Tag: Chicago

November 18th, Chicago: Terry Smith in Conversation with Mary Jane Jacob “Thinking Contemporary Curating”

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Terry Smith in Conversation with Mary Jane Jacob Thinking Contemporary Curating
Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Free with museum admission.

“Renowned art historian and critic Terry Smith discusses his book, Thinking Contemporary Curating, with Mary Jane Jacob, Executive Director of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Thinking Contemporary Curating is the first book to offer an in-depth analysis of the volatile territory of international curatorial practice and the thinking—or insight—that underpins it. In five essays, Smith describes how today curators take on roles far beyond exhibition making, to include reimagining museums; writing the history of curating; creating discursive platforms and undertaking social or political activism, as well as rethinking spectatorship. A book signing follows their conversation.”

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 East Chicago Ave,
Chicago, IL 60611  [map]

June 29th, Chicago: Memories, Moons & Imagination: An Evening with Eddie Soloway

© Eddie Soloway

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Memories, Moons and Imagination: An Evening with Eddie Soloway
Friday, June 29, 2012 7:30-9:00 pm
Tickets: $12.00 advance | $15.00 at the door
$6.00 students/Columbia College staff & alumni

“Photographs can go far beyond being a record of a person, place or thing. They can take our breath away, transport us to another realm, or flood us with long-forgotten memories.

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops invites you to join photographer and storyteller Eddie Soloway for Memories, Moons, and Imagination, an entertaining and informative presentation designed to open you up to the beauty right in front of our noses … and deep inside our hearts.”

Ferguson Memorial Theater, Columbia College
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605 [map]

Deadline June 1st: SPE National Conference Proposals

Society for Photographic Education
Call for Submissions: 2013 National Conference Proposals
Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2012
Fee: $10

“SPE is accepting proposals for the 50th annual SPE national conference Conferring Significance: Celebrating Photography’s Continuum, March 7-10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

Proposals topics are not required to be theme-based, and may include but are not limited to, imagemaking, history, contemporary theory and criticism, multidisciplinary approaches, new technologies, effects of media and culture, educational issues, funding, and presentations of work in photography, film, video, performance and installation.

Current SPE members are eligible to submit a proposal for consideration. Individuals who have presented at two SPE national conferences since 2010 (Philadelphia) are not eligible. To join SPE visit https://www.spenational.org/members/join

Presentation Format Descriptions

  • Graduate Student – short presentation of your own artistic work and a brief introduction to your graduate program (must be enrolled in graduate program at time of submission)
  • Imagemaker – presentation on your own artistic work
  • Lecture – presentation on historical topic, theory, or another artist’s work
  • Panel – a group led by a moderator to discuss a chosen topic
  • Teaching and Learning (new category this year!) – presentations, workshops, demos that addresses educational issues, including teaching resources and strategies (syllabi, videos, assignments, readings, class prep/setup, and power point presentations); curricula to serve diverse artists and changing student populations; seeking promotion and tenure; avoiding burnout, and professional exchange.

Download PDF call for entry for full conference description, proposal guidelines and instructions for submitting your proposal online through Slideroom.com.

April 11th, Chicago: Columbia College Photography Auction for Student Scholarships

Columbia College Photography Department
Inaugural Photography Auction for Student Scholarships
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 5:00-8:00 pm

“Join the greater Chicago photography community for a night of music, food, drinks, and camaraderie.  Works will be available through a raffle type of auction, allowing for participation for a wide range of guests.”

Manifest Gallery Space
1006 South Michigan Avenue, 1st floor
Chicago, Illinois 60605  [map]

Deadline March 31st: Lycée Français de Chicago: The French International School AIR

Lycée Français de Chicago: The French International School
Call for Proposals: Artist in Residency Program
Deadline: Saturday, March 31, 2012

“Who Are We?
The Lycée Français de Chicago has been providing a world class education to American and international students since 1995. Beginning in pre-school and continuing through 12th grade, our students thrive in a unique multicultural, dual-language learning environment. Our school puts a great emphasis on the arts as a cultural expression and as a means of international dialogue. We believe that the arts influence the development of how people communicate their perceptions, responses, and understanding of the world to themselves and to others. We focus on providing each student with the cultural and artistic education necessary for this development.

Since 1997 the Lycee’s Artist-in-Residence program has collaborated with such international artists and institutions as Christian Boltanski, Ery Camara, Sheila Hicks, Laurent Baude, Beate Gütschow, Périphériques Architectes, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. While each project has explored new linkages between art and learning, it is the integration of the artists’ ideas into the philosophy and overall curriculum, as well as into the day-to-day activities of the school, that are most significant.

Over the next three years, as the Lycée prepares to move to a new school location in 2015, we are seeking three artists, one per year, to create projects with our students that will help us reaffirm our identity as a global community. The theme for the Artist-in-Residence program during these three years will be: “The Lycée as a Community of Productive Contradictions.”

We are looking forward to receiving project ideas that extend our relationship with the community beyond the school walls, and into the truly international world of which we are a part.

