Saturday, October 31, 2015

Alternative Cameras: Pinholes to Plastic

Call for Entries  
Juror: Susan Burnstine

Submissions close on
Monday, November 9, 2015
Gallery exhibition: Dec. 23, 2015 to Jan. 15, 2016
Alternative Cameras is about images made with any plastic, toy, pinhole or homemade camera, plastic lens on a traditional modern camera, Lensbaby, camera obscura - just about any non-traditional camera or lens, film or digital. For this exhibition, images from unadulterated iPhones are excluded.
Susan Burnstine, whose work is created entirely in-camera with homemade cameras, has agreed to jury Alternative Cameras, and we could not be more pleased. Susan will select 35 photographs for exhibition in our Middlebury, Vermont gallery, and an addition 40 for exhibition in our Online Gallery. All 75 will be reproduced in the exhibition catalog.
About the Juror
Susan Burnstine is an award-winning fine art and commercial photographer originally from Chicago, now based in Los Angeles. Susan is represented in galleries across the world, widely published throughout the globe, teaches workshops internationally and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black and White Photography Magazine (UK).
Burnstine is one of the few photographers today avidly pursuing alternative processes to create an idiosyncratic and deeply personal visual landscape. Initially, she sought to find a way to portray her dream-like visions entirely in-camera, rather than with post-processing digital manipulations. To achieve this, she has created twenty-three handmade film cameras and lenses that are frequently unpredictable and technically challenging. The cameras are primarily made out of plastic, vintage camera parts, and random household objects, with single-element lenses molded from plastic and rubber. Learning to overcome their extensive optical limitations required Burnstine to rely  on instinct and intuition -- the same tools that are key when attempting to interpret dreams.
More information and submit images

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Have your work displayed on emerging online gallery Stories to Art

Stories to Art, an online gallery set to launch in early 2016, aims to link art and storytelling like never before. Collectors will have the opportunity to select exclusive pieces of art or commission original art inspired by their stories. These unique works of art allow professional artists to express themselves and art lovers to see their stories and memories come to life.
Stories to Art is seeking artists of all kinds to submit work inspired by their story prompts. Applicants may use any media in their submission, including visual art, poetry and song.
A panel of creative professionals will choose hundreds of entries to exhibit on They will also choose 12 finalists to win cash prizes. Artists featured in the gallery keep 60 percent of their sales, and 5 percent of profits are donated to arts education.
 Entry deadline is Jan. 1, 2016. For more details, visit the competition website.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Field Trip Last Friday

Photography majors, Tajh Bergeron and Hannah Nutt

Rebecca Nolan's Large Format Technique class went on a field trip to the Georgia State Railroad Museum Roundhouse Savannah with the 8x10 Deardorff cameras. Historic cameras to shoot Savannah's historic sites.

Fabulous Fridays

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Movie Frame by Frame

Frame by Frame
Performance Date: 10/30/2015, 8:45 am
Lucas Theater Tickets

Frame by Frame follows Afghan photojournalists navigating a young and dangerous media landscape to tell true stories of their home country. Pitted against powerful warlords, uncertainty as foreign troops and media withdraws, and the looming threat of civil war, four local photographers must overcome these obstacles -- and their own flaws -- to use photography as voice, identity and hope.

Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, Frame by Frame disrupts a common fear-driven, downtrodden narrative of Afghanistan. Through cinema verité, intimate interviews, and powerful photojournalism, Frame by Frame connects an audience with four human beings in the pursuit of truth. As we explore a beautiful yet uncertain landscape through the photojournalists’ eyes, we face the question: can we reclaim our identity after it's been stripped away?

