Archive for November 6, 2007


This just in from Susan kae Grant:

“This message is to announce that the Deadline for the Joyce Elaine Grant National Juried Photography Exhibition has been Extended to November 12th.

This year’s Juror is Lisa Hostetler, Associate Curator of Photographs at the Milwaukee Art Museum. She came to Milwaukee after four years in the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and several prior years at the Howard Greenberg Gallery. She taught the History of Photography as an adjunct professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and she currently teaches courses in the history of photography and in museum studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.”

For a copy of the prospectus click on the link below:


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2007 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship (IFP) from the Aaron Siskind Foundation: Deadline November 15

From the Aaron Siskind Foundation website:

2007 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship
Grant Information and Application Guidelines

Application Period: August 15 to November 15, 2007
Application Deadline: November 15, 2007 at 11:59 pm EST

General Information and Eligibility Requirements

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of fellowship grants of up to $5,000 each for individual artists working in still photography and photography-based media. Grant recipients and award amounts will be determined by a review panel on the basis of accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense.

There are no restrictions on the subject matter or processes of past or projected work.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens whose primary residence is in the United States. Grant recipients must furnish proof of citizenship and a verifiable social security number.

Students who will be enrolled in a college degree program at any time during the 2008 calendar year are not eligible. Groups and institutions are not eligible. Works in non-photographic media and video/film are not eligible for submission.

Grant recipients will be notified prior to December 31, 2007. The names of grant recipients will be posted to the website by January 15, 2008.

The decisions of the Aaron Siskind Foundation and its designated judging panel as to who receives fellowship support and in what amounts will be final, private, and without appeal. As required by law, award funds must be used to further the artist’s creative endeavors. At the end of 2007, recipients will be required to provide a summary of the specific uses to which award funds were put. Funds will be personally taxable to recipients in Tax Year 2007.

Online Application Information

Internet access and a working email address are needed to apply using the CueRate online application system. You must apply online. Mailed applications are no longer being accepted. You may apply at any time between August 15, 2007 and the deadline on November 15, 2007 at 11:59 pm EST.

Once you have registered online, you can work on your application in multiple sessions, saving as you go, until you are ready to submit your completed application. A completed application consists of the following information and files:

Applicant Profile: Name and contact information

Work Samples: A portfolio of eight (8) image files showing representative works

Text descriptors for each image: Title, Year Completed, Medium, Dimensions

Career summary, resume or bio (1000 words maximum)

Optional: Statement of Plans for Future Work (1000 words maximum). If no statement is submitted, we assume that “to continue working” is an adequate description of your plans. You may also use this space to provide explanatory or supporting information about your work.

About your Images

Exactly eight (8) images must be submitted, no more and no less.

All images must be formatted as .jpg files. The maximum file size for uploading is 2 MB. Image size can be no larger than 1240 x 1240 pixels, but it can be less than 1240 x 1240 (a smaller image will be shown against a 1240 x1240 black background). Images should be 72 DPI, any higher will unnecessarily increase your file size. File names may only include characters: a-z, 0-9 and _ are allowed. The system will not accept filenames with blank spaces.

If your work is best communicated visually by showing its physical or installed nature, or aspects of detail, use one or more of the eight images for that purpose.

With regard to the order of your images, please consider that they will be projected for the jury in groups of 4 (Images # 1-4 followed by Images # 5-8).

Problems and Questions

If you experience a technical (software) problem, use the “Report a Bug” link at the top of the online application to report the problem to technical staff. If you have a question about the application process, click on the Help link at the top of the page for some common questions and answers. If you have additional questions, you can email an administrator. First, click “Save Your Work” on the page you are working on. Then go to the Main Menu and click on the black “Email” button. Your default email program should open with a contact email address.

Link to online application:

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This Is DYA: A Do It Yourself Panel Discussion SVA, November 15

This is DIY: A Do It Yourself Panel Discussion
School of Visual Arts, New York City

Thursday, November 15, 7pm

From the press release:
“YouTube and Flickr are just two of the latest incarnations of the Do It Yourself ethic, which has shaken up markets and created new communities. Arts and media leaders at the forefront offer some perspective: Vanessa Bertozzi, editor in chief and director of communications, Etsy, the online retailer of handmade goods; Steve Englander, director, ABC No Rio a community-based arts center; David Reinfurt/Stuart Bailey of Dexter Sinister: Just-in-Time Workshop & Occasional Bookstore; and John Strausbaugh, a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post and Cabinet.

Moderated by SVA students Michaela Murphy and Tarah Rhoda; organized by faculty member Amy Wilson.
Sponsored by the Honors Program at School of the Visual Arts.

SVA Amphitheater
209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor
Free and open to the public.

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