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REGISTER NOW! SPE WEST CONFERENCE – Santa Cruz, CA

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Society for Photographic Education West Regional Conference

Fall • 2011

Are you coming to the Society of Photographic Educators West regional conference ‘Survival’ at Cabrillo College near Santa Cruz on November 18 – 20?

Reduced hotel rates are available until October 18th.  Book by this upcoming Tuesday to take advantage of the reduced SPE West rate at the Best Western Seacliff Inn in Aptos.  More information here.

The agenda and speaker time-table is now available online. Follow the ‘conference agenda’ link to see the list of speakers and all the weekend events. Our honored educator is Professor Brian Taylor and our featured speaker is Liz Cohen.

Social events planned: A Friday evening ‘mix and mingle’ event and a Saturday evening ‘meet-up’ for high school photography teachers. Please sign up for these social events when you register.

We have added a teaching workshop on Friday from 2pm – 4pm with Eric Joseph from Freestyle. Follow link to see more information on the Snapshot of the Industry, Cross-Over Processes teaching workshop.

Register for the conference and any ‘add-on’ events by following this EventBrite link. Please register soon to take advantage of the online registration – certain add-on activities are already sold-out.

STUDENTS:  Please sign up for the graduate critique or the portfolio reviews, there are only a few spots left.

Please feel free to share this email with colleagues.

The conference co-chairs are Lesley Louden and Jessica Hayes.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all!

 


2011 Call for Proposals • SPE WEST CONFERENCE

SURVIVAL~ Society for Photographic Education WEST Regional Conference

November 18th&19th, 2011 • Cabrillo College –  Santa Cruz, CA

Submissions Due: By midnight on Sunday, September 18th, 2011

For More Information Visit: SPEWEST.ORG

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: IMAGEMAKER PRESENTATIONS – LECTURES – WORKSHOPS – PANELS – TEACHING WORKSHOPS

The conference will invite image-makers, theoreticians and historians to propose papers and workshops that consider the notion of Survival. Survival, as endurance, can describe the sustainability of a custom or belief. Survival, as evolution, can investigate a natural process resulting in change. Survival, as individuals, can illuminate an inner-journey. Works may also address survival on a local or global level as an artist, photographer, educator, professional, community, species, culture, or environment. Questions that explore the survival of the current state of the medium of photography, including both traditional and new genres, in relation to artistic practice, commercial use, and photo-education are welcomed. All proposals are peer reviewed by the SPE West Board.
* The conference also strongly invites educators to propose workshops related to teaching.
** Proposals not specific to the theme WILL be considered.

FORMAT: Image-maker presentations – lectures – workshops – panels

  • Lecture or panel – historical or theoretical on a theme or another artist’s work (specify 30 minutes or 60 minutes).
  • Image-maker presentation – Image-makers may work in photography, film, video installation or performance (specify 30minutes or 60minutes).
  • Workshop/Round-table Discussion – a ‘how-to’ or information sharing forum led by one or more educators. Please specify materials, space requirements and estimated time needed.
  • Student Presentation: A shorter length presentation of your work and the program you are enrolled in (30 minutes).

SUBMISSION FORMAT: Image-maker presentations – lectures – workshops – panels
Please submit as ONE PDF document – the following information:

  • Name, address, phone, email, title of submission, additional speakers/panelists, and website if appropriate.
  • A 250 – 500 word abstract detailing the presentation or work submitted.
  • A 50 word biographical summary for each intended participant.
  • A portfolio of images ca. 10 – 15 images relevant to the theme or artist presentation (video artists please also submit a link to online video files). Please keep your image files small –recommend maximum width 1000 pixels @72ppi.
  • Choose a 30 minute time slot OR 60 minute time slot OR a 90 minute timeslot (for large panels) OR a Workshop format (specify time needed).
  • Please submit all submissions and address all questions to Julia Bradshaw Bradshaw.julia@gmail.com   Please include the word PROPOSAL and your name in the SUBJECT field.

2011 SPE West Regional Conference “Survival” • November 18-19 • Santa Cruz, CA

SOCIETY FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC EDUCATION WEST

SAVE THE DATE for the  SPE West 2011

Regional Conference Survival, taking place November 18-19, 2011 in Santa Cruz, CA.

Featured Speaker: Liz Cohen
Honored Educator: Brian Taylor

Hosted by: SPE West, Cabrillo College – Santa Cruz, CA

© Liz Cohen - Grinder ("Bodywork") 2006 Galerie Laurent Godin, Paris

©Brian Taylor Detail of "The Good Wife"

Friday Afternoon, Nov. 18th: Artist/Photographic Workshops & Teaching Workshops
Friday Night, Nov. 18th @ 8:30pm – Informal Portfolio Sharing • Wine & Cheese Party @ Sesnon House (for registered participants of conference) – After Honored Educator Talk

Coming Soon – MORE INFORMATION ON:

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: IMAGEMAKER PRESENTATIONS – LECTURES – WORKSHOPS – PANELS – TEACHING WORKSHOPS – ARTIST WORKSHOPS

The conference will invite image-makers, theoreticians and historians to propose papers and workshops that consider the notion of Survival. Survival, as endurance, can describe the sustainability of a custom or belief. Survival, as evolution, can investigate a natural process resulting in change. Survival, as individuals, can illuminate an inner-journey. Works may also address survival on a local or global level as an artist, photographer, educator, professional, community, species, culture, or environment. Questions that explore the survival of the current state of the medium of photography, including both traditional and new genres, in relation to artistic practice, commercial use, and photo-education are welcomed. The conference also invites educators to propose workshops related to this topic as well as topics related to teaching. All proposals are peer reviewed by the SPE West Board.

