Monday, June 27, 2016

REAL-PHOTO Call for Entries

Sponsored by FotoFocus, REAL-PHOTO is one of two companion exhibitions to be produced by Manifest to explore theFotoFocus Biennial theme "Photography, The Undocument".

From photography’s earliest inception into the culture at large, there was a recognition of both the artistic and scientific potentials of the medium. Within the art camp there was a push to validate photography’s role as ART by producing photographs that emulated the High Art of painting and drawing, peaking (possibly) with the Pictorialism Movement. At the opposite end were those who saw photography as a tool for ‘straight’, objective, representation—celebrating the photograph’s inherent characteristics as unique and valid in their own right.

This exhibit seeks works that are made through the photographic process exclusively, but which appear to not be photographic in nature, at least at first glance. While we are eager to discover just what artists are making that could qualify, we imagine submissions could include, but not be limited to, manipulated film, photograms, abstracted digital photographic imagery, direct emulsion exposure, photo-transfers, historical and alternative processes, and the like.

The two companion exhibitions presented by Manifest for the FotoFocus Biennial each explore the biennial-wide concept from different aspects of 'undocument' or 'untruth'. Real-photo takes the common media involved in photography but presents resulting artwork that one may not suspect is photographic in nature, further expressing the boundaries of everyday assumptions, and cultural memes. Photo-real takes non-photographic media and reveals how it can do many of the same things as photography, deepening the consideration of the 'undocumented'. (The call for works for Photo-REAL can be found here.)

Real-photo calls for artists to submit works in any photographic media. There is no limitation on subject matter for this project. However, works must appear to be non-photographic in nature.

The opening reception for this exhibit will be the kick-off event for Manifest's 13th season, and will coincide with the community-wide Walk on Woodburn, and the month-long region-wide FotoFocus Biennial. Five gallery spaces at Manifest will feature work in this exhibit, the companion Real-photo exhibition of photography, and more.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Reception for "Aint-Bad: Vision to Reality" June 23, 6:30-8 p.m.

Jack Addis, “Jean-Michel Basquiat,” digital collage, 2011.
Image courtesy of the artist.

Join us for a reception celebrating “Aint–Bad: Vision to Reality” the multimedia exhibition profiling the archive and lineage of Aint–Bad, a multiplatform photographic publisher based in Savannah and founded by SCAD alumni.

“Aint–Bad: Vision to Reality” highlights the publisher’s thoughtfully curated editions, exploring the organization’s development from a singular vision and idea at its 2011 inception to the impressive brand it is today. The exhibition includes a selection of photographic works by SCAD alumni who have been profiled by Aint–Bad, as well as publications produced by the brand in the last five years.

Aint–Bad supports a worldwide, progressive community of artists through the publication of fresh photography and writing in its independent journals, books, web-based forum and exhibitions. Working from the premise that photography is at the core of how our world and communities connect, Aint–Bad produces curated publications, each with a particular cultural theme or set of observations. Through various endeavors, the collective has created publications featuring artists from around the globe, including many SCAD alumni.

Founded by SCAD graduates Carson Sanders (B.F.A. photography), Taylor Curry (B.F.A. photography), Caroline McElhinny (B.F.A. photography), Caitie Moore (B.F.A. photography) and James Jackman (B.F.A. photography) while they still attended the university, Aint–Bad has received several accolades and acknowledgments since its genesis. In 2014, the directors were invited to exhibit images from Aint–Bad’s “The American South” issue at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, as well as represent Georgia at the Southeast Arts Presenters Summit at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Aint–Bad was also invited to launch the issue “Self-ie” at the Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Magazine Store in New York City in 2015, and was selected as an exhibitor at the Philadelphia Art Book Fair in 2016.

Sanders and Curry continue to direct Aint–Bad today. As directors, they have been participants and portfolio reviewers at the Society for Photographic Education National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2015, and in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2016, as well as at Atlanta Celebrates Photography in 2015. Most recently, they were guest lecturers at the University of Georgia in Athens in Spring 2016.

SCAD art history professor Lisa Jaye Young also contributes to shaping the editorial voice of the initiative.

This exhibition is curated by guest curator Susan A. Laney.

Artist conversation: Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Museum hours:
Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The exhibition, panel discussion and reception are free and open to the public. Transportation will loop between the SCAD Museum of Art and Pinnacle Gallery beginning at 6:15 p.m.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Sales associates needed at shopSCAD

We are currently looking for 4 students/alum for positions immediately available at shopSCAD. We are seeking creative, energetic individuals with a love for SCAD. Duties include but are not limited to - sales, merchandising, meeting with artists, managing inventory, visiting with customers on the sales floor. Send resumes directly to Victoria C. Gildersleeve at

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Trice Megginson, MFA exhibit and reception

Trice Megginson
Reconstructing the Narrative
Illuminating Savannah's Civil Rights History

June 3-6, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday June 3rd, 6-9pm
1522 Bull Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401

