Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Openings this weekend: Arts at Bucks, The Print Center

Events you may want to know about this weekend:

STUDENT ART EXHIBITION OPENING: Sunday, May 2 from 1-4pm. Do you have work in the exhibition? Come out to strut your stuff. Don't have work in the show? Come out to support your fellow students and friends. There will be food, music, an art sale and demonstrations. Bring your friends and family and come on down.

84th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION: PHOTOGRAPHY: Saturday, May 1 from 3-5pm at the Print Center, 1614 Latimer Street, Philadelphia. Bucks Photo Faculty members Julia Cybularz and Kimberly Witham have pieces included in this show. Juror Ingrid Schaffner will give a gallery talk at 3:30.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tim Davis Lecture at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

This Thursday photographer Tim Davis will speak about his work at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center from 7-8:30pm. A reception and book signing will follow the talk. This is a great opportunity to hear an artist speak about his work. The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center describes Davis' most recent project:
The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is excited to continue its free lecture and book signing series with photographer Tim Davis. Using the ancient city of Rome as his backdrop, Davis spent 11 months exploring the outskirts of the Eternal City with his large-format camera for his latest body of work, The New Antiquity. Instead of focusing on the famous ruins, Davis turned his camera toward the unique and often overlooked objects that litter the city streets. Referring to the decaying buildings and structures as “a soon to be ancient past,” Davis continued his exploration of the historical shift of archaeological sites by including similar scenes from China and the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Davis has the uncanny ability to show us what we have always seen, but have never noticed.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity.

Call for Entries at Gallery 125 in Trenton

Gallery 125 in Trenton, New Jersey is looking for photos for an upcoming juried exhibition entitled "Up Close and Personal." If you have some work which might fit this theme and are interested in submitting, information is available here.

Any plans for Sunday, May 2???

At 11 am Eastern standard time on Sunday, May 2 photographers all over the world will simultaneously record "a moment in time." This project is sponsored by the NY Times Lens blog. They ask that photographers take a photograph at the exact moment and then submit the work to the Lens blog. Here at the Bucks Photo Blog, we will be playing along. Take a photo at 11am on Sunday, May 2 and then email it to bcccphoto@gmail.com. We will post the best submissions on the photo blog. You should also send your submission to the NY Times for the opportunity to be chosen for their web site. Information is available here. Get ready, set, shoot!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Registration & Advising for Fall 2010

That time has come again - time to be advised and register for the Fall semester. Priority registration begins April 26. The following photo courses are available in the Fall Semester:
•VAFA 110 - Digital Photography Fundamentals - learn how to use your digital camera and the basics of photoshop
•VAFA 210 - Digital Photography II - advanced photoshop and portfolio development.
•VAFA 151 - Photography I - intro to black & white film - process your own film and print in the darkroom
•VAFA 157 - Photography II - advanced black & white darkroom work & portfolio development
•VAFA 211 - Studio & Light - Learn to use professional studio lighting - photograph portraits, products, etc in the studio.
•VAFA 257 - Large Format Photography - Learn to use a 4x5 view camera to create big, beautiful detailed negatives and prints.
•VAFA 196 - History of Photography - Learn the fascinating history of photography from Daguerre & Fox Talbot to contemporary artists.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Student Exhibition - The Results are IN!

A big thanks to everyone who submitted work for the student exhibition. This year we had around 200 photos submitted - the sad news is we are only able to exhibit around 30. Thanks to the entire photo faculty for assisting with the very difficult process of selecting work. If your work was not selected, please don't be discouraged! Lots of wonderful photos didn't make the final cut.
The list of selected photos:

Robin Odland Domestic Life #1 Photo II
Robin Odland Pumpkin Patch Photo II
Katie Attinello Untitled (Canoes) Digital Fundamentals
Ben Manns Carburetor Pinhole Intro to Photo
Jessica Badgley Handprint Intro to Photo
Jessica Badgley Jackie Intro to Photo
Victoria Linaberry Untitled 2 (window) Large Format
Micah Murdoch The Third Wheel Intro to Photo
Elena Dukat Untitled (man on bench) Digital Fundamentals
Heather Guzek Bad News Digital Fundamentals
Lauren Lynae Lerch Untitled (girl thinking) Digital Fundamentals
Dave Carter Wanderings Intro to Photo
Nicholas Ramsey Lamentation of David Large Format
Thomas Doran The Harrah Twins Digital Fundamentals
Rachel Mumbauer Untitled (dead rockers) Digital Fundamentals
Susan Kott Tattoo #3 Large Format
William Heasom Electric 4 Digital Fundamentals
Jena Marks Lonely New Yorker Digital Fundamentals
Molly Nadav Basement Windows Large Format
Nicholas Ramsey Yvonne Large Format
Ashley East Untitled (6x6 Holga) Intro to Photo
Kyle Thompson Alone Together Digital Photo II
Sharon Mastrosimone Billie Veiled Studio & Light
Annie Potts Tea Time Studio & Light
Jettie Sailor Cell Phone in Park Digital Photo II
David Wagner House on the Prarie Digital Photo II
Ben Manns Cyanotype (Beth) Photo II
Kristina Tregnan Two Females Photo II
Christine Hay Remember? Photo II
Jaime Lee Monreal Beach Twinkies Studio & Light
Molly Nadav Piano Room Weave Digital Photo II
Chris Kirk Untitled (tower & lines) Photo II
Kerrie Michener Pearl Jam on Stage Digital Photo II
Courtney Smyth Untitled (low key girl) Studio & Light
William Kraus can you buy. . . ? Large Format
Ashley East Untitled (Hollywood) Studio & Light

IMPORTANT: All work should be picked up from the photo office in Hicks 118 between now and April 19. We can't be responsible for work left beyond that date. If your photo was selected you must pick it up and then RETURN IT MOUNTED OR MATTED (not framed). MATTTED WORKS SHOULD BE DROPPED OFF AT THE HICKS ART CENTER GALLERY ON APRIL 16, 17 OR 19. Congratulations to all!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Annual Student Exhibition

Don't forget to submit work for the annual student exhibition. Please submit your best photos from your Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 classes. Photographs are due by 5pm on Wednesday, April 7. More information and submission forms are available in the Photo area. Submitted works will be juried by photo faculty - results will be posted on the blog and in signs in the photo area by Monday, April 12. Good Luck!