Tag: InFocus

October 17th, Phoenix: InFOCUS PhotoBid 2014 Exhibition & Silent Auction

Phoenix Art Museum
InFOCUS PhotoBid 2014 Exhibition & Silent Auction
Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:00-9:00 pm
Tickets: $35 Advance | $40 At door

Online bidding is now open!  You can view the fabulous work available and place your bid here.

“Organized by INFOCUS, the photography support organization of Phoenix Art Museum, and curated by Dr. Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator of Photography at the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum, the PhotoBid Silent Auction and Raffle features more than 50 signed limited-edition photographic prints and books by acclaimed photographers throughout Arizona and the United States.

Bid online and in person for museum-quality photographs in a diverse variety of media. All of the auction items will be on display in the Norton Gallery October 4-17.”

Phoenix Art Musem
Norton Photography Gallery
Central Ave and McDowell Ave
Phoenix, Arizona

INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks – Selected Photobooks

Earlier this month, coauthors Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius Himes met at the Phoenix Art Museum to participate in the jurying process for the INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks.  The jurying was then completed by:

Mary Virginia Swanson, Darius Himes and Becky Senf at the Phoenix Art Museum.

Abigail Nersesian, Librarian, Phoenix Art Museum
Jennifer Barnella, Retail Sales Manager, Phoenix Art Museum
Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography
Becky Senf, Norton Family Curator, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum
Larissa Leclair, Founder, Indie Photobook Library.

“The jury reviewed 271 submissions from 15 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The exhibition represents the 151 books they chose, as examples of the wide range of photobooks being produced today.”

The exhibition will be on view, August 23 to September 28, 2014 at:

Phoenix Art Museum
Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography
NE corner of McDowell Road & Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Or, if you can’t make it to Phoenix to pore over the books in person, you can view them online by following the links in the list of accepted books at infocus-phxart.org/photobooks.

February 5th, Phoenix: Bill Hunt “The Ten Most Exciting Photographers I Learned about this Year”

Phoenix Art Museum | INFOCUS
Lecture by Bill Hunt, The Ten Most Exciting Photographers I Learned about this Year

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public, seating is first come, first served;

“A self-described champion of photography, W.M. “Bill” Hunt will engage the INFOCUS audience with his list of the 10 most exciting photographers he learned about this year. Hunt is passionate and unpredictable. He likes to emphasize the “de-light” in photography. For 40 years, Hunt has been a collector, dealer (Hasted Hunt, Ricco/Maresca), curator, writer, teacher (SVA, Aperture and ICP), and story-teller. His book The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious was published in 2011 by Aperture in the US, Thames & Hudson in the UK, and as L’Oeil Invisible by Actes Sud in France and selected by most of the Top Ten lists. He is working on a number of new projects while he continues to write and lecture, review portfolios, judge competitions, and serve on the boards of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund and The Center for Photography at Woodstock. And, he is a pretty funny guy (self-described).”

Phoenix Art Museum, Whiteman Hall
1625 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona

 

February 8th, Phoenix: INFOCUS Presenting Your Work to Industry Professionals – Registration Open

INFOCUS
Portfolio Workshop: Presenting Your Work to Industry Professionals

Saturday, February 8, 2014, 9:00-4:45

“If you’ve ever considered attending a portfolio review, you probably have many questions about how to make the best impression and get the most from the experience.

This INFOCUS members-only event, presented and moderated by noted expert Mary Virginia Swanson, is designed to help you prepare for the process of presenting your work to key industry insiders, as well as gain valuable insight from professionals in museum, gallery, corporate and public photography collections field.

Make plans now! The full-day workshop with lunch and portfolio reviews is limited to only 20 participants. A limited number of additional seats are available free of charge to INFOCUS members who would like to register for the morning seminars only.

$90 Registration Fee
 includes all seminars, portfolio reviews, special handouts and lunch. Must be an INFOCUS member to register.

Schedule
9:00-10:20 – Making the Most of a Portfolio Review Event presented by Mary Virginia Swanson.
10:30-12:00 – Meet the Industry Professionals panel discussion.
12:00-1:00 – Lunch.
1:00-4:15 – Portfolio reviews with industry professionals.
4:15-4:45 – Closing discussion.”

For further details and the list of participating industry professionals visit: www.infocus-phxart.org/workshop.

Phoenix Art Museum in Singer Hall
1625 N Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizon

December 11th, Phoenix: Artist Talk by Christopher Churchill

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© 2013 Christopher Churchill

Phoenix Art Museum 
Artist Talk by Christopher Churchill
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.

Christopher Churchill (b. 1977) is a documentary photographer working often in large format on narrative projects and commissions. His photographs are held in various public collections and have been shown widely, often in surveys of American culture.”

In conjunction with the exhibition See, Hear, Feel: The Photographs of Debra Bloomfield and Christopher Churchill.  On view December 7, 2013 – March 23, 2014.

This lecture is presented by INFOCUS.

Phoenix Art Museum, Singer Auditorium
NE corner of McDowell Road & Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

October 18th, Phoenix: INFocus Photobid 2013 Silent Auction

Phoenix Art Museum | INFocus
INFocus Photobid 2013 Silent Auction
Friday, October 18, 2013, 5:30-9:00 pm

“Photography has become one of the most dynamic and talked-about fields in the contemporary art world. Whether you are a seasoned collector or just starting out, PhotoBid 2013 is a fun, welcoming event where you can mingle with people who share a passion for photography and bring home an original work of art – all for a great cause!

