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May 6th: Opening Reception, May 8th: Jennifer Karady and Christopher Sims Artist Talk at SF Camerawork

From the SF Camerawork website:

“Thursday, May 6, 2010:


Image by Jennifer Karady

Join us for First Thursday as we stay open late for the public opening of our new exhibitions! Stop by after work, have a glass of wine, and check out the art in three new shows: Jennifer Karady, In Country: Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan; Christopher Sims: The 2010 Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers; and Roll Call: An SF Camerawork Members’ Exhibition.

5 – 8 pm

Saturday, May 8, 2010:


Image by Christopher Sims

Join us at Camerawork for a special presentation with artists Jennifer Karady and Christopher Sims as they talk about their work on view in the gallery. With subjects residing on the opposite ends of combat, both artists visually depict aspects of the current wars in which the United States is engaged. Featuring Jennifer Karady’s inaugural exhibition of staged narrative portraiture, and the work of Christopher Sims, the 2010 recipient of  The Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers, the combination of these two bodies of work in one location provides a looking glass into an America most have never seen before. Admission is free to the public!

1 pm

657 Mission Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105″


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On NPR this morning: Art exhibitions at the San Francisco Airport!

I travel by air frequently.  Some of my favorite exhibitions have been on view at airports, and my lectures are always populated with art I have recently seen in airports as an example of venues with a large viewing audience. Among them, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) stands out as one of the best.

This morning NPR featured a wonderful story on art in the airport. I love the fact that they have an educational program in conjunction with their exhibitions, offering a downloadable PDF; check out this one which accompanies the “Woven Legacies” exhibition.

Here is the link to the story on NPR’s Morning Edition today.

Here is the “ABOUT” section of the website:

“In 1980 the San Francisco Airport Commission entered into a collaboration with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco to create a museum program at the San Francisco International Airport. After a successful first year, a department (now San Francisco Airport Museums) was established to create exhibitions that would humanize the Airport environment and create an ambience in the Airport that reflects the sophistication and cultural diversity of the City and County of San Francisco and the entire Bay Area.

Over the years, this program has grown from modest beginnings in North Terminal (now Terminal 3) to an extensive museum within the Airport. Today, the San Francisco Airport Museums features approximately twenty galleries throughout the Airport terminalsdisplaying a rotating schedule of art, history, science, and cultural exhibitions, as well as the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum, a permanent collection dedicated to the history of commercial aviation.

San Francisco Airport Museums is the first of its kind in the United States of America and is now a widely imitated model for museums operating in public arenas. In 1999, San Francisco Airport Museums became the first museum in an airport to receive accreditation from the American Association of Museums.

Unlike most public arts programs, this program is never static. Exhibitions change throughout the year in an effort to provide an educational and cultural experience for the nearly 30 million passengers who use the Airport annually. Over the years, the Airport’s audience surveys reveal that the exhibitions program ranks high in the top five services that the Airport offers to passengers. The San Francisco Airport Museums has become an integral part of the San Francisco International Airport. Each exhibition is curated specifically for the Airport by a staff of museum professionals who are Airport employees. The exhibitions are an established Airport tradition that attracts visitors from throughout the world.”

In the past, one of the SFO Curators has participated as a Reviewer in the “Our World” event each spring, sponsored by PhotoAlliance.

Do you know the curator at your local airport?  Are they on your mailing list?   They should be!

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Aline Smithson hosts lecture series at JDPW and has exhibition at The Atelier Gallery, opening reception April 22nd

From the Julia Dean Photo Workshops website: 

“Los Angeles has a rich tapestry of fine art photographers that create amazing work. Because our city is so expansive, we often don’t get the opportunity to connect and learn about each other. This second chapter of Four Evenings with Fine Art Photographers opens the door to four incredible evenings, shared through the vision of some of the most interesting fine art photographers working in Los Angeles today. Many have published books, are inspired teachers, exhibit throughout the world, and are award-winning visionaries.

Come join and us and these four talented photographers for what promises to be an unforgettable journey into artistic exploration, philosophy and discussion.

