Tag: Portland

September 23rd: Registration Opens for the Photolucida Portfolio Reviews

Photolucida Portfolio Reviews

“Registration will open Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (noon PST) and remain open for 48 hours.

The in-person Portfolio Reviews are the heart of the Photolucida 2015 festival, held during Portland Photo Month. Gallery owners, curators, agency art buyers, collectors and publishers representing small, mid-sized, and major venues from all over the US and abroad gather in Portland to review work. Photographers at the mid-career level register for one-on-one meetings with the reviewers of their choice. Each review session lasts for 20 minutes. The number of participants is limited to assure that everyone receives four or five reviews per day for four days. It’s a great way to network, both with reviewers and peers. Numerous photographers have walked away with opportunities to exhibit, publish, and sell their work after attending the Portfolio Reviews.

In addition to the primary Reviews appointments, Photolucida provides an informal meeting room with “roving” reviewers who look at work and give feedback and potential opportunities. Additional programming also includes “lunchtime chats” (daily talks from luminaries in the photography world) as well as a keynote lecture. Abelardo Morell, Todd Hido and Alec Soth have been keynote speakers in past years. A Portfolio Walk at the Portland Art Museum is organized for participants and is always embraced enthusiastically by the Portland public.

The next Portfolio Reviews event will take place April 23 – 26 2015.”

For further details visit: www.photolucida.org/portfolio-reviews.

July 14th, Portland, ME: Artist Talk by Richard Renaldi


© 2014 Richard Renaldi

Maine College of Art
Artist Talk by Richard Renaldi
Monday, July 14, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Free and open to the public.

“Exhibitions of Richard Renaldi’s photographs have been mounted in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. In 2006, Renaldi’s first monograph, Figure and Ground, was published by Aperture. His second monograph, Fall River Boys, was released in 2009. Richard is the founder and publisher of Charles Lane Press, an independent publisher that showcases important new projects by contemporary photographers. Renaldi’s forthcoming monograph, Touching Strangers, will be published by the Aperture Foundation in the spring of 2014.

Each summer, MECA invites visiting artists, curators, and scholars to participate in the MFA curriculum. In addition to critiques and studio visits with students Visiting Artists deliver a lecture that is free and open to the public.”

Maine College of Art
Porteous Building, Osher Hall
522 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101  [map]

April 17th, Portland: Lecture by Lauren Greenfield

Photolucida | Portland Photo Month
Lecture by Lauren Greenfield

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00-9:00 pm

Lauren Greenfield is considered a preeminent chronicler of youth culture, gender and consumerism as a result of her photographic monographs “Girl Culture,” “Fast Forward,” and “THIN” which have been widely published and exhibited by major museums internationally. Greenfield directed the acclaimed 2012 documentary “The Queen of Versailles,”, earning the Sundance Film Festival Directing award in 2012 for documentaries. She has been named one of the 25 most influential photographers working today.

This event is free and open to the public, but spaces are limited. Please RSVP to to reserve your seat: info@photolucida.org.”

224 NW 13th Avenue
Portland, Oregon  [map]

October 24th, Portland: Talk by Shelley Socolofsky “Artist Reproductions: Textiles and the Analogue to Digital”


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Blue Sky Gallery 
Talk by Shelley Socolofsky: Artist Reproductions: Textiles and the Analogue to Digital
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

“In this lecture, Shelley Socolofsky will talk about the long history of translating artist’s work into textiles, including the origin of the innovative Jacquard loom used to create Chuck Close’s remarkable Tapestries on display at Blue Sky this month.

Shelley Socolofsky is an artist and educator living and working in Portland. Informed by long histories of textile production with its orientations to pattern, decoration, and association with ‘low arts,’ her work explores the material, conceptual, and poetic nuances of craft through a hybrid practice incorporating both digital technology and analogue hand processes.”

