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Register on September 8th (only!) for the new LOTTERY to attend Photolucida 2011

Photolucida is a four-day portfolio review within a larger Festival event held every other April in Portland, Oregon:  great town, great event, great sense of community, a greatly anticipated gathering.  The registration for Photolucida 2009  portfolio review filled in a matter of hours… this year, the folks at Photolucida have changed the event registration system to a lottery, from which 155 spaces will be assigned and a waiting list determined.  Be sure to review all the details on the website.  I look forward to seeing you there!

From the event website:

This year Photolucida will be using a lottery system to determine attendance. How does this work?

  1. Register any time during the 24 hour period beginning September 8 at 9am.
  2. Photolucida will run all names through a lottery system, and 155 spots will be assigned.
  3. On September 14, Photolucida will notify you via e-mail if your name is chosen and send a link to the payment page. You will have 3 days to make the payment.
  4. All people not initially chosen will be placed on the wait list in the order that they registered!

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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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MVS to Phoenix next week: visiting exhibitions, attending lectures, and consultations with artists

I’m looking forward to heading up to Phoenix for a few days next week to do a number of things.

I encourage you to attend curator Rebecca Senf’s lecture next Wednesday night at the Phoenix Art Museum:

Edward Steichen. Three Pears and an Apple. 1910. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the photographer, 1964 (368.1964). Digital Image ©The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY. Reprinted with permission of Joanna T. Steichen.
Cézanne and Modern Photography

August 4, 7pm

“Paul Cézanne’s influence on painting is obvious, but what about his effect on photography? From Edward Steichen’s still lifes of fruit to Alfred Stieglitz’s portraits of bathers, Norton Family Curator of Photography Rebecca Senf, Ph.D., discusses how early American photography reflects Cézanne’s infamous subject matter, composition and style.”

This lecture is being held in conjunction with the exhibition “Cezanne and American Modernism” which continues through September 26th at PAM.

Also on view at PAM: I am looking forward to seeing the new newly installed exhibition “Creative Continuum: The History of the Center for Creative Photography” (through November 28th).

Heading west to Scottsdale I can’t wait to see the new exhibition at Lisa Sette Gallery:

From the Ground Up - a summer group exhibition dealing with themes of the environment and the natural world.

Featuring the work of Kim Cridler, Binh Danh, Lalla Essaydi, Valerie Hammond, Rick Hards, Alan Bur Johnson, Jessica Joslin, Mark Klett, Mayme Kratz, Chema Madoz, Carrie Marill, Matthew Moore, Beverly Penn, Mike & Doug Starn and Jo Whaley.

And last but not least, a second visit to Scottsdale SMoCA to view “Re-imagining the West” which will close August 22nd.


During this trip I will have time to accept a limited number of private consultations; if interested please visit my website to learn more about these offerings.

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SPE Regional Conference Schedule: 8 conferences to be held between mid-September and Mid-November

Can’t wait until March to participate in another SPE Conference? You don’t have to! SPE’s eight regional conferences provide an opportunity for members and the public to share their work on an intimate scale along with great educational presentations.

Remember to take advantage of the conference hotel discounts before they expire.

And remember too to SAVE THE DATE:  2011 SPE National Conference “Science, Poetry and the Photographic Image” will be held in Atlanta, Georgia  March 10-13, 2011.

