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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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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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Congratulations to the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Winners

From Daylight Magazine’s website:
Daylight / CDS Photo Awards Overview

Project Prize

Work-In-Process Prize

Prizewinners
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Jurors

Guidelines

Daylight / CDS Photo Awards Overview

In recognition of mutual interests in documentary and fine art photography, Daylight Magazine and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University have started an international competition, the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards, to honor and promote talented and committed photographers, both emerging and established.

Two awards, a Project Prize and a Work-in-Process Prize.

GUEST JURORS > Vince Aletti, writer/critic; Darius Himes, editor/curator; Julie Saul, gallery owner/director; Alec Soth, photographer; Hank Willis Thomas, photographer; Jamie Wellford, international photo editor, Newsweek

> with Taj Forer and Michael Itkoff, editors, Daylight Magazine, and Alexa Dilworth, publishing director, and Courtney Reid-Eaton, exhibitions director, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

PROJECT PRIZE

First Prize Winner

Nandita Raman
ramannandita.blogspot.com

Juror Picks

Rachel Barrett (Hank Willis Thomas)
rachelbarrett.net

Priya Kambli (Vince Aletti)
priyakambli.com

Jan Lieske (Jamie Wellford)
janlieske.com

Nandita Raman (Julie Saul)
ramannandita.blogspot.com

Daniel Stier (Darius Himes and Alec Soth)
danielstier.com

Honorable Mentions

Susan Bank
susansbank.com

Matt Eich
matteichphoto.com

Jason Florio
floriophoto.com

Eamon Mac Mahon
eamonmacmahon.com

Michael Marten
michaelmarten.com

Pierpaolo Mittica
pierpaolomittica.com

Geir Moseid
geirmoseid.com

Louie Palu
louiepalu.com

Melissa Ann Pinney
melissaannpinney.com

Martin Roemers
martinroemers.com

WORK-IN-PROCESS PRIZE

First Prize Winner

Elizabeth Moreno
emorenophoto.com

Juror Picks

Erica Allen (Hank Willis Thomas)
ericaallenphotography.com

Paula McCartney (Darius Himes)
paulamccartney.com

Elizabeth Moreno (Vince Aletti)
emorenophoto.com

Martin Roemers (Jamie Wellford)
martinroemers.com

Monika Sziladi (Julie Saul and Alec Soth)
msziladi.com

Honorable Mentions

Jessica Auer
jessicaauer.com

J Carrier
j-carrier.com

Dianne Davis
diannedavis.ca/

Eyal Dinar
eyaldinar.com

Lorena Endara
lorenaendara.com

Bepi Ghiotti
bepighiotti.com

Maria Gonzalez
marivigonzalezphotography.com

Holly Lynton
hollylynton.com

Sarah Sudhoff
sarahsudhoff.com

Stratis Vogiatzis
stratisvogiatzis.com

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Congratulations to the 2010 Lange-Taylor Prize: 20th Anniversary Winners

From a Duke University e-blast:
“LANGE-TAYLOR PRIZE: 20th ANNIVERSARY WINNERS
Tiana Markova-Gold and Sarah Dohrmann
Honorable Mention: Kitra Cahana and Chris Urquhart
http://cds.aas.duke.edu/press/2010langetaylor.html
http://cds.aas.duke.edu/press/2010langetaylordownload/index.html
The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University has awarded the twentieth Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize to photographer Tiana Markova-Gold and writer Sarah Dohrmann, both Americans. The $20,000 award is given to encourage collaboration in documentary work in the tradition of acclaimed American photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. Lange and Taylor worked together for many years, most notably on fieldwork that resulted in American Exodus (1941), a seminal work in documentary studies.
Tiana Markova-Gold and Sarah Dohrmann’s project, “If You Smoke Cigarettes in Public, You Are a Prostitute: Women and Prostitution in Morocco,” is an investigation of female prostitution in Morocco and the experiences of two American non-Muslim women documenting women’s lives in a country where pre-marital virginity is considered sacred. With their project, they “seek to dismantle Americans’ preconceived notions of the prostitute as sexual deviant and the hijabed woman as “exotic” and examine the negotiation of relationships “between the prostitute and the society she lives in, between the artist and the subject, between non-Muslim and Muslim women, between women.”
For more information, click the links above.

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Deadline September 15th: NOPA’s Clarence John Laughlin Award

From the New Orleans Photo Alliance website:

“The New Orleans Photo Alliance’s Grants

The Clarence John Laughlin Award

The Clarence John Laughlin Award was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South. The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.

Juror

John Wood, Editor, 21st Editions

Eligibility

Both emerging and established photographers residing in the U.S. may apply.

Deadline

All required materials must be received by the New Orleans Photo Alliance between July 15, 2010 and September 15, 2010.

Application Fee

Application fee is $25.
Application fee + NOPA membership: $60.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted online only through the New Orleans Photo Alliance website.

