Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Chicago Trip Fall 2010

Many students and all Photo faculty went to The Art Institute of Chicago on November 11 and had a wonderful experience looking at art and photography. A huge thanks goes to James Iska for all the information he provided. He spent a large part of his day with us going over photography, art and the museum. He was extremely generous with his time and we cannot thank him enough.

In addition, Kristina Jeluso was nice enough to snap a few shots from the day. All great stuff. I believe everyone is looking forward to the next time we can sneak away and look at some fantastic art.

Cheers

Photos by Kristina Jeluso










Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What are you doing on Dec. 4?

How about taking the opportunity to give a little of yourself?

http://help-portrait.com/

Monday, October 18, 2010

Guest Photographers Susan Carr and Gary Cialdella

Guest Photographers Susan Carr and Gary Cialdella Itinerary:

Wednesday October 20th:

3:00 - 4:15 pm Present Documentary Work in Professor Thompson's class, Social Eye, 114 LSH


Thursday, October 21

10:00 - 11:15 am Susan Carr and Gary Cialdella present large format images in Professors Rathbun's 4x5 Class - 114 LSH

11:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch and informal discussion in conference room

2:30 - 3:45 pm Presentation in Professor Smith's Class, Photo History 1, 174 LSH
Presentation on Photographic Business practices, ASMP, Copyright

4:00 - 5:15 pm Second Presetation in Professor Smith's, Photo History 1, 174 LSH
Presentation different than the one at 2:30 pm

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Visiting Artists: Susan Carr and Gary Cialdella

Make sure you mark it on your calendars that Susan Carr & Gary Cialdella are going to be visiting the Grand Valley Photo Department next Wednesday and Thursday.

Keep an eye out for an upcoming schedule of events and times to meet them and hear them speak.

More to come soon...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

MultiMedia II Opening

October 14th - November 9th, 2010 Art & Design and School of Communications Faculty Celebrate Grand Valley State University's 50th Anniversary

MultiMedia II
Opening Reception:
October 14th, 2010, 5-7pm

The exhibit showcases new works in a wide range of media including: animation and video, ceramics, graphic design, illustration, installation, metals, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and textiles by current tenure track faculty. This exhibit will be presented in two parts.

For more information go here: www.gvsu.edu/artgallery or click here.

See you there!

Midwest Society for Phtographic Education Scholarship Opportunity

***Note This If You Want To Go To The SPE National Conference***

Midwest Society for Photographic Education
Regional Scholarship Opportunity
SPE National Conference, March 10–13, 2011 in Atlanta, GA

The Midwest Region of the Society for Photographic Education is offering scholarships for students and adjunct instructors to attend the 2011 national conference, Science, Poetry and the Photographic Image. Each scholarship consists of a $500 travel award and a national conference fee waiver in each category: undergraduate student, graduate student and adjunct instructor. Scholarship recipients will be notified by December 15, 2010.

ELIGIBILITY
• All student applicants must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a 2 or 4-year undergraduate or graduate program within the Midwest SPE Region and not graduating before the end of the 2009-2010 academic year.
• All adjunct (part-time) applicants must teach at a 2 or 4-year degree granting program within the Midwest SPE Region. If you are a current graduate student and instruct part-time, you may only choose one category to enter.
• Applicants are not required to be current members of SPE to apply, but recipients must become a member to receive the award and attend the national conference.
• Previous recipients of the MWSPE Scholarship are not eligible again for period of four (4) years following receipt of the award.
• Each award recipient will also have the opportunity to present his or her work at the next Midwest SPE Regional Conference in the fall of 2011.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Please follow these guidelines closely, incomplete submissions will not be considered.

1. Five (5) images from a cohesive body of work produced after January 1, 2010. (Adjunct submissions must consist of 10 images.)
a. All images submitted must contain a generic sRGB profile, 72 ppi, longest side 1280 px using the jpeg format.
b. Please title each image with the number, underscore, your last name, underscore, and title. (Example: 01_LastName_Title.jpg)
2. A letter and documentation addressing:
• Student Applicants: a brief resume including your name, address, phone number, email address, institutional information, contact information for your current photography professor (name, title, email and phone number), and any additional education or related experience.
• Adjunct Applicants: a two page CV including your name, address, phone number, email address, and institutional affiliation. Please include contact information for the program coordinator or department chair.

AND
• All Applicants:
a. How your attendance at the national conference will benefit you,
b. An artist statement for the work submitted (please keep this under 350 words),
c. A short description of the technical qualities/processes and conceptual foundation of your
work,
d. An image list of corresponding work (example: 01 Title of Image, date, medium, size),
e. A scan or photograph of your student ID or faculty/staff ID,
f. All saved and submitted in PDF format.
2. All application materials should be sent as a zipped or compressed file via email and Mac OS X
accessible.

SUBMISSIONS
All submissions must be emailed to art-timeforlight@wmich.edu with the scholarship you are applying for in the subject line. Failure to include the scholarship (e.g.: Undergrad, Grad, Adjunct, etc.) will be automatic grounds for disqualification.
NOTE: Please make sure you include the correct submission category.

DEADLINE
Submissions must be received by November 12, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST.

JUROR
Mark Malloy is a photographer, educator, and mentor, and served as SPE Southeast Chair from 2006- 2009. After teaching eight years at Appalachian State University, he is now head of RENEGADE Studios, in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. For more information see http://markmalloy.com.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Chase Jarvis - Digital Work Flow

Chase Jarvis is a professional photorapher based out of Seattle, Washington who shares information with image makers. He is an advocate for American Society for Media Photographers (ASMP) and continues to make, promote, and support photography as well as movies too.

Chase Jarvis Digital Workflow


ASMP has a digital asset management book out that describes in further detail how photographers should be managing our work. It's availabe on Amazon for $26.37 with free shipping. It's a book definitely worth checking out. There is no excuses for loosing work, especially if you are being paid for your services as a photographer!

Here's what Chase Jarvis has to say about workflows and backup...

" I think this topic is one of the most important fundamentals–not just for professional photographers and filmmakers like us–but for anyone with valuable digital content that’s worth backing up. In this episode, Scott, Dartanyon, Erik and yours truly took live questions from a worldwide twitter audience and addressed in depth earlier questions that we received from our recent post–about everything the basics of our strategy to the subtle and the scalable parts that make this worthwhile to almost anyone."

Chase Jarvis, 2010, www.blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/

Don't forget to Mark October 21st on your calendars. Susan Carr from ASMP will be visiting!

