Just started reading this book. Very excited since it has been recommended to me by a million people. It was suggested reading for Doug Beasley's workshop at CPW and I never got around to reading it. I will give a review when I am finished.

I have to say, that is one big advantage to the semi unemployed life--- reading time a plenty!

What are you reading right now?


NYFA MARK Artist Talk

I will be giving a brief artist talk at this event. Would love to see you there!!! It is free and we would all appreciate you coming and giving us feedback.

Rosendale MARK Artists' Talks

Throughout Spring 2010, 60 artists from five different regions of NY state participated in MARK, a program of New York Foundation for the Arts. Women's Studio Workshop, in its second year as a partnering organization with the MARK program invites you to attend artist talks by the 12 participating MARK artists in the Rosendale region.

Thursday May 27, 2010 6p-8:15p

Marbletown Community Center
Route 209 (Main Street in Stone Ridge, Also known as Route 209, directly across the street from Key Bank)
Stone Ridge, NY 12484

All participating artists will be giving a 5 minute presentation on their work. There will then be a 5 minute period of question and feedback.

MARK10 Rosendale Artists:
Michael Asbill
Cristina de Gennaro
Gordon Fearey
Allison Leach
Jill Parisi
E. Elizabeth Peters
Kaete Brittin Shaw
Elizabeth Unterman
Lori Van Houten
Pamela J. Wallace
Tona Wilson

MARK is the New York Foundation for the Arts'(NYFA) statewide six-month program for visual artists seeking a unique opportunity for individualized focus on the professional side of their creative practice. Partnering MARK organizations include Women's Studio Workshop as well as other arts organizations throughout New York State.

For more information on the MARK program visit nyfa.org/mark.


getting adjusted

I took a break from blogging for the past few weeks.

Getting this new semi-jobless life of mine into perspective.

It is slowly coming together. I think.

It is a beautiful thing to have time and freedom and I do not want to waste a second of it.

I get to be an almost full-time artist and I am slightly overwhelmed. Only because it is everything I have been asking for and I have to figure out how to make it work for me. Believe it or not- I still do not have as much time as I need to be in the studio or out shooting. Very complicated.

On the flip side, looking at new work is as important to me as making it. So, I will be headed to NYC for New York Photo Festival in Dumbo starting this Thursday. A lot of very interesting exhibitions and speakers over the 4 day event. I look forward to taking it all in and digesting it thoroughly.

The festival is very cool because it organizes several exhibitions and constructs a panel schedule around the topics of each show. The visiting curators include Vince Aletti, Erik Kessels, Fred Richin and Lou Reed.

In addition, they have a very large portfolio review event. Many wonderful reviewers are invited to participate--- it is a great place to showcase your work. Will most surely take advantage next year when this newer work is further along.

NYC is buzzing with photography that is not related to NYPH. Some of the exhibitions I plan on seeing:

KlompChing Gallery in Dumbo (very close to the NYPH events) will have a reception for Helen Sear on Thursday evening.

image by Helen Sear, courtasy of the Klompching Gallery

MoMA has a tremendous amount to see: William Kentridge (through May 17), Henri Cartier-Bresson (through June 28) & performance by Marina Abramovic (through May 31). I can seriously spend the entire day here-- and I just might end up doing that.

The last big thing on my list that I have to see is:

Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video & Performance at the Guggenheim.

I will keep you updated....