Friday, December 30, 2011

Call for Entry

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST, February 1, 2012.

Alexia Foundation’s annual photography grant competition

The Alexia Foundation sponsors this competition to help fund the work of professional and student photographers who want to produce a body of work that contributes to world peace, social justice, and cross-cultural understanding. In today’s world, this type of photography takes on a certain urgency and resonance. We believe our competition helps support the work of documentary journalism to create positive social change and address many of the world's urgent problems.

More information may be found at Alexia Foundation.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition

Calling all young, amateur and established photographers across the world!
Deadline February 23, 2012

The Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 Competition has now started its global search for the most inspiring, evocative, compelling and challenging nature images. By entering you will take part in one of the world’s prestigious photography events and get the opportunity to:

• Compete on equal terms for a share of the prize-pot of £30,000 - the winner of the coveted title, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, will be awarded £10,000
• Win a trip to London to celebrate your accomplishments with your peers, members of the press, sponsors and VIPs, at the exclusive gala awards ceremony held at Natural History Museum
• Garner extensive global media coverage – more than 670 million people were reached through the 2010 press campaign
• Enjoy international exposure through the Wildlife Photographer of the Year website - more than half a million page views were received on the day the winners were announced
• Feature in the acclaimed exhibition that tours both nationally and internationally – more than 3 million visitors marveled at the photographic wonders of the natural world in last year’s tour
• Be published in the stunning commemorative Portfolio book, which is translated into many languages and feature in a special portfolio edition with BBC Wildlife Magazine
The Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine are proud to announce that award-winning nature photographer, film-maker and environmentalist, Jim Brandenburg, will be leading the 2012 international jury.

Call for Entry

Deadline for Entries – January 15, 2012, 5pm CST

PERSPECTIVE GALLERY is pleased to announce its second annual juried exhibition of photography, LENS 2012. Photographers are invited to submit five images for possible inclusion in the exhibition. All subject matter and photographic processes are welcome.

Juror – Catherine Edelman, Director, Catherine Edelman Gallery, one of the leading galleries in the nation representing prominent contemporary photographers. The gallery exhibits in major art fairs and is widely respected as a leader, educator and expert in the field of photography. Edelman is vice-president of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) and president of the Chicago Art Dealers Association (CADA).

Top Award – Featured exhibition at Perspective, $200 stipend
Runner-up – $150
Second runner-up – $100

Artists should register and upload their images at:

Friday, December 23, 2011

Call for Entry

Call for Entry: SPE Member Show

Juror – Todd Hido

Best of Show – 1 year membership in SPE and registration to
49th national conference in San Francisco

Submissions due: January 22, 2012 11:59pm (pst)

for more information:

Friday, December 16, 2011

Internship in NYC

Sarah Silver Studio is looking for an intern for January-Spring 2010 in NYC. The studio manager, Jennifer Thomas, will be in Savannah Dec 22-28th if any one is interested in talking to her. (not necessary, just possible)

For further information contact:
Jennifer Thomas
Studio: 212-505-0770
Fax: 212-228-1880

White House Internship

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sculpture Electives Witner 2012

Two sculpture electives that maybe attractive to photography students.
SCPT 502 is specifically offered for graduate students who want a sculptural experience.
Each of these courses also provide training that will give students access to the
Boundary shop once they complete the course.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Call to Artists-Below the Belt Exhibition

Below the Belt Exhibiton Call to Artists!!!! Deadline extended to January 14th, 2012

A themed group exhibition open to all media and to artists residing in the Southeastern United States (FL, AL, GA, MS, LA, SC, NC, TN). Broad interpretation encouraged. Any work relating to the theme “Below the Belt” will be considered for exhibition, regardless of medium. With your submission, please include your brief resume, artist statement, cover letter, and artwork detail list (including title, medium, dimensions, and artist’s compensation expected for of each piece submitted) with up to 5 digital .jpg images for a small curation fee of $20.

see link below for more information

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Midway, new works by Tobia Makover.

Laney Contemporary is proud to present Midway, new works by Tobia Makover.
The exhibition has been extended and the gallery will be open

Sunday, December 4th from 12-4
& Monday, December 5th from 2-6

We are also open by appointment through December 6th.
Small works from the exhibition will be on display as well.
We hope that you can stop by as it is an exhibition not to miss!

A link to the Savannah Morning News article by Allison Hersh about the exhibition:

Otherwise a little-known town off I-95, Midway, Georgia comes alive in Tobia Makover’s upcoming aptly-titled show, Midway, running November 17-22 at the Oglethorpe Gallery.

A renowned local artist, Makover will exhibit never-before-seen multimedia photo encaustics that center around this small Georgia town, rich with Civil War and Civil Rights history.

Midway is an autobiographical, coming of age show that juxtaposes the death of Makover's father with the birth of her children.

The encaustic photographs – encased in a combination of wax, resin, and varnish –embody a deep Southern community with a fading story.

The black and white images capture a history rich with sometimes-blurred sentiments of good and evil.

“The physical past is endangered… dying even. And with it, much beauty,” explains Makover. “For my own life perspective, life confronts death.

