flawed | an instant film exhibition

flawed | an instant film exhibition

Michael-Kirchoff_Blur-magazine

A Smith Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of our new exhibition space, “The Salon”. We are fortunate to have recently moved into a larger building with room for two simultaneous exhibits. In “The Salon” we will be hanging juried and invitational exhibitions of alternative, analog images. We are very excited to have Michael Kirchoff as our juror for our first exhibition.

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Michael Kirchoff straddles the worlds of both commercial and fine art photography. A commercial shooter for twenty-five years, it is his fine art work that has set him apart from others, with instant film fueling more than a few bodies of work, both completed and ongoing. His consulting, training, and overall support of his fellow photographers and artists continues with help in constructing ones vision, producing artist lectures, and finding exhibition opportunities, which fill the gaps in time away from active shooting.

“As a child, my father introduced me to Polaroid SX-70 film, which I immediately fell in love with as a way of making photographs. That love for the material and the magic has never ceased and remains with me to this day. Truly, instant film has been with me for decades, exploring its serendipitous ways, and remarking on its often quiet beauty as a medium for ones vision. The artists and photographers who know and feel what it can do share in this admiration. Both the expired and the new instant films carry the trait of embracing their defects and flaws, including them in their final output, while the artists revel in these hallmarks. It is these characteristics that add to the mystery and depth of the work constructed.

I want to see what you have created with the instant film that you love, including all the inherent flaws and happy accidents that so often occur. Show me the passion that you feel for a material that enables you to create a physical, tangible image that can be made no other way. From soft color palettes to striking black and white imagery, there are a multitude of ways to present your photographs in the instant world. With a lifetime of experience in the medium I know what can be done. I also know that I can still be surprised at the flexibility of this amazing instant gratification that predates our digital world, yet endures like no other.
This call for art is open as far as subject matter, with the only constraints being that it must be made with one of the many forms of instant film, be it original Polaroid, any one of the Fuji Instant or Impossible Project films, or even the latest New55 Film.”

-Michael Kirchoff

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• Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work for “flawed | an instant film exhibition” to A Smith Gallery by November 30, 2015.
• The entry fee is $30 for the first 5 images and $6 for each additional image.
• Thirty images will be selected for exhibition and shown in the gallery’s “Salon” from January 15 to March 6, 2016.
• Receptions will be held on January 30 and February 27, 2016 both from 4 to 7pm.
• A Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase.
• Awards are $325 for Juror’s Selection and three Director’s Selections each receiving an exhibition catalogue.
• Winning images will be published in a special editorial section of the international publication Blur Magazine.

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Creativity is encouraged.

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For more information and to enter, please see

Call for Entry

 

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A Smith Gallery

105 North Nugent Ave

Johnson City, Texas 78636

www.asmithgallery.com

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Gallery Hours

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Scully & Osterman Still Life exhibition in Tokyo

Scully & Osterman Still Life exhibition in Tokyo

Scully & Osterman Still Life exhibition in Tokyo

http://www.pgi.ac/

https://www.facebook.com/pgi.jp

 

2014.4.23-5.31 : フランス・スカリー・オスターマン&マーク・オスターマン「STILL LIFE」
マーク・オスターマン &
フランス・スカリー・オスターマン「STILL LIFE」2014年4月23日(水)− 5月31日(土)レセプション 5月8日(木)18:00より

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Lightbox-Nude 2014

Lightbox-Nude 2014

LIGHTBOX PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY CALL FOR ENTRIES

The Photographic Nude 2014

February 8 – March 4, 2014
Dedicated to the memory and the creative spirit of Ruth Bernhard
Submission deadline – Midnight Monday January 6, 2014
Juror: Mark Sink

LightBox welcomes submissions for The Photographic Nude 2014. This juried exhibit explores the artistic and creative view of the body and it’s form. This exhibit celebrates the nude in photography by embracing a variety of styles. We welcome the timeless elegance of a classical study, while also encouraging alternative and provocative styles. Studies of the whole or partial human form, nude or semi-nude are eligible. LightBox is pleased to have Mark Sink as juror for this exhibit. Mark is a photographer, curator and teacher, who has made a living from fine art photography since 1978.

Entry Guidelines
Entry Form

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Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman|exhibition

Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman|exhibition

Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman have twenty four prints on exhibit at the Photography Biennial: “Stan Rzeczy/The State of Matters” in Poznan, Poland.

