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2017 Master Class: FILLED; Aperture Workshop April 8 & 9 in NYC next on MVS teaching schedule

I have closed applications for this year, and urge early applications for my January 2018 Master Class. As always, priority given to alumni of this special course. We will announce the details of my forthcoming weekend-long workshop “MARKETING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS: Best Practices for Artists” at Aperture Foundation later this week.  Class size will be limited; to be notified when registration opens, email education@aperture.org  I look forward to working with you some time in 2017!

Planning underway for 2017 MVS Master Class (Mid-January, Tucson); apply soon as few spaces remain

Planning is underway for my 2017 Master Class, taking place mid-January in beautiful Tucson (application required).  This course is ideal for the artist serious about their practice and the advancement of their career in the fine art market.  Lectures by myself and our invited guests, along with strategic site visits provide a realistic window on the field today.  Apply soon; space is limited.

“Attending Mary Virginia Swanson’s workshop was invaluable for me.  Her deep knowledge of the fine art photography market is exceptional with few peers.  Every element and topic is a wealth of knowledge providing a detailed road map of what and how to advance one’s artistic career.  Mary’s insight is focused, clear and results oriented.  Attending the workshop was an eye-opener for me on the practicalities of marketing my own artwork.  Mary’s workshop is a must-have for anyone serious about advancing their career.  – Ken H.

MVS to speak at FotoWeekDC on Wednesday November 16, 4-5 pm (Free and open to all)

November 16, 2016

MVS will be speaking on photobooks this coming Wednesday, November 16th at FotoWeek DC EDU.

Her presentation “TO BE PUBLISHED, OR SELF-PUBLISH? OPTIONS FOR ARTISTS TODAY” will be held from 4 – 5 pm at the Former Residence of the Spanish Ambassador, 2801 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20009.  For full details, visit http://www.fotodc.org/events/2016/11/16/logan-fototalk-mary-virginia-swanson

 

MVS speaking on Photobooks in Dallas next Friday, November 11th

November 11, 2016
7:00 pm

Interesting in knowing more about publishing a book of your photographs? MVS will be presenting “TO BE PUBLISHED, OR SELF-PUBLISH? in Dallas, Texas on Friday evening November 11th from  7-9 pm at the ATT Center’s Hamon Hall (inside the Winspear Opera House).  This event is hosted by Texas Photographic Society and the Dallas Center for Photography.   In conjunction with the talk, a number of Dallas-based artists will be bringing examples of their books to share with participants; book signing to follow.  Register here: http://www.dallascenterforphotography.com/classes-and-workshops/dcp-speaker-series/

Deadline November 12th: PoliticoPopUp.2

Catalyst Collective
Call for Entries: PoliticoPopUp.2
Deadline: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Fee: $25

“The New Orleans Catalyst Collective is seeking submissions for PoliticoPopUp.2, a ten day happening of photography, painting, sculpture, video, performance art, spoken word, live music, artist talks, food and live community art making. PoliticalPopUp.2 is scheduled for December 10th –18th, 2016 at the New Orleans Art Center (3330 St. Claude Avenue, in the Bywater neighborhood). PoliticoPopUp.2 is a safe place to exhibit art, in any medium, that speaks to political and social issues where galleries, museums and other institutions will not. For more information contact catalystcollective2016@gmail.com.”

To submit visit: https://catalystcollectiveneworleans.submittable.com/submit

Deadline Extended November 7th: 16th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Juried Photography Exhibition

Texas Woman’s University
Call for Entries: 16th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Juried Photography Exhibition
Deadline Extended: Monday, November 7, 2016 October 31, 2016
Entry Fee: $35 for 5 images | $60 for 10 images

“Established in 2001 and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artist’s Coalition (a student-run photography organization), the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the camera. Photographers from throughout the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition.

The exhibition and endowment was established by Christine Shank and a small group of graduate students and named in memory of the mother of Professor Susan kae Grant. Exhibition proceeds fund the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment which supports photography scholarships for future graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts.”

Juror: Dr. Julia Dolan, Minor White Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum

Awards (seleceted by Juror)

  • Solo Exhibition at TWU East | West Galleries (2018)
  • Coupralux: $200.00 Print Certificate
  • Red River Paper: $200.00 Red River Paper Coupon
  • Freestyle Photographic Supplies: $250.00 Gift Certificate
  • Imaging Spectrum: $200.00 Certi cate for Epson Professional Inkjet Paper
  • Arlington Camera: $100.00 Gift Certificate

Submission Guidelines & Eligibility
Judging will be done online, through SlideRoom.com. Please go to twuvisualarts.slideroom.com [16th Annual JEG Photography Exhibition] for further application instructions and requirements.

