Archive for December, 2009

Calls for Entries

December 18, 2009

Here are a few exhibition opportunities for you over break.  I’ll count anything you enter over break as Photo III exhibition requirements in the spring.

LACDA International Juried Exhibition (CA)

Motion at The Center for Fine Art Photography (CO)

Transmorphing: The Act of Change (MA)

Harper College’s Small Works (IL)

Texas National (TX)

LaGrange National (GA)


Photographer Larry Sultan RIP

December 14, 2009

“For more than a decade beginning in the early 1980s, Mr. Sultan, who became a professor at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, worked on a project about his mother and his father, who had been forced into early retirement. Using stills from home movies along with lush, colored-saturated pictures he took of his parents, the resulting book, “Pictures From Home,” was a deeply personal document but one that continued Mr. Sultan’s lifelong mission of exploring photography’s fictions.”

Read more from the NY Times…

Internet Photography Destinations of Note – 2009 | la pura vida

December 13, 2009

Internet Photography Destinations of Note – 2009 | la pura vida.

PD Article on MOCA’s “Hugging and Wrestling”

December 12, 2009

Title of the article: Photo/ Video exhibit on Israel at  Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland is First Rate.

That’ probably all you need to know to go see it if you haven’t already.  Or, read the article and then go see it. The last day to view it is Jan 10, 2010.

We’re Now in the “Campus District”

December 9, 2009

Good bye “Quadrangle”…or was it “Quarter” …  Hello “Campus District”.

I think this plan to revamp, revive and rebrand the district around CSU and Tri-C has potential.  One thing the PD article doesn’t mention is the art gallery presence in the district, as well as directly to the east along Superior (that and Asia Town).  It seems to concentrate on connecting CSU w/ Tri-C using E 22nd.  A good thing.

One thing I’ve noticed in this area (and in the adjacent “QuARTer) is the culturally vital and unique businesses widely scattered in a sea of dilapidated buildings.  Perhaps, a new fine arts building could anchor this corridor?  It could serve as a great public / university interface, much as the Wexner Center does in Columbus.  President Berkman?  Do you read CSUPhoto?

Read the Plain Dealer article.

Visit the Campus District website.

Stay Classy.

December 9, 2009

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Class may be over, but stay classy, people.  Enjoy your break and the holidays.  Keep those creative juices flowing.  I look forward to seeing many of you in the spring.  For the rest of you, stay in touch and keep a little piece of csuphoto in your heart. -M

Throwing It All Away at Crocker Park

December 9, 2009

So.  It isn’t art or photography related, but I felt the need to pass this one on.

It seems that the west side lifestyle center / shopping destination, Crocker Park doesn’t recycle.  Its almost 2010.  Give me a break.

Read this article and don’t give them any money until they change their policy.

Better yet: “Call the main office of Crocker Park at 440-835-9343 and tell them you want to speak to the general manager Darryl Whitehead or email Whithead at Tell him to allow the many businesses, residents and visitors of Crocker Park to dispose of their waste in a more sustainable way. He might be able to avoid one concerned citizen, but he can’t avoid us all. In a world with so many difficult environmental problems, it’s kind of nice to find one that can be so easily remedied.”

Ingenuity Fest Call to Artists

December 8, 2009

Ingenuity Fest is on the Bridge next year.  To find out more visit:

To participate, visit:

Small Worlds, Strange Worlds Review

December 1, 2009

Check out this review of the show curated by CSU alumnus Peter Jennings from Hello, My Name is Art.

Libby Rowe rocks.

Existential Crisis? You’re Not Alone…

December 1, 2009

Dealing with issues about being an artist?  Join the club. View a video piece by David Politzer on his webiste here.