Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Artificial Experience

Amber Parker, A Thesis Exhibition
sept. 29-oct. 13, Alexander Hall
opening reception friday oct. 3rd 6-8pm and gallery hop oct. 10th 5-7pm.

My work deals with the substitution of the fake for the real. Tourist theme parks have become icons of American culture. Americans' are seeking adventure without stepping out of their comfort zone. Theme parks allow us to participate in simulated experiences making the authentic less desirable.

Seeking Artists: Holiday Art & Craft Show

Desotorow Gallery is inviting the community to join local artists and craftsmen for a holiday craft show on November 7 and 14 on De Soto Ave in front of the gallery. HOLIDAY Junk in da Trunk is an indie craft show featuring local art and handmade goods, live music, and a network of creativity. This event will give local artists a chance to share their talent and love for all things handmade with the Savannah community. Vendors’ work ranges from handmade jewelry and children’s toys to pottery, fibers, and paintings. With this eclectic group of artists, shoppers are sure find one-of-a-kind gifts and handmade treasures for everyone on their holiday lists.

HOLIDAY Junk in da Trunk will take place:

Friday, November 7, 6-10pm {STARLAND FIRST FRIDAY EVENT}

& Friday, November 14, 6-10pm

Participating Vendors

Mary Curley

Abby Barber

Bean and the Sprout

Dema.Rais Jewelry

Nicole Edge

Siobhan Egan

E.R. Jones Designs

John Fesken

Vilda Gonzalez

Margie Gravina

Samantha Heligman

Alyssa and Jesse Couturier-Herndon

Lovelane Designs

Manic Origins

Nicolette Montalbano

Ally Muller

Audra Osbourne

Chelsea Parker

Janelle Proulx

Despina Papadeas

River Rock Designs

Janie Stamm

Meryl Truett at Barbara Archer Gallery

Picturing the Beltline:
Photographs by Meryl Truett (SCAD Photography Professor)
October 3 - November 1, 2008
Artist's Reception Friday October 17th, 7 - 9 pm
280 Elizabeth St., #A012, Atlanta

With an eye for the subtle beauty of abandoned places, photographer Meryl Truett documents the Beltline, a loop of tracks that encircled Atlanta in its early years. Truett captures what remains of this important landmark, now slated for re-development, while contemplating the intersection of nature, community and the city. Phase One of the project records summer and early fall on the Beltline.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Australia Off-Campus Trip

Walkabout in the Land of Dreamtime
Australia Off-Campus 2008
November 29-December 13 2008

Sun, sea, surf, funny critters and a whole lot more!

Known for its beautiful beaches, wilderness and wildlife, a unique indigenous culture and vibrant, exciting cities – you will soon see why Australia was dubbed by early colonists “The Lucky Land”.

Students will create a travel portfolio that highlights the food, culture, lifestyle and architecture of this fascinating country.

If you are interested in coming on this exciting off-campus trip, please come to one of the interest meetings or email Liz Darlington at ldarling@scad.edu.

Course Offered:
PHOT317 Photographic Travel: The Foreign and the Familiar

Interest Meetings:
Jen Library 3rd Floor East

• Tuesday September 30, 5pm
• Wednesday October 8, 5pm

Sunday, September 28, 2008

New and Gently Used Costumes for Photo Shoots and/or Halloween

Trunk Sale at Islands Dance Academy (IDA) on Saturday, October 18th from 9am - 12 pm. HUNDREDS of new and gently used costumes and dance wear from size 2T to adult. All proceeds to benefit the not-for-profit Savannah Danse Theater. IDA is located at 15 Charlotte Rd. on Whitmarsh Island next to the Jalapenos restaurant. For more information call 429-0686.

From downtown, take President St. east. After crossing East Broad, President becomes Islands Expressway. Continue east for about 5 miles. You'll go over the drawbridge. Just past Oatland Island, exit at Route 80 West. Turn left onto Whitemarsh Is. Rd., then left onto Charlotte Rd.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

SPE National News

Join us in Dallas, Texas,
for "Sprawl,"
the 46th SPE National Conference
March 26 - 29, 2009
Fairmont Dallas Hotel www.spenational.org

Student Scholarship applications are due October 31. www.spenational.org/opportunities

Last year two SCAD Gradate students won scholarships. Jeff Rich, Savannah Campus, and Walker Pickering, Atlanta Campus.