Writing professor James Lough reads from his latest anthology

Celebrate the musings of celebrated authors with professor James Lough

Join SCAD writing professor James Lough for the release of his latest book, “Short Flights: Thirty Two Modern Writers Share Aphorisms of Insight, Inspiration, and Wit.” This unique anthology combines the concise, wise and sometimes humorous aphorisms of modern writers spanning a variety of genres.
After the reading, enjoy a Q-and-A session and book signing with Lough, co-editor Alex Stein and writer Eric Nelson.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Aldine Armstead at

SCAD Museum of Art
Savannah, GA
601 Turner Blvd.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Darkroom Fun

Sepia app... Schmepia app... we are the real deal. SCAD photography darkroom technique class

2015 Internship Panel Discussion

Join in and learn from experience. Meet in the Bergen Studio, room 308.  Wednesday, October 28th at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015




Hi… My name is Jim Richards. I am pleased to offer SCAD students and professors complete custom picture framing services at discounted prices.  I can mat and frame your classroom assignments or final projects, as well as help you prepare for exhibits or gallery showings.   Located in historic Savannah, I am a convenient distance from most SCAD buildings and dormitories.

My professional background includes working for the SCAD Museum of Art as the Assistant Collections Manager, where I was in charge of overseeing all framing projects.  I personally matted and hinged many prints and photographs in the museum collection using archival techniques.

I am originally from Connecticut, where I owned and operated an Art Gallery and Custom Picture Framing business for over thirty years.

I currently operate my Photography/Picture Framing business in my studio, conveniently located at 415 East Huntingdon St., four blocks East of Forsyth Park. Free, on-street parking is available. 

Please call or text for more information, pricing or an appointment.

Thanks for considering me for your framing needs. I look forward to meeting you!

Photo Retouching & Restoration

415 East Huntingdon St Savannah, GA 31401

912 224 7668

Opening Reception for Missing Voices: Field Notes and Photographs from Sapelo Island

Dylan Wilson (M.F.A. photography, Savannah, Georgia)
M.F.A. photography student Dylan Wilson presents his thesis show, Missing Voices: Field Notes and Photographs from Sapelo Island, Oct. 23-26, 2015 at Oglethorpe Gallery, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, Georgia. The opening reception is Friday, Oct. 23 from 6-9 p.m.  Wilson writes, "Missing Voices: Field Notes and Photographs from Sapelo Island is comprised of mixed media pieces, video, and audio. The intent is to present information about the marginalized descendants of slaves who have lived on Sapelo Island since the early 19th century, to reflect on historical blank spots, and to question the limits of documentary photography. This multimedia installation expands the definition of the document and presents underrepresented narratives of coastal Georgia's history."

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Out Of Habit: An M.F.A. Thesis

Photos by Kristen McNevins (M.F.A. photography, Tolland, Connecticut)
Mark your calendars for the opening reception of M.F.A. photography student Kristen McNevins' thesis exhibition, Out Of Habit, from 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2015 at Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St., Savannah, Georgia. McNevins states, "Out of Habit is a trace of an intuitive and phenomenological response to one's own immediate surroundings and is intended to break the habit of seeing. Confronted with images that speak in a fluid, poetic language, the viewer is encouraged to empathize, and consider the aesthetic and emotional value of the subtle details encountered in the everyday."    

Winter Electives

Exciting Electives to look into Winter 2016

PHOT 306 Photographic Imaging for the Web, Students are afforded the opportunity to communicate through the medium of photographs on the Web and obtain skills that have proven productive in the marketplace. Emphasis is placed on acquiring Web design proficiency through appropriate use of software and image editing tools. Image formatting possibilities are investigated, along with aesthetic/functional aspects of site navigation, design, sequence and consistency. Prerequisite(s): CMPA 100. MW 11-1:30 Bergen Hall 101 questions contact