My father’s generation passes away as a new generation is birthed. The future is forming, the present deteriorates, and the past struggles to survive.”

The show is curated and presented by Susan Laney of Laney Contemporary, former Director of the Jack Leigh Gallery.

Oglethorpe Gallery is located at 406 East Oglethorpe Avenue near the corner of Habersham Street.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

For further information or to make an appointment, please call Laney Contemporary at 912-272-1477

Friday, November 25, 2011

Join Clayton Verdoorn at Marc by Marc Jacobs

Clayton Verdoorn, B.F.A., photography, 2010, will be at Marc by Marc Jacobs at 322 W. Broughton St., 3-7 p.m., Nov. 24 to sign copies of his new book "Time in Town" and meet with readers.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Help Fund a Student Film Through Kickstarter

Hello! I'm producing a film titled "If You Don't Leave, You Can't Come Back". It will be shooting early next year and it is being funded through kickstarter. The project will be up for the next month raising financial support. It follows two young guys in between college and adult life, extended adolescence. It's really funny and has great potential. I was hoping the link could be posted to the SCAD Photo blog to get some exposure and forwarded along within the department. This would be a tremendous help!

Here's the link to the project page:

- Nicolle Johnson

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Student Photo Contest

PDNedu 2012 Student Photo Contest

Deadline December 7, 2011

This is a great opportunity to get published!

Call for Entry

The 27th Annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition – Call for Entries

Johnson City - The Positive/Negative is an annual juried exhibition of contemporary art organized by ETSU Slocumb Galleries under the Department of Art & Design. On its 27th year, the exhibition shall focus on the theme “Material Transformation.” Up to $1,500.00 in awards including Best of Show cash prize and possible solo exhibitions. Open to all media and US-based artists, 18 years and older. Deadline for submission of entries is December 19, 2011.

This year’s Juror is Dr. Gail Levin, art historian and biographer. She has taught twentieth-century art, American Studies and Women’s Studies at the Baruch College and Graduate School at City University of New York (CUNY). She was former curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and has curated international exhibitions for the Museum of Modern Art and the Tate Gallery. Dr. Levin has written extensively about Edward Hopper, twentieth-century American art, women’s art, Judy Chicago and her most recent publication is a biography about Lee Krasner. Her essays have been published internationally, and she has written reviews for the New York Times, American Art Review, Asian Art News (Hong Kong), The Los Angeles Times, Art Research (Japan), Journal of Modern Jewish Studies (UK), Women’s Art Journal, BolaffiArte (Italy), Jong Holland (the Netherlands), Arte y Parte (Spain), Archives of American Art Journal, and the Smithsonian Magazine to name a few.

The Positive/Negative is co-sponsored by: East Tennessee State University’s Department of Art & Design, Department of Literature and Languages, Women’s Studies Program and the Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA). For more information, please contact Karlota Contreras-Koterbay, Director of Slocumb Galleries at 423-483-3179 or email

Download Prospectus:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fundraising Event

SCAD Grad Student Jessica Little Wins Grant for Covenant House Georgia;

Atlanta photo studio, Raftermen to Host Fundraising Event to Benefit CHGA this

Saturday, November 19 th , 6p.m.

Atlanta, GA - Sappi Fine Paper North America announced in September 2010 that SCAD-Atlanta graduate student, and Creative Director at Youth Photo Project, Jessica Little, had been awarded a grant from Sappi’s 11th Ideas that Matter — an annual, innovative grant program that transforms the creative ideas of designers into a powerful force for social good. The grant was used to fund a youth photography program within Covenant House, a shelter and ministry for homeless youth, and provided 40 Holga camera kits to residents in Atlanta and New York earlier this year. The photographic work of over 40 homeless youth, that are or were Covenant House residents over the last year, will be available for your donation this Saturday, Novmber 19 th in the Atlanta studio space of Raftermen, Inc., located at 256 Walker Street. SW, in Casleberry Hill, Atlanta, GA.

The event, and all proceeds raised by the youth's photographs will benefit and honor Covenant House Georgia & New York during the month of November, which is the National Homeless Youth Awareness Month.

About Youth Photo Project
Youth Photo Project is an organization designed to offer youth ages 16 to 21 an opportunity to experience the artistic value of photography. Working with Covenant House — a crisis support and
emergency shelter for homeless, runaway and at-risk youth under the age of 21 — the Youth Photo Project aims to help Covenant House provide crisis intervention and community-based services, shelter and independent living programs.

About Covenant House

If you could crystallize what Covenant House Georgia does into one sentence it would be this: We save kids from the street.

Some of the kids who come to us are victims of abuse. Some were literally dropped on the street by relatives. Some are runaways. Some are kids who have “aged out” of the DFACS system. They all share one thing in common; they’ve turned to CHGA for help.

Covenant House Georgia is the only crisis facility for kids between the ages of 17 and 21. The beds at our shelters are always full. And we need your help. On the following pages you can get an in depth look at our operation and see how we help provide the kids in our care with something many of them have never had in their lives before, hope .

More importantly, you can see what you can do to help.

