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April 30th, Washington, DC: Artist Talk by Hiroshi Sugimoto

Conceptual Form 0010, 2004, Hiroshi Sugimoto

© 2015 Hiroshi Sugimoto

The Phillips Collection
Artist Talk – Hiroshi Sugimoto: Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Admission: $12

“In conjunction with Hiroshi Sugimoto: Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models (on view until May 10, 2015), Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto will discuss how mathematical principles influence his work. He will also speak about the Odawara Art Foundation, his soon-to-open art and culture space in Japan.

Copies of the exhibition catalogue will be for sale. Book signing to follow.”

The Phillips Collection Auditorium
1600 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

April 25th, West Palm Beach, FL: Panel Discussion on “Everglades: The Art and Science of a Global Treasure”

Norton Museum of Art
Adult Programs / Everglades: The Art and Science of a Global Treasure
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm

“A panel of scientists and artists join Tim Wride, William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography, to discuss the environmental issues threatening the Everglades and the preservation of this unique habitat. Panelists include artists Lisa Elmaleh and Bryan Wilson, whose work is included in the Imaging Eden exhibition; Steven Traxler, Senior Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service; and Paul N. Gray, Ph.D., Science Coordinator, Audubon Florida.”

This panel is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition Imaging Eden: Photographers Discover the Everglades on view through July 12, 2015.

Norton Museum of Art
1451 S Olive Ave
West Palm Beach, Florida [map]

April 24-25th: Philadelphia Art Book Fair

Philadelphia Art Book Fair
Friday, April 24 & Saturday, April 25, 2015
Free and open to the public.

“Presented by Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and The Print Center, the Philadelphia Art Book Fair is a two-day event featuring new releases from photo and art book publishers, as well as artist books, zines, and publications from art institutions.

“With 50 Exhibitors from 10 States and the Philadelphia Region, the Philadelphia Art Book Fair also features conversations and keynote lectures from experts in the field, and a party on Friday night!”

The Annex on Filbert
830 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  [map]

April 14th, Doylestown, PA: Artist lecture: Kate Breakey

© 2015 Kate Breakey

Michener Art Museum
Artist lecture: Kate Breakey
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 1:00-2:00 pm

“A former professor of photography at the University of Texas at Austin, native Australian Kate Breakey now lives and works in Tucson, Arizona. She first received international recognition for her large-scale, hand-colored photographs then adds layers of transparent oil paint and pencil.

Small Deaths, on view at the Michener Art Museum from March 14 – July 12, 2015 in the Fred Beans Gallery, features thirty extraordinary, hand-colored, oversized images of the birds, flowers, and insects that photographer Kate Breakey has memorialized through her work. The brilliance of her palette draws viewers to a close-up and unexpected confrontation with mortality. The images are life-size silver gelatin contact prints toned by hand with a golden wash. Breakey’s work has appeared in over 30 one-woman exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. She received the Photographer of the Year Award in 2004 from the Houston Center for Photography.

Online registration is closed. Please call 215-340-9800 for ticket availability.

The James A. Michener Art Museum
138 South Pine Street
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

April 25th, Los Angeles: ASPP Presents “Understanding Copyright & Building a Copyright Centered Workflow”

American Society of Picture Professionals
Understanding Copyright & Building a Copyright Centered Workflow
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 11:00-1:00

“Should you register your copyrights?  What is a copyright anyway?  Should you really be worried about people stealing your images on the Internet?  How has the legal landscape for photographers changed with the emergence of Internet photo sharing?  How do you protect your images while still “getting your work out there?”

In this information-packed seminar, photographer and copyright lawyer Chris Reed will answer these questions and more, helping you build best practices for copyright registration and management into your existing image processing workflows.  Part legal tutorial, part software tutorial, this seminar will help you understand essential copyright concepts that apply to you and your business, and teach you how to maximize your rights without sacrificing exposure.

Speaker – Christopher S. Reed

Chris is a lawyer and a photographer based in Los Angeles.  On the legal front, Chris specializes in copyright and entertainment law; photographically, he focuses largely on landscape and travel photography.”

Admission
General: $18.00 | ASPP Members: Free | ASMP / APA Members: $10.00
For further details and to register click here.

Blankspaces DTLA
529 S. Broadway, 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013  [map]

February 17th, Denton, TX: Reception & Lecture for JEG 2015 Photography & Solo Exhibition

Texas Woman’s University
14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography & Solo Exhibition

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
4:00-5:00 pm: Guest Lecture with April Watson
5:30-8:00 pm: Opening Reception

“Established in 2001 and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artists’ 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.

About the 2015 Juried Exhibition
April Watson, Curator of Photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO, served as juror for the 14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition. Twenty- eight artists from throughout the United States and China were selected to exhibit their work. Artists include, Beverly Ahern, Ben Altman, Linda Alterwitz, Bennie Flores Ansell, Sarah Austin, Christine Carr, Bryon Darby, Marcus DeSieno, Garrett Hansen, Sharon Lee Hart, Abbey Hepner, John Holmgren, Paul Hooven, Allison Jarek, Priya Kambli, Janna Langholz, Holly Lay, Andy Mattern, Katie Newton, Ashley Raasch, Heather Ross, Jiehao Su, Jennifer Tremblay, Marydorsey Wanless, Angela Franks Wells, Linda Wilson, and Christine Zuercher.