Organized by INFOCUS, the photography support organization of Phoenix Art Museum, and curated by Dr. Rebecca Senf, the Norton Family Curator of Photography at the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum, PhotoBid 2013 features more than 50 signed limited-edition prints and books by acclaimed photographers from throughout Arizona and the United States. Collectors have the opportunity to bid on these museum-quality photographic prints, which include landscapes, portraits, still lifes and abstractions spanning a diverse variety of media – from black-and-white to color, and from traditional to digital – with a range of prices for every budget.

PhotoBid 2013 auction items may be viewed in person Oct. 5 to 18 at Phoenix Art Museum’s Norton Photography Gallery. Bids may be placed online starting Aug. 15 and in person at the PhotoBid 2013 silent auction on Friday, Oct. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests at the silent auction will enjoy live music, appetizers and a cash bar. The event also features a raffle with tickets priced at just $20 and extraordinary prizes such as signed, limited-edition photographs and books.

Admission to the silent auction is $25 and includes a complimentary cocktail and raffle ticket. Purchase tickets here.”

A preview exhibition can viewed at the Phoenix Art Museum, Norton Photography Gallery or online here.

Phoenix Art Musem
Norton Photography Gallery
Central Ave and McDowell Ave
Phoenix, Arizona

April 17th, Phoenix: “An Introduction to Photographic Print Processes, Their Vulnerabilities and Long-term Preservation”

Phoenix Art Museum
Lecture by Jennifer Jae Gutierrez: An Introduction to Photographic Print Processes, Their Vulnerabilities and Long-term Preservation
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

“Jennifer Jae Gutierrez is currently the Arthur J. Bell Senior Photograph Conservator at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Gutierrez earned a Master of Science degree from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC), specializing in photograph conservation. From 2004 to 2012 she taught undergraduate- and graduate-level courses for the University of Delaware’s Art Conservation Department and beginning in 2010 she served as Associate Director for WUDPAC.

With Debra Hess Norris she edited Issues in the Conservation of Photographs published by the Getty Conservation Institute in 2010, and she has presented papers at numerous national and international conferences about photograph conservation and conservation education. Gutierrez has been actively involved in several photograph conservation training initiatives including the Preservation of Photographic Collections in Historically Black Colleges and Universities project, and the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg Russia: Education and Training in Photograph Conservation Program.

Here is a short interview with Jae in the University of Arizona employee paper: uaatwork.arizona.edu/story/employee-qa-photograph-conservator-jae-gutierrez.”

This lecture is sponsored by INFOCUS.

Phoenix Art Museum, Singer Auditorium (enter through the Administration Building lobby)
NE corner of McDowell Road & Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona

February 6th, Phoenix: Whitney Johnson “The 10 Most Exciting Photographers I Learned About This Year”

Phoenix Art Museum
Lecture by Whitney Johnson, The 10 Most Exciting Photographers I Learned About This Year
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Free and open to the public; seating is first come, first served.

“Hear about new trends from Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography at The New Yorker where she oversees the photographic vision for the print magazine, digital editions, and the website. She produced and edited the photo essays Service and Portraits of Power, which won National Magazine Awards in 2009 and 2010, and contributes regularly to Photo Booth, the magazine’s photography blog.”

This lecture is sponsored by INFOCUS.

Phoenix Art Museum, Singer Auditorium
NE corner of McDowell Road & Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

 

October 4th, Phoenix: InFocus Silent Auction – TONIGHT

INFOCUS | Phoenix Art Museum
2012 Photography Exhibition and Silent Auction
Thursday, October, 4, 2012, 5:30-9:00 pm

“INFOCUS will present its 4th Annual Silent Auction tonight. This event is the organization’s biggest fundraiser, but more importantly, it is an exhibition of some of the best contemporary photography being produced today.”

If you are in the Phoenix area I hope you can make it out to support INFOCUS so they can continue to organize great lectures, exhibitions, and other programming to promote an understanding of photography in the community.

Absentee bidding is now closed, but if you cannot attend and would like to see some of the great photographs that are in the auction, click here.

Phoenix Art Museum – Norton Gallery
1625 N Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona

September 5th, Phoenix: Artist Talk by Stephen Marc “Passage On the Underground Railroad”

Phoenix Art Museum | INFOCUS
Artist Talk by Stephen Marc: Passage On the Underground Rail Road
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served.

“Over the course of a decade and across 32 states, photographer and digital artist Stephen Marc followed the Underground Railroad, the network of people and places that served as a gateway to freedom during slavery in the American South.

Tracing its history, its interconnected web of stories, of faces, lives, homes, caves, and passageways, Marc followed and photographed the routes of the freedom seekers, creating from these powerful images a thread of narratives. Stephen Marc: Passage On the Underground Railroad, an exhibition of Marc’s compelling and visually expansive digital documentary montages, will be on view in Norton Photography Gallery through September 23, 2012.”

© 2012 Stephen Marc

 

Phoenix Art Museum, Singer Auditorium
NE corner of McDowell Road & Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

 

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