All photographic and related processes are encouraged including digital, non-silver and photographic book arts. Pieces must not exceed 60” in any dimension.”

To download the full prospectus as a PDF, click here.

20% Discount on MVS’ lecture at PhotoPlus Expo: Friday, October 21st NYC

PDN is offering a 20% Discount to the first 100 people who register for MVS’ seminar “TO BE PUBLISHED, OR SELF PUBLISH?” using the link below.

DATE: Friday afternoon, October 21st at PhotoPlus Expo, 4:30 – 6:30 in the lower level education center (south end of the Javits Center near the Portfolio Reviews area).

Register in advance using this link:

https://l.feathr.co/photoplus-expo-mary-virginia-swanson-g

Deadline September 30: INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks

INFOCUS, the Photography Support Organization of Phoenix Art Museum, invites photographers to submit a self-published photography book for a juried exhibition to be presented in the Norton Photography Gallery of Phoenix Art Museum. Accepted submissions will be exhibited from December 2, 2016 to April 9, 2017. The purpose of the exhibition is to explore the range of ways that artists are using newly available commercial technologies to self-publish photobooks in order to express themselves.

GUIDELINES and shipping details: http://www.infocus-phxart.org/photobooks/CFE/

JURORS for this competition/exhibition:

Becky Senf
Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography, Norton Family Curator, Phoenix Museum of Art

Mary Virginia Swanson
Co-author, Publish Your Photography Book

Darius Himes
Co-author, Publish Your Photography Book

Larissa Leclair
Founder, Indie Photobook Library

Christian Waguespack
INFOCUS Curatorial Intern, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum.

This exhibition was inspired by the Cleveland Museum of Art’s DIY: Photographers and Books

NYC, September 16-18: Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair

Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair
September 16-18, 2016

“Printed Matter presents the eleventh annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 16 to 18, 2016, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens.

Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by 370 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from at least 29 countries. A full list of this year’s exhibitors can be found here.

Opening Night Preview
Join us on Thursday, September 15 from 6 to 9 pm, at MoMA PS1 for our opening night preview. The evening will feature special live performances in the PS1 courtyard by Liquid Asset and Beat Detectives.

Entry to the Preview costs $10 (Members $5), proceeds going to support NYABF16. The first 2,000 visitors to pre-pay online or to pay at the door (while supplies last) will receive a Ticket Edition by Ken Kagami (pictured left). Pre-purchase a ticket for the opening night preview here!

For NYABF’s event schedule can be found here.

Deadline Extended to September 15th: Visura The 2016 Photojournalism Grant

Visura
Call for Submissions: The 2016 Photojournalism Grant
Deadline: Thursday September 15, 2016 (11:59 PM UTC)

“The 2016 Photojournalism Grant empowers photojournalists by supporting their work, mission, and career. Visura awards one winner with a $5000 cash prize. The winner will be announced at the 2016 Lucie Awards in New York City on Sunday, October 23, 2016.

The Grant has a three-tiered mission:

  1. recognize and support professional photojournalists worldwide;
  2. support an ongoing or a new project;
  3. get the work of photojournalists in front of key industry editors and buyers worldwide.

Judges

  • Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography, The New York Times Magazine
  • Lynsey Addario, Photojournalist
  • Hideko Kataoka, Director of Photography, Newsweek Japan
  • Nicolas Jimenez, Director of Photoraphy, Le Monde
  • Maggie Steber, Photojournalist

General Requirements
Your application must include the items listed below. There is no entry fee during the application process.

  • Who can submit: Photojournalists worldwide. All Applicants must have an active PLUS, PRIME or GUILD membership account to submit for consideration.
  • How to submit: All submissions are made via a “Project” created from your Visura’s dashboard.
  • What to submit: Each Entry consists of a project made up of a series of images (minimum of 15 images, maximum 35), a short synopsis and a long written reflection about the project
    • Image Specs: minimum 1600px on the longest dimension (22.5 inches @ 72 dpi, JPG format)
    • Text: Include a short synopsis and a long written reflection about the project, in first-person, saved as the Project Text. Ex. What is the story or project about? Where does it take place? If more than one place, please specify. If completed, when was it photographed? If ongoing, when did you begin the story/project? What is the story you want to convey?

Application Procedure

  • All submissions are made via a “Project” created from your Visura photographer’s dashboard
  • Projects may be ongoing or a recently completed project
  • Image size: minimum 1600px on the longest dimension (22.5 inches @ 72 dpi, JPG format)
  • Include a written reflection, in first-person, as the Project text (see below for details)
  • Limit one project per photographer
  • Projects may be ‘published’ or ‘private’ within the Visura system

For the complete prospectus visit: http://visura.co/assignments/submit/13.

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