Archive for January, 2007

McNeese Works on Paper deadline 2/2

Entries for the McNeese University’s 20th Annual National “Works on Paper” competition must be postmarked by February 2. Jurors are Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator of Photography at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and Clint Willour, Director of the Gavelston Arts Center. Winning works will be purchased for the collection of the University.


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Lange-Taylor Prize from CDS: Applications due 1/31

The Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University was established to encourage collaboration between documentary photographers and writers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lang and the writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. In 1941 they published AN AMERICAN EXODUS, which remains a seminal work in documentary studies. (Note: this link leads you to an interesting review of the collaborative project by Paul Strand)

The prize is offered to a writer and a photographer in the early stages of a documentary project. The 2006 recipients were photographer Donald Weber and writer Larry Frolick, both Canadians; their winning project “The Human Is An Atom That Won’t Be Split: Resisting History in Ukraine” will document how “Ukraine’s underclass reveals the secret life of Western globalization.” Take time to view notice of previous winners as well (features audio and video clips of winners speaking about their projects).

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Griffin Museum 13th Annual Juried Show Opens Submission Period 2/1/07

The Griffin Museum (Boston area) has announced that February 1 is the beginning of the submission period for its 13th Annual Juried Show; final deadline for consideration is March 18th. Brian Paul Clamp, director of Clampart Gallery in NYC serve as the Juror for this competitive exhibition; cash awards and exhibitions at the Griffin are among the prizes. All applicants must be members (annual memberships begin at $40); submission is by unmatted prints only (no digital submissions). Winners will be announced on their website in April.

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Aperture has organized an outstanding series of panel discussions in New York City during the month of February:

What is Asked of a Picture? Images and Advocacy WED 2/7

Surveillance: Context and Content TUES 2/13

Visual Culture: In Print/Online TUES 2/20

Behind the Faces of Fashion WED 2/21

And, February wraps up with a lecture by VII Photographer ALEXANDRA BOULAT on Tuesday the 27th.

Be sure to check the website for panel moderators and presenters, updates, location info and more.

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A friend recently shared this great website with me: It is a compendium of arts and culture-related information; you can sign up for daily or weekly updates. The lead story today, for example, is from the NY Times 1/25/07: “NY to ‘Depoliticize’ Arts Funding“; there is a daily video feature, listings for interesting conferences, notice of a new MFA program offering in Public Art from USC, and more. This site gathers together a wealth of valuable information, doing the research for us. Check it out!

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TransCultural Exchange 2007 Conference: International Opportunities for Artists

I’m in Boston this week, and many are talking about a conference coming up late April but advance registration is due February 1. TransCultural Exchange’s 2007 Conference theme is “International Opportunities for Artists.” Learn how to break into the international art world. Join leading figures from around the world to hear about long- and short-term international residency opportunities for artists (working in every medium) as well as biennales and other global exhibition possibilities.

Conference panel venues include Northeastern University, Massachussetts College of Art and MIT.

I’ve never attended this event but the program sounds incredible: “Come meet, network with and have your work seen by the conference’s distinguished curators, critics and panelists. This is an excellent resource for professional development. Advance conference registration, which includes admission to all the panels, networking events and a private one-on-one consultation with one of the conference’s international guests, curators or critics is $150. All advance registrations must be received by February 1, 2007.”

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Griffin Museum 13th Annual Juried Show Opens Submission Period 2/1/07

The Griffin Museum (Boston area) is soon to open its submission period for the 13th Annual Juried Show. Brian Clamp, director of Clampart Gallery in NYC will be the Juror. Exhibition dates are August 23 – October 28th, 2007. I’m pleased to see that one can submit prints (I’m not a fan of jurying exhibitions from disc; assessing craft is a crucial component to me). Click here for submission guidelines; closing date for receipt of applications is March 18. Brian Clamp’s gallery in Chelsea shows terrific work (most recently ROUGH BEAUTY by Dave Anderson), and he has a strong presence at the gallery expos (was just at Photo LA). Entering this show affords a great way to introduce your work to Brian Clamp, and support the activities at the Griffin Museum.

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