Archive for October, 2014

Two Exhibitions on Nov 7

October 30, 2014

So, there are two don’t-miss exhibitions opening on Friday, November 7. Get your art on early that night to be sure to check out both.

First, Dana Depew’s return of Nineteen, his annual exhibition of local artists from his days at Asterisk Gallery. It will feature various media, including several photographic artists. See anyone you know?


The “19” invitational exhibition will serve as a visual commentary on the quality and richness of contemporary art currently being produced in northeast Ohio.

Opening reception Nov 7, 2014 – 6-9pm
RED SPACE Gallery inside Hotcards 
2400 Superior Ave E (at E. 24th Street)
Cleveland, OH 44114
Participating artists: 

Tom Bartel                    Lissa Bockrath
Jeffry Chiplis                Ron Copeland
Matthew Dibble           Scott Goss
Brandon Juhasz           Mark Keffer
Michael Loderstedt     Doug Meyer
Jason K. Milburn         Dana Oldfather
Jenniffer Omaitz         Edward Raffel
Eric Rippert                 Dan Tranberg
Mark Slankard            Grace Summanen
Laila Voss


Michael Loderstedt, Lake Rain with Swallow, archival digital print, 24″ sq. 2014




And then there’s new friend of CSU photo, Dale Yudelman‘s exhibition at Waterloo Arts:199

Dale Yudelman 
Knockin’ on Cleveland’s Door
November 7 – 23, 2014
Opening Reception: November 7 , 6-9 pm
Waterloo Arts presents the work of South African photographer Dale Yudelman, a Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion Artist-in-Residence and winner of the Ernest Cole Award – South Africa’s most prestigious prize for social documentary photography. Yudelman’s career spans two eras of South African history and across several continents.   Knockin’ on Cleveland’s Door includes impressions gleaned during Yudelman’s explorations of Cleveland as well as prints from his acclaimed series Life under Democracy, a testament of life in South Africa after two decades of democracy. Also in the exhibit are photographs by students Yudelman worked with during his Cleveland residency.
On Life Under Democracy
“Screaming like motherless newborns, his images smack the life into what we so easily perceive as ordinary… Yudelman delivers a personal, sometimes scathing, and often humorous account of our unruly and evolving democracy.” -Simone Tredoux
Waterloo Arts Gallery
15605 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH 44110

Society for Photographic Education Member Exhibition

October 22, 2014
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Melissa Stallard, Coon Dog, Speedwell, Virginia

Off the Web, On the Wall: An SPE Member Show
Nov 14, 2014 – Apr 10, 2015
Opening Reception: November 14, 2014, 5-8pm

SPE National Office
The ArtCraft Building
2530 Superior Ave #403
Cleveland, OH 44114

SPE members Bridget Conn (NC), Chadric Devin (MO), Annie Hogan (NJ), Allyson Klutenkamper (WA), Isabella La Rocca (CA), Emma Powell (CO), Miguel Soler-Roig (Spain), Melissa Stallard (OH), Kristina Varaksina (NY), and Brooke White (MS) will have their work featured in the upcoming exhibition, Off the Web, On the Wall 2.

Curated from SPE’s online member gallery, the exhibition represents members from all of SPE’s regional chapters, international membership, and its caucuses.

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, November 14, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Signed work by SPE artists will be available for sale and refreshments will be served. The exhibition runs November 14, 2014, through April 10, 2015, and is the second exhibition at SPE’s Cleveland Headquarters.

Talk on O. Winston Link at Akron Art Museum

October 22, 2014


Thomas Garver Lecture on O. Winston Link
Akron Art Museum
Thursday, October 23, 6pm

Thomas Garver is an expert on O. Winston Link, curator and author of books on Link and former assistant to the photographer. He was also the organizing curator of the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, Virginia. This will be an exciting opportunity to hear first hand stories from throughout Link’s career.

The Akron Art Museum, at One South High St, Akron, Ohio, 44308 (330-376-9185), is exhibitingAlong the Tracks: O. Winston Link in their galleries through November 9, 2014.

