In appreciation for our annual club exhibit at the Glen Burnie Regional Library, we received a very nice letter of appreciation.
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MPA’s first photography contest has been completed, and over 70 images are going to be on display at the Columbia Art Center from November 9 through November 30.
An opening reception is taking place on Sunday, November 12 from 2-4pm. We hope you will be able to attend to view images from very talented photographers in Maryland.
Congratulations to the following member for their awards:
Fred Venecia – 1st Place – Other Category
This exhibition from the collection of the National Portrait Gallery features Leonard’s iconic images of jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, The lonious Monk and Sarah Vaughan. This exhibition is available for booking.
In case you haven’t had a chance to go and see it for yourself, here is a review of the gallery show that features our very own Brian Flynn at Glen Echo Park’s Photoworks.
The images in “Mirror to the World”—the eighth annual documentary photography exhibit curated by District photographer Frank Van Riper at Glen Echo’s Photoworks—are worthy successors to the franchise. But the degree to which the exhibit owes its success to the accompanying captions—rather than just the images—shouldn’t be underestimated.
Interested in Showcasing Your Images at an Art Gallery?
An attempt is underway for photography clubs in the Baltimore area, and surrounding counties, to work together to have one of the largest exhibits of photographic images ever on display. As many as 70 images may be chosen. There is no cost to submit your images for consideration. The only requirement is that you be a Maryland resident, and that if your image(s) are chosen, you must have them printed, matted, framed and wired*. All images on display can be sold, with you receiving 60% of the proceeds, and the gallery receiving 40% of your selling price. The art gallery where the images will be display is the Columbia Art Center in Howard County.
All images submitted will be juried by no less than 3 experienced photographers.
All images submitted must comply with the following:
- No more than two (2) images can be submitted
- No greater than 1 MB in size
- Longest side must be no greater than 1,024 pixels
- Contain no watermarks
- No nudes or images that would not be in good taste are allowed
- Each image must be labeled: Image Title_Your Name_Your Photography Club Name
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2016
Questions or to to submit your images for consideration, send them to: MarylandPhotographyAlliance@gmail.com
The Glen Burnie Regional Library expressing their thanks and appreciation for our recent club exhibit.
Today Club members hung our annual club exhibit today at the Glen Burnie Regional Library. We have 35 images on display. If you have a chance, please stop by the library this month and have a look. The exhibit comes down January 31st.
At 10:00 AM on Jenuary 2nd, we will meet at the Glen Burnie Regional Library to setup our annual exhibit. Each member can bring three to four images matted, framed, ready to hang with wire on the back. We will need a ladder and t-pins or drapery hooks to hang the art work. Work cannot be listed for sale. Business cards may not be displayed with the exhibits. It is appropriate to display the photograph’s title, the name of the photographer, and their town of residence. (For example: “Still Life” by Janet Jones of Crofton.)
We will need around 10-20 photographers to submit up to three images each. Please don’t forget to prep your prints over the holidays .
There are still openings in our 2015-16 schedule. If you have any suggestions for 2016, please send Ron Peiffer and Chuck Gallegos an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 2: Exhibit Setup – At 10:00 AM we will meet at the Glen Burnie Regional Library to setup our annual exhibit. Each member can bring three to four images matted, framed, ready to hang with wire on the back. We will need a ladder and t-pins or drapery hooks to hang the art work. Work cannot be listed for sale. Business cards may not be displayed with the exhibits. It is appropriate to display the photograph’s title, the name of the photographer, and their town of residence. (For example: “Still Life” by Janet Jones of Crofton.)
January 6: Program: Macro Tabletop Night – Club members will bring their cameras and stuff to photograph. The challenge will be macro photography. Good items to bring include anything but flowers are always popular. If you have strobes bring them. Also backdrops and tablecloths can be useful. Unlimited members will work with novice members to share tips and tricks to macro photography.
January 13: Contest – We will hold our January Digital contest for both novice and unlimited members. Only paid members may compete. Members may submit up to three digital images. The theme will be “Open” so anything goes. The rules for competitions are available at http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/
January 20: Program: How Did You Do That? Part II – Part I went so well back in November, we have decided to give it another go letting other photographers show us how they post processed their images to get the final works of art.
January 23: Field Trip – Smithsonian Insect Zoo – We will drive down to D.C. to visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, O. Orkin Insect Zoo and Butterfly Pavilion. The museum is open from 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM daily. Tarantula Feeding Demonstrations Sat-Sun 11:30, 12:30 & 1:30
January 27: Contest – Color/Monochrome – We will hold our January color and monochrome print contests for both novice and unlimited members. Only paid members may compete. Members may submit up to three color prints and up to three monochrome prints. The theme will be “Open” so anything goes. The rules for competitions are available at http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/
January 31: Exhibit Take Down – At 1:00 PM we will meet at the Glen Burnie Regional Library to take down our exhibit. Each exhibitor is expected to come and pick up their photographs.
I wanted to call your attention to a couple of photography-related things I’ve recently seen. The first is an exhibit at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. titled Man Ray – Human Equations. The short version description is this: Man Ray discovered a series of 3D mathematical models in a Paris University in the early 1930s and first lit and oriented them for the purposes of making photographic abstracts which he then used as source material for paintings. The exhibit features the paintings and some of the original models and photographs on which they’re based.
What I found interesting about the exhibit from a photography standpoint is how Man Ray saw human forms in the models and used lighting and composition to interpret them in photographs and paintings. If you’ve ever struggled with how you might photograph sculpture in a way to transform it into something of your making this exhibit will give you plenty of food for thought.
The second item is a documentary on photographer Dorothea Lange. It’s titled American Masters – Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning. It was produced in 2014 and recently became available as a free streaming offer on Amazon Prime Instant Video. It’s available on DVD and probably other streaming services as well. I knew a little bit about her and her work, but had never really researched her like I have many other photographers. Long story short, she was an amazingly talented photographer, and an especially gifted environmental portraitist.
Man Ray–Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare explores the intersection of art and science that defined a significant component of modern art at the…
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