Tonight: At the Museum of American Art Caring for your Photography Collection

Collectors, photographers, printmakers and lovers of legacies: Tonight at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, photographic conservator and author Sylvie Penichon will present a lecture of for collectors of contemporary photographs (hereafter referred to as “My People”). Technical information and tips for what to look for when acquiring artworks and preserving your collection will be discussed.  Come find out how to preserve your pictures for generations to come.

More info available here; My People I will see you at 6.

@AmericanArt

Holiday Shopping Local and Away

Looking for some art that supports a good cause? Two opportunities await you! Locals, attend the Washington Project for the Arts Icebox event, which I participated in last year and will triumphantly return to this year with small prints from my A Sense of Place series framed in vintage 4×5 film holders and accompanied by the catalogue of the same name.  It is quite an adorable and tactile gift, if I do say so myself, and only available at Icebox.  Thirty-five percent of the proceeds go to support the WPA and they kick off the event with a holiday shopping party with victuals and what-not. I purchased quite a few gifts there myself last year, and intend a repeat performance.  Here are the details:

December 3 – December 23
First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, December 3, 6-8pm
Special Shopping Event: Monday, December 20, 6:30-8:30pm

Washington Project for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of our second annual holiday gift shop, IceBox.  The shop will feature a wide variety of artworks and other handmade goods by WPA member artists. Participating artists include Double A Projects (Athena Robles and Anna Stein), Denee Barr, Sandy Gold, James Halloran, Linda Hesh, Ellen Hill, Rebecca Kallem, Alice Kress, Laurel Lukaszewski, Susana Raab, Amy Carmichael Smith, John Totaro, Katharine Watson and Claudia Vess. Featuring jewelry, small works of art, household goods, totebags and greeting cards, IceBox offers a great selection of creative, unique holiday gifts!

IceBox, which will take over the WPA office at 2023 Massachusetts Avenue NW, runs from December 3 through December 23. There will be an opening reception on Friday, December 3 from 6-8pm, in conjunction with Dupont Circle First Fridays, and a special shopping event on Monday, December 20 from 6:30-8:30pm. The shop will also be open Monday-Friday, from 12pm-5pm and by appointment.

A small selection of the Collect.Give crew.

Do you all know about Collect.Give? Brain-child of Milwaukee photo legend Kevin Miyazaki, it is a collective of photographers selling prints to support charitable causes of their choosing.  100 % of the proceeds go the charity, so what are you waiting for.  I’ve got a few prints left of Old Havana Street, Cuba, and will throw in a bonus prize for anyone who orders this month.

There are a multitude of photographers with causes to support: Jane Fulton Alt, Jonathan Blaustein, Mark Brautigam, Barbara Ciurej, Amy Eckert, Matt Eich, Jon Feinstein, Sarina Finkelstein, Elizabeth Fleming, Max Gerber, Ben Huff, Dave Jordano, Stella Kalaw, Melissa Kaseman, David Leventi, Lindsay Lochman, John Loomis, Kerry Mansfield, Mark Menjivar, Annie Marie Musselman, Moi, Ellen Rennard, Dalton Rooney, Kelly Shimoda, Emily Shur, Allison V. Smith, Aline Smithson, Brea Souders, Lacey Terrell, Sonja Thomsen and David Wright.

Kevin‘s also upping the ante with some more party favors:

To celebrate our one-year anniversary, we have exciting plans for the first week of December:

• From now through December 8, anyone who purchases a print will be eligible for the following gifts:

(4) $100 gift certificates to the photo-eye bookstore

(5) Food Journal booklets, created by collect.give contributor Mark Menjivar and Kate Bingaman-Burt

• One lucky buyer on Thursday, December 2nd (our official anniversary) will win a FREE PRINT:  Buy one, and have your name in the running for a second print of your choice (any still available), regardless of price.

To be eligible for any of the giveaways, you must email us with the date and print purchased: kevin@collectdotgive.org
If you’ve gotten this far, thanks for reading this.  I appreciate your support and hope to see you at Icebox tonight. I’ll be scrambling to get there on the later side. Do introduce!


Brilliant. Wm Greiner Print & Monograph on Ebay to benefit Haitian Earthquake Relief

© Wm Greiner

Silly me, I stupidly just donated directly to an organization working in Haiti.  If I just waited (and to be honest I just wanted to clear my conscience early, like when you are listening to public radio during a pledge drive and you just go and pledge that money so Ira Glass won’t be talking directly to you. I know, I am a woman of questionable good intentions.  Motivated sometimes by something not altogether empathy but a desire to just not feel guilt. At least I’m honest about it. Of course not the case with Haiti, which made that much more difficult to reconcile with how much blight that country has already suffered.)

Silly me, I could have bid my limited resources instead by this fantastic print and monograph by one Wm. Greiner, which he is auctioning off on ebay in a brilliant maneuver to raise funds for the people of Haiti, who certainly need funds (and water, HURRY!), and aid in great quantities, so I hope that not one of us is not moved to donate something, however seemingly insignificant.  Anyway, I already bid it up past my maximum.  Perhaps you will fare better. Best o’luck.