Archive for April 18, 2008

“The Artist Project” Independent Artist Exhibition and Sale during Artropolis, Chicago, April 25-28, 2008

From the website for “The Artist Project:”

April 25-28, 2008
The Artist Project is Artropolis’ key event dedicated to the independent artist. The second annual exhibition and sale will feature original work from a juried selection of 300 established and emerging artists who are currently unaffiliated within the gallery community. It is a rare opportunity to discover and obtain interesting and affordable art directly form a uniquely talented group of artists.

This event is being held at the Merchandise Mart, 8th Floor (downtown Chicago).

For a list of exhibiting artists, click here.

Dates and Hours

Thursday, April 24
Friday, April 25
Saturday, April 26
Sunday, April 27
Monday, April 28
6 p.m.–9 p.m. Preview Opening
11 a.m.–7 p.m.
11 a.m.–7 p.m.
11 a.m.–6 p.m.
11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Chicago’s citywide celebration of arts, antiques and culture, Artropolis™ attracts thousands of visitors to savor a rich menu of art and entertainment experiences that are unique to Chicago. For the visitors’ convenience and enjoyment, The Artist Project will run concurrently with Art Chicago, The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair, NEXT, and The Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art – all within The Merchandise Mart. Educational programs, guided tours, music, theatre and dance performances are planned at a variety of venues throughout the city: from major museums to small galleries, from world-class concert halls to cutting-edge clubs, from lakefront parks to exclusive private parties.”

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Inge Morath Prize: Deadline April 30; Women Photographers Under Thirty are Eligible to apply

From the Magnum Photos website:

The Inge Morath Award
Magnum Photos announces the fifth Inge Morath Prize to be awarded to a woman photographer under thirty years of age. The $5000 prize is given to assist in the completion of a long term documentary project. Inge Morath was an Austrian-born photographer who was associated with Magnum for almost fifty years. She died in January, 2002. As Inge devoted much of her enthusiasm to encouraging women photographers, this award is given as a tribute by her colleagues.

Form of Submission
Images should be sent as a Powerpoint slide show. No Quicktime presentations, PDF or HTML files will be accepted. A folder with the individual image files should accompany the Powerpoint file.
Image file the specifications are:
– 40-60 images
– file size: 1200 pixels on the longest side @ 150 DPI saved as a Jpeg compression at 8
– images should be numbered in the order that you wish them to be presented, with the number coming first in the file name (to ensure the correct sequence use two digits, example: 01_, 02, 03) and then your last name. F.ex. 01_Smith, 02_Smith, 03_Smith etc. Please do not use any spacing in the name.
Please test the CD before you send it and be sure to label it with your name and contact details. If your portfolio does not meet these requirements, it will not be considered.

Support material:
– Send a project description (optional; maximum one page)
– Curriculum Vitae (required; maximum three pages) including photographer’s name, telephone number, plus shipping and mailing address.
– Please include a copy of your ID which clearly shows your date of birth. Applicants must still be under the age of 30 before April 30th.

Submissions should be sent to:
Inge Morath Award
c/o Magnum Photos
151 West 25th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Deadline: All materials must be post marked no later than April 30, 2008
Award Announcement: July 15, 2008
Return of material is the responsibility of the applicant. Submissions that are not accompanied by SASE will not be returned.

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“Two Women, Two Books, Two Approaches” at Simmons College/Boston, Sunday April 27

From the New England Women In Photography E-Blast:
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Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change
Connecting Simmons to the Community and the Community to Simmons

New England Women in Photography presents

“Two Women, Two Books, Two Approaches”

Sunday, April 27
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Simmons College, 300 the Fenway, Boston
Room C101

Marnie Crawford Samuelson
Stella Johnson

These photographers will share their book projects and discuss the expanded possibilities for publishing in the digital age. Whether you are approaching your project in a traditional book form, looking into self publishing or web distribution, join us in a lively exchange of ideas and methods. Bring questions regarding your own works in progress.

Light Refreshments will be served

Books will be available for sale

RSVP with payment by Monday, April 21st — checks payable to “Simmons Institute for Leadership and
Change” and mail to Diane Hammer, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115.
Payment at door will be $15 – please RSVP

$12 per person, $15 at door, $8 with a copy of your student ID

On street parking (free on Sundays)

Marnie Crawford Samuelson is a photographer and documentary videographer, based in Boston, MA. She has photographed for such magazines as People Magazine and U.S. News & World Report. Marnie collaborated with the late poet, Stanley Kunitz, and poet Genine Lentine on The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden (published by W.W. Norton, 2005). She shot and edited A Box of One’s Own and is working on a video/photo project on Isle Au Haut, Maine.

The work of photographer Stella Johnson has spanned editorial assignments, corporate projects, documentaries and personal artistic expressions. Grounded in her photography training at the San Francisco Art Institute and her advanced degree in journalism from Boston University’s College of Communication, Stella has gone on to work extensively in both the U. S. and overseas with commissions from The Ford Foundation, EarthWatch Institute and Continental Airlines and has had assignments from Time, Fortune and US News and World Report. Her monograph, AL SOL: Photographs from Mexico, Cameroon and Nicaragua was published by the University of Maine Press in 2008. Stella teaches at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and at Boston University.

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