Call for Entries: Baltimore Tree Trust Video Contest – $1000 first place award

Deadline: June 1st 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST

YOU COULD BE THE WINNER!

Enter the 2015 Baltimore Tree Trust Video Contest NOW!

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We invite YOU to help us promote the value of trees! Become part of the solution for a greener urban environment!!!

CONTEST RULES

Eligibility:

The contest is open only to legal residents of the United States and Canada who are above the age of 13.

What to Enter:

Submission Requirements:

1.)   Create a 1-2 minute video celebrating the importance and benefits of trees in urban areas.

2.)   All videos must begin with Baltimore Tree Trust Slide #1 and end with Slide #2 shown below:

 

Slide # 1

Slide #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contest Period:

Video submission period begins March 16th 2015 at 12:00 a.m. est and will end June 1st 2015 at 11:59 p.m. est. The Winners will be announced July 1st 2015 by 11:59 p.m. est.

Contest Prizes:

 Grand Prize — $1,000

2nd Place — $500

3rd Place — $250

Judging Criteria:

Videos will be judged on content, production quality, creativity, and overall effectiveness.

How to Enter:

Send us your name and address, school/organization (if applicable), phone number and a link to your video to:

treevideo@baltimoretreetrust.org

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By participating in this contest you have agreed to the official rules which are as follows:

Rules for entering:

  • One entry per person
  • All entries must be an original creation of the entrant
  • All content of the video must be suitable for children
  • Baltimore Tree Trust reserves the right to cancel or extend the contest if there is an insufficient number of entries received by June 1st 2015 at 11:59 p.m. est
  • All participants must have obtained all necessary rights, including music rights, consents, authorizations and licenses use in this film
  • Participants irrevocably and in perpetuity give the rights to the Baltimore Tree Trust to reproduce, modify, edit, publish, distribute, license and broadcast the contest entry worldwide by any means.

Download a PDF of the Official Rules

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FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND SAMPLE VIDEO CLICK here or visit us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MtSa6AD6BA

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL Video Contest Flyer

FOR QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT KASHAWNA DUNCAN, VIDEO CONTEST COORDINATOR, AT kashawna@baltimoretreetrust.org

MICA students collaborate with students from South Africa

MICA Photo Students Working in Global Collaboration

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        Rudine Opperman’s Spilled Milk forms part of CUT’s latest exhibition, “Memory”.

MICA photography professor, Colette Veasey-Cullors, is leading a class that is using the internet to collaborate with art students in South Africa. Her class is “Social Documentary in Photography”, and her students are getting a unique opportunity to begin an ongoing collaborative effort between MICA photo students and the art students in the Department of Design and Studio Art at Bloemfontein’s Central University of Technology (CUT) in South Africa. Thirteen students from each institution will produce a collaborative body of work that will be simultaneously displayed at both colleges beginning on April 27th. Please go to the link below to see an article that details the conceptual elements of this project, and it’s goals.

http://www.bloemfonteincourant.co.za/article/6575/Students-interacting-across-board

More information to come regarding the opening reception for this exhibition….

Call for Entries: Surface Magazine’s “Avant Guardian Photography Contest”

Surface Magazine Celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the Avant Guardian Photography Contest

Deadline: June 1, 5 p.m. EST

New York City – March 31, 2015​– ​Surface​ magazine is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Avant Guardian photography contest, now in its 15th year. This year’s contest will culminate with the selection of 10 winners whose work will be featured in the October issue of ​Surface, ​and in an exhibition in New York this fall.

A search for new and emerging photographic talent, t​he Avant Guardian competition has served to launch the careers of many now­active and celebrated photographers. Past Avant Guardians have gone on to shoot campaigns and promotions for Giorgio Armani, Hermès, Banana Republic, Nike, IBM, and Levi’s, as well as for magazines like Vogue​,​Elle​, ​Harper’s Bazaar​, and ​The New York Times Magazine​.

On Mon., March 31, ​Surface ​opened its call for submissions in our search to find new photographic talent. The competition will be open for applications through Mon., June 1, at 5 p.m. EST. ​Surface​’s editors will select the top 25 entries that hold the most promise, which will then be reviewed by a star panel of judges, who will select the 10 final winners. This year’s judges are Stephen Hilger, chair of the photography department at Pratt Institute; Egyptian­ born artist and photographer Youssef Nabil; German photographer Ingmar Kurth; Milan­ based photographer Delfino Sisto Legnani; Swiss­ French architectural photographer Hélène Binet; and Roy Schwalbach, owner and founder of Jack Studios in New York.

About:

Surface​ is the definitive American contemporary design magazine. Launched in 1993 and published 10 times a year, the publication has become known for producing engaging editorial content on architecture, art, design, fashion, and culture. ​Surface offers incisive writing, a clean aesthetic, and engaging visuals with a distinct emphasis on process and craftsmanship. Under the leadership of CEO Marc Lotenberg and editor­-in­-chief Spencer Bailey, ​Surface​ remains an influential voice in the design world. Rosita Missoni, Tadao Ando, Michael Chow, Elizabeth Diller, Peter Marino, and Aby Rosen are among those to recently be featured on the cover. ​Surface​’s contributors include Marina Cashdan (Artsy), Museum at FIT director and chief curator Valerie

Steele, Ben Pundole (A Hotel Life), Bettina Korek (For Your Art), Dave Basulto (ArchDaily), and Josh Rubin (Cool Hunting).

