Archive for February, 2010

Book Arts in NYC: many talks, classes in March

Too much to list individually!  Check out upcoming lectures, and classes at these NYC venues:

Mindy Belloff’Studio on the Square and it’s fantastic series of short courses on book arts


Center for Book Arts – exhibitions, lectures, classes

Don’t miss the “History of Art Series: THE BOOK IN TIME”

The first in the series, Wednesday, March 3rd at 6:30 p.m.:

“A Force Beyond Function: The Conservation, Technology and Significance of the Codex”

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NE Weather delays 2/28 lecture by Deborah Willis in New Orleans; Rescheduled for March 20

This just in from New Orleans Photo Alliance:

Hello members,

Due to the snowstorm in the northeast Dr. Deborah Willis will be unable to fly to New Orleans for the weekend’s events.

Her jurors talk at the New Orleans Photo Alliance gallery will be rescheduled to take place on Saturday, March 20 at 6pm and her book signing and lecture at the McKenna Museum will be rescheduled for that weekend as well. Exact times for the McKenna event will be announced at a later date.

We will still host a reception tomorrow night from 6-9pm and are expecting several artists from the American Dream exhibit to be in attendance. We hope to see you then!

New Orleans Photo Alliance

New Orleans Photo Alliance
1111 St. Mary St.
NOLA 70130
New Gallery Hours:
Fri 3-6, Sat & Sun 12-4
or by appointment

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This Sunday in Phoenix: Michael Adams presentation with “Ansel Adams: Discoveries” Exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum

The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona was founded in 1975 due in great part to the vision and generosity of Ansel and Virginia Adams; the Ansel Adams Archive was one of the five inaugural archives.  To date, 2,665 items from the Ansel Adams Photographs are available for viewing online as part of the Center for Creative Photography Digital Collections. The exhibition ANSEL ADAMS: DISCOVERIES, on view at the Phoenix Art Museum through June 6th, is but one example of the historical legacies cared for at the CCP.

Many of the objects included in this exhibition rarely, if ever, are available for viewing outside of the CCP facility.   Click here to learn more about this wonderful exhibition.

THIS SUNDAY: Don’t miss the opportunity to attend a special presentation with curator Rebecca Senf and Michael Adams, son of Ansel and Virginia Adams.

From the promotional materials:

“Exclusive to the Phoenix Art Museum, this one-of-a-kind exhibition presents an unmatched exploration of Adams’s beloved masterpieces.  Drawn from the artist’s personal archives at the Center for Creative Photography, ANSEL ADAMS: DISCOVERIES offers new insights into this photographic master and his greatest works.

The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona invites you to a special viewing of this exhibition on Sunday, February 28th, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

A presentation given by Dr. Michael Adams, son of the renowned photographer, and Dr. Rebecca Senf, the exhibition’s curator, will be followed by a Brunch in the Great Hall.

Event Tickets:  $35.00 ($5.00 tax-deductible)

Please RSVP to (520) 621-7970

RELATED EVENT at the Phoenix Art Museum:

March 17th, 7 pm:  “Ansel Adams: In Focus”

Lecture by ALAN ROSS

Alan Ross, artist, educator and master printer, has earned an international reputation as a specialist in the art of black-and-white photography. As Ansel Adams’ photographic assistant from 1974 to 1979, Ross was integrally involved with Adams’ books, teaching in Yosemite and production of fine prints. Ross presents a personal view of the master, from his professional and obscure personal work to his passion for people.

ABOUT THE Center for Creative Photography/Phoenix Art Museum COLLABORATION:

A Landmark Photography Partnership

In 2006, Phoenix Art Museum and the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson inaugurated a highly innovative and unprecedented collaboration to bring the finest in photography to Phoenix Art Museum visitors. It established a vibrant new photography exhibition program at the Museum, while bringing the Center’s world-renowned collections to new and larger audiences.

The Center for Creative Photography is one of the world’s largest repositories of materials chronicling photography. Founded in 1975, it now houses 3.8 million archival items and 80,000 fine prints by photographers including Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, Frederick Sommer, Edward Weston, and Garry Winogrand.

One of the nation’s leading art museums, Phoenix Art Museum presents international exhibitions of the world’s great art and features a collection that spans the centuries and the globe-American, Asian, contemporary, European, Latin American, and Western American art, and fashion design. Not to be missed are the Thorne Miniature Rooms, the interactive family gallery PhxArtKids, great shopping and dining, and a variety of public events.

Now, through the combined efforts of these two organizations, Phoenix Art Museum visitors will experience unparalleled excellence in the field of photography in the Museum’s new Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography.”

Phoenix Art Museum

Central Avenue & McDowell Road

(602) 257-1222 \

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March 1st Deadline: Getty “Grants for Good”

Those of you that collaborate with non-profit organizations will want to look into this opportunity for funding your projects:

From the Getty Images Website:

“We proudly support photographers and communications professionals who use imagery to promote positive change in our world. To that end, we’ve launched our Grants for Good.

Nonprofits need imagery to tell their stories effectively, which is why our Grants for Good provide two grants of $15,000 annually, to cover photographer, filmmaker and agency costs as they create compelling new imagery for the nonprofit of their choice.

