MVS Musts

September 29th, San Fracisco: Film Screening: “Fred Lyon – Living Through the Lens”

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Film Screening, Fred Lyon – Living Through the Lens
Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Tickets: Regular $10 | YBCA Member, Student, Senior, Teacher $8 | YBCA You FREE

“This world premiere is an intimate exposé of San Francisco photographer Fred Lyon, who is still going strong after seven decades behind the camera. Though Lyon is one of America’s leading advertising, interior design, architectural, food, wine, and travel photographers, he is best known locally for his mood-soaked street photography of San Francisco in the ’40s and ’50s. Lyon photographed the transformation of his treasured hometown into a center for optimism, prosperity, and growth after World War II, a truly extraordinary documentation of the City in black-and-white. Fred Lyon: Living Through the Lens tells the story of this prolific, innovative artist. (2013, 52 min, digital)”

Director Michael House and Fred Lyon will be present for the screening.

701 Mission Street
San Francisco, California

September 20-22, NYC: New York Art Book Fair

Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair
September 20-22, 2013
Free Opening Preview: Thursday, September 19th, 6:00-9:00 pm

Printed Matter presents the eighth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 20 to 22, 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. Last year, the fair featured 283 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-six countries, and was attended by more than 25,000 people.

Join us for our opening night preview featuring a live set from MASKS on the steps of MoMA PS1. Comprised of New York City-based duo Alexis Georgopoulos and Max Ravitz, the group incorporates elements of underground dance music through analog synthesizers and drum machines. Supporting MASKS, one of the most enigmatic artists on the L.I.E.S. roster, Terekke (aka Matt Gardner) makes subliminal, dub–influenced, tape hiss–fueled basement house.”

If you’re in the area, this is a must see event!

Hours and Location
Friday, September 20, 12–7 pm
Saturday, September 21, 11 am–9 pm
Sunday, September 22, 11 am–7 pm

22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY  [map]

September 19th-22nd, NYC: NY Art Book Fair

Printed Matter, Inc.
The NY Art Book Fair

September 19-22, 2013

“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. Last year, the fair featured 283 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-six countries, and was attended by more than 25,000 people.”

Hours and Location
Friday, September 20, 12–7 pm
Saturday, September 21, 11 am–9 pm
Sunday, September 22, 11 am–7 pm

22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, New York  [map]

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW: “Finding Your Audience” MVS Marketing Workshop to be held January 17-20, 2013 in Tucson

My 2013 Marketing Workshop webpage has gone live, registration is open!

Current clients are invited to arrive early for special programs beginning the evening of January 16th.  Special hotel rates have been secured at the Windmill Inn and Suites at St. Phillips Plaza at the base of the Catalina Mountains.

Tuition:  $750; special discounted rate for Arizona residents:  $600.  Space is limited.

Join us in beautiful Tucson to kick start your creativity and increase your marketing savvy!

January 17 – 20, Tucson, Arizona: 2013 MVS Marketing Workshop

January 16, 2013toJanuary 20, 2013

I am pleased to announce that my 2013 Marketing Workshop “FINDING YOUR AUDIENCE ” will be held at the Windmill Inn and Suites in beautiful Tucson, Arizona.  I will cover many topics relating to marketing yourself and your work, and know that we will have an engaging dialogue about our industry that will help you focus your energies and unleash your creativity.

The Marketing Seminar begins Thursday evening January 17th and continues through noon on Sunday January 20th.

Current clients are invited to gather together on day earlier for special programming beginning at 7 pm Wednesday evening January 16th, including a presentation by artist Ken Rosenthal on his exhibition and self-publishing experiences, and a private print viewing the next day at the Center for Creative Photography.

Registration is open; space will be limited to afford all participants an outstanding learning situation as well as the opportunity to be among their creative peers, sharing ideas and images with each other.   Visit the Workshop web page here.

Our host hotel is an all-suite, pet-friendly property at St. Phillip’s Plaza, within walking distance to Trader Joe’s as well as diverse restaurant options, and a short drive to hiking trails in the Catalina Mountains.  Call (520) 577-0077 for more information on the hotel, or to reserve your suite now.

To learn more about life in Tucson, visit  Come early and stay longer to enjoy beautiful Southern Arizona!


I hope you will join us in Tucson to start 2013 informed and inspired. 

To receive complete Workshop details when available, email my assistant Kelsey at with 2013 Marketing Workshop in the subject line.


