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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]

Deadline February 11th: Third Annual New York Portfolio Review

New York Times Lens blog
Call for Submissions: Third Annual New York Portfolio Review

Deadline: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST

“We know how hard it is to be a photographer today and that every break counts. That’s why we are again putting together 150 photographers and 75 of the most influential editors, curators, gallerists and book publishers for two days of private photo critiques on April 11 and 12.

And … wait for it … it’s free.

Applications are now open for the Third Annual New York Portfolio review, sponsored by the New York Times Lens blog and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. This will be an opportunity for people in the photographic community to meet, trade ideas, help each other — and have fun.

Saturday, April 11 will be for all photographers 21 and older, each of whom will receive six private critiques. Sunday, April 12 will be solely for photographers 18 to 27 and will consist of four private critiques for each participant, as well as talks by Santiago Lyon, director of photography for The Associated Press, on building an editorial portfolio, and by the photographer Phil Toledano on the creative process, as well as a panel on working with galleries. You can find a list of this year’s reviewers at the bottom of this page.

We will screen all applicants and choose 100 participants for Saturday and 60 for Sunday. All kinds of photographic work — from fine art to photojournalism — are encouraged.

Please note: Photographers who attended last year’s review will not be eligible to apply this year. Photographers who attended two years ago can apply for this year’s review, but they must submit new work and expectations will be higher.

To enter, send us no more than 20 photos total, from one or two projects, using the form here. The files should be jpegs, 1200 pixels across and 72 D.P.I. The deadline is Feb. 11 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. We will inform those who are accepted by March 4, 2015.”

View the full prospectus and apply at: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/third-annual-new-york-portfolio-review/?_r=1.

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 28th: 2015 Woodstock A-I-R program

The Center for Photography at Woodstock
Call for Entries: 2015 Woodstock A-I-R program
Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015
(postmarked)

“The Woodstock Artist-in-Residency Program is designed to support artists of color working in the photographic arts who reside in the United States that would benefit with access to time, facilities, financial, critical, and technical support. This activity is created with an emphasis on supporting artists working in the photographic arts who are at the brink of their careers and promising talent. All of us lead very busy lives – the drive for this program is to free the artist from the busy routines and demands of everyday – and to provide a sanctuary for creativity.

WOODSTOCK A-I-R encourages participants to pursue creative risk-taking in an environment rich in cultural resources. Working without distraction or interruption, participants focus intensely on their own work, continuing works in progress, setting goals for the future, and breaking new ground.

Each year CPW offers 7 residencies for artists of color and 1 “critical studies residency” for a curator/critic of color.

A-I-R’s receive:

  • accommodations at a historic artist residence located .5 miles from CPW and the center of Woodstock’s business district.
  • 24/7 access to CPW’s workspace facilities (including black-&-white darkroom, digital imaging stations, and library)
  • critical and technical support
  • stipend for food and travel, and honorarium
  • exhibition and related opportunities

Established in 1999, WOODSTOCK A-I-R has been made possible in part with support from the Phillip & Edith Leonian Foundation, the Milton & Sally Avery Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), a state agency, with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Submission Guidelines

  • 10-15 digital images/video on a DVD/CD-ROM of current work. (one copy)
    • Format still images as JPEGs with a width dimension no greater than 2400 pixels. Please limit video clips or excerpts to no more than 5 minutes (please indicate length of full video) and submit no more than 3 in total. Acceptable file formats include .mpg, .avi, .mov. Please make sure your three videos combined do not exceed 200MB and test your video files to make sure they play on a Mac and PC.
    • Individuals applying to the Critical Studies Residency should submit 2 writing samples of no more than 1,500 words per sample with visuals, including featured artist work samples and installation views if applicable. (four copies of each)
  • Residency proposal (four copies of each) – see application form for guidelines to answering this question.
  • Preference for time of residency (please list 3 options) *The program runs from June through September, please request your time accordingly. Residencies range from 3-6 weeks.
  • Four copies of the following:
    • Artist statement (describing your current projects and artistic process) – limited to 500 words.
    • Resume (listing past exhibitions, residency, and related experiences) – limited to 3 pages.
    • Images script (thumbnails of your work with caption information) – see page 3 of the application form.