For more information:

Surreal Photography at CMA (via Scene)

October 13, 2014


Forbidden Games
Cleveland Museum of Art
Oct 19, 2014 – Jan 11, 2015
Free admission

Via Josh Usmani and Cleveland Scene:

Debuting this Sunday (Oct. 19), the Cleveland Museum of Art presents Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography. This free exhibition showcases the collection of art collector and filmmaker David Raymond. The Raymond Collection was acquired by the CMA in 2007 and features 167 photographs and illustrated books focused on Surrealist and Modernist Photography from the 1920s through 1940s.

The collection features artists from more than fourteen countries, including France, Germany, Soviet Russia, the Netherlands, Belgium and others, and includes a number of significant photographers, including Man Ray, Brassai, Maurice Tabard, Roger Perry, Alexander Rodchenko, El Lissitzky, Erwin Blumenfeld, a collection of 23 works by Parisian artist Dora Maar and many more.

Forbidden Games is located inside the CMA’s Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall. The exhibition runs through Sunday Jan. 11. Admission to the exhibition and the museum is free and open to the public.

Visit Cleveland Museum of Art’s Forbidden Games exhibition page.

Visiting Artist: Stephen Chalmers

October 8, 2014
Diann Remington (22) from the series Unmarked

Diann Remington (22) from the series Unmarked

Stephen Chalmers is a photographic artist and a professor of art at Youngstown State University. He will be visiting CSU photo next Wednesday, Oct 15 at 2:35. His work often deals with issues of loss, and of place. He earned his MFA from Southern Illinois University. You can view Stephen’s work on his website:

Photographer’s Forum Student Contest

October 7, 2014


You know that free photography magazine I distribute a couple times during the semester? It’s Photographer’s Forum. They hold an annual student photography contest. My students have had some success with this annual contest in past years.  It’s an affordable way of getting your work seen by a broad audience.

There are two ways  to enter the 35th Annual Student Photography Contest.

1. Entry form are available for students at CSU photo HQ for those of you old fashion enough who wish to submit prints or slides by mail.

Or,  download the PDF: 35th Annual Student Contest Entry Form PDF

2. Or simply enter online at

 Early deadline: $4.95 per photo by October 14, 2014.

Final deadline: $5.95 per photo by November 18, 2014.

AWARDS: One Nikon camera system plus a total of $4,000 in grants will be awarded to winning college students. Your students’ work will automatically be considered for publication inPhotographer’s Forum magazine as well as in the hardcover book Best of College & High School Photography 2015.

1st – 4th Place College Winners will also be inducted into Nikon’s Emerging Photographers Hall of Fame.

Photographer’s Forum is an award-winning magazine edited for today’s emerging professional photographer.

Dale Yudelman Visits CSU Photo

October 6, 2014
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Dale Yudelman visits CSUphoto.

Last Wednesday, Dale Yudelman spend a stimulating hour at CSUphoto HQ. We saw hundreds of precisely timed and balanced photographs. Dale was very gracious to engage us with his work and process.


Click to visit


Dale is working with Waterloo Arts on a Cleveland Foundations Creative Fusion residency. On November 7, an exhibition of his work, including new work created in Cleveland, will open. Be sure to attend, and say hello.


Click for a link to Waterloo Arts’ announcement.

Lab Hours: MB 220 digital photo lab

October 1, 2014

lab hours sign

MB 220: Photography Digital Lab

Monday: 10am – 2:30 pm

Tuesday: 12pm – 5pm

Wednesday: 10am – 2:30 pm

Thursday: 12pm – 5pm

Friday: N/A

Questions? email: m.slankard [at] csuohio [dot] edu or joannadruemitchell [at] gmail [dot] com

MB 217: Graphic Design Digital Lab

Monday: 10:30am – 1:30pm

Tuesday: 9:45am – 12:15pm , 3:30 – 4:30pm

Wednesday: 10:30am – 1:30pm

Thursday: 9:45am – 12:15pm , 3:30 – 4:30pm

Friday: N/A