FROM UNCERTAIN TO BLUE: Photographs by Keith Carter in special exhibition through August in San Marcos, Texas

JULY 6 – AUGUST 30, 2012
FROM UNCERTAIN TO BLUE: Photographs by Keith Carter
Alkek Library, Texas State University, San Marcos / First Floor — open regular library hours

“In the 1980s, Keith Carter and his wife, Patricia, visited over 100 small Texas towns with intriguing names like Diddy Waw Diddy, Paradise, and Mount Calm. Keith’s method was simple and practical: one town, one photograph. Although he would take several rolls of film in each place, Keith selected only one representative image to print then titled the photographs with the names of the small towns. Thirteen images from this series—plus the road map the Carters used to chart their project — are on display from the Wittliff Collections’ major holding of Keith Carter’s work. Texas Monthly Press published From Uncertain to Blue in 1988, and 23 years later the University of Texas Press published a new version with field notes from Patricia Carter. Pat’s notes are included in this exhibition, which is installed on the first floor of Texas State’s Alkek Library.”


Midwest exhibitions not to be missed! Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Rapid City

Hitting the road?  These solo exhibitions feature work by Rebecca Norris Webb, Tom Arndt and Martin Parr; listed in order of closing dates for these and companion shows.  Enjoy the ride!

ENDS AUGUST 5th: Milwaukee, featuring Minneapolis’ own TOM ARNDT at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University   “NYC July 4, 1981 Photographs by Tom Arndt”

From the exhibition website:

“On the night of July 4, 1981, photographer Tom Arndt came upon what he referred to as a “wall of sound” as he entered New York City’s Little Italy and Chinatown. He saw garbage cans doused in gasoline, set aflame, and exploding with fireworks as people ran through the rain-soaked streets. The series of photographs Arndt took capture the intensity of the night’s celebration of Independence Day, while simultaneously emitting a strange disconnect from the specifics of time and place. The photographs have an uneasy resemblance to contemporary images of urban warfare and ask the viewer to reconcile the duality of celebrating freedom versus fighting for freedom.”   57 images are featured on the website.


ENDS AUGUST 5th: NP6 – MARTIN PARR at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, part of the “NEW PICTURES” exhibition series.   From the exhibition website:

“As part of our “New Pictures” series devoted to innovation in contemporary photography, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts invited British photographer Martin Parr to cross the pond and shoot photos covering the wealth of winter activities in Minnesota, from pond hockey to ice fishing.

The results of his endeavor are on view in his exhibition, “New Pictures 6: Martin Parr,” opening April 20 in the Linda and Lawrence Perlman Gallery (262).

See a video “Frozen Face of Minnesota” featuring Martin Parr here:  “Renowned British photographer Martin Parr spent a January weekend documenting our relationship with something that we slip, skate, ski and fish on, but seldom think about seriously: Minnesota ice.”


Ends SEPTEMBER 1: “The Sports Show” Companion exhibition co-curated by TOM ARNDT

“This exhibition features sports as part of everyday life in Minnesota from the late 19th century to the present day.  It features a wide range of images of people, places, and games that capture the spirit of Minnesota’s history.”  Co-curated by photographer TOM ARNDT.

PARTICIPATE IN THE EXHIBITION:  Upload your favorite sports pictures to “The Sports Show: Sports Memories” Flickr group

ENDS OCTOBER 13:  The Dahl Art Center in Rapid City, South Dakota hosts “My Dakota” by Rebecca Norris Webb, featuring the work showcased in her recent (and very moving) book of the same name (Radius Books, 2012).      From the exhibition website:

“Does loss have its own geography? Norris Webb set out to photograph her home state, a place she loved in all its complexity. That spring everything changed with the unexpected death of her brother. One of the few things that eased this artist’s heart was the many landscapes of South Dakota.

For the past decade, Rebecca Norris Webb has been exploring the complicated relationship between people and the natural world.  In her series, MY DAKOTA, this relationship is ever present despite the fact that there are little to no people in her photographs.  Additionally, this series deals with loss, giving it a quiet, contemplative quality.  According to Webb,

“My Dakota started out as a photographic exploration of South Dakota, the sparsely populated state where I grew up, and a place – to quote the Nebraskan photographer Wright Morris – where the Great Plains “…. grew up in you.” A year later my brother died unexpectedly and My Dakota also became a photographic elegy for him. For me, My Dakota is about being broken by grief and, simultaneously, opened by grief. Ultimately, My Dakota is about the mysterious relationship between loss and landscape, the restless wanderings of grief, and the solace of badlands and wide open spaces.”