SCAD Graduate,(now alumnus), Jay Gould. Has also won in the past.

Let's keep the ball rolling!

SPESE Regional News

I am forwarding emailed information from Alumnus Mark Malloy regarding the upcoming regional conference.

During the first week of November, you have two important opportunities to take part in determining the future of our society. November 4 is the national election and November 7 is day one of the three-day regional SPE conference at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, NC.

OK, maybe I’m caught up in all the hyperbole of the election campaigns, but we do have a great lineup of presenters for the conference. Among them are: Tom Rankin, Director, The Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University; Dr. Richard Zakia, Author, Professor Emeritus, Rochester Institute of Technology; Joyce Tenneson, photographer and author; Pam Crist, photographer and custom black-and-white lab owner; Johnny Horne, photographer and astronomer. Plus much more! For more information, check out the conference blog at http://spese.blogspot.com/. For a substantial savings, be sure to register early by October 7.

Members Exhibition
You also have the opportunity to participate in a student/faculty member’s exhibition. The show was such a success last year in Savannah, that we decided to bring it back for this year’s conference in Asheboro.

The deadline for submissions has been extended until October 3. All submissions can be made online, so it’s really easy to participate. Accepted works are not due until October 31, so you have plenty of time to prepare accepted pieces for the exhibition. Exhibition details are available at http://spese.blogspot.com/2008/02/studentfaculty-exhibition.html

We look forward to seeing you at Randolph Community College in Asheboro!

Greg Stewart, Conference Chair

Friday, September 26, 2008

Barefoot Workshops Presentation at B&H

Alumnus Chandler Griffin to present at the B&H Seminar Space

Media Empowerment & The Developing World
Presented by Barefoot Workshops in the B&H Seminar Space.

Barefoot Workshops is a New York City and Los Angeles based not-for-profit, founded by Chandler Griffin in 2004, that offers short, intensive workshops around the world in narrative and documentary filmmaking.

In this two-hour session, Chandler Griffin will provide an overview of Barefoot’s role in using media in the developing world to help Civil Society Organizations, Non-Governmental & Governmental Organizations, and individuals make change where it is needed the most. Chandler will discuss the media tools and formats used on the ground, how to conceptualize a workshop and ways to get involved. The goal of this session is to demystify the “how can I do this?” and give individuals a chance to learn how Barefoot Workshops does it, ask all the questions and get involved. You will learn that through Barefoot’s international workshops, they offer field placements for international students to assist organizations on the ground with media projects that help them to address challenges in their communities. These “hybrid” workshops result in dynamic learning environments, and open the way for international students to gain valuable field experience, and to learn about issues firsthand. If you are interested in discovering how you can change the world through the power of digital media, come find out how Barefoot can train anyone from vastly different backgrounds and skill levels, how to blend the technical and artistic aspects of storytelling, beginning with the basics of image-making all the way through to post-production to create a “symphony” of images and sound. Barefoot Workshops hopes that by sharing “how they do it”, they will mobilize individuals to get involved and help make a difference with media.

I recommend registering if you want to attend. It's a small space and B&H sent it out to about 30,000 people. I know that 60 people have already registered.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Photographer's Asst. Needed for Savannah Editorial Shoot

SCAD alumnus, Squire Fox, will be shooting an assignment for Coastal Living magazine from October 5-7 and would like to hire a local assistant. Experience and/or a solid foundational knowledge of professional cameras/lighting a plus. Please email Squire at squire@squirefox.com.

Additionally, Squire would like to hire an intern for his Charleston, SC office. Students can receive college credit if they can commit at least 150 hours and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. He is looking for assistance with:

file processing
file management
assisting on shoots

Please contact Squire for an interview 917.447.8340

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

PhotoGroup meeting Today!!!

