Archive for June 8, 2010

Deadline: June 17th Gift of Gift of’s Call for Entries

From a Gift of Gift of (gogo) e-blast:

“MISSION STATEMENT: Gift of gift of’s mission is to offer young art patrons an egalitarian opportunity to impact large collecting institutions and to aid emerging artists at a critical point in their careers.

ABOUT US: Each year, gift of gift of (gogo) hosts an event that pools together the money of its attendees to purchase works by emerging photographers and then offer them to large collecting institutions as a donation
from “gift of gift of.” This year‟s purchased artworks will be offered to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Event attendees receive a set number of votes with the purchase of event tickets. Attendees then vote on which of
the exhibited artworks they think should become part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston‟s permanent collection. Those artworks with the highest number of votes will be purchased with the pooled funds.
Therefore, the number of artworks purchased varies based on event attendance.

gogo’s events introduce young collectors to young artists;
gogo gives the gift of exposure to emerging artists;
gogo gives the gift of discovering works to young patrons;
gogo gives the gift of new artwork to chosen collecting institutions.

gift of gift of VOTE NIGHT AND PARTY: SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2010

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must submit only digital image files of original artwork they have produced. Images representing artwork produced by other artists will not be accepted. The photographs submitted for
consideration must be priced at $250.00 USD or less. Photographs priced higher will not be accepted. Photographs larger than 30 x 40 inches will not be considered.

Works are accepted based on information in your entry form; any deviation from the application in medium, dimensions, or format is not permitted. A maximum of 10 digital image files (jpegs, max 300 ppi resolution, 1600 x 1600 pixels maximum) may be submitted. The maximum size for total entry should not exceed 20MB. Only one work per artist may be selected. Slides and/or prints will not be accepted as submission material.
Number/name each entry to correspond with the submitted entry form. All image titles should be labeled with your last name. (Example: 1_LASTNAME_TITLE_YEAR.jpg, 2_LASTNAME_TITLE_YEAR.jpg, etc.)
Entrants must also submit an artist statement as well as resume/bio in conjunction with the images submitted.

NOTIFICATION OF PARTICIPATION: Artists will be notified via email with a request to participate by June 29, 2010. Gogo retains the right to not accept any selected work that differs from the work submitted.

LIABILITY & AGREEMENT: Gogo cannot be responsible for damage or loss during transit. Gogo retains the right to display and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition/event for publicity and promotional purposes. Exhibiting artists pay for shipping/transportation to gogo. Please do not ship work with packaging „peanuts.‟ Due to gogo’s limited budget it asks that artists consider sending accepted artwork ready to hang. Submitted works will be juried by this year‟s gogo selection committee. Gift of gift of 2010 exhibition will feature no more than 20 artworks. Your entry constitutes understanding and agreement with the conditions outlined in this prospectus.

To get more information or to download the entry form, click here.

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Getting Work from Ad Agencies: Seminar and Portfolio Review in LA this weekend!

My colleague Debra Weiss has coordinated a fantastic series of events in LA geared towards those who are serious about securing creative commissions from advertising agencies.

From the flier:

“Many changes have taken place in the ad industry with many more to come.  Slashed budgets, more competition, fewer jobs.  And now video!  What’s a photographer to do?

“Join Debra Weiss and guests for an information packed evening with two Art Buyers, a Creative Director and an Agent and hear directly from the sources o what is needed to make it as an advertising photographer.  Gain insight into what it takes to get their attention, how they choose the photographers they work with and how to build lasting beneficial relationships.  You’ll hear their honest and frank perspectives on how you can succeed n this rapidly shifting and increasingly impersonal business.  A broad range of topics will be discussed that will help you gain confidence in navigating your way through the challenges ahead.  This seminar is a must for photographers looking to increase their chance of getting work from ad agencies.”

Moderated by Debra Weiss, held this Thursday evening, 7-10 p.m. at High Profile Productions, 5884 Smiley Drive, Culver City, CA  90232.

To secure your spot:

$75.00; trade association members $55 at the door

STUDENTS with current I.D.:  $25.00




Saturday, June 12th at TBWA/Chiat Day, 5252 Grosvenor Boulevard, Los Angeles CA  90066

“One on One Portfolio Reviews opens the door to a select group of creative directors, art directors and art producers who  work on a broad range of accounts.  Designed specifically for advertising photographers and those who seek work in that market, ONE ON ONE offers a unique opportunity to meet and receive feedback from the leading industry decision makers.  There will be  morning and afternoon sessions. Sign up for five 20 minute ONE ON ONE portfolio reviews each session.  With access becoming more and more difficult, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss!”

REVIEWS:  $250 for morning or afternoon session, $450 for both.
For more information:
Sponsored by Workbook

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