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October 11th, Rochester, MI: Artist Talk by Susan kae Grant and Opening Reception

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© 2014 Susan kae Grant

Oakland University Art Gallery
Shadows of the Invisible
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11, 6:00-9:00 pm
Artist Talk by Susan kae Grant at 5:00 pm

“The ability of photography to reveal what is invisible to the naked eye has a rich history dating back to the advent of the medium. Often typifying the conflation of science and art characterizing early photography, the pursuit of the invisible by means of light-sensitive emulsions remains a compelling source of fascination for contemporary image-makers and their audience. Within the realm of art, this preoccupation with the unseen manifests itself in remarkable fashions ranging from the poetics of evocation to the dread of the unknown.

Bringing together the intriguing work of seven international photo-based artists, Shadows of the Invisible casts light upon a spectrum of energy fields, emanations, perceptual imaginings, and subconscious imaging rendered tangible by photographic technologies.

The exhibition will be on view October 11 – November 23, 2014.  Featuring: Michael Flomen, David Maisel, Marie-Jeanne Musiol, Susan kae Grant, Shimpei Takeda, Amy Theiss Giese and Chrysanne Stathacos.”

Oakland University Art Gallery
208 Wilson Hall
Rochester, Michigan 48309

Artist talk to be held in 124 Wilson Hall.

Deadline October 24th: HCP 2015 Fellowship Exhibition

Houston Center for Photography
Call for Entries: 2015 Fellowship Exhibition

Deadline: Friday, October 24, 2014
Fee: $35 (+ membership $35 = $70)

“Two fellowship recipients will be awarded $3,000 each and a solo exhibition at HCP in the summer of 2015. One Houston-based artist (residing within a 100 mile radius of Houston including the Beaumont, Galveston, and College Station areas) will receive the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship and another artist from anywhere in the world, outside the Houston area, will receive the HCP Fellowship.

Juror
Paul Kopeikin, Owner, Kopeikin Gallery (Los Angeles, CA).

Submission Guidelines
All Entrants must be, or become, HCP members at the time of submission.To become an HCP member, click here.

  • Carefully edit a group of no more than 10 images or videos that describe your current lens-based work
  • an artist statement
  • a resume, c/v, or bio
  • specific information for each piece:
    o Title (for identification purposes)
    o Year of exposure
    o Size (height X width)
    o Medium of finished work (inkjet print, chromogenic print, etc.)
    o Pricing (estimate of final print value)
  • Upload all submission materials to callforentry.org.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.hcponline.org/exhibitions/fellowships.

October 7th, Austin: Lecture by Alejandro Cartagena

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© 2014 Alejandro Cartagena

Harry Ransom Center
Lecture by Alejandro Cartagena
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm

“For nearly ten years, Cartagena has explored the relationship between Mexico’s urban centers and the suburbs built around them, examining the ways in which explosive growth has altered the landscape and affected the lives of residents. In this artist’s talk, Cartagena discusses the development of projects including Suburbia Méxicana, Carpoolers, and his latest work, Systematic Landscapes. Through these projects, Cartagena has found a way to shed light on issues surrounding the recent homeownership boom in Mexico by presenting many of the actors involved, from the buyers to the public bureaucrats promoting government loans. Cartagena explains how Mexico’s social and political context has proven to be both a benefit and a threat to many of these new buyers, opening up opportunities and challenges.

The program is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome. Seating is first-come, first-served, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Attendees may enter to win a copy of ’s Suburia Mexicana and a set of Ransom Center postcards. ”

Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street (at Guadalupe St)
Austin, Texas 78712

October 9th, Dayton: Lecture by Elena Dorfman

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©2014 Elena Dorfman

Wright State University, Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries
Lecture by Elena Dorfman
Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm

“Renowned photographer Elena Dorfman will be delivering a lecture on her work, which is included in the current Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries exhibition EXPOSURE: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography. There will be a reception in the Galleries following the lecture until 7:00 p.m.”