Submissions Due: September 18th, 2011

Conference Co-Chairs: Jessica Hayes & Lesley Louden


Society for Photographic Education West: Student Scholarships for 2010 Conference

CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: STUDENTS AND ADJUNCTS for SPE West Conference 2010, San Diego

All Submissions Due: September 19th, 2010

The conference invites image-makers, theoreticians and historians to propose papers or workshops that consider the notion of site as a place of contestation, collaboration or mediation today. The body as site, burial sites, fake sites and new landscapes, identity as site or border sites represent just some of the ways in which the theme of New Sites can be interpreted. The conference also invites educators to propose workshops or discussion groups on topics not specific to the theme. All proposals are peer reviewed by the SPE West Board.

Competitive scholarships waiving the registration fee will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students and to adjunct lecturers. Please see application submission information below.

SUBMISSION FORMAT: Scholarship Applications ~ The conference registration fee will be waived. Please submit as ONE PDF document – the following information:

  • Name, address, phone, email, and status (undergraduate, graduate, adjunct)
  • A 250 – 500 word artist statement and a 50 word biographical summary.
  • A portfolio of images ca. 10 – 15 images (video artists please submit screen captures and a link to an online video file). Please keep your image files small – recommend maximum width 1000 pixels @72ppi.
  • Please submit all submissions and address all questions to Melody La Montia. Please include the word SCHOLARSHIP and your name in the message field. Email: SPEStudent@earthlink.net

Co-chairs are Julia Schlosser – who is a lecturer teaching photography and the history of photography at California State University, Northridge – and Connie Begg – who is the Associate Director of Fine Art in the Graduate School of Photography at the Academy of Art University.


Cabrillo Gallery: Juried Show for California Artists

The Cabrillo Gallery seeks entries for…

CAL IF OR NIA:
All Media Juried Exhibition

Open to California artists working in any medium. One artist will be selected for a solo exhibition in the gallery during the 2012-2013 academic year and two cash awards will be presented. Selected works will be exhibited August 30 – September 24, 2010.
Entry deadline:  July 29, 2010 by 5:00pm

Click here for the PROSPECTUS

GUEST CURATORS
Ruth Braunstein, Owner & Shannon Trimble, Director of the Braunstein/Quay Gallery

Located in the South of Market Area (SOMA), Braunstein/Quay Gallery is one of oldest galleries in San Francisco, founded in 1961, and recognized as a leader in the discovery and promotion of regional artistic talent. The gallery was the first in the Bay Area to exhibit ceramics in a gallery environment. Long time associates of the gallery are John Altoon, Robert Brady, Mary Snowden, Peter Voulkos, and Richard Shaw.
www.bquayartgallery.com/

Cabrillo Gallery: www.cabrillo.edu/services/artgallery

Photo Philanthropy: Documentary Website & Resource

Photo Philanthropy is a site I just became aware of through the Society for Photographic Education website.  This site showcases the social documentary photographic work of Professionals, Amateurs, and Student photographers who partner with non-profit organizations and NGOs to tell their stories in photographs.  It is a great resource for both NGOs and photographers in getting the stories out there.

They put up my “Learning to Hope: Children, HIV, and Education in Botswana & Lesotho” for the African Library Project:

http://www.photophilanthropy.org/slideshow/gallery_lesley_louden.html

"Learning to Hope: Children, HIV, and Education in Lesotho" by Lesley Louden

"Learning to Hope: Children, HIV, and Education in Lesotho" by Lesley Louden

Soon they will have lists of NGOs that would like to have volunteer photographers photograph for them under this “Volunteers Opportunities” page.

A “Grant Opportunities” page and a “Workshop” page are two other great resource that they offer for photographers.


SPE West – Conference & Student Scholarship

Society for Photographic Education West Conference

“UnConference” & Retreat Document and Identity

Dec. 4-6th, 2009 – Evergreen Conference Center (ECCO) Oakhurst, CA

KEYNOTE: Catherine Opie
HONORED EDUCATOR:
Robbert Flick

Catherine Opie

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP call for entries: Winners will receive free admission and a weekend stay at 2009 West Regional “unConference” and retreat. Transportation to and from the retreat is not included.

To apply please submit the following by email:

1. In the body of an email list Your Name/ Category-Grad/Undergrad/ Your School/ email address/telephone number

In addition, include with the same email the following attachments.
2. Two to three paragraphs speaking about your current work and what your photographic ambitions are for the future.
3. One letter of reference from a school professor.
4. Five .jpg images of current work.

All documents (except images) must be delivered as PDF file attachments and be included with the original email submission.
Incomplete submissions will be disqualified. (Do not send multiple emails with various attachments – Only one email submission per student.) Incomplete submissions will be disqualified. Send submissions to Spestudent@earthlink.net

* The Evergreen Conference Center (ECCO) hosts groups of all types including University Arts Festivals. SPE WEST is not affiliated with any religious organizations.