Second Annual Fine Art Exhibition – “Singular (Point of View)” – at the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

The Los Angeles Center of Photography proudly presented its Second Annual Fine Art exhibition – “Singular (Point of View)” – an incredible collection of fine art photography selected by juror Crista Dix.  Opening reception is Friday, May 19, 7-10 pm

Exhibiting artists: Adam Gerlach, Alina Marin-Bliach, Allyson Klutenkamper, Andi Schreiber, Andrew Caldwell, Angelica Petryshyn Ariya Bunyapamai, Barbara Noah, Beatrix Reinhardt, Beth Maier, Bill Tancer, Brian Kosoff, Britta Baumann, Carl Shubs, Chloe Meyner, Chris Ireland, Cody Bratt, Diane Silverman, Eleonora Ronconi, Enrique Landgrave, J. K. Lavin, Jennifer Pritchard, Jessica Chappe, Jessica Chen, Jung S Kim, Lisa Gizara, Lisa McCord, Louisa St Aubyn, Mark Uhalley, Peter J Baumgartner, Qin Zhang, Raquel Natalicchio, Sally Ann Field, Sandrine Hermand-Grisel, Sandy Kroopf, Sarah Malakoff, Sean Du, Susan Greene, Susan Swihart, and Zoe Aparicio.  Click here to see photos

(above text taken from LCOP press release)

LACP’s Second Annual Fine Art Exhibition – “Singular (Point of View)” – 2017

Myself and faculty and students from Tarleton took a field trip to New York City in April of 2017.  Students got to see the Whitney Biennial, the Museum of Modern Art, the Met, the Brooklyn Museum and others.  They visited for a couple hours with artists Josh Nierodzinski and Natasa Prjelvic to talk about graduate programs, residencies, and studio and professional practices.

New York City Student trip 2017

I am excited to announce I will be co-chairing this years Society For Photographic Education – South Central Regional Conference with my good friend and colleague Jennings Sheffield.  Here is the press release and the call for proposals.  More information can be found on the SPE national website.


When October 13-15, 2017
Where Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Featured Speakers Charlotte Cotton, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

This year’s conference will investigate and discuss how the current vernacular of imagery is ever-changing in the 21st century. It is estimated that over 1.8 billion images are uploaded to the internet daily. We are living in a time when family snapshots are no longer consigned to be neglected in family albums but are now publicly shared and disseminated. As cell phone photography grows more sophisticated, and technologically so easily available, so does the curatorial and artistic sensitivities of the public. During this growth, and with technology so easily available, lens-based artists are incorporating new technology and methodologies while finding new ways to embrace and define the traditional foundations of photography. Drones, microscopes, satellites, the internet, and surveillance imagery, are all becoming part of the vernacular in which we experience lens-based images today.

For questions, please contact –

H. Jennings Sheffield, Co-Chair of 2017 SPE South Central Regional Conference, 254-710-6388.

Chris Ireland, Co-Chair of 2017 SPE South Central Regional Conference, 254 968 9274.

Call for Entries

Submission Details
Proposals can be for individual presentations, collaborations, workshops, and panels from member photographers, writers, educators, curators, historians, professionals, and students. Topics are not required to be theme-based, and may include but are not limited to, image-making, history, contemporary theory and criticism, multidisciplinary approaches and new technologies, and presentations of work in photography, film, video, performance and installation.

3/4 to 1 page abstract, preferably in pdf form. Include title, AV needs, space concerns, and CV for each presenter.

Minimum of 5 images, but no more than 10. Images must be sized to 1200 pixels on the long side at 100 ppi and saved as a jpg as Lastname_#.jpg. If selected, you will be asked to submit a higher quality representative image for the conference program.

Please send all proposals to: no later than June 1st with “2017 SPESC Conference Proposal” as the subject.
The conference organizers look forward to seeing your proposals!

This week I will be participating in the panel discussion Hooking the Non Major Into Art: Incorporating Creativity and Inspiration to All!, moderated by Angela Mircsov.  This is part of the Foundations for Art, Theory, and Education (FATE) 2017 Conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas City.  Happy to have a break from teaching to learn and be surrounded by good colleagues and friends.

My work is featured in the current edition of Light: A journal of Photography & Poetry.  The theme of the Spring 2017 is “dwell” and my work from the series Ordinary Time was chosen to be featured along other great writers and photographers.

You may buy the digital or print editions here.

My work Waiting for Mother to Hold Still is featured in the annual exhibition “Context 2017” on display this Spring at the Filter Photo Space in Chicago, IL.

(from the press release)

Filter Photo is pleased to announce Context 2017, our annual spring open call for lens-based work. This year the exhibition is juried by Natasha Egan, Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago (MoCP).

Context 2017 will open March 3, 2017 at Filter Space and will remain open through April 22, 2017.