For more information check out www.asmp.org

Saturday, September 25, 2010

SPE Student Scholarships

SPE National is giving away ten student scholarships to help offset the costs of attending the conference in Atlanta, GA on March 10-13. Each scholarship will include
  • $500 travel stipend to attend the 2011 SPE national conference
  • One-year membership to SPE
  • Complimentary 2011 national conference pass

The deadline is November 1st which means there is plenty of time to fine tune your work. They are looking for a cohesive body of work consisting of no more than five images, a 200 word artist statement, reasons why the scholarship will benefit you, resume, a description of the conceptual and technical basis of your work, and contact information of a current photography professor.

Here is a link to download the PDF form as well as more information about the scholarships.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Faculty Show: Victoria Veenstra

Victoria Veenstra has a show opening at the Fire Barn Gallery in Grand Haven. The show runs from September 22 - October 9th 2010.

The opening reception is tomorrow night (Sept. 22) from 6:30 - 8pm, everybody come out and see the work!

Here's the address:

The Fire Barn
Grand Haven, MI
18 N 5th St
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tonight! MULTiMEDiA I

August 27 - October 01, 2010 Art & Design and School of Communications Faculty Celebrate Grand Valley State University's 50th Anniversary

Opening Reception:
September 15th, 2010, 5-7pm

The exhibit showcases new works in a wide range of media including: animation and video, ceramics, graphic design, illustration, installation, metals, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and textiles by current tenure track faculty. This exhibit will be presented in two parts.

For more information go here: ww.gvsu.edu/artgallery or click here.

See you there!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Photogrpahy Department Meet Up!

Hey Everyone! Reminder:

The photo department is having a meet up this Friday at Kirk Park from 3pm-7pm(ish).

Look forward to seeing everyone there!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Desotorow | Writing on the Walls

Desotorow Gallery is currently accepting submissions for “Writing on the Walls”. This juried exhibition celebrates the personal idiosyncrasies of the art of handwriting through various mediums: letters, notes, grocery lists, and other organic print pieces that continue to exist despite today’s increased use of digital methods. Open to national and international artists (professional, emerging, and student). Open to works of all genres and media. Up to three pieces may be submitted for a non-refundable entry fee of $20. Deadline for submissions is June 25, 2010 at 5pm EST. Exhibit runs July 16 – 28, 2010.

Download the prospectus at www.desotorow.org. For more information, email info@desotorow.org.

The Center for Fine Art Photography | Calls for Entry

C4FAP logo

Low-Tech
Juror: Christa Dix, Founder and Director of wall space gallery
Submission Deadline: July 13, 2010

bannerThe Center is currently celebrating the low-tech processes and is interested in exhibiting the best low-tech images that photographers are producing. This call is open to all subjects and styles of photography that include a low tech means of image making or printing. This includes, but is not limited to; toy, Holga and Diana cameras, Pinhole, Wet Plate Collodian, Photograms, Callotypes, Cyanotypes, Polaroid and other traditional processes.






Specimen 5 © Galina Kurlat, Print from Ambrotype

Awards include a Juror's Award, Director's Award, 2 liveBooksWebsite Awards, 2 Blurb Book Awards and an Honorable Mention Award. All artists selected will be included in our gallery exhibition as well as in the online gallery.
New Normal
Juror: Edward Robinson, Associate Curator of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Submission Deadline: August 17, 2010

bannerConsider the challenges of the era, economic, environmental, and political and respond to the fundamentally shifting norms shared about beauty, gender roles, and spiritual belief. New Normal addresses the evolving ideals of social relationships, ecological engagement, media and culture in our ever changing world.




Commuter Train © Ryan Zoghlin

Awards include a Juror's Award, Director's Award, 2 liveBooks Website Awards, 2 Blurb Book Awards and an Honorable Mention Award. All artists selected will be included in our gallery exhibition as well as in the online gallery.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Looking for an inexpensive flash?


For those of you that are looking for a flash that is affordable. One solution is purchasing a Vivitar 285 HV flash. The flash is pretty powerful and has 4 different power settings on the flash unit. It is also suitable to all camera formats, so it doesn't matter if you have Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, or Olympus. So it's friendly to all!


Currently on B&H Photo Video it costs $89.95, and $87.95 on Amazon. Both websites include free shipping for this product.

B&H Photo


Amazon


The flash could be improved if it had ETTL, a swivel head, and a metal instead of a plastic hot shoe. Regardless, it is a great flash to start off with if you cannot afford dedicated flash units, Alien Bees, etc.

Now go out there, buy a flash, and experiment with light! That is what photography is all about

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Call for Entry | Surface

A juried exhibition featuring work by college juniors and seniors.

In order to be considered for the exhibit, you must submit the following:

1. Entry Form (Download Here)
2. Entry Fee
3. Digital Images
4. Artist Statement

Eligibility: This juried exhibition is open to national and international student artists (juniors and seniors).

Media/Genre: Open to works of all genres and media.

Delivery & Return of Work: All work accepted for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Work that is not ready to hang or that does not exhibit good craftsmanship may be omitted from the exhibit. Work that differs significantly from its entry image may be disqualified. Work can be hand delivered or shipped. Hand delivered work must be picked up from the gallery by the date specified (see Deadlines). Desotorow Gallery is not responsible for work left beyond the date specified. Shipped work must be sent in a reusable container with return shipping prepaid. Work should be securely packaged, clearly labeled, and sent with a return shipping label. Work will be returned in the same manner as delivered, or via UPS/USPS. Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.

Entry Fee: You may submit up to three pieces for a non-refundable entry fee of $15. The entry fee may be paid online or with cash, check, or money order (checks and money orders should be made payable to DESOTOROW GALLERY).

Sale of Work: Desotorow Gallery, Inc. will not take commission on the sale of artwork. Payment will be made directly to artists.

Images: Desotorow only accepts digital images for consideration. Images must meet the following specifications:

File Names: Artist’s last name followed by the entry number (i.e. Smith01.jpg, Smith02.jpg)

File Size: Images must be saved in a HIGH QUALITY JPEG format at 72 DPI and no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction.

Deadlines:
May 14 Submissions Due by 5pm EST
May 17 Notifications Emailed
June 16 Accepted Work Due to Gallery
June 18 Opening Reception
June 30 Exhibition Closes
July 2 Return of Work Begins (Pick-up/Ship)
July 16 Deadline for the Pick-Up of Work

To Submit via Mail: Please send all materials to:

Desotorow Gallery, Inc.
Surface
2427 De Soto Avenue
Savannah, GA 31401

Submit images using a CD/DVD and clearly label it with your full name and contact information. CD/DVDs will not be returned.

To Submit via Email: Email all materials to info@desotorow.org. Include your full name in the subject along with “Surface”.

