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October 13th, Boston: PRC 2012 Benefit Auction

Photographic Resource Center
2012 Benefit Auction
Saturday, October 13, 2012

“Since 1976, the PRC has been a leading force in fine art photography both regionally and nationally. In our 36 year history, many of the world’s most celebrated photographers, scholars, critics, and curators have intersected with the organization through exhibitions, lectures, workshops and publications.

On Saturday, October 13, we will host the PRC 2012 Benefit Auction. This event is an exciting opportunity for the photography, art, collecting, and gallery communities to celebrate our important Boston-based cultural institution. By showing your support, the PRC can continue its compelling work of providing quality programming to support fine art and creative photography in New England.

PRC Benefit Auction Preview Exhibition
October 5-12, 2012
808 Gallery at Boston University

Live Auction
Doors open at 5:00 pm
Live auction begins at 6:45 pm
Includes an elegant reception with gourmet hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and a curator led tour of the live auction photographs by Francine Weiss, PRC’s new Curator & Loupe Editor.
Tickets: $100

Silent Auction
Doors open at 8:15 pm
Section 1 closes at 9:15 pm
Section 2 closes at 9:30 pm
Section 3 closes at 9:45 pm
Includes appetizers, desserts, wine, and beer as well as one hell of a party!
Advance Tickets: $30 general public | $25 PRC members
At Door Tickets: $35

Purchase tickets for the live or silent auctions here.

Auctioneer
Stuart Whitehurst, W & W Appraisers and Consultant”

August 7th-25th, Boston: “NEPR Showcase: Featuring 6 Photographers Selected From the New England Portfolio Reviews”

Photographic Resource Center | New England Portfolio Reviews
NEPR Showcase

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 9, 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm

© Phillip Jones, "Tobin Bridge, 4am"

“The PRC is pleased to present its first NEPR Showcase, which opens on Tuesday, August 7. The PRC staff selected six photographers from the pool of artists who showed work at the New England Portfolio Reviews Portfolio Walk on Saturday, May 12. This exhibition, team curated by the PRC staff, is just another way that the organization continues to promote the talented photographers of New England! The featured photographers, their project titles, and their cities of residence are listed below:

  • Beth Hankes, Unrelenting Silence (Cambridge, MA)
  • Phillip Jones, Shooting in the Dark (Boston, MA)
  • Anita Līcis-Ribak, Time Still and Letters Between the (Coast) Lines (Amherst, MA)
  • Shaun O’Boyle, Rail Lines (Dalton, MA)
  • David Ricci, Edge of Chaos (Lee, MA)
  • David Torcoletti, Soldiers (Norwell, MA)

NEPR Showcase includes an interesting variety of work, ranging from a site-specific photo installation dealing with the arc of passionate experience to investigations of changing industrial landscapes to fragmented prints on airmail paper assembled into collages.  The artists – emerging and established – clearly demonstrate the vast diversity in today’s photographic practice in Massachusetts.  The PRC staff was particularly drawn to these unique projects due to their excellent craftsmanship and artistic voice.”

The exhibition will be on view August 7 – 25, 2012.

PRC
832 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts  [map]

June 7th, Boston: Creative & Professional Development for Artists w/ Alison Nordström and Rania Matar

Photographic Resource Center
Creative and Professional Development for Artists
Presented by Alison Nordström and Rania Matar
Moderated by Glenn Ruga, PRC Executive Director
Thursday, June 7, 2012, 3:00-5:00 pm
Registration: Online $20 / $15 members | At door $25 / $20 members

Join Alison Nordström and Rania Matar for a two hour interactive seminar on strategies and techniques to advance your development as an artist and your career as a creative professional. Topics to be discussed include maturing your artist vision, critique and portfolio reviews, juried competitions, exhibitions, galleries, portfolio preparation, artist statement, resume, publishing, and choice of subject matter and technique. All will be looked at in light of how to use these various forums to advance your artistic development and professional career. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in discussion and ask real-world questions, although presenters will not comment on photographic work of individual attendees.”

Boston University
College of General Studies, Room 527
871 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts  [map]

June 6th, Boston: 7th Annual Focus Awards

The Griffin Museum of Photography
7th Annual Focus Awards
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $95

“The Focus Awards recognize individuals making critical contributions to the promotion, curation and presentation of photography.

The awards this year celebrate five people and organizations instrumental in building greater awareness of the photographic arts in the general public.

The Focus Awards have been presented in the following categories:

  •  The Lifetime Achievement Award – Eelco Wolf
    Given to an individual whose ongoing commitment to photography has created far reaching impact.
  • The Rising Star Award – Aline Smithson
    Given to an emerging force that the photographic community is watching with great enthusiasm.
  • The New England Beacon Award – Stephen Jareckie
    Given to a local individual whose work brings prominence to the local photographic scene.
  • The Spotlight Award – Rixon Reed
    Given to an entity that consistently shines a light on photography and has created a far reaching impact in the field.
  • The Quicksilver Award – Keith Jenkins
    Given to an individual who has made significant advances in using and exploring new technologies, as well as innovative approaches to photography utilizing nontraditional ways to showcase photography as an ever changing media.

The Focus Awards kicks off the Flash Forward Festival.”

