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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fellowship Grant: The Ink Shop / Olive Branch Press

The Ink Shop / Olive Branch Press offers an annual Fellowship Grant to a printmaker or book artist. The Fellowship, funded in part of a generous contribution from the Kahn Family, provides an artist with the time and resources to create a new body of work. The Fellow is given the opportunity to present this work in a gallery show. The Fellowship enables an artist to participate in Ink Shop exhibitions and portfolio exchanges and to partake in all aspects of the Ink Shop’s day-to-day management. The Fellow volunteers to help with shop operations, and with workshop and exhibition programs. As such, the Fellowship is particular attractive to those wishing to learn about running a nonprofit arts organization.

The Fellowship begins September 1, 2012 and ends August 31, 2013.

The Fellow is offered a stipend of $5000 and all the benefits and privileges of a Printmaker Associate. The Fellow may teach workshops and/or edition for other artists (for which one could be paid additionally as an independent contractor). The Ink Shop provides technical advice, guidance, and assistance in production and use of equipment.

H. Peter Kahn (1921 – 1997) is fondly remembered by generations of Cornell University students and by members of the Ithaca community as a man whose life was dedicated to the arts of fine printing and the handmade book. A prolific typographer, painter, illustrator, and book designer, the German-born artist lived in Ithaca for forty years. Regarding the Kahn Fellowship, his widow, Ruth Stiles Gannett Kahn, says, “It is an affirmation of Peter’s enthusiasm for graphic arts and his own life as a teacher.”

Postmark deadline is Friday, June 29, 2012. Grant recipients are notified by Friday, July 20, 2012.

Application must include:

1. Project proposal (one page maximum);
2. Studio and background skills;
3. Portfolio (provide 10 slides or 10 images on a CD or actual portfolio of 10 images; include a separate list of the images, with the following information: title, dimensions of image and paper, size of edition (if applicable);
4. Resume;
5. Self-addressed stamped envelope
6. Check for $35 application fee payable to: The Ink Shop

Send to:

The Ink Shop Printmaking Center 330 East MLK Jr. / State St. 2nd Floor of CSMA Ithaca, NY 14850

Web Site: http://www.ink-shop.org/studio/kahn-family-fellowship

Program URL: http://www.ink-shop.org/files/HPK-Fellowship-Application-2012.pdf

Thursday, April 26, 2012

ETSU's The Day on Fire Apocalypse in Contemporary Art

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

August 20, 2012 – September 14, 2012

East Tennessee State University

The Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University invites artists to submit work in any media on the subject of the apocalypse. Any work that directly or indirectly relates to visions of the end of the world, aftermath, nuclear winter, localized images of collapse, upheaval of thought, and post-apocalyptic depictions are welcome in this exhibition that takes a wide-angle perspective to the theme. The end of times has been a preoccupation for artists for centuries – this exhibition expressly planned for 2012 frames this theme at the doorstep of the Mayan and Nostradamus "Dooms Day" prophecies.

Works will be jointly curated and juried by the Slocumb Galleries' Exhibition Committee.

IMPORTANT DATES
  • July 1, 2012 – Submission deadline
  • July 21, 2012 – Notification of accepted artwork
  • August 15, 2012 – Accepted artwork must be received
  • August 20 to September 14, 2012 – Exhibition at ETSU Slocumb Galleries
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
  • CD containing 3–5 images, Inventory Sheet (title, medium, size, date), Bio/CV, Artist Statement
  • Images must be saved as high quality JPEGS no longer than 2000 pixels in the longest dimension
  • Label images in the following format: lastname_firstname_01.jpg
  • $20.00 Entry Fee, made payable to Slocumb Galleries
Send above to:

Apocalypse Exhibition Committee
Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay
Director, Slocumb Galleries
Box 70708, Department of Art & Design
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614

To Download The Day on Fire Prospectus

click here

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Foundation For Jewish Culture's 2012 Film Fund


Since 1996, the Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film has supported the completion of over 80 original documentaries that explore the Jewish experience in all its complexity. The fund was created with a lead grant from Steven Spielberg’s Righteous Persons Foundation and sustained over 10 years with major support from the Charles H. Revson Foundation. The priority of the fund is to support projects that address significant subjects; offer fresh, challenging perspectives; engage diverse audiences; and expand the understanding of Jewish experiences.