The exhibition includes work by 8 Polish & American artists working with 19th century photographic methods in a 21st century context. Included is work by:

Dan Estabrook
Jesseca Ferguson
Alan Greene
Jarosław Klupś
Paweł Kula
Marek Noniewicz

 

Centrum Kultury Zamek
ul. Św. Marcin 80/82
61-809 Poznań, Poland

The exhibit will run from November 15 to December 15, 2013. Read more…

Jelena Blagović | exhibition

Jelena Blagović | exhibition

Jelena Blagović presented in BLUR 17 | PROEYECT section by Robert Gojević

Jelena Blagović’s photographic exhibition „About her“ was opened on Sunday 1st of December at Photo Gallery LANG in Samobor. The exhibition will close on 22nd of December 2013. Photo gallery LANG working hours are on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00 or by telephone arrangement; TEL: +385 91 7300485

About Her and/or about myself

Jelena Blagović’s photo essay About Her is a continuation of the author’s intimate family archive and personal history which began with photographic series the Family Silver and Before Me. Read more…

Alexey Alexeev | exhibition

Alexey Alexeev | exhibition

Alexey Alexeev presented in BLUR 26 | WET PLATE section by Robert Gojević

November 29 at 7 p.m. the exhibition House of Birds opens as part of the Art-Geography project in the Lesser Hall at the Russian Geographical Society Headquarters in Saint Petersburg.

House of Birds is a photo project carried out in the Kaliningrad region (formerly Königsberg) in 2013 by three photographers from different Russian cities: Alexey Alexeev, Oleg Zhuravlev (Saint Petersburg) and Ludmila Brilevksaya (Kaliningrad). The exposition displays works produced using alternative manual photograph technologies that apply the same techniques used 150 years ago. Ambrotype, salted paper, Gold Toned Van Dyke Brown made from Wet-Plate Collodion negatives are some of the rarest methods of getting an image nowadays.
This project did not have a particular name at first – the idea to call it House of Birds was brought to the authors by the storks living in the Allenburg church, a Brick Gothic monument established in1405. Read more…

as you like it – an international photo exhibition

as you like it - an international photo exhibition

 

as you like it

an international photo exhibition

featuring guest curators

Farhad Bahram – Nóra Barabás – Isabelle Thibeault-Jolin

 

“as you like it” is the fifth photographic exhibition organised in Abertillery, Wales by the*kickplate*project. For this exhibition, apart from choosing photographs ourselves, we have also asked a group of international artists to select works for us to show in the gallery. Each artist has been given the opportunity to choose photographers and images to present on their own section of wall – our hope is to create 5 single exhibitions that add up to 1 featuring 10 photographers in all. Read more…

Deon Reynolds | exhibition

Deon Reynolds | exhibition

Deon Reynolds presented in BLUR 29 | WIDE section by Robert Gojević

I currently have a solo exhibition of my plastic panoramic photography hanging at the Metro Gallery in Reno, Nevada. “Where Cowboys Roam” is on view throughout the month of ArtTown (Reno is ArtTown). I hope everyone has the opportunity to come out and see the show. All of the images in the show were created using a Kodak “Fun Saver Panoramic 35″ disposable camera reloaded with B&W film, archival printing on Hahnemühle fine art paper.

June 17th – July 26th

We will be hosting a closing reception Thursday July 25th 5:30 – 7:30pm. I hope to see you there!

Metro Gallery | 1 East First Street | Reno, NV 89501 | 8:00 – 5:00 pm – Mon – Fri

Alicja Pietras | exhibition

Alicja Pietras | exhibition

Alicja Pietras presented in BLUR 31 | OPEN section by Robert Gojević

Alicja Pietras ‘Memory Self-Portrait’

The project ‘Memory Self-Portrait’ is kind of a diary, a record of very specific time, which, for many reasons, wasn’t very happy for me. In the same time that period of my life was truly transforming, the real Turning Point. As intimate atmosphere was very crucial to speak about the pain and sadness of those moments I photographed myself and my very close female friends. That enabled me to get to the point where there was no shame and no will to hide true feelings.

Opening of the exhibition: 5th June 2013 at 7 p.m. , Firlej Club, ul. Grabiszyńska 56