Grants recipients may use the entire award to offset shoot expenses, or choose to donate all or part of it directly to their charity and contribute their own time and resources. The photographer and the nonprofit as well as the communications agency involved will be showcased to the media and to our customers..

Feel free to contact us with questions about our Grants for Good at”

Application deadlines

March 1st
Grants will be announced in June.

Judges for this year

Christopher Phillips, ICP
Lesley Martin, Aperture Foundation
Dennis Freedman, W Magazine
Meet the judges (PDF, 13 KB)

Download application requirements and submission guidelines (PDF 206 KB)

Download application form (Word doc, 124 KB)

Grants for Good FAQ (PDF 25 KB)

NOTE: Getty’s Grants for Editorial Photography are due May 1st, 2010; see the list of past recipients here.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED to MARCH 5th: Palm Springs Photo Festival Slide Show Contest – no fee to enter

I am a big fan of the Palm Springs Photo Festival.  I love the fact that no matter how you choose to spend your days, be it attending a workshop, having your portfolio reviewed, listening to a lecture or panel discussion, talking to tech/publishing experts in the sponsor booths or making pictures in the area, we all come together for a shared evening experience, one that we can all discuss together later that evening, at breakfast, the next day – and, the next night’s presentations stretches our imagination further.  At the beginning of each evening, something special happens:  4 of the 16 finalists for the PSPF Slide Show Competition are shown on the big screen at the Palm Springs Art Museum, to the wonderfully diverse audience representing all aspects of the photography industry.  I can tell you – we aren’t late – no one wants to miss these fantastic presentations, stills set to music in slide show format.  I have been introduced to wonderful new work; the winner is announced the last evening. The Slide Show evening presentations are something I truly look forward to within the PSPF programming.

Now is the time to get serious about your entry!  There is NO FEE TO ENTER, a rare thing these days.

Below are the details.  I look forward to seeing your work on the big screen in Palm Springs!

From the PSPF website:


“Each evening of the festival we present the work of 4 finalists, 16 in total. Your work could be seen by the participants and attendees of the PSPF on the large screen in the Annenberg Theater of the Palm Springs Art Museum. In addition, finalists’ entries will be posted on our website for at least one full year!

Brad Moore was the winner of the 2009 Palm Springs Photo Festival No fee Slide Show Contest.

Enter our Slide Show Contest and have a chance to win a CANON Professional Pixma Printer (Grand Prize) plus a $300 Gift Certificate from Samy’s Camera, a great camera backpack from Tenba and other prizes. The winner from each of the four nightly finalists will receive cool gifts from our sponsors, a $50 gift certificate from Samy’s Camera, software from our Sponsors, camera backpack or belly-pack from Lowepro and more! All of the finalist’s names will be posted on our website prior to the festival.

To get details on how to enter click here.

The Palm Springs Photo Festival takes place from March 28- April 2, 2010, it is an intense week-long event for Professional, Emerging and Serious Advanced Amateur Photographers. We are dedicated to providing a rich program intended to inspire, educate and instill or reignite passion for the art and commerce of photography. Attendees are encouraged to arrive on Sunday, March 28 in order to enjoy our Open Portfolio Review and Opening Reception.

Connect 2010 offers the opportunity to MEET top photographers, curators, art directors, editors, gallery directors, ad agency creatives, educators and industry leaders in the spectacular desert environment of Palm Springs, California for this year’s Palm Springs Photo Festival. SHOW your portfolios, STUDY with legendary photographers, ATTEND cutting-edge seminars / symposiums and ENJOY evening projections by world famous image-makers. NETWORK with the master photographers, industry insiders and your contemporaries at several great evening parties and enjoy the warm Palm Springs weather. Most importantly, we promise you won’t have more FUN at any other photo event. Walk away with a RENEWED PASSION for the art of image making.”

Don’t miss your opportunity to CONNECT!

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February 27th/28th in New Orleans: “The American Dream” Exhibition, and lecture by Deborah Willis

“The American Dream” Group exhibition, judged by Deborah Willis, is coming to the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery!

Exhibition dates: February 4 – March 21, 2010
Opening reception: Thursday, February 4, 6-9pm
Juror’s Reception: Saturday, February 27th, 6-9
Juror’s talk: Sunday, February 28th, 6pm, doors open at 5:30

From the website:

“The New Orleans Photo Alliance is proud to present the national juried photographic exhibit, “The American Dream”, juried by 2005 Guggenheim and 2000 MacArthur Fellow, Deborah Willis. Dr. Deb Willis, a professor at New York University is also a professional art photographer and one of the nation’s leading historians of African American photography. She is the author of numerous books including the recent, critically acclaimed, The Black Female Body: A Photographic History with Carla Williams.