Eligible Work

The New Orleans Photo Alliance invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to apply. Still images made from all photographic processes, both traditional and digital will be considered. There are no restrictions on subject matter or genres. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal and emotional statements are all welcome. Still photography or photographic techniques should be integral to the works submitted.

Work Samples

Applicants must submit a portfolio of 10-20 image files representing a cohesive body of work. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to build a strong series of images. If your work is best communicated visually by showing its physical nature, you may use one or more of the required images for installation or detail views.

Written Statements

Applicants must submit a written statement explaining their images, process and intent. The purpose of the statement is to give the juror a better understanding of your work while they are viewing it. Your statement should be clear, concise and relate to the work samples you submit. Applicants will also be required to submit a bio or resume and a brief “description of work” summary.

Judging Criteria

The main criteria for selection will be the strength of the applicant’s portfolio and written statement.

Selection and Notification

If more than 100 applications are submitted, a committee of independent curators and photographers will prescreen all submissions and select 100 portfolios to present to the juror. The juror will select a single winner. At the juror’s discretion a select number of finalists may be asked to submit a print portfolio for the final decision.  Finalists will be notified by October 1 and required to mail portfolios at their own expense by October 10.

The winner will be announced on November 1, 2010.  The recipient’s portfolio will be featured on the New Orleans Photo Alliance’s website for one year.

The New Orleans Photo Alliance will present the prize to the recipient during the Fifth Annual PhotoNOLA, held in December of 2010 in New Orleans, LA.  If the winner is unable to accept the prize in person, other arrangements will be made.

About the Juror

John Wood is an award-winning poet, critic, and photographic historian.  The Southern Review called him “the most lucid and engaging of the post-modern Southern poets.” His most recent work, Endurance and Suffering, a book of poems based on 19th Century photographs by O. G. Mason won the 2009 Gold German Photobook Prize.  Wood co-curated the landmark 1995 Smithsonian Institution Museum of American Art exhibition Secrets of the Dark Chamber, and the book based on the exhibition was a New York Times Book Review Best Books of 1995.  He has written books on the daguerreotype, the autochrome, Romanticism and photography, and other subjects.  His books have been named to the “Outstanding Academic Books of the Year” by the American Library Association, Wall Street Journal‘s Year’s Best Books, and the American Photographic Historical Society’s Outstanding Book of the Year.  His translation of poems from Baudelaire’s Fleurs du Mal with a critical introduction and photographs by Eikoh Hosoe received the 2007 Independent Book Publishers Bronze Medal, and Sally Mann, a selection of Mann’s photographs and poems, which he edited, won a 2005 Lucie Award.  He has published and edited over thirty books and written the introductions to more than twenty others on photographers as diverse as Josephine Sacabo, Jamie Baldridge, John Metoyer, Joel-Peter Witkin, Jan Saudek, Arthur Tress, Luis Gonzáles Palma, Flor Garduño, Michael Kenna, Wouter Deruytter, Connie Imboden, John Dugdale, Robert ParkeHarrison, Jayne Hinds Bidaut, David Halliday and Greg Gorman.  He has also written the texts for more than ten catalogues of art and photographic exhibitions in the United States, Italy, Germany, Greece, Japan, and Mexico. He is the Editor of 21st Editions, holds a Ph.D. in English literature, held Professorships for thirty years in both English Literature and Photographic History and served as Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at McNeese State University.  He now lives in Vermont and is at work on a retrospective book on the work of Masao Yamamoto.”

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Milwaukee, August 4th: “Exposure” Inaugural Photography Council Benefit at MAM

I applaud all museums that organize special study groups by curatorial department, fostering a broader awareness of connoisseurship in the arts among members of their community.  The Milwaukee Art Museum has launched the Photography Council, and it will be hosting a benefit this coming Wednesday, August 4th.

From the e-flier:
“EXPOSURE”  First Annual Photography Council Benefit, open to the public

Wednesday, AUGUST 4 6-10pm

234 West Florida Street, Milwaukee $50 in advance/$60 at the door/$20 with valid student ID SPACE IS LIMITED CALL 414.224.3284 to make your reservations.

BBQ & Beverages-DJ & Dancing-Photos of the Year Slide Slam

Silent Auction with donations from the following artists:

Brian Ulrich/Shimon&Lindemann/Jen Davis/Anna Shteynshleyger/Fred Marsh/Kevin Miyazaki/Jon Gitelson/Colleen Plumb/Melissa Ann Pinney/Sonja Thompson/Aron Gent/Jason Reblando/Ciurej & Lochman/Andy Adams and many more….

Visit Milwaukee Art Museum Photography Council on Facebook for details. Call 414-224-3284 to make your reservation.