About Sappi’s Ideas that Matter

Since its inception, the program has funded more than 170 campaigns in North America, and awarded more than $7 million in grants worldwide. Ideas that Matter attracts applications from designers throughout the world. This year, Sappi awarded 27 grants in North America totaling $400,000. The grants will be used to develop campaigns for non-profit organizations backing social, cultural, health, and human rights efforts, and environmental conservation work.

Through Ideas that Matter, each designer’s project supports the work of a nonprofit organization of their choosing. Reviewed by a panel of judges working in graphic design from across the United States, this year’s Ideas that Matter projects represent a broad spectrum of causes and were selected based on their creativity, potential impact to the target audience and practicality of the implementation plan. Jessica Little was one of 27 designers from throughout North America who were selected to receive a grant through this competitive design competition. The designers donate their time and creativity to each project, while the funding covers implementation costs.

Since 1999, Sappi’s Ideas that Matter program has awarded over $10 million worldwide in grants to designers around the globe, who are performing pro bono work for a nonprofit organization. Out of the $1 million that is annually awarded on a global level, a total of $400,000 in grants will be awarded in North America this year.

“ Grants from Sappi’s Ideas that Matter program help fund the unique not-for-profit work of designers in North America. These designers have dedicated their talent, vision and energy to a range of community-based causes across the country, and we are honored to support their work in these challenged economic times,” said Jennifer Miller, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Sappi Fine Paper North America.

For more information Sappi’s 2010 Ideas that Matter grant recipients in North America , visit or call 800-882-4332 .

Jessica Little
Creative Director

Youth Photo Project
315 E. 31st Street
Savannah, GA 31401

PDN Contest

PDN The Shot Contest

PDN challenges you to take your best shots
in the world of sports.

From the field, up the mountain, to the court;
we want the thrills, the agony, the suspense,
the final countdowns, the up and comers and
the veterans of the game.

A Professional Grand Prize winnerwill receive a CP-D707DW Mitsubishi double deck printer and an Amateur Grand Prize winner will receive the CP-D70DW single- deck printer. Each Grand Prize winner will also receive a prize from Gitzo.

First Place Professional winners will receive a $100 gift card from Adorama. First Place Amateur winners will receive
a $50 gift card from Adorama.

All First Place winners will receive:

  • A DSLR camera
  • Gear from Manfrotto
  • A $250 Ticket Master gift certificate
  • A one year subscription to PDN

The winning images will appear in PDN's February issue which has a distribution of over 25,000 including a controlled circulation of 5,000 industry art buyers, photo editors and creatives!

All winning images will also appear in an online gallery


Professional late entry fee: $45
Amateur late entry fee: $22

Jennifer Santana
Photo Editor
Men's Journal Magazine

Jenny Barnes
Art Producer
Carmichael Lynch

Miriam Marseu
Photo Editor
Sports Illustrated

Extended Deadline:
November 16, 2011

To view last year's winners gallery, click here.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

SPE Southeast Regional Scholarship to the National Conference

Award: The Southeast region of SPE would like to offer three scholarships of $500 each plus the member’s conference registration fee for the National Conference in San Francisco, CA, March 22-25, 2012. One scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student, one to a graduate student, and one to an Adjunct Instructor. The winners are invited to present their work at the next SPESE regional conference in the fall 2013, Daytona Beach (optional).

Calendar: Deadline Friday, January 13, 5pm EST, 2012
Notification by Wednesday, January 25
• Note: Early bird registration for the national conference ends March 1, 2012

Juror: Natalie Zelt
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

• All student applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in a 2 or 4 year undergraduate or graduate program within the Southeast SPE Region.
• All adjunct applicants must teach at a 2 or 4-year program within the southeast SPE region. Applicants do not have to be a current member to apply. However, all award recipients must become a member at his or her own cost.

Downloadable instructions below.

Monday, November 14, 2011

3rd annual EXPOSURE Photography Competition

3rd Annual Exposure Photo Contest Now Offering an Adventure in NYC + Paris!

3rd annual EXPOSURE Photography Competition Announces a Dream Getaway to NYC & Paris in Prize Offerings

Exposure 2011 is an International Celebration of the Power of Images, currently accepting submissions

Greetings from Artists Wanted !

We are pleased to announce an exciting addition to our Exposure 2011 People’s Choice Award Prize Package! Along with the $2,500 cash grant we are giving away, the People’s Choice Winner will now also receive a Dream Getaway to New York City and Paris .

One photographer whose portfolio garners the highest number of public votes will be sent to NYC during the New York Photo Festival in May 2012, accommodated in a beautiful, quintessential loft apartment in Dumbo. To make this opportunity even more incredible, he/she will also spend a week in Paris to be immersed in the beautiful city that owns the title of the birthplace of photography.

Submissions accepted at:

The Standard Entry Deadline for Exposure 2011 is November 30th, 2011 11:59pm EST
Submissions will continue to be accepted through the Final Entry Deadline of December 20th, 2011 11:59 EST - late fees may apply.