Contact: Surface Magazine
Attn.: Avant Guardian Photography Contest

601 W. 26th Street, Suite 1507 New York, NY 10001

E­mail: avg2015@surfacemag.com

JOB Posting: BMA seeks Curatorial Assistant – Prints, Drawings & Photographs

Introduction

The Baltimore Museum of Art seeks a Curatorial Assistant to work full-time in the Department of Prints, Drawings & Photographs with three curators and a collection of 65,000 works on paper.

Responsibilities

The Curatorial Assistant will maintain departmental finances, timesheets, and mail; coordinate visits to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Study Center for Prints, Drawings & Photographs; help with the friends group The Print, Drawing & Photograph Society; facilitate departmental responses to loan requests; maintain object files; assist with various collection management projects, including the cataloguing of new accessions; respond to public inquiries; plan events; help with exhibition research; and interface with other departments within the Museum.

The Curatorial Assistant will report to the Curator and Department Head of Prints, Drawings & Photographs.

Requirements

•Bachelors degree in Art History or Fine Arts

•Previous experience in a department of works on paper, including the handling and cataloguing of prints

•Working proficiency in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Photoshop

•Working proficiency in collections management databases, especially The Museum System (TMS)

•Familiarity with the history of printmaking

•Good writing and communication skills

Skills:

• Ability to work independently

• Ability to work well within a small team

• General fitness for lifting and moving heavy solander boxes

Benefits:

For this full‐time, exempt position, we offer medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance; 403b retirement plan; long‐term disability insurance; flexible‐spending accounts; flexible and condensed work scheduling; Museum and restaurant discounts; and reduced‐fee gym membership. We also provide paid vacation, personal, sick, and holiday leave.

Categories:

Administration

Employer Name:

Baltimore Museum of Art

Job Title:

Curatorial Assistant

Employer Website:

http://www.artbma.org

Employer Contact Information:

hr@artbma.org

Job Submission Requirements:

To Apply: The BMA is an equal‐opportunity employer and a drug‐free workplace. Please send cover letter and resume via email to HR@artbma.org with “Curatorial Assistant” First and Last Name in the subject line. Incomplete application materials will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

MICA Photo students and alumni are getting NOTICED…!

MICA Student News…
The MICA Photography Department is proud to announce recent accolades being awarded to our current students, as well as recent alums.
(Senior) Amilia Bussard’s ‘Wholesome Bowls’ page on Instrgram is being followed by thousands-have a look..! it’s gorgeous
(Senior) Chris Hinojosa ’15 accepted at SAIC and Goldsmiths in London
Emilia Pennanen (class of ’14) accepted at SAIC in the fall
We want to wish them all congratulations, and the best of luck on their upcoming endeavors!

FYI…Discount fares on Amtrak to NEW YORK CITY!

AMTRAK TICKET SALE TO NYC:

Act before Thursday April 16th to book your ticket!

A three-day sale that starts today and ends Thursday, April 16, will get you from Baltimore to NYC for $39 one-way when you travel between May 19 and June 11. Tickets purchased are non-refundable. Blackout dates are May 22 and 25. You can travel from Baltimore’s Penn Station or from BWI/Marshall.

Travelers can also save with Amtrak Saver Fares, where trips are now 25 percent or more off the lowest fares when you book 14 days in advance. Simply choose the “Adult” or “Child” passenger type when booking to receive the discounted fare. One-way tickets on the Northeast Regional from Baltimore to New York City are $52 with the savings. There are some blackout dates, but otherwise no specific days that you must travel as long as you book in advance.

http://touch.baltimoresun.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-83286008/

The Aaron Siskind Foundation Photographer’s Fellowship grants – Call for Entries

Application Deadline: May 29, 2015 at 11:59pm Eastern Time

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Aaron Siskind image courtesy of http://theliteraryartist.blogspot.com/

2015 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship

Grant Information and Application Guidelines
Application Period: March 2 – May 29, 2015
Application Deadline: May 29, 2015 at 11:59pm Eastern Time
http://aaronsiskind.org/grant.html

General Information and Eligibility Requirements

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual
Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working
in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a
panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence,
accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium
in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers
who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally
active or employed in the field. The entry fee for this grant is $15USD.

Applications must be submitted through the Slideroom application portal at
www.slideroom.com

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents of the United
States, who reside in the U.S., and who are at least 21 years of age.
Recipients must provide legal proof of eligibility and a verifiable social
security number.

Who May Not Apply: Students enrolled in a college degree program. Please
note: students who will graduate before the 2015 application deadline are
eligible to apply. Previous IPF recipients are not currently being
considered for new awards. At this time, artists on temporary visas such as
the F-1 or O-1 visa are not eligible to apply.

Eligible Work: Still photography regardless of subject matter, genre, or
process. Works submitted may be traditional photography projects or
experimental works, but photographic techniques must be pