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December 6-7th, Pittsburgh: The 2nd Annual Photography Book Market

Silver Eye Center for Photography
The 2nd Annual Photography Book Market
Saturday & Sunday, December 6-7, 2014, 12:00-6:00 pm

“Silver Eye Center for Photography presents its second annual Photography Book Market on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7, from 12 to 6 pm!

Explore the vibrant world of independent photo books at the weekend-long event with books from:

Conveyor Arts,
Gratuitous Type,
Houseboat Press,
Nomadic Bookshelf,
Spaces Corners, and
– Silver Eye Center for Photography.

Browse this extraordinary array of books, enjoy winter refreshments, see presentations by publishers and artists, and find unique gifts for all the art, photography, and book lovers on your list.

Questions about this event can be directed to jzipay@silvereye.org.”

Silver Eye Center for Photography
1015 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203

Deadline October 21st: Silver Eye’s Fellowship 14 International Photography Competition

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Fellowship 14 International Photography Competition
Deadline: Monday, October 21, 2013 at 11:59 pm EDT

Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a Call for Entries for Fellowship 14, our international photography competition. Now in its 14th year, this competition recognizes both rising talent and established photographers from all corners of the globe and from the state of Pennsylvania.

Awards

  • One (1) International Award Winner receives a solo exhibition at Silver Eye opening late-January 2014; $3,000 cash prize; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
  • One (1) Keystone Award Winner, reserved for a Pennsylvania artist, receives a spotlight exhibition in late-January 2014; $1,000 cash prize; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
  • Five (5) Judges’ Commendation Winners will be named on Silver Eye’s website and press releases.

Judge
Linda Benedict-Jones is Curator of Photography at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to this, Linda served as the Executive Director of Silver Eye Center for Photography from 1999 to 2008 and has also served as Curator of Education at The Frick Art & Historical Center (Pittsburgh, PA). Linda earned a Master’s Degree in Visual Studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982 and has taught courses in photography at a number of universities including the London College of Printing, England; Harvard Extension School; and Carnegie Mellon University.

Fees & Eligibility
$15 for current Silver Eye members at the $40 level and above, with membership valid through January 31, 2014.
$60 for non-Silver Eye members.

Those interested in becoming a member or renewing their membership at the time of submission may do so at the $40 membership level and then pay an additional $15 to submit—a $5 savings, for a total cost of $55.

All U.S. and international amateur and professional photographers, age 18 and older at the time of submission, may apply.
Silver Eye staff and their relatives, board members, current interns, and past Fellowship winners are not eligible to apply.

Selection Criteria
Award recipients will be selected by the juror on the basis of exceptional, distinctive talent as evidenced by the strength of their submitted portfolios. The juror is especially interested in seeing portfolios with a strong narrative thrust and highly individual, original points of view.

Submission Guidelines
The submission you are entering is comprised of three individual items:

  • One-page Artist’s Statement in PDF format
  • Biography or CV in PDF format
  • Work sample:
    • Submit up to ten (10) images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work created within the past three years.
      Or, if from an ongoing project, the portfolio must include images created within the past three years.
    • Submitted work may not have been previously exhibited at Silver Eye or in the Greater Pittsburgh region.
    • For the best image quality and fast upload, image files must be no larger than 1,500 pixels wide, saved as a .JPG size 8.

Submissions will be accepted via Silver Eye’s website.

Complete the online application form, upload media, and submit fees.”

For the complete prospectus visit silvereye.org/fellowship-14.

Deadline May 4th: 8 x 8 PHOTO PARTY at Silver Eye

Silver Eye Center for Photography
Call for Entries: 8 x 8 PHOTO PARTY

Deadline: Saturday, May 4, 2013

“Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a call for entries for our first 8 x 8 PHOTO PARTY, a fabulous showcase and celebration of the photographer in all of us, on Friday, May 17, 2013, 7:00 – 11:00 pm.