Marketing: Desotorow Gallery reserves the right to use images of accepted works for promotional purposes. The gallery may request hi-res images of accepted work upon notification.

Liability: Desotorow Gallery will take the utmost care with your work. Insurance will not be provided for any artwork while on Desotorow Gallery, Inc.’s premises. Desotorow Gallery, Inc. bears no responsibility and is not liable for damage to, theft of, or change in the condition of artwork while on the gallery premises or as a result of participation with the gallery. The gallery is not responsible for any damage occurred during shipping.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Call For Entry | Agoraphobia/Claustrophobia

Agoraphobia/Claustrophobia

The equal yet opposite fear of small and large spaces plague people around the world. In some degree, there are places that will always provide a sense of anxiety, and this show wants to explore those carnal fears in an open forum. We invite all mediums to show us those spaces or landscapes that inspire these fears of the vast or the small.

In order to be considered for the exhibit, you must submit the following:

1. Entry Form (Download Here)
2. Entry Fee
3. Digital Images
4. Artist Statement

Eligibility: This juried exhibition is open to national and international artists (professional, emerging, and student).

Media/Genre: Open to works of all genres and media.

Delivery & Return of Work: All work accepted for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Work that is not ready to hang or that does not exhibit good craftsmanship may be omitted from the exhibit. Work that differs significantly from its entry image may be disqualified. Work can be hand delivered or shipped. Hand delivered work must be picked up from the gallery by the date specified (see Deadlines). Desotorow Gallery is not responsible for work left beyond the date specified. Shipped work must be sent in a reusable container with return shipping prepaid. Work should be securely packaged, clearly labeled, and sent with a return shipping label. Work will be returned in the same manner as delivered, or via UPS/USPS. Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.

Entry Fee: You may submit up to three pieces for a non-refundable entry fee of $15. The entry fee may be paid online or with cash, check, or money order (checks and money orders should be made payable to DESOTOROW GALLERY).

Sale of Work: Desotorow Gallery, Inc. will not take commission on the sale of artwork. Payment will be made directly to artists.

Images: Desotorow only accepts digital images for consideration. Images must meet the following specifications:

File Names: Artist’s last name followed by the entry number (i.e. Smith01.jpg, Smith02.jpg)

File Size: Images must be saved in a HIGH QUALITY JPEG format at 72 DPI and no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction.

Deadlines:
April 30 Submissions Due by 5pm EST
May 3 Notifications Emailed
June 2 Accepted Work Due to Gallery
June 4 Opening Reception
June 16 Exhibition Closes
June 18 Return of Work Begins (Pick-up/Ship)
July 2 Deadline for the Pick-Up of Work


Download the prospectus at http://www.desotorow.org/exhibits/calls/agor-claus.html. For more information, email info@desotorow.org.

NY Times A Moment in May Photography Project

Photographers Prepare for a Moment in May

Hundreds of photographers are getting ready to take a picture at one
moment on Sunday, May 2. Here's how you can join the project.

http://nyti.ms/cPKsxq

Nan Goldin Seeking Studio Manager

This is a four day a week job for a highly organized and responsible person with excellent office, communication and photo skills.

There are many aspects to the job - correspondence, coordinating commercial work, archiving, financial stuff, travel plans, overseeing other assistants and interns, reporting back to Nan by email at the end of each day. A can-do, problem-solving approach is essential, along with previous artist assistant experience. Travel will sometimes be necessary, as Nan is living in both NY and Paris and often travels for shows or commercial work. French language skills a big plus. Please send a resume and cover letter to nangoldinstudio@mac.com.

Photographer's Forum | 30th Annual Spring Photography Contest

PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE
PRESENTS THE
30th Annual Spring
Photography Contest
SPONSORED BY SIGMA
TWO WAYS TO ENTER

UPLOAD ONLINE

DOWNLOAD & PRINT ENTRY FORM

$4,000 in Cash Grants PLUS
Two SIGMA Lenses Awarded!

Visit Us at: www.PFMagazine.com

FINAL ENTRY Date: MAY 17, 2010
Final entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered
(uploaded/postmarked on or before May 17, 2010)
ENTRY GIFT:
2 FREE ISSUES OF
PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE
(U.S. and Canada only)

WINNING PHOTOS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE NOVEMBER 2010 ISSUE OF PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE. ALL CONTEST FINALISTS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE BEST OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2010.

First Frame




Date:
Friday, April 30, 2010

Time:
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:
Sanctuary Folk Art

Street:
140 S. Division Ave

City/Town:
Grand Rapids, MI

The First Frame Photography Show is an exhibit put on by Patrick Millard's photography students at Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College. The Exhibit will be up for one night in the Sanctuary Folk Art Gallery in Grand Rapids, MI. Photographers include:

Mark Andrus
Elizabeth Berryhill
Laura Carlson
Jason Chandler
Eric Coulter
Joel Frueh
Alyssa Harris
Stacey Kasbrow
Shealyn McGee
Kristine Pierce
Jasmine Smith
Beverly Taylor-Parsel
Mike Trus
Jordan Tumer

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Art Downtown





Click here to download a map!




Exhibitions of national caliber and regional distinction in the first LEED Gold certified Art Museum in the world, featuring Friday Night live music, cash bar and dinner options. Exhibits include: Calder Jewelry, Selections from the Photography Collection, GRAM Centennial History Exhibition: 100 Years Art-Legacy-Vision plus Opening Night reception for Side by Side: Matthias Alten and Norman Chamberlain. http://www.artmuseumgr.org





Kendall College of Art and Design

Ethan Murrow: Drawings and Video

Murrow's work includes large-scale narrative graphite drawings and several short films including "Dust", which is an official selection of the 46th annual New York Film Festival

http://www.kcad.edu



24 Fountain St. ne -Fountain Street Church (EcoAction Expo)

To celebrate Earth Week, the West Michigan Environmental Action council and the Social Action Committee of Fountain Street Church is hosing the EcoAction Expo & Triple Top Line Awards. Tickets are $20.00

http://www.liveatthefountain.org



11 Jefferson Ave.- 4:1 a graphic design show on perception

Featuring the graduate work of artists Gina Caratelli, Andrea Colf, Jessica Hardy, Matt Slenk and Anna Williams. until 10 pm

54 Jefferson Ave.-Michigan Land Of Riches

Re-examine the old Grand Rapids Public Museum for the first time in 16 years though the site-specific projects of students, faculty and alumni from 6 Michigan universities.