Wright State University
Creative Arts Center, room M252
Dayton, OH  [directions]

“The exhibition and lecture are supported by the College of Liberal Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and CELIA. The EXPOSURE exhibition is also part of 2014 FOTOFOCUS Biennial, a Cincinnati based, month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art.”

October 8-12, Cincinnati: FotoFocus Biennial 2014 Lectures & Performances

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FotoFocus Biennial 2014
Memorial Hall Program
October 8-12, 2014

“FotoFocus Biennial 2014 is a month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art. Centered around historic Washington Park, the Biennial 2014 features special exhibitions and five days of lectures, panel discussions, screenings and performances in and around Memorial Hall on October 8–12.”

The Memorial Hall Program of events includes film screenings of Vivian Maier: A Quiet Pursuit and Somewhere to Disappear, With Alec Soth, a conversation between Elena Dorfman and Alice Gray Stites, a forum on Street Photography, a performance by John Waters, This Filthy World, and so much more.  For the full list of programing visit www.fotofocusbiennial.org/memorial-hall-program.

Tickets are required to attend Memorial Hall events ($15 Student | $25 Regular), you can purchase them here.

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 [map]

FotoFocus is month long celebration and there are many other lectures, panel discussions, and exhibitions participating in FotoFocus throughout the month of October that are free and open to the public.  Visit www.fotofocusbiennial.org/participating-venues for the complete list of events.

October 5th, Dayton: Reception for “EXPOSURE: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography”

Wright State University, Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries
EXPOSURE: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography

Curated by Tracy Longely-Cook and Joy Hyatt
Exhibition reception: Sunday, October 5, 3:00-5:30 p.m.

“Exposure highlights over 70 photographs by world-class artists presenting a wide breadth of aesthetic, conceptual and technical approaches to the medium. This diverse selection of images showcase a comprehensive range of subjects, processes and themes relating to social and cultural issues, race and gender, as well as traditions and movements within the last 60 years of the photographic genre. In addition to exhibiting photographs from the Stein Galleries’ permanent collection, supplemental works are on loan from The Dayton Art Institute, Aileron, Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell of Cincinnati, and Ben Montague and Jenn Farrington of Dayton.

The exhibition will be on view until October 12, 2014.

Wright State University
Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries
Dayton, Ohio

The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries is pleased to be a participating venue with the 2014 FOTOFOCUS Biennial, a Cincinnati based month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art. FOTOFOCUS features special exhibitions, lectures, panel discussions, screenings, and performances during the month of October. For additional information please visit www.fotofocusbiennial.org.”

October 17th, Phoenix: InFOCUS PhotoBid 2014 Exhibition & Silent Auction

Phoenix Art Museum
InFOCUS PhotoBid 2014 Exhibition & Silent Auction
Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:00-9:00 pm
Tickets: $35 Advance | $40 At door

Online bidding is now open!  You can view the fabulous work available and place your bid here.

“Organized by INFOCUS, the photography support organization of Phoenix Art Museum, and curated by Dr. Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator of Photography at the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum, the PhotoBid Silent Auction and Raffle features more than 50 signed limited-edition photographic prints and books by acclaimed photographers throughout Arizona and the United States.

Bid online and in person for museum-quality photographs in a diverse variety of media. All of the auction items will be on display in the Norton Gallery October 4-17.”

Phoenix Art Musem
Norton Photography Gallery
Central Ave and McDowell Ave
Phoenix, Arizona

Deadline December 15: Flash Forward 2015

Magenta Foundation
Call for Entries: Flash Forward 2015
Deadline: Monday, December 15, 2014

Fee: $50 USD | $50 CAD | £30 GBP

“The Magenta Foundation is pleased to announce Year Eleven of Flash Forward, its Emerging Photographers Competition.

