Archive for February, 2011

February 28, 2011

CSU Visual Art Merit Scholarship Competition « CSU Photo

February 28, 2011



CSU Visual Art Merit Scholarship Competition « CSU Photo.

Snow Day: Fri, Feb 25

February 25, 2011

Between President’s Day and today’s snow day, I haven’t got to see you guys much this week. To keep things on track:

Photo I: Continue to shoot for your project. If at all possible, it would be great to come to class with another roll or two developed so you can spend class time printing. You may also process film on Mon, but it isn’t the best use of your class time.

Photo II & III: We will continue our instruction with stroboscopic lighting on Mon.  In the meantime, make plans for your 3 part lighting assignment.  Work on ideas, find models and gather materials for your still life.

Enjoy your extended weekend.

Photorama Camera Show

February 23, 2011
Photorama USA
~ Sunday, March 6, 2011 ~
Cleveland-Akron CAMERA
Days Inn & Conference Center(Quality Inn)
(330)659-6151 (off I-80) East Exit 173, S. on Rt 21,
4742 Breckville Rd., Richfield, Oh
60-6 Ft tables $55ea
$6 Admission, $5 with coupon, Students $2 with ID

For Information: Photorama USA 248.252.8934
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Shepherd Weita in Two Juried Shows

February 16, 2011

This International Call for Entry received submissions by women from 14 countries and 25 US states. These photographs from women  around the world that demonstrated a smart and critical take on women with cameras in this day of a more open and subtle notion of gendered identity.

Submissions were only limited by their imagination and covered a broad range of challenging, personal, emotional, and political issues facing women today.

Women’s work-life, home, family, friends, relationships, life partners, gay, lesbian, hetrosexual, politics, equal rights, stereotypes, causes, roles and personal wishes. Woman as Photographer was curated by Christina Chang, Assistant Curator, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ephemera is an exhibit open to all mediums. Works selected for this exhibit will explore the notion of time, impermanence, illusion, ruin, and/or the temporary as primary characteristics.  Ephemera may apply to any process, material, subjects or ideas inherent to the work.  Both experimental and traditional approaches are encouraged.

Student Art Show: 2 Calls

February 15, 2011

Greg Martin Wet Plate Demo at Tri-C

February 15, 2011

Greg Martin will be speaking to Tri-C’s History of Photography class at 6:00 and then moving to the C Atrium to do a demonstration of the wet plate/tin type photographic process at 7:00. It is quite an amazing process and will be a great opportunity for everyone to see the roots of photography in 3-D. Both lecture and demonstration are free and open to the public although seating is limited for the lecture.
They will be having a raffle that evening and the winners of that raffle get to to be the subjects of Greg’s photos. There will be 4 drawings and all proceeds and donations will go directly to the Digital Media Group, a student group at Tri-C whose goal is to provide its member with educational, cultural and marketing opportunities related to photography. Raffle tickets are $5.00 (no limit.) This a great opportunity for someone to have a beautiful tin type or glass plate photo done of themselves or of the subject of their choice and benefit Tri-C’s Photography students as well.
Tri-C is located at 11000 Pleasant Valley Dr. in Parma.

Camera Obscura in Rhodes Tower

February 9, 2011

Photo I in the camera obscura. Click for high resolution.


Students from Brittany Hudak's Intro to Western Art class. Click for high res.

Rhodes Tower room 1644 will be a camera obscura until next Wed, Feb 16.  If you have any interest in checking it out, please let me know.   The camera obscura is on the 16th floor and faces east.

Special thanks to Debra Shepherd and CSU’s Interdisciplinary Program.

Breaking Ground for Museum of Contemporary Art

February 8, 2011


The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland is going back home, so to speak… Read more here: Supporters break “ground” for the new Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland at Uptown in University Circle |

A Diaspora of Artists from Utne Reader

February 4, 2011

Another article about the trend of artists leaving art capitals for cities like Cleveland. Read it here: A Diaspora of Artists – Arts – Utne Reader.