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Deadline September 30: INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks

INFOCUS, the Photography Support Organization of Phoenix Art Museum, invites photographers to submit a self-published photography book for a juried exhibition to be presented in the Norton Photography Gallery of Phoenix Art Museum. Accepted submissions will be exhibited from December 2, 2016 to April 9, 2017. The purpose of the exhibition is to explore the range of ways that artists are using newly available commercial technologies to self-publish photobooks in order to express themselves.

GUIDELINES and shipping details: http://www.infocus-phxart.org/photobooks/CFE/

JURORS for this competition/exhibition:

Becky Senf
Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography, Norton Family Curator, Phoenix Museum of Art

Mary Virginia Swanson
Co-author, Publish Your Photography Book

Darius Himes
Co-author, Publish Your Photography Book

Larissa Leclair
Founder, Indie Photobook Library

Christian Waguespack
INFOCUS Curatorial Intern, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum.

This exhibition was inspired by the Cleveland Museum of Art’s DIY: Photographers and Books

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.

Deadline July 31st: INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks

INFOCUS
Call for Entries: INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks

Deadline: Thursday, July 31, 2014 (delivered by)

“INFOCUS, the Photography Support Organization of Phoenix Art Museum, invites photographers to submit a self-published photography book for a juried exhibition to be presented in the Norton Photography Gallery of Phoenix Art Museum. Accepted submissions will be exhibited from August 23 to September 28, 2014. The purpose of the exhibition is to explore the range of ways that artists are using newly available commercial technologies to self-publish photobooks in order to express themselves.

Jury
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
Mary Virginia Swanson, Co-author, Publish Your Photography Book
Darius Himes, Co-author, Publish Your Photography Book
Larissa Leclair, Founder, Indie Photobook Library

Guidelines

  • We are looking for self-published photography books that employ newly available commercial technologies – one where the artist acted as the publisher (worked with a designer, or designed it themselves, used an online service or went to a press).
  • Books can be any subject including retrospective, project-based, souvenir albums, fictional narrative, exhibition catalogues, poetic, biographical, children’s books, or otherwise.
  • Collaborative or collective books are welcomed.
  • There is a submission limit of two different titles per artist, please.
  • A completed submission form printed in hard copy must be included with each title. Click the button at left to use the convenient online submission form or you may download the form from the link provided.
  • No entry or hanging fee will be charged.
  • Books with writing by one of the jurors are ineligible.
  • Employees of Phoenix Art Museum and the Center for Creative Photography are ineligible to enter.
  • Submissions will not be returned. Those selected by the jury will be exhibited at Phoenix Art Museum’s Norton Photography Gallery from August 23 to September 28, 2014.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submissions are due at Phoenix Art Museum by the end of the business day, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Books received after that date will not be considered.
Mail Submissions to:

INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

To drop off your book(s) in person:
Come to Phoenix Art Museum Research Library in the Wolfswinkel Education Building
1625 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
Thursdays, between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This exhibition was inspired by the Cleveland Museum of Art’s DIY: Photographers and Books

Visit www.infocus-phxart.org/photobooks to submit.

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

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

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© 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

November 6th, Phoenix: Artist Talk by Binh Danh “In memory of…”

BinhDanh

© 2013 Binh Danh

Phoenix Art Museum
Artist talk by Binh Danh, In Memory Of…
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm

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

Binh Danh, Assistant Professor of Photography at Arizona State University, has emerged as an artist of national importance with work that investigates his Vietnamese heritage and our collective memory of war, both in Viet Nam and Cambodia. He is also the inventor of the chlorophyll printing process, in which photographic images appear embedded in leaves through the action of photosynthesis.”

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

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

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