP OF YOUR CHOICE AND BE HONORED BY LEADERS IN THE PHOTOGRAPHIC
COMMUNITY.

For many of us our families are a great source of photographic inspiration. In delight, and in heartache, they are our muse. We’re looking for images that speak of FAMILY—in all its glory, from its humor to its quiet moments of grace.

Husbands, wives, children. Parents, siblings, partners and pets. Old friends, and the new acquaintances who are instantly old friends. They are all family, and their images tell the stories of our lives.

Join our international community of photographers and share your photographs with our distinguished panel of judges. The experience will be rewarding. And the prizes are great!”

PANEL OF JURORS
We are privileged to have such an esteemed panel of jurors to view the entries and select the contest winners.
View complete details.

Brenna Britton, Deputy Photo Editor
People Magazine
Julie Blackmon, Photographer
Anthony Bannon, Director
George Eastman House
Reid Callanan, Director
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

CLICK HERE to enter, and good luck!

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Deadline September 14th: “Natural World” competition, Susan Spiritus is Juror

Readers of this blog will know that I encourage artists to enter competitions that are judged by respected industry professionals such gallerists, curators and photo editors that can make a difference in their careers.  That said, this upcoming competition is judged by Susan Spiritus, a trusted colleague whose gallery not only has a presence at industry art fairs but has also forged a strong relationship with corporations which acquire artwork. Susan and I have worked participated at portfolio reviews together for years, and I know her to be excited about representing contemporary work to new audiences.

From the Center for Fine Art Photography’s website page for the competition, here is an excerpt (don’t forget to read terms & conditions).

THEME: Natural World

The natural world 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.

With selection for this exhibition, featured artist’s work will be seen by an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography. Each participant will be included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition and Online Gallery exhibition.

2 liveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 each, two artists will receive a one year subscription for a website from liveBooks.com

Juror’s Selection Award: $300 and a Blurb book award from Blurb.com

Director’s Selection Award: $200 and a Blurb book award from Blurb.com

Honorable Mention Award: 2 year membership and a three image submission to a call for entry at the Center.

All exhibitors are included in the Center’s online gallery


Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions.

Exhibit Prints: All accepted images submitted for exhibition must be printed and framed or mounted professionally. The Center recognizes that some work is non traditional and incorporates the framing as an integral part of the presentation. To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, the Center offers optional economical printing and framing services. Additional details will be provided upon request.


Susan Spiritus

Competition juror Susan Spiritus is the director of Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach, California. Susan Spiritus has been a leader in the field of fine art photography for over thirty years, opening the doors to her Southern California gallery in 1976 so that she could share her passion for photography with others.

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Opening September 10th in Albuquerque: “Desire for Magic: PATRICK NAGATANI 1978-2009″

From an e-blast from Patrick advising of his forthcoming retrospective exhibition and publication (CONGRATULATIONS PATRICK!!!)

Desire For Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008

On view September 10 to December 19, 2010, University of New Mexico Art Museum

Opening Reception:  September 10, UNM Art Museum, 5-7pm

“The University of New Mexico Art Museum is honored to present the retrospective Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008. This project is the first comprehensive exhibition of the many and varied projects of New Mexico-based photographer Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani who has worked as a photographer and artist since the 1970s. It will include examples from his Nagatani/Tracey Polaroid Collaborations, the Japanese American Concentration Camp portfolio, Nuclear Enchantment, Novellas, Nagatani/Ryoichi Excavations, Chromatherapy series; and the large-scale masking tape works, Tape-estries. This exhibition is the first to bring together these tour-de-force seminal projects.

The book:

Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008, edited by Michele M. Penhall, foreword by E. Luanne McKinnon, with essays by Jasmine Alinder, Kirsten Pai Buick, Barbara Hitchcock, Kathleen Stewart Howe, Ruthie Macha, Maria Antonella Pelizzari, and Michele M. Penhall.

The distinctive monograph is the first publication to survey the major photographic campaigns Patrick Nagatani (b. 1945) has completed during his long and still unfolding career. It includes seven critical essays by distinguished scholars each addressing a specific project from a unique perspective, a comprehensive bibliography and exhibition history, and previously unpublished texts significant to particular projects.  With 122 color plates and five gatefolds, the book provides for the reader, an opportunity to see the breadth and range of Nagatani’s color photography, and to see into the elaborately constructed worlds of his imagination.

University of New Mexico Art Museum, 2010, 260 pages, 122 color plates, hardcover 12” X 12”, $75.00 and available through UNM Press or at the Museum Book Shelf.   ISBN: 978-0-944282-32-8

(Available beginning of September-coming in from Malaysia…edition of only 2000)

(for more)

http://unmartmuseum.unm.edu/ http://www.desireformagic.com/

If you have a hard time getting the book…you can contact Patrick directly by e-mail. pnagatani@earthlink.net”

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