Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Pipo Nguyen-duy Lecture, May 13th

Pipo Nguyen-duy will Lecture on his work on Tuesday, May 13th at 7pm at the River Club (3 MLK Blvd. Mark your calendars!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Gallery Stokes in Atlanta

Walker (Atl grad student) recently spoke with Dayna over at Gallery Stokes. She is currently accepting submissions for shows, and wanted me to pass this information along. For those students wanting to have a thesis show there, see the bottom for her personal message.

Twice a year Gallery Stokes will be taking proposals for exhibitions from emerging artists and curators. This will be for the exhibition periods of August/September and January/February. In both cases the exhibition period begins on the 4th Friday of the first month and ends on the 3rd Saturday of the second month. Each exhibition period can accommodate either one exhibition or two shorter ones. If a proposal is accepted, there will be a facilities fee charged to the artist/curator in the amount of $2000 for one exhibition period (or $1000 each, if the exhibition period is divided between two shorter exhibitions). Gallery Stokes will take no commission of sales during these exhibits.

The artist/curator will be responsible for installing the show (with the assistance of Gallery Stokes’ director), deinstallation, including repair of the gallery walls, and show expenses: reception, signage and postcards, the design of which is subject to the approval of Gallery Stokes.

During these exhibitions Gallery Stokes will be open during its regular business hours of Friday noon-6, and Saturday 1-5. Access to the gallery will also be available by appointment.

Accepted proposals and subsequent exhibitions will be promoted as are other Gallery Stokes exhibitions. The exhibitions will be promoted and archived on the gallery website, press releases will be sent by the gallery, the gallery logo used on invitations, and the gallery will send evites to the Gallery Stokes mailing list.

Gallery Stokes takes part in the Castleberry Hill 4th Friday Art Stroll every month. The opening receptions of these exhibitions will take place on the 4th Friday of the first month of the exhibition period. In the case of one exhibition period containing two exhibitions, the first exhibition will open on the 4th Friday, and the second will have a reception on the evening of the artist/curator’s choosing.

If a proposal is accepted, the facilities fee will be charged two months in advance of the exhibition period. If an artist/curator fails to follow through with the exhibition, or if the artwork is significantly different from the accepted proposal, there will be no refunds.

And from Dayna: “Brett has the info about SCAD paying the fee - basically, SCAD will pay unless the student freaks out and doesn’t do the show, in that case the student has to pick up the tab.” Jump on this opportunity if you’re interested.

Contact Info:
Gallery Stokes
261 Walker Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Monday, April 28, 2008

Times article

Nature’s Struggle to Survive

Published: April 27, 2008

Inside the Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill, housed in an old mansion overlooking the Hudson River, are works by eight artists that explore the impact of humans on the environment. “Sound the Alarm: Landscapes in Distress” may not be the most radical art exhibition aimed at confronting environmental issues, but it is probably the most beautiful.
For the entire article go to

Artists' Roundtable: Art, Life and Creativity

Artists' Roundtable: Art, Life and Creativity
Thursday, May 1, 4 p.m.
River Club, 3 Martin Luther King Blvd., Savannah, Ga.
The Artists' Roundtable will discuss issues that artists face in pursuing the creative life. It features SCAD faculty members, artists from the community and audience members. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 912.525.6971, 912.525.4653 or e-mail Pat Mooney at

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Frida Kahlo Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray at the Jepson

This Sunday, April 27th at 1 pm at the Jepson Center for the Arts, Salomon Grimberg, clinical psychiatrist and author of "Frida Kahlo: Song of Herself" will speak on the topic of "Frida Kahlo through the Lens of Nickolas Muray. Muray's portraits of Kahlo are currently on display at the Jepson.

Free admission. 207 W. York Street

DeSoto Row Call for Donation of Artwork

Desotorow Presents...
"Art for Art's Sake"
a fundraiser for Desotorow Gallery
Thursday May 8, 2008 7-10 pm
Desotorow 2427 Desoto Avenue, Savannah, GA 31401

DesotOrow’s Mission: DesotOrow is an art gallery that provides affordable exhibition space for emerging artists and fosters awareness and appreciation of the arts through educational outreach programming open to artists and the community.

Currently, DesotOrow is operating as a student-run gallery space and is working toward becoming a community-based, nonprofit art gallery. By providing an affordable exhibition space for student and emerging artists, DesotOrow is bringing contemporary and innovative ideas to the cultural sector of Savannah. Additionally, DesotOrow’s success will aid in the revitalization of the Starland District, a neighborhood on the rise.

