Summer Residency and Juried East of the River show at Honfleur Gallery: Apply Today!

I’m jurying a show with the fabulous Renee Stout and Stephen Bennett Phillips over at Honfleur Gallery.  Also they have a summer residency with an application that is due on Mar. 1 – so plan ahead!  Here’s the details from their press release: Honfleur Gallery and The Gallery at Vivid Solutions are pleased to announce the call for submissions for the 5th Annual East of the River Exhibition, highlighting the creative minds of Washington DC’s Wards 7 and 8.  Artists living, working or with roots in the communities east of the Anacostia River may submit up to 20 images for review by the panel of esteemed judges:

Stephen Bennett Phillips

Director of the Fine Arts Program at the Federal Reserve Board

Renee Stout

acclaimed Washington, DC based artist

Susana Raab

Photographer, The Smithsonian Anacostia Museum
This year’s exhibition will focus on the presentation of bodies of work from up to six selected artists, to be exhibited at the Honfleur Gallery and The Gallery at Vivid Solutions. Proposals for works in progress will be accepted.  A $300 award per artist will be presented to each artist selected for exhibition, and in addition, an individual work selected as Best in Show will be announced during opening night reception.   The galleries are offering an optional Portfolio Workshop for interested parties, see the application for details.

Deadline for Submission: March 21st, 2011
Opening Night: Friday, August 5th 2011

To Apply:
Please submit the following in hard copy- email submissions will not be accepted:
$10 Application fee with check or money order
One Page Art Resume or CV
Artists Statement
Application Page with Image Info
CD with up to 20 jpeg images of work proposed for the exhibition.

Submit to:
Honfleur Gallery
c/o EOR Exhibit 2011
1227 Good Hope Rd. SE
Washington D.C. 20020

This exhibition is partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities


Full details are available under the News & Events section at: &

Job Opportunities: Education Week & NOVA Comm. College

Photo Editor—Print & Online

Education Week


Education Week, the respected, “go to” source for news and information on K-12 education, is seeking a creative and versatile Photo Editor to join a talented team of visually oriented journalists and media professionals dedicated to providing first-rate print and digital content for education policymakers, frontline educators, and wider audiences.


Published by the independent, nonprofit organization Editorial Projects in Education, Education Week spans multiple platforms, including a weekly print edition, a well-established online presence at and numerous specialty publications published throughout the year.


Duties include: Working with the Director of Photography, this individual will plan assignment coverage with reporters and editors; hire, coordinate, and negotiate freelance assignments with photographers; obtain photographs from wire and newspaper outlets; edit still images for a range of print and online products; plan print layouts with the design department and shoot and edit news video packages for Web usage. While this is primarily a photo editing position, the ideal candidate will also possess skills as a still and video journalist who can travel for assignments on occasion.


Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree and photojournalism/photo editing experience in a news organization is required. The job demands an articulate communicator, collaborator, and team player who is a creative and effective visual journalist possessing a proven ability to work effectively with reporters and other colleagues in a fast-paced but congenial work environment. An understanding of copyrights and proper photo usage, as well as an advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut, is required.


Salary is commensurate with experience. The office is located in Bethesda, Md., just outside Washington, D.C.


To apply: Send letter, resume, and appropriate work samples to or to Education Week, Dept. CB, 6935 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. No phone solicitations please. Closing date for applications is Monday, March 14.


and at NOVA more info here:

A hopeless pandemic circling the planet destroying meaning and narrative

Whether you agree or not, it is so refreshing to hear the words of someone speaking their mind.  Helps that he has a tenured university job, I guess.  Inflammation, thy name is Albert Chung. First I stopped in my tracks at this statement:

This crisis of meaning is pervasive throughout the visual arts, but it is very evident in a type of photography of banality that has come to be plaguing the field. Examples of this type of work can be seen in the work of William Eggleston, Stephen Shore, Nan Goldin, Phillip Lorca DiCorcia, just about all the contemporary German photographers, including Wolfgang Tillsman, Bernd & Hilda Becher, and back to the Americans Robert Adams, Garry Winnogrand, Lee Friedlander, the list stretches like some hopeless pandemic circling the planet destroying meaning and narrative, leaving us with nothing more than bland, boring frames that are now supposed to act as templates with which we must input and extract meaning.

And, I do admit, I felt a certain type of simpatico at this next statement, not from any sour grapes kind of thing, nor at the same type of work.  But you know the sitch: when you see some work getting so much attention and you feel, well this is really about nothing isn’t it?  Clearly this person has no clue what they are talking about or how pictures are made.  This is appealing to some reducto absurdum of neo-liberal guilt from people who have seldom experienced the bonafides of time spent in the trenches with the sprawling masses (or you fill in the blank) so this will assuage their do-gooder sense of self-worth without soiling their fingernails.  Do you feel me?  Well, perhaps this has never happened to any of my dear, intelligent readers. But do read on:

The system of art is in the hands of boring, talentless technocrats and administrators who have never experienced art through the act of trying to make it, but have the power to determine the aesthetic choice of art that is ultimately exposed to the world and to history . . .

Albert Chong via

Of course, one does want to point out that this must be the same system that is showing his work “primarily in museums nationally and internationally.”  But I get you, Albert, I do.  We’ve all been there.  Excuse me, I must take this call from Aperture.

“Art Should Be . . .

an echo, a feeling of your heart, a mirror, a container of memory.”

Jaume Plensa via WSJ