Just a reminder- PhotoGroup is meeting today, after Tom Fischer's presentation, at the River Club.
We will be discussing upcoming events, electing new officers. If you have any ideas or suggestions for PhotoGroup let us know tonight.
Pizza will be provided!!!

Installation Documentation Job

Painting MFA candidate Rachel Fainter would like to hire a photographer to document her thesis show. The exhibition includes paintings, installation, and video installation. The shoot would be on October 10th from 6:30 until 7:30 and would include documentation of people interacting with the work. Pay would be $50 for the shoot, and $50 to process and burn images to disc. She prefers an advanced student with experience and the ability to manage low-light situations. Contact Rachel by email at rfaint20@student.scad.edu or call me at (407)923-1334.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Inner Noise
Deadline: September 30, 2008

CALADAN GALLERY presents a juried exhibition entitled "Inner Noise". What appears at the surface of the intellect? What is it that one is consciously aware of? Sometimes it is a function of curiosity that leads to the awareness that comes about from studying our own intentions, fears, desires, and generally, that inner miasma we call the subconscious. Manifesting as a dream state, karmic action, enlightened understanding, or otherwise, Caladan Gallery is looking for visual representation of the vast and deep reservoir located in the mind. We have been extremely fortunate to be creating an exciting, diverse, and active meeting place for artists and viewers alike, in a warm and positive virtual atmosphere since 2003.
All mediums except video are eligible. Please go to: www.caladangallery.com to download prospectus (click on "enter your artwork") OR write to: Caladan Gallery, Box 391939, Cambridge MA 02139 OR call: 617-838-8929 for more information. Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2008.


Learn Promote Defend
Deadline: September 26, 2008

CALL TO ARTISTS DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 26 -THE CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS (CCHR) in Atlanta , GA seeks original artwork for Learn Promote Defend, an exhibition offered in conjunction with 60 Years of Progress…10 Days of Recognition, a 10-day commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Jurors inlcude Sylvie Fortin, Editor-in-Chief, Art Papers and Jodi Hauptman, Curator of Drawings, MOMA. Entries will be accepted in all two-dimensional visual arts media. Interested artists should interpret one or more articles of the UDHR (the preamble and 30 articles may be read at www.unhchr.ch/udhr/lang/eng) and provide a Resume and Artist’s statement. Selected artists’ works will be part of an exhibition and silent auction to be held on December 10, 2008 at Mason Murer Fine Art in Atlanta , GA. Six (6) accepted artists will be awarded the opportunity to participate in a billboard public art project in coordination with CCHR planned for the Atlanta Metropolitan area to begin in 2009. For Entry Form and Guidelines, please go to: http://www.cchrpartnership.org/UDHR60/JuriedArtexhibitionandSilentAuction/tabid/2996/Default.aspx

How far have we, as artist's gone to capture the attention of viewers

Below is a link to an article written by Prof. S. Aishman

I have a question for you about child rearing:
What do you do about a child who is behaving badly just for the attention? You don't want to acknowledge the behavior because that is exactly what the child wants, but at the same time, you want to correct the behavior.

So what do you do?

In this case, I have an art critic's dilemma. Should I write about work that I believe has, at least mostly, been created to gain as much negative attention as possible? Even if the work has other positive aspects (which it does) should I tacitly encourage other artists to make similar work just for attention?

Click on the link below to finish the article, view the artwork, and leave your responses.

Critical Mass registration is OPEN!

Registration/Entry for Critical Mass 2008 will happen September 18 - October 6, 2008
What Is Critical Mass?

The aim of Critical Mass, and all Photolucida programming, is to provide participants with career-building opportunities and to promote the best emerging and mid-career artists working today.

Critical Mass is a program about exposure and community. The idea is simple- photographers (from anywhere) submit a 10 image portfolio for $75. This work then gets pre-screened by a committee of 25 great jurors and from there, 175 top finalists are determined. These top finalists then pay an additional submission fee and their work goes on to a jury of approximately 200 of the world's best curators, editors, and professionals who have agreed to vote on these finalists. From these votes, two or three photographers receive book awards and once the monographs are published, everyone who enters and reviews will receive copies of the books.