PHOT 314 Controlled Lighting II, This elective photography lighting class will build on the basics introduced in Controlled Lighting I. An emphasis will be placed on advanced lighting controls as they apply to on-location and studio environments. Students will expand their skills with pro camera systems, industry standard capture software and post-production workflows. Exercises that explore techniques for using mixed light sources, portable studio equipment and available light will complement the creation of a final portfolio that will demonstrate the student's ability to control and manipulate light to achieve professional results. Students will gain professional skills from being exposed to advanced camera systems and industry standard capture software.
 Students will gain hands on professional post-production skills as they are applied in the work place.
 Students will create a cohesive portfolio that reflects the student's ability to control light in a professional manner. Students will maintain a cohesive portfolio reflecting a personal aesthetic and a technical competence with controlled lighting.
MW 2-4:30 Bergen Hall 308 Questions contact

PHOT 403 Professional Practices for Fine Art Photography, Providing students with a comprehensive introduction to accepted practices in the marketing of fine art photography, this course takes a multifaceted approach to professional art business concerns. Course topics include how to approach galleries, portfolio-reviewing events, legal considerations, collectors, museum practices, portfolio preparation and self-promotion. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 219. This course may be substituted for PHOT 400 Business Practices or used as an elective.                                    MW 2-4:30 Bergen Hall 206     Questions contact

Important topics covered throughout the quarter; juried shows, larger competitions, prizes/award nominations, exhibiting, commercial galleries/gallery representation, artist representation, the non-profit/community space, artist and residencies, copyright, publish a book, self-publishing, the curator, museum work, framing/exhibition materials. biennials, art fairs, portfolio review events, conferences, organizations, the workshop community, the arts and academia. Throughout the quarter the topics of how to present your work as an artist and outlets for getting your work on the art market are discussed. Venues for documentary photographers are covered. All aspects of presenting your work to the public outside of commercial job venues are presented. The Art Fair, the gallery relationship, working with curators, exhibition opportunities, building your artist resume, attending graduate school and many other topics surrounding being successful as a photographic artist.

PHOT 405 The Photographic Book, In this course, each student photographs a specific subject. The resulting images are edited and sequenced to create a hand-constructed book. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 220, PHOT 240. TR 11-1:30 Bergen Hall 206 questions

PHOT 410 Advertising Photography I This studio course focuses on advertising photography, introducing students to a career-relevant, specialized marketplace. Participants research different genres of advertising and then create solutions to image-driven assignments, working with a variety of lighting/camera set-ups. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 214. TR 2-4:30 Bergen Hall 308 questions

PHOT 426 Photography and New Media This explorative course covers contemporary art practice in photography and related media including intersections of video, performance, sound, text and sculpture. Interactive software is explored and contemporary equipment, such as laser cutters and 3D printers, allow unique possibilities for production, exhibition and distribution of creative photographs. Presented information on the history of the media, formal and conceptual strategies engage students in critical thinking about this brave new realm. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 319. TR 11-1:30 Bergen Hall 208 questions

International Photography Award


Be awarded the coveted Lucie statue, receive global exposure and $22,500 in cash prizes. Submit your work today!
International Photography Awards 2015 Competition Winners Announced!

Coming Events: Lucie Technical Awards, Winners meet Jury, Best of Show Exhibition, Lucie Awards Gala

Submit your images for IPA 2016!

Monday, October 19, 2015


DEADLINE December 2nd, 2015 23:59 EST
This exhibition's juror will privately critique up to 1 images. Juror: Aline Smithson

In this age of the ubiquitous throwaway selfie it's an even greater and more worthwhile challenge to create a self portrait that expresses one's uniqueness and individuality. And that's the challenge we're putting forth for this exhibition: to present an image that defines an aspect of your true essence. 

The Luminous Landscape Grant

The Luminous Landscape Grant

Submission Deadline 2015-12-31 EDT
This grant, sponsored by The Luminous Landscape, is intended specifically for landscape photographers. Its value is $5,000 and is awarded twice annually.

It may be used to complete a body of work, publish a monograph, book or portfolio. It may also be used to support travel to a specific location for a specific purpose.

This grant is awarded semi-annualy.

The M. Reichmann Grant

The M. Reichmann Grant

Submission Deadline 2015-12-31 EDT
This grant, sponsored by this site's founder, Michael Reichmann, is valued at $5,000 and is awarded twice annually.