Originally a poet, Webb has shown her photographic work internationally, including at the George Eastman House Museum and Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York. Her first book, The Glass Between Us, was published in 2006, and her second book, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (with Alex Webb), was published in 2009. Her photographs are in the collections of the George Eastman House Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. An exhibition of the Violet Isle work (with Alex Webb) was shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from May 2011 to January 2012. My Dakota is Rebecca’s third book, which will be exhibited at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, South Dakota, Summer and Fall 2012, and then travel to the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks.”


Finding Your Vision with Alex Webb + Rebecca Norris Webb
Public Slide Talk
 | Friday, October 5 | 7 – 9pm
sponsored by the SD Festival of Books and SD Humanities Council

Photography Workshop | Oct 5, 6 & 7
Photography workshop with Rebecca in October. Click HERE for more info.

Companion exhibition ends AUGUST 8th:  “The Rapid City Flood: Remembrance + Renewal” As part of the citywide commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the flood of 1972, the Rapid City Arts Council coordinated a collaborative exhibit project with the Dakota Artists Guild.

This project is designed to give voice to our community of visual artists in the way they communicate best.

Interview with W.M. Hunt

Today, at Length magazine posted a wonderful interview with W.M. Hunt by Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching.  The interview can be found here.  Go read it now, it is a must.

October 22nd, Tucson: ‘Who Shot Rock and Roll’ Opening Events

Center for Creative Photography | Tucson Museum of Art | Tucson Rocks!
Saturday, October 22, 2011

This Saturday is all about Rock and Roll in Tucson with the exhibition Who Shot Rock and Roll: A Photographic History 1955 to the Present opening at the Tucson Museum of Art.  With lectures at CCP and a party at the museum, this will surely be an opening reception to remember.  These events are part of the Tucson Rocks! city wide fall events focused on Rock and Roll and the arts.  The exhibition will be up at TMA from October 23rd to January 15, 2012. Hope you can make it out and Party Like a Rock Star.

CCP Auditorium – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Rock the Date: Lecture and Book Signing

1:00, Artist talk by Lynn Goldsmith
“Goldsmith plunged into the music scene in the late 1960s, filming concerts, directing documentaries, songwriting, photographing, and befriending some of the artists she photographed. Goldsmith gives us the insider’s view of the musicians at the center of punk, alternative, commercial pop and the exclusive world of the super stars of rock. Her portraits of music legends including The Police, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Kiss, Keith Richards, and Bruce Springsteen, reflect her personal experiences and are notable for their intimacy and humor.” Goldsmith’s work is currently up at Etherton Gallery with Baron Wolman for the exhibition Rockin’ the Desert.

2:00, Lecture by Exhibition Curator, Gail Buckland
“Distinguished Visiting Professor Gail Buckland is the former Olympus Visiting Professor of the History of Photography at The Cooper Union, New York City where she has taught since 1979. In 1991 she held the Nobel Chair in Art and Cultural History at Sarah Lawrence College. She has also taught at Columbia College, Chicago and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. These lectures will be followed by a book signing.

Tucson Museum of Art  – 8:00 pm to midnight
Art After Dark: Party Like a Rockstar

Admission: $10 | free for museum members

For the party there will be: a karaoke lounge, guitar pick making, live screen printing by the Gloo Factory, Guitar Hero ‘jam out’ station, Omer Kreso’s photo booth, Heather Woodrich – live VJ’ing, cash bars, café a la c’art, satyr entertainment, and a costume contest.  Plus: The Modeens, guest DJ’s Angie Bowie & Chick Casman, and Silverfox.

Directions to the Tucson Museum of Art and the Center for Creative Photography.

October 28th, NYC: Legal & Business Bootcamp for Arts Professional

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Legal & Business Bootcamp for Arts Professionals
Friday, October 28, 2011, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

“This Bootcamp will cover the legal and business issues that affect individual artists of all arts disciplines and individuals within arts institutions.

Sessions will include:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Contract Essentials and Negotiation Skills
  • For-Profit, Non-Profit, Fiscal Sponsorship Models
  • Considerations for Documentary and Fact-Based Projects

Who Should Attend
Individual artists of all arts disciplines and individuals within arts institutions. Cultural organizations, recently admitted attorneys, and other professionals who represent artists should also benefit from this program.

Artists and Arts Organization Representatives:
$149 Artists and Students | $250 Arts Organizations | $250 YAM’s and All You Can Learn Pass Holders

$325 All Lawyers

For their financial aid policy and application, click here.
Registration must be completed by October 27th; registration will not be accepted at the event. Click here to download the registration form.”

The session will be held at:
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
2 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10016  [map]


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