Archive for February 25, 2008

REMINDER about Educational Seminars in Houston: March 11 & March 16 Events for Artists & Arts Professionals

We are just a few short weeks away from two educational programs that are occuring in Houston in conjunction with the Fotofest ’08 events. REGISTRATION AT THESE ONE-DAY SEMINARS IS OPEN TO ALL (for photographers participating in “The Meeting Place” these are both must -attend events!).

I am proud to be presenting with such extraordinary colleagues on both of these two seminars:

March 11: Career Builders and Art Makers (coordinated with Wendy Watriss from FotoFest)


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 Photo Books Today (coordinated with Darius Himes).

Speakers include:

Alexa 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.

Click here to view my listing on the UPCOMING EVENTS section of my website (scroll to March events).

Click here to view my earlier posting on these events on this blog.

Click here to register on the Fotofest website.

I have been conducting research and creating new lectures for my presentations, coaching my speakers on what artists need to know now, and can assure you that attending these sessions will help prioritize your efforts (and investment) towards moving your career to the next level.

I look forward to seeing many of you in Houston!


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The Baltimore Fair for Contemporary Prints and New Editions: March 1 & 2

This aims to be an outstanding fair, with tremendous educational opportunities for all:

From the Baltimore Museum of Art’s event website:

“Peruse an international array of works from 12 major contemporary art dealers, galleries, and presses for this two-day, not-to-miss biennial event. Discover established and emerging artists including—for the first time—a group of talented students from the Maryland Institute College of Art offering contemporary works on paper.

The fair offers new and established collectors the opportunity to peruse prints in an intimate setting, talk personally with dealers, and learn more about contemporary artists and print-making techniques. Visitors will find limited-edition portfolios and single-image prints from such artists as Louise Bourgeois, Robert Motherwell, Dieter Roth, and Richard Serra, among others.

The Baltimore Fair for Contemporary Prints & New Editions is presented by the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society. Proceeds from the Print Fair are used to acquire contemporary works on paper for the BMA’s collection.

Center Street Studio, Milton, MA
Dolphin Press & Print, Baltimore, MD
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York, NY
Goya Contemporary & Goya-Girl Press, Baltimore, MD
Harlan & Weaver, Inc., New York, NY
Jungle Press Editions, Brooklyn, NY
Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD
Solo Impression, New York, NY
Charles M. Young Fine Prints & Drawings LLC, Portland, CT”


Artist Lecture: Chris Burden
Thursday, February 28, 7 p.m.

$10 Adults
$8 BMA Members
Free with Weekend Pass to the Print Fair
Free, Students with I.D.

Purchase Member Tickets
Purchase non-Member Tickets

Internationally acclaimed artist, unconventional thinker, and dynamic speaker Chris Burden kicks off the Print Fair with a special lecture. A dessert reception will follow.
For more information, call 443-573-1789.

Presented by the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society and the Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Guided tours of the Fair will be offered to all attendees on Saturday, March 1 at noon and at 3:00 p.m.

The Next Generation of Prints
Saturday, March 1, 1:30 p.m.
Free with admission to the Print Fair

Join Baltimore artists Ryan Ives and Val Lucas as they discuss their interest in printmaking, their applications of new media, and their thoughts on the future of printmaking.

Co-organized by The Johns Hopkins University and the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Artist & Editions Award
Sunday, March 2, 2 p.m.
Free with admission to the Print Fair

Don’t miss the announcement of this year’s winner! The Artist & Editions Award is granted to an artist or artist/press team that has produced remarkable work in the field of printmaking, be it through conception or technique.

Family Art Workshop: Make an Impression
Sunday, March 2, 2 p.m.

Families are invited to explore the Museum’s collection of prints, then head to the studio to create their own impressions!


The Print, Drawing & Photograph Society (PDPS) fosters interest in the appreciation, collecting, and study of graphic arts and photography, both historic and contemporary. It sponsors the biennial Baltimore Fair for Contemporary Prints & New Editions (March 1 and 2, 2008), and each year presents a Members-only winter seminar series taught by BMA curators.