Awarding $50,000 in prizes, the 3rd Annual Exposure photography competition is offering photographers of all backgrounds a chance at $18,500 in cash grants, a Photography Exhibition at Aperture Foundation and a Two Week Adventure in New York City and Paris . The Grand Prize photographer will be selected by an esteemed panel of jurors from the Museum of Contemporary Photography , PDN Magazine , Magnum Photos and NYLON Magazine .

Find out more information at:

Artists Wanted

Artists Wanted is a collaborative project between several New York City artists and creative organizations working to build new and lasting opportunities for artists and photographers all across the globe. Our job is to get your work seen in the most powerful way possible. You did the hard part, making great work. Now let us find your audience. This is your moment to be discovered.

Lizzie Kardon
Artists Wanted

Residencies, Fellowships, Internships

Elsewhere is now accepting residency, fellowship, and internship applications for its 2012 season. Elsewhere, a living museum set inside a former thrift store, invites creatives of all kinds to create site-specific projects that respond to our that respond to our collection, community, and concepts. Elsewheres 58-year collection of surplus and thrift, no longer for sale, now serves as resource for creative and critical projects across media. We are seeking individuals and groups who are responsive, experimental, inventive, holistic, adaptive, radical, inclusive, and process-oriented to join our vibrant community of other resident artists and scholars, staff, interns, volunteers, and members If you are excited to explore your ideas and practice collaboratively, publicly, and critically within an ever-changing world of material surplus, we encourage you to read our residency/fellowship information, and apply online.


Elsewhere's internship program brings local and national students to our living museum for 10 -12 week sessions, where interns learn through participation in our unique museum environment. Internships are open to high school and college students, and recent graduates.

No expertise is necessary!

Elsewhere is accepting applicants for 3-month Service Fellowships. In addition to our community's chores and event schedule, fellows will work 20 hours/week on a season-long project of a high priority to our building and community. Fellows will be supported by interns, and will be compensated with a waived residency fee.
2012 Residencies | December 1, 2011

2012 Fellowships | December 1, 2011

2011 Internships | September 15, 2011

2012 Internships | Rolling Deadline
(application opens January 1st, 2012)

Spring 2012 Technology Fellow

Elsewhere recently received a grant from the City of Greensboro, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to install a solar array on our rooftop and create an interactive charging station for the South Elm St public. We're seeking a technology fellow with electronic experience to design and construct this project.

Anti-Consumerism Art Contest

Anti-Consumerism Art Contest

Official start: November 1, 2011

The socio-political movement „Anti-Consumerism“ attracts more and more followers. At its heart it is a movement against the equating of personal happiness with consumption and the purchase of material possessions. Fueled by the current economic situation, activists occupy Wall Street, a young casual trader is able to lure BBC into a fake interview where he states, “I go to bed every night, I dream of another recession…. Its an opportunity to make money.” and forums for “creative critiques on consumerism" gain followers rapidly. All this happens in a world where some artists are able to create artworks that are instantly sold for euro amounts up to 7 digits.

How do young artists take on the social challenges of Anti-Consumerism in their works?

We are dedicating a special feature to the hot topic of Anti-Consumerism. The artist contest is purposely being launched during the biggest shopping months before the holidays.

We call out to all artists to participate in our Anti-Consumerism art contest.

What we expect from you

Think about the current shape of our society as a consequence of consumerism, about price wars to get the cheapest possible product, about advertising selling us the dreams that can only be attained by spending money, about the recent excesses in the financial and business worlds and about the billions of taxpayers money that is spent to clean up the mess when it all goes wrong. We also suggest that you ponder the hysteria generated by celebrity football players, pop and movie stars, as well as art stars.

Submit whatever artform you please: it can be photos, T-Shirts, Oil on canvas, collages, stencils, prints, or graffiti … this is an open contest with no pre judgments or category limits. 
If you are 18 years or older, you are welcome to participate. No diploma necessary – only your own creativity!

Face a professional jury as well as the public

There will be two winners of our contest, selected by two different juries:

A jury of professionals will select one winner in the standard procedure. The well known street artists ALIAS and PROST themselves will be part of the jury.
Our Facebook fans and our members will choose the other winner: they will vote for the best artwork in our voting gallery. A simple “like” will decide who will be able to present his or her art for two months at
We will announce both winners everywhere: in our blog, in our newsletter, on Facebook and with our media partners. Most importantly though, ArtCollectorsClub will feature the winners in an online event including an indepth artist’s presentation and the option to offer their artworks for sale online.
For more details look through our terms and conditions.

Any questions? Send us and email to

How to apply

Please send us your application by January 31, 2012 to
The application should contain
• a digital image of your artwork on the topic “Anti Consumerism”,
• a short description how your artwork fits the topic
• a short CV of you as an artist
• and images of 3-5 further artworks you have created.


Application deadline: January 31, 2012

Decision of the Jury: by February 10, 2012

Announcement of the winners: February 11, 2012

Online-Exhibition of the winners: February 20 - March 31, 2012

Why should you participate in yet another contest?

