Thunderdome

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Thunderdome
October 13–October 14
October 16–October 28
Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Join me this weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio for the Midwest Regional Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Conference and Fotofocus, a month long celebration of photography. Be sure to stop by the Clifton Cultural Arts Center and see work from Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) Photography students and alumni, Cosby Linquist (2012 MFA recipient), Crystal Tursich (2012 MFA recipient), Marcus Morris (2012 Photo Major), Lian Dziura (2012 Photo Major), Henry Scott (Junior, Photo Major), and Tom Hoying (Junior Media Studies Major).

This was a competition style exhibition in which 10 institutions exhibited student work and juror Dr. James Crump, Chief Curator and Curator of Photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum, chose 4 award winners, 3 Best in Show and 1 Honorable Mention. Cosby Lindquist and Marcus Morris won 2 of the Best in Show awards while Lian Dzuira received the Honorable Mention, all award winners’ work will remain on view in the Clifton Cultural Arts Center’s Gallery until Oct 28th.

In addition:

Rachel (Girard) Reisert (CCAD class of 2012, photo major) has a solo exhibition, Tropism at 1305 Gallery in Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine neighborhood on view until Nov 11th. Reisert also will give a brief presentation about the work at conference on Saturday, Oct 13th as an honor for receiving a MWSPE Juror’s Special Recognition Scholarship in 2011, these scholarships help students and adjunct instructors cover the costs of attending the larger national conferences held every spring.

CCAD Photography Professor Helen Hoffelt is exhibiting in two Fotofocus exhibitions, MWSPE Members Exhibition at The Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center in Covington, KY on view until Oct 31st and Images of the Great Depression: A Documentary Portrait of Ohio 1935-2010 at University of Cincinnati’s Sycamore Gallery on view until Oct 27th. In the latter she was invited to be a part of a group of 6 area photographers that re-photographed scenes Depression-era photographers documented long ago.

SPE student members can apply for scholarships to offset the cost of attending SPE’s 2013 SPE National Conference in Chicago March 7-10, 2013.

All awards include a 2013 national conference fee waiver and a one-year membership to SPE.

SPE Awards
Ten SPE Awards are offered and feature a $500 travel stipend to attend the national conference.

The SPE Award for Innovations in Imaging in Honor of Jeannie Pearce
Open to all eligible students working primarily with digital technology and is designated for work only possible because of emerging digital technologies-no alternative processes or gelatin silver prints. A project description describing how the work is possible as a result of emerging digital technologies is required as part of the submission process. Jurors will seek to award work that demonstrates the most innovative, unique, and freshest uses of digital technologies.

Jurors
This year’s jurors are SPE national board members serving on the Awards and Recognition Committee: Lupita Murillo Tinnen (Chair), Sama Alshaibi, Dornith Doherty, Dennis Keeley and Betsy Schneider.

Submit
Download the Student Scholarship Opportunities Form for full guidelines and instructions on how to submit online.

Deadline
November 1, 2012 @ 11:59 pm EST

Society for Photographic Education student members can apply for scholarships to offset the cost of attending SPE’s 2012 SPE National Conference in San Francisco March 22-25, 2012. All awards include a 2012 national conference fee waiver and a one-year membership to SPE.

SPE Awards
Ten SPE Awards are offered and feature a $500 travel stipend to attend the national conference.

The SPE Award for Innovations in Imaging in Honor of Jeannie Pearce
The SPE Award for Innovations in Imaging, in honor of Jeannie Pearce is open to all eligible students working primarily with digital technology and is designated for work only possible because of emerging digital technologies-no alternative processes or gelatin silver prints. A project description describing how the work is possible as a result of emerging digital technologies is required as part of the submission process. Jurors will seek to award work that demonstrates the most innovative, unique, and freshest uses of digital technologies.

The Freestyle Crystal Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in Black and White Photography
The Freestyle Crystal Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in Black and White Photography is generously sponsored by Freestyle Photographic Supplies. Freestyle’s goal in offering this award is to provide greater support for students working in traditional black and white silver imaging and alternative processes. One student will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize. The sponsoring faculty member will be presented with an engraved crystal apple. SPE provides a 2012 national conference fee waiver, and a one-year membership to SPE for both faculty and student. Please note: sponsoring faculty must teach at the institution where the student is currently enrolled. All light-sensitive processes, including alternative processes (Van Dyke brown, platinum, albumen, gum bichromate, cyanotype, kallitype, salt, liquid emulsion, lith printing, hand coloring, bromoil, modern day tintype, etc.) are eligible for this award as long as the end product is a gelatin silver or handmade alternative process print. No digital prints accepted.

Jurors
This year’s jurors are SPE national board members serving on the Awards and Recognition Committee: Christina Z. Anderson (chair), Sama Alshaibi, and Liz Wells.

Submit
Download the Student Scholarship Opportunities pdf for full guidelines and instructions on how to submit online.

