Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tour SCAD MOA with Dean Bliss August 7

Jane Alexander - "Surveys (From The Cape of Good Hope)"

Join three faculty members as they provide gallery tours of three distinctive exhibitions at the SCAD Museum of Art.

Eun Lee, printmaking professor, will discuss the Andy Warhol exhibition,"Cast of Characters," as it relates to her practice as a printmaker. The selections of screenprints in this exhibition are among a number of works donated in 2014 to the SCAD Museum of Art by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York.

SCAD dean of the School of Fine Art Steve Bliss will address his photographic process influenced by "Full Circle," an exhibition of work and inspiration by the late Savannah-based photographer Jack Leigh. Leigh was the creator of  the photograph for the cover of the book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."

Additionally, painting professor Todd Schroeder will examine "Pirate Jenny," an exhibition by painter and writer Carrie Moyer as it relates to his painting practice. Influenced by her background in graphic design, feminism and queer activism, Moyer’s paintings intricately interweave concept, research and experience.

The program is free and open to the public. Museum galleries are open 5-8 p.m.

Make the SCAD Museum of Art your destination for art, cuisine and culture every Thursday evening. This summer we will offer beer, wine, coffee and snacks at TAD café (10 percent discount for members).

Monday, July 21, 2014

Deadline approaching

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Photographers:

We have had a tremendous response to our call for entries for the “INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks.”

We’ve received books from New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, Russia, Germany and all over the United States.  I’m excited to join our esteemed panel of jurors (listed below) in reviewing the books and selecting a group for exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum, on view from August 23-September 28, 2014.  Modeled on Barbara Tannenbaum’s DIY: Photographers and Books at the Cleveland Art Museum, our exhibition will present the books on tables in the gallery space so that visitors can handle and explore the books.

The deadline for submissions is approaching.  Books are due at Phoenix Art Museum by the end of the business day Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Sending a book is an easy three-step process:
1.       Fill out the online form.
2.       Print the email confirmation of the form and put it with your book.
3.       Mail the book to Phoenix Art Museum – please be sure it will arrive in time!

Thank you to those who have already sent books, shared the call for entries on social media, or who have told photographers about his opportunity.  There’s still time to spread the word – the call for entries includes all the details and the link to the online form.

Call for entries:

I welcome questions about the call or the exhibition, and I’m looking forward to introducing the Phoenix Art Museum visitors to the dynamic world of self-published photobooks!

JURY includes:

·         Abigail Nersesian (Librarian, Phoenix Art Museum),
·         Jennifer Barnella (Retail Sales Manager, Phoenix Art Museum)
·         Joshua Chuang (Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography)
·         Mary Virginia Swanson (Co-author, Publish Your Photography Book)
·         Darius Himes (Co-author, Publish Your Photography Book)
·         Larissa Leclair (Founder, Indie Photobook Library)
Becky Senf
Norton Family Curator of Photography
Center for Creative Photography (joint appointment Phoenix Art Museum)

Call for entry

 I am an Auburn University student seeking artwork that addresses themes of injustice, failed community, and social problems large and small.  The works will be included in an exhibition this September at Fieldwork Projects, Auburn University Art Department’s new exhibition space.

          Work in any medium, including creative written responses, performance, and music, in addition to traditional media (painting, drawing, sculpture, photo, film, and video), will be accepted.

          Please see the attached prospectus for further details, and pass the information along to any students or colleagues who would be interested in participating.

Exhibition dates: September 15 – 19, 2014

Thank you,
Chloe Courtney
Biggin Gallery Student Worker

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Join us as we celebrate the opening of
Jack Leigh: Full Circle,
Low Country Photographs, 1972-2004

SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Thursday, July 17
5:30 p.m. | Reception
8 p.m. | Screening of Field of Dreams, one of Jack Leigh's favorite films

The reception and screening are free and open to the public. Wine, beer and other refreshments are available for purchase at TAD café.

About the exhibition
Jack Leigh: Full Circle, Low Country Photographs, 1972-2004 presents a rare, in-depth look into the career of a seminal photographer who devoted much of his life to capturing the traditional and changing landscapes, industries and people of Savannah and the low country. Leigh is perhaps most renowned for Midnight (1993), the photograph commissioned for the cover of John Berendt's novel, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Moving beyond this singular image, Jack Leigh: Full Circle, Low Country Photographs, 1972-2004 presents Leigh's work alongside mid-20th-century artists who inspired him, as well as contemporary artists influenced by his indelible legacy. Featured artists include William Christenberry, Walker Evans, Christine Hall, Marcus Kenney, Helen Levitt, Tobia Makover, Sally Mann, Lisa M. Robinson, Eva Rubinstein, George Tice and more.

The exhibition is on view July 15 through Oct. 2 and is generously supported by Mrs. Robert O. Levitt.

Learn more at

Signature image
Jack Leigh, Nets and Doors, silver gelatin print, 1986.
Photograph courtesy of the Jack Leigh Estate.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Second Shooter Needed for Savannah Wedding

2nd shooter needed for Savannah wedding THIS weekend. For more information, email Atlanta Photography Professor, Sandra Phipps

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