Of course, we can’t offer money in a contest about Anti Consumerism. We will offer something even better: we will dedicate the whole web presence to our winners for two whole months. We will feature those two artists in an online presentation / exhibition and give them all the public exposure they deserve. And on top of that: If you win you have the chance to exhibit in the Munich gallery, Radical Room. This is our way of contributing to young and emerging artists.

And now: have fun, be creative and send in your application!

Friday, November 11, 2011


Please take a few minutes to fill out the Fall Course Evaluations.

Log onto MySCAD and click on the Student Workspace tab. Under the My Courses box, you’ll find a link for Fall Course Evaluations. You can fill them all out at once.

Also, tell a friend.

Thank you

Wednesday, November 9, 2011



Assistant Professor of Creative Technologies

Assistant Professor of Digital Imaging

Assistant Professor of Sculpture

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution and ranked eighth nationally among public universities in The Princeton Review's 'Best Value Colleges' for 2011, is committed to the mission of teaching, research and community outreach. Serving a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8,000+ faculty and staff in the U.S. and around the world, Virginia Tech's core foundation is reflected in its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). Virginia Tech is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff.

The School of Visual Arts is one of four schools in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning. SOVA is comprised of 23 faculty, instructors, and staff members serving approximately 275 students who are currently pursuing a BFA in Studio Arts, BFA in Visual Communication Design, or BA in Art History. For additional information about SOVA visit our website at; the College of Architecture + Urban Studies at; and Virginia Tech at

Assistant Professor of Creative Technologies

The School of Visual Arts (SOVA) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track, academic-year faculty position in Creative Technologies, beginning Fall 2012. Duties and responsibilities include teaching a 2/2 teaching load spread over two semesters, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses from beginning to advanced levels.

Required Qualifications

Terminal professional degree (M.F.A. or equivalent). Previous experience teaching in a Strong and thorough knowledge of digital tools and software packages (proficiency with Maya strongly preferred). A broad understanding of contemporary and traditional art practice and theory relating to Creative Technologies (computer animation, 3D modeling, programming, App development for mobile devices, etc).

All candidates must apply on-line at to position number 116105, job posting number 0111139.

Assistant Professor of Digital Imaging

The School of Visual Arts (SOVA) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track, academic-year faculty position in Digital Imaging, beginning Fall 2012. Duties and responsibilities include teaching 2/2 teaching load spread over two semesters, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses from beginning to advanced levels.

Required Qualifications

Terminal professional degree (M.F.A. in Digital Photography and/or related field). Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. (Teaching and participation in the new MFA in Creative Technologies program is an opportunity when appropriate.) A broad understanding of contemporary and traditional art practice and theory relating to Digital Imaging/Photography.

All candidates must apply on-line at to position number 0F0399, job posting number 0111140.

Assistant Professor of Sculpture

The School of Visual Arts (SOVA) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track, academic-year faculty position in Sculpture, beginning Fall 2012.

Required Qualifications

A terminal professional degree (M.F.A. in Sculpture and/or related 3D media); a minimum of two years post-graduate teaching experience; demonstrated proficiency in digital software (examples: laser cutting, CAD/Rhinoceros, Rapid Proto-typer, Zbrush, and/or 3D modeling); and a broad understanding of contemporary and traditional art theory and practice related to sculpture. General knowledge of fabrication and industry tools in sculptural materials (wood, ceramics, casting, plastic, metal, etc.). Demonstrated ability to seamlessly integrate digital tools in 3D art & design.

All candidates must apply on-line at to position number 111789, job posting number 0111106.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the Office of Equity and Access at (540) 231-9331 by the application deadline

The funny is rolling into town this weekend.

The Mad Art Show billboard.

SAVANNAH, Georgia - The Savannah College of Art and Design and the Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society will present "IT'S A SCAD, MAD, MAD, MAD Weekend," a special weekend celebration of the enduring influence of MAD Magazine's cartoonists from Nov. 11-13 at locations throughout SCAD in Savannah, Georgia.

Highlighting this conference will be "A SCAD, MAD, MAD, MAD Discussion," a panel discussion with some of the original artists from MAD on Nov. 12 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah, Georgia. This panel will be free and open to the public.

"SCAD and the sequential art department are both honored and excited about the historical significance of hosting MAD Magazine artists with the National Cartoonist Society, Southeastern Chapter," said SCAD sequential art chair Anthony Fisher. "This is truly a unique opportunity for students to meet and learn form master artists who have contributed to the advancements in the art form of sequential art and defined cultural satire for nearly 60 years."

