Archive for October, 2007

Book/Paper/Scissors: An Artist’s Book Fair at the Free Library of Philadelphia

from the website:

Book, Paper, Scissors: Artists’ Book Fair
November 17th, 10-4pm
The Free Library of Philadelphia
Central Branch, 1901 Vine Street

The Philadelphia Center for the Book is pleased to announce this collaborative event with the Free Library of Philadelphia. This is a great opportunity to show work, sell work, and see what book/paper/scissors people are doing. Artists’ Books, blank books, handmade paper art, prints, paper jewelry . . . if it’s paper-based art, it’s welcome. There is no charge for members of the Philadelphia Center for the Book; non-members pay $20/table. We will have a table for information about Special Collections Libraries. Let us know if you want to have materials there.

Deadline for table registration October 30, 2007

There is a $25 materials stipend for those interested in leading a simple book arts workshop.
Please contact for more information.”


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Philagraphika Open Portfolio Viewing October 27-28, during the Philadelphia Open Studio Tour (POST)

From the press release:

Philagraphika Open Portfolio Viewing
During the Philadelphia Open Studio Tour (POST), West of Broad Street
728 S. Broad Street, Phila.
October 27-28, 2007

Philagrafika, in partnership with The Print Center, Inliquid, and the Philadelphia Center for the Book will host the Philagrafika Open Portfolio to support individual artist printmakers and photographers in the Philadelphia region whose studios cannot accommodate public visitation. This event will provide a venue for more than 40 individual artists during the weekend of October 27-28, 2007 as part of the citywide Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, to showcase their fine art prints and photographs to the public in an art fair setting. Each participating artist will be given a table to display his or her work for the public from noon to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. And, the setting for the event is the headquarters of Solutions for Progress that has, by far, the largest installation of fine art prints in a corporate setting – certainly in this region!

Direct all inquiries to or call 215-557-8433.

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PDN On The Road: CHICAGO next week! October 29 & 30

A week from today I’m flying to Chicago to join my fellow presenters on the “PDN On The Road” seminar which will be held on Monday and Tuesday, October 29 & 30th at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 North Cannon Drive in Chicago; click here for directions or call 773-755-5152.

Remember, those attending on Monday are encouraged to bring work to share with participants and other invited guests after the day of seminars ends.

While in Chicago, I’m going to try to fit in a visit to the Richard Misrach exhibition “At The Beach” that is currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago. Click here to view/purchase the catalogue.

I look forward to seeing many of you in Chicago!

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PhotoPlus Expo: another great year!

This morning I am sorting through the mountain of materials and educational handouts gathered while attending the PhotoPlus Expo in NYC. Others are emailing me to say they are trying all the new digital tricks they learned at the show. The seminars and panels were memorable, it was great to see old friends and to meet so many photographers.

Save the date for next year and plan now to attend: October 23-25, 2008!

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Jeffrey Hoone Lectures at the Phoenix Art Museum, Tuesday 10/23/07

From the Press Release:

“One of the great shifts in Western art over the last three decades is photography’s move from a subsidiary position, akin to the one still occupied by drawings and prints, to a central place alongside painting and sculpture.” Arthur Lubow, New York Times

Photography: The Art of Standardized Change
featuring Jeffrey Hoone

Jeffrey Hoone is the Executive Director of Light Work, a central New York organization that provides direct support to artists working in the mediums of photography and digital imaging, and Executive Director of Community Darkrooms, a state-of-the-art affordable, public-access photography and digital imaging facility that “supports the artist in everyone.”

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 7pm

Whiteman Hall, Phoenix Art Museum
Central and McDowell

Admission is Free – Refreshments will Follow

A Contemporary Forum Event that Welcomes Everyone

Over the past thirty years, art photography has experienced an explosion like no other time in the history of the medium. Not only has the number of artists making photographs increased tremendously, but the number of museums exhibiting and collecting photographs has increased dramatically in a relatively short period of time. This lecture will look at these changes and also reflect on the history of the medium to consider if this is a revolution or an evolution.” Jeffrey Hoone

This event is sponsored by Phoenix Art Museum Trustee Joe Lampe and Shawn Lampe.”

