Archive for April, 2009

Dodd Trade Show

April 30, 2009


Dodd on E 30th and Carnegie will be having a Trade Show this Friday and Saturday (May 1 & 2).

There will be all kinds of special deals and over 20 factory representatives. 

For more info visit Dodd’s Website.


Photography I in Fall 2009

April 29, 2009


Tell all of your friends! In the Fall 2009, ART 232: Photo I will be offered as its own separate class!  

This is an opportunity to learn the art and craft of traditional black and white, darkroom-based photography. In addition, there will be units on digital conversion, output and portfolio presentation. 

This will be good.

Congratulations Anna!

April 28, 2009

I just learned that Anna Tararova was accepted into Ohio University’s Printmaking MFA program.  She was awarded a tuition waiver and  stipend for teaching.  Congratulations, Anna.  You’re continuing the awesomeness of our department.

Asterisk Deinstall

April 28, 2009

After gallery hours (6pm – 8pm) this Saturday (May 2nd) Irina is going to start taking some 2D and wall work down so she can document the 3D work in a less cluttered space.  You’re welcome to come and begin removing your work at this time.  Then on Sunday, we have to have the show down by 3pm, so the next group can install.  You’re responsible for your own work.

Lecture: Friedlander’s “Frankness”

April 28, 2009

Michael Weil, Jr., photo-historian

Wednesday, April 29, 10:30, Recital Hall, Cleveland Museum of Art


 Lee Friedlander’s photographs resonate with the monumental work by Swiss born photographer Robert Frank, who fifty years ago this year published “The Americans”, his photo-essay of the United States from his own wanderings across the country in the 1950’s.Street photography, born before Frank, wore a new lens in the wake of “The Americans” and became a poignant subject for young photographers such as Friedlander, Gary Winogrand, Diane Arbus, Harry Calahan, and others. This lecture will explore the “Frankness” of Friedlander’s “social landscape” photographs in the context of “The Americans” and the street photography movement.

Visit the CMA website



Photographer Needed!

April 27, 2009

This just in:

The Gay & Lesbian Student Alliance (GLBT) is  looking for photographic help.  They are having a “diversity prom” (I think May 2nd) and they had booked a photographer who backed out at the last minute.  They now have to resort to using one of their members who has a camera, far less professional than they were hoping for.    
I’m not sure if they’re wanting studio-style portraits or candid images.  I presume the former.  I would be happy to assist you with the lighting set up.
I don’t know what they can pay, but I presume they were going to pay the other photographer. 
As I get more information, I will update the post.  Contact me if you’re interested.

Volunteers Needed

April 23, 2009

Dover Elementary School (westside) is having an Art Program for Kindergarten – 4th grade May 11- 18.  They are doing a unit on Photography and need folks like you to help with projects.   I would be happy to give you suggestions, loan  you equipment, etc. 

Topics could include handcoloring b&w digital photographs, pinhole cameras, cyanotype, photographing dioramas, etc.

If you’re interested, please let me know and I will get you in contact.

Student Grant for Alternative Processes

April 23, 2009

Wow… this is an amazing opportunity.  If you have any interest please let me know.  The grant application does require a portfolio of work that uses alternative processes.  


The Cleveland Society of Alternative Photographers was established in 2007 to promote the use and display of the 19th century photographic methods. The Society is pleased to announce our first Student Grant for high school, undergraduate or graduate level Ohio students who would like to pursue a photographic project using the Alternative Processes.

 The $1000 grant may be used for expenses related to the undertaking and completion of a specific project or investigation. The student will be mentored by members of the Society toward the completion of a portfolio, which will be shown at the Society’s annual exhibition in 2010.

 In addition to above grant, a 50% scholarship will be awarded for a seminar in alternative photography at the Peters Valley Craft Center in Layton, New Jersey.

 Bostick and Sullivan, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, has graciously offered additional support for materials and supplies.

 Please visit: for complete details and the application form.

Applications are due May 25,2009

 Questions may be directed to:
 Herbert Ascherman, Jr.
Director CSAP


Lecture: “Not So Fast: Re-reading the New Topographics”

April 23, 2009
Robert Adams, Colorado Springs, CO 1968

Robert Adams, Colorado Springs, CO 1968

Thursday, May 7th at 6:00 pm at University of Akron

Toby Jurovics, Curator of Photography at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C., will speak in the  auditorium at the University of Akron’s Myers School of Art.He will  discuss this seminal landscape exhibition and its influence on contemporary American landscape photographers.

For more information,pleasecontact the Myers School of Art at 330.972.6030

Laura Ruth Bidwell: Park Portraits

April 23, 2009

John F. Seiberling Gallery, Hines Hill Admin. Bldg.
1403 West Hines Hill Road
Peninsula, OH  44264

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 3, 2009