Tag: Philadelphia

February 22nd, Philadelphia: Artist Talk by Dan Estabrook

© 2012 Dan Estabrook

The University of the Arts
Artist Talk by Dan Estabrook
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 11:30 am

“For over 20 years, Dan Estabrook has been making contemporary art using a variety of 19th-century photographic techniques. Recently he has focused on the earliest paper photographs – calotype negatives and salted paper prints – as sources for hand manipulation with paint and pencil. He balances his interests in photography with forays into sculpture, painting, drawing and other works on paper.”

Dorrance Hamilton Hall: CBS Auditorium
320 South Broad Street
(corner of Broad & Pine Streets)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102  [map]

January 15th, Philadelphia: Conversation with Zoe Strauss, Allan Sekula, Peter Barberie, and Sally Stein

© 2012 Zoe Struass

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Conversation with Zoe Strauss, Allan Sekula, Peter Barberie, and Sally Stein
Sunday, January 15, 2012, 2:30-3:30
Admission: Free tickets required

“Photographers Zoe Strauss and Allan Sekula; Peter Barberie, The Museum’s Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center; and exhibition-catalogue contributing author Sally Stein, Professor Emerita, Art History and Film and Media Studies, University of California, Irvine, discuss Strauss’s photography and the ten-year project she held under Interstate 95 in South Philadelphia. The conversation will address the political and social concerns behind Strauss’s practice and how she garnered a mid-career retrospective at the Museum only twelve years after picking up a camera.”

This conversation is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Zoe Strauss: Ten Years.  This exhibition opens January 14th and is up until April 22, 2012.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Van Pelt Auditorium
26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

December 16th, Philadelphia: Opening Reception and Gallery Talk with Robert Asman

© 2011 Robert Asman

The Print Center 
Robert Asman: Silver Mine
Opening Reception:
Friday, December 16, 2011, 5:30-7:30 pm
Gallery Talk by the artist at 5:30 pm

“This retrospective exhibition will highlight the significant accomplishments of Robert Asman’s thirty-five year photographic career. Asman plays alchemist with the chemistry of black and white photography, resulting in nudes and landscapes displaying a captivating array of effects”

The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103  [map]
Phone: 215 735.6090

September 30th, Philadelphia: Lecture by Greg Miller

© 2011 Greg Miller

Project Basho
Artist Talk by Greg Miller
Friday, September 30, 2011, 7:00 pm
Admission: $5 for students & members | $10 general public

Greg Miller works primarily with an 8×10 camera to create striking narrative portraits characterized by a sensuous use of color and an intimacy with his subjects. His large-scale, highly-directed scenes manage to seem unposed and retain a quiet introspective quality.

Through his many personal projects, Miller has focused his lens on subjects like American county fairs, Italian beachgoers, and drive-in movie audiences. He is now in his 13th year of working on a series of portraits of New Yorkers on Ash Wednesday and in 2008 received a Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation to work on a project examining his hometown of Nashville, TN.

Miller will teach Portraiture: The Invisible Relationship, a two-day weekend workshop, at Project Basho on November 12 & 13.”

Project Basho Gallery
1305 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122  [map]

June 25th, Philadelphia: Open Book & Bookbinding Workshop at The Print Center

The Print Center
Open Book and Bookbinding Workshop
Saturday, June 25, 2011, 1:00 to 5:30 pm

“Each year our Open Book event brings artists presenting new publications to The Print Center. This year we will explore the collaborative process, by highlighting new books that were collaboratively made. It will be a wonderful opportunity to collect books, meet the artists and have them personally inscribe their books.”

Artists, Collectives & Organizations include:
Alice Austin & Jon Snyder
Book Bombs
Cantab Publishing
Holly Holly Hobby Hobby
Just Seeds
Machete, published by Marginal Utility, Inc.
Purgatory Pie Press
Space 1026

They will also have signed copies of Publish Your Photography Book!

Bookbinding Workshop
In conjunction with The Print Center’s Open Book event, artists Anni Altshuler and Leah Mackin, who make up the collective Holly Holly Hobby Hobby, will give a free bookbinding workshop where you can make your own summer activity book.

All events are free and open to the public.  RSVP to Eli VandenBerg at evandenberg@printcenter.org or 215.735.6090 x1.
Click here for directions to The Print Center.

April 30th, Philly: Join MVS for her “Beyond Print” seminar this Saturday!

Beyond Print: Creative Communication in the Digital Era

Hosted by the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

Space is still available!!  Click here to register.

