Tuesday, July 29, 2008

FotoWeek DC Call For Entries‏

Today, FotoWeek DC issued a call for entries to the first annual FotoWeek DC Photography Competition, as part of its mission to establish itself as the "nation’s premier photography festival."

The first annual FotoWeek DC celebration will take place between November 15 and November 22, 2008. In addition to the photography competition, FotoWeek DC will feature gallery openings, lectures, educational workshops, portfolio reviews, book signings, and special offers on photographic services and merchandise from local area retailers.

The FotoWeek DC Photography Competition is open to all professional, amateur and student photographers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia and will feature over $37,000 in cash and prizes, including a $5,000 cash award for Spirit of Washington, DC, and will culminate in a gala awards ceremony and dinner to be held at National Geographic’s Headquarters in downtown DC on Saturday, November 22. National Geographic is one of the principal sponsors of FotoWeek DC.

The FotoWeek DC Photography Competition will recognize, highlight and honor the most talented professional, student and amateur photographers across the metro DC, Virginia and Maryland area, celebrating their achievements in the community of their peers through submissions of work in six categories. Competition finalists will have their work displayed at the FotoWeek DC Gallery and Welcome Center in Georgetown.

Prominent professionals in photography will serve as jurors, including uberphotographer Joyce Tenneson (with tons of DC area roots and one of the world's leading fine arts photographers), my good friend and the Corcoran Gallery of Art's photography curator Philip Brookman, Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice and many others.

For information on eligibility, entry fees, categories, entry requirements, prizes and deadlines, and the complete list of judges, please visit the FotoWeek DC website here.

This is a good thing; go forth and participate.

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Washington Speaks

Campello Reviewed

Elise Campello as BeautyNo, not me, but my daughter Elise gets reviewed again in "Beauty and the Beast" - A quote:

Elise Campello plays Belle just as she should: as a strong-willed smartypants who happens to also be a stunner. Campello's rich voice is showcased in such tunes as "A Change in Me," which will produce goosebumps.
Read the Herald review here.

She's going to New York soon... stand by for waves.

Opportunity for artists

Deadline: August 4, 2008

The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, in conjunction with Sacramento County, invites artists to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a pre-qualified artist database for upcoming public art opportunities at the Sacramento International Airport.

This project, with a budget of $5 million, is the largest public art project in the history of the County. A number of selection panels will be established to review applications for the purpose of establishing a pool of qualified artists working in a variety of media. Media appropriate to the Airport Art Program includes sculpture, ceramic, mosaics, art glass, multi-media, artist-designed lighting elements, or any other durable materials suitable for long-term exposure in an airport environment.

Information of the Airport Art Program and an application form may be found at this website.

Opportunity for Video Artists

Deadline: September 30, 2008

Current Gallery invites video artists and enthusiasts to submit videos of all genres (experimental, animation, music video, documentary, short, home video, outtakes, unfinished films, scientific studies, etc). Works selected from this call will be featured in baltimore vs. the world DVD publication due out this winter.

baltimore vs. the world will incorporate two separate DVD compilations. One DVD will feature selected works from around the world and the other DVD will focus on selected works from Baltimore, Maryland. Accompanying the DVDs will be a booklet with interviews and support materials.

How to Apply: Please visit www.currentspace.com to download application.