Self-dubbed "The Usual Gang of Idiots," the legendary cartoonists expected to appear on the panel include:

  • Jack Davis. Davis was one of the original cartoonists for MAD in 1952. He illustrated the very first story in the very first issue of MAD.
  • Al Jaffee. With his first piece in 1955, Savannah-born Jaffee is MAD's longest-running freelance contributor. He is best known for creating one of the magazine's trademark features, the MAD fold-in. Every issue since April of 1964 has featured a Jaffee fold-in.
  • Paul Coker, Jr. Coker has been a contributor to MAD since 1962 and has appeared in over 300 issues.
  • Nick Meglin. Meglin is a former editor of MAD Magazine, a position he held for over thirty years.
  • 'Duck' Edwing. Edwing began his career with MAD in 1961 and wrote "Spy vs. Spy" for about 12 years, along with his own feature, "Tales from the Duckside."
  • Sergio Aragones. Aragones has been at MAD since 1963. He distinguished himself with his "Marginal Thinking" strips, which were printed up, down, across, and around the corners of comic panels to fill in the margins.
  • Sam Viviano. Viviano began his MAD career as a freelance artist and while still illustrating articles also currently serves as MAD's art director.
  • Tom Richmond. Richmond has been a regular contributor to the magazine since 2000
MAD was created in 1952 by the brilliant artist and writer Harvey Kurtzman and maverick publisher William M. Gaines. The magazine quickly became known for its satirical look at all aspects of life and popular culture, politics, entertainment, and public figures. It's been called revolutionary, subversive, surreal, hilarious, and a total waste of time. (The latter by its own editors).

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Event Photographers Needed

The 17th Annual Telfair Art Fair is approaching and will begin with our Arty Party Preview event on Friday, November 11th. The Art Fair will continue on Saturday and Sunday and will include nearly 140 artists.

The Telfair is in need of additional volunteers to photograph the weekend’s events. This is a great opportunity to attend a really fantastic event and get some photography experience out of it.

Please contact JAMIE GALL
Volunteer and Special Events Manager

for MFA students seeking teaching positions

Your First Search:
A Career Development Workshop for Studio Artists
Presented by Michael Aurbach, Professor of Art, Vanderbilt University
Tuesday, November 8, 7:30 pm
Alexander Auditorium

The workshop is designed to give MFA candidates in studio art a working knowledge of how to prepare their first search for a college-level teaching position. Even though the job market is tough, there is hope when a candidate has done proper research about the positions. Among the key topics to be covered are: CV construction, researching individual institutions, putting the application package together, and how to handle the CAA conference and interviews. Aurbach has unpublished and hard-to-find data that give a better picture of the marketplace.

Professor Aurbach earned his MFA from Southern Methodist University. He teaches sculpture and drawing at Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN. He is a past president of the College Art Association (2002-2004), the world’s largest organization of visual arts professionals, and he has lectured at more than 200 colleges, museums, and art institutions.

Call for Entries


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Full-time Graphic Design and Photography Assistant

Full-time Graphic Design and Photography Assistant

Job Description

Loloi Rugs, a wholesale rug vendor based in Dallas, Texas, is seeking a diligent full-time recent graduate with highly proficient graphic design AND photography/ image correction skills to work in our marketing department. If you would like more information about Loloi Rugs in general, please visit

Graphic design work will include designing email newsletters, product tear sheets, marketing collateral for our nationwide sales team, online banner advertisements, helping create our annual catalog and supplement catalog, and more.

Photography will include mainly product shots as well as image correction. The photographed rugs will appear in the aforementioned marketing material as well as on our web site.

Writing skills for product descriptions are a plus as well.

The candidate will report to our current in-house graphic designer/photographer and will communicate regularly with other areas of our business including sales, product development, and Loloi's President and Owner directly.

Candidate must be highly proficient in:

- Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
- Lightroom, Aperture
Salary TBD
Type of Job Full Time
Job Location Dallas, Texas
Posting Date 11/02/2011
Expiration Date 01/15/2012

Job Requirements
Degrees Wanted Bachelors
Majors Wanted Graphic Design; Photography
Job Targets Wanted Commercial Photography; Design - Communication/Graphic Design
Special Skills Wanted Proficiency in Adobe CS AND various photography software (i.e Lightroom & Aperture).
Minimum GPA 3.60
Other Job Requirements

Company Information
Company Name Loloi Rugs
Employer Web Site
Company Description Founded in 2004, Loloi Rugs has cemented its reputation as an industry pioneer by developing groundbreaking new constructions and business practices from its inception. Its forward-thinking design philosophy has elevated the rug industry with the newest textures, trailblazing designs and fresh colors across its product assortment. Featuring an extensive line of contemporary, transitional, traditional and indoor/outdoor rugs, Loloi not only appeals to modern tastes, but continuously sets the standard for the latest industry trends.

Loloi's history of illustrious awards attests to the company's relentless innovation. In both 2010 and 2011, Loloi was honored with the ARTS Award for "Best Rug Manufacturer of the Year." In its seven-year tenure, Loloi also has won five America's Magnificent Carpets Awards and two Visual Display Awards for sophisticated showroom design.
Equal Opportunity Employer Yes

Contact Information
Name: Cyrus Loloi
Address: 4501 Spring Valley Rd.
Dallas, TX 75244
Phone: 972-503-5656
Application Instructions Please email me a brief cover letter highlighting why you are qualified to do both the graphic design AND photography work mentioned in the job description. Also, please provide a copy of your resume and a portfolio of your graphic design and photography work.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


eLearning MA candidate Jeff Reynolds has a short documentary film, "Jerry" that will be screened at the Virginia Film festival

The movie is a short documentary I directed called "Jerry." It's about a man named Jerry Givens who was the chief Executioner on Virginia's Death Row for 17 years. He executed over 60 inmates, but is now an outspoken opponent of the Death Penalty. The movie will be showing at the Virginia Film Festival tomorrow, and then at the Cucalorus festival in NC the following weekend.

