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September 25th: Annual Griffin Museum Awards Event & Gala, Winchester, Massachusetts

One of my favorite museums dedicated to photography is the Griffin!  Paula Tongarelli inspires her tireless staff to greatness!  This Saturday September 25th is their annual Focus Awards event, followed by a celebration and fundraising gala at the Museum.

For complete details, and for tickets to attend the Awards event, the Gala or BOTH, click here.

Presentation and Gala Celebration, Saturday, September 25

  • FOCUS AWARD PRESENTATION: Winchester Town Hall Auditorium, 71 Mt. Vernon St., 4:30-7:00 (map)
  • GALA: Griffin Museum, 67 Shore Road, Winchester 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (map)

This year’s recipients are:

  • Life Time Achievement - James K. Colton, photography editor, Sport Illustrated, presented by Steve Fine, Director of Photography, Sports Illustrated
  • Rising Star – David Bram, founder, Fraction Magazine presented by Mary Virginia Swanson, Marketing Consultant
  • New England Beacon – Alan Taylor, creator, The Big Picture BlogThe Boston Globe/Boston.com presented by Finbarr O’Reilly, Chief Photographer, West & Central Africa, Reuters

Read the press release for complete details.

SEE YOU THERE!!!

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September 26, 2pm in Portsmouth, New Hampshire: MVS to give public lecture “Your Website/Your Voice” for the NHPSA

I’m pleased to be speaking on SUNDAY, September 26th from 2-4 p.m. in Portsmouth, New Hampshire as a guest of the New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists (NHSPA).   From the NHSPA events webpage:

September 26, 2010 – Fall lecture program featuring Mary Virginia Swanson will be held from 2pm – 4pm at the Casey Function Center, 1950 Lafayette Road (Route 1 South), Portsmouth, NH.

“In a two- hour lecture titled YOUR WEBSITE/YOUR VOICE: Effective Communication in the Online Environment, Mary Virginia Swanson will explain how to identify and communicate to your audience. You will learn how effective language and strong visual content strengthens your message. Examples of effective print pieces, websites, and e-communication will be shared to underscore the value of brand continuity and clarity as you present your artwork to the world.

All current or new NHSPA members attending the event are eligible for a one-time discounted private consultation with Mary Virginia Swanson during the week prior to the Lecture. Contact her directly at mvs@mvswanson.com”

This program is free to all current NHSPA members and registered students in the photography program at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.

Remember – you can JOIN at the time of attending this event.  I hope to see many of you there!


IN -PERSON CONSULTATIONS:

As noted above, I am partnering with this non-profit organization to offer its members who register for this seminar a one-time, discounted one-hour in-person consultation in Portsmouth during the week prior to my public lecture ($200).

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September 30 – October 2nd, Austin: “Shaping the History of Photography” Symposium at the Harry Ransom Center SOON!

I am proud to be among the presenters at this exciting upcoming symposium, and look forward to being with many of you at the HRC in Austin.

From the event website:

The Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium 2010
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce’s View from the Window at Le Gras, 1826-27.
Photo by J. Paul Getty Museum.

The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin presents the ninth biennial Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium,

Shaping the History of Photography

September 30-October 2, 2010

The symposium springs from Discovering the Language of Photography: The Gernsheim Collection, the Ransom Center’s exhibition of this foundational collection of the medium’s history. Curators, collectors, historians, and photographers will participate in a series of panel discussions that focus on the areas in photography on which the Gernsheims had such impact—collecting, exhibiting, publishing, and historiography. Leaders in their fields will consider the forces that have historically shaped these areas, as well as the contemporary influences and developing trends that continue to affect our understanding of the history of photography.

Flair

The Flair Symposium, held biennially at the Ransom Center, honors the ideals set forth by Fleur Cowles and her landmark Flair magazine.”

CLICK HERE to view complete SCHEDULE which is organized into five major sections: PHOTOGRAPHY’S HISTORIOGRAPHY, COLLECTING PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHERS REACT, PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS and PHOTOGRAPHIC PUBLISHING.

