Last night the APA SF chapter hosted a portfolio review at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. The sold out event was a smashing success with many meetings and introductions. Plus there was fabulous food catered by Astellar Productions. Yummy pulled pork sandwiches. Always a thumbs up. Here are some photos of our wonderful reviewers and a few lucky photographers sitting in. Also a big thanks to our our sponsors Agency Access, Dickerman Prints, BlastDigital Studio and ARCHIVE Magazine for helping out with this event. [gallery]
THIS EVENT IS NOW COMPLETELY SOLD OUT
We've lined up an impressive list of world-class Creatives, Agents, Photo Editors and Curators. You choose three Reviewers to meet with, to help you refine your portfolio, and advance your career. In each 15 minute appointment, you'll be able to show what you do and who you are, and the reviewer will be able to offer you real-world feedback.
We’ve booked it at the impressive 111 Minna Gallery, around the corner from SFMOMA, and there will be an exclusive, no-host-bar Cocktail Hour at the end of the event, so you can get to know each other, and begin the collaborative creative process.
- Your membership must be current when you register, and on the event date
- Admission includes the no-host-bar private party from 9 -10 PM with the Reviewers
- Everyone who attends must be 21+ years old
- Register online, then email us your PRIORITIZED list of SIX top Reviewer choices
- Your THREE appointments will be booked close together whenever possible
- By 6PM on March 1, we will send you an email with your 3 confirmed Appointments
- Do not register if you will not be able to attend during the 6:00 - 9:00 Review hours
- Registration is required; space is limited for this special reserved appointment event
- Sorry, registration is not available by phone
- Please plan to get there well before your first Appointment on Review day
- We cannot change any appointments after we have confirmed them
- We will do our very best to book your three top Reviewer choices
- If a Reviewer has to cancel, we will re-schedule your next choice
- All payments are non-refundable. Thank you very much.
FREE BONUS REVIEW: Kristina Hicks, former Art Buyer at Saatchi & Saatchi LA will be at the special Agency Access Event Sponsors’ table where she will give brief, free, informal reviews of your work. No appointments with Kristina is necessary. Stop by in between, before, or after your scheduled appointments anytime.
Kristina Hicks former Art Buyer at Saatchi & Saatchi LA
The International Photo Awards juror and frequent APA guest lecturer was most recently an art buyer/producer at Saatchi & Saatchi in Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia, where she played a key role in their Toyota campaigns. She has also worked on campaigns for Volkswagen, Ocean Spray and The Truth Campaign, as well as event/music production for artists including Lenny Kravitz and Fleetwood Mac. Kristina’s love of photography dates back to the first time she held her father’s Leica 35MM Rangefinder. Now, as a Creative Consultant, the experienced portfolio editor and Los Angeles resident is excited to help other artists fulfill their commercial potential.
Last Thursday evening, February 7th. APA SF chair Christian Peacock and his creative partner Jody Frost presented “The Collaborative Spirit”. Together they talked about the invention of the creative muse “Isabella” and the transformative nature of serious illness. The well-attended event was the first of the year at the newly design Apple Store in downtown San Francisco. The audience of the well attended event where able to hear how two different creative voices can come together to express a new vision without any predetermined agenda. How Italy, illness, friendship and trust help ferment the muse. All photos shot by Jennifer Fox.[gallery]
About 125 people viewed the 36 impressive images of the Selected Works Exhibition during the three hour Opening Night party. This special event is just one example of the ongoing mutually beneficial partnership between the Academy of Art University (an APA Educational Institution member) and American Photographic Artists. Special thanks to Will Mosgrove, AAU Director of Graduate Photography for coordinating the Selected Works Exhibition.