It is intended for photographers of all ages who are moving to the next level in their art and craft. Any type of photographic pursuit is permitted.

The grant's purpose is to finance a new project which will further the photographer's skills and experience. A monograph, portfolio or exhibit should be the intended outcome.

This grant is awarded semi-annually.

The Emerging Young Photographer Grant

This grant is sponsored by a retired architect and urban planner. The grant of $5,000, awarded semi-annually, is intended to encourage emerging photographers between the ages of 18 and 30 with an interest in documenting their community, environment and circumstances or factors affecting their lives.
Applicants are limited to residents of the United States. Important in the judges’ consideration will be the applicant’s demonstrated interest in photography as an expression of their circumstances and the ability to communicate their interpretation of the conditions affecting their lives, using the art of photography as an instrument of social change.
This grant may be used for purposes of documenting their work by publishing a monograph, book or portfolio.

Alternative Cameras: Pinholes to Plastic

Juror: Susan Burnstine
Deadline for submissions: November 9, 2015
Exhibition prints deadline: December 12, 2015
Gallery exhibition: December 22, 2015 through January 15, 2016
Alternative Cameras is about images made with any plastic, pinhole or homemade camera, plastic lens on a traditional modern camera, Lensbaby, camera obscura — just about any non-traditional camera or lens, film or digital. For this exhibition, images from unadulterated iPhones are excluded.

Susan Burnstine, whose work is created entirely in-camera with home-made cameras, has agreed to jury Alternative Cameras, and we could not be more pleased. Susan will select 35 photographs for exhibition in our Middlebury, Vermont gallery, and an addition 40 for exhibition in our Online Gallery. All 75 will be reproduced in the exhibition catalog.

Container Artist Residency 01

Container Artist Residency 01

Open call 

Container Artist Residency and ZIM Integrated Shipping Services are pleased to launch CONTAINER ARTIST RESIDENCY 01, the inaugural edition of a unique artist-in-residence program onboard commercial cargo ships. The residency invites visual artists from around the world to produce artworks while voyaging into the heart of international commerce. Kicking off with an open call for artists in October 2015 and the hosting of artist residencies at sea in early 2016, the project culminates in seven international exhibitions from June–December 2016. Working at the dynamic intersection of industry and culture, CONTAINER ARTIST RESIDENCY 01 seeks to forge new connections between individual practices and vast global networks. 

The selected artists are offered accommodations and studio space on board ZIM’s container ships for up to three weeks. Hosted as a resident alongside the operating crew, each artist works and stays in a modest private cabin. Given that Internet access on the ships is extremely limited, the residency presents an opportunity for solitary thinking and working while traveling internationally.
Each resident artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium, return travel allowance, and a stipend of up to $5,000 for equipment, materials, and production. The artists are expected to explore their practice within this exceptional environment, with the aim of producing artworks that will be shown in a traveling exhibition. The exhibition will open in June 2016 in Tel Aviv, Israel, and will subsequently be presented in six additional cities around the world.


Friday, October 16, 2015

Open Studio

Join SCAD Savannah painting students for Open Studio night

 Tour our studio spaces and examine the artwork of talented SCAD students during Open Studio night.

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
5-7 p.m.
Alexander Hall
668 Indian St.

Celebrate the work of talented graduate and undergraduate painting students, alumni and faculty while enjoying live music and refreshments.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the calendar entry or email Alex Forby at