We are pleased to continue to give scholarships to pre-selected photographers by geographical region. In 2007, we gave scholarships to Polish photographers, this year the focus will be on photographers from Mexico.

For more information --

MyArtSpace call for entries

Thank you to Jason in ATL for finding this call for entries!
Bridge Art Fair Miami 2008 Jurors

myartspace, the premier online venue for contemporary art, is pleased to announce the jurors for the Bridge Art Fair/Miami Beach 2008 Competition it is sponsoring. They will be:

- Elisabeth Sussman, Senior Curator, The Whitney Museum
- Janet Bishop, Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
- JoAnne Northrup, Senior Curator, San Jose Museum of Art
- Michael Workman, Founder, Bridge Art Fair

myartspace, the premier online venue for contemporary art, is sponsoring a juried competition. Fifty finalists will be chosen and three winners will have their work represented by myartspace at the Bridge Art Fair Miami Beach, taking place concurrent with the spectacular Art Basel Miami Beach, December 4-7, 2008. A snapshot of details are below.

Competition Snapshot:

- Deadline for registration and submission is November 15, 2008.
- Competition is open to myartspace members. Membership is free.
- Registration fee is $50, but for early registration by October 15, 2008 the fee is $25.
- Prestigious and world-class jury panel to review and judge submissions.
- Fifty finalists will be selected by the jury panel and announced in November.
- Three winners will have their art represented at the Bridge Art Fair Miami.
- Winners to be announced on November 25, 2008

Early Voting Begins Today

Beginning today and running through October 31st you can cast your vote for the Presidential election in person at 3 locations in Chatham County:

Voter Registration Office, Suite E:1117 East Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, GA 31406 , 8am - 5pm
Savannah Civic Center: 301 West Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, GA 31401 , 9am - 4pm
Mosquito Control: 65 Billy Hair Dr (Formerly - Short Dr), 9am - 4pm
For more information or to register to vote, call 912-790-1520

Students in Atlanta can vote early at the following location:
Fulton County Government Center, Suite 4064: 141 Pryor Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, 8am - 5pm For more information or to register to vote, call 404-612-7072

You will need a photo ID (driver's license, US passport, etc.).
For general information, go to www.sos.georgia.gov.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Painting Dept. Blog

In an effort to forge relationships between the painting and photography departments, we're adding their departmental blog to our links. Please check it out by clicking the link in the column to the right, or by clicking here.

Volunteers Needed to Photograph Ballerinas

An excellent opportunity to create a beautiful portfolio piece and to have your work used in promotional materials:

Savannah Arts Academy will be producing their first full-length ballet, Cinderella, at the end of March. Portraits and action shots are needed of ballerinas in full, classical costume.

If you are interested, please contact Christina Powell at christinaleigh_powell@hotmail.com

Painting Grad Student Presentations

Get out of Bergen and go see what grad painting students are up to. They might have some great ideas you could steal! Kidding. Kind of.

Presentations by new students begin at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Sept. 25th in the Alexander Hall Auditorium. Returning students will present their work on Thursday, Oct. 9th, and on Thursday, October 30th, faculty will present.

One Extraordinary Artist

An Open Call to Find One Extraordinary Artist

This nation-wide open call for ambitious, distinct and provocative
work is open to artists working in all mediums - sculpture,
photography, painting, printmaking, motion graphics, illustration,
installation, industrial design, graphic design, film, video and more.
For this call we are joined by sponsoring organization, Gawker Artists
and this year's Judging Panel includes Clay Rockefeller, co-founder of
The Steel Yard and Anita Durst, founder of Chashama.

The Selected Artist will receive:

* $1,000 cash grant
* 1-month residency at 3rd Ward with FULL facility access
* An exhibition and huge opening reception at 3rd Ward
* NYC exposure

Submit your best work at:

Submissions are being accepted through September 26, 2008.

Aperture/RW Club International Photography Prize

In partnership with the Aperture Foundation, Raymond Weil Inc. is sponsoring an international photography prize. The winner will receive $15,000 and an exhibit at the Aperture Gallery in NYC. For more information and to submit work, go to www.raymondweil.com/club.