http://www.michiganlandofriches.org/





904 Sheldon - West Michigan Center for Art and Technology

Featuring work by Art Peers and WMCAT Staff. Artists include Christy Beckwith, Rick Beerhorst, Aneka Ingold, Joel Howell, Michelle Pittman, Chloe Viening-Butler, Joe Krajkiewcz, Paul Asselin, Sara Bakker, Mei Chow, Violet Whitaker, Dave Johnson and Lina Unlimited

http://www.wmcat.org and http://www.artpeers.org



41 Sheldon Blvd. – Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)

Six exhibitions, showcasing the work of Christopher Gauthier, Nicola Vruwink, Margarida Correia, Casey McGuire, Wendy Kawabata, and the group show dis.place.ment. dis.place.ment is a collection of 31 works considering emotional or physical displacement in a broader spatial, social, economic, or political context. UICA will also feature a one night only installation by local artist Chris Fox.

http://www.uica.org





10 Weston- Bohemia Too

Recent Works in metal and pastel, refreshments provided as well as 20% off storewide on non sale items. http://www.littlebohemiaonline.com/



42 S. Division- Gooodwood Design

New porcelain pieces for sale by OOM Studio/artist Hyun Yoo and new furniture designs by Garrett Brooks. http://www.goodwooddesign.com and http://www.oom.bigcartel.com



48 S. Division- Heartside Gallery

Featuring Heartside community artists creating folk and intuitive art, weavings, pottery, quilts and more, All new Art!

Hours: 6pm – 10pm http://www.Heartside.org



43 S. Division- Pub 43

Paintings by local Artist Tim Fisher



120 S. Division- Temporary Gallery

Square Peg Events presents a multiple media range of fine artists from the emerging to the established exhibiting their works of art. Join us for Live performances! Casual, warm, fun.

To find out more about how to lease commercial space in Heartside visit http://www.dwellingplacegr.org



71 S. Division- Mos Eisleys

Stop by and check out designs by local award winning tattoo artists! http://www.moseisleys.com



115 S. Division- The DAAC

Trimmings-Art for the Facialite: a collective show featuring local artists. http://www.thedaac.org



117 S. Division- Scavenger Hunt

An exceptional selection of vintage, clothing and unique wardrobe pieces, stop in to find out more about their in-store salon. http://www.scavengerhuntclothing.com



129 S. Division - Vertigo Music

Stop in for the beginning of Record Store Day celebration. With 20% off of used CDs Vertigo’s collection of music includes vinyl, CDs both new and used. Join them on Saturday for National Record Store Day! http://www.vertigomusiconline.com



133 S. Division- Take Hold Church

Take Hold Church: will exhibit art from local artists, serve hot/cold drinks and snacks, and provide an open space for reflection and prayer. http://www.takeholdchurch.org



133 S. Division- Mixed Tape

Musical performances by Wilson, Versus The Ocean, Come Find The Lion & Pandora 6:30 PM - $8 Day Of -All Ages Welcome http://www.mixtapecafe.com/



139 S. Division- All City Kicks

Stop in to check out artwork as well as the spring sneaker collection and cool new seasonal clothing http://www.allcitykicks.net



106 S. Division- (106) Gallery

Calvin College Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibitions including large scale paintings, mixed media, and installations; featuring the work of Kristin McHugh and Stephen Clark Open from 6-10pm http://calvin.edu/centerartgallery/106southdivision



106 S. Division- the L Loft Unit 215- Second Floor

New Watercolors a collection of recent watercolor paintings/studies by Derrick Hollowell (HopCat Brewery/ Mary Free Bed Hospital/ Metro-East Hospital) http://www.myspace/hollowellart



120 S. Division- Temporary Gallery

Art patrons will be able to view multiple large-scale video art pieces from artist Sean J. Kenny.

To find out more about how to lease commercial space in Heartside visit http://www.dwellingplacegr.org



120 S. Division- Unit 124- Mustache Gallery A new show by artist Erwin Erkfitz entitled "The Ancestrals" a collection of our unknown Ancestry. Hosted by DJ Josh Brewer and Artist Amy Van Elsacker



120 S. Division- Unit 224- Second Floor Randall A. Gornowich of Randallart Studio: Photography and Art in a Space to Create and Live presents Photographs, Paintings, Sculptures and Wearable Creations



120 S. Division- Unit 126- Imagination Creations

Recycled, reused and vintage goods! Featuring the work of artist and hairstylist Heather McGartland



120 S. Division- Unit 226- Mexicains Sans Frontieres

Art Peers Artists (with After Party Art Peers/Litribune) Mexicains Sans Frontieres is a multimedia studio operated by Hugo Claudin promoting cutting edge music and art. http://www.myspace.com/mexicainssansfrontieres



140 S. Division- Sanctuary Folk Art

The largest collection of folk and intuitive at in Grand Rapids with a new show "everything else is redundant" http://www.myspace.com/sanctuaryfolkart



235 S. Division- Unit 111- Vision Beyond Art

Live glass blowing and assorted local artists featuring glasswork and paintings by Joe Sherry



235 S. Division- Unit 112- Open Source

Live and local music by the Winter Sessions, oil and acrylic paintings by Amy Lindholm and Erika Pappas, blown glass art, intrigue, and mystery by joe sherry's mustache





Featuring the work of Kendall Graduate Students





Artwork by 20 local Grand Valley State University and Kendall College of Art and Design Students. To find out more about how to lease commercial space in Heartside visit http://www.dwellingplacegr.org

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Center for Fine Art Photography

The Center for Fine Art Photography announces a new Call for Entry for

Consumption, A Main Gallery Photo Show for July.
Deadline Extended: April 27, 2010: On line at www.c4fap.org by Midnight PST


Theme: Consumption is a multifaceted term that can signify the influence of advertising and marketing on our pervasive consumer culture. The word also speaks to our profound human instincts. To be consumed by something-be it illness, emotions, or beliefs-is to oftentimes confront one's realities. What, why, when, and how we consume determines the ramifications of the choices we make. Additionally, consumption can simply suggest a transformation. The Center is looking for images that visually depict Consumption and what it means to you and those around us.

Juror: Brian Paul Clamp is Director of ClampArt, a contemporary art gallery in Chelsea in New York City, established in 2000. Brian has nearly two decades of experience in the field. He holds a Masters of Art in Critical Studies in Modern Art from Columbia University, and is the author of thirty publications on American Art to date.

Exhibition and Awards: With selection for this exhibition, artists and their work will be seen by an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and others who appreciate the fine art of photography. Over $1300 in awards which includes:

• liveBooks Website Award: Valued at $399 each, two artists will receive a 1 year subscription for a website
from www.livebooks.com
• Juror’s Selection Award: $300 and a Blurb book award from[url] www.Blurb.com[/url]
• Director's Selection Award: $200 and a Blurb book award from www.Blurb.com
• Honorable Mention Award: $100
• All exhibitors are included in the Center's online gallery

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center for Fine Art Photography invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome.