Thursday, October 15, 2015


Jacob Lawrence, “New York in Transit I,” 1998, silkscreen, edition of 50 with 5 AP, © 2015 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Jacob Lawrence Symposium
Thursday, October 15, 2015
 9:45 a.m.
Laurie Ann Farrell
Executive Director of SCAD Museums and Exhibitions
10 a.m.
Dr. Walter O. Evans
SCAD Board of Visitors Member and President, Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation
10:15–11:15 a.m.
Memory and Remembrance: Working with Jacob Lawrence
Michelle Dubois, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Winston Art Group
1–2 p.m.
Blue in Green: Jacob Lawrence and Viridian
Richard Powell, Ph.D.
John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History and Dean of Humanities, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University
2:15–3:15 p.m.
Let the Record Show: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence
Sandra Jackson-Dumont
Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
3:30–4:30 p.m.
Jacob Lawrence’s Artistic Legacy: Artists Speak
Steven Nelson, Ph.D. (MODERATOR)
Director of the African Studies Center and Professor of African and African American Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles
Derrick Adams, Artist
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Artist
Meleko Mokgosi, Artist
Barbara Earl Thomas, Artist
5–7 p.m.
Opening Reception: History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence
Daily admission to the museum is free for all SCAD students, faculty, staff and museum members. Symposium discussions are open to the public with the cost of museum admission.

Mark Dorf Exhibition at Postmasters

Visit to read a great review of Mark Dorf's (B. F. A. photography) current show at Postmasters in New York.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

win a lighting set-up worth $5000

Back-to-School is an exciting time of year for students and educators alike.  To celebrate, Profoto EDU wants to give students the opportunity to win a lighting set-up worth $5000. This gives one lucky student a head start in owning gear that many professional photographers use. As a thank you for helping to spread the word about this, if your student wins, YOU WIN $5000 in Profoto equipment too.


Call for Entry Deadline Oct 16

Port City Review Call for Entry
Submissions are open year-round on a rolling basis, though the deadline for consideration in the 2016 issue is Oct. 16, 2015.

There are several categories below from which to choose; please choose the correct category for the type of work you want to submit.

Visual submissions should be CMYK, 300 DPI or higher, and saved as preferably TIFF files, although JPG/JPEG and PNG files are also accepted.

Written submission submissions should be saved as Doc or DocX files. There is no word limit on submissions, but submissions may be edited for length for publication in the printed journal.

For audio submissions, MP3 and WAV files are accepted, and there is no time limit. For video and animation submissions, MOV, MP4 and AVI files are accepted, and there is no time limit.

Certain works deemed pornographic, violent or otherwise unacceptable for publication, may not be considered by the jury.

GALLERY SHOW: All pieces selected for publication are eligible for display a winter gallery show. Students may sell their works at this exhibition. If accepted into the journal, please submit your framed piece before Friday, November 19, 2015. Our office is located in D at the Hive, behind the computer lab.

For further information or if you have any questions, email

PDN's Top 30 Emerging Photographers Panel

Wednesday, October 14, 5pm SCAD MOA
PDN's Top Emerging Photographers Panel

Exciting addition to the panel PHILIP MONTGOMERY

© Philip Montgomery

SCAD Museum of Art

     Exhibition: 'History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence'

Jacob Lawrence, "New York in Transit I," 1998, silkscreen, edition of 50 with 5 AP, © 2015 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society, New York.

The SCAD Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, presents "History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence." This exhibition explores three major themes of Lawrence's larger oeuvre and specifically focuses on his graphic work. Lawrence's recording and recollection of African American and larger African diasporic histories are featured, as well as his vivid observations of the dynamic city life in his native Harlem, New York City.

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015-Monday, Jan. 25, 2016
SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, Georgia

Daily admission to the museum is free for SCAD students, faculty and staff with a SCAD Card and museum members.

Discover Jacob Lawrence
A scholarly daylong symposium centered on the influence, scope and cultural impact of Lawrence's life's work will take place Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, from 9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the SCAD Museum of Art theater.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Deadline Approaching

DEADLINE: October 15, 2015 @ 11:59 PM EST

All SPE student members are eligible to apply for a scholarship to offset the cost of attending SPE's 2016 national conference. Ten awards are offered based on merits of submitted portfolios and include a $550 travel stipend to attend the national conference, a 2016 national conference fee waiver, and a one-year membership to SPE.