The work shown comes from the 2013 one-hundred Something Personal" photo competition images that were selected as the best personal work of local, regional and national photographers. The judges selected the top thirty-six images from the show which are now on display through February 27th at the AAU's 625 Sutter Street Gallery. Gallery hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Current and Alumni AAU students represented in the show include: Stan Musilek, Rebecca Daniels, Dwight Eschliman, Yifei Gue & Tom Penpark, Jun Takano, Hemali Acharya Zaveri, Mark Hanson, Bailey Harada-Stone, Mercedes Merjil, Kristina Varaksina, and Sierra Hartman. More information and a complete list of Exhibitors is here. The entire 100 image Something Personal online Gallery is here. APA would also like to again thank the many generous sponsors (all listed and linked on the online gallery portal page) who made these two successful Exhibitions possible:
About 75 APA & APA EP members celebrated, Blackwell Files Photo/Event Space
LEFT - J. Michael Tucker, Shane O'Neill, EP Founder Richard Morgenstein MIDDLE - EP Founders: Ed Caldwell, Bob Houser, Bill McLeod RIGHT - EP Founder Bob Holmgren, EP Webmaster Rory MacLysaght ........... LEFT - Lisa Wiseman, Frank Gaglione, Anthony Lindsey
MIDDLE - Peter Samuels, Susette Blackwell, Christian PeacockRIGHT - Alison McCreery, Margo Moritz ....... SPECIAL THANKS TO : Our generous event Sponsors, The Blackwell Files, Dickerman Prints, and Birdman Inc. The Blackwell Files now has great Rental Studios ! Also, a big thanks to Casey Fyfe, for her excellent event photos. Casey works for Blackwell Files as a photographer and casting coordinator. All images above © 2013 Casey Fyfe www.caseyfyfe.com
We cordially invite all working photographers to actively participate in the American Photographic Artists 2013 Photography Industry Survey, the most comprehensive survey ever conducted by APA, to read the pulse of our exciting and ever-evolving industry. Unlike most other surveys, this one is conducted by pro photographers, for pro photographers.
Your anonymous participation in this survey will result in one of the best appraisals of the current state of our industry, as well as help uncover future trends, and facilitate planning. Questions cover a wide range of important subjects including rates, marketing, technology and production. The survey results will benefit photographers who want to know where they stand in this ever-changing business landscape, and arm us all with vital information that will help us succeed in moving our businesses forward.
We have created a sophisticated survey with a special system that lets you opt in to be eligible for the great prizes. Your identity will only be accessible if your email is randomly selected as a winner, and we contact you to send you your prize. (Prize winners will be notified directly and not be announced, publicly.) You can easily forgo the prize drawing, if you prefer.
$2500 IN GREAT PRIZES
Random survey participants will be selected to receive one of our cool prizes, including a Sony Alpha NEX-6 Camera with 16-50mm lens ($999 value), two APA Professional Photographer Memberships ($350 value, each), an Apple iPod Touch, Black, 32GB ($299 value), a Think Tank Retrospective 50 bag ($239 value) or a Think Tank Airport 4-Sight rolling bag ($249 value).
Top (l to r): © 2012 Stan Musilek, © 2012 Kerry Mansfield (Judges Best of Show), © 2012 Tim Griffith (3rd Place)
Center: © 2012 Catseye / Tom Penpark, Yifei Gu, © 2012 Travis Tank (1st Place), © 2012 Caterina Bernardi (2nd Place)
Bottom : © 2012 Mitch Tobias, © 2012 Rudi Dundas, © 2012 Michael O’Neal, © 2012 Kristina Varaksina
ON VIEW JANUARY 24 THROUGH MARCH 7
"THE RESIDENTS" exhibition will showcase new photographic work from the first session of our Artist-in-Residence program.
An opening reception will be held Thursday, January 24th from 6:00 to 8:30pm.
Over the course of her residency, Amanda Boe traveled frequently to the Black Hills region of South Dakota, documenting her brother's relationship to the landscape for her series "Midwest Meets West." Her photographs explore his sense of purpose towards the forests and wild lands he protects as a firefighter, and the changes his environs undergo over time.
Jon McNeal explores the environments at the margins of our everyday. His photographs of scenic and transitional spaces compare the formal beauty and societal value of each, sharing landscapes that open up and unfold in an immediate, experiential way. Jon's perspective shows each place to be as familiar as our day-to-day environments, even those that are, in fact, completely alien terrain.
Charles Purvis photographs natural objects in unnatural arrangements, combining disparate elements like deer antlers and squash, or clementine oranges with an armature of cutlery. Charles' unconventional use of the camera involves placing objects inside the camera body to project shadows onto his still lives, lending another layer of line, space, and design to the resulting photographs.