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon

August 24th, Portland: Artist Talk by Sam Abell “The Photographic Life”

© 2012 Sam Abell

Newspace Center for Photography
Artist Talk by Sam Abell The Photographic Life
Friday, August 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

Sam Abell is well-known for his work with National Geographic magazine. For over 30 years, he served as a staff photographer and Photographer in Residence at the magazine. Abell has published four monographs of his work: Stay this MomentSeeing GardensSam Abell: The Photographic Life; and The Life of a Photograph. An accomplished photographer, educator, writer, and lecturer, Abell travels nationally and internationally to give workshops and presentations. He has exhibited widely and his work is in many public and private collections. He lives in Virginia with his wife.”

Newspace Center for Photography
1632 SE 10th Ave
Portland, Oregon  [map]
Tel: 503-963-1935

April 6th, Portland: Critical Mass 2011 Opening Reception

Newspace Center for Photography
Opening Reception for Critical Mass 2011
Contents: Love, Anxiety, Happiness & Everything Else
Friday, April 6, 2012, 6:00-9:00 pm

“The aim of Photolucida’s Critical Mass program is to give exposure to emerging and mid-career photographers across the globe. In 2011, over 500 artists entered their work for the chance to be seen by over 200 professionals in the photography world. Curators, gallery directors, editors, and publishers juried the work of these artists, and through a truly democratic process, narrowed the field down to the Critical Mass TOP 50. This exhibition, juried by Darius Himes, will travel from Photo Center NW in Seattle to Newspace Center for Photography, and RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco, furthering the mission of all four photography organizations to bring top emerging talent to the public.”

The exhibition will be on view until April 29, 2012.

April 2012 is Portland Photo Month

“April 2012 is Portland Photo Month! Join us in celebrating the art, history and practice of photography during the 2nd annual Portland Photo Month. Exhibitions, discussions and projections will dot our great city! Venture out, learn about, and celebrate Portland, Oregon’s city-wide focus on photography.”

To see the artist talks and receptions planned throughout the month click here.

To see the many different exhibitions throughout the city, click here.

February 18th, Portland: Andrea Modica Lecture & Book Signing

Newspace Center for Photography
Lecture by Andrea Modica
In conversation with Julia Dolan, Portland Art Museum Curator of Photography

Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.  Book signing to follow.

All images © 2012 Andrea Modica

Newspace Center for Photography
1632 SE 10th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97214  [map]

February 2nd & 4th, Portland: Reception & Artist Talk with David Rochkind & Jamey Stillings

Blue Sky Gallery
David Rochkind’s Heavy Hand, Sunken Spirit
Jamey Stillings’ The Bridge at Hoover Dam
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 2, 2012, 6:00-9:00 pm

Free and open to the public.

© 2012 David Rochkind

© 2012 Jamey Stillings

Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Artist Talk and Book Signing

“Artists David Rochkind and Jamey Stillings will discuss their work on exhibit at Blue Sky this month.

Following the talk, Nazraeli Press will have copies of Stillings’s The Bridge at Hoover Dam available for purchase and signing by the artist with a discount available for Blue Sky Members.”

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209  [map]

December 2nd, Portland, OR: Opening Reception & Artist Talk by Jesse Rieser

© 2011 Jesse Rieser

The Newspace Center for Photography
Jesse Rieser: Christmas in America: Happy Birthday, Jesus

Opening reception Friday, December 2, 2011, 6:00-9:00 pm
Artist talk: Friday, December 2, 2011,at 1:00 pm

“Beyond the glowing green and red lights, past the shimmering silvery tinsel, around the fragrant pine boughs, another Christmas lingers, a Christmas of contradictions. This Christmas is complex and at times, uncomfortable. It’s awkward and sometimes bleak. But it is also sincere and celebratory, colorful and creative.”

Also showing: Chris Willis’ An Illuminated PDXMAS.
Both exhibitions will be on view until December 30, 2011.

Newspace Center for Photography
1632 SE 10th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97214  [map]
Phone 503.963.1935


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