This special event features an exhibition and sale of hundreds of 8 x 8 inch photographs submitted from around the world, great food and signature cocktails, DJs spinning all night, vintage photo booths, and much more. All proceeds directly benefit Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh’s nationally acclaimed non-­profit space for contemporary photography. Visit us on Facebook (http://bit.ly/silvereye) after April 1 for event details and ticket information.

Free and Open to Everyone

  • The 8 x 8 PHOTO PARTY exhibition and sale is open to everyone regardless of age or skill level – professionals, amateurs, students, you!
  • There are no entry fees to participate.
  • Only one digital submission per person so select the photograph that best reflects your own creative spirit
  • and unique take on the world.
  • We welcome submissions taken with digital cameras, film cameras, or cell phone cameras.

Entry Process

  • Fill out the registration form completely.
  • Silver Eye Center for Photography will print all images to one consistent size, 7 3⁄4 x 7 3⁄4 inches with a 1⁄4
  • inch white border on all sides.
  • Your image must be square. If you do not have photo-­‐editing software on your computer, we recommend Pixlr (http://pixlr.com/express/). For smartphone photo-­‐editing software, we recommend Snapseed (http://www.snapseed.com/) or Camera+ (http://campl.us/).
  • Your image should be at least 2,000 x 2,000 pixels and saved as a JPG, PNG, or GIF. Rename your image file with your First and Last Name.
  • Submit your registration form and image file via email to 8x8submissions@silvereye.org. Please include your First and Last Name in the subject line of the email.”

Click here to download the submission form and full prospectus (PDF).

Deadline December 9th: Silver Eye Fellowship 13

Silver Eye Center for Photography
Call for Entries: Fellowship 13, International Photography Competition
Deadline: Sunday, December 9, 2012, 11:59 pm EST

“Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a Call for Entries for Fellowship 13, our international photography competition. Now in its 13th year, this competition recognizes both rising talent and established photographers from all corners of the globe and from the state of Pennsylvania. In addition to two awards for photographers, we will inaugurate this year a $500 Multimedia Storyteller Award for a short documentary video or internet-based project.

Jurors
Sam Barzilay, Creative Director, United Photo Industries and Co-Founder, Photoville, Brooklyn, New York
Ellen Fleurov, Executive Director, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Awards

  • One International Award Winner receives a solo exhibition at Silver Eye opening mid-January 2013; $3,000 for exhibition-related expenses; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
  • One Keystone Award Winner receives a spotlight exhibition in mid-January 2013; $1,000 for exhibition-related expenses; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
  • One Multimedia Storyteller Award Winner for a documentary or internet-based project receives $500; a dedicated article with URL and/or video download via Silver Eye’s website; and media outreach and promotion.
  • Six Judges’ Commendation Winners will be named on Silver Eye’s website and press releases.

Eligibility
All U.S. and international amateur and professional photographers, age 18 and older at the time of submission, may apply.  Silver Eye staff and their relatives, Board members, current interns, and past Fellowship winners are not eligible to apply.

Fees
$85 for non-Silver Eye members.
$18 for current Silver Eye members at the $70 level and above, with membership valid through January, 31, 2013.

Submission Guidelines

  1. One-page Artist’s Statement in PDF format;
  2. Biography or CV in PDF format
  3. Sample of work:
    • International Award and Keystone Award: submit up to eight (8) images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work created within the past three years. Or, if from an ongoing project, the portfolio must include images created within the past three years. Image files should be less than 2MB each, and sized around 1024 x 768 pixels @ 72 dpi.
    • Multimedia Storyteller Award: your multimedia submission may include either a video or an internet-based project. Please keep video files (.mov, .wmv, .flv) under 60MB and limited to a 3-minute clip. You may also submit one still image from your piece plus a link to your video on your own website. The link should be part of your artist’s statement.
    • Submitted work may not have been previously exhibited at Silver Eye or in the Greater Pittsburgh region.
  4. Submissions will only be accepted at silvereye.slideroom.com.”

Click here for the full prospectus.