We will offer the public more than just exhibitions. We will initiate educational outreach programs for the community, including (but not limited to) artist talks, open forums for critique, youth art exhibits, and Saturday youth art classes.

However, in order for our dreams to become reality we need nonprofit status to gain much-needed funding. Therefore we are holding an art auction in which the sale of auctioned items will directly fund our application for nonprofit status. We aim to raise $1,000 to cover the costs of incorporating and filing as a nonprofit business.

If you would like to donate artwork or have any questions, please email us at

Monday, April 21, 2008

Silver & Ink 2008,a SCAD photography department exhibition will host its reception Saturday, April 26th, 5-8pm. The exhibition will be at the River Club, 3 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. A second viewing opportunity will be Sunday, April 27th from 12-4pm.
Come out and support your fellow photographers.

Silver & Ink helpers

Thank you to all who volunteered to help during the Silver & Ink exhibition. We no longer need any assistance, everything has been taken care of.
We hope to see you all at the reception this Saturday April 26th.

Photo Equipment for Sale

MFA alum, Michael Wessel, is having a moving sale. If you are interested in the following items please come by his soon to be vacant residence at 701 E 41st St. Apt #3 (From Bull and Victory: Go east towards Tybee about 4 stoplights to PAULSEN. Turn left onto Paulsen and then immediately Left onto 41st. Go to the end of the street till you come to Baldwin Park. 701 is on the left hand corner.) Sale is MONDAY-THURSDAY AND SUNDAY of this week. Hours 9-11:30AM except Sunday 10-5

These photo items are for sale:

Omega Enlarger B-66
Photo Paper (Color and B/W) many sizes many types
Seal Dry Mounting Press
Bronica 645 (lense in good condition, camera is not firing)/ metal case
Doran darkroom fan
AE1 Canon camera with multiple lenses and case
Antiques cameras (polariod land camera, robin, and more)
Photo easels
Patterson Tanks 3 and 5 reel
Bulk loaders

Entertainment Center (OAK) Excellent condition
Washer and Dryer
Antique Sewing cabinet
Art work
Drafting Tables

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Carly Deyton at B. Matthews

Carly Deyton will exhibit mixed-media quilts at B. Matthew's Gallery (325 East Bay at Habersham and Bay) from April 25th - May 8th. The opening reception will be on Friday, April 25th, and the First Friday reception will be on May 2nd. Both receptions will run from 7-10pm.

Tara Parekh's Book on Oatland Island

Photography MA alumna Tara Parekh's book about Oatland Island was recently reviewed in the Savannah Morning News:

For additional images:

Friday, April 18, 2008

New York City apartment sublet for the fall

Here are the details on an apartment that a friend wants to sublet in Chelsea starting in the fall. E mail me if you are interested: and give me details on what you will be doing in NYC in the fall.

I'm looking to rent my apt some time at the end of the summer ..would be a of max of 2 years..fully furnished ..
I really would like a young professional, not a student (unless perhaps grad school) to rent it to.
Not sure yet what I will charge monthly but it will be quite reasonable (based on the going rate of prices in the city these days)

It is a one bedroom apt, doorman building in Chelsea, rennovated kitchen, the bathroom will be renovated as well before the summer.

If you know anyone who might be interested, please let me know!

I can definitely send pics and additional details.. Just wanted to get this out there sooner than later.


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Job Opportunity

Below is a teaching job opening from Brian Miller an NYU connection of mine:

I wanted to put the word out there for anyone in the Mid-Atlantic who may be interested in teaching B&W photography and Digital Imaging at a Jesuit High School in Baltimore. I am leaving my position at Loyola Blakefield in Towson, MD after this school year for other opportunities. The school pays well, especially for experienced teachers and has an attractive benefits package. In this position, you are pretty much in control of what goes on in the two (adjacent) labs. I rewrote the curriculum for both courses ten years ago and we have one of the areas best photography and digital imaging programs. The school is looking for someone with extensive knowledge of traditional photography as well as new media (including some video and animation exp.) to continue with the current curriculum (as well as add to it). If you are interested, please email me at, oremail the department chair, Jerry Roe, at
> Best Wishes,
> Brian P Miller
> Baltimore, MD

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Creative Loafing Summer Internship

Photography Intern WANTED

Creative Loafing Is Looking For A Summer Photography Intern

Creative Loafing-Atlanta offers highly competitive internships to active students. The internships offer students an opportunity to gain real-world experience at the Southeast’s leading alternative weekly and Georgia’s second-most widely circulated newspaper.