PRESENTERS INCLUDE:

Roy Flukinger, Senior Research Curator, David Coleman, Curator of Photography, Linda Briscoe Myers, Assistant Curator of Photography, Thomas F. Staley, Director, Harry Ransom Center, Colin Ford, Founding Director, National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (now National Media Museum), Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, Alison Nordström, Curator of Photographs, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY, Bodo Von Dewitz, Senior Curator, Department of Photography, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, Marta Weiss, Curator of Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England,  W. M. Hunt, Dancing Bear, New York, NY, Howard Greenberg, Owner, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY, Mike Marvins, Independent Collector and Professional Photographer, Houston, TX, Michael P. Mattis, Private Collector, Scarsdale, NY, Barbara Crane, Professor Emerita, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL,  Rita DeWitt, Artist, Tuscaloosa, AL, Bart Parker, Artist, Tuscaloosa, AL, Anne Tucker, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX, Stanley B. Burns, MD, FACS, Executive Director, The Burns Archive and Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, New York University, Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, Marianne Fulton, Photography curator, writer, appraiser and adjunct faculty, School of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin, Clint Willour, Curator, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX, Mary Virginia Swanson, Author and Creative Consultant, M. V. Swanson & Associates, Tucson, AZ and New York, NY, Greg Albers, Publisher, Hol Art Books, Tucson, AZ, Jace Graf, Proprietor, Cloverleaf Studio & Press, Austin, TX, Keith Carter, Photographer and Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, Steven D. Hoelscher, Chair, Department of American Studies and Academic Curator of Photography, Harry Ransom Center.

A catalogue, The Gernsheim Collection (Roy Flukinger) has been released by UT Press.

A block of rooms at the UT campus hotel have been held for those attending this symposium.
The event begins on Thursday evening with a tour of the exhibition; the Symposium runs all day Friday and Saturday.
To REGISTER, click here.

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Minneapolis: Alec Soth exhibition opens September 12th with film, artist’s talk, remains on view through January 2, 2011 at the Walker Art Center

How exciting for Alec to have a major exhibition at one of our finest home town museums. I can’t wait to see him and this show this weekend!

SUNDAY, September 12th is a great day to be in Minneapolis, if you can.

Click here to read an interview on the Walker Art Center blog:  “Dismantling My Career: A Conversation with Alec Soth and Bartholomew Ryan”

Click here to view Alec’s blog and read his comments anticipating and installing the exhibition.

Click here to learn about and buy the exhibition catalogue “From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America”

Summary

Read the WAC Press Release (note the Flickr Pool project, and dial-in audio tour with the artist, AND the well deserved credit to CURATOR):

“Alec Soth’s Photographs Form an Offbeat Portrait of the American Experience
Artist’s First Major Survey Exhibition Premieres at Walker Art Center September 12-January 2

Within the wanderlust embodied in Alec Soth’s photographs is an impulse to uncover narratives that comprise the American experience. From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America, organized by the Walker Art Center and premiering in Minneapolis September 12, 2010–January 2, 2011, is the first major U.S. survey to explore the past 15 years of work by one of the most compelling voices in contemporary photography. While Soth’s practice has taken him throughout the world, from Paris to London to Bogota to the Republic of Georgia, the Walker exhibition focuses specifically on his pictures made in the United States. Featuring over 100 photographs, the presentation includes early black-and-white images of Minneapolis working-class taverns, as well as examples from his well-known series Sleeping by the Mississippi, NIAGARA, Fashion Magazine, and The Last Days of W.Also debuting in the exhibition is a major new series, Broken Manual, as well as other bodies of work not exhibited until now.

Soth will discuss his work and the world of contemporary photography with George Slade, curator at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University and former artistic director at the Minnesota Center for Photography, at an Opening-Day Talk on Sunday, September 12 at 2p.m.. A complete listing of related programs follows.

Soth’s working process is firmly situated in a tradition established by such photographers as Robert Frank, Stephen Shore, William Eggleston, and Joel Sternfeld, whose work has at its heart the American road and whose images persistently capture average individuals and everyday settings. Soth’s is a distinct perspective, however, one in which the act of wandering, the method of embracing serendipity when seeking out his subjects, and the process of telling are as resonant as the photographic record of his remarkable encounters. When considered together, these pictures probe the idiosyncrasies of people, objects, and places he discovers on his journeys, and form an offbeat and absorbing portrait of the American experience.