–What does the American Dream look like? How is it now defined? Has it been realized?–

“…These are the three questions that I explored as I looked at the photographic works submitted to The New Orleans Photo Alliance call for The American Dream. I realized early on that the visual response to the questions was not a monolithic vision but one that explored ideas about notions of home, family, work, religion, as well as the land. The images in this exhibition challenge ideas about dreaming in and about America…”
–Deborah Willis, New York University

Twenty six photographers were chosen for the exhibit, including Roman Alokhin, Kevin Kline, Leslie Parr, René Merino, and David Armentor from New Orleans, Jeremiah Ariaz from Baton Rouge, as well as Ben Lenzner, Gordon Stettinius, Lydia Panas, Elen Awalom, Shraddha Borawake, John C. Dyes, Lola Flash, Lili Holzer-Glier, Letitia Huckaby, Matthew Lester, Alison Malone, John Patrick Naughton, Laura Noel, Kate Pollard, Jim Schater, David Schalliol, Alix Smith, Samantha VanDeman, Colette Veasey-Cullors, and Bruce West.

Ms. Willis will lecture and sign her new book, Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs at the McKenna Museum (2003 Carondelet Street) on Saturday, February 27, 3:30pm.”

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February 25th in Philadelphia: Eric Avery “Art as Medicine/Medicine as Art” Lecture Feb. 25th

From The Print Center website:

“Eric Avery, a celebrated printmaker and also a full-time practicing physician, will discuss his art/medicine projects on February 25th at 6:00 p.m. These include the newly commissioned installation currently on view at The Print Center as part of Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious as well as other projects he has installed at Mary Ryan Gallery (New York, NY), the Contemporary Art Museum (Houston, TX), Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA) and Corcoran Art Gallery (Washington D.C.)”

Space is limited. Advance registration encouraged.

RSVP to Eli VandenBerg at or 215.735.6090

Thursday, February 25, 2010


The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215 735.6090

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February 25th in Austin: LIVE WEBCAST of Sarah Greenough lecture at HRC on “The Americans” will also be podcast live!

From the Harry Ransom Center website:

“The University Co-op presents a Harry Ransom Lectures event with Sarah Greenough, Senior Curator of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, on Thursday, February 25, at 7 p.m.

She presents the lecture “Transforming Destiny into Awareness: Robert Frank’s The Americans, 1959.”

Sarah Greenough was also the founding curator of the National Gallery of Art’s department of photographs in 1990. Since that time she has organized numerous exhibitions at the National Gallery that have traveled to museums around the world, including Paul Strand: An American Vision (1990), Walker Evans: Subway and Streets (1991), Harry Callahan (1996), Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries (2001), Roger Fenton (2004), and Irving Penn: Platinum Prints (2005). She has written several award-winning publications, including Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings (1983), On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: 150 Years of the Art of Photography (1989), Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set (2002), André Kertész(2005), and The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888–1978 (2007). She most recently organized Looking In: Robert Frank’s “The Americans.

The catalog won the Association of Art Museum Curators’ award for outstanding exhibition catalog of 2008.

The Harry Ransom Lectures honor former University of Texas Chancellor Harry Huntt Ransom and highlight the Ransom Center’s vital role in the University’s intellectual and cultural life. The program brings internationally renowned writers, artists, and scholars to Austin for public events and conversations with University students. The lectures are made possible by the generous support of the University Co-op.

LEARN MORE about the Harry Ransom Lectures

Please be aware that the Ransom Center’s Charles Nelson Prothro Theater has limited seating.  Line forms upon arrival of the first person, with doors opening 30 minutes in advance.

VIEW A LIVE WEBCAST of this event starting at approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 25.”

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February 20: “Open Book” at The Print Center in Philadelphia, part of “PHILAGRAPHfiKA 2010”

“OPEN BOOK” is being held on Saturday, February 20th in conjunction with PHILAGRAfiKA 2010, Philadelphia’s international festival celebrating print in contemporary art.  The Print Center is hosting the exhibition “The Graphic Unconscious” through April 11, 2010.  An exciting upcoming related event:

From The Print Center website:

“This event will bring together the artist collectives Space 1026 and Temporary Services, who will be joined by the artists’ bookstore Printed Matter.

Each will give presentations on their publications and how they relate to their artistic practice.

It will be a wonderful opportunity to collect books, meet the artists and have them personally inscribe their books. Please Note that due to space limitations, portions of our exhibition may not be accessible during Open Book.”

Saturday February 20, 2010



The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215 735.6090

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ONLINE: Fraction Issue 11! And, interview with James Pomerantz in

Recent issues of online publications that will be of interested to my readers:

David Bram, editor of the online magazine Fraction announced the release of Issue 11 of Fraction Magazine is about place and features the work of Liz Kuball, Jonathan Blaustein, Gordon Stettinius, John Divola and Brian Ulrich, with an review of the exhibition Versus, by Mary Goodwin.  Access the issue here.

Darren Ching shared a link to the interview he and his partner Debra Klomp Ching completed with artist James Pomerantz which is now up on At Length, a “print friendly online magazine.”   You can view the piece here.

I am pleased that both David Bram and Darren Ching are participating in our upcoming workshop at FotoFest 2010, “BEYOND PRINT: Creative Communication in the Digital Age” to be held on March 16th in Houston.

Learn more about it in my earlier post.

And, join the conversation about online marketing, learning and use of social media at the Beyond Print fan page on Facebook!

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