Most interns leave their internships with excellent portfolio additions. Creative Loafing interns are highly successful, self-motivated students and some have gone on to top graduate journalism programs, positions at other papers as well as working with Creative Loafing.

The best interns are assertive, ambitious and organized. Each candidate should have some professional work experience and must be working toward a degree. Additionally, candidates must be receiving credit for the internship. We require a minimum commitment of 8-12 hours per week.

The photography intern works with Staff Photographer Joeff Davis and shoots weekly photography assignments that are published in Creative Loafing. Along with this responsibility, the intern works to organize and compile our image archive, assists the staff photographer on location, edits photos, and helps prepare images for publication. Experience using Adobe Photoshop and digital photography equipment is required. Personal SLR photo digital equipment and newsroom experience is a plus. Must have a reliable vehicle and be available to shoot assignments on most weekends. The photography internship is for students who are serious about photography and would like to learn how to work in a professional environment. This internship is unpaid.

Date of Photo Internship: May to August (Dates are flexible)
Deadline for Application: Position needs to be filled as soon as possible if you are interested APPLY NOW! (Applications will not be accepted after April 21, 2008)

Apply by sending your resume, cover letter and a portfolio (of no less than 6 low res images at no bigger than 500 pixels wide or a website link to your work) to
Staff Photographer, Joeff Davis at
Photo Assistant Tara-Lynne Pixley

Or Mail to:

Joeff Davis
Creative Loafing
384 Northyards Blvd. Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30313
QUESTIONS CALL JOEFF at 404.614.1253

Cool Digital Workflow Blog!

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Jovana Stokic Lecture Thursday, April 17th

The next visiting speaker for the Painting Department will be critic and curator Jovana Stokic. Ms. Stokic will give a lecture called "Best Regards from the Blind Spot: Feminine Representations in Video from Serbia and Montenegro (1976, 2007)"on Thursday, April 17th in Alexander Auditorium at 7:30pm.

Ms. Stokic was born in Belgrade and is based in New York City where she is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. She is writing a dissertation titled The Body Beautiful: Women's Self-Representations and the Shifting Currents of Feminism, 1970-2000, advised by ProfessorLinda Nochlin. She received her BA from the Faculty of Philosophy, Department of History of Art at Belgrade University (Yugoslavia), and her MA from the Art History Department at the University of California, Riverside.

She has been writing art criticism for several years, and has curated several thematic exhibitions in New York and Belgrade. "Beauty Matters" was a group exhibition of works by prominent women artists representing the female figure. She is currently a curator at the Kimmel Galleries in New York University's Kimmel Center for University Life, dedicated to exhibiting a broad range of artistic work originating from the University community, students, and faculty. She also curated a video selection titled Best Regards form the Blind Spot, with works by Marina Abramovic and younger artists from the region in the Center Montehermoso, Vitoria, Spain.

Ms. Stokic's lecture is free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Wedding Photography Internship Opportunity

UPDATE: Joseph no longer needs an assistant, but expressed his interest in sponsoring interns.

Please contact Joseph if you are interested in assisting a wedding photographer in Massachusetts. The position begins in August. This is a paid position, and a great learning opportunity.

Joseph Prezioso
2 Debush Ave,
Unit A-3
Middleton, MA 01949

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Silverworks Framing Discount

The SCAD framing shop at Ex Libris will be offering a 40% off retail discount for framing of images for the Silverworks open studio exhibition. Please see the shop manager, Nonny (Nanette) Troiani for details.

Phase One Training

If you have completed PHOT 313, Studio Lighting Technique and would like additional training on the new Rollei/Phase One digital camera systems, plan to attend...

THIS FRIDAY, 4.11.08
ROOM 308

Graduate Students: Graduate Class Gift Call

Graduate Class Gift

Graduate Students of the class of ’08 are encouraged to submit work for the 2008 Graduate Class Gift. Selected works will be presented to SCAD as a class gift and sold at the Scholarship Gala the following year. Work can include past work as well as current pieces and may range from painting to furniture to metals and jewelry – all submissions are welcome! Proceeds will be donated to a graduate degree scholarship selected by participating students.

To apply, please send an email by Friday, April 11, that contains a brief concept statement, explanation (visual or written) of process, and a photo of the piece at its current state. This will then be followed by a selection process with final pieces to be due Monday, May 5th. Participants will be honored at a reception on Friday, May 9.

To become a part of this new SCAD tradition and to benefit future graduate students, please email

Call for Entries

desot-o-row of starland presents...

