Archive for February 25, 2009

Feb. 28 – Deadline Flagstaff Photography Center Portfolio Review and Phoenix Symposium

For our regional photographers

Flagstaff Photography Center’s Annual Portfolio Review Saturday, March 7th


For details visit their webpage

Here are a few of the reviewers who will be attending this event: Raechel Running, Dave Edwards, Carolyn Young, John Running, Ryan Heinsius and Penelope Bass

Also in Arizona…

March 2nd Deadline for a Juried Portfolio Share being held during the Symposium: Exchanging Ideas: photography, abstraction and metaphor at mid-century

“In conjunction with the symposium, Exchanging Ideas: photography, abstraction and metaphor at mid-century, SMoCA would like to extend to artists the opportunity to participate in a juried portfolio share on May 9, 2009. In the spirit of Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind and Frederick Sommer, educators who highly encouraged the exchange of ideas and work, selected artists will have the opportunity to share their professional portfolios with symposium participants, artists, curators and audience members.”

The Symposium will be May 8th and 9th. The Portfolio Share will take place May 9th. Terry Etherton of Etherton Gallery will be the juror.

Regional Photography Events are a great way to get to know your photo community, as well as getting feedback. They are also less intense than the longer 3-4 day events, and more affordable.


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March 1st- Aldrich Museum- “Art on the Border” Panel in conjunction with DAVID TAYLOR exhibition opening

Aldrich Museum -Panel Discusion and Exhibition Opening Reception for  “Frontier/Frontera”

On March 1st at 2pm at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut:Photographer David Taylor and Paul F. Wells, Field Operations Supervisor with the United States Border Patrol, will be holding a panel discussion moderated by exhibition curator Mónica Ramírez-Montagut.

“Much of New Mexico-based photographer David Taylor’s work has been made while accompanying Border Patrol agents during their operations. Through the gaze of the agents, Taylor documents both the complexity of the border and the routine work of patrolling it. His images depict their working spaces, their surveillance methods, and the landscapes they patrol—among the most dramatic is their watch during the historic annual pilgrimage up Mount Cristo Rey, which straddles the international boundary. Agents secure the border as thousands of worshipers ascend the peak to pray at the base of a 29-foot limestone crucifix.

Joining Taylor on the panel, which will be moderated by curator Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, is Paul F. Wells, Field Operations Supervisor with the United States Border Patrol. The object of the panel is to promote understanding, through a dialogue between the artist and the agent, of the complexities of the border that are not generally known. Their frank, friendly conversation will illuminate the reality of la frontera in the words of people who have first-hand knowledge.”

David Taylor is a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography.

2pm Panel Discussion

3pm Opening Reception

I look forward to seeing many of you there!

The museum has a round-trip shuttle from NYC but it does not arrive in time for the panel.

For more information click here.

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February 26th- Lawrence Lessig, Shepard Fairey, and Steven Johnson at the New York Public Library

Thursday February 26th 7:00 pm at the Manhattan Branch the New York Public Library and Wired Magazine present Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy with Speakers: Lawrence Lessig, Shepard Fairey, Steven Johnson

From the website:“What is the future for art and ideas in an age when practically anything can be copied, pasted, downloaded, sampled, and re-imagined?”
LIVE from the NYPL and WIRED Magazine kick off the Spring 2009 season with a spirited discussion of the emerging remix culture. Our guides through this new world—who will take us from Jefferson’s Bible to André the Giant to Wikipedia—will be Lawrence Lessig, author of Remix, founder of Creative Commons, and one of the leading legal scholars on intellectual property issues in the Internet age; acclaimed street artist Shepard Fairey, whose iconic Obama “HOPE” poster was recently acquired by the National Portrait Gallery; and cultural historian Steven Johnson, whose new book, The Invention of Air, argues that remix culture has deep roots in the Enlightenment and among the American founding fathers. ”

As of now the tickets are sold- out, but there may be tickets at the door the night of the event.

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