March 25th – Tierney Gearon

April 29th – Jay Mark Johnson

May 20th – Robbert Flick

June 17th – Susan Anderson

Listen. Learn. Be inspired.”

From the Griffin Museum of Photography website:

The Atelier Gallery at the Stoneham Theatre

April 7 through May 16, 2010
 An opening reception is April 22, 6-7:30 p.m.

For Aline Smithson, the inspiration for a series of photographs began when she found a small print of Whistler’s painting Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter’s Mother, at a neighborhood garage sale. The same weekend she found a leopard coat and hat, a 1950s cat painting, and what looked like the exact chair from the Whistler painting.

“That started me thinking about the idea of portraiture, the strong compositional relationships going on within Whistler’s painting, and the evocative nature of unassuming details,” says Smithson.

With her 85-year-old mother, who posed in more than 20 ensembles, as a model, Smithson created the series Arrangement in Green and Black: Portrait of the Photographer’s Mother, which is featured in The Atelier Gallery at the Stoneham Theatre in Stoneham, MA, April 7 through May 16. An opening reception is April 22, 6-7:30 p.m. The exhibit runs parallel to the theater’s production of My Fair Lady. .

Smithson says the series of 21 images “incorporates traditional photography techniques, yet becomes richer with the treatment of hand painting. It is my intent to have the viewer see the work in a historical context with the addition of color, and at the same time, experience Whistler’s simple, yet brilliant, formula for the composition.”

Smithson’s mother passed away before seeing the finished series. “I am grateful for her sense of humor and the time this series allowed us to be together,” says Smithson.

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April 15th: Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 09 Boston Exhibition

From the Magenta Foundation e-blast: 

“Please join us at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston, MA, celebrating the fifth anniversary of Magenta’s annual emerging photographers competition, Flash Forward 09.

Boston will be the last stop on the Flash Forward 09 tour and your last chance to see the exceptional work of the past year.


15 April 2010, 6:00 pm – 9pm


6 April to 9 May 2010


Griffin Museum of Photography

67 Shore Road

Winchester, MA (Boston)

USA 01890″

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“Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe” lectures now archived online

The lecture videos from the Through the Lens series are now available to watch on the Through the Lens website at

There are lectures by Barbara Lucero Sand, Krista Elrick, David Taylor, Katherine Ware, Chris Wilson, Lucy Lippard, Andrew Leo Lovato, Darius Himes, Michael Berman and Anthony Anella.

Don’t miss the opportunity to view these amazing talks.

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March 1st- Deadline for The Photo Place Gallery “Nostalgia”

March 1st, 2010 is the deadline for The Photo Place Gallery in Middlebury, VT Call for Entries

From the announcement:

Photography is an art of the instant, of Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment.”  But it is also an art of past moments—records of slices of time that no longer exist.  In this juried exhibition, NOSTALGIA, we are interested in photographs that investigate aspects of past time, memory, and public or personal histories.  For example, photographs can allude to the past through process, by using antiquated technologies such as the tintype; through subject, by focusing on objects or people with the aura of long ago; through place, by picturing places that have private or well-known memory associations.  Surprise us with your interpretations of the theme.

For details click here or contact

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January 26th: John Gutmann Film Screening and Discussion at the CCP, Tucson

In conjunction with the current exhibition of John Gutmann‘s work at the Center for Creative Photography Tucson, a film screening of My Eyes Were Fresh: The Life and Photographs of John Gutmann (2006, 30 minutes) will be shown at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday January 26th, admission is free.

From the CCP website:

“This film by Jane Levy Reed, is an intimate portrait of the artist narrated by Gutmann in a series of filmed interviews and commentaries recorded in the years just before his death in 1998. It profiles his art and life, both of which helped forge a link between the European modernism of the early 20th century and the burgeoning artistic culture of the San Francisco Bay Area in the second half of the century. Jennifer Jenkins, Associate Professor of Media Arts, who teaches film history at the University of Arizona, will introduce the film.”

The John Gutmann exhibition will be on view until January 31, 2010.

Center for Creative Photography

The University of Arizona

1030 North Olive Road

Tucson, AZ 85721

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