Archive for February, 2009

Photography Exhibition at U of Akron

February 26, 2009



Seen in China will present historical photographic images and work by some of the most interesting photographers working in China today who address the profound social, political and environmental changes that have accelerated during the last twenty years.

Featured in the exhibition will be work by Linda Butler, Peikwen Cheng, Daniel Traub, Joseph Vitone and Garie Waltzer. 

The exhibition is a multi-media event with artists’ photographic prints displayed in conjunction with digital projections of historical photographs by Chinese photographers. The Historical images on DVDs were organized in cooperation with FotoFest and FOTOFEST2008 – CHINA and its curators, Wendy Watriss and Frederick Baldwin. FotoFest is providing the DVD of Chinese photographers Zhuang Xueben, Sha Fei, Wang Shilong, Weng Naiqiang, and Xiao Zhuang whose work from the 1930’s through 1970’s formed the historical section of Photography from China, 1934-2008 curated for FOTOFEST2008 – CHINA in Houston, Texas.

Curated by Professors Mark Soppeland, Penny Rakoff, and Rod Bengston, Director of University Galleries with special consultation and assistance by Dr. Barbara Tannenbaum, Director of Public Programs at the Akron Art Museum.

An opening reception will be held on Monday, March 2nd, from 6-8 PM.


Rites of Passage

February 26, 2009

A Competitive Annual National Exhibition of Works by New Artists


 $300 Best of Show prize

 Deadline to Submit: March 13th

 Manifest seeks to energize students and recent graduates of art and design programs towards higher goals, professionalism, and publicmindedness.  Therefore, for a fifth year in a row, we offer this challenge to students and their professors in local, regional, and national college programs to show us what you’ve got, bring it off campus, and share it with the everyday viewing public.

 Since 2005 Manifest has exhibited the works of students from fifty-three different academic institutions across the U.S. Eligibility: Entrants must have graduated or be scheduled to graduate in 2008, 2009, or 2010 from an undergraduate program of art or design. 

Media: Work submitted may be in any visual art media.

Catalog: Manifest will produce a full-color catalog documenting the work in Rites of Passage. Exhibitors will receive a 50% discount on one copy of the catalog. For examples of past catalogs visit the Manifest Press library on the website.

CASH AWARD: A $300 Best of Show prize will be awarded. The award recipient will also receive 5 free copies of the exhibit catalog.

Complete entry info here.

Manifest Gallery website

ZeroLandfill Akron

February 26, 2009

Free Art Supplies Distributed in Akron on Saturday Feb. 21st and 28th~Noon to 4pm.


Stop by Saturday 2/21 and 2/28 from Noon to 4pm to browse and collect quality art materials. Items available at no charge  include fabrics, wallcovering books, carpet tiles, framing/matting supplies, three ring binders, and ceramic tiles.  These materials are brand new and are suitable for graphic arts, performing arts, and creative arts programs.  


Since 2006, over 150,000 pounds of materials bound for the waste stream have been donated by architects, interior designers, and manufacturers to ZeroLandfill project teams to be distributed to arts educators and artists. Akron now joins Boston, Cincinnati, and Cleveland as ZeroLandfill communities.


Join us as we rethink disposal practices and reclassify waste from a burden on society to an economic asset for our communities.  RSVP is not required, please bring your own bags or boxes. Feel free to forward this information to friends and colleagues.


Misc. 1: Photography Exhibition Featuring Four CSU Students

February 22, 2009

misc1Misc. 1, a black and white photography show at Phoenix Coffee in Lakewood will feature work by Meghan Fischer, Lily Hecker, Cory Scheider as well as Peter Jennings, who curated the exhibition.  

Opening reception: Friday, March 6th, 2009

Phoenix Coffee
15108 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH  44107
(216) 226 – 4401

Plain Dealer’s Travel Photo Contest

February 20, 2009

Hey, if I don’t win a trip to Florida, I sure hope one of you does!

Deadline for submissions is March 6.

Click here for details.

An Ohio Cemetery Photography Show?