Important Dates:
• Entries due: April 27, 2010
• Notice of acceptance: May 7, 2010
• Exhibition dates: July 2 – July 24, 2010
• Artists’ and Public Reception: July 2, 2010

Entry Fee:
• The entry fee for non-members is $35 USD for the first three images.
• The entry fee for members of The Center for Fine Art Photography is $20.00 USD for 3 images.


Any questions call our office at 970-224-1010 or email exhibitions@c4fap.org for more information.

DCCP

D C C P

Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography

We are please to announce a new art organization in metropolitan Detroit-Detroit Center for Contemporary Photograohy (DCCP). The inaugural opening is shceduled to take place on May 1st, 2010.

Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography was established in early 2010 in Pontiac, Michigan. DCCP is a collective of artists and educators that provide a supportive community for artists, and strive to send a positive message to the creative world. DCCP is a nonprofit institution which focuses on Contemporary Photography, and promotes the work of new and established artists with unique vision and creativity in working with all photographic media. DCCP strive to promote local and national artists, and the bring a deeper appreciation and understanding of photography though gallery exhibitions, online exhibitions, lectures, and forums.





Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography presents MAYDAY and exhibition featuring Images by three contemporary fine art photographers: Olaf Breuning, Yisook Sohn, and Woojin, Choi. The show opens on Saturday, May 1st with a reception from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The show continues, through May 29th. For images or further information about this and other upcoming exhibitions please contact Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography. Gallery Hours: Thursday to Saturday: 1:00-5:00 p.m. Gallery also open by appointment. Go to our website www.detroitccp.org

Thursday, April 8, 2010

SMart Festival


SMart Festival

April 12, 2010

Monday
6:30PM - 10:30PM



Come out and get SMart with the 5th annual SMart Festival!

Open Concept Gallery will be hosting four different exhibitions including...

SYMBIO (Main Floor)

Aljoscha Eleanna Anagnos
Joseph Farbrook Andrew Johnson
Joao Simoes Al Wildey
(recently shown at the Galerie Vaclava Spaly in Prague, Czech Republic)

Curated by: Brooke Wendt, Kelly Maximiuk, and Hattie Hettinger



ECLECTOLOGY (Upper Balcony)

Missa Coffman Kiyomitsu Saito
Tom Jenkins Hunter Bridwell
Roza Zero Joao Damas

Curated by: Brooke Wendt





AFTER THE SYMPHONY (Galley (alley way of OCG)

Miriam Slager

Public Art Projection Curated by Kelly Maximiuk



DIGITAL BODIES (Window Gallery at OCG)

Patrick Millard

Public Art Projection Curated by Hattie Hettinger


with DJ Quodex

Beverages and Appetizers

FREE ADMISSION

Wine and Beer available for $3.00

For more information please contact info@openconceptgallery.org

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Smithtown Township Arts Council

CALL FOR ENTRIES_Smithtown Township Arts Council seeks entries for its 30th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, held at the Mills Pond House Gallery, June 5-July 2, 2010. Juror: Harvey Stein. Entry deadline April 16, 2010. Open to local and national artists. Prospectus at www.stacarts.org/exhibits or send a SASE to STAC Photo, 660 Route 25A, St.James, NY 11780. (631) 862-6575. exhibits@stacarts.org $45/3 entries

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Kilozoom | Photography Contest

Photography Contest:
Details Matter
Photographers are invited to submit one high resolution image that best showcases visual details using Kilozoom.

To enter, follow three simple steps:

* Create a free or paid Kilozoom account.
* Upload your high resolution image into your account.
* Copy and paste the Kilozoom zoom URL to the contest entry form.


VIEW CONTEST DETAILS

Weekly Winners - $100
Winners will receive a cash prize of $100 USD via paypal and will have their work showcased on the Kilozoom's website.

Deadline
Each week Friday 11:59pm EST.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dept. of the Interior unveils Ansel Adams exhibit.




Canyon de Chelly - Arizona


Nearly 70 years after originally scheduled to be displayed, the U.S. Department of the Interior has hung the murals that then-Secretary Harold Ickes commissioned Ansel Adams to photograph for the building. The murals were made in 1941 and 1942, but were never displayed.


Unfortunately it's not easy to get in to see the exhibit in person, but the DOI has made the images available on their web site, including high resolution versions.


Ansel Adams: The Mural Project Opens at Interior Department

Thursday, March 25, 2010

CCNY 2010 NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

CCNY 2010 NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
JUROR: James Casebere
DEADLINE: April 19, 2010 (postmark date)

The Camera Club of New York (CCNY) is pleased to announce an open call for applications for its Annual National Photography Competition. Photographers and photo–based artists working in any genre are eligible to apply. Applicants are encouraged to submit a cohesive body of work.

Selected applicants will be featured in an exhibition at the CCNY gallery in the summer of 2010 and also on the CCNY website. The first place selection will receive a $500.00 cash award

Please see link for entire posting.
http://www.cameraclubny.org/competition.html

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mimi Kato



Sign up now for artist Mimi Kato's digital tapestry workshop.

This is a two day workshop involving digital photography, narrative conceptualizing, studio lighting and digital editing and printing.

It is limited to 15 students. First come, first served.

Participating students must be able and willing to attend a pre-workshop meeting to plan out the narrative construction of the image you will be collaborating on. This time and date will be determined by the best possible time for everyone who has signed up.

Digital photography and/or narrative creating experience preferred but not necessary.

Contact Professor Stafford Smith with questions and to sign up.
smithsta@gvsu.edu

Workshop Schedule:

3/31 Wednesday morning , meet the artist and discuss group project

3/31 Wednesday 7 -10 pm , photo shoot

4/1 Thursday 9am - 1pm, editing and printing of project.

This is a rare opportunity to work hands on with a practicing artist. Don't miss out.

Co-sponsored by the School of Communications and the Department of Art and Design at GVSU

Monday, March 22, 2010

Polaroid is dead, long live Polaroid

The Impossible Project has done, well, the impossible - watch the announcement here:

http://www.the-impossible-project.com/

And get a better look at the new packaging here:

http://www.1854.eu/2010/03/impossibles_px_instant_films_i.html


Photo Dept. Trip to Chicago, Part 2





Photos by David Rathbun

Photo Dept. Trip to Chicago, Part 1












iPhone photos by Mark Troyer


Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Center for Fine Art Photography | Final Call for Animalia




Dreamy © Lennette Newell

The Center for Fine Art Photography
Final Call for Animalia

Animalia
Juror: Karen Irvine, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.
Deadline to submit: March 16, 2010

Awards:
* liveBooks Website Award: Valued at $399 each, two artists will
receive a 1 year subscription for a website.
* Juror's Selection Award: $300 and a Blurb Book Award
* Director's Selection Award: $200 and a Blurb Book Award
* Honorable Mention Award: $100
* Gallery Visitor's Choice Award: $100
All exhibitors are included in the Center's online gallery

Dreamy by Lennette NewellAnimals represent strength, agility, power, royalty, vulnerability and fertility. They serve as important symbols in popular culture, national identity, religion, ecology, mythology and art. The Center is looking for images that insightfully portray the diversity of the animal kingdom.