Fairmont Battery Wharf
377 Commercial Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02109

June 7th, Boston: Opening Reception for PRC EXPOSURE 2012

Photographic Resource Center
Opening Reception: EXPOSURE 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012, 6:30-8:00 pm

“The PRC’s esteemed annual juried exhibition, EXPOSURE, honors emerging photographers from across North America by providing a venue to celebrate their work in a group show. Since its inception in 1996, over 300 photographers have displayed their images on the PRC’s gallery walls. Each year, a respected member of the New England art community — from curators to gallerists to photo editors — is asked to select ten to fifteen standout artists from a pool of several hundred. Each artist then shows five to ten photographs, adding up to a truly interesting exhibit each year.

From a submission pool of 270 photographers, this year’s juror Alison Nordström, Curator of Photographs and Director of Exhibitions at George Eastman House, selected the following ten artists for inclusion in EXPOSURE 2012:

Mary Ellen Bartley (Wainscott, NY)
Thomas Brennan (Hinesburg, VT)
Nan Brown (Quincy, CA)
Odette England (Providence, RI)
Tony Loreti (Belmont, MA)
Mark Lyon (Marlboro, NY)
Robert Moran (Bar Harbor, ME)
Garie Waltzer (Cleveland Heights, OH)
David Wolf (San Francisco, CA)
Diana Zlatanovski (Arlington, MA)”

The exhibition will be on view until July 18, 2012.  Congratulations to the selected artists.

PRC
832 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts  [map]

June 1st, Boston: Opening Reception, Flashed: New England Photographers Group Show

Magenta Foundation | Flash Forward Festival
Opening Reception: Flashed: New England Photographers Group Show
Friday, June 1, 2012, 6:00-9:00 pm

Open to the public.

“Eunice Hurd of the Robert Klein Gallery and Jason Landry of Panopticon Gallery are excited to announce FLASHED, a group exhibition showcasing ten photographers whose roots are in New England.”

450 Harrison Avenue, Unit #75
Garden Level
Boston, Massachusetts  [map]

Also, with 1 week to go, the Magenta Foundation is getting ready for the Flash Forward Festival at the Fairmont Battery Wharf, June 7-10.  Click here to see all lectures, workshops, exhibitions and gallery tours they have planned for the week.

May 2nd, Boston: Artist Talk by Shelby Lee Adams

Photographic Resource Center
Artist Talk by Shelby Lee Adams: Salt & Truth
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Registration: $10 general | $5 members | free for BU community & PRC member institutions

Shelby Lee Adams will discuss his new book, Salt & Truth, published by Candela Books in October and featured in The New York Times Sunday Review in November 2011. The book is a compilation of black and white photographs predominately made over the last eight years, including ten previously unpublished images that represent an overview of the entire 36 years Adams has continued working within his native community in Eastern Kentucky. His slide presentation will include informal photos made with his friends and subjects as well as quotes and observations made by his people to share with and inform the viewer of his process and the collaborative nature of his work.”

BU College of General Studies, Room 511
871 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts  [map]

“The Red Sox will be in town that evening. Plan accordingly. The lot adjacent to the PRC, and one block from the auditorium, is open to the public for $10. Nearby on-street parking in Brookline may be available.”

April 29th: Registration Closes for the New England Portfolio Reviews – Spaces Are Still Available!

New England Portfolio Reviews
Hosted by: Griffin Museum of Photography | Photographic Resource Center
Registration closes Sunday, April 29, 2012

“The New England Portfolio Reviews will be held at Boston University this year and will take place on Friday morning, May 11, and all day Saturday, May 12.

This year we will offer a portfolio walk. All photographers will have the opportunity to share their work to all the reviewers, other attendees, and special guests invited by the Photographic Resource Center and the Griffin Museum of Photography on Saturday following the afternoon review session.

The New England Portfolio Reviews is an opportunity for emerging and established photographers to meet with curators, teachers, gallerists, and other image professionals. The Reviews will serve individuals who are just embarking on their careers and those who have several years of experience and are hoping to reach new audiences by initiating connections with leading figures in the busy New England photography world.”

To get information about registration, reviewer schedule, rate, and more, visit newenglandportfolioreviews.com.”

April 10th, Cambridge: Artist Talk by Todd Hido

Harvard Art Museums
Artist Talk by Todd Hido
Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

Todd Hido, in conversation with Sharon Harper, Associate Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University

Todd Hido makes night photographs of suburban neighborhoods, using long exposures to capture the effects of fog, and light from streetlamps and windows. Hido’s project relates closely to Feininger’s atmospheric night photographs of the Bauhaus building and the surrounding neighborhood.”

Harvard Art Museums
Arthur M. Sackler Museum
485 Broadway
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

April 10th: Online Registration Opens for the New England Portfolio Reviews

New England Portfolio Reviews
Griffin Museum of Photography | Photographic Resource Center
Online registration opens: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

“The New England Portfolio Reviews will be held at Boston University this year and will take place on Friday morning, May 11, and all day Saturday, May 12.

This year we will offer a portfolio walk. All photographers will have the opportunity to share their work to all the reviewers, other attendees, and special guests invited by the Photographic Resource Center and the Griffin Museum of Photography on Saturday following the afternoon review session.

The New England Portfolio Reviews is an opportunity for emerging and established photographers to meet with curators, teachers, gallerists, and other image professionals. The Reviews will serve individuals who are just embarking on their careers and those who have several years of experience and are hoping to reach new audiences by initiating connections with leading figures in the busy New England photography world.”

To get information about registration, reviewer schedule, rate, and more, visit newenglandportfolioreviews.com.

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