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MVS to join Faculty of James Estrin’s “EDIT-SEQUENCE-PRESENT and PROMOTE” Workshop on June 10 & 11, NYC

June 10, 2017toJune 11, 2017

This will be my first time teaching with the great JAMES ESTRIN, NYT photographer and co-editor of the Lens Blog at his weekend-long crash course covering the basics on polishing and presenting a body of work. This course typically has two guests and the fact that SARAH LEEN, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic Magazine is also a guest will be memorable.  I will be participating all weekend, and responsible for the “Present and Promote” component. Join us!  We meet each day at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in midtown Manhattan.  More information and registration link here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edit-sequence-present-and-promote-your-photographs-with-james-estrin-and-guest-mary-virginia-tickets-30087441347?aff=erellivmlt

MVS in NYC next week February 20-24

February 16, 2017
5:00 pm

MVS will in NYC next week, February 20-24; several appointments remain open for private meetings.  If this would help you to move your work/career forward, visit “MENTORING with MVS” to learn more if this would be your initial consultation.

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; for more details and to register visit aperture.org/workshops-classes/swanson2017

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

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