Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop's Juried Photography Exhibition

Entry Deadline: August 3, 2007
Opening Reception: September 8, 2007, 5-7 pm
Exhibit Dates: September 8-28, 2007

All photographic works are welcome, conventional and unconventional processes, techniques, aesthetics, approaches, subjects, material or digital works, video, photo installations. The judge for the show is Bruce McKaig, artist, instructor, and Chair of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop's Photography Department.

Interested artists may submit up to five images via slides or a CD (jpeg format) to the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop by mail or in person at 545 7th Street, SE; Washington, DC 20003. Images must be labeled with artist's name and title. Please include a self addressed stamped envelope for the return of materials. Submissions must be received by Friday, August 3, 2007 and selected artists will be notified by Wednesday, August 15, 2007. There is a $25 entry fee per artist to CHAW for up to three images and $5 per additional image up to five total. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. For more information, visit or call (202) 547-6839 or visit www.chaw.org.

Friday, July 13, 2007

The lovely and amazing Elizabeth Opalenik has found enough time between teaching workshops and riding elephants in Thailand to publish a new book of her wonderful photographs. More details and ordering information can be found here.

Wall Mountables 2007 at DCAC
Here's a great opportunity for you to exhibit your work at the District of Columbia Arts Center. I encourage everyone to participate in this non-juried event..but remember, it's first come, first served, so get there early if you want a good spot. Visit this link for all the details.

Friday, June 29, 2007

One of my favorite photographers, Jim Steele, is leading a photography workshop to the High Sierras this fall for The Art League in Alexandria, VA.

The dates are September 24 through October 4.

There will be an information session at the Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center on July 12 at 7:00 PM for those who are interested.

Please feel free to call Margaret Cerutti at the Art League at 703.683.1780
or Jim Steele at 703.299.2400 if you would like additional information.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Toby Jurovics, Curator of Photography, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, will be the juror for the 2007 Photo Review Photography Competition. The Photo Review, a highly acclaimed critical journal of photography, is sponsoring its 23rd annual photography competition with a difference. Instead of only installing an exhibit that would be seen by a limited number of people, The Photo Review will reproduce accepted entries in its 2007 competition issue. Thus, the accepted photographs will be seen by thousands of people all across the country. Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and will be exhibited on The Photo Review’s website. Awards include a Microtek ScanMaker i800 scanner, a $350 gift certificate from Calumet Photographic, a Lensbaby 3G Lens and Wide Angle / Telephoto kit ($359), two $100 gift certificates from Sprint Systems, a copy of DC Pro Studio scanning software from LaserSoft ($399 value), and $250 in cash prizes.

An entry fee of $30 for up to three prints, slides, or images on CD and $5 each for up to two additional images entitles all entrants to a copy of the catalogue. In addition, all entrants will be able to subscribe to The Photo Review for $34, a 20% discount.

All entries must be received by mail between May 1 and May 15, 2007.
For a prospectus and details, send a self-addressed, stamped business- size (#10) envelope to: The Photo Review, 140 East Richardson Avenue, Suite 301, Langhorne, PA 19047. The prospectus may also be downloaded from The Photo Review website, www.photoreview.org. For further information call 215/891-0214.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Glen Echo’s PHOTOWORKS Auction To Provide Each Guest With A Fine-Art Photograph for Price of Admission. PHOTOWORKS, a unique community darkroom and learning center for photographers will host its “Auction in the Park” on Friday, April 27 at 7:30p.m. This annual event attracts art collectors and photo enthusiasts for an evening of serious fun, food and photographs. Proceeds will support photo education and outreach programs. The Washington Post columnist and documentary photographer Frank Van Riper will host this year's event. The highlight of the auction is a popular photo raffle from which each guest will select a fine-art photograph to take home. In addition, a silent auction will offer photographs by well-known master photographers, on-location photo shoots, portrait sessions, graphic design services, and trips and workshops with photo-related themes. The Auction in the Park will be held in the Arcade building at Glen Echo Park on the second floor at 7300 Mac Arthur Boulevard in Glen Echo, Maryland. Ticket prices are $100 per couple guaranteeing you one matted photograph, camaraderie, good food and drink. For ticket information, contact Karen Keating at 301-229-4313.

FESTIVAL OF THE PHOTOGRAPH. In June 2007, a new Festival of the Photograph will take place in Charlottesville, VA. This 3-day program of exhibitions, outdoor projections, master classes, interviews with world-famous photographers and special events will transform the downtown of historic Charlottesville, Virginia into a "living image." Premiering June 7 - 9, 2007 the Festival will showcase the work of many of the world's most celebrated photographers and exciting new artists, with images ranging from the fields of photojournalism to fine art. NPR's Alex Chadwick will interview this year's featured photographers William Albert Allard, Sally Mann and Eugene Richards on three separate evenings at the Paramount Theater. Additional artists shown on Friday and Saturday nights include Roger Ballen, Jonas Bendiksen, Alexandra Boulat, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Anton Corbijn, Lalla Essaydi, Donna Ferrato, David Alan Harvey, Tyler Hicks, David Liittschwager, Luis Mazariegos, Mark Moffett, Christopher Morris, Paul Nicklen, Simon Norfolk, Paolo Pellegrin, Larry Towell, Alex Webb, Zalmai, and more.
The Festival will provide an immersive experience with shows virtually everywhere: in the trees, projected in storefront windows, on the sides of buildings, and in all the galleries. There will be a curated exhibit of the best photo books from the previous year. Additionally, all festival guests can show work at a special collaborative exhibit called "Yourspace." Photographers David Alan Harvey, Maggie Steber, Alex Webb, and Rebecca Norris Webb will be teaching master classes for those looking to push their photography to a new level.
***Special Student Rate - The first 200 students get a special reduced ticket rate of $50 and there are great affordable housing options at the University of Virginia. Passes, room reservations, and other info can be found at www.festivalofthephotograph.org .

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Digital Imaging Workflow Seminar. MBS is offering a seminar to learn more about digital imaging, editing, storage etc. on Tuesday, February 27. For more information visit

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Open Photography Critique & 35% off all Photo Classes
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), a community art school located just two blocks south of the Eastern Market metro, hosts an open photography critique on Saturday, February 10, 2007 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Led byPhotography Chair extraordinaire Bruce McKaig, the critique offers participants a chance to share their work (prints or digital) and discuss this exciting medium. Free and open to all! To celebrate CHAW's 35th birthday, all photography and digital arts classes beginning February 5, 2007 are now 35% off. Choose from intro classes in black and white photo, digital photo, photoshop, and web design. For more advanced students, work on building your portfolio with The PhotographyProject. New this session is iMovies taught by Bruce McKaig, a class focusing on making movies using digital video or still images from a digital camera. For more information, visit www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839.


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