Deadline
November 1, 2011 @ 11:59 pm EST

SPE Insight Award (for professional level members of SPE)
The Society for Photographic Education announces the SPE Insight Award to recognize achievements of significant distinction made by individuals to the photographic education field.
Measured from when careers first begin to days when standing ovations erupt spontaneously in lecture halls, SPE’s Insight Award symbolizes the realization of a national or international career or the launching of future endeavors to new challenges, ideas, and horizons.Photographers (in the broadest sense of the word today), as well as scholars, curators, writers, and visionaries –be their achievements rapid fire or accumulated over time– are eligible for the Society’s newest mark of recognition and distinction.The SPE Insight Award is an honorary designation without monetary stipend granted annually to up to five members. “Member” is defined by five years of cumulative membership. The Insight Award recipient shall demonstrate excellence in two or more of the following ways:

  • Innovative teaching
  • Sustained mentoring of colleagues or students
  • Broad contribution to technical, critical, pedagogical, or visual aspects of the field
  • Breadth or depth of exhibition or publication
  • Sustained presence in the field.

The designation will be conferred with the calendar year (e.g. 2011 SPE Insight Award) in which it is awarded. The honor carries no end date, and anyone so honored will be included in all subsequent lists of Insight Awardees.

The National Office will confirm eligibility of candidates and prepare a ballot for those that fit the criteria to forward to the National Board. The Board will conduct a vote. Recipients will be announced at the yearly conference. Attendance is not a requirement to receive the award, though winners will be informed of the honor in advance.

Members of the organization’s Board of Directors are not eligible to be nominated during their tenure on the Board but may nominate or provide support letters. Members of the Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC) may not nominate nor provide material support.

Insight Award Nomination Procedure
The selection process for the Insight Award:

  • A candidate must be nominated by aprofessional member of the Society using the official Insight Nomination Form.
  • A candidate must be an SPE member for at least 5 cumulative years.
  • No member may nominate more than one member a year.
  • Nominations are accepted year-round, but July 1st @ 5PM eastern time is the cut off for the following yearʼs award. IN AN EFFORT TO LAUNCH THIS NEW AWARD IN TIME FOR ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE 2012 NATIONAL CONFERENCE, THE DEADLINE WILL BE SEPTEMBER 30 AT 5PM FOR THE INAUGURAL YEAR ONLY.
  • The National Office confirms eligibility of all nominators, nominees and determine that the nominations are accurate and complete. The National Office will in turn prepare a ballot and distribute it with supporting nominations to National Board members for an electronic vote.
  • Board members will be ask to cast a vote for up to four candidates, depending on the quantity of nominations.
  • Up to five winners will be selected each year.
  • The five names receiving the most votes will be selected. If there are tie votes, those within the top five will be selected, but if the winner in fifth place is tied, there will be a run off vote to break the tie for the fifth winner.


Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Student members can apply for scholarships to offset the cost of attending the 2011 national conference in Atlanta, March 10-13, 2011.

Ten SPE Student Awards & The SPE Award for Innovations in Imaging in Honor of Jeannie Pearce feature:
* $500 travel stipend to attend the 2011 SPE national conference
* One-year membership to SPE
* Complimentary 2011 national conference pass

The Freestyle Crystal Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in Black and White Photography features:
* $5,000 cash prize
* One-year membership to SPE
* Complimentary 2011 national conference pass

Submit online!
Deadline: November 1, 2010 @ 11:59 PM EST

Download the 2011 Scholarship Opportunities Call for Entries pdf for complete rules and regulations.

via – www.spenational.org

Congratulations to Plural Design! It is great to see amazing work receive recognition!

Full details on the recently restored Professional-Development Fellowships in the Visual Arts, including the application form, have just been posted to the College Art Association (CAA) website.

Later this fall, CAA will award five grants of $5,000 each to outstanding students who will receive MFA degrees in calendar year 2011. Honorable mentions, awarded at the discretion of the jury, will receive a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the Annual Conference.

CAA’s Professional-Development Fellowships in the Visual Arts offer financial assistance to promising MFA candidates. Fellows are honored with grants to help them with various aspects of their work, whether it be for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for the studio. CAA believes a grant of this kind, without contingencies, can best facilitate the transition between graduate studies and professional careers.

Applications must be postmarked by Friday, October 1, 2010.

I recently learned that the great Hamza Walker was awarded the prestigious Ordway Prize! Congratulations Hamza, you deserve it!

“Hamza Walker, AB’88, Director of Education and Associate Curator for the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, has received one of the art world’s most prominent awards, the Ordway Prize.

Selected from a global pool of contenders by a jury of leading art figures, Walker received the curator/writer award for his “significant impact on the field of contemporary art.” Also honored was Polish artist Artur Żmijewski. Each winner will receive an unrestricted cash prize of $100,000 for the award, which is presented by Creative Link for the Arts and the New Museum.”

Read the rest of the article Renaissance Society curator/writer Hamza Walker awarded $100,000 Ordway Prize on the University of Chicago’s website.