Soth’s method of engaging his subjects, he has said, is like “web surfing in the real world,” following leads with the fervor of a detective, and allowing each encounter with a place or individual to segue to the next through a kind of free-associative research. As the journeys unfold, he delves deeper into stories real and imagined. Though rich in detail and often exquisitely composed, his works evidence careful restraint; it is often what is not revealed which most piques our imagination. Working primarily with a cumbersome 8×10 field camera, which elicits remarkable detail and color, he must spend considerable time setting up his shots, often leaving his portrait subjects relaxed and lost in their own thoughts rather than performing for his lens. As a result, the artist’s distanced and sympathetic stance captures these individuals as they are—ordinary people living their lives in the places where he has met them.

Soth first received wide public attention and critical acclaim in 2004 with Sleeping by the Mississippi,an ambitious five-year project—also published as a book—in which he traveled up and down the Mississippi River capturing places and people he came across, often with an eye tuned toward small-town curiosities, offbeat characters, and the chance of finding beauty in banal or overlooked settings.NIAGARA, Soth’s next major American project, focuses on the eponymous waterfall which has long stood in the national vernacular as a symbol of grandeur and romance. What Soth finds at the falls and in the aging environs of tourist motels are complex stories that form a contemporary mythology of love, its promises and failures. Other bodies of work featured in the exhibition include a rarely seen group of Soth’s early black-and-white photographs made in Minnesota; a project presenting a typology of abandoned and repurposed American movie theaters in Texas; a new series focused on women in Louisiana who embrace the Goth lifestyle; and a selection of portraits, interiors, still lifes, and landscapes from more recent series, including Fashion Magazine and The Last Days of W., made in locations across the United States.

Featured prominently in the exhibition is Soth’s most recent body of work, entitled Broken Manual, that investigates places to which people retreat to escape civilization—capturing individuals who have chosen to live “off the grid,” from monks and survivalists to hermits and runaways. The series includes literary contributions from author Lester B. Morrison, who grew from the artist’s publishing imprint Little Brown Mushroom Books, and now is a key contributor to Soth’s popular new blog (littlebrownmushroom.wordpress.com). Mining a very different side of the American experience than Soth’s previous work, these pictures and words probe into deeply psychological terrain, and collected as an installation, create compelling, often dark vignettes that hint at what lies at America’s fringes.

The exhibition additionally features a “library” area, which allows visitors further insight into Soth’s process, and includes a reading area for his publications, as well as a display of maquettes for book and ‘zine projects, and short video works. This area also presents ephemera the artist has gathered on the road, including love letters collected during the making of NIAGARA, notes, found objects, and other mementos.

Exhibition Catalogue
From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America is the first exhibition catalogue to consider the full spectrum of Soth’s work. Featuring more than 100 of the artist’s photographs made over the past 15 years, the book includes new critical essays by exhibition curator Siri Engberg, curator and art historian Britt Salvesen, and critic Barry Schwabsky, which offer context on the artist’s working process, the photo-historical tradition behind his practice, and reflections on his latest series of works. Novelist Geoff Dyer’s “Riverrun”—a meditation on Soth’s series Sleeping by the Mississippi—and August Kleinzahler’s poem “Sleeping It Off in Rapid City” contribute to the thoughtful exploration of this body of work. Also included in the publication is a 48-page artist’s book by Soth entitled The Loneliest Man in Missouri, a photographic essay with short, diaristic texts capturing the banality and ennui of middle America’s suburban fringes, with their corporate office parks, strip clubs, and chain restaurants. The full-color publication includes a complete exhibition history, bibliography, and interview with the artist by Walker assistant curator Bartholomew Ryan.

Distributed by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 155 Sixth Avenue, Second Floor, New York, NY 10013, 800.338.2665 (phone), 800.478.3128 (fax), artbook.com, and available at the Walker Art Center Shop, 612.375.7633 (phone), 612.375.7565 (fax). ISBN 978-0-935640-96-0 $60 ($54 Walker members).

Art on Call: Free Audio Guide
Listen as Alec Soth talks about his series of photographs and sections of the exhibition. Call 612.374.8200 or point your mobile browser to walkerart.org. Look for the Art on Call stop numbers on the labels in the gallery.

Jump into Alec Soth’s Flickr Pool
In conjunction with the exhibition, the public is invited to take part in the artist’s group photography project on Flickr. For details, visit the artist’s blog (littlebrownmushroom.wordpress.com) starting September 1.