Participating Artists

Gregory Albertson
Jane Fulton Alt
Melissa Borman
Jessica Buie
Javier Carmona
Jennie Castle
Jasmine Clark
Matthew Cronin
Barbara Diener

Whit Forrester
Denis Gillingwater
Jennifer Steensma Hoag
Chris Ireland
Frank Ishman
John Lusis
Alyce McQueen
Jesse Meredith
Mike Murphy
Arthur Ortiz
Nathan Pearce
Dawn Roe
Tema Stauffer
Marilyn Waligore
Hsiang-Lin Wang
Joseph Wilcox
Derrick Woods-Morrow
Guanyu Xu

My work will be on display in Budapest, Hungary at the PH21 Contemporary Photo Gallery exhibit “Punctum” on display from March 9th through April 4th.

from the website…

Roland Barthes in his Camera Lucida famously introduced the concept punctum in opposition with studium. Studium refers to the manifest content of the photograph that is responsible for creating interest in the image, and we may be interested in the subject of photographs for all sorts of reasons. However, it is only images with punctum that capture our attention for the sake of their formal photographic qualities, regardless of their depicted content. It is a detail of the image that sharply captures our attention, attracts us to the photograph and makes it stand out of the thousands of other photographs we encounter. It is a formalist condition, and discovering the presence of punctum in an image depends on the searching eye of the spectator. Thus punctum is regarded as a highly subjective notion by many, while others may argue that there could be objective ways of demonstrating the presence of punctum in some works. It is likely among the most challenging tasks for a photographer to create images with punctum but this is precisely what we are looking for in this exhibition.

Juror’s choice

Gary Justis: Weber

Honourable mentions

Wes Bell: Rapt No. 3 – Towpath Road, Accord, NY, USA

Michael Patrick Martin: Rancho Seco Park, Herald, California

Juergen Sarge: 8566090516

Exhibiting photographers

Ahmet Albayrak (Kayseri, Turkey), MB (Palo Alto, CA, USA), Nándor Balvin (Budapest, Hungary), Wes Bell (Medicine Hat, AB, Canada), Lindsay Brice (New York, NY, USA), Kati Bruder (Vienna, Austria), Evy Cohen (Paris, France), David Craven (Los Altos, CA, USA), Olivia Czarniecka (Wrocław, Poland), AnnieLaurie Erickson (New Orleans, LA, USA), László Gálos (Salgótarján, Hungary), Ying Min Goh (London, UK), Stephanie Guillen (Zurich, Switzerland), Pato Hebert (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Michalina Hendrys (Kraków, Poland), Karen Holmes (Alameda, CA, USA), Chris Ireland (Fort Worth, TX, USA), Steve Jacobs (Barcelona, Spain), Diana Nicholette Jeon (Honolulu, HI, USA), Gary Justis (Bloomington, IL, USA), Holly Lay (Las Vegas, NV, USA), Lodiza LePore (Bennington, VT, USA), Michael Patrick Martin (San Jose, CA, USA), Melissa Morano (Tenafly, NJ, USA), Boris Nazarenko (Moscow, Russia), Sarah Nesbitt (Detroit, MI, USA), Anastasia Potekhina (Moscow, Russia), David Querol (Barcelona, Spain), Paola Rizzi (Vigevano, Italy), Susan Rosenberg Jones (New York, NY, USA), Juergen Sarge (Köln, Germany), Stefano Scappazzoni (Passirano, Italy), Paul Stapp (Saint Paul, MN, USA), Gábor Szeley (Budapest, Hungary), Zoltán Vadászi (Budapest, Hungary)

Honored to be included in the 4th Louisiana Biennial: National Juried Exhibition that is open now until February 16th.  If you are passing through Ruston, LA (something I do more often than I’d expect, being in TX) than you should check it out.  Louisiana Tech has a great photography program.

Below is from the press release…

Louisiana Tech University School of Design

4th Louisiana Biennial: National Juried Exhibition

The Louisiana Biennial is the School of Design’s fourth national juried exhibition. This is a multi-media show for two and three-dimensional works, as well as video and installation works exploring any theme. The School of Design received over 175 artist submissions and a total of over 800 artworks from across the United States. This overwhelming response reflects a continued commitment and passion for the arts in our communities. We hope that the exhibition not only highlights regional artists, but also exposes all of us to contemporary works created around the country.

Through a blind jury process, juror Rachel Cook chose 50 artists to share their work in the exhibition. The School of Design would like to thank all of the artists that submitted to the show and encourage all to apply again in 2019.

Statement from Juror Rachel Cook:

“It was a great pleasure to participate in the juror process. It is always such a stimulating experience to see what various artists are working on across the country. I have a great admiration for artists continuing to produce and expand their creative and adventurous ideas. I selected a series of works to be included in the exhibition that I felt were provocative either in their use of materials–through experimentation with different mediums– or the ideas behind the work–some of which dealt with the artist’s exploration of their own background through frankness and humor. I am looking forward to seeing all the works together in the gallery space, as well as visiting with the faculty and students at Louisiana Tech University. ”