(JACLYN SAYS : Watch this!!! )

Here's the link:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Savannah Past and Present by Bailey Davidson

New Photographic Book by Local Photographer Documents Transformation of Savannah

Savannah, Georgia – November 1, 2011 - Bailey Davidson, owner of Bailey Davidson Photography in Downtown Savannah, Georgia, is proud to announce the release of his second self-published book.

Savannah Past and Present is a rephotographic survey of the city of Savannah and it's surrounding areas. The 160-page hardcover book features a foreword by local author Martha Keber and offers a fascinating visual documentation of the transformation and preservation of this historic city. The collection of 144 images stretches from the River Street waterfront and commercial/residential areas of the Historic District to Tybee Island and Fort Screven. Each page juxtaposes a historic black and white image - from the archives of the Georgia Historical Society, the Savannah Historic Foundation, the Tybee Island Historical Society and others - with a present-day color image taken from the same point of view.

"Although this book is not the first rephotographic survey of Savannah, I feel that is a true representation of the concept." Davidson says. "Standing in the same spot as the previous photographer offers an honest 'compare and contrast' effect. It is my hope that Savannah Past and Present will give people a better understanding of the place we so love."

Savannah Past and Present is the perfect book for locals who call the city home and for visitors who never want to forget this gem of the South. It is available locally at E. Shaver Booksellers (326 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401, phone: (912) 234-7257) or directly from the author at

A book signing and Meet & Greet with the author is scheduled for Saturday, November 12th from 3 - 5 pm at E Shaver Booksellers.

About Bailey Davidson:

Bailey Davidson has been established as a photographer since starting his own company in 1997. As the owner of Bailey Davidson Photography, LLC, he provides commercial, editorial, and fine art photography for a wide variety of local and regional clients.

Bailey is very involved in the community as the Communications Director for the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Savannah, a member of the Savannah Film Commission and as a Rotarian with the Savannah East club. He is also an active member of the Historic Savannah Foundation and is a member of both the Georgia Historical Society and the Tybee Island Historical Society.


For more information about Bailey Davidson and Savannah Past and Present, please call (912) 236-5266 or e-mail

Savannah Past and Present

160 pages, 9 x 12 inch, Hardcover

Retail price $29.95

ISBN 978-0-615-53000-0

Library of Congress Control Number: 2011915408

Artists Wanted Launches 3rd Annual EXPOSURE Photography Competition

Hello from Artists Wanted!

We are reaching out to present you with EXPOSURE 2011 , an international competition celebrating the power of the image. Open to photographers of all backgrounds who speak in the language of lenses and aperture, the third annual EXPOSURE competition will award $18,500 in cash grants, an exhibition and reception in NYC’s Aperture Foundation, and a projection series of the selected photographer’s images all across New York City.

The Mission:
In a world of images, the camera is a tool powerful enough to change the world as we know it. Our goal for Exposure 2011 is to find great photographers who can capture moments and build concepts that speak beyond the bounds of the frame. This is an open call to find talent from around the globe and award everyone who participates in ways large and small.

The Prizes:
To top off this great mission, Artists Wanted is awarding the Grand Prize winner with a $10,000 cash grant along with a highly publicized, art-star gallery event in New York City at Aperture Foundation . Further, we will be projecting larger than life images by the selected photographer onto buildings up to 8 stories high, all over New York City. To wrap up another one of their grand-slam prize packages, Artists Wanted will launch a publicity campaign featuring the winner’s work, through online and print media, reaching hundreds of thousands of people.

In addition, $2,500 will be awarded to the winner of the People’s Choice Award , granted to the photographer whose portfolio garners the highest number of public votes, and $5,000 will be distributed amongst 10 selected Category winners .

The Jury Panel:
Joining them in selecting the winner are judges Stephen Walker , Photo Director of Nylon Magazine , Conor Risch , Senior Editor of Photo District News ( PDN ) , Natasha Egan , Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Michael Shulman , Director of Publishing, Broadcast and Film at Magnum Photos and Susanne Miklas , NYC based Photo Editor.

Photographers who submit by This Friday November 4th 11:59pm EST will also be eligible for the $1,000 Early Entry Award .

General submissions accepted through November 30th 2011.

More details at :


Aperture Foundation , a nonprofit foundation dedicated to promoting photography—was founded in 1952 by photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, and Minor White; historian Beaumont Newhall; and writer/curator Nancy Newhall; as well as Melton Ferris, Ernest Louie, and Dody Warren. In the 1960s, Aperture expanded to include the publication of books (over five hundred to date) that comprise one of the most comprehensive and innovative libraries in the history of photography and art. This is your chance to show your work in the gallery of one of the most respected organizations in

Artists Wanted is a collaborative project between several New York City artists and creative organizations working to build new and lasting opportunities for artists and photographers all across the globe. Our job is to get your work seen in the most powerful way possible. You did the hard part, making great work. Now let us find your audience. This is your moment to be discovered.