Student Photographic Society Membership Information

The SPS offers benefits including:
Career Assistance
Free Equipment Insurance up to $500
Articles and Tutorials
Sample Legal Forms
Subscription to Professional Photographer magazine
Copyright Assistance
$2000 in equipment/materials coupon discounts
Free Access to Photoworkshop.com tutorials

Annual Membership dues are $29
Go to www.studentphoto.com for more information.

Deborah and Steven Mosch at Gallery Trois

Professor Steve Mosch and his wife, Foundations Professor Deborah Mosch will exhibit their work at Trois Gallery, Atlanta from Sept. 8 - 20. An opening reception will be held on Sept. 24th as part of the SCAD-Atlanta gallery hop. The gallery is located at 1600 Peachtree St. For more information visit www.scadexhibitions.com.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

SlowExposures Opening Reception

Celebrating Photography of the Rural South

September 19 - 28, 2008
Pike County, Georgia

"Savvy Exposures" - The SlowExposures photo-exhibition has become anything but slow as it already has passed its toddler years and stands tall at 5 years old. Organized by a savvy group of sourthern dolls to put preservation of cultural style and life back on the map when Google-Earth promotes another message about being "close to home". The competition is strengthened by a mix of amateur and professional photographers whose visions of southern life show diversity of interest that range from sweet smelling landscapes to mysterious deserted architectural gems; home life is often outdoor life and captures individual charachters' faces and gestures of Southern charm or depict the latest family feud. SlowExposures is an opportunity that presents photographing the South can be more than "makin' perty pictures" but a quest of discovering who and what we really are, and sometimes what we were.

Celina Lunsford, Jury Member 2005
Frankfurt, Germany
February 2007

SlowExposures, the nationally recognized photography exhibition that underscores the diversity, contradictions and complexity of the rural South, opens Friday, September 19, 2008, for two weekends in the picturesque town of Concord, Georgia. The sixth anniversary of the photography showcase will be held in the historic 1887 R.F. Strickland Building, a late nineteenth century mercantile store listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Pike County, fifty miles south of Atlanta.

SlowExposures opens on Friday, September 19, followed by a benefit gala dinner/dance/auction on September 20. The six-day exhibit continues on September 21, 26, 27 and 28, with a BBQ picnic on Saturday, September 27, hosted by the Pike County Arts Council. The second weekend of SlowExposures recognizes “Kids with Cameras” with a children's exhibit and reception and salutes young people’s interest in photography.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Frederick Baldwin Lecture at the Jepson

September 25, 11am
Student Discussion with Photographer and FOTOFEST Curator Frederick Baldwin
Jepson Center for the Arts

Noted photographer Frederick Baldwin will take part in a special presentation open to college and high school students in theSavannah area. Baldwin will lecture on key events and projects in his career as a photographer and photography curator, and will take part in a discussion with guests in the audience. Baldwin pursued a career in photography in the 1950s after serving in the Korean War. Between the 1950s and early 1980s, he produced work for publications including Audubon, LIFE, National Geographic, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Time Life Books, Natural History, Smithsonian Magazine, Newsweek, and the New York Times among others. In 1960, Baldwin raised funds for a scientific expeditions to the islands of Spitsbergen (600 miles from the North Pole) to determine the feasibility of capturing, marking and tracking polar bears. Sponsored by the New York Zoological Society, Baldwin led the expedition, and he was the first to film polar bears from underwater; his polar bear photos appeared in LIFE. In 1961, he worked in Baja California, Mexico making underwater photos of marlin fishing, as homage to Ernest Hemmingway who he met in Cuba some years before
. In 1963, Baldwin worked for Attorney General Robert Kennedy photographing street gangs and drug users in New York City’s Mobilization for Youth program. In 1963-64, he worked in the civil rights movement as a volunteer photographer for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Savannah. Baldwin’s Savannah works were utilized for the exhibition and book originally titled “We ain’t what we used to be.” Baldwin is currently chairman of FOTOFEST, the International Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art in Houston, Texas.

The lecture is free, thanks to project funding from the City of Savannah. Reservations suggested; call 912.790.8827.

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