Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Exhibition Proposal @ Desotorow Gallery Inc.

Desotorow Gallery is seeking submissions for a solo exhibition to be held March 27-April 1. The exhibit will be held in conjunction with "Creative Action"- a film series that celebrates the use of film to explore social activism. Submissions for this exhibit must be in the photojournalism/documentary photo genre. Artists must submit 15-20 images to be considered. The deadline for submission has been extended to March 9. Please visit Desotorow's website for more details.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lecture Not to be Missed

Eric Fischl
Painter, printmaker, and sculptor, Eric Fischl, emerged in the1980's as one of America's most important figurative painters. His paintings compel the viewer to participate in a world of middle - class suburban ambiguity and drama. In Fischl's engaging and distinctly American canvases narration, sexuality, and psychology are preeminent.
Part of the Trustees Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Trustees Theater, 216 E.Fischl

Presented by the Trustees Theater, SCAD Painting Department, and Memorial Health.

Lecture is free and open to the public.

Connect 09 Palm Springs Photo Festival Scholarships

Connect 09, the fourth annual Palm Springs Photo Festival, will be held from March 29 through April 3, 2009. Founded by master photographer Jeff Dunas, CONNECT 08 offers the opportunity to MEET top photographers, curators, art directors, educators and industry leaders in the spectacular desert environment of Palm Springs, California. Students will have a chance to SHOW portfolios, STUDY with legendary photographers, ATTEND cutting-edge seminars / symposiums, see evening projections by world famous image-makers and ENJOY the warm Palm Springs weather at several great evening parties.

Scholarship recipients will be offered free admission to ALL seminars, symposiums, and evening presentations with no registration fees. Additionally, students will be offered a 15% student discount on portfolio reviews and open workshops.

Students will be required to provide their own transportation and accommodations. If you are interested, please email SCAD has been offered a total of 10 scholarships, so act quickly.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Have you lost something ???

Ever get the feeling that you forgot something? Like a camera?
Well, today might be your lucky day. A camera was found in the Canon Print Lab.
If this is yours email --

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

SURFACE: Call for Entries

May 15-20 Call for Entries: To honor the talent and achievements of college juniors and seniors, Desotorow brings the work of emerging artists to the surface of the professional art world.

Eligibility: Open to college juniors and seniors. All media and genres are welcome.
Submissions Due: April 24th

Visit for details. Desotorow Gallery
2427 De Soto Avenue, Savannah, GA 31401

Silver & Ink

Silver & Ink Exhibition 

Now accepting entries

Annual Silver & Ink Exhibition and Silver & Ink Publication

(formerly called Silverworks) call for entries

Entries are to be emailed to 

Each student may submit 3 entries. 

Each submission must be in JPEG format @ 72 ppi no longer than 8” on the longest side.  Each submission must be titled with student’s name (first and last) and title of work. 

Ex. WilliamEggleston_Memphis

Metadata is to be filled in on each entry

Any submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be juried.

Deadline --- March 27th

For inquiries email

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Kader Attia Lecture TONIGHT

Photographer and installation artist, Kader Attia, will lecture on his work tonight at 7:30 pm at Trustee's Theater.

"Signs of Reappropriation" will feature a site-specific installation of Attia's 2007 "Untitled (Skyline)" series and a newly commissioned body of photographs.

"Untitled (Skyline)" consists of 80 discarded refrigerators painted black and covered in tiny, geometric mirror "windows." This cityscape of customized household appliances addresses the impact of architecture and urbanism on people's everyday lives, and particularly examines the way power is used to oppress populations.

The photographic series explores the relationship between the concrete buildings of Attia's former Parisian neighborhood and a beach in Algiers where he spent time as a youth. Nicknamed Rochers Carres by locals, the beach is covered with huge concrete blocks, and its architecture resembles Baron Hausmann's city plan in Paris. Rochers Carres attracts Algerian youth, yet serves as the ultimate boundary that separates them from Europe and, by extension, their dreams of a better life.

Attia ultimately began to see similarities on both sides of the Mediterranean Sea. The hard existence of the young Algerians reminds him of the struggles of young people in his French neighborhood. The youth in both places express a lack of hope for a better future, a lack of social acknowledgement, feelings of failure and a sense of suffering.

Exhibition curator and SCAD Executive Director of Exhibitions Laurie Ann Farrell said, "The juxtaposition of the oversized photographs taken at Rochers Carres with Attia's 'Untitled (Skyline)' sets up a powerful visual and psychological landscape for gallery visitors to traverse."

Teaching Opportunity in Saudi

Dima Schneider, Program Director for the Graphic Design Program at Dar Al Hekma College in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is currently developing a School of Design and Architecture. She is currently working on a foundation year for all creative majors. The foundation year will be implemented Sep 2009.

She is looking for faculty with different backgrounds who could teach foundation studies, graphic design, photography, multimedia and animation.

MFA graduates are encouraged to apply, and the package includes housing in a compound, return flight and health insurance (no taxes). Please contact Dima for more information (contact below).