2015 JEG Solo Exhibition Award
Selected by Elizabeth Siegel, Associate Curator of Photography, Art Institute of Chicago

Clare Benson, The Shepherd’s Daughter
My work is deeply rooted in my family history. After the death of my mother when I was eleven years old, I became increasingly curious about notions of family, memory, and mortality. I was raised by my father: an avid hunter, archery champion, and former hunting guide in the Alaskan wilderness. Growing up amidst the hunting culture of northern Michigan, I learned to see hunting as a tradition that ties humans to the natural world; a ritual that speaks to notions of mortality and the interconnectedness of life within a larger system. Before my father, my grandmother was a hunter and before that my great-grandmother, and long before that the stars made up constellations that told stories of the greatest hunts. In my work, the nuances of hunting and the rugged northern landscape of my childhood are woven with narratives of genealogy and gender, memory and mythology, time and space.

The East / West Galleries
Texas Woman’s University
Fine Arts Building, First Floor
Corner of Texas and Oakland Street
Denton, Texas, 76204

Read the press release here (PDF).

February 13th, Las Vegas: Opening Reception for Linda Alterwitz’s “While I Am Still”

© 2015 Linda Alterwitz

© 2015 Linda Alterwitz

The Studio @ Sahara West Library
Exhibition by Linda Alterwitz: While I Am Still
Opening Reception: Friday, February 13, 2015, 7:00-8:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

Linda Alterwitz‘s photography integrates art, science, and technology to explore the fragility of our bodies and our place in the universe. Her art works shed light on the beauty and fears that complicate human lives and our search for solid ground and meaning.”

The Studio @ Sahara West Library
9600 W. Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada  [map]

February 5th, San Francisco: Opening Reception & Book Signing “Alec Soth: Songbook”

AlecSoth-songbook

© 2015 Alec Soth

Fraenkel Gallery
Alec Soth: Songbook
Reception: Thursday, February 5, 2015, 5:30-7:30 pm

“Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition of the work of Alec Soth. On view from February 5 – April 4, 2015, Alec Soth: Songbook will feature approximately 20 new and never-before-seen photographs.

Celebrated for his haunting and influential portraits and landscapes in such acclaimed books as Sleeping by the Mississippi, Broken Manual, and NIAGARA, Alec Soth has recently turned his lens toward community life in the country. From 2012 to 2014 Soth traveled the United States looking for signs of social life in our era of virtual social networks. To aid in his search, Soth assumed the increasingly obsolescent role of community newspaper reporter. From upstate New York to Silicon Valley, he attended hundreds of meetings, dances, festivals and family gatherings.

With Songbook, Soth has stripped these pictures of their news context in order to highlight the longing for connection at their root. Fragmentary, funny, and sad, Songbook is a lyrical depiction of the tension between American individualism and the ongoing desire to be united.”

The exhibition will be on view February 5 – April 4, 2015.
The accompanying publication, Songbook, was published by MACK, January 2015.

Fraenkel Gallery, 4th Floor
49 Geary Street
San Francisco, California [map]

February 7, Phoenix: InFOCUS Portfolio Workshop 2015

February 7, 2015

INFOCUS
Portfolio Worksho
p 2015: The Photobook and Portfolio Review Experience
Saturday, February 7, 2015

9:00AM – Noon: Half-Day Seminar
Includes photobooks seminar and panel discussion.
Free and open to the public (pre-registration required).

9:00AM – 4:45PM: Full-Day Photobook and Portfolio Review Workshop $115
Includes seminar, portfolio review and lunch on site. Bonus: all full-day attendees will also receive a copy of Publish Your Photography Book by Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius Himes. Must be an INFOCUS member to attend full day.

THE SCHEDULE

9:00 to 10:15am
To Be Published, or Self-Publish?
A special presentation by noted creative consultant Mary Virginia Swanson

In this informative and richly illustrated presentation, Mary Virginia Swanson will demystify the process of making a photobook from the perspectives of both traditional trade and self-publishing paths, helping participants determine the pros/cons of each. She will lend advice on marketing your book at its release and beyond, stressing the importance of a web and social media presence, as well as the value of public presentations and print exhibitions to extend the life of your title in print. Swanson will share resources from her recent title with coauthor Darius Himes, Publish Your Photography Book (Princeton Architectural Press, 2nd Edition 2014).