GO GREEN OR GO HOME, a juried show

reduce reuse recycle...accepting all media with material or content relating to the environment

Non refundable $10 for submission due with entry
Submissions can be made through April 14th at gallery
Submit actual work or CD with images in JPG format
Include contact information and, if appropriate to work,
please include image documentation or artist statement
Accepted work will be notified by April 16th

RECEPTION April 18 Friday 7-10pm
SHOW RUNS April 18-23

Gallery Hours
M-W 2-5pm
Friday 2-5pm
Saturday 10am-2pm

desot-o-row 2427 Desoto Ave.
Between Bull and Whitaker off 41st

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Rebecca Nolan and several students will be attending the AIPAD, (association of international photographic art dealers), Photo Show event April 10-13, New York, Park Avenue Armory.

A SCAD gathering will be hosted on Friday April 11, 8:00 pm at Dan Saelinger’s Studio. The studio location is 273 Grand Street #5E, between Forsyth and Eldridge streets. Closest subway is the B, D train to Grand street. We hope to see any of you folks around there. If you have any questions please contact Rebecca or Dan.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Student Help Requested! Open Studio Exhibit

The photo department will self-host the their Silverworks Open Studio reception on Saturday April 26th 5-8pm at The River Club (3 MLK Jr Blvd.)

The photography department will be responsible for cleaning the space before the Saturday event. We need student volunteers to help clean up 2-4pm on Saturday and 11-noon on Sunday. Please email Prof. Jaclyn Cori ( with your commitment.

If you are in the show, plan to commit some time, even if it is just an hour.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Julian Cox Lecture...NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

Lecture by Julian Cox, Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art, Sponsored by the SCAD Photography Department.
When: Wednesday, April 9 at 7PM
Where: Savannah College of Art and Design Student Center
120 Montgomery Street, Savannah, GA

Julian Cox, Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art will present a lecture “Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968” to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Road to Freedom” is the most comprehensive art museum exhibition devoted to photography of the Civil Rights Movement in two decades. Consisting of approximately 130 photographs, many of which have never been displayed publicly, the exhibition will be drawn primarily from the High’s permanent collection, as well as loans from institutions and private-collections. These unforgettable images changed a nation, increasing the momentum of the non-violent movement by raising awareness of injustice and the struggle for equality.

Julian Cox
Curator of Photography
Julian Cox joined the High as the new Curator of Photography in June 2005. Cox came
from the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles where he served as associate curator in the
department of photographs. He is a co-author of the critically acclaimed publication “Julia
Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs” (2003), the first catalogue raisonnĂ© of her
work. He has also worked at the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television in
Bradford, England, and the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. He received a Master
of Philosophy degree in the history of photography from the University College of Wales,
Aberystwyth, in 1990, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history from the University of
Manchester, England, in 1987.

Yinka Shonibare Lecture...NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

The Confession, 2007

Artist Lecture by Yinka Shonibare, MBE
Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m., Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah, Ga.
Join artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE, for a presentation about the development of his artistic practice over the past decade.


Internationally recognized artist Yinka Shonibare, Member of the Order of the British Empire, will discuss the development of his artistic practice over the past decade. The lecture is presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design and will take place April 8, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah, Ga. The event is free and open to the public.

Born in London, raised by his Nigerian parents in Lagos and educated in England, Shonibare considers himself "truly bicultural." His upbringing has led him to frequently explore themes of race, ethnicity and cultural stereotypes in his art.

With his signature material of colorful 'African' fabric from the Brixton market, Shonibare comments on collective, multicultural identity. Although the fabric purports to represent African character and culture, it was originally inspired by Indonesian batik designs and sold to colonies in West Africa after being mass-produced in Holland. Assimilation and popularity led the fabric to become recognized as a symbol of African identity.

Currently, Shonibare is one of six artists shortlisted for the next commission for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. Intended for an equestrian statue in 1841, the Fourth Plinth stood empty for many years. Today it is the site for specially commissioned artworks. Shonibare has proposed a replica sculpture of the "HMS Victory," Admiral Lord Nelson's ship, which fought in the Battle of Trafalgar. The sculpture would incorporate Shonibare's signature fabrics in a celebration of London's multicultural wealth.

Shonibare has held prestigious solo exhibitions throughout the world, in such locations as London, Rome, Milan, New York, Austria, Israel and the Netherlands. His work has also been included in Sensation, Documenta 11, the 49th Venice Biennial and the 52nd Venice Biennial. In 2008, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney will present a major retrospective of his work.

Shonibare won the Turner Prize in 2004 and became a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2005. He is represented by the Stephen Friedman Gallery in London and the James Cohan Gallery in New York.

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