Dar Al Hekma is a private non-profit womens' college and the first of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We have over 1000 students with 277 in the Graphic Design Department.
Dima Schneider
Program Director
GDES Department
Dar Al Hekma
Tel: +966 2 630 3333 ext 234
P.O.Box 34801
21478 Jeddah
Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Please Come to Lacoste in the Springtime

We now have places available to study Photo Project Seminar I, II, Senior Project and Independent Study in Lacoste. Take a look at some of the images and ask yourself what you could produce in Lacoste for this Spring's scheduled Vernissage student exhibition.

With a full range of contemporary facilities (open 24 hours) and on-tap tutorial and technical expertise, it's a place where the aspiring photo creative can explore, experiment and create unique work in a very unique location.

Facilities include 20 G5s and 20 PCs in self-contained labs
HP z3100 44' self-calibrating inkjet printer
Dedicated Epson V750 flat bed scanner
6 Durst all format black and white enlargers
Black and white all format processing areas
Capacity to enlarge to mural size
Dedicated photography studio
Individual work space/studio for 475 BFA and MA/MFA students
Communal Photo Studio/Work space
UV light source
Matting and Mounting facilities
Six individual and 4 studio gallery spaces w/track lighting

On top of the above are filed trips, visiting artists, lectures and the (now legendary) Paris excursion to help absorb European Contemporary Art and Culture.

If you are interested, Please contact (Photo Professor) (Off-campus enrollment)

Sublet in Brooklyn

Sublet in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: April 1st - August 31st. Possibly for longer.

2 fully furnished rooms for rent in large lovely house with a garden.

$565/month + elec. and internet. ($20 or so a month)

The rooms are adjoining, with lots of closet space. 2 good sized rooms - space for a double bed, desk, etc. The rooms have no natural light, but are next to a lovely sunny common area and, of course, there is the garden to lounge around in, if you need some vit. E. No one needs to walk through your rooms to get to any other rooms.

The two-story house is shared by four fabulous others. Two kitchens, two bathrooms, one living room, and a garden. Big windows, lots of wood, plants a-plenty.

No pets.

Please email Carmella at if you are interested and let us know what you are looking for.

Wedding Photography Job Opportunity

Wedding photographer needed for ceremony and reception on Saturday June 6th, Amelia Island, Florida. In exchange for minimally processed jpegs on disc (no prints) the photographer will be paid a minimum of $500. Photographer must provide his/her own equipment and transportation. For consideration, please send work samples and/or a link to your website to Brooks Nicholson at

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Shepard Fairey sues the A.P.

I am not sure if any of you have been keeping up with this but you should take a look.

Artist sues the A.P. over Obama image

In a pre-emptive strike, the street artist Shepard Fairey filed a lawsuit on Monday against The Associated Press, asking a federal judge to declare that he is protected from copyright infringement claims in his use of a news photograph as the basis for a now ubiquitous campaign poster image of President Obama.

Mannie Garcia/Associated Press

The Associated Press objects to the use of a photo of Barack Obama by Mannie Garcia in a poster by Shepard Fairey.

The suit was filed in federal court in Manhattan after The Associated Press said it had determined that it owned the image, which Mr. Fairey used for posters and stickers distributed grass-roots style last year during the election campaign. The photo, showing Mr. Obama at the National Press Club in April 2006, was taken for The A.P. by a freelance photographer, Mannie Garcia.

Follow the link to read the rest of the article.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Please Come

Please Come
Fashion Photography by Angelina Hobbs and Nicholas Mendise
February 20th, 2009, 8 pm
Above B. Matthews (on the corner of E. Bay and Habersham)

SCAD SPE Scholarship Awards

The Photography Department would like to congratulate Nate Abramowski, MFA Candidate, and Ian Aleksander Adams, BFA student, on their portfolio submission for the SCAD scholarship award to attend the National SPE Conference in Dallas. Each student is awarded $500 to attend the conference. The committee of jurors was impressed with all submissions.

Traveler Nate Abramowski

From Gray Days Ian Aleksander Adams

Friday, February 6, 2009

Congratulations to SCAD Alumni

Congratulations to SCAD photography Alumni, Sophie Jacobson, Nichole Paschal and Kate Lewis. These 3 ladies all have their portfolios featured in the Center for Fine Art Photography's Artist Portfolio Showcase.
Congrats ladies!!!
Go to the link to view their work.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Michelle Repici Thesis Show

Over the Hills and Far Away

Michelle Repici
MFA Thesis Candidate
Thesis Show February 13-25
Alexander Hall, 668 Indian Street
Opening Reception Friday, February 13, 6-8pm

Monday, February 2, 2009


Check out Desotorow's website to view all available artist opportunities including:

Exhibition Proposal: photojournalism/documentary photography
Undefined: Printmaking juried exhibit
Redux: Earth Day exhibit
Surface: Open to college juniors and seniors
Pizza Rustica: Unique opportunity to exhibit work at Pizza Rustica

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