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Student Scholarships offered to attend 2008 SPE Conference

The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) will be hosting its 45th National Conference in Denver, Colorado, March 13-16, 2008. The theme is “Agents of Change: Art and Advocacy.” The organization is offering scholarships to its student members and encouranging young photographers to be a part of next year’s annual event.

Eleven SPE Student Awards will include a one-year membership to SPE, admission to the conference and a $500 travel stipend. Students may include application fees with their entry—$50 for SPE membership—to join and thus be eligible for an award. These include the SPE Student Awards, the Jeannie Pearce Award (focus is on digital technology), and The Freestyle Crystal Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in Black and White Photography.

The deadline for these awards is November 1, 2007.

Click here to view the application in PDF format.

The Society for Photographic Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to the discussion of photogaphy as a form of fine art, its potential for cultural illumination, and its role in the world of politics, journalism, and beyond. Through services, workshops, seminars, classes, and other programs, SPE seeks not only to spread understanding and awareness of fine art photography, but to foster the development of education, commentary on the craft, and criticism.

About the conference, from the SPE website:

“The work of a photographic artist took center stage during the 108th United States Congress. On the agenda was the fate of drilling for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). According to Secretary Gale Norton ANWR was “a flat white nothingness.” In response, Senator Barbara Boxer denounced drilling and held up a book of photographs by Subhanker Banerjee that showed the refuge brimming with life. Congress voted to save ANWR from drilling for two more years.

Lens-based artists have been catalysts for change with imagery that advocates social and environmental awareness. Artists bear witness, interpret, expose and address problems ranging from the Aids epidemic and stereotypes in race and gender to the plight of refugees in war torn countries. In what ways are artists responding to the local and global challenges that are reshaping politics, cultures, economies and the planet? As educators, artists and scholars, what has been the historical impact of our advocacy? What role will we play in shaping the future?

Denver and the Rocky Mountain West have long been home to diverse and often opposing political, social, economic and environmental interests. With fortunes historically linked to extractive industries like mining, natural gas, and oil, Denver is also a leader in urban planning and energy conservation. The Mile High City has been invigorated by major new projects in the arts. The Denver Art Museum has opened its new Hamilton Building, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. The Denver Museum of Contemporary Art has broken ground for a new 27,000 square foot environmentally-efficient building. Denver is a dynamic and growing modern city that enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year and the magnificent Rocky Mountains in the backyard.

Joann Brennan
Conference Chair”

Registration for the Conference is $220 for members, $345 or non-members.

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Student Scholarships Offered to attend 2008 NANPA Conference

The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) is again providing an opportunity for up to ten college students to attend NANPA’s Fourteenth Annual Nature Photography Summit in Destin, FL from February 26-March 2, 2008.

Students qualify for scholarships via an application process which includes a portfolio submission. Applicants must be full-time students at a two or four year college, university or trade school and be at least 18 years of age by December 31, 2007.

A major in art or photography is not required, but, since students are applying to attend a nature photography summit, it is helpful if they demonstrate their interest and skill in nature photography.

The deadline for applications is November 12, 2007.

At the Destin, Florida, Summit, students will be treated to a pre-summit photo field trip, daily sessions with professionals, portfolio reviews, time with keynote speakers and the opportunity to interact with mentors throughout the conference. The scholarship students will also be given the opportunity to explore and apply for a variety of photography internships.

NANPA is an international nature photography organization whose mission is to provide education, foster professional and ethical conduct, gather and disseminate information, and to develop standards for all persons interested in the field of nature photography.

NANPA also promotes nature photography as an art form and a medium of communication for the sciences, nature appreciation and environmental protection.

For more information on the College Summit Scholarship Program, go to and select “scholarships” from the index.

Students interested in receiving a $1000 grant to a two or four year photography program may go to and select the “Janie Moore Greene Scholarship” for details.

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