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January 15th, Phoenix: “Wilderness: A Journey with Debra Bloomfield”


© 2013 Debra Bloomfield

Phoenix Art Museum  
Wilderness: A Journey with Debra Bloomfield
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm

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

Debra Bloomfield will present her newest monograph, Wilderness, photographed over the past five years. The artist will discuss the process of developing this body of work, in which she found inspiration in the life work of conservation movement leaders, notably Margaret Murie. Her travels to southeastern Alaska deepened her “understanding of the importance of continued preservation of wild places.” Bloomfield has worked in the landscape for 35 years, and her poetic large-scale color photographs focus on the relationship between interiority and the external world, questioning how we use and misuse our land. In 2007, Bloomfield began incorporating field recordings into her working methodology. Turning to an unknown terrain, she immersed herself in the landscape, purposely repeating her movement through the seasons with a contemplative stance.”

In conjunction with the exhibition See, Hear, Feel: The Photographs of Debra Bloomfield and Christopher Churchill.  On view until 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

August 29th, Scottsdale: Discussion with David Maisel


© 2013 David Maisel

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Artist Talk & Discussion with David Maisel
Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

“Artist David Maisel discusses his work along with Claire C. Carter, SMoCA’s Assistant Curator; Rebecca Senf; Norton Family Curator, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum; and Alan Rapp, essayist and editor of David Maisel’s accompanying book Black Maps: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime.”

This lecture is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition DAVID MAISEL/BLACK MAPS: American Landscapes and the Apocalyptic Sublime at SMoCA on view until September 1, 2013.

7374 East Second Street
Scottsdale, 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


Deadline January 28th: Light Sensitive 2013

Art Intersection
Call for Entries: Light Sensitive
Deadline: Monday, January 28, 2013

“Art Intersection is pleased to invite artists to submit work for consideration in Light Sensitive, a national juried exhibition of analog photography. This annual exhibition celebrates the traditional methods of making images in the darkroom. Past work has included c-prints, platinum, cyanotype, gelatin silver, gum bichromate, wet plate collodion tintypes, and other printing processes. While the final print must be made using analog techniques the use of computer generated digital negatives/positives in the creation of the print is acceptable.

Two or three artists will be selected from the exhibition as best in show for an additional exhibition sometime in 2013-2014.

Juror: Kate Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe.


  • Work accepted for review must utilize media that is based in analog photographic processes. The final print must be produced in a manner other than digital printing. Prints may be created from digital negatives.
  • Three–dimensional work and artist books will be considered if they have an analog photographic basis.
  • All two-dimensional work must be framed and ready to hang. We have pedestals without covered protection for three-dimensional work. Please include instructions on displaying your work.
  • The works submitted must be the sole creation of the exhibiting artist(s). Submission of collaborative work is encouraged.
  • Artists must be at least 18 years old.

Submission Guidelines

  • Up to 5 images: JPEG format, 300 dpi, 5-inches on the short side. Work that is not submitted in JPEG format will not be reviewed. JPEG filenames should match the titles as they appear on the title list and include the last name of the artist.
  • A registration fee of $40 (non-member) or $30 (Photographer or Patron member).
  • Short artist statement about the submitted piece(s)
  • Short bio
  • An abbreviated process/method description of the manner the print(s) were produced.
  • A title list in a separate document that includes contact information along with the title, date, media, and dimensions of submitted work.

How To Submit

By email:

  • Go to artintersection.com and locate: “Light Sensitive” on the Events page. Pay your registration fee using a credit card, debit card or PayPal.
  • Include all the items in your email (see “What to Submit”) and in the subject line please write “Submission to Light Sensitive”.
  • Send the email to info@artintersection.com with all required items attached.

By mail or hand delivery:

  • In a proper envelope address your submission to:
  • Art Intersection
    Submission for Light Sensitive
    207 N. Gilbert Rd, Suite 201
    Gilbert, AZ 85234
  • Include a check or money order for the registration fee made out to Art Intersection, or pay through the website.
  • Include a CD/DVD of JPEGs (see “What to Submit”) and pdf files with your artist statement, short bio, process description, and title list.

*Submission materials will not be returned. Do not submit original artwork.

Exhibition dates: 9 March – 23 April 2013.”

Click here to download a PDF of the full prospectus.

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


August 15th, Phoenix: Lecture by Greg Albers “Where E-Books and Photo Books Meet”

Phoenix Art Museum | INFOCUS
Lecture by Greg Albers: Where E-Books and Photo Books Meet
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Open to the public.

“Photo books are more popular and being published in greater numbers than ever before. Outside photography, we have seen an explosion in books of another kind: e-books. Where do the two meet? Join Greg Albers, publisher of Hol Art Books, as he shares case studies and demos books across the range of dominant e-books formats, and what they can do for photography today and into the future.

Greg Albers is the founder and publisher of Hol Art Books. Albers holds a degree in English and Creative Writing from Colorado College and has an extensive background in letterpress and lithographic printing, freelance graphic design, and retail management and marketing. After pursuing further publishing studies at New York University, Albers started art publications work with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2001 and then was the marketing publications manager at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum until 2007. He left the Gardner to start Hol, and currently lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife and son.”

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

June 14th, Phoenix: Lecture by Mark Klett “Southwest Landscape Photographs: 30 Years”

© Mark Klett

The City of Phoenix Office of Art and Culture
Lecture by Mark Klett, Southwest Landscape and Photographs: 30 Years
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 7:00-8:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

Mark Klett, internationally known landscape photographer, will offer his perspective on Southwest Landscape Photographs: 30 Years.  His photograph Ed Abbey Taking Notes in Turkey Pen Ruins (Grand Gulch, Utah), a gelatin silver print, is on display at the Gallery @ City Hall.  Trained as a geologist before turning to photography, Klett’s documentary photographs reveal the diversity of the land of the southwestern US.”

Burton Barr Central Library, Pulliam Auditorium
1221 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona  [map]


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