Archive for February 6, 2008

Upcoming Artists Talks and Photobook signings: February, across the USA

Today’s AI-AP Design Arts Daily (“DART”) email offers a fine round up of books signings throughout the country this month. Thanks due to Peggy! I’ve added one event to Peggy Roalf’s compilation (Tyler Hicks at Umbrage Gallery).

“Photography books are like vehicles that offer rides to far-flung places, imaginary and real. This month the makers of 10 new books will be signing them and talking about their work at bookstores, galleries and museums around the country. As always, please check websites for details.

Tuesday, February 5, 6:30 pm, New York

Tonight, Tod Papageorge will give a talk and sign copies of American Sports, 1970: or How We Spent the War in Vietnam at Aperture Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, NY. 212.505.5555.

Thursday, February 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, New York

Roe Etheridge will sign copies of Rockaway, New York at Dashwood Books.
33 Bond Street between Bowery and Lafayette, New York, NY. 212.387.8520

Thursday, February 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Brooklyn
Tyler Hicks will sign copies of Histories Are Mirrors: The Path of Conflict Through Afghanistan and Iraq at the exhibition opening at Umbrage Gallery, 111 Front Street (Dumbo), Suite 2008, Brooklyn, NY 212-796-2707

Thursday, February 7, 6:00 pm, San Francisco

Lisa M. Robinson will have a conversation with Ariel Shanberg of the Center for Photography at Woodstock and sign copies of Snowbound at SF Camerawork, 657 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA. 415.512.2020. Large scale prints from this series are on view through the end of February at Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

Saturday, February 9, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Philadelphia

Henry Horenstein will give a talk and sign copies of Close Relations at Gallery 339, 339 South 21st Street, Philadelphia, PA. 215.731.1530.

Wednesday, February 13, 6:00 – 9:00, Brooklyn
powerHouse Books and Wax Poetics host the launch of Wax Poetics Books, with two anthologies celebrating the album art of vinyl discs, and a new release on Wax Poetics Records. powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, New York, NY. For more information, 718.624-5696 x207. Please RSVP to Kiera Peppers,

Friday, February 15, 6:30 pm, San Francisco
In conjunction with their retrospective exhibition, Gilbert & George will give a talk and sign copies of Gilbert & George: The Complete Picture, at the de Young Museum, Koret Auditorium, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA. 415.750-3600.

Tuesday, February 19, 6:30 pm, New York
In conjunction with the exhibition Class Pictures, which just opened, Aperture presents a discussion with Dawould Bey and Carrie Mae Weems, followed by a book signing. Aperture Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, NY. 212.505.5555.

Thursday, February 21, 6:00 – 8:00, New York

At the opening reception for the exhibition Flight Attendants, Brian Finke will sign copies of his book of the same title at ClampArt, 521-531 W. 25th Street, New York, New York, NY. 646.230.0020.

Thursday, February 21, 6:30 pm, Chicago
Gillian Laub will give a talk and sign copies of Testimony at Columbia College, Ferguson Lecture Hall, 600 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL. 312.344.7321

Thursday, February 28, 7:00 pm, Minneapolis
In conjunction with the exhibition Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes, and the book of the same title, architect Teddy Cruz will give a talk about creating new models for affordable, sustainable housing and its potential to transform urban policy. Free tickets, courtesy Target, are available starting at 6:00 pm. Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.”


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One-Day Educational Workshops in Houston, Texas: March 11 & March 16; Registration Open NOW

I am proud to once again be working closely with FotoFest to coordinate two educational programs to occur during the Twelfth International Biennial of Photography and Photo-Related Art. These one-day workshops (each with a different theme) are open to the public, but advance registration is required:

MARCH 11: Art Makers and Career Builders (Co-Coordinated with Wendy Watriss; supported by HP)

Artists who wish to share their work with a broader community must gain a working understanding of the contemporary ‘market’, from commercial galleries to the Internet. It includes placing work in corporate and editorial environments, licensing images for commercial illustration, and using the Web and multimedia platforms as a global marketing tools. Working with galleries, non-profit spaces and the international photography festival circuit will be discussed along with the most effective ways to gain exposure for your work.

