Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tailoring Expectations

MFA Photography Exhibition by Alicia N. Neal
November 17-December 2, 2008
Hall Street Gallery
212 W. Hall St.

Opening Reception
Friday November 21, 2008 6-8pm

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ancient Forest of the East: Photography by Jarrid Spicer

It is estimated that when European settlers first came to the New World, forest covered over forty-percent of the land that is now the continental United States. Today, less then one-quarter of one-percent of that ancient forest is left. Jarrid Spicer’s photographic images are a celebration of that original forest. The artist’s intent in presenting images of these last vestiges of what was once a vast, ancient forest, is not only didactic: it is also to communicate the feeling one has when standing alone amidst something so ancient, beautiful, strong--and fragile.

The exhibit will be presented at both desotorow venues: Desotorow Gallery and TruSpace- a desotorow gallery. On Friday, November 21 at 6:30pm, Jarrid Spicer will lead an artist lecture in TruSpace Gallery, discussing his work with the public. The lecture will be followed by an opening reception at 7pm.

Desotorow Gallery is located in Savannah’s Starland Arts District at 2427 De Soto Avenue. Desotorow’s second venue, TruSpace- a desotorow gallery, is located at 2423 De Soto Avenue. For more information, please email, or visit the gallery’s website

CALL FOR ENTRIES! 'Tis the Season...for Art!

Desotorow Gallery is seeking artists to submit work for its upcoming 'Tis the Season art show. This juried show will feature work by emerging and professional artists just in time for holiday gift-buying! The show will run December 12-18 in Desotorow Gallery. Desotorow is looking for work from all media and genres.

Please submit either original work or digital images by December 1st to be considered for the exhibit. Digital images may be sent to, or mail/drop off a cd or original work to the gallery (2427 De Soto Ave, Savannah, GA 31401). Artists may submit up to 5 pieces for a nonrefundable fee of only $10.

Don't let this opportunity pass you by and be sure to submit your work soon, because 'Tis the Season for art!

Desotorow Gallery is located in Savannah’s Starland Arts District at 2427 De Soto Avenue. Desotorow’s second venue, TruSpace- a desotorow gallery, is located at 2423 De Soto Avenue. For more information, please email, or visit the gallery’s website

Desotorow is an art gallery that fosters awareness and appreciation of the arts by providing affordable exhibition space for emerging and professional artists through educational outreach programming open to artists and the community.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Thank You

I would like to thank the photography department for supporting the Photojournalism, Media, and Culture show held at DeSoto Row Gallery. Thanks also to the organization and support of the DeSoto Row staff and to all that joined the festivities and made it a truly wonderful event for the students involved. I cannot begin to express how proud and thrilled I am about the experience of putting the show together. For several of the students it was their first show. At least three students sold images. Overall it was a wonderful opportunity to share in their excitement. These students did a terrific job hanging this show of 50 prints in 1.5 hours. They were cooperative, working well as a team. It was a wonderful experience and I thank the students for all their effort and their outstanding enthusiasm and spirit. Rebecca

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Show for Every Joe

Photojournalism, Media, and Culture Class Show
Opening Friday, November 14, 2008, 7-10pm
Desoto Row Gallery

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Silver & Ink, formerly Silverworks is coming.....
The Deadline for Submissions is March 6th. Look for more information in Winter quarter.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Lecture on Biomedical Photography

That's a picture of a cat skull...

To find out more about careers in Biomedical Photography, come to a lecture THIS THURSDAY NIGHT 11/13 at 7pm at the SCAD Student Center (120 Montgomery). Professor Michael Peres, Chair of the Dept. of Biomedical Photographic Communications at Rochester Institute of Technology will discuss his school's program and and will share images from several fascinating projects.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Watershed @ Starland Cafe - Part of The Starland District's First Friday

Watershed: Photographs by Jeff Rich at The Starland Cafe
October 25th - November 25th

Opening Reception
Friday November 7th

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Identity a solo exhibition by Jon Dean

Join us for Jon Dean's first solo exhibition, Identity, at Live Wire Thursday, Nov. 6, opening reception from 7-10pm. The exhibition will be on display until Dec. 2nd.
Live Wire Music Hall is located at 307 E. River St.

Odegard Rug Design Competition

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SCADDY Awards Entries Due Friday, November 21st!!!

Please consider entering your work in the SCADDY competition Advertising Photography category!

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For more information including submission guidelines and category codes, go to:

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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
Ned Drummond

Big Congratulations

I am very excited to announce, John Barduhn, as the new intern for Lauren Greenfield. This is a wonderful opportunity for John and Lauren. Yippee!

Photo Shows at Desotorow and TruSpace, November 14!