Applicants must be current, matriculated undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at a post-secondary institution majoring/concentrating in photography and not graduating before the end of the academic year 2015-2016.
Applicants must be student members of SPE or become members before submitting their scholarship applications. Visit to join or renew your membership.
Applicants are not eligible to receive scholarship awards for two consecutive years.

This year's jurors are SPE national board members serving on the Awards and Recognition Committee: Bill Gaskins (Chair), Sonseree´ Gibson, Mark Malloy, and Arno Rafael Minkkinen.


Submit online via There is a $10 fee for submitting a portfolio. If you need technical support, please contact

A cohesive body of work with no more than FIVE images. Images around 1280 x 1280 px @ 72 ppi are ideal for good image quality and fast upload.
A clear and concise introductory statement that details the conceptual, technical, and aesthetic concerns, issues, influences or questions that your work explores (350 words maximum, approx. 2,100 characters).
A statement addressing how attendance at the conference will benefit you, as well as an overview of prior involvement with SPE or other arts organizations.
A brief resume, including name, address, phone number, email address and current institutional affiliation, and educational and professional experience.
Contact information for a current photography professor (include name, title, email, and phone number).
Applications that do not fulfill all requirements may be eliminated from the competition. Click here to view the official call for entries.

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2015, at 11:59 PM EST.

Direct inquiries to the SPE national office at

Please visit for additional conference information.

SCAD Small Works 2015 Call for work

SCAD invites SCAD students, alumni, professors and staff to submit entries for the annual "Small Works" juried exhibition on view at SCAD's Gutstein Gallery from November 16, 2015 through January 9, 2016. The submission deadline is midnight on October 18, 2015. Visit for requirements.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

PDN's Top 30 Emerging Photographers Panel

Wednesday, October 14, 5pm SCAD MOA Theater

Photographers selected for PDN’s 30 2015: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch will share the most valuable lessons they learned as they launched their careers, and explain how they received recognition and support. They will discuss successful strategies for building a supportive network, gaining exposure, honing their artistic voices, getting practical help on business issues, and the challenges of starting a photography career in a competitive market. This panel will be moderated by Holly Stuart Hughes, editor, Photo District News. The panel is made up of Top 30 2015 Winners Jonno Rattman, Josh Wool and the Bloomsberg Businessweek Picture Editor, Diana Suryakusuma.
© Jonno Rattman

© Josh Wool

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

2015 Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture

2015 Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture

TOMORROW! Thursday, October 8 | 6pm
Jepson Center

Telfair Museums’ Friends of African American Arts is pleased to announce the 2015 Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture by eminent photography scholar and artist Dr. Deborah Willis. The lecture will connect to the exhibition Mickalene Thomas at Giverny, and will focus on the work of Thomas and other contemporary artists restaging historical art scenes.

Deborah Willis, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a noted photographer, author, curator, and scholar. Dr. Willis was a 2014 Cohen Fellow at Harvard University, a 2005 Guggenheim Fellow and Fletcher Fellow, and a 2000 MacArthur Foundation Fellow. She received an NAACP Image Award in 2010 for her book with Emily Bernard, Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs, and again in 2014 for her book with Barbara Krauthamer, Envisioning Emancipation. Her numerous and influential books on African American photographic history also include Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present and Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present.

Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. A reception will follow the lecture, hosted by Telfair's Friends of African American Arts.

SCAD MOA Thursday, Oct 8

In Conversation with Dakota Jackson
Oct. 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Join a public dialogue between celebrated designer Dakota Jackson and Storm Janse van Rensburg, SCAD head curator of exhibitions. The event celebrates the opening of Jackson’s first retrospective exhibition, “The Making of Dakota Jackson,” at the SCAD Museum of Art. The evening provides a unique opportunity to learn about Jackson’s career through anecdotes and his insights into the relevance of design in contemporary times.

Free for museum members and SCAD students, faculty and staff with a SCAD Card.

