Archive for December, 2009

January 4th- Deadline for The Photo Place Gallery “Floral” juried exhibition

January 4th, 2010 is the deadline for The Photo Place Gallery in Middlebury, VT Call for Entries for Floral with Juror Sally Apfelbaum

From the announcement:

“This February in Vermont, deep in the depths of winter, PhotoPlace Gallery will exhibit a bouquet of forty photographs to remind our visitors that summer’s delights await.  For our juried exhibition, FLORAL, we seek unusual photographs of flowers and gardens, from intimate macro views to broad garden-scapes.  To help defray artists’ expenses, we provide free matting and framing of accepted photographs for the duration of our exhibitions, providing they are sized to fit our pre-cut mats.
Juror: New York photographer Sally Apfelbaum will be the juror for the exhibition.  Among her many accomplishments, Sally has been artist-in-residence at Claude Monet’s gardens in Giverney, France.”

For details click here or contact


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Few spaces remain for Review LA, across the street from Photo LA; lottery begins soon!

This afternoon I spoke with Laura Wzorek Pressley at CENTER, and learned that there are a few spaces available for those photographers wishing to have their work reviewed by industry professionals at Review LA January 14-16 at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Santa Monica, California.

And as an added benefit for participants, the art fair “Photo LA” is returning to its former location the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, occurring across the street from Review LA on the same weekend.  This way, photographers can participate in a portfolio review event AND attend an art fair on the same trip.  And this convenience also makes it easy for those attending and exhibiting at the fair to consider attending the open portfolio walk on Friday evening January 15th which will showcase the work of Review LA participants (held in the Doubletree’s ballroom). Economy in every way!

CENTER, which also organizes Review Santa Fe (an annual juried portfolio review event), offers participants the opportunity to rank the reviewers in order of preference during an on-line lottery.  When this period of time concludes, you will know exactly which reviewers you will be meeting with.

From Laura:  “The lottery opens this Monday, December 21st, and closes on Tuesday, December 29th.  (Note – the lottery and the reviews are not based on a first-come, first-serve basis. It makes no difference if participants enter their reviewer preferences on Monday, or a minute before the lottery closes on the 29th).  On Wednesday, December 30th we run the data as submitted, and the resulting schedules will be available for the participants in order to prepare for their reviews.”
If any spaces are available after that date, the photographers must choose the review spaces that remain.”

To view a list of the professional scheduled to review portfolios, click here.

I look forward to seeing many of you there!

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January 8th- Deadline for Application log-in, 2010 World Press Photo Contest; submissions deadline January 14

World Press Photo Contest

Deadline to request an Application Log-in is Friday January 8th, 2010

January 14th, is the Deadline to submit your images

For full details click here.

From the website about the contest and the jurors:

“The 2010 contest will, for the first time, focus in depth on the categories Nature, Sports and Portraits by creating specialized juries for these categories.

World Press Photo managing director Michiel Munneke explains: “We want to make specific use of the views, knowledge and experience of these specialized juries. By doing so we hope to raise the overall standard of what is required within these categories even further, and consequently to up the level of the results.”

Some suggestions from the announcement:

Before requesting the user name and password below, here are some
tips for using the web entry site:
* The web entry site works like an account where you can log in and
out as often as you wish. You have a total of six weeks for your
submissions. Start uploading your entries as soon as possible.
* Entries can be submitted per photographer or for all photographers
at once.
* An image may only be entered once, either as a single or as part of
a story.
* A story/portfolio must contain a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12
* Images can be uploaded as .jpg or as zip files. To upload a story
or more than one single image, you can compress up to 12 images in a
zip file.
* All images must meet the following specifications:
– Images must be at least 3,000 pixels in length.
– Each image must be saved as a separate JPEG with the highest
quality setting.
– An embedded ICC profile is required. AdobeRGB or sRGB is
recommended for color images, Gamma 2.2 for black and white. No CMYK.

* The content of the image must not be altered. Only retouching which
conforms to currently accepted standards in the industry is allowed.
The jury is the ultimate arbiter of these standards and may at its
discretion request the original, unretouched file as recorded by the
camera or an untoned scan of the negative or slide.
* The required metadata (creation date, place, country and caption/
description) will automatically be copied from the image files, if
included beforehand.
* After having uploaded a photographers’ images, you may still edit
the order of the images within a story and change or add metadata if

Click the link below to register for a user name and password to
submit multiple entries the 2010 World Press Photo Contest online.
Note that the deadline for requesting a login is 8 January 2010, 23.
59 Central European Time.

The user name and password will be send to you in two separate emails.
Please read the password email carefully as it contains useful
information as well as the link to access the web entry site.

The deadline for submitting entries is 14 January 2010, 23.59 Central European Time.

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50 Books/50 Covers 2009 Competition; 2008 winners currently on view at AIGA National Design Center in NYC through February 19th

One of my favorite exhibitions/competitions of the year is AIGA’s “Fifty Book, 50 Covers” which is on view now at the AIGA National Design Gallery at 164 5th Avenue (22/21st Streets) in Manhattan.   Here is the link to learn more about the show. “Selections were made by a distinguished jury that included Jane Brown, Distributed Art Publishers (D.A.P.), Los Angeles; Rodrigo Corral, Rodrigo Corral Design, New York; Vanessa Eckstein, Bløk Design, Mexico City; Franc Nunoo Quarcoo University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore; and Brett Yasko, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.”

VISIT THE GALLERY  Monday through Thursday: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Friday: 11:00 a.m–5:00 p.m.

Note:  The Gallery will be closed from Thursday, December 24 until Monday, January 4

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ENTER THIS YEAR’S 50 Books/50 Covers competition!

