Archive for May 5, 2007


David Schonauer of American Photo has posted a summary of the important photography auctions held in April at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips de Pury & Company.

Reports indicate that overall, prices were set for works by Imogen Cunningham ($348,000), Frantisek Dritiko ($312,000), Robert Frank ($270,000) Jamomir Funke ($252,000), Horst ($288,000), Irving Penn ($396,000), Robert Polidori ($54,000), Robert Frank ($270,000), Aaron Siskind ($38,400), Carleton Watkins ($492,000) and Edward Weston ($824,400).

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“ARTISTS IN THE MARKETPLACE” 27th Annual Exhibition Celebrates AIM Program at the Bronx Museum

The Bronx Museum is celebrating its program Artist in the Marketplace with its 27th annual exhibition “Here and Elsewhere” on view through August 19th.

Here and Elsewhere features a range of work by 36 artists from throughout the metropolitan area, all of whom have participated in the most recent incarnation of Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, one of the most celebrated and competitive programs for emerging artists in the country. The title alludes to both the global reach of the program, now in its 27th year, and to the fluidity of art practices in today’s global life. A review of the exhibition was published in the NY Times Arts section on May 3rd; click here to view.

A comprehensive catalog will accompany the exhibition, featuring essays by Erin Riley-Lopez, Assistant Curator at the Bronx Museum and the organizer of the exhibition, and João Ribas, a noted writer and curator based in New York. Ribas will focus on “the centuries-old creative tension between art and commerce, the professionalization of art in today’s metastasizing art world, and the economic reality faced by artists longing to survive the inflated market now.”

In conjunction with Here and Elsewhere, the Bronx Museum will debut ON-SITE, a media-based installation featuring the 36 Artist in the Marketplace participants discussing their work. ON-SITE is supported by the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.

Featured artists are:
Bami Adedoyin, Becca Albee, Fanny Allié, Jesse Alpern, Dorthe Alstrup, Gabriela Alva Cal y Mayor Jill Auckenthaler, Gail Biederman, Hector Canonge, Christine Catsifas, Jillian Conrad, Vince Contarino, Jon Cuyson, Caroline Falby, Tracey Goodman, Patrick Grenier, Emily Hall, Joseph Hart, Ketta Ioannidou, Elaine Kaufmann, Jayson Keeling, Taeseong Kim, Joseph Maida, Amanda C. Mathis, Amanda Matles, Megan Michalak, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Alison Owen, Chihcheng Peng, David Politzer, Emily Puthoff, Jenna Ransom, Rashanna Rashied-Walker, Jason Reppert, Joseph Eli Tekippe and Will Walker.

Here and Elsewhere is organized by Erin Riley-Lopez, Assistant Curator.
Click here to view the Press Release in PDF format.
Click here to listen to the “Here and Elsewhere” exhibition audio tour.

Artist in the Marketplace is generously supported by the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust, Helena Rubinstein Foundation, and Jerome Foundation. Additional exhibition support has been made possible in part by The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation and catalogue support by Julie Saul, Julie Saul Gallery.

The Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program marks the Museum’s ongoing commitment to support artists by providing training, encouragement, and a venue for exhibition. A cornerstone program, AIM was established to realize the Museum’s goal of providing professional opportunities to emerging artists in the metropolitan area. The program is annually enhanced by a broad cross-section of participating artists. It is also enriched by guest speakers: artists, accountants, collectors, critics, curators, dealers, and lawyers who provide information, instruction, and professional guidance by addressing practical areas of concern to artists, such as curatorial practice, copyright law, exhibition and public art opportunities, gallery representation, grants writing, income taxes, and marketing.

This free seminar program is offered in the fall and the spring, and meets for 12 weeks on Tuesday evenings, 6 – 8 p.m. Enrollment is limited to 18 artists per semester. The program culminates with an annual group exhibition and accompanying catalogue.

Please note that there will be only one application deadline for the fall 2007 and spring 2008 semesters. Applications must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2007. Click here to download the AIM application in PDF.

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Spring Edition of Hey, Hot Shot! Entries due Tuesday May 8th

Hey, Hot Shot! Spring Edition is right around the corner..