The lineup for this fall’s REGIONAL CONFERENCES is as follows; follow event weblink for complete details:

Midwest 2010 Conference “Time for Light”

September 30 – October 2, 2010

Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI

www.midwestspe.org

South Central 2010 Conference “Spirits of the Times”

October 7 – 9, 2010

University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR

www.spesouthcentral.org

Southeast 2010 Conference “Grounded”

October 21 – 24, 2010

The Aloft Hotel Tallahassee, FL

www.spese.org

Southwest 2010 Conference “Altering Perspectives”

October 22 – 24, 2010

Prescott College Prescott, AZ & the Marriott Spring Hill Suites Prescott

including a special exhibition and session honoring Bill Jay

www.spesw.org

Mid-Atlantic Region Fall Members’ Event (tentative)

Friday October 29, 2010

Held in conjunction with Photo Plus Expo, NYC 12 – 5 pm Portfolio Reviews 5 – 7 pm Cocktail Networking Party

www.spema.org

Northwest 2010 Conference “Photography Now”

November 5 – 7, 2010

Newspace Center for Photography Portland, OR

www.spenw.org

Northeast 2010 Conference “The Experiential in Photography”

November 5 – 7, 2010

RISD Museum & The Hampton Inn Hotel Providence, RI

www.spenortheast.org

West 2010 Conference “New Sites”

November 12 – 14, 2010

San Diego City College and the Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego, CA

www.spewest.org

For more SPE regional information please visit www.spenational.org.

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August 4th in Phoenix: Lecture, “Cezanne and Modern Photography”

From the printed announcement from the Phoenix Art Museum:

“Cezanne’s influence on painting is obvious, but what about his effect on photography?  From Edward Steichen’s still lifes of fruit to Alfred Stieglitz’s portraits of bathers, Norton Family Curator of Photography Rebecca Senf, Ph.D., discusses how early American photography reflects Cezanne’s infamous subject matter, composition and style.”

This lecture is in conjunction with the two current exhibitions:

Cezanne and American Modernism,” on view through September 26th.

and

Creative Continuum: The History of the Center for Creative Photography” on view through November 28, 2010

From the webpage for the exhibition:

The year was 1975. Gerald R. Ford was president, a little company named Microsoft was founded, A Chorus Line opened on Broadway and Jaws was making a big splash in movie theaters. And in Tucson, a lifelong dream was realized.

Founded by legendary photographer Ansel Adams and then University of Arizona President John P. Schaefer, The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona was the vision of two men who wanted to create an institution dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and managing all materials that are essential to understanding photography and its history. Today, 35 years later, the Center has acquired more archives and individual works by 20th century North American photographers than any other museum in the nation.

Creative Continuum charts the Center’s dynamic evolution, beginning with the inaugural exhibition of works by Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind and Frederick Sommer through today’s contemporary artists that are reinventing the medium. This special look at the Center’s history is an exciting and engaging “who’s who” of American photography and features works by Richard Avedon, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Louis Carlos Bernal, Tseng Kwong Chi, Imogen Cunningham, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Roy DeCarava, Andy Warhol and Edward Weston.

In addition to nearly ninety photographs, Creative Continuum also includes a sampling from the Center’s Voices of Photography video oral history project, rare archival objects from the vault and examples of past exhibition catalogues.”

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July 22nd: FotoWeek DC 2010 Summer Kick-off Party

©Val Prudkii
Obama and McCain photo by Val Prudkii
FotoWeek DC Summer Kick-Off Party FotoWeek DC and the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design invite you to celebrate a partnership made in photo heaven!JULY 22, 2010, 7PM-10PM
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NWDriving Directions

line Join us for a summer kick-off party to toast the two forces as we present FotoWeek DC 2010 from November 6-13.

Enjoy cocktails, small bites, music by Matthew Hemerlein +
DJ Chris Nitti, photo projections, and learn about all that is to come for FWDC 2010.

line Party-goers will enjoy

  • A sneak peek and free subscription to FotoPage, our new online photographer portfolio portal-a $49 value!
  • Complimentary admission to the Corcoran’s newest exhibition, Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration.
  • Interactive photo booth sessions with live projections
    of your images during the party and complimentary prints to take home.

line Ticket Cost
$20 to benefit FotoWeek DC, a 501(c)(3) non profit.
Space is Limited, Register Now!

lineRegister Now!

line FotoWeek DC is supported in part by the DC Commission
on the Arts and Humanities.

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