About the Artist
Born in 1969 and raised in Minnesota, where he continues to live and work, Alec Soth attended Sarah Lawrence College. He has received fellowships from the McKnight Foundation (1999, 2004) and Jerome Foundation (2001), was the recipient of the 2003 Santa Fe Prize for Photography, and was short-listed for the highly prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. His work is in many private and public collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Walker Art Center; it has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney and São Paulo Biennials. He is a member of Magnum Photos and is represented in Minneapolis by Weinstein Gallery, and in New York by Gagosian Gallery.

Exhibition Curator
From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America is curated by Siri Engberg, Visual Arts Curator at the Walker Art Center. Since joining the staff in 1990, she has organized numerous exhibitions, including solo shows of Claes Oldenburg, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Motherwell, Joan Mitchell, and Donald Judd, and co-curated thematic exhibitions, including Art Performs Life: Merce Cunningham/Meredith Monk/Bill T. Jones (1998) and The Home Show (2000). She is curator of Paper Trail (2007) and 1964 (2010) as well as the touring exhibitions Frank Stella at Tyler Graphics (1997), Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999 (1999), Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967-2005 (2005, with Madeleine Grynsztejn), and Kiki Smith: A Gathering 1980-2005 (2005). A specialist in works on paper, Engberg has authored a variety of publications on contemporary art, including two Walker-published catalogues raisonnés—on the editions of Edward Ruscha and the prints of Robert Motherwell.
From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America is organized by the Walker Art Center.

RELATED EVENTS

Opening Weekend, Walker Art Center:

Film: Somewhere to Disappear
Directed by Laure Flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhove
Sunday, September 12, 12 noon, Free
Cinema

This documentary follows artist Alec Soth as he journeys throughout America in search of subjects—hermits, survivalists, and others seeking a retreat from civilization—during the making of his latest series of photographs. 2010, 35mm, 57 minutes.”

CONVERSATION: Alec Soth with George Slade

Sunday, September 12th 2:00 pm in the Cinema, Walker Art Center   $10.00  ($8.00 for WAC Members)

PAUL SHAMBROOM on ALEC SOTH’S AMERICA

October 7th, 6:30 p.m.  FREE

Target Gallery, Walker Art Center

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Register on September 8th (only!) for the new LOTTERY to attend Photolucida 2011

Photolucida is a four-day portfolio review within a larger Festival event held every other April in Portland, Oregon:  great town, great event, great sense of community, a greatly anticipated gathering.  The registration for Photolucida 2009  portfolio review filled in a matter of hours… this year, the folks at Photolucida have changed the event registration system to a lottery, from which 155 spaces will be assigned and a waiting list determined.  Be sure to review all the details on the website.  I look forward to seeing you there!

From the event website:

This year Photolucida will be using a lottery system to determine attendance. How does this work?

  1. Register any time during the 24 hour period beginning September 8 at 9am.
  2. Photolucida will run all names through a lottery system, and 155 spots will be assigned.
  3. On September 14, Photolucida will notify you via e-mail if your name is chosen and send a link to the payment page. You will have 3 days to make the payment.
  4. All people not initially chosen will be placed on the wait list in the order that they registered!

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PhotoNOLA 2010: Registration opens SEPTEMBER 1 for Portfolio Reviews in early December in New Orleans!

Today is the day that registration opens for PhotoNOLA, one of my favorite portfolio review events organized by one of my favorite organizations, the New Orleans Photo Alliance.  An all volunteer organization run by photographers in the New Orleans area, this group of generous photographers work hard to host an annual city-wide event (December 2-11) which consists of exhibitions, lectures, workshops and more.

One of the highlights of PhotoNOLA is a of this is a 3-day event consisting of an educational day and a portfolio review event:

On Friday, December 3rd there is an education day on PUBLISHING (I’m presenting “To Be Published or Self-Publish” on  and moderating a panel of publishing professionals in the afternoon) with an EVENING LECTURE by Michael Kenna.

Then, a two-day portfolio review event is held on December 4th and 5th.  Space is limited – it’s a small-scale review which enables photographers and reviewers to have more opportunities than just their 20-minute review to engage in a dialogue.

Everything is walking distance from the hotel (International House Hotel), no car is needed.

Registration for this portfolio review event is on a first-come, first-served basis, and opens TOMORROW, September 1st.