In the past fifteen years, documentary films supported by the Kroll Fund have received Academy Award® and Emmy Award nominations, Golden Globe Awards, George Foster Peabody Awards, and prizes at festivals such as the Berlin International Film Festival, Silverdocs, the Sundance Film Festival, and the Tribeca Film Festival. Past grantees include Waltz with Bashir, Budrus, Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh, Crime After Crime, William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, Off and Running, and The Rape of Europa, among others.

The 2012 Film Fund application is now open. Applications are due by July 16 at 5 pm EST. Sign up at krollfilm.myreviewroom.com to apply.

Grants from the Fund must be used for projects in post-production at the time of the application. Fund awards generally range in size from $15,000 to $35,000. 

Questions? grants@jewishculture.org

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Anderson Wrangle: pictures from an expedition


CU Assistant Professor of Photography, Anderson Wrangle, is featured in the Spring 2012 issue of glimpse, Clemson University's NEW magazine of research and discovery.

Source: glimpse online.

For two years, photographer Anderson Wrangle has explored the watershed of the Savannah River, beginning in the mountains, where trickles wander into creeks, and working his way downstream in his canoe. He goes in every season, in all kinds of weather, and mostly he goes alone.

[The photographer Anderson Wrangle with his canoe at Fairfield Lake, near Cashiers, North Carolina.]

“I lug a huge Deardorff four-by-five, five-by-seven view camera, a giant tripod, and a lot of other gear,” he says. “It’s a lot to ask of people to put up with a photographer and his equipment, and waiting forever while I set up a shot.”

Wrangle calls his project an expedition. He explores a territory and records what he finds on large-format color-negative film. Scenic rivers. Eroded banks. Derelict old dams. Trout fishermen and bathers in sun-dappled streams. He takes us there and makes us stop and consider what it means.

So far, the exploration has progressed to Lake Hartwell, a spectacular caesura on the way to the sea. And Wrangle hopes to finish the journey. The river, Wrangle says, runs through the geography of his life. His father lives in Cashiers, North Carolina, at the headwaters of the Savannah; his mother is from Savannah, Georgia; and her ancestors lived along the river beginning in the late 1730s. Wrangle and his brother spent much of their childhood at their grandmother’s house near the river.

“I had all of these personal connections to the river,” Wrangle says, “and I had taken photographs on it for a dozen years. So setting out to explore this watershed was the most natural thing in the world.”

When he began the project, Wrangle knew very little about the river and the landscape that sustains it, he says. But pursuing his art drew him into science.

“My level of hard knowledge about the natural world is relatively low,” he says, “but I keep running into people who can teach me, and that’s the part that excites me.”

One of those people is Karen Hall, a faculty member in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources and state coordinator of the S.C. Master Naturalist Program. Hall can look at Wrangle’s photographs and tell him in detail about the landscape they reveal. For him, he says, this makes the experience richer. He plans to create an archive of his photographs and make them available to anyone who studies the watershed. Yes, he works alone. But he sees himself as one of many—artists, scientists, and scholars—who document the natural world.

“In the history of art, landscape more than other forms is a massive group project,” Wrangle says. “You’re contributing to something much larger than your own body of work.”

What interests him most is how water moves through a complex landscape and defines it. When we visit a point in the mountains where the Chattooga River begins, we may not understand how that point connects to the river system as a whole, through a series of streams, rivers, and lakes, all the way to the sea.

“It is one thing to look at a map and to read about a place,” Wrangle says, “but the actual experience of the place typically defies an easy understanding. I am attempting to make a composite picture, a document, of that more complex relationship.”

Lower Secret Falls on Big Creek, North Carolina, 2006.

Anderson Wrangle is assistant professor of art in the College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities. Funding for his watershed project has been provided by a research grant from the college. His most recent exhibition is showing at SKYDIVE.

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