10:30am to 11:50am
Panel Discussion: Professionals Share their Publishing and Collecting Experience
Ms. Swanson will moderate a discussion with a range of professionals about their engagement with photobook production, presenting and collecting. The panelists are (subject to change):

  • Jay Dusard, Photographer, Author of 5 books, including The North American Cowboy (Consortium Press, 1983)
  • Heather Kendall, Rare Book Librarian, Phoenix Public Library
  • Mike Roswell, President, Roswell Bookbinding, Phoenix, AZ
  • Rebecca Senf, Curator/ Museum Collections, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum
  • David Taylor, Professor of Art, University of Arizona, Author, Working the Line (Radius Books, 2010)

1:00 to 4:15PM
Portfolio Reviews
All full-day attendees will be scheduled by INFOCUS for individual 10-minute reviews with 5 of the professionals listed below. More information about scheduling will be provided with your registration.

  • Elizabeth Allen, Director, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • Jay Dusard, Photographer, Author of 5 books, including The North American Cowboy (Consortium Press, 1983)
  • Alan Fitzgerald, Founder and Director, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ
  • Davin Lavikka, Director/Photographer, Method Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  • J. Peter Mortimer, Photographer/Instructor, Arizona Highways Magazine Photography Workshops
  • Rebecca Senf, Curator/ Museum Collections, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum
  • Mary Virginia Swanson, Author and Creative Consultant
  • David Taylor, Professor of Art, University of Arizona, Author, Working the Line (Radius Books, 2010)

Visit www.infocus-phxart.org/workshop for further information and to register.

Phoenix Art Museum, Singer Hall
1625 N Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona

Deadline February 27, 2015: FotoFest 2016 Biennial – Seeking Submissions

FotoFest 2016 Biennial
Seeking Submissions: CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES: Looking at the Future of the Planet

Deadline: Friday, February 27, 2015

“FotoFest’s 2016 Biennial of Photography and New Media Art will be FotoFest’s sixteenth consecutive Biennial. Over 1,000 photographic and new media artists exhibited works during the 2014 Biennial, and overall attendance was 275,000 people.  Curators, artists, collectors, publishers, critics and arts audiences from over 32 countries attended the Biennial.

The FotoFest 2016 Biennial takes place March 12-April 24, 2016.

FotoFest has announced the focus of the 2016 Biennial – Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet. The exhibitions and related programs will be curated by FotoFest Executive Director Steven Evans with FotoFest Co-founders Frederick Baldwin and Wendy Watriss.

To reach as broad a constituency of artists as we can, FotoFest is calling for submissions of work around the 2016 theme.

FOTOFEST 2016 BIENNIAL – THE THEME

Across the globe, millions of people are addressing the crises that are affecting the sustainability of life as we know it on this planet. 400,000 people recently participated in international demonstrations concerning the issues of environmental change. Thousands of others are responding, with small and large projects, to the challenges of protecting, preserving and developing the resources of the planet in sustainable ways.

 What role is art playing in these processes of change?
How are artists addressing the issues of global change as they affect the planet?

FotoFest is interested in reviewing projects that show how art and artists are addressing the needs of our planet and the ways in which we use the world’s resources. This theme includes innovative ways in which art is interpreting and representing the problems of the planet and how human society is adding to these problems.

We do not want to focus simply on representation(s) of the problems, unless there is a very innovative or unusual approach to portraying and/or envisioning the problems.  Our goal is to show how people are confronting the challenges and acting – how art and artists are contributing to change. We are looking for pro-active projects and perspectives, and are giving priority to projects examining new ideas and solutions.

We are interpreting sustainability very broadly.  The threats to sustainability are not only environmental with reference to the physical environment and its resources – water; biodiversity; energy;  air and soil.  We also are concerned with population, migration, agriculture and food production, material consumption, and issues of wealth and poverty.

We are open to many different kinds of work – three-dimensional installations; video and moving image artwork; sound art; online projects; and two-dimensional prints.

Submission Guidelines
Submissions must include the following:

  • CONTACT INFORMATION (name, address, phone number, email address)
  • Up to 20 HIGH QUALITY DIGITAL IMAGES (JPEG)
    • Digital images must be sized to 1000px at their longest dimension.
    • Digital files that do not follow these specifications will not be considered.
    • No more than 20 images will be reviewed.
    • You MAY submit up to three bodies of work (20 images for each body of work)
  • CHECKLIST of the submitted works or images with captions, dates, dimensions, and medium
  • Short STATEMENT about your work
  • CURRENT CURRICULUM VITAE or resume
  • Submissions must be received in the FotoFest Office by Friday, February 27, 2015.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not send original works. Materials will not be returned

Responses may take some time. We appreciate your patience. Due to the volume of material that FotoFest receives, submissions will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.

Submissions by Email: Please send your submission to 2016submissions@fotofest.org.

Submissions by Mail (CD, DVD or USB jump drive):

FotoFest 2016 Biennial – SUBMISSIONS
2000 Edwards St, Bldg C, Ste 2
Houston, TX 77007  USA

If you do not receive a confirmation within four weeks of sending your submission, please contact the FotoFest exhibitions department at exhibits@fotofest.org.

Questions: Please contact FotoFest Associate Curator and Exhibitions Coordinator Jennifer Ward with any questions – exhibits@fotofest.org, 1 713 223-5522 ext. 18.”

View the full prospectus at http://2014biennial.fotofest.org/2016/submissions.aspx.

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