Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Call For Entry | 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.

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.


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

30th Annual Spring
Photography Contest



$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)
(U.S. and Canada only)


First Frame

Friday, April 30, 2010

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Sanctuary Folk Art

140 S. Division Ave

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


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


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.


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.


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.



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

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


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.


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.

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