Friday, March 12, 2010

GVSU off to Chicago Again!

Call for entries: 2010 Adobe® Design Achievements Awards

Call for entries: 2010 Adobe® Design Achievements Awards

This is an excellent opportunity to win recognition and professional software tools, as well as to travel and connect with peers and professionals from around the world. There are 12 categories to enter in three media areas: interactive media, video and motion, and traditional media. These categories offer students a huge variety in their choices of design and expression. Students will have the opportunity to be selected as finalists, and all finalists will win a trip to Los Angeles, Calif., during the Adobe MAX conference, as well as Adobe® software. Winners will receive a $3,000 cash prize. Visit http://adaa.adobe.com for more information. Entries will be accepted through June 4.

District Quarterly magazine call for entries


District Quarterly magazine call for entries

District Quarterly is currently seeking submissions for the spring issue. District Quarterly is a new, award-winning, student-produced magazine published through the Student Media Center at SCAD. The magazine features original work by SCAD students, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, sequential art, illustration, painting, photography and more. The different works are combined by subject and theme to create a cohesive publication fall, winter and spring quarters each year.
The theme for the spring issue is materialism, and the deadline for submissions is Friday, March 26. Any current student at SCAD, undergrad or grad, may submit their work to be considered for publication in the magazine. The spring issue of District Quarterly is scheduled to launch near the end of April.
Submissions for the materialism-themed issue may be e-mailed to quarterly@scaddistrict.com by March 26.

SPD Call for Entries




The Society of Publication Designers serves the community of editorial art directors, photo editors and designers. Each year, SPD sponsors a publication design competition that recognizes the best work done by professionals for magazines, newspapers and online publications. Winning entries are published in the Society's hardcover Publication Design Annual -- again this year, photography students have the opportunity to be part of this world-class competition, and to have the chance for an incredible number of potential future employers see their work in the SPD Annual. Not to mention: the chance for some amazing prizes!
We know time is tight (it is for everyone!) so the Competition Chair, Catherine Talese has made this enticing, and easy: First, Second and Third Place winners will be honored with an Award of Excellence and an invitation to SPD's Annual Awards Gala on May 7th in New York City. Winning entries will appear in Pub 45, SPD's upcoming hardcover Annual. Even better, there's more: we want to help students get off on the right foot, career-wise, so to that end, the First, Second and Third Place winners will also receive...

First Prize
• Nikon D300S camera and Nikkor 18-55mm lens. Valued at $2,155
• Barnstorm XXII, The Eddie Adams Workshop. Guaranteed placement & housing at the 4 day rigorous workshop with the best in photojournalism today. October 8-11, 2010.
• Adobe CS4 Design Premium. Fully loaded. Valued at $1,800
• A one year subscription to Aperture, American Photo, and Photo District News.

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Second Prize
• Portfolio review with Stephen Mayes, Managing Director at VII Photo Agency.
• Adobe CS4 Design Standard. For the Pros. Valued at $1,400
• A one year subscription to Aperture, American Photo, and Photo District News.

Third Prize
• Summer Internship at Magnum Photos.
• Adobe CS4 Design Standard. For the Pros. Valued at $1,400
• A one year subscription to Aperture, American Photo, and Photo District News.


What should you do next? Make note of the deadline, and Download the PDF containing this year's poster with the rules and prizes here, and the PDF entry form here.
DEADLINE: Monday, March 29, 2010
QUESTIONS? Send them to photos@spd.org

It's all just a few clicks away! Fame, glory, software, hardware and more!

Atlanta Photography Group




APG Web Site: www.apgphoto.org

Contact: EmergingVisions@infolab.net

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Center for Fine Art Photography

The Center for Fine Art Photography


Elements of Water
In the Main Gallery: February 19 - March 13
Reception on March 5, 2010 from 6-9 pm

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Barbara Myriam Ventura's image, Jokulsarlon, Iceland, was chosen by juror John Paul Caponigro for the Juror's Selection.

More about Ventura's work in PERSPECTIVES.



Jokulsarlon, Iceland © Barbara Myriam Ventura
The Space Between
Wrenay Gomez Charlton
In the South Gallery: February 24 - April 24, 2010
Reception on April 2, 2010 from 6-9 pm

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"My photographs witness my daughter just being in the world. Her trust that my eye will let her be and not ask her to perform is the wellspring for these images. I believe that her moments of solitude in my presence are part of her developing strength for action and presence. My holding her in my camera is ironically also my letting her go." Wrenay Gomez Charlton




Untitled, Birdhouse © Wrenay Gomez Charlton
Animalia
Juror: Karen Irvine, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.

Dreamy by Lennette NewellAnimals represent strength, agility, power, royalty, vulnerability and fertility. They serve as important symbols in popular culture, national identity, religion, ecology, mythology and art. The Center is looking for images that insightfully portray the diversity of the animal kingdom.

Deadline to submit: March 16, 2010



Dreamy © Lennette Newell
Consumption
Juror: Brian Paul Clamp, Director of ClampArt

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Consumption is a multifaceted term. While it can signify the influence of advertising and marketing on our pervasive consumer culture, the word also speaks to profound human instincts.

Deadline to submit: April 13, 2010






Ethan and His Blue Things © Jeongmee Yoon
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The Center has several new class offerings including: The Business of Photography, Light Painting and Studio Lighting. Click here for more information.

Anderson Ranch is offering Center members a 25% discount on a summer workshop. More information about membership.

Keep up with what's happening at the Center via Facebook and Twitter .

Friday, February 26, 2010

2010 Adobe® Design Achievements Awards

Call for entries: 2010 Adobe® Design Achievements Awards

This is an excellent opportunity to win recognition and professional software tools, as well as to travel and connect with peers and professionals from around the world. There are 12 categories to enter in three media areas: interactive media, video and motion, and traditional media. These categories offer students a huge variety in their choices of design and expression. Students will have the opportunity to be selected as finalists, and all finalists will win a trip to Los Angeles, Calif., during the Adobe MAX conference, as well as Adobe® software. Winners will receive a $3,000 cash prize. Visit http://adaa.adobe.com for more information. Entries will be accepted through June 4.

