Sunday, October 24, 2010

Photo Club Information - Paper Prayers Project

The Photo Club needs your help! This year the club will be organizing the Paper Prayers Exhibition in the library gallery.
About the project:
The Paper Prayers Project is an AIDS awareness project and exhibition that links the visual arts with real lives. Held annually in different parts of the world, this project commemorates World AIDS Day on December 1. The tradition of Paper Prayers is derived from the Japanese practice of offering colorfully decorated strips of paper as a prayer for good health and well-being. They are a compassionate gesture, given anonymously to those who are less fortunate. The Bucks Paper Prayers project benefits Family Services Association of Bucks County.

How you can help:
Make a paper prayer and donate it to the project. Anything goes: color photos, b&w photos, collage, prints, ceramics, drawings, paintings, metal, wood, etc, etc. The exhibition will hang in the library from November 15-December 1, 2010. During this time, the paper prayers will be sold for $7 each. Proceeds from the sale of the paper prayers will be donated to Family Services of Bucks County.

Important info:
• Please be sure that your paper prayer is approximately 12 inches tall by 4 inches wide.
• Do not sign the piece - this is an anonymous exhibition
• Drop your finished piece into the box in the art office in Hicks.
•We would like to have the pieces by November 8, but we will accept pieces as long as the exhibition is open.
If you have a photograph and would like to have it printed for paper prayers, you can crop the photo to 12 x 4 inches and save it as a jpeg (preferably 150-240 resolution). Email your submission to We will print it and hang it for you.
Thanks in advance for your participation.

Congratulations to Mike Higgins & Robin Odland

One of Mike's photos and two of Robin's photos were selected by Juror Larry Fink for an exhibition at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA. If you would like to attend the opening reception the information is below.

InVision: National College Photography Exhibition
October 30-November 21, 11am-4pm daily
Opening reception: November 5 from 6-9pm
The Banana Factory
25 W. Third Street
Bethlehem, PA

Project Basho - Onward exhibition call for entries

Larry Fink is the juror for this the competition this year. A description of the exhibition is below, more information is available online:

Project Basho is pleased to announce ONWARD ‘11, an annual juried photography competition exclusively featuring the work of emerging photographers. ONWARD focuses on new work that continues to push the medium. With ONWARD, photographers have the opportunity to present their vision and talent to a broad audience. Through our partnerships with other photography organizations, photographers will have the chance to foster and grow a vibrant and rich photography community. There is no specific theme for ONWARD and submissions are open to any photographic medium from historical processes to new digital technologies.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Photo Club Announcements

The next photo club meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 19 from 12:30-1:30 in Hicks 118 (the photo classroom). Everyone is welcomed to attend. We will be discussing the Paper Prayers project and other photo club events.

Are you going on the Bucks trip to NYC this Friday? Bring your camera! The photo club is having a New York Trip Photo Contest. Submit your entries by Tuesday, October 26. Digital entries can be emailed (in jpeg format please!) to Prints can be dropped off in the contest box in the darkroom (ask your friendly photo tech if you don't see the box). The winning entries will be posted on the blog. . .other prizes to be determined.