Archive for February 28, 2008

Jen Bekman Proflied in Today’s NYT Home Section

Pick up today’ New York Times, or read “Ease the Pain of Collecting” on line at this link – and learn about rising star Jen Bekman and her transition from the ups/downs of the dot com industries to launching Jen Bekman Gallery, Hey,Hot Shot!, 20×200 and more.

Jen was quoted recently in Business Week in an article about how artists and craftspeople can get started selling/presenting their work. There are quotes in two different places. The main article is here, and they featured an accompanying slide show.

I hope many of you will have a chance to show her your work at Fotofest (she’s reviewing in session 3); I know I’m looking forward to seeing her there, too!


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March: PWP Participates in Celebrating Women’s History Month in NYC

From the Professional Women Photographers website:

This March, PWP joins with three women’s groups, A.I.R. (Artists in Residence), the National Women’s History Project and artW of artDC to promote and advocate Women in the Arts through a variety of events.


This is the first time that Women and the Arts is the focal point for Women’s History Month and the first time that PWP will participate.



The events are a part of a month of activities (see calendar for dates and specifics).  


There are too many to list here, so please do visit the calendar!  


Among the highlights:


March 5: Young Collectors Night


March 8: “A Foot In The Door: Tips For Submitting Your Work”  A workshop presented in conjunction with En Foco 



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Nueva Luz Artists Myra Greene and Sama Alshaibi in NYC Soon

From the En Foco website:
“En Foco’s Touring Gallery Presents Myra Greene and Sama Alshaibi

Join us for two fabulous opportunities to meet Nueva Luz artists


Both artists have been published by En Foco, in Nueva Luz photographic journal.

Palestinian Iraqi photographer Sama Alshaibi uses her body as a symbol to understand the impact of war and exile, and the implications for her child and future generations.

African American artist Myra Greene poses the question, “what do people see when they look at me. Am I nothing but black?” Using a photographic process popular during the times of slavery, she creates close-ups of her features to explore perceptions.


Saturday, March 1:

Artist Talk and Nueva Luz (vol 12#3) Launch at PEER Gallery 526 W. 26th Street, #209 in Chelsea (5:30-7:00pm)


Monday, March 3:

Meet the Artists Reception at Umbrella Arts Gallery + Projects, 317 East 9th Street, New York (6–8pm)


Exhibition on view from March 1 – April 5, 2008

at Umbrella Arts + Projects

317 East 9th Street, New York, NY





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Deadline for “THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY” Competition Extended to March 3rd

Today I received an email from the folks at The Art of Photography to say they have extended the deadline to MARCH 3rd.

Visit the website for complete details:

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