February 20, 2009

I’m not encouraging you to revert to Intro to Photo fodder, but I thought should share this opportunity.  That’s right, the Ohio Cemetery Alliance is seeking submissions  for its 2nd Annual Photography Exhibit.

Link to OCA flyer.

Download information: oca-photography-exhibit-2009

Student Show – Call for Entries

February 19, 2009

CSU Art Gallery

Drop off dates: March 25 and 26

Artwork accepted from 10 am until 4 pm on these dates.

You can submit up to 4 peices.

ALL CSU students are eligible.

OSU, Marion juried exhibition

February 15, 2009


Something About Nothing
March 30th through May 5th, 2009

The Ohio State University at Marion Wayne and Geraldine Kuhn Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to announce an open call for entries for artist works in all media for its curated exhibition entitled “Something About Nothing”.  As the title implies, the focus of the exhibition is the small, the every day, the mundane, and even the concept of nothingness itself.  Appropriate works for this exhibition make these notions grandiose, copiously or exhaustively explore such subjects and activities, or present the unconsidered, the diminutive, the ephemeral or the common. 

Application Deadline:  Received by Monday, March 9th. Notified of acceptance by Monday, March 16th. 
All forms of work will be considered, including audio and video works; two- and three-dimensional works; performances; and installations.  Work should be submitted on a non-returnable CD-ROM, in either of the following formats:

1.  A Mac formatted PowerPoint presentation consisting of no more than 12 slides, to include ten image slides and two administrative text slides. The first slide should be expressly text, listing the artist’s name, address, phone number and email. 
The second slide should contain a numbered slide list for the works submitted, including the title of the works; the media; the dimensions; the year of its creation; the duration, if video or audio; and manner of display (projection, on floor, headphone, pedestal, wall hanging, etc).  The remaining ten slides should be visual images of artworks, or documentation of installations or artist actions.  Embedded audio or video clips cannot total more than ten minutes in combined length.

2.  A single file folder containing files numbered from 01 – 10.  Files can be JPEG or JPG images, each compressed to no more than 2MB; AIFF or MP3 or QuickTime audio files; or QuickTime movies totaling no more than ten minutes in combined length.  Submissions of this type should further include a one-page Word document with artist’s name, address, phone number and email in the header, followed by a numbered slide list for the works submitted including the title of the work; the medium; the dimensions; the date of its creation; the duration, if video or audio; and manner of display (projection, on floor, headphone, pedestal, wall hanging, etc).

All artists must also submit a brief artist’s statement explaining how your artwork relates to the concept of the show, 500 words maximum, as well as a one-page CV or artist bio.

Send application materials to:

Something About Nothing
Kuhn Fine Art Gallery
Attn: Sarah Weinstock
1465 Mount Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH  43320

Exhibition runs March 30th through May 5th, 2009
Reception Monday, April 6th 4-6pm. 

Please contact Sarah Weinstock with any questions at

The Kuhn Fine Art Gallery is a premier arts venue in central Ohio exhibiting regional, national and international artists including Whitney Museum Grant recipients and Guggenheim Fellowship winners.

The Sculptors Forum – Call for Entries

February 12, 2009



The CALL FOR ARTISTS for After the Pedestal, the 5th Annual of Smaller Sculpture from the Region is now open with an entry deadline of Monday, April 6.

DEADLINE: Monday, April 6, 2009 by 5 PM for hard copy or midnight, for online entry.

The Application Form and a $30 fee (check, cash, or money order) must be mailed in hard copy to The Sculpture Center and received no later than Friday, April 10. Artists will be notified in late April.

EXHIBITION DATES: June 5 – July 25, 2009

JUROR: Paola Morsiani is Curator of Contemporary Art at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

Click here for details.

Announcement: Sprint Chemistry Switch Over

February 11, 2009

The hodge-podge of chemistry in the darkrooms has been replaced with Sprint Chemistry.  Consult the poster in the darkroom for new film development times and temps.  This also means new mixing instructions, which are on the front of the chemistry boxes.  Please consult with me before you process any black and white film or paper.