Dakota Jackson, "Ke-Zu Chaise," designed 1988; manufactured 1989, laminated wood, steel and leather. Courtesy of Dakota Jackson.
Join us for a reception celebrating "The Making of Dakota Jackson," the first major museum exhibition and retrospective of furniture designer Dakota Jackson. The exhibition explores the life and career of the visionary American designer and includes iconic works from his oeuvre, taking viewers from his first New York City design studio established in 1974 to the present.

Jackson's trajectory as a leading furniture designer began in the bohemian art scene of the late 1960s and '70s in downtown New York. He entered the creative sphere as a professional magician, a family trade he learned from his father. From there, his collaborations as a dancer and performer led to an interest in making furniture. One of his early commissions came from Yoko Ono in 1974: a desk as a gift to her husband, John Lennon, for his 34th birthday. Jackson was asked by Ono to create some of the unique features of the desk — an intricate piece of furniture drawing on the designer's fascination with illusion — such as the hidden compartments similar to those of an old Japanese magic box.

As Jackson expanded his practice, his focus shifted toward creating sleeker, more industrial-inspired objects. The series "Deadly Weapons" includes furniture designed and produced as one-of-a-kind works that could be described as functional sculptures. In the late 1970s, he moved his design practice into larger facilities and began using production line manufacturing, increasing the number and reach of his furniture pieces. His seminal pieces epitomizing this philosophy, "Vik-ter Chair" (1991) and "Library Chair" (1991), are included in the exhibition.

Music, movement and choreography remain important aspects of Jackson's design work. His longtime collaborations with Steinway & Sons led to the commission of two limited-edition pianos and the "TriCentennial Commemorative Piano I" (2000) also featured in the exhibition. Various photographic records, drawings and archival material included in the show will provide in-depth insight into Jackson's process, design philosophy and creative influences.

In 2013 SCAD recognized Jackson for his contribution to the American design lexicon through an invitation to be the university's honorary chair of furniture design. SCAD head curator of exhibitions Storm Janse van Rensburg states that "the multiple unique influences that shape Jackson's work have given form to objects that meld the artisanal with the conceptual, whilst remaining true to principles of exquisite design and practicality. The exhibition provides an opportunity to SCAD Museum of Art visitors and SCAD students to engage with the practice of a leading contemporary American designer whose oeuvre is rooted in existential questions of our time."

Opening Receptions from 6:30-8:30
Manjunath Kamath, "Second Hand Car Goes to Heaven,” 2009, automotive paint on fiberglass, variable size. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India.
Reception for Manjunath Kamath exhibition: 'As Far as I Know'
Join us for a reception celebrating, “As Far as I Know,” the first museum exhibition in the U.S. by Manjunath Kamath. Based in New Delhi, India, Kamath subversively brings traditional idioms into the contemporary realm with a satirical, self-deprecating wit. Partly derived from miniature painting and other narrative forms and traditions, his work ironically layers personal stories and memories with political and religious references.

Kamath packs fantastical details in his visually arresting compositions, where the borders between the ordinary and the extraordinary, fantasy and lived experience are blurred. He also comments on mass consumer culture with his installation titled, “Second Hand Car Goes to Heaven,” and draws viewers into his idiosyncratic world with large-scale paintings and a series of miniature watercolors.

Shin il Kim, “Active Anesthesia — The Full of Square,” 2007. Video projector, DVD player, rear projection screen, aluminum structure. 60 minutes, looping. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Simon in Seoul.

John us for a reception celebrating “Active Anesthesia,” an exhibition featuring three seminal works by Seoul-based conceptual artist Shin il Kim.