WOODSTOCK A-I-R participants are selected by a peer panel comprised of professionals in the field and have included past participants in CPW’s residency and exhibition program, curators, collectors, and art critics.”

For the full prospectus and to learn about past participants visit: www.cpw.org/create/artist-residencies.
Download a PDF of the application here.

Deadlines January 22nd: CENTER Review Santa Fe & Project Launch

CENTER
Deadlines: Thursday, January 22, 2015

Review Santa Fe

“$45 members/$55 non-members

Review Santa Fe is the premier juried portfolio review event in the world happening JUNE 11-14, 2015. Considered one of the most important events for photographers who seek career advancement, Review Santa Fe is designed to facilitate relationships between photographers and leading industry professionals looking for new work.

Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain, up to 100 photographers meet with up to 45 of today’s most relevant and esteemed reviewers comprised of curators, editors, publishers, gallerists and others who can offer professional development advice and opportunities.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.visitcenter.org/overview.

Project Launch

“Fee: $35 members/$45 non-members

The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working in fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a $5,000 cash award to help complete or disseminate the works, as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities.

This grant is awarded to complete or nearly completed projects that would benefit from the grant award package. It requires signature of a contract to participate in an exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Arts, during Review Santa Fe.

Jurors
CURATOR: Anne M. Lyden, International Photography Curator, National Galleries of Scotland
EDITOR: Bernadette Tuazon, Senior Photo Editor, CNN Digital
PUBLISHER: Jack Woody, Publisher, Twin Palms Publishers”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.visitcenter.org/project-launch.

Deadline March 20th: TheDocumentaryProjectFund

TheDocumentaryProjectFund
Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2015

“TheDocumentaryProjectFund is now accepting applications for Project Support Awards. The Call will run through March 20, 2015. This extended time period allows us to offer early feedback, if photographers desire.

Visit the website for application requirements. Remember that we fund projects in artist’s communities. We believe you shouldn’t have to travel around the world to find important stories that can challenge our assumptions, awe us with beauty and change the way people look at their world.

  • Established Artist Award: $5000
  • Emerging Vision Award: $3500

For more information and to apply visit: thedocumentaryprojectfund.org.
Email: mailto:info@thedocumentaryprojectfund.org.”

Deadline January 26th: Light Sensitive 2015

Art Intersection
Call for Entries: Light Sensitive 2015
Deadline: Monday, January 26, 2015
Fee: $45 for 1-5 images

“Art Intersection presents Light Sensitive, an annual juried exhibition of images created using traditional and alternative photographic processes. Past work has included analog c-prints, platinum, cyanotype, gelatin silver, gum bichromate, wet plate collodion tintypes, chemigrams, and other printing processes.

Juror: Robert Hirsch, artist, curator, and author.

The Art Intersection curatorial staff will select three artists from Light Sensitive to show additional work during an  exhibition running from December 12, 2015 to January 9, 2016.”

For the full prospectus view the PDF document Light Sensitive 2015 Submission Guidelines.
To apply go to www.artintersection.com/event/call-for-work-light-sensitive-2015.

Deadline January 20th: Blue Earth Alliance Project Sponsorship

Blue Earth Alliance
Call for Submissions: Photographic Project Sponsorship
Deadline: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

“Blue Earth sponsors documentary projects whose goal is to educate the public about critical environmental and social issues. We are primarily interested in work that is educational and informational in nature and will consider proposals of any geographic scope involving the photographic and motion picture mediums. Our standard contract sponsors the project for two years.

Blue Earth offers fiscal accountability to the projects we accept for sponsorship. As a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, Blue Earth is eligible to receive grants and tax-deductible contributions from private foundations, individuals, or other entities.

Along with this fiscal accountability, we also offer other services. When you join our community of visual storytellers, we offer mentorship throughout the life of your project sponsorship, publicity on our blog and newsletters, help with PR and marketing, and more depending upon individual needs.

We accept submissions for sponsorship twice each year, January 20th and July 20th. Materials must be received in our offices by the deadline. We announce recipients approximately two months later.”

For further details, previously and currently sponsored projects, and the application process visit: www.blueearth.org/projects/submit.cfm.

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.

December 4th, San Francisco: McNair Evans Exhibition and Book Signing

Book & Job Gallery
Exhibition & Book Signing for McNair Evans, Confessions
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:00-10:00 pm

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