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Deadline July 13th: Low Tech Call for Entries at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado

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Low-Tech
Juror: Christa Dix, Founder and Director of wall space gallery
Submission Deadline: July 13, 2010

From the Center for Fine Art Photography website:
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Specimen 5 © Galina Kurlat, Print from Ambrotype

THEME:


Low-Tech

The Center is currently celebrating the low-tech processes and is interested in exhibiting the best low-tech images that photographers are producing. This call is open to all subjects and styles of photography that include a low tech means of image making or printing. This includes, but is not limited to; toy, Holga and Diana cameras, Pinhole, Wet Plate Collodian, Photograms, Callotypes, Cyanotypes, Polaroid and other traditional processes.

JUROR:


Crista Dix

Crista Dix is the Founder and Director of wall space gallery in Seattle and Santa Barbara. Starting in this creative field as a photographer, collector and lover of the visual image, Crista decided to put down her camera and utilize her years of business management to help promote photographers and photography. With a background in science, business and creative arts, she has created a gallery space that celebrates artists’ vision. She has been a member of numerous panels and discussions, juried creative competitions and has participated in major portfolio reviews across the country.

EXHIBITION AND AWARDS:


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.

liveBooks Website Award: 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: $100

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.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Entries due: July 13, 2010

Notice of acceptance: July 23, 2010

Exhibition dates: Oct 1 – 30, 2010

Public / Artists’ Reception: Oct 1 from 6-9pm


ENTRY FEE:

Members: $20 for the first five images.

Non-Members: $35 for the first five 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.



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Deadline July 14th: “Aperture Portfolio Prize”

From the Aperture Foundation webpage dedicated to this Prize:


“Welcome to the Aperture Portfolio Prize, an international photography competition!

The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and specific artists whom we can help by bringing them to a wider audience. In choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, we are looking for work that is fresh and that hasn’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

First prize is $5,000. The first-prize winner and runners-up are featured in Aperture’s website for approximately one year. Winners are also announced in the foundation’s e-newsletter, which reaches thousands of subscribers in the photography community.

The entry period for the 2010 Aperture Portfolio Prize begins Friday, May 14, 2010, and the deadline is Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at 12:00 noon EST.

All entrants will be contacted with final results by November 1, 2010. For more information, see the Guidelines and FAQs pages.

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Deadline July 17th: Berenice Abbott Prize for an Emerging Photographer

The Berenice Abbott Prize for an Emerging Photographer

From the e-announcement:

“Known mostly for her documentary work of New York City in the 1930s, Berenice Abbott was also a portrait photographer, an educator, an inventor, and a writer. She believed that all photographers should have personal projects that they are passionate about, no matter what the subject matter.

The Berenice Abbott Prize

Photo by 2009 © Winner Sarah Girner

Entry Deadline: July 17, 2010

The Julia Dean Photo Workshops is pleased to announce The 2010 Berenice Abbott Prize for an Emerging Photographer, an international competition.  One person is selected for this prize and is given a one-person, all expenses paid, exhibition at an LA gallery (location and date TBA), an exhibition book, a Canon EOS 50D/ EF 28-135 Kit, plus a spread of the winning work in Rangefinder magazine. The winner will also receive a photograph of Berenice Abbott taken by Hank O’Neal.

Juried by David Fahey of Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles.

Berenice Abbott was a photographer of great accomplishment. She began her career as an assistant to Man Ray and became known mostly for her documentary work of New York City in the 1930s. Berenice was also a portrait photographer, an educator, an inventor, and a writer. She believed that all photographers should have personal projects that they are passionate about, no matter what the subject matter. This award was created by Julia Dean to honor her teacher and friend.

What constitutes an Emerging Photographer? An emerging photographer does not mean a young photographer, though a young photographer can certainly enter. Rather, it means that you have an accomplished body of work that has not yet been exhibited or published widely.

Criteria & Scope: Whether a fine art photographer or documentary photographer, the work submitted for this contest should reflect a cohesive body of work.

Sponsored by: A&I Photographic and Digital Services; Canon USA; Universal Art Gallery; The Julia Dean Photo Workshops

Entry fee (for up to 25 images): $75

For Guidelines and Application click here.

To enter this contest using our Online Submission Form click here.

For Questions Contact:

Pilar Law: pilar@juliadean.com
310-392-0909

Deadline for entry: July 17, 2010. Click Here to Download Contest Details and Entry Form. Past Winners: 2009 2008 2006, 2005

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Sunday, JUNE 27th: Book Fair at the Bronx Museum

From the Bronx Museum events website:

Book Fair
Summer outdoor film screening

SUNDAY JUNE 27, 12 Noon to 5:00pm
Sidewalk in front of The Bronx Museum and North Building—2nd Floor
Admission: Free

“Meet poets, writers, graphic–novelists and publishers in an afternoon entirely dedicated to the small press. Buy books with special discount. Enjoy good street–food and music through the afternoon.

At 3pm: Special panel about the current state of publishing, followed by readings by noted poets and writers.”

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