Flash Forward 2015 is an open call for submissions, open to all photographers working in Canada, the UK and the US. Applicants must be 34 years of age or under as of December 31, 2015

Prizes
One cash prize of $6,000 will be awarded to the 2015 Bright Spark, an emerging photographer whose submitted body of work is identified by the jury as being extraordinarily accomplished. IN ADDITION, an Artists Multiple BOOK Prize has been added to this year’s competition. A photographer, selected by The Magenta Foundation Team, will be published. Details to be announced in the coming months.

As in the past, all 2015 Flash Forward Winners and Honourable Mentions will have their work published in the catalogue that chronicles the annual juried competition.

The Flash Forward group show, made up of a selection of photographs from the accompanying annual catalogue, will travel from Toronto to Boston and other places to be announced.

Jurors

  • Canada
    • Julien Beaupré Ste-Marie, Managing Editor / Books & Exhibitions, The Magenta Foundation
    • Erin Elder, Manager, Business Development & Partnerships, The Globe and Mail
    • Eva Michon, Co-founder & Editor of Bad Day magazine
  • United Kingdom
    • Rebecca McClelland, Group Photography Editor & Creative Director, Ian Parry Scholarship
    • Gemma Barnett, Print Sales Manager, The Photographers’ Gallery
    • Cheryl Newman, Photography Director, Telegraph Magazine
  • United States
    • David Alexander Arnold, Photo Editor, Travel + Leisure
    • Elizabeth Avedon, Independent Curator and Writer, L’Oeil de la Photographie
    • Emily Keegin, Photography and Art Director
    • Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography
    • Divya Rao Heffley, Program Manager, Hillman Photography Initiative, Carnegie Museum of Art
    • Sam Barzilay, Creative Director, United Photo Industries; Co-Founder, Photoville
    • Alyssa Coppelman, Independent Photo Editor
    • Meg Handler, Editor-at-Large, BagNews
    • Kate Gilbert, Independent Public Art Curator
    • Julie Grahame, Editor and Publisher, aCurator
  • Invited International Jurors
    • Mauro Bedoni, Photo Editor, COLORS magazine
    • Raphaëlle Stopin, Curator, Writer; Photography Art Director, International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Hyères, France.”

 For the full prospectus and to submit visit: magentafoundation.org/flash- forward.

 

October 7th, NYC: Desert Days and Nights: A Conversation with Kate Breakey

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© 2014 Kate Breakey

Penumbra Foundation
Desert Days and Nights: A Conversation with Kate Breakey
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7:30-9:00 pm

“Please join Tucson-based photographer Kate Breakey and Harper’s Magazine Art Director Stacey D. Clarkson for an evening of lively conversation about Breakey’s expansive, poetic bodies of work about light, place, and the marvelous complexities of the desert. Topics on the agenda for discussion are perseverance, triumph, rattlesnakes, jackrabbits, javelinas, clouds and coyotes in the moonlight.

rsvp@penumbrafoundation.org to reserve your seat.”

Penumbra Foundation
36 E 30th Street
New York, New York 10016 [map]

Deadline October 15th: Portraits 2015 with Juror Debra Klomp Ching

The Center for Fine Art Photography
Call for entries: Portraits 2015
Deadline: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fee: Members $24 | Non-Members $38 for the first 5 images; $10 for each additional.

“Our annual portraits exhibition brings artists from around the globe into the spotlight. A portrait is a visual representation that portrays the likeness of a person, place, animal, or object. All capture types and photographic processes welcome.

Juror
Debra Klomp Ching, Owner/Director, Klompching Gallery, NYC

Awards
With selection for this exhibition, the artists are invited to join C4FAP on the reception weekend for review with the juror, Debra Klomp Ching, and the Executive Director, Hamidah Glasgow. There will also be a group portfolio share and an artists’ lunch at C4FAP. An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition. In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed and framed/mounted image for gallery exhibition. All chosen artists will be included in the exhibition catalog.

  • Juror’s Selection: $500.00
  • Director’s Selection: $250.00
  • Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks
  • Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.

Eligibility
The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions.  Images selected by jurors for exhibition at the Center in the previous 12 months are NOT eligible. Images previously submitted but not yet selected for exhibition may be resubmitted.”

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