Through an experimental approach using drawing, sculpture, video and sound, Kim creates sculptural installations that alter meaning through a shift in perception. In doing so, the artist seeks to shake viewers out of a passive, anesthetized state into one that inspires active engagement with their surroundings. Kim explains, “Sometimes ordinary acts of everyday life can acquire a different meaning through a new perception or relationship. This is what my works try to capture.” An example of this transformation may be seen in the sculptural light installation, “Active Anesthesia.” Commonplace American television commercials are projected onto one surface of the piece, while the light from the television is transformed via the aluminum grid into an interplay of abstracted light on the other side of the installation. Kim brilliantly converts the mundane “anesthetized” images of television into a dynamic, minimalist composition of light and movement.

The light installation, “Temporal Continuum Intuitively Known Élan vital Operates Emptiness,” which is Kim’s musing on the limitations of language to refer to things and emotions, can also be seen in the exhibition with the video “Persistency.”

Shin il Kim was honored last year with the Korea Artist Prize 2014 and an exhibition at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Gwacheon, Korea. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with SCAD.

Photography Offered in Lacoste Spring, Summer, Fall 2016

Study Photography in Lacoste this spring with Tom Fischer,
For more information contact study in Lacoste.
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Scad Museum of Art Tonight (Wednesday)

Sue Williamson, "Other Voices, Other Cities: No Time to Stroll, Hong Kong,” ink on paper, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, South Africa

Look Again lecture: ‘Making Voices Heard’ by Sue Williamson
Oct. 7, 5:30-7 p.m.
Artist Sue Williamson will give a lecture on her practice, sharing backstories to works that led to her series “Other Voices, Other Cities” on view at the SCAD Museum of Art Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, through Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Williamson will share images of the antecedents of the work, which range from 1980s graffiti during the South African apartheid years; the protest writing on the walls of Manley Villa in District Six, Cape Town, in the series “From the Inside;” the collaborative wall-painting project of Egyptian fishermen’s homes in “What About El Max?” and a series of works produced in Havana, Cuba.

Williamson is an artist based in Cape Town, South Africa, whose work has engaged with social issues since the days of apartheid in the 1980s. Through her installations, videos and photographs, she has often brought the voices of those who would otherwise have gone unrecorded into public notice, thus highlighting issues, including state-ordered demolitions, the AIDS pandemic and xenophobia.

Williamson invited residents from different cities around the world, including SCAD Hong Kong students, to spell out what it meant to them to live in their particular city as part of the “Other Voices, Other Cities” exhibition at the SCAD Museum of Art.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lecture by Deborah Willis

Free and Open to the Public
Jepson Center, Thursday October 8, 6pm
Telfair Museums' Friends of the African American Arts 
Welcomes Deborah Willis
Deborah Willis, Ph.D., is chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Professor Willis and has an affiliated appointment as University Professor with the College of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies also at NYU. Professor Willis has been the recipient of Guggenheim, Fletcher, and MacArthur fellowships, the Infinity Award in Writing from the International Center for Photography, and recipient of the Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation Award. Named one of the "100 Most Important People in Photography" by American Photography magazine she is one of the nation's leading historians of African American photography and curators of African American culture. Willis's books include Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery, with Barbara Krauthamer, Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present, and many others.

Her newest book, Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty was released by the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington Press, and a co-authored project, Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery, was released by Temple University Press. Among her other notable projects are Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers - 1840 to the Present, A Small Nation of People: W.E.B. DuBois and African American Portraits of Progress, The Black Female Body in Photography, Let Your Motto be Resistance, and Obama: the Historic Campaign in Photographs. This fall, Dr. Willis curated the traveling exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture, which was based on her book Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890's to the Present and has been on tour in the United States for four years. Michelle Obama, The First Lady in Photographs received the 2010 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work Biography/Autobiography. Professor Willis lives in New York.

36th Annual College & High School Photography Contest

WINNING PHOTOS will be published in the May 2016 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and exhibited at Brooks Institute. - See more at:
WINNING PHOTOS will be published in the May 2016 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and exhibited at Brooks Institute. - See more at:

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WINNING PHOTOS will be published in the May 2016 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and exhibited at Brooks Institute. - See more at:

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