Monday, May 30, 2016

A juried exhibition of documentary photography


With Our Own Eyes
A juried exhibition of documentary photography

from the series "We All We Got" by Carlos Javier Ortiz


RayKo Photo Center will be hosting an exhibition of documentary work in both our main gallery and side gallery. This is an open call for photographic work exploring the genres of street photography, photojournalism and the social documentary. We're looking for powerful visual storytelling about anyone, anywhere and anything. Surprise us.
Best of Show - $500 cash prize plus the winning photographer and photographic essay will be published on There are also 4 honorable mention juror awards. All winning images will be exhibited in our San Francisco gallery.
JURORS:  Judy Walgren & Ann Jastrab
is the Editorial Director for ViewFind, a robust visual storytelling platform. Previously, she was the Director of Photography at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she managed a staff of visual content producers, photo editors and pre-press imagers for print and digital platforms. She has also worked for the Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News and the Dallas Morning News. Walgren received a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting with a team from the Morning New for their series dealing with violent human rights against women. She received her Masters in Fine Art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in January 2016. Walgren lives in San Francisco.
Ann Jastrab is the Gallery Director at RayKo Photo Center. The RayKo Gallery offers over 1600 square feet of exhibition space and presents eight to ten shows annually featuring many nationally and internationally recognized artists. Ann regularly participates as a curator, juror, and reviewer for a multitude of organizations: the SF Arts Commission, the Academy of Art in SF, Artspan, SFAI, the Center for Fine Art Photography, the Savannah College of Art and Design, the Seoul International Photography Festival in Korea, Fotofest, Photolucida, GuatePhoto, Review Santa Fe, Review LA, PhotoAlliance (Our World), SPE, Medium, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Filter, Lishui International Photography Festival in China, and Critical Mass. She has also been teaching courses at the Maine Media Workshops (formerly the Maine Photographic Workshops) in Rockport, Maine since 1994.
Deadline for Submissions:  June 29, 2016

Entry Fee:  $30 (up to 3 images); $5 for each additional image
All entries must be jpegs, not bigger than 3MB, longest side sized to 1280 pixels
Save files with artist's last name, first name, and image title, for example:  Smith_Jane_Pigeons01.jpg
Any work deemed misrepresented by its digital file will be declined
Online submissions accepted only via Lensculture
Download a copy of the prospectus PDF here
Notification of juried results will be mailed or emailed on July 3, 2016
Accepted artists will be invited to send or deliver actual work.  All work must be framed or mounted with a wire affixed and ready to hang.  NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS.  Entries are handled with great care, however, RayKo assumes no liability for work on its premises.  All selected works must be for sale.  RayKo retains 40% commission on all photographs sold, so price accordingly. Selected images may be used for promotion of the exhibition.
All work must be original. Works previously shown at RayKo are not eligible. The juried exhibition is open to all photographers, national and international.
June 29, 2016:  Deadline for submissions
July 3, 2016:  Notifications sent
July 26, 2016:  Hand delivery day
July 28, 2016:  Deadline for shipped works
August 3 - September 9:  Exhibition on view
August 3, 2016:  Opening reception, 6-8pm
September 10-11, 2016:  Pick up hand-delivered work
September 23, 2016:  Works shipped by

Best Portfolio 2016 contest

Submit your portfolio
You can submit your portfolio until October 3, 2016

The best portfolio will be exhibited totally free for 2 weeks in Blank Wall Gallery (on both floors)
The artist will be able to present up to 36 photographs.

1. The exhibition will be presented on the Blank Wall Gallery web page as is the case with all the solo exhibitions.
2. Blank Wall Gallery will produce the prints the artist will choose for the exhibition, with a maximum of 36 photographs, in our printing labs, completely free of charge.
3. Newsletter and invitations for the opening night will be sent to all the contacts of the gallery.
4. Personalised Press Release will be sent to magazines so that the exhibition gains exposure.
5. The winner will be awarded a Certificate of achievement by Blank Wall Gallery.
6. A free submission for the next Best Porfolio competition will also be given to the winner.
7. At the end of the exhibition Blank Wall Gallery will create a detailed folder with publications, photographic material from the exhibition, posters and any other material and will send it to the artist.

Two portfolios will receive a certificate of honorable mention and they will be entitled to submit 10 photographs in one of the following group contests of Blank Wall Gallery.
All participants to the Best Portfolio 2016 Contest will have a 25% discount for future prints that will be made at the Blank Wall Gallery lab until the end of 2017.
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Color Contest: Blank Wall Gallery

Calling for submissions
Deadline: Thursday June 9, 2016
We see and think in color. Colors can be found everywhere. They play a dominant role in our lives and our psychology. They have the power to create moods, evoke emotions, make our days brighter or duller and show the world in a different way. They attract our attention and provoke our creativity. In Blank Wall Gallery we would like to see photographs full of color, with the power to create strong feelings. All means of photography are accepted.
Choices Announced: Saturday June 11, 2016
Exhibition: Saturday July 2 – Friday July 15, 2016

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