Saturday, January 29, 2005

The next "Success as an Artist Seminar" will be held on February 20, 2005. This seven hour boot camp for artists and arts professionals has been presented to over 2,000 people from all over the Mid-Atlantic since first offered in 1999. The seminar is designed for the emerging artist who is serious about his or her art career. Every artist will receive a variety of handouts and reference materials to keep and refreshments will be provided. The presenter, F. Lennox Campello, is a successful artist, art critic and curator and has served on the advisory panel for the D.C Commission on the Arts and Humanities. His co-presenter, Catriona Fraser, is an international award winning photographer and co-owns and directs the two Fraser Galleries, one of the most successful galleries in the area with an excellent reputation for helping local emerging artists. Ms. Fraser is the Director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival and the founder and Director of Secondsight, an organization dedicated to the support of women photographers in the D.C Metro area. Ms. Fraser serves on the advisory panel for the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District and for the Washington School of Photography. Ms. Fraser is also the Chair of the Trawick Prize, an annual competition that awards $14,000 to visual artists from D.C, Maryland and Viginia. Between them they have over thirty five years of experience in the business of fine art. The seminars are limited to 50 people and pre-registration is required. The seven hour seminar costs $80. For more information on areas covered, registration forms and feedback from past seminar participants, visit http://www.thefrasergallery.com/seminars.html or call 301/718-9651. The seminars are hosted at the Fraser Gallery Bethesda located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in Bethesda, MD, one block north of the Bethesda Metro stop on the Red line.

The 2005 Bethesda International Photography Competition. Deadline: February 3, 2005. The Fraser Gallery's annual call for photographers to compete in one of the nation's premier photography competitions. This year's competition will be juried by acclaimed and widely published photographer Connie Imboden. Now in its fourth year, this competition offers nearly $1,000 in cash awards as well as a solo show at the Fraser Gallery of Washington, DC for the Best of Show winner and participation in future gallery group shows for all other award winners. The competition has received wide press and critical coverage in past years and continues to offer an excellent opportunity to showcase photographic work in one of the area's most respected venues. For more information and entry forms, visit http://www.thefrasergallery.com/bethesda-photography.html or call 301/718-9651 or email info@thefrasergallery.com to request an entry form.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

I received this request yesterday...please respond directly to liampeters@netscape.net if you would like more information about this portrait comission.

"I am looking for a portrait photographer, someone to capture the life still in this mature face of mine. Ten years ago, I had some portrait shots done by an up-and-coming woman photographer in Pennsylvania. They were the best I ever had taken. Maybe a woman can better capture the essence of a man than the jaundiced eye of another man. Not looking to spend a fortune, I would prefer digital capture to film and both casual and more formal poses. Would appreciate hearing from Secondsight members with fresh insights who are not necessarily established professionals."

Monday, January 17, 2005

Penwomanship seeking Art and Photography Submissions
Attention women artists and photographers. Do you have artwork or photography you would like to see in print? Ready to share it with the rest of the world.? April 2005 is the launch date for “Penwomanship,” a magazine for the creative woman. "Penwomanship is designed specifically as a forum for creative women,” saysPenny White, publisher of the new monthly periodical. “While there are magazines which publish artwork and photography, none specifically highlight women’s visual arts.” The first edition of the magazine is slated to be 104 pages of women’s creative writing, artwork and photography. “We would like to include at least a dozen or so pieces each of art andphotography in every issue,” says White. “As we grow, we will be able toinclude more. We will also include profiles each month of a featured artist and a featured photographer whose work appears in the magazine,” adds White. White stipulates there is no erotica included in the publication and nude photographs are also not acceptable. Nude art drawings will be considered on their individual merit.
Currently the website, www.penwomanship.com, has received over 70,000 hits since its launch on Oct. 1, 2004. That number is expected to increase exponentially once the printed magazine reaches news stands in April. Artwork and photography submissions MUST be sent as jpg attachments to either of the following two e-mail addresses: wordweaver43@yahoo.com or penspen@yahoo.com Submissions may also be snail-mailed to Penwomanship, P.O. Box 235, Pine Lake,GA 30072-0235. For more details, please carefully read the submissions guidelines on the website. Photographs of three dimensional artwork are acceptable. Artists and photographers are also encouraged to include a 50-word bio to accompany their work. All submissions must be from women only. Pay is currently five contributors’ copies until the magazine is able to pay contributing artists and photographers. Subscriptions are also available via the website. In addition to introductory rates, all subscribers prior to March 1 will have the opportunity to win one of three handmade queen-sized quilts in a drawing to be held in May. For more information contact Ms. White at penny@penwomanship.com.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Juror: Sarah Kennel, Assistant Curator, Department of Photographs, NationalGallery of Art, Washington, D.C. This juried exhibition is open to artists working in all photographic processes. Artists are encouraged to expand parameters and traditional definitions. Award amounts up to $500. Exhibition dates: June 9 to July 17, 2005. Submission fee: $25 for 3 works. Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2005. For prospectus, e-mail:targetgallery@torpedofactory.org or send SASE to: TargetGallery, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 or Phone:703.838.4565.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Natalie Koss, a freelance art critic and attorney, is looking to represent photographers who are either based in D.C. or are based elsewhere and are seeking gallery representation in the DC area. If you are interested in this opportunity, you can send her a link to your web site or send photos via e-mail to nkoss99@yahoo.com. Please include your contact information.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Happy New Year!

I have some wonderful news to start the year off with. The next Secondsight meeting will be held on Friday, January 28th at 6.30pm. Our guest speaker will be internationally acclaimed photographer, Connie Imboden. I have been an admirer of Ms. Imboden's work for a long time and I am thrilled that she will be making a presentation about her life and work to our group.
If you would like to attend the meeting, please RSVP to secondsight@hotmail.com. Meetings are free for Secondsight members and $10 for guests. Please visit www.Secondsightdc.com for more information or call Catriona Fraser at (301) 718-9651.


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