December 10th -March 5th is the submission period for the AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers competition

From the website:

AIGA’s suite of competitions is widely recognized as the most discerning statement on design excellence today, extending a legacy that began more than 90 years ago. By means of the competitions, AIGA creates an authoritative chronicle of outstanding design solutions, each demonstrating the process of designing, the role of the designer and the value of design.

This time-honored competition aims to identify the 50 best-designed books and book covers that have been designed, produced and used in the marketplace between January 1 and December 31, 2009, as chosen by distinguished jurors. <!–jurors.–> As such, they become part of the AIGA Design Archives, a searchable visual database of exemplary design, they are exhibited at the AIGA National Design Center in New York and offered as a traveling exhibition for display across the country. The physical artifacts comprise the AIGA Design Archives at the Denver Art Museum. A second set of the awarded books and covers becomes part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection at the Butler Library, Columbia University, New York.


  • A book must consist of at least 48 pages (except for children’s books).
  • A book must be either case-bound or paperbound between covers. Portfolios of loose pages do not qualify.
  • Books and book covers designed and/or produced between January 1 and December 31 of the previous year are eligible.
  • Except in the case of limited-edition books, print runs should be in excess of 250 copies.
  • Entries should be for sale to the general public, or, if offered gratis, should not be publications whose primary purpose is to advertise or serve as an annual report or other corporate literature.
  • Following AIGA’s membership in Icograda (International Council of Graphic Design Associations) and in keeping with a deepening commitment to demonstrating the importance of diversity, entries from all countries will be eligible for AIGA competitions for the first time in AIGA’s history. In order for the jury to understand the content and context, entries that are in languages other than English must include a brief English translation.
  • Submit only actual work; no photographs accepted. We regret that entries cannot be returned.

They include photography books under what they call “Image-driven books (books you look at)”

To View the 2008 winners click here.
And to view images of the 2007 exhibition, click here

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December 14th- PHOTOWISDOM What photographers value in photography… and why it matters

“PHOTOWISDOM- What photographers value in photography… and why it matters” Lecture with Lewis Blackwell
Monday, December 14, 2009, 7 pm

School of Visual Arts Theater at 333 West 23rd Street
This event is free and open to the public

From the announcement:

“Through an extraordinary selection of outstanding images, along
with revelatory interviews, Lewis Blackwell’s new book
“Photowisdom: Master Photographers on Their Art” provides an
unrivaled exploration of the richness of contemporary
photographic practice.

Join author, editor and former creative head of Getty Images
Lewis Blackwell as he explores some of the leading photographers
of our day – talking about their work, the value of their
insights, and how the viewer and critics take an image into
another space.

A lecture and slide presentation by Lewis Blackwell and a number
of the  photographers featured in Photo-Wisdom, will be followed
by a Q + A with the audience and a book signing with Lewis
Blackwell and the photographers featured in Photo-Wisdom.

The event is presented by the School of Visual Arts,
International Center of Photography, Dear Dave Magazine,
and Chronicle Books.

Participating photographers include Phillip Toledano and Steve Pyke

More about the book here.”

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December 14th- Call for Submissions for Daniel Cooney On-line Emerging Artist Auction

Call for Submissions for Daniel Cooney On-line Emerging Artist Auction

This is a  rolling submissions process, but to be considered for  the first Auction of 2010, the work must be in by December 14th.

From the announcement:
Daniel Cooney has teamed up with iGavel once again to present a new
round of artist auctions.
Details for submission:
The new auctions include a curated selection of works of art by
promising emerging talent. The auction is a showcase before an
audience of collectors, dealers, museum professionals and gallery
owners. To ensure equal and fair representation all works are
presented with reserves set at $200.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. To submit you must
meet the following requirements:

– Undergraduate student works will not be accepted
– All mediums are welcome besides installation works
– Artists cannot have gallery or commercial representation
– Some prior exhibition or publication experience is required

To submit, please fill out this form. Submit one image per work.
Images must be at least 800 pixels on the longest side, jpeg saved for
web, below 200kb in size, and SRGB color space. Each artist will be
required to sign a contract with iGavel. Artists receive a 50%
commission on all sold works. Shipping of accepted works to iGavel or
the iGavel Associate is the responsibility of the artist, and the
return shipment if not sold. After your submission is received, you
will be contacted by email.

About iGavel:
iGavel is an international network of fine art and antiques
professionals with Consignment Centers conveniently located in many
major metropolitan areas. Our regional network enables consignors to

minimize handling and shipping expenses while reaching an international marketplace of buyers.

Alana Celii:
Daniel Cooney:

To Submit:

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New Orleans is the Place to Be this Weekend

Tomorrow, Saturday December 12th, at the end of the first day of the PhotoNola Reviews, the public is invited to come and see the work of the participating photographers at PhotoWalk which will be taking place from 4:30-6pm

Location: International House Hotel Conference Facility 220 Camp Street, 2nd Floor New Orleans, LA 70130

After the PhotoWalk, through out the city there will be several  Art Openings from 6-9pm

Also as part of the Gallery Walk, Artists Louviere + Vanessa will be  showing there new work Cinégraphs  at A Gallery for Fine Photography in New Orleans

About the work (from the announcement):
Louviere + Vanessa’s new body of work once again embraces, expands and challenges the history of photography and filmmaking.
The husband and wife art duo create work that furthers their explorations into highly crafted object based conceptual art.
By shooting their photographs with super 8mm film in 3,550 individual stills, the works become both a projected motion picture
and a still image made up of the deconstructed strips of film set into custom built light boxes.
A Gallery for Fine Photography, 241 Chartres Street

Also DO NOT miss tonight’s lecture with Lauren Greenfield sponsored by Canon,  7-9pm and tommorrows Gallery Talk by Susan Burnstine at the Canary Gallery, 12-1pm

For a full list of events click here.

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