Hey, Hot Shot! is galleriest Jen Bekman’s quarterly photo competition – hundreds of photographers vie for spots in the seasonal showcases. Those quarterly winners are all featured in Jen Bekman’s New Photographers Annual (aka the HHS! Yearbook) but they also have their eye on the big prize: representation by Jen Bekman Gallery in NYC through 2008 and spot in the 2007 Ne Plus Ultra exhibition with just three other photographers.

Throughout the year the Hey, Hot Shot blog keeps you up to date emerging photographers from all over the world – it features entries from contenders, news + updates from the Hot Shot Alumni and intell on their amazing panel. The Spring 2007 Edition is on now – you have until Tuesday May 8th to get your entry in, so apply now:

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Freestyle’s Calendar of World Photographic Events viewable ONLINE

Freestyle Photographic Supplies has launched a calendar of upcoming photography events on their website that you must bookmark and reference:

If you know of an event to ADD to this calendar, email the folks at Freestyle and this will add it to this great resource.

Happy planning!

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APA/LA Special Event May 10: “There’s Always Room at the Top: How To Get There and Stay There”

Advertising Photographers of America’s Los Angeles Chapter has a rich roster of offerings, including this upcoming panel.

“Get a first-hand look into the personalities of two top photographers and one emerging photographer who’s on the path to success. Gain insight into their individual journeys—what they did to get to the top and what it takes to stay there. Topics for discussion include: the strategies they use, their achievements and most importantly, their ability to stay true to themselves, even in tough and challenging times.”

The panel will be moderated by DEBRA WEISS.
Debra has been an agent for some of the top names in the business, a consultant for Black Book and did a stint as CEO of APA National. Besides lecturing, seminars and moderating panels, she now primarily works with photographers one-on-one and guides a photographer’s career as an artist and a business. Debra presents seminars annually at PhotoPlus Expo and is a frequent guest speaker at Art Center College of Design. She recently curated an exhibit of the Best of The International Photography Awards 2005, which has traveled to nine countries. Debra is curator of the PLUS (Picture Licensing Universal System) Coalition Web site and is also the PLUS Industry Committee Coordinator.

Photographers participating on the panel will be Mark Leibowitz, Douglas Menuez and Glen Wexler.

After graduating Stanford University in 1998 with a degree in Economics and working as an international business consultant in Los Angeles, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires MARK LEIBOWITZ returned to the United States to pursue a career in photography. In the few short years he’s has been in business he has shot for a diverse group of magazines including Bloomingdale’s Magazine, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Health, Teen Vogue, Glamour, Wired and Men’s Health. His photographs were recently featured on the cover and in 40 pages of Max Germany’s Red Hot Rio Issue. Over the last five seasons, Mark has photographed backstage at the New York, Milan and Paris women’s Ready-to-Wear fashion shows exclusively for Glamour. He has recently returned from South Africa and 25 days of shooting for a coffee table book slated for an October publication date.

DOUGLAS MENUEZ began his multi-award winning career covering major news stories including the famine in Ethiopia, the destruction of the Amazon, the AIDS crisis, drug wars, presidential campaigns, the Olympics, five Super Bowls and the World Series. His portraits range from famous presidents and movie stars to famous nuns. Menuez has participated in nine “Day In The Life Books” including “A Day in The Life of Africa”, for which he shot the cover. He recently published “Heaven, Earth, Tequila” and is finishing a book on AIDS orphans in Uganda. His work on a multitude of global advertising campaigns is widely honored. Menuez documented the rise of the Silicon Valley, and this work, along with his entire archive, has been acquired by the Stanford University Library for their collection.

GLEN WEXLER is an award winning photographic artist well known for pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium, creating digitally enhanced photo illustrations of manufactured or altered realities. His images are exhibited internationally, appearing on nearly 300 album covers, and on countless advertising campaigns.

Location for this seminar:
Thursday May 10, 2007
Anthony Nex Studio
3221 Hutchison Ave., Los Angeles 90034

Cost for this seminar:
APA Members – $45 Advanced ($55 day of/door)
ASMP, EP, LADig & Students – $55 Advanced ($65 day of/door)
Non Members – $65

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