Photographer's Forum | 30th Annual Spring Photography Contest

PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE
PRESENTS THE
30th Annual Spring
Photography Contest
SPONSORED BY SIGMA
TWO WAYS TO ENTER

UPLOAD ONLINE

DOWNLOAD & PRINT ENTRY FORM

$4,000 in Cash Grants PLUS
Two SIGMA Lenses Awarded!

Visit Us at: www.PFMagazine.com

EARLY ENTRY Date: APRIL 19, 2010
Early entry fee is $3.95 per photo entered
(uploaded/postmarked on or before April 19, 2010)

FINAL ENTRY Date: MAY 17, 2010
Final entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered
(uploaded/postmarked on or before May 17, 2010)
ENTRY GIFT:
2 FREE ISSUES OF
PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE
(U.S. and Canada only)

WINNING PHOTOS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE NOVEMBER 2010 ISSUE OF PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE. ALL CONTEST FINALISTS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE BEST OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2010.

Fresh Fairs

Monday, February 22, 2010

GVSU Thesis Exhibition | Bangarang!

BANGARANG!

Senior Thesis Photography Exhibition

April 19th – May 1st

(ALLENDALE, MI) Photographers in The School of Communications are proud to present BANGARANG! It is the ultimate in excellence- it is better than cool, rad, or awesome. Join us in celebration at the reception for BANGARANG! on Thursday, April 22, 5:00 P- 7:00 P.M.

Featured photographers: Lauren Bailey, Dana Bloodworth, Tonia Hauser, Tina Jacobson, Bethany Nolin, Athena Placencia, Jenna Raber, Darcy Shinew, Lauren Shahly, Nicole Somerville and Robert Wilkinson.


The Performing Arts Center Gallery

Exhibit runs April 20 –May 1.

Monday -Friday 10:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M.

This event is free and open to the public.

Press images are available upon request.


For more information:

Performing Arts Center Gallery: (616) 331-2564

Tina Jacobson: tina.jacobson@hotmail.com

Beth Nolin: nolinb@gmail.com

Nicole Somerville: somervin@mail.gvsu.edu

Professor Victoria Veenstra: (616) 331-3957

Friday, February 19, 2010

Call for Entry | The Center for Fine Art Photography

The Center for Fine Art Photography announces a call for entry for a new Main Gallery Show in June, 2010
Animalia, DL: March 16, 2010, Midnight PST
All entries taken on line at www.c4fap.org


Theme: Animals represent strength, agility, power, vulnerability and serve as symbols in popular culture, mythology and art. The Center is looking for images that insightfully portray the diversity of the animal kingdom.

Exhibition and Awards: Selection for this exhibition, artists and their work will be seen by an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants from around the world. Over $700 in awards along with all exhibitors are included in the Center's online gallery

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to photographers worldwide, both amateur and pro.

Entry Fee:

• The entry fee for non-members is $35 USD ($20 for members) for the first three images.
• Additional images are $10 each. No limit to the number of images that may be submitted.
For more info visit www.c4fap.org or email exhibitions@c4fap.org

Thursday, February 18, 2010

ValleyScene

ValleyScene.net just launched this week. Our goal is to post one picture a
day of a student on GVSU's campus sporting excellent and unique style.

Interested in becoming part of the team? Valley Scene is still looking for
campus photographers.

Photographers who join will receive photo credit for all photos spotlighted
on the blog, a picture & bio of yourself on the site, and a link to a
website of your choice (Linkedin, Twitter, Portfolio, Facebook).

Photographers will need to be somewhat informed on current fashion and be
able to spot style on campus, along with the ability to approach students on
campus and inform them our blog.

To apply simply email us at ValleySceneBlog@gmail.com explaining why you
think you’d be a good fit, along with a 3-5 examples of your work (photos
must have been taken with the camera you plan to use on campus ).


Thank you, we look forward to reviewing your applications.

Patty

100+ Years of Color

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii was a pioneering color photographer working in Russia between 1909 and 1915. Yes, color photographer. His method involved making three exposures on black and white glass plate negatives, each using a different color filter, and the photographs were displayed using a special projector projected each plate through a color filter, combining them into a single image on the screen.

The Library of Congress has made a collection of his images available on the internet, using a process that scans each plate and then combines them digitally to make color photographs. The results are stunning. For ease in seeing the collection, the Denver Post has an blog post on their web site about the collection and have all the images on a single web page. It's definitely worth the time to take a look at these historic photographs, and if you're interested to read the history of the photographer and the process.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Looking for Bloggers

The GVSU Photo Blog is looking for bloggers!

Let it be known if you want to contribute to the blog by posting reviews of local photography exhibitions, students shows, events in our industry, news of new photographic equipment and digital breakthroughs, exciting photoshop tutorials...get the picture? Anything Photography, Anything GVSU, Anything Opportunity!!

Interested students/alumni please contact Professor Patrick Millard at patrick@patrickmillard.com to discuss the opportunity. Yes, this is a valid line for your resume!

Show me the Money

Today I posted this piece on my blog. After my post, a commercial photographer in New York commented. He is prompting students to ask him questions if they would like to do so. Check out the post on www.gregceoblog.com

BY GREG ON FEBRUARY 3, 2010 IN FROM GREG'S DESK
You may be a great young photographer, but how do you finance your first production when you land that big advertising job? Sure, the purchase order is signed and it’s been faxed to you, and even if the advance check is on its way, it will still take several days to clear. You might need access to 20K to buy plane tickets and reserve hotel rooms for crew and get the whole thing rolling. If you are an established photographer and you are reading this, I’m curious to know how you financed your first big job? I’ll give you my answer tomorrow. –greg

MISTER LYNCH SAYS:
February 3, 2010 at 6:17 pm (Edit)
Ok cant remember what the FIRST job was that i faced the finance issue…In reality i think it still happens! I am always coming up against clients who DO NOT offer advances! And these are LARGE AGENCIES Just something i have to deal with, and prepare for. The bonus has been that they will pay in full 30-max 6o days after completion of job.
I think it all breaks down to SAVINGS. From my first job till now, its always important to have a good bit of money ready to go. Now the range of how much you need, is directly related to what level you are in your career. I think back to my first location gig…it was “BIG Time” ok just kidding, it was me, an assistant, and talent. Assistant held a SMALL battery powered strobe, Models brought their own clothes and did their own make up….My total cost to fund was about $45. Now My cost to fund can be as much as 5-10K. So kinda stinks to keep that much tied up…but for me its part of the DANCE
Now if you get a considerable project while you are still young in the biz, bring in a producer, A MUST. Possibly, just Possibly that producer has more time in the biz, and maybe is use to funding projects, so you might luck out. But be prepared one day if you cannot fund the project, you might have to give it up, your project will suffer if you cut corners right off the bat.
Feel free to comment, here to help and learn

Philadelphia Museum of Art Photography Competition

THE WOMEN'S COMMITTEE OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ITS FIRST PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO COMPETITION.