Ryan J. Johnson MFA Thesis Exhibition

Ryan J. Johnson MFA Thesis Exhibition - Opening Reception Friday November 4 from 6-9pm at Ashmore Gallery - 412 Martin Luther King Blvd. (near MLK Blvd. and Jones St. intersection)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Alan Orrison Thesis Exhibition: Natural Wonder

MFA Thesis exhibition by Alan Orrison

Humankind seems to have an innate desire to commune with nature. Indeed, connecting with the natural world has been shown to be vital to our well-being. In an attempt to surround ourselves with elements of nature, we create imitations and counterfeits—but to what end? How far do these substitutes go in fulfilling our basic needs? And how do they measure up in contrast to the purity of the natural world?

Oglethorpe Gallery

406 E. Oglethorpe Ave

November 9-14

Opening Reception

November 10, 6-9p

iPhoneography Miami 2012

The First Annual – iPhoneography Miami Exhibition
The exhibition will take place at Artspace Gallery Miami. Twenty five selected images by iPhoneographers will be presented at The First Annual iPhoneography Miami Exhibition on Friday, January 20, 2012.
1. Deadline for submission: December 1, 2011 No Exceptions
Notifications by December 15, 2011.
2. Entry fee: $20 for 3 images
3. Presentation and Sales: All prints will be for sale for $250 including the frame (provided by the gallery).
The prints will be reproduced using our Epson 9900 Professional Printer, printed on archival 100% Rag Cotton Fiber Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper.
Artspace Gallery Miami is partnered with PrintsGicleeShop.Com, the prints will be reproduced within our facility meeting the highest standards possible.
Each print will be framed, matted and mounted with museum archival materials.
4. Commission: If the artist’s print sells the artist will receive 70% commision and the gallery will retain 30% commission.
If the print does not sell, the print will be returned to the artist.
5. Selection Process: There will be four jurists for this show. They will be viewing each image individually without knowing the name of the artist.
Therefore, a blind selection process.
Initial images for jurying can be sent at medium resolution – please keep in mind that if you are selected you will be asked to send the highest resolution image possible.
Each image submitted needs to be identified with artist’s name, and image name or number.

6. Jurors:

Jaime Ferreyros, iPhoneographer/TV Producer
Laurie Escobar, Assistant Director, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami
Aida Tejada, Professional Photographer/Artist
Gerardo Gonzalez-Quevedo, Co-Owner Artspace Gallery Miami/Artist

Once you pay the submission fee, you will be directed to the submission page (no more than three images).
Remember to include artist’s name and title of each image.

iPhoneography Miami 2012 Submission – $20

Photo Group


Bergen Hall, Room 307, 8pm Nov. 1!

Come to talk about photography and chill out with some free pizza!

- Review One Roll Photographer of the Week
+ We're giving away another roll!

- Photogroup Gallery Submission Instructions
-Learn how to submit to our Gallery!

- Photo Elective Round Up:
- Learn about the Electives offered and get recommendations!

- What's it like to Intern for David Lachapelle?
-Chat with a SCAD Student who interned in LA this summer!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Open Call: 31 Women in Art Photography 2012

On July 19, 2012, Humble Arts Foundation, in conjunction with Hasted Kraeutler, will present its third edition of 31 Women in Art Photography at Hasted Kraeutler in Chelsea. We are proud to announce that along with Humble’s curatorial director, Jon Feinstein, Natalia Sacasa, senior director of Luhring Augustine, will co-curate the 2012 edition.

Deadline: Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 11:59 PM, PST

Learn more about 31 Women in Art Photography 2010

Female photographers over the age of 18 are eligible regardless of geographic location, participation in previous exhibitions and/or gallery representation.

Text Submission
Work statement: 300-words or less
Prose bio: 300-words or less
CV: One-page, optional

Image Submission
Image size: 600 pixels wide for horizontal, square and vertical images
Image format: .jpg, sRGB, 72dpi

Image Files
Rename each image with your first and last name, preceded by a number (ex. 1john_doe.jpg, 2john_doe.jpg, etc.)

Submission Fees

$49 for up to eight images (from one series only)
$65 for unlimited images (for multiple projects)

How to Apply
Select the number of images you want to submit.

Click here to submit up to eight images for $49 (from one project only)
Click here to submit unlimited images for $65 (for multiple projects)

Upon paying the submission fee, send the following contents in the body of an email to: 31 {at}

* 300-word or less project statement
(If you are submitting unlimited images from multiple projects, please include a statement for each project)
* 300-words or less prose bio
* PayPal confirmation number (If you are a member, please indicate such)

Once you have compiled all the necessary information in the body of your email, please attach your images and send to 31 {at}


We will not consider incomplete submissions. Submission with CMYK image files, TIFs, or zipped folders will be immediately rejected.

Notification: Friday, December 16, 2011

Note: All participating artists are responsible for the printing, framing, mounting and shipping of their work to and from Hasted Kraeutler as well as insuring it while it is in transit. Hasted Kraeutler will insure the works while they are on display in the gallery.

Please send all inquiries to hello {at}

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