Call for Artists: SDAI 51st International Award Exhibition

The San Diego Art Institute’s “Museum of the Living Artist” is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization that promotes the visual arts.
We are calling artists to submit to our 51st International Award Exhibition.

SDAI is a great institution supporting the arts. It has excellent, modern exhibition facilities.

The exhibition will run from April 16 to May 29, 2011

Juror is Roxana Velásquez, Executive Director – San Diego Museum of Art

Deadline for online submission is January 30, 2011

All media (except crafts/functional art). Total awards $6,750.

Entry Fee: $50/2 and $40/1 – discounts available for SDAI members.

Online submission only at www.sandiego-art.org (prospectus contains all details).
Contact info: Kerstin Robers       admin (at) sandiego-art.org

 

San Deigo Art Institute
SDAI Exhibition Space

 

 

Homage: Contemporary Art in Digital Media ̶ a traveling exhibit

Homage:  Contemporary Art in Digital Media ̶ a traveling exhibit

Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery ̶ July 9 to August 21, 2010

Art Institute of California ̶ September 11 to October 15, 2010

The Digital Art Guild’s current exhibition will engage viewers in a variety of conversations.  The artists have cast their images as an homage — to other artists as ordinarily expected or in this more open discussion to ideas and cultural traditions which shape the way we think and experience the world around us.  What is significant about these images and the vision they engage is an important observation about contemporary art in digital media — that it is reinventing the world we visualize once more.

“As with any new vision, medium or style in art, there is an incentive to restart the conversation. Not necessarily that we arrive at a new type of art, but more to deepen our understanding of who we are, what intrigues us and what this particular artist or artists have to say with their imagery.”  From the introduction to the Homage catalog

The exhibit catalog creates a further dialog by the pairing images. An illustrative counterpoint is the pairing of A Woman’ Awakening by Julie M. Rae and Behind the Veil of Alzheimer’s by Terri Pakula.

Both Rae and Pakula address the impact of disease on our awareness — with Rae, it is the woman’s awareness of breast cancer; with Pakula, the slow deterioration of her father with Alzheimer’s.

Read more about the exhibit at the Digital Art Guild ezine:  www.digitalartguild.com

The opening and public reception for Homage, Contemporary Art in Digital Media, will be from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Saturday, July 10th.  Admission is free to the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, 262 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025.  Hours are 11:00am – 4:00pm – Tuesday through Saturday. For gallery  information at the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, contact Wendy Wilson, Director, 760.480.4101.

The layout for the exhibit spaces is organized by Jim Respess. For more information on the exhibit space, contact Jim at [email protected] or 858-272-1926. The layout for the exhibit catalog is designed by Joe Nalven. For more information on the exhibit catalog, contact Joe at [email protected] or 858-679-1242.

The Homage exhibition catalog can be previewed at Blurb.com at  www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1330985 and can be purchased online.

Artists represented in Homage reside in Arizona, California (San Diego, Los Angeles), Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Australia, China, England and Canada.

The artists participating in Homage are:

Ron Belanger Guy Mayenobe
Charlie Anne Breese Andrew Mercer
Stephen Burns Abigail Migala
Tom Chambers Kerry Mitchell
Sergio Davila Joe Nalven
John Engen James Niles
Max  Eternity Terri Pakula
Joan Everds Julie Rae
Janine Free Harvey Reed
Scott Graham James Respess
Joyce Harris Mayer Jill Rowe
Valerie Henderson Bob Snell
Deborrah Henry Renata Spiazzi
Phil Herwegh Helga E. Stark
JD Jarvis Raymond St Arnaud
Vladimir Konečni Michael Sussna
Marc Krutiak Eric Swenson
Kat Larsen Walt Thomas
Dana Levine Pasha Turley
Liz Lopes John Valois
Ernest Llynn Lotecka Mary Waring
Eileen Mandell Michael Wright
Judy Mandolf Lee Zasloff
Fred Marinello Kim Zuill
Kaz Maslanka

For information about the Homage exhibit, contact:

Joe Nalven            [email protected]

or

Jim Respess            [email protected]

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Photography Exhibitions Review, Part 3

In this article I offer my review of some of the exhibitions. As all such reviews are, these are my personal response to the exhibitions I saw. I did not set out to see all the exhibitions. Along the way I stumbled across some other exhibitions that either were not in the program or that I hadn’t intended to see.