September 14th, Pittsburgh: Gallery Talk & Reception for Will Steacy

© 2012 Will Steacy

Silver Eye Center for Photography
Gallery Talk & Artist Reception
No Job No Home No Peace No Rest an Installation by Will Steacy

Friday, September 14, 2012, 6:30-9:00 pm

“Presented against the backdrop of the 2012 election season, Will Steacy‘s new installation is both a chronicle and critique of a nation where a once-attainable “American Dream” has been replaced, for so many, by a desperate effort to survive.

At the heart of the exhibition (the title of which comes from a line in the Bruce Springsteen song The Ghost of Tom Joad) is Steacy’s 170-foot collage, which he dubs “The Beast.” A systematic, often eviscerating dissection of American policies and politics, the collage is made up of thousands of clippings from newspapers collected over the years, his own photographs and writings, and found objects. It is shown here for the first time in its entirety, along with thirty-two photographs from earlier and ongoing projects–Down These Mean Streets, All My Life I Have Had The Same Dream, and We Are All In This Together.”

The installation will be up from September 14 – December 15, 2012.

Silver Eye
1015 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Tel: 412.431.1810

Pittsburgh: April 18th Gallery Talk & Reception for Silver Eye Benefit Auction on April 29th

Silver Eye Center for Photography

Gallery Talk and Reception
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm

“Get a behind the scenes look at the Auction and photographs up for bid by joining Ellen Fleurov, Silver Eye’s Executive Director, and Brian Lang, Curator, Corporate Art Collection, BNY Mellon, as they discuss the pleasures of collecting photography and highlight works in the Auction. Many of the local artists whose work is showcased will also be present. Free but RSVP requested; please contact 412.431.1810, ext. 12 or  jzipay@silvereye.org.”

Silver Eye Center for Photography
1015 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203-1109  [map]
Tel: 412.431.1810

2012 Benefit Auction and Brunch
Sunday, April 29, 2012, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Event Tickets and Bidding
“Tickets are $75 per person and includes a day of great art, a silent auction, delectable food from Chef Bob Sendall of All in Good Taste Productions, outstanding wines from Engine House No. 25, and signature cocktails from Boyd & Blair Vodka.

This event is always a sell-out, so purchase your tickets online today at the Auction website, www.biddingforgood.com/SilverEye. You can also order tickets by contacting Juliana Zipay at 412.431.1810, ext. 12 or at jzipay [at] silvereye.org.

Auction bidding online is now open through April 26th. The Auction website also features the Auction catalog, absentee bid instructions and forms, directions, and other information about the event.

Auction Preview (Online and In-Person)
This year’s Auction features a dazzling array of vintage and contemporary photographs, ranging from images by esteemed masters of photography to new work by the stars of tomorrow. You can view the work and bid online (check back often for new items added every week) or see the photographs in person at the Preview Exhibition now open through April 25, 2012.

Aaronel deRoy Gruber (1918-2011), whom we honor this year, is but one of the more than 40 artists in the Auction. You’ll also find great vintage and modern prints by Walker Evans, Charles “Teenie” Harris, Carrie Schneider, Scott Conarroe, Duane Michals, Ed Panar, Fran Forman, Henry J. Simonds, Akihiko Miyoshi, Rebecca Sittler, Daniel Kramer, Aaron Siskind, and Abelardo Morell, to name just a few.

Sara Friedlander, a specialist in Post-War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s, New York, is the auctioneer for the afternoon.

New to the Auction this year are exclusive travel packages, tickets to theater, cultural and top-tier sporting event, and many more unique items and experience guaranteed to delight and surprise.

Buy Great Art and Invest in Silver Eye’s Future
Place your bid online now at www.biddingforgood.com/SilverEye or at the live event, knowing that you are helping support Pittsburgh’s nationally-acclaimed center for contemporary photography. See you at the Auction!

The fundraiser will be held at the Clear Story Studio on Pittsburgh’s historic Southside.”

