Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Castell Gallery: Call for Entries


We are thrilled to announce the call for entries for our 2012 juried exhibition: Road. Road is a photo competition and exhibition to be judged and curated by W.M. (Bill) Hunt, a well-known collector, curator and consultant based in New York City. Road is meant to include a wide range of photographs from landscape to portraiture, anything that suggests a journey. This is an open call for entries of photo-based works made by artists who feel their work reflects the theme in some way. Mr. Hunt is looking for fresh, fully considered photographs. The resulting exhibition is intended to include at least 30 artists. 
Mr. Hunt feels that the history of photography is full of “road” pictures and that they take many forms. The road can be personal: a psychological or spiritual passage. Or it can be literal. The range is from transcendence to travel. It can take place in your head or in your backyard or in your car. Dorothea Lange’s “The Road West, New Mexico”, 1938, and Robert Frank’s “US 285 New Mexico”, 1955-58, are classic black and white examples of the wide open, empty road. Not to leave people out of this, the earliest photograph of a person is “Boulevard du Temple” taken by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre in 1838 in Paris. As important as its showing a street is the 10 minutes – the length of time - it took to make the exposure. Time can be “the road”.  
Hunt is looking for imaginative responses to the theme. He is the author of “The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious” published last fall by Aperture. In keeping with the gallery’s mission “to exhibit artists who are worthy of appreciation, to show images which will inspire and excite”, he is looking for work that will excite and inspire him. He enjoys new talent. He asks that you amaze and delight him, and that you join us for this “Road Trip”
“Where does this road go? Been livin’ here all my life, it ain’t gone nowhere yet.” (Old joke and lyric to Michelle Shocked’s “Arkansas Traveler)”

The juror for Road will be W.M. (Bill) Hunt. Mr. Hunt is a collector, curator and consultant based in New York City. He is the author of “The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious” published last fall by Aperture, Thames & Hudson in the UK, and as “L’Oeil Invisible” by Actes Sud in France. The monumental book is based on his forty years as a collector, and 500 images from Hunt’s personal collection were also exhibited at the George Eastman House, one of the largest in their history. He is a longtime adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts, and he has been on the boards of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, AIPAD, Photographers + Friends United Against AIDS and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. He has been profiled in The New York Times, PDN, The Art Newspaper and many blogs. As a dealer, he founded the prominent gallery Hasted Hunt after many years as director of photography at Ricco/Maresca gallery.

The Deadline For Submission | September 15th
Notification Of Winning Entries | September 21st by Email
Winning Entries to Arrive at Gallery | September 24th-October 12th
Opening Reception | Friday, October 19th, 6-8 pm
For full details please view the prospectus + entry forms on our web site, all inquiries can be sent to road@castellphotography.com. We are thrilled to offer this exciting exhibition opportunity, we can't wait to see the exciting entries that this will bring! Additional details about the exhibition exciting weekend will be released at a later date. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Travelers- A photography exhibition by Palestinian children

Photography students of The Freedom Theatre - a theatre and cultural centre in Jenin Refugee Camp will be having an exhibition of their photo stories, entitled The Travelers. The stories range from a family’s first trip inside Israel to work about the release of Palestinian prisoners to stories about rites of passage. The Travelers is a collection of photographs by Palestinian students which deal with journeys both epic and commonplace.

Exhibition Presented by Sarah Tuck.

When: Friday, August 3rd, 2012 6-9pm
Where:Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, Georgia

Friday, July 20, 2012

Roundtable Workshop

Roundtable Workshop coming to Santa Fe - only 11 spots available!

Roundtable Workshop:
Refining Your Photographic Project
with David Bram and Jennifer Schwartz

August 25-26
Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe University of Art and Design
From edit, sequence and statement to gallery walls, learn how to take your photography project from conception to launch.  In this two day seminar, David Bram and Jennifer Schwartz will work with participants to achieve the best edit and sequence of their work, write a powerful artist statement, develop a plan for getting exposure, tackle social media, and identify target collectors and galleries.

The workshop fee is $250 and does not include travel or lodging.  The maximum number of participants is 11.  A full, non-refundable payment is required at registration, and participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Email submissions@roundtablereview.net to register.

For more information and the full schedule, go to www.roundtablereview.net/workshopsantafe.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Portfolio Reviews ACP Deadline July 27th.


Added in 2005 at the request of photographers, the ACP Portfolio Review and Walk offers artists the opportunity to meet with highly respected curators, dealers, editors, and agency representatives from across the United States and beyond. The Portfolio Walk (following the review sessions) gives participating photographers the opportunity to present their work to the general public at an evening reception, open to all. To register click HERE. DEAD LINE JULY 27TH.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


We are currently in the process of putting together Musée Magazine No. 4, launching in September 2012. The Theme for this issue is ‘Connections’ and will feature photographs depicting attachments to people, places, and things.

We have also recently revamped our website and encourage students to make photography submissions to our featured ‘Photo of the Week,’ as well. For further information please visit www.museemagazine.com and please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

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