In this article I look at some exhibitions in Creswick and then move on to the Alternative Fringe exhibitions in Trentham and Tylden. Continue reading “Ballarat International Foto Biennale Photography Exhibitions Review, Part 3”

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Photography Exhibitions Review, Part 2

In this article series I offer my review of some of the exhibitions. As all such reviews are, these are my personal response to the exhibitions I saw. I did not set out to see all the exhibitions. Rather I went through the exhibition program and chose ones in Ballarat and Creswick that appealed to me. Along the way I stumbled across some other exhibitions that either were not in the program or that I hadn’t intended to see.

Part 2 looks at some more Ballarat exhibitions. Continue reading “Ballarat International Foto Biennale Photography Exhibitions Review, Part 2”

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Photography Exhibitions Review, Part 1

The Ballarat Foto Biennale is a month long festival of photography that is run every second year. Last time it was the Daylesford Foto Biennale (DFB) but the City of Ballarat came on board for this one and, hopefully, into the future. The BFB consists of an extensive number of exhibitions, comprising a core and a fringe collection, as well as a workshop series. Continue reading “Ballarat International Foto Biennale Photography Exhibitions Review, Part 1”

Canon brings the latest World Press Photo Exhibition to Australia

The world’s most prestigious photojournalism exhibition returns to Australia for the tenth year

Canon Australia is delighted to announce the winners of the esteemed World Press Photo contest. Australians will get to see this international exhibition celebrating professional press photography when it opens at the State Library of NSW in Sydney on Saturday 9 May. Continue reading “Canon brings the latest World Press Photo Exhibition to Australia”

HP Designjet Z3200 & Photographer Martin Parr

This new printer has been chosen by world-renowned photographer, Martin Parr, a member of the prestigious Magnum Photos agency, to output prints for his exhibition held at the Niagara Gallery in Richmond in Melbourne in November.
HP has had a relationship with Magnum Photos in place since 2005. MartinParr has been a Magnum photographer since 1994. He is known for his social commentary photography, using unusual perspectives and strong colour to force the viewer to confront what we often pass by.

“Martin Parr’s exhibition at Niagara Gallery is part of his At the Races collection.  He will be in Melbourne to shoot the Melbourne Cup and images from this event will be printed out the next day at the Gallery and hung as part of the exhibition which opens on November 7,” explained Jeremy Brew, Market Development Manager, HP Designjet, South Pacific.  “The rigourous standards for image quality and colour consistency that professional photographers like Martin demand are clearly met by this new addition to the HP Designjet Z series.”  Exhibition prints are output on HP Professional Satin photographic paper.

Photography by Martin Parr
SOUTH AFRICA. Durban. July Races. 2005.
(C)Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

The exhibition at Niagara Gallery was impressive. Comprising a huge collection of large images printed on the Z3100 and the new Z3200, the exhibition comprised work shot in the prior few days at the Melbourne Cup. The Z3200 printers were certainly striking, with strong, saturated colour and excellent extended reds. The exhibition certainly made a huge impact.

Photography by Martin Parr
GB. ENGLAND. Ascot. 2003.
(C)Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

While Magnum is a stock image agency, among other things, Martin never shoots with stock in mind. He shoots what moves him and relies on the fact that, over time, his images will be in demand.

HP & Magnum Photos
In 2005 Magnum Photos and HP entered a unique partnership. The cooperation between these creative and technological entities was the outgrowth of previous collaborative efforts and allowed Magnum photographers to benefit from HP printers and technology while providing HP with invaluable feedback from their experience as high-end users.

HP Z3200 printer

After three years of fruitful, rewarding cooperation, both parties have decided to continue their collaboration and HP’s sponsorship of the Martin Parr Exhibition, Luxury, at the Niagara Gallery reflects this ongoing relationship.

More information about the HP Designjet Z3200 is available at www.hp.com/go/GSBfall08.

Photography by Martin Parr
G.B. ENGLAND. Epson. The Derby. 2004.
(C)Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Photography by Martin Parr
SOUTH AFRICA. Durban. July Races. 2005.
(C)Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Photography by Martin Parr
SOUTH AFRICA. Durban. July races. 2005.
(C)Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Photography by Martin Parr
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Dubai. 2007.
(C)Martin Parr / Magnum Photos