Desotorow and TruSpace will each be displaying Photography Shows on Friday, November 14th and November 21st. On November 14th, Alison Behr will exhibit her MFA thesis work in TruSpace, while Rebecca Nolan’s students will present their visual documentation of the 2008 elections. These receptions will occur in conjunction with Desotorow’s HOLIDAY Junk in da Trunk Craft Show (6-10pm) and two music performances by The Floorboards and The Future Islands.

“Requiem for a Dream” Photography by Alison Behr

Alison Behr’s photographs will explore the residue of the American Dream as symbolized by found objects in forgotten places. On Friday, November 14 at 6:30pm, Alison Behr will lead an artist lecture, discussing her work with the public. The lecture will be followed by an opening reception at 7pm. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

“A Show for Every Joe” SCAD photo students

The show is a collaborative effort made by students currently enrolled in the SCAD course Photojournalism, Media, and Culture. The class has spent the quarter documenting all levels of the electoral process. Students attended and photographed events ranging from a picnic on Tybee Island, to the Presidential Debate held in Nashville, and a rally held in Orlando with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. The photographs will show a comprehensive look at an exciting campaign season. An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 14th at 7pm.

FIRST FRIDAY at Desotorow Gallery and TruSpace- a desotorow gallery

Desotorow and TruSpace will each be displaying MFA Photography Thesis Shows on Friday, November 7th. The artists, Bevin Valentine in Desotorow Gallery, and Kate Lewis in TruSpace Gallery will be hosting opening receptions Friday evening, 7-10pm. These First Friday shows will be held in conjunction with Starland’s First Friday events including Desotorow’s HOLIDAY Junk in da Trunk Craft Show, Back in the Day Bakery’s Cupcake Happy Hour, and Starland Café’s photo exhibit opening reception.

Kate Lewis’ exhibit, Mise-en-Scéne, explores the perception of identity as formed through the psychological impact of individual life experience. Through the signifiers of visual language and photography, Mise-en-Scéne questions the validity of one’s assumed identity received and projected, while suggesting that identity encompasses a multifaceted transient existence. Lewis’ carbon-pigment print photographs were taken using a 4x5 camera. One exposure represents the artist clothed, while the next exposure represents the artist naked attempting to align her body in the same position. The exhibition will run November 7-12 in TruSpace Gallery, 2423 De Soto Ave, Savannah, GA.

Bevin Valentine’s exhibit, in Desotorow Gallery, is entitled Who Knows How to Make Love Stay. Valentine’s photographs are a collection of self-portraits that reference literary heroines in an exploration of the portrayal of romantic love throughout the history of literature. On Friday, November 7 at 6:30pm, Bevin Valentine will lead an artist lecture in Desotorow Gallery, discussing her work with the community. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by an opening reception at 7pm.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Lis Scarpace Opening Reception in SF

Calling all San Francisco-based alumni. Head out to support MFA alumna, Lis Scarpace at the opening reception for "Telling Tales" on Thursday November 6th from 8pm-midnight at Cafe Royale, 800 Post St. For more information, call 415-441-4099.

Assistantship/Studio Manager Positions with Lauren Greenfield

2 job opportunities with esteemed photographer, Lauren Greenfield:

Photo Assistant — Lauren Greenfield seeks LA-based photo assistant/archive manager. Assistant provides creative, lighting, and logistical support for photo/film work. Must have B.A or equivalent, professional photo assistant experience, knowledge of lighting and digital equipment (Canon), strong interpersonal skills and journalistic interest. Submit resume, cover letter and references to Salary TBN, health benefits.

STUDIO MANAGER for Lauren Greenfield Photography (Los Angeles)

Seeking motivated, organized person to manage busy, day-to-day operations starting January 1, 2009. Studio manager works with magazine editors, advertising and agents, museums and galleries facilitating a wide range of photography/filmmaking projects including reportage, fashion, ad campaigns, book projects, and exhibitions.

Duties include managing office and finances, producing invoices and
estimates, negotiating lecture/exhibition fees, production coordinating, managing exhibitions, fine art inventory, and Greenfield’s travel and schedule.

Must have excellent people and phone skills, mac computer skills, ability to work in high-pressure environment. Prior studio management and/or financial management a plus.
References required. Compensation TBN.

Please email resume and cover letter to

Sublet Apt. in Brooklyn, Winter Quarter

This from alumna, Victoria Stevens:

I'm currently living/working in NYC (Brooklyn Heights). My roommate and I would like to offer space in our apartment to anyone coming up to the city for this upcoming winter. We would charge $500 a month/utilities included.

Email Victoria at

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Public Art Elective

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Consider taking SCPT 402, Sculpture in Context, Public Art, with Professor Patrick Mohr. Professor Mohr is open to interdisciplinary approaches and is willing to waive prerequisites for upper-level students. For more information, email

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