Archive for February 11, 2010

February 14: Discussion in Boston on importance of theory in the art making practice

El’s Salon at Mobius

February 14, 3-6 pm, 725 Harrison Avenue, Suite one, Boston MA  02118

From the website:”EL’s Salon Importance of theory in the art making practice

“EL’s Salon” is a formal-informal discussion that encourages artists to explore the theoretical and philosophical aspects of the art making process.  Each discussion will be loosely based on a concept, and all who attend are welcome to engage (or just listen) by contributing openly in this laboratory of intellectual exercise.  Artists, philosophers, art appreciators, students, professors, and even philistines are welcome to attend.”

Tea and light refreshments will be served.
February’s Topic: Importance of theory in the art making practice

Feb 14 2010

3pm to 6pm

@ Mobius
725 Harrison Avenue, Suite One
Boston MA 02118

Artists   El Putnam

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February 18th, 7 pm at the Getty Center: Panel Discussion with Opie, Liao and Kim

In conjunction with the exhibition URBAN PANORAMAS: Opie, Liao, Kim:


“Virginia Heckert, associate curator of Photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, talks with photographers Catherine Opie, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao and Soo Kim, whose works are on view in the exhibition.”

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

The panel discussion is free but advance registration is required.


“Three contemporary photographers apply a panoramic approach to explore a specific city. Each series reveals how multiple sensory experiences such as time and space can be collapsed into carefully composed images that interpret the essential character of an urban environment.”

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APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to 2/19: “Our World” Portfolio Reviews, San Francisco in March

I just received word that the deadline to submit your work for acceptance in the OUR WORLD Portfolio Review has been extended to February 19 (delivery date).  This national juried portfolio review is limited to 50 participating photographers.  Our World is co-sponsored PhotoAlliance and Orion Magazine, and held at the San Francisco Art Institute from March 14-16, 2010.


From the PDF which was attached to the email announcement:

“The Our World Portfolio submission deadline has been extended.

NEW FINAL submission due date is 5pm Friday February 19th.

PhotoAlliance must have in their possession the submission by that time.

Please do send us an email letting us know you are applying however, so we can anticipate receiving your application.

Our Mailing address:

PhotoAlliance PO Box 29010 San Francisco, California 94129

If you are using Federal Express or UPS and need a STREET ADDRESS use this:

PhotoAlliance 616 Key Boulevard Richmond, California 94805 415-425-5608

We want you to participate, so a few thoughts…

We do realize that these are challenging times financially, and are committed to help as best we can. Through some generous donors, there are a limited number of need-based scholarships that we can offer to the review. Please inquire. In addition, PhotoAlliance is quite willing to work with you individually to manage tuition payments divided over time into smaller, more manageable increments, so give us a call at 415.425.5608.”

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“Photomicrographs” of SNOWFLAKES by Wilson ‘Snowflake’ Bentley

As a mighty blizzard grips the east coast, blanketing the area with more snow:

Check out the wonderful short (3:23) audio/slide show narrated by Chicago galleriest Carl Hammer on the work of Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley (1866-1931), a scientist who attached a microscope to his view camera to take ‘photomicrographs’ of snowflakes.  It was first shown on The Newshour’s ARTBEAT segment on February 4th.


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