Clear Story Studio
1931 Sidney Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [map]

Deadline EXTENDED to January 31st: Silver Eye Fellowship 12: International Photography Competition

Deadline Extended to January 31, 2012

Silver Eye Center for Photography
Fellowship 12: International Photography Competition
Deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 11:59:59 pm EST
$15 for Silver Eye members with $70 membership | $65 for non-members

About
The Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh announces a call for entries for Fellowship 12, our international photography competition. Now in its 12th year, this juried competition identifies and recognizes both rising talent and established photographers from all corners of the globe and from the state of Pennsylvania. In 2012, the first prize International Award is $3,000 and a solo exhibition at Silver Eye Center for Photography. The $1,000 Keystone Award is open to any eligible photographer currently living and/or working in the state of Pennsylvania. The jurors will also select up to five artists for Commendation Awards.

Juror
Julie Saul is a pre-eminent art dealer and the owner and director of Julie Saul Gallery in New York City. Now celebrating its 26th year, Julie Saul Gallery specializes in contemporary photography and works on paper. Honored in 2010 by the Aperture Foundation for her contributions to photography, Julie has also worked as an independent curator and taught and lectured at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, New York; New York University and the School of Visual Arts; and at Christie’s and Sotheby’s. A frequent portfolio reviewer, Julie has also served on the board of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers.

Ellen Fleurov is Executive Director of the Silver Eye Center for Photography. The founding curator of photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, Ellen has curated over 85 exhibitions for American and international museums, galleries and photography festivals. She is a frequent lecturer, grants panelist, exhibition juror and portfolio reviewer, most recently at Houston’s Fotofest and Portland’s Photo Lucida and Critical Mass.

Awards

  • One (1) International Award Winner receives a solo exhibition at Silver Eye opening in mid-May 2012; $3,000 for exhibition-related expenses; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and extensive media outreach and promotion.
  • One (1) Keystone Award Winner receives a spotlight exhibition at Silver Eye; $1,000 for exhibition-related expenses; an online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
  • Five (5) Jurors’ Commendation Winners will be named on Silver Eye’s website and press releases.

Submission Guidelines
Submissions will be accepted online only through SlideRoom.

  • Eight images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work created within the past three years.  Or, if an ongoing project, the portfolio must include imagery created within the past three years.
  • Submitted work must not have been previously exhibited at Silver Eye (online or onsite) or widely seen in the greater Pittsburgh region.
  • A one-page artist statement and CV in PDF format.

Click here for the full prospectus.

July 30th, Pittsburgh: Artist-Gallery Relations Workshop and Portfolio Reviews with Michael Foley

Silver Eye Center for Photography
Saturday, July 30, 2011

Artist & Gallery Relations Workshop with Michael Foley
Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Fee: $35 Silver Eye members | $45 non-members

“What is the best way to approach a gallery about exhibiting your work? What are common mistakes an artist might make in their presentation? What expectations should you have of a gallery and what should the gallery expect of you? Is a contract really necessary? This workshop, led by leading New York gallery owner Michael Foley, will answer these
questions and many more about gallery representation and relationships.”

Individualized Portfolio Reviews
Time: 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Fee: $40 for Silver Eye members; $45 for non-members
Limited to 8 slots, 20 minutes in length
“Take advantage of this great opportunity to get individualized feedback on your work from Michael Foley, whose gallery is especially focused on building careers of lesser-known artists and promoting the work of ones who have been under recognized.”

The Teacher
Michael Foley opened Foley Gallery in the fall of 2004 after several years of working with notable photography galleries including Fraenkel Gallery, Howard Greenberg Gallery and Yancey Richardson Gallery.  The gallery specializes in the representation of contemporary artists who work with photography, painting, sculpture and works on paper. He is on the faculty of Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts where he teaches and lectures on issues in contemporary photography.  He is also the co-founder of the Exhibition Lab in New York, a study center for people involved in various aspects of fine art photography.

Silver Eye Center for Photography
1015 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203  [map]
Telephone: 412.431.1810

For details and registration information click here.

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