Feel free to RSVP through Facebook or just stop by!
International award-winning wildlife photographer Amos Nachoum will present his latest adventures with big animals, above and below the water, at the January 16 meeting of the Marin Scuba Club. Among his many honors, Amos recently received a Best of Show Award in the American Photographic Artists’ 2012 Annual AWARDS Photo Competition for his image of an encounter between a leopard seal and a penguin in the Antarctic.
Nachoum’s presentation will begin at 7:30, in the upstairs Cabo Wabo room at Saylor’s Restaurant, 2009 Bridgeway in Sausalito. This is an opportunity to meet the world famous photographer in an intimate setting, with seating limited to 50. There will be no food or drink service during the presentation, so arrive early, reserve a seat upstairs, and enjoy happy hour drink specials and small plates in the bar or the restaurant’s full menu, before the meeting.
APA SF & APPLE event: The Collaborative Spirit, Photographers Jody Frost and Christian Peacock, DATE CHANGED TO 2.7.13
The Collaborative Spirit
Photographers, Jody Frost and Christian Peacock
Photographer, model and creative partner Jody Frost will share her stories about the development of the archetype “Isabella”. She and fellow collaborator Christian Peacock will talk about how the germ of an idea grows into a realized vision and how life long experiences help develop a creative Muse that speaks out to anybody who is willing to listen.
Jody Frost discovered photography first as a model, and then was given her first camera twenty-five years ago. She began with infrared self-portraits, then eventually moved onto shooting friends and models but would always return to self-portraits as a sort of journaling and maybe, just maybe... a glimpse into her own psyche or deeper levels of personal truth. Jody’s background and love for dance has always informed her images. She shoots everything from landscapes to architecture and still life. But always, Jody returns to the human element, forever longing to capture and freeze in a frame the magic that animates the flesh… that being… Spirit.
APA-SF Chairman, photographer Christian Peacock has lived the life of photography since childhood. He has been most fortunate to follow his passion and live a dignified life as an artist and is now engage in sharing his experiences with others. Jody and Christian have collaborated on numerous projects and recently returned from Italy where “Isabella” finally came into being.
DATE CHANGED TO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013
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APA SF would like to offer a heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended our annual Something Personal Exhibition Opening & Holiday Party on December 14th, 2012, at Leftspace.
More than 700 Creatives, Photographers, Production Professionals and friends showed up to enjoy 100 exceptional personal images on display from 62 talented photographers.
We want to extend our gratitude to everyone who participated by entering the contest, and especially to the Judges who selected the 100 finest images from a record number of entries this year.
Lastly, but certainly not least, we want to warmly thank those who volunteered to help behind the scenes, before, and on the night of the event to keep it all running smoothly.
Assisting our Executive Director, Jeff Kausch, with everything that goes into making the night successful were: Brian Mahany, Scott Hermanson, Benjie Galvez, Heidi Goverman, Elisabeth Fall, Margot Duane, Stani Georgieva, Chris Bjuland, Alana Hale, Edite Haberman, Attic Floc, Karla Varela-Huezo, Bladimir Carelamunoz, Cecilia Kim, Toni Zernik, Brian Molyneaux, Michelle Mendieta-Mitchell, Rob Clevenger, Allen Mort, Peter Samuels, Diana Chow, Tudor Stanley, Donna Davis, Christine Krieg, Ryan McClymont, Amanda Hibbert, Greg Crawford, Carola Hochst, Diana Burman, Kate Ming, Ben Gogna, Heidi Erick, Paige Griffin, and Barclay Keir. We genuinely appreciate all of your hard work and dedication.
APA SF would like to congratulate the 2012 Exhibitors and remind everyone to keep creating personal work throughout the coming year. There’s a good chance you could be recognized in 2013 for shooting Something Personal.
The impressive Exhibition Catalog, expertly designed by our dedicated Chapter Chairman, Christian Peacock, is available at our cost ($17.75 + shipping) from MagCloud, here. At 8" x 8" and 110 pages, it features the entire 100 print exhibition.
If you are interested in purchasing a print, please contact the photographer directly; all exhibitors’ websites are linked from their photo credit in the Online Gallery.