What are we looking for?
We are currently seeking proposals for the 2012-13 school year. This call for proposals is open to artists of all disciplines, including but not limited to, visual artists, playwrights, musicians, poets, dancers, filmmakers and new media artists.

We expect the selected artist to work closely with students and teachers from different levels of our school, ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade. The artist will be expected to donate two final products to the Lycée at the conclusion of the residency:

  1. An artistic production created with the students
  2. Tangible documentation of the project

The contents and making of this final product are open to the imagination, as long as the artist actively engages the students, and the entire Lycée community, in the process of its creation.

Practical Conditions of the Program
The artist will be given a six week residency that could be spread throughout the school year or intensive, to create, install, perform, and/or display the work.

The artist will be given a generous stipend with travel and accommodation expenses covered. The residency will also include funds for materials to create the final product as well as an opening exhibition and several promotional materials to publicize the project.

The artist will formally meet with students, parents, and teachers to initially present the project, and will then work in close contact with teachers and students to bring the project to life. The artist will take part in two public events, one of which will take place outside of school.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Résumé
  2. An abstract of your proposed project
  3. Examples of previous work (or website address)
  4. Send to: Ghislaine Bazir, Assistant Head of School, at gbazir[at]lyceechicago.org under the subject line Artist in Residence.”

October 12-16, Chicago: Filter Photo Festival

Filter Photo Festival
October 12-16, 2011

The Filter Photo Festival in Chicago started today.  They have many great workshops, lectures, portfolio reviews and exhibitions planned for the weekend.  If you are in the area, you must make it out to some of the festivities if not all.  Many lectures are free and open to the public; see the calendar of events for details.  Also, there are a few single portfolio reviews still available, click here.

MVS will also be participating in the Festival by leading a panel discussion, participating in the portfolio reviews on Saturday & Sunday, and giving a lecture on Sunday.

Panel Discussion: Standing Out From the Rest: Presenting Your Work to Industry Professionals
Thursday, October 14th
The panel discussion will begin after Anthony Bannon’s lecture on Siskind and Callahan which starts at 4:00.
Panelists include: Catherine Edelman, Karen Irvine, Nathan Mason, , and Nicole RadjaDetails »

Lecture: To Be Published or Self-Publish? Options for Artists
Sunday, October 16th at 6:00 pm

MVS will discuss both traditional publishing and self-publishing options available today towards helping you determine which path is right for you and your project.  Details »

Chicago: Filter Photo Festival Early Registration Extended to August 22nd

Filter Photo Festival
Portfolio Reviews and Workshop early bird registration has been extended to August 22nd.

Portfolio Reviews are being held October 15th & 16th.  Please visit Filter’s website for details and to register.
Click here for the list of reviewers and their bios.

Workshops are being held October 12th – 14th.  To see the wide variety of workshops being taught and who is teaching them, click here.

The previously made post on this blog for Filter Festival’s portfolio reviews can be found here.

Chicago: Filter Photo Festival Portfolio Reviews Early Registration Ends August 15th

Filter Photo Festival: October 12-16, 2011

Portfolio Reviews: Saturday & Sunday, October 15-16th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Registration is now open; early registration ends August 15, 2011.

“Participants sign up for either 5 or 8 twenty-minute face-to-face reviews and receive candid advice about their work, as well as information on getting their photographs exhibited and published.

All review participants are encouraged to show their work at the Portfolio Walk on Saturday October 15th, from 6pm – 10pm which will take place nearby at the Fine Arts Building following the reviews and will be an excellent opportunity to showcase your work to all of the reviewers, and to your fellow photographers.”

Pricing until August 15th:
5 Reviews – $250
8 Reviews – $350

Pricing after August 15th:
5 Reviews – $275
8 Reviews – $375
Single Reviews – $50 (only available after September 15th)

Student Pricing:
Single reviews available after October 1st for $25 each

*While you will not be able to select individual reviewers, you will be e-mailed and asked to rank the reviewers you would like to see in order of preference. We will do our best to match you with your top choices.

Please click here to register; click here for the list of reviewers and their bios.

Reviews will be held at the Central Loop Hotel:
111 West Adams Street
Chicago, Illinois  [map]

April 7th, Chicago: LAURA MCPHEE at Columbia College

Laura McPhee is to give a lecture at Columbia College for the Lectures in Photography series
Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Admission: FREE
Ferguson Lecture Hall
600 S. Michigan Avenue, 1st floor [map]

“Lectures in Photography” is the longest running photography lecture program in the country.  Each semester Columbia College hosts three distinguished photography based artists who present a public lecture which is always FREE to the general public.

March 10th, MoCP Chicago: Kahn & Selesnick Lecture and Reception

Kahn & Selesnick are to give a lecture accompanied by their exhibition The Apollo Prophecies and Mars Adrift on the Hourglass Sea at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd floor
Admission: Free

Reception to follow from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

From MoCP’s events page:
Kahn & Selesnick will provide an overview of their more than twenty-year collaboration.  Presented in conjunction with the Columbia College photography department’s Lectures in Photography.”
The exhibition is up until April 3, 2011.


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