This one-day seminar will offer participants interested in making a career as an artist the opportunity to learn from key decision-makers on the business of being an artist. Members of the photographic arts industry will benefit by gaining insights into market segments that can increase the impact of their activities in these fields. Photographers and professionals from key areas of the photography world will talk about how to take advantage of different venues to support your art work. Time will be reserved for question and answer periods with the speakers. Handouts include Marketing Resources; Information on Non-profit Spaces and Festivals


Brian Paul Clamp, Director, ClampArt Gallery, New York City
Darius Himes, Editor/Publisher, Radius Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Thomas Hoepker/Magnum Photos
Julie Kinzelman, Corporate Art Consultant, Kinzelman Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Mary Virginia Swanson, Marketing Consultant, Tucson and New York City
Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography, Philadelphia Museum of Arts
Wendy Watriss, Co-founder, Curator and Artistic Director, FotoFest, Houston, Texas
Clint Willour, Curator, Galveston Center for the Arts
Manfred Zollner, Photo Editor, FOTOMagazin, Hamburg, Germany

MARCH 16: PUBLISHING PHOTOBOOKS TODAY (Co-Coordinated with Darius Himes)

One of the most effective marketing tools that artists can use to reach their audiences is a book of their work. Whether the publication takes the format of a well- crafted, limited edition artist book, or a book that utilizes the growing “print on demand” industry, or a publication with traditional publishers, books serve as important markers in one’s career as an artist.

This one-day seminar offers artists an inside look at the options available in photo book publishing today and how to take advantage of these tools. Industry professionals will give presentations on many aspects of today’s publishing industry, printing on demand, handmade artist books, and case studies of successful book making ventures. Artists and editors will share their experiences with limited edition books as well as more traditional publishing opportunities. Handouts include Marketing Resources, Publisher Resources, and Publishing Contracts

Speakers include:

Alexia Becker, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany
Joan Brookbank, Merrell Publishers, New York City
Dave Hamrick, University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas
Darius Himes, Editor/Publisher, Radius Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Dewi Lewis, Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport, U.K.
Sean Perry, Artist (Transitory)
Lisa M. Robinson, Artist (Snowbound)
Mary Virginia Swanson, Marketing Consultant, Tucson, Arizona & New York City
Denise Wolff, Phaidon Publishing, London, U.K.
You can register for both of these seminars on the FotoFest website. Both events will be held at the Doubletree Downtown Houston (home of “The Meeting Place“).

Lunch is included in the $150 registration fee for each workshop; space is limited so reserve your seat soon.

Visiting Houston during FotoFest is an extraordinary experience, with fantastic photography exhibitions (with an emphasis on CHINA this Bienniel), numerous artists talks and these two solid educational events. Curators, collectors, publishers and more join hundreds of artists in attendence. FotoFest is an international event not t0 be missed. I can’t encourage you more to head to Houston in March! I look forward to seeing many of you at our workshops.

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Creative Capital Opens 2008 Grant Application Period

From the Creative Capital website:

2008 Grants: Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature and Performing Arts
Emerging Fields
may include digital arts, gaming, sound art, architecture, design, interdisciplinary projects, and new genres.
Innovative Literature
may include poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and genre-defying literary work.
Performing Arts may include dance, music theater, experimental music performance, non-traditional opera, spoken word, theater/performance art, puppetry, and interdisciplinary projects.

Our appliction process includes three steps: inquiry, application, and panel review.
To be eligible to apply, an artist must be:
• A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
• At least 25 years old
• A working artist with at least five years of professional experience

2008 Grant Calendar:

FEBRUARY 4: Online inquiry forms open

MARCH 4: Online inquiry forms close

Early JUNE: Notification of advance to Application State

Early JULY: Application Deadline

SEPTEMBER 2008: Notification of Advance to Panel


Note: the next Film, Video and Visual Arts Grant round will be announced early in 2010.

Click here to join their e-list for announcements relating to Creative Capital Foundation’s grants.

Click here to visit their Creative Capital Channel: “an online venue about Creative Capital grantees, with artwork essays, streaming webcasts, and exclusive “in context” articles. Browse grantee projects to find up-to-date information about Creative Capital grantees and their artwork.”

Click here to visit the “Artist Toolbox” section of their website – a wealth of information on arts advocacy, fellowships & grants, legal issues for artists and more! Not to be missed.

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