Annual dues: $50 single; $75 dual; $100 supporting; $150 patron
Contact: 443-573-1789″

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Jonathan Hollingsworth: Lecture, Book Signing March 1st at Houston Center for Photography

Artist Jonathan Hollingsworth will be giving a lecture and signing copies of his book “What We Think Now” this coming Saturday, March 1st, 4 p.m. in advance of an exhibition of his work at Stages. Details from the HCP website:

“Book Signing and Artist Lecture
Saturday March 1, 2008, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Jonathan Hollingsworth

Come listen to photographer Jonathan Hollingsworth speak about his What We Think Now project and his current photographic projects.

After the lecture, Jonathan will be signing his book What We Think Now. The book will be available for purchase at HCP for $20.

What We Think Now: Young People’s Response to the US Involvement in Iraq
is on display at Stages Repertory Theatre, February 16 – March 30, 2008 in conjunction with their Surround programming.

The exhibition is co-sponsored by Houston Center for Photography.
There will be an opening reception for the exhibition at Stages following the lecture from 6-8pm. Stages is located at 3201 Allen Parkway.”

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Dialogue between Graciela Iturbide and Cuauhtemoc Medina in NYC, Thursday, February 28th, 6:30 p.m.

This Thursday evening, artist Graciela Iturbide will speak with independent critic, curator and historian Cuauhtemoc Median at the Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue at 68th Street, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and is presented by Umbrage Editions and Americas Society.

Graciela Iturbide is internationally recognized for her iconic images of Mexico. The artist will discuss her work with Cuauhtémoc Medina, a Mexico City-based critic and art historian, and Associated Curator of Latin American art at the Tate Modern, London.

Graciela Iturbide was born on May 16, 1942 in Mexico City. She studied filmmaking with a special interest in scriptwriting and later still photography at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México from 1969 to 1972. It was there that she met Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and in 1970 and 1971 she apprenticed with him. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held around the world, including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Casa del Lago, New Mexico. Major retrospectives of her work have been held at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico (1996) and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1997-98). She is the recipient of a Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography (1987) and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Felloswhip (1988). Iturbide lives and works in Coyoacán, Mexico.

Artist Graciela Iturbide explores in an intensely personal homage an era of contemporary Latin American life through the persona of a single man whose changing role in that history is emblematic of the times. She establishes both place and identity not only of her distinguished subject but the context of country, the land itself, in aesthetic and vernacular style alike. Presented for the first time, this complex body of work redefines the photographic image of General Omar Torrijos by looking at it as a document and metaphor, often deconstructing and reconstructing Iturbide’s own personal intersections with her subject. The symbolic and expressive imagery of the works, produced three decades ago, offer a visual paradigm that calls on memory, and a re-presentation of facts that conjure an emotional bond between subject and viewer, whether affirmative or oppositional.

Cuauhtémoc Medina has an international reputation as an independent art critic, curator and historian. He studied for his PhD at the University of Essex and is on the International Advisory Board of the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (UECLAA). Since 1992 he has been a full time researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He is based in Mexico City and was on the advisory committee for the 2004 Carnegie International. He has served as a visiting professor at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (New York State, USA), and is the associate curator of Latin American Art of the Tate Modern, London.

This evening dialogue is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Torrijos: The Man and the Myth, Photographs by Graciela Iturbide” for which Nan Richardson served as Guest Curator. Umbrage Editions has published”Torrijos,” click here to learn more about the book of Iturbide’s work.

The exhibition will remain on view at the Americas Society’s Gallery through April 12, 2008
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-6:00 PM

Torrijos: The Man and the Myth and its accompanying programs are organized by the Americas Society in conjunction with Umbrage Editions. Americas Society gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Galería Emma Molina, Graciela Iturbide, the Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation and La Fundación/Colección Jumex. Additional support has been provided by the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.

For more information please call (212) 277-8359

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