Reviewers confirmed at this time include:

Peter Barberie, Philadelphia Museum of Art
David Bram, Fraction Magazine
Darren Ching, Klompching Gallery
Roy Flukinger, Harry Ransom Center
David Houston, Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Michael Itkoff, Daylight Magazine
Eric Keller, Soulcatcher Studio
Anne Kendellen, Blue Sky Gallery
Kevin Longino, Kevin Longino Fine Photographs
Anne Lyden, The Getty Museum
Kevin Miller, Southeast Museum of Photography
Blue Mitchell, Diffusion Magazine | Plates to Pixels
Maarten Schilt, Schilt Publishing
Miriam Romais, En Foco
Jennifer Schwartz, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
George Slade, Photographic Resource Center
Mary Virginia Swanson, Mary Virginia Swanson & Associates
Amber Terranova, PDN
Jennifer Thompson, Princeton Architectural Press
Gregory Wakabayashi, Welcome Books
Jennifer Ward, FotoFest Exhibitions Coordinator
Del Zogg, Museum of Fine Arts Houston

CALENDAR for the entire city-wide celebration:

PhotoNOLA Calendar of Events | December 2010

Dec 2 – Art Openings, French Quarter 5-7pm

Dec 2 – Slideluck Potshow 7-10pm

Dec 3 – Education Day: Focus on Publishing, IHH 9am–4pm

Dec 3 – Michael Kenna Lecture, THNOC 7-9pm

Dec 4 – Portfolio Reviews 9am-4pm

Dec 4 – PhotoWALK at IHH, 5-7pm

Dec 4 – Art Openings, Citywide, 6-9pm

Dec 4 – PhotoGALA | 5th Anniversary Party, The Big Top 9pm-12am

Dec 5 – Portfolio Reviews 9am-4pm

Dec 5 – Michelle Bates Plastic Camera Workshop, The Big Top 10am-4pm

Dec 5 – Photographers Happy Hour, Loa Bar 4-6pm

Dec 5 – Art Openings, St. Claude Arts District, Treme, 6-9pm

Dec 6 – Michelle Bates Workshop, Part II, 4-6pm

Dec 6 – Six Shooters Panel Discussion, CAC 7-9pm

Dec 7 – Jonathan Traviesa Lecture, NOPA 7pm

Dec 11- Art Openings, Downtown & St. Claude Arts District, 6-9pm

ABOUT PHOTONOLA from the website:

“PhotoNOLA is an annual celebration of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with museums, galleries and alternative venues citywide. Showcasing work by photographers near and far, the festival spans the first two weekends of December. It includes exhibitions, workshops, lectures, a portfolio review, gala and more. PhotoNOLA draws hundreds of photography professionals to the city to partake in a variety of educational programs, and reaches broadly into the local community with exhibitions and events that are largely free and open to the public.

PhotoNOLA seeks to enhance dialogue around the medium of photography and further develop New Orleans as a prime destination for photography collectors, enthusiasts and professionals in the field.

The 5th Annual PhotoNOLA will take place December 2-11, 2010.

HISTORY
Established in 2006, PhotoNOLA was conceived during the formative stages of the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA). In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Don Marshall of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation initiated a series of brainstorming sessions with different segments of the arts community, shaping groups and programs to spur cultural rebuilding. Under Marshall’s guidance, photographers created NOPA to serve the needs of the Gulf Coast photographic community. PhotoNOLA was created to highlight the photographic arts and to stimulate economic recovery in New Orleans.

The PhotoNOLA Portfolio Review began in 2007. It has quickly grown to attract a national gathering of accomplished photographers who convene to share work with esteemed curators, editors, publishers and gallery owners from throughout the U.S. and abroad. By fostering the exchange of art and ideas, it supports the work of emerging and established photographers. The PhotoNOLA Review Prize honors three outstanding portfolios each year. In addition, the Saturday night PhotoWALK serves to educate the general public by offering the opportunity to view portfolios and interact directly with participating photographers.

Broad ranging photography exhibitions are on view throughout the month of December, spotlighting diverse applications of the medium. A series of workshops, lectures and panel discussions further the educational goals of PhotoNOLA. Additionally, the annual PhotoGALA Benefit Party & Auction raises funds to support NOPA’s year round programming initiatives.”

I look forward to seeing you there!

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MVS Marketing Seminar for Artists: Sunday, August 29th in Phoenix

I am excited about my upcoming seminar in Phoenix on marketing for artists called BEYOND PRINT: CREATIVE COMMUNICATION IN THE DIGITAL ERA which will be held in central Phoenix on Sunday, August 29th from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm.