Saturday, April 30, 2011, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

MVS will be presenting a four-hour seminar on Saturday morning, April 30th.  Developing new audiences across the world has never been easier for artists, or more affordable.  To communicate effectively, artists must consider who their target audience is, “where” they are (both geographically and within the digital environment), and how to best communicate to them.  As artists transition from primarily print pieces into websites and e-communication, can their brand graphics continue to be effective?  Mary Virginia Swanson will discuss identifying an audience, the need to communicate in the “space” they live online, and in the most suitable language.  Examples of effective print pieces, websites, emails and social network pages will be shared to underscore the value of brand continuity and clarity. This will be a large, information-packed, and fast-paced seminar.

Fee: $50 prior to April 30th • $65 at the door • $25 Students/Faculty
FREE to PPAC Members. Please RVSP via email at info@philaphotoarts.org

Deadline May 10th: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center “A Love Supreme: 2nd Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition and Competition”

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

Deadline: Postmarked or delivered by Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Entries can also be submitted online at http://philaphotoarts.slideroom.com.
Entry Fee: $40 for 5 images;  enhanced lab members of PPAC do not need to send entry fee.

Juror: Peter Barberie, Curator of Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art

“The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) is excited to announce A Love Supreme, 2nd Annual Contemporary Photography Competition and Exhibition. This year’s title refers to the dramatic transformation in John Coltrane’s creative process and sound in his legendary recording. Moving away from jazz standards to a spiritual and instinctual way of making music, Coltrane forever changed his medium. In this spirit, today’s photographers are creating new visual languages, pushing the medium in unprecedented and unpredictable ways, forever changing how we define photography.

Winning entries will be exhibited at PPAC from June 9 – August 27, 2011 and will be included in the exhibition catalog. First, second, and third prize winners will receive $500, $200, and $100 in cash prizes plus a $50 gift certificate for PPAC’s digital services. The competition is open to all subject matter and photographic processes. Work must have been created in the last 3 years”

Download the A Love Supreme Submission Form (PDF) for mail-in submission guidelines and address.

April 29th, Philly: Conversation between Peter Barberie and Matthew Palczynski on Photography and Politics in Contemporary Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art
A Conversation between Peter Barberie and Staff Lecturer Matthew Palczynski
in conjunction with the exhibition Unsettled: Photography and Politics in Contemporary Art

Friday, April 29, 2011, 5 – 7 pm
Location: Perlman Café
Gallery will remain open from 5 – 7 pm for exhibition viewing
Admission: FREE

Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center, and Matthew Palczynski, Staff Lecturer for Western Art, discuss the legacy of the 1980s culture wars and the challenges of exhibiting controversial artworks in a museum.”

The Exhibition
Unsettled: Photography and Politics in Contemporary Art presents work by nine artists–David Wojnarowicz, Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, Barbara Kruger, Zoe Leonard, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andres Serrano, Lorna Simpson, and Carrie Mae Weems–who used photography to address some of the most controversial political and social issues of the late 1970s through the early 1990s, including feminism, racism, the AIDS crisis, and gay activism.”
The exhibition is located in the Julien Levy Gallery in the Perelman Building.  It be on view April 9th to summer 2011.

April 13th, Philadelphia: Lecture by Martha Madigan

The University of the Arts
Von Hess Visiting Artist Lecture: Martha Madigan, Drawing with Sunlight

© 2011 Martha Madigan

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 11:30 am
Admission: Free

Main Campus – Terra Hall  [map]
211 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Room 1504

“Media Arts presents Drawing with Sunlight, a lecture by botanical photographer Martha Madigan as part of the Borowsky Center’s Richard C. von Hess Visiting Artist program. While other artists make portraits of people, Madigan makes botanical portraits of varieties of foliage and indigenous plants that she discovers on her worldwide expeditions. Bamboo, lilies, wildflowers and other marvels of nature are just some of the objects she explores with her camera and light sensitive materials.”


April 2nd, Philadelphia: PPAC Second Annual Book Fair

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center presents their Second Annual Book Fair

Saturday, April 2nd, 12-6pm  

Free and open to the public
1400 N. American St.
Suite 103
Philadelphia, PA 19122  [map]

“The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center will be hosting its second annual book fair on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011.  A number of presses, publishers and artists will be in attendance selling books, prints and other ephemera.

Partial list of participants:

Blind Spot
Bryan Graf
Charles Lane Press
Chad Muthard
Conveyor Arts
David Graham
David La Spina
Gottlund Verlag
Hassla Books
J&L Books
Justin Audet
My Idea of Fun
Cole Caswell
Ofer Wolberger
Ed Snyder
Vox Populi
Huldra Press
Roma Publications
A-Jump Books
Hamburger Eyes
Humble Arts Foundation
Lay Flat
Brickbat Books


The Indie Photobook Library will have a curated selection of books from their library on view for the duration of the fair.

Publisher Presentation/Panel Discussion:
J&L Books
Charles Lane Press
Ofer Wolberger
David Graham

Moderated by Christopher Gianunzio”


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