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MVS Master Class: Special Guests Announced!

November 29, 2015

Special Guests announced! Joining my Master Class in Tucson January 19-24th will industry professionals CASS FEY, LISA M. ROBINSON, DAPHNE SRINIVASAN and DAVID J. TAYLOR.

Curator of Education CASS FEY will speak on expanding and engaging your exhibition audiences.

Artist LISA M. ROBINSON (“Snowbound“, Kehrer Verlag) will discuss her creative practice and embracing new projects.

Gallerist/Appraiser DAPHNE SRINIVASAN will share her perspectives on strategic career planning.

Artist David J. Taylor will share his experience on bringing long-term projects to publication (“Working the Line” and “Monuments“, Radius Books)

Visit the MVS Master Class webpage for more information.  Applications accepted until filled.

November 18th, Webinar: Business as unUsual – 21st Century Copyright & You

ASMP Business as unUsual
21st Century Copyright & You
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM EST

“No legislative act has a greater impact on your ability to earn a living as a creator than copyright. For the first time since 1976, Congress and the Copyright Office are engaged in serious talks to significantly modernize the Copyright Act and the Copyright Office itself. Global corporations with deep pockets have already aligned against the interests of independent creators. Only our numbers and a strong unified voice can counter their lobbyists and their messaging. ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy will give you a solid understanding of what’s at play and how you can contribute to the process to ensure that you’ll be able to earn a living in this new era of copyright.

Please note: Live attendance is limited. All registrants and ASMP Members will have free access to a recording after the event. Non-members who have not registered may access the recording for $4.99.”

To register for this event go to:


REMINDER: Registration for PhotoNOLA’s Portfolio Reviews opens September 3rd

September 3, 2015

This year’s PhotoNOLA Festival (it’s 10th Anniversary) promises to be one of the best.

Registration for the Reviews opens on Wednesday, September 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Central Standard Time.   2015 promises out fast, so don’t hesitate!  See you there!

MVS at Aperture NYC, Sept. 12 & 19th: Fundraising workshop for photographers

Excited to be teaching an intensive workshop helping photographers understand the path to completion of their projects. What do you need to complete yours? Finding like-minded people is key, whether they can provide access, cash or in-kind donations. Join me on two consecutive Saturdays in NYC, the same week as Photoville and the NY Artbook Fair. And, the Emmet Gowin exhibition “Hidden Likeness” will be in its final days at the Morgan Library.

Join us!  This class is held on two consecutive Saturdays in September: 12th, and 19th, 11-6 each day; class size is limited.

Details at


Registration Open: FotoFest 2016 International Meeting Place Portfolio Reviews

FotoFest 2016 Biennial
Registration Open: International Meeting Place
The Portfolio Review
(Early registration closes July 29!)

“The International Meeting Place Portfolio Review for Artists, an integral part of the FotoFest 2016 Biennial, gives artists the opportunity to meet and show their work to top arts professionals from around the world. The event is truly a “meeting place” – a place where photographic artists, arts professionals, collectors, and colleagues network, collaborate, share ideas, and establish life-long connections. The Meeting Place Portfolio Review brings together over 500 photographic artists from around the world and across the United States, with over 160 professional reviewers. It is the largest portfolio review program in the world.

The Meeting Place is open to all photographic artists. There are 16 days of portfolio reviews in four, 4-day sessions. We do not pre-jury our portfolio review. Click here to see confirmed reviewers for each session.”

For more information and to register visit:

September 12 & 19, NYC: MVS Workshop at Aperture Foundation

This fall MVS will teach her first workshop for the Aperture Foundation at their Chelsea offices.

Mary Virginia Swanson: Securing Support for your Long-Term Project
Saturday, September 12, and Saturday, September 19, 2015
11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., both days
Aperture Foundation
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, N.Y.

From the event website:

“Join Mary Virginia Swanson for a two-part workshop designed for photographers who would like to learn how to secure funding for a long-term personal project through drafting a successful proposal and budget, as well as learn how to build awareness for that project. The workshop will also explore various types of funding, as well as different approaches to expanding your audience.
On the first day, Swanson will present an extensive illustrated lecture, which provides an overview of public, private, and corporate support; the role of a fiscal agent; and how to navigate funding data. In addition, participants will learn about the importance of broadening awareness for their projects via public presentations, websites, and print and social-media marketing. At the end of the first session, participants will be assigned the task of producing a statement about their project, a budget, and a short list of potential funding sources.
During the second session, the group will discuss each participant’s project documents. The websites of each participant will be projected for discussion on enhancing project presence. Lunch will be served both days.”

May 28th, NYC: An Evening with Emmet Gowin


© 2015 Emmet & Edith Gowin

The Morgan Library & Museum
Artist Talk: An Evening with Emmet Gowin
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $15 | $10 for Members | Free for students with valid ID

“Photographer Emmet Gowin talks about his creative evolution over five decades, the genesis of the exhibition Hidden Likeness, and his experience integrating his art with the Morgan’s collections.

The exhibition Hidden Likeness: Photographer Emmet Gowin at the Morgan will be open at 5:30 pm for program attendees.”  The exhibition will be on view May 22 – September 20, 2015.

The Morgan Museum & Library
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, New York 10016  [map]

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]


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