When working with artists I find the most consistent challenges to their marketing efforts are language, simplicity in design and use of images to illustrate their offerings.  I will be speaking about these points and the importance of effective and consistent communication between your print, website and social networking efforts.  I am constantly updating the content in “BEYOND PRINT”  (first presented at FotoFest 2010) and my goal is to help you effectively communicate the value in your work and your strengths as an artist more clearly to your targeted audience.

We have planned an interesting weekend should you wish to arrive in Phoenix on Saturday, with an open house at Sonoran Print Editions the evening prior to my seminar, and want you to know about several outstanding exhibitions at the Phoenix Art Museum, which is a short walk from the studio: Creative Continuum:  The History of the Center for Creative Photography and Cezanne and American Modernism.  Also, a short drive away in Scottsdale, Lisa Sette Gallery is hosting From the Ground Up “a summer group exhibition dealing with the themes of the environment and the natural world,” and several interesting shows are on view at Scottsdale MoCA (www.smoca.org).  Note too that hotel rates are rock-bottom this time of year (suggestions below), so I hope you will consider joining us for an art-filled, inspiring weekend in Phoenix!   MVS

BEYOND PRINT:  Creative Communication in the Digital Era


a seminar for artists
with
Mary Virginia Swanson

Sponsored by Alchemy Studio

August 29, 2010 -9:30am-1:00pm

Hosted by Vermillion Studio – 124 W. McDowell Road - Phoenix, AZ 85003,
located just west of Central Avenue near the Phoenix Art Museum

Developing new audiences across the world has never been easier for artists, or more affordable.   To communicate effectively, artists must consider who their target audience is, “where” they are (both geographically and within the digital environment), and how to best communicate to them.  As artists transition from primarily print pieces into websites and e-communication, can their brand graphics continue to be effective?  What aspects and elements of their self-promotion can seamlessly migrate to the web and into social networks? What artist statements and other text components will need to be altered in style or length to generate interest in the artist’s work?  Mary Virginia Swanson will discuss identifying your audience, the need to communicate in the “space” they live online, and in the most suitable language.  Examples of effective print pieces, websites, emails and social network pages will be shared to underscore the value of brand continuity and clarity.

MVS is extending a one-time discounted consultation rate of $200/hour for all seminar participants; bookings on Monday & Tuesday should be made directly with Ms. Swanson at mvs@mvswanson.com


REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

$35.00 registration fee if paid in full by August 28; $50 at the door on the 29th

Make check out to: Carol Panaro-Smith and mail to:

Alchemy Studio, 4022 East Cambridge Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85008

To reserve your space email: carol@alchemy-studio.net

RELATED EVENT:

Sonoran Print Editions Open House (free and open to all)

The crew at Sonoran Print Editions invites you to visit their studio and see some of their recent custom digital printing projects.

Saturday, August 28, 6-9 pm   SPE printers will talk at 7 pm

124 W. McDowell in Phoenix, at Vermillion Studio (location of MVS seminar the following morning)

Suggested nearby hotels:  Clarendon Hotel,  Hilton Garden InnHoliday Inn Express and Lexington Hotel (closest to studio)

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MVS to Phoenix next week: visiting exhibitions, attending lectures, and consultations with artists

I’m looking forward to heading up to Phoenix for a few days next week to do a number of things.

I encourage you to attend curator Rebecca Senf’s lecture next Wednesday night at the Phoenix Art Museum:

Edward Steichen. Three Pears and an Apple. 1910. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the photographer, 1964 (368.1964). Digital Image ©The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY. Reprinted with permission of Joanna T. Steichen.
Cézanne and Modern Photography

August 4, 7pm

“Paul Cézanne’s influence on painting is obvious, but what about his effect on photography? From Edward Steichen’s still lifes of fruit to Alfred Stieglitz’s portraits of bathers, Norton Family Curator of Photography Rebecca Senf, Ph.D., discusses how early American photography reflects Cézanne’s infamous subject matter, composition and style.”

This lecture is being held in conjunction with the exhibition “Cezanne and American Modernism” which continues through September 26th at PAM.

Also on view at PAM: I am looking forward to seeing the new newly installed exhibition “Creative Continuum: The History of the Center for Creative Photography” (through November 28th).

Heading west to Scottsdale I can’t wait to see the new exhibition at Lisa Sette Gallery:

From the Ground Up - a summer group exhibition dealing with themes of the environment and the natural world.