Participating Artists: Deirdre Argyle, Leticia Bajuyo, Win Bruhl, Elizabeth Claffey, Jonathan Clayton, Aaron Collier, Anita Cooke, Kerstin Dale, Nick Davis, William DePauw, Craig Dongoski, Annie Donovan, AnnieLaurie Erickson, Ashley Feagin, Sherman Finch, Shawna Gibbs, Meghan Grubb, Leslie Gruesbeck, Garrett Hansen, Camden Hardy, Shana Hoehn, Chris Ireland, Kevin Jones, Tressa Jones, Kevin Kennedy, Jasper Lee, Andy Mattern, Geoffrey Miller, Sean Morrissey, Joseph Mougel, Lake Newton, Kristin Powers-Nowlin, Stephanie Palazeke, Vesna Pavlovic, Jeffrey Rinehart, Judith Row, Yoshie Sakai, Vitus Shell, Fazilat Soukhakian, Jeremy Speed Schwartz, Adrianna Speer, Morgan Stephenson, Diana Synatzske, Chris Taylor, Kristine Thompson, Amelia Toelke, Samatha VanDeman, Emily Verkamp, Thomas Whitworth, Michael Yankowski

Juror Biography:

Rachel Cook is a Curator at DiverseWorks in Houston. Her curatorial work reconsiders the relationship between images and objects, and investigates gestural language and methods of delegation embedded within performative and participatory work. While at DiverseWorks, she organized commissioned projects by Keren Cytter, Danielle Dean, Tony Feher, Oliver Herring, Chelsea Knight, Liz Magic Laser, Kristin Lucas, Pepe Mar, Heather and Ivan Morison, Sheila Pepe, Sondra Perry, Mark Tribe, and Wu Tsang. Her writing has appeared in a number of art journals, including Modern PaintersFlash Art, and Prospect 3’s catalog. She is currently the Guest Editor of Art Lies for Gulf Coast, a journal of literature and fine arts.

Prior to joining DiverseWorks, Cook worked for dOCUMENTA(13)’s publication team, and was a fellow for the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York. Cook holds a MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Last year she received a Curatorial Fellowship from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to research a series of Walker Evans’ photographs from the African Negro Art exhibition at MoMA in 1935.

The School of Design at Louisiana Tech University has two gallery spaces available to artists working in all media, including: painting, drawing, video, printmaking, installation, sculpture, photography, ceramics, fiber, and digital works. The mission of the galleries at The School of Design at Louisiana Tech University is to contribute to student and community learning through exposure to the work and philosophy of nationally recognized contemporary artists working in the visual arts.

The gallery committee is a fully volunteer group made up of dedicated Tech faculty, responsible for all exhibitions at the School of Design: Nicole Duet, Frank Hamrick, Raluca Iancu and Kyle Triplett.

My work Dad Standing in Front of Things 1943-1990 is featured in the exhibition Family at the Umbrella Arts Gallery in New York, NY.  The show opens up Thursday, February 2nd with a reception on the same day at 6pm.

The exhibition Where I Come From at Ohio University is opening this week on January 17.  I have work included in the show from my series “Ordinary Time”.  The show is up till February 18th with a reception/talk by the juror Hans Gindlesberger.

From the Press Release….

Ohio University’s Photography and Integrated Media Department and the School of Art and Design proudly present the exhibition “Where I Come From,” as part of the Alternatives biennial, on view January 17 through February 18 in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall. There is an artist’s talk by the juror Hans Gindlesberger, February 16 at 5:00 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium, followed by a closing reception 6:00–8:00 p.m.

The exhibition, featuring 30 pieces, representing 17 artists and 11 states, examines the title claim, “Where I Come From,” as a point of departure to consider questions of the landscape of identity from historical, geographical, familial and other influences.

“Where I Come From” is part of a long-standing biennial juried exhibition called “Alternatives,” organized by Ohio University’s M.F.A. Photography + Integrated Media program in the School of Art + Design since 1980. “Alternatives” has achieved national recognition for its leadership in forging new definitions in the medium by emphasizing the work of photographers in the conceptual forefront of the practice.

This year’s juror, Hans Gindlesberger, is assistant professor of photography at Binghamton University. He earned his M.F.A. in photography from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2006 and his B.F.A. from Bowling Green State University in 2004. His projects examine the ways we are a part of, and apart from, the places we belong. His practice spans documentary and staged photography, narrative and experimental video, book arts, the pre-cinematic moving image, and interactive installation. Gindlesberger’s work has been included in national and international exhibitions and festivals.

Artists included in this exhibit include: Tamara Cedré, Lauren Davies, Emily Denton, Adrianne Der Marderosian, Yuxiang Dong, Nicholas Gaffney, Alex Grabiec, Pato Hebert, Chris Ireland, Megan Jacobs, Christopher Lineberry, Allen Morris, Natasha Rudenko, H. Jennings Sheffield, Erin Tokarz and Aaron Wax.

The Ohio University Art Gallery is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Admission is free and open to the public.

“Where I Come From,” Alternatives Biennial

Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall, Athens

January 17, 2017–February 18, 2017

Juror reception and talk: February 16, 5–8 p.m.

Artist talk by the juror Hans Gindlesberger at 5:00 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium

followed by a closing reception 6:00–8:00 p.m.