Call for Entries: Bay Area Photographers Showcase Call for Submissions, SF Bay Area, Modernbook Gallery

Applications are accepted December 1-14, 2010

Showcase of Bay Area Emerging Photographers:

Exhibition: March 2011

Reception: March 3, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm


Plan a photography exhibition from the start to the opening.

Students will organize a strong, coherent set of 10 of their own images for exhibition. Culminating the course will be an exhibition at Modernbook Gallery, 49 Geary Street, San Francisco. Through presentations by the instructor, critiques, discussions with owners Mark Pinsukanjana and Bryan Yedinak of Modernbook Gallery, and other guests, you will learn to define and present a body of work to a gallery and negotiate a contract for exhibition and sale (matters like pricing, editioning, matting, framing, hanging). In addition, you will write an artist’s statement, put together a resume, prepare a PR package, design and mail announcements, and plan the opening event. (Students should expect to print or have printed 12 high quality archival, fine art prints and additional costs associated with hanging the exhibition.) This course is suitable only for those who currently have a strong portfolio of images.

Between December 1-14, 2010 please bring 15-20 images in the form of finished prints (no CD’s or websites, unmatted photos OK) to Modernbook Gallery, 49 Geary, 4th floor, San Francisco (phone: 415.732.0300, hours of operation: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 am–5:30 pm). The images should represent the work you would want to exhibit at the exhibition—there will be no time to produce work, since the exhibition is curated in the first two class sessions. Brigitte Carnochan and the owners of Modernbook Gallery, Bryan Yedinak, and Mark Pinsukanjana, will be reviewing portfolios on December 15, 2010 and will be in touch with you via email by December 22, 2010 regarding your status.

The maximum class enrollment is 18. Please pick up your materials at the gallery by December 31, 2010. The gallery cannot store materials beyond the end of the year. The jurying process reflects our desire to make the class experience as rich as possible, with everyone working at a reasonably consistent level to create an exemplary exhibition. If you are not admitted to this workshop, do remember there are other Stanford Continuing Studies classes and workshops that might help you be better prepared the next time this workshop is taught.

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