Featuring the work of Kim Cridler, Binh Danh, Lalla Essaydi, Valerie Hammond, Rick Hards, Alan Bur Johnson, Jessica Joslin, Mark Klett, Mayme Kratz, Chema Madoz, Carrie Marill, Matthew Moore, Beverly Penn, Mike & Doug Starn and Jo Whaley.

And last but not least, a second visit to Scottsdale SMoCA to view “Re-imagining the West” which will close August 22nd.


During this trip I will have time to accept a limited number of private consultations; if interested please visit my website to learn more about these offerings.

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SPE Regional Conference Schedule: 8 conferences to be held between mid-September and Mid-November

Can’t wait until March to participate in another SPE Conference? You don’t have to! SPE’s eight regional conferences provide an opportunity for members and the public to share their work on an intimate scale along with great educational presentations.

Remember to take advantage of the conference hotel discounts before they expire.

And remember too to SAVE THE DATE:  2011 SPE National Conference “Science, Poetry and the Photographic Image” will be held in Atlanta, Georgia  March 10-13, 2011.

The lineup for this fall’s REGIONAL CONFERENCES is as follows; follow event weblink for complete details:

Midwest 2010 Conference “Time for Light”

September 30 – October 2, 2010

Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI

www.midwestspe.org

South Central 2010 Conference “Spirits of the Times”

October 7 – 9, 2010

University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR

www.spesouthcentral.org

Southeast 2010 Conference “Grounded”

October 21 – 24, 2010

The Aloft Hotel Tallahassee, FL

www.spese.org

Southwest 2010 Conference “Altering Perspectives”

October 22 – 24, 2010

Prescott College Prescott, AZ & the Marriott Spring Hill Suites Prescott

including a special exhibition and session honoring Bill Jay

www.spesw.org

Mid-Atlantic Region Fall Members’ Event (tentative)

Friday October 29, 2010

Held in conjunction with Photo Plus Expo, NYC 12 – 5 pm Portfolio Reviews 5 – 7 pm Cocktail Networking Party

www.spema.org

Northwest 2010 Conference “Photography Now”

November 5 – 7, 2010

Newspace Center for Photography Portland, OR

www.spenw.org

Northeast 2010 Conference “The Experiential in Photography”

November 5 – 7, 2010

RISD Museum & The Hampton Inn Hotel Providence, RI

www.spenortheast.org

West 2010 Conference “New Sites”

November 12 – 14, 2010

San Diego City College and the Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego, CA

www.spewest.org

For more SPE regional information please visit www.spenational.org.

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August 4th in Phoenix: Lecture, “Cezanne and Modern Photography”

From the printed announcement from the Phoenix Art Museum:

“Cezanne’s influence on painting is obvious, but what about his effect on photography?  From Edward Steichen’s still lifes of fruit to Alfred Stieglitz’s portraits of bathers, Norton Family Curator of Photography Rebecca Senf, Ph.D., discusses how early American photography reflects Cezanne’s infamous subject matter, composition and style.”

This lecture is in conjunction with the two current exhibitions:

Cezanne and American Modernism,” on view through September 26th.

and

Creative Continuum: The History of the Center for Creative Photography” on view through November 28, 2010

From the webpage for the exhibition:

The year was 1975. Gerald R. Ford was president, a little company named Microsoft was founded, A Chorus Line opened on Broadway and Jaws was making a big splash in movie theaters. And in Tucson, a lifelong dream was realized.

Founded by legendary photographer Ansel Adams and then University of Arizona President John P. Schaefer, The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona was the vision of two men who wanted to create an institution dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and managing all materials that are essential to understanding photography and its history. Today, 35 years later, the Center has acquired more archives and individual works by 20th century North American photographers than any other museum in the nation.

Creative Continuum charts the Center’s dynamic evolution, beginning with the inaugural exhibition of works by Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind and Frederick Sommer through today’s contemporary artists that are reinventing the medium. This special look at the Center’s history is an exciting and engaging “who’s who” of American photography and features works by Richard Avedon, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Louis Carlos Bernal, Tseng Kwong Chi, Imogen Cunningham, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Roy DeCarava, Andy Warhol and Edward Weston.

In addition to nearly ninety photographs, Creative Continuum also includes a sampling from the Center’s Voices of Photography video oral history project, rare archival objects from the vault and examples of past exhibition catalogues.”

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