A jury of nationally recognized photography experts will select six entries for inclusion in a 16" x 20" portfolio to be published in an edition of 25 in fall 2010. Peter Barberie, the Museum's Brodsky Curator of Photographs, will select one additional honorable mention entry to be sold as an individual print in a limited edition.

AWARDS Each winning photographer will be awarded $1,000. The honorable mention photographer will be awarded $500.

EXHIBITION The Museum will exhibit the portfolio and the individual print in fall 2010, and copies of both will enter the permanent collection.

JURORS Jurors will include noted photographer Tina Barney; Melissa Harris, Editor-in-Chief, Aperture Magazine; and Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

DEADLINE The application deadline for the competition is May 15, 2010. All applications must be submitted online. There is a non-refundable application fee of $40.

For information please visit pmaPhotoCompetition.org

Job Opportunity in Chicago

Photography Studio Assistant
Stephen Hamilton Photography

Culinary food photographer seeks a Photography Studio Assistant. This team member must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for someone who has experience or interest in photography, and has a strong expertise of computers. This position offers great growth potential.

Responsibilities
PSA’s main responsibility is assisting in the overall maintenance of the studio and computer-related business. And will work directly with the lead assistant, studio manager and photographer.

Day-to-day operations:
• Assist in the organization and overall studio maintenance
• Maintain Social Media (ie. writing and updating website, blogging, Facebook, Twitter, email blasts etc.)
• Organize and manage job and stock photography
• Archive photography jobs and samples
• Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of computers and equipment
• Answer phones

Required
• College education: skills in computers and arts, marketing a plus
• Creative, out-of the box thinking, adaptable and quick learner
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Able to effectively organize ad prioritize tasks
• Team player: positive, friendly, loyal and dedicated
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite/ Photoshop & Illustrator
• Organized and a multi-tasker


Position offers PTO, health insurance and 401K. Please send resume to adman@stephenhamilton.com along with your salary requirements along with writing samples as well as explaining knowledge and passion for computers. No phone calls please.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Photographing Sunshine

Does cinematography count as photography? It's certainly concerned with matters of exposure and composition and light and color, so there is overlap. But it also has other issues to deal with, that of motion and time. Be that as it may, and I'm in danger of rambling if I don't stop myself now, here's an interesting article on the cinematography of the upcoming science fiction film Sunshine. It gets pretty technical, it is an article for cinematographers after all, but I think it's a worthwhile read for the discussion on the use of lighting and color to create the psychological impact of the sun.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Uptown Gallery

Winter Art Festival 2010 opens at Uptown Gallery in Grand Haven Friday February 5, 4:30-8:00 with Awards announced at 7:00 pm.


Address: 201 Washington St. Grand Haven, MI 49417

Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Phone: 616 846-5460

www.galleryuptown.net


Victoria Veenstra has two photographs in the show and rumor has it, one of them has won an award to be announced on Friday night.


Please join us at Uptown Gallery. There are several good restaurants nearby and an ice skating mini rink a block away on Washington St.


Dee-lite - has a nice array of sandwiches and salads, plus full dinners such as Grilled Salmon, Wild Mushroom in creamy sauce over pasta, etc. There is also a shushi bar and live music on weekends.


Snug Harbor - located on the river front with similar food as the Dee-lite with a bar.


Tip A Few _ popolar bar food with a Mexican flare.

Light Italian fare at Porta Bello


or The Coffee Grounds for hot coffee, teas or cocoa

Italian coffee and great gelato at Stefanos


Fatoosh on US 31 and Beacon St. serves Middle Eastern fare


So take a trip out for a Friday night event on the lakeshore.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Job Opportunity, Photography Sales

PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIALIST

For our renowned New York client, we are seeking a Photography Specialist. The successful candidate will work to source property for sale; create and develop long-term client relationships; manage existing client accounts; work with marketing, administration and other
sales staff to determine and meet company and client goals. Detailed knowledge of the international art market, a developed client list and strong general knowledge of photography is essential.

The ideal applicant will have a BA in Art History or related discipline; a minimum of 5 years experience in an art gallery or auction house; and exceptional communications, interpersonal and organizational skills. Salary 60 K and excellent benefits.

Please send a resume, detailed cover letter and the names of three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Photographer's Forum | 30th Annual Spring Photography Contest

PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE
PRESENTS THE
30th Annual Spring
Photography Contest
SPONSORED BY SIGMA
TWO WAYS TO ENTER

UPLOAD ONLINE

DOWNLOAD & PRINT ENTRY FORM
$4,000 in Cash Grants PLUS
Two SIGMA Lenses Awarded!

Visit Us at: www.PFMagazine.com

EARLY ENTRY Date: APRIL 19, 2010
Early entry fee is $3.95 per photo entered
(uploaded/postmarked on or before April 19, 2010)

FINAL ENTRY Date: MAY 17, 2010
Final entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered
(uploaded/postmarked on or before May 17, 2010)

ENTRY GIFT:
2 FREE ISSUES OF
PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE
(U.S. and Canada only)
WINNING PHOTOS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE NOVEMBER 2010 ISSUE OF PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE. ALL CONTEST FINALISTS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE BEST OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2010.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Call for Entry | Spoked

Desotorow Gallery is now accepting submissions for “Spoked”, a juried exhibition featuring work about the bicycle and/or cycling culture. This exhibit is open to national and international artists (professional, emerging, and student). Open to works of all genres and media. Submit up to three pieces for a non-refundable entry fee of $15. Submissions Due by 5pm EST on February 12, 2010. Exhibit runs February 26 – March 10, 2010. Download the prospectus at www.desotorow.org.
Feb 12 - Submissions Due by 5pm EST
Feb 15 - Notifications Emailed
Feb 24 - Accepted Work Due to Gallery
Feb 26 - Exhibit Opens
March 5- Opening Reception
March 10 - Exhibit Closes
March 12 - Return of Work Begins (Pick-up/Ship)
March 26 - Deadline for the Pick-Up of Work
Desotorow Gallery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located at 2427 De Soto Avenue in Savannah, GA. Please contact us at info@desotorow.org or 912-335-8204 with any questions.