The Museum/Gallery Paper is now due on: October 28th at the beginning of class. This provides an extra week to visit the Walker, MIA, Weisman, or other art space in the cities for your response paper.
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Alec Soth, untitled, 2008
I found this great site today that showcases a bunch of important photographers. Check it out: http://photography-now.net/international_photography_index/
by Lewis Baltz
The CLA Student Board is hosting an Art Fair eligible to all CLA students upon which they have the opportunity to win prizes up to $200.00. We are looking for 2D, 3D and Reproducible pieces. 2D consists of paintings, 3D consists of any type of sculpture or object with mixed mediums, and Reproducible consists of photography or images that can be reprinted. There is no entry fee for the Art Fair.
The event will take place on Monday November 22nd from 9am to 4pm, and again on Tuesday the 23rd from 9am to 1pm. The awards ceremony will begin promptly at 1:00pm on Tuesday. Artists have the opportunity to be chosen for various awards, including Dean's Choice, People's Choice, and others.
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In preparation for the final portfolio, I have posted the online sign up sheet for next week's student conferences. Enter your name and choose one time slot either for Tuesday or Thursday. Here is the link:
For your scheduled conference you must bring 2-3 final project ideas to discuss with Stefanie and myself. To help us understand your direction, bring rough sketches, inspiring books, photographs, models, or some other physical materials. This does not need to be finished work by any means, but something other than verbal information is required. Note that the student conferences are part of your grade for the final portfolio, so take this seriously and do not show up empty-handed.
I am eager to see what you all come up with. The goal of the conferences is to help guide and clarify your path for the final. It's early still, so there is time to try different ideas and see what works.
by Taryn Simon
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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARTIST PRESENTATION
In preparation for the presentation, you will need to acquire 10-15 images from your artist including the title and date. These must be organized in the sequence you intend to show the images (i.e. rename the files 01.jpg, 02.jpg, 03.jpg, etc.). It is required that you send me all your images in a single email by 5pm the day before your presentation (this is so I can arrange the files on the computer in correct order). Failure to send me the files completely and on time will adversely affect your grade. So be sure to get this done! The earlier, the better.
Prepare a 15 minute in-class presentation about the life and creative work of your artist. Show images with dates, medium (and size if possible). In particular, talk about his/her artistic approach, time in history, and his/her impact on the art world. Who were some of his/her contemporaries? What new ideas did he/she bring to the medium? Which work of his/hers did you respond to and why?
A NOTE ABOUT FINDING IMAGES
Google Images is a good place to start, but an excellent presentation will go beyond that source and mine not only the artist's website (where possible), but also artist books from the library. The DSB (computer lab between the darkroom and the photo classroom) has a scanner you may use if you explain to the person working at the desk that you are in my class and need to prepare images for a presentation. If you take this route, be sure to compress your images to a reasonable size before you email them to me (i.e. around 500KB each).
from The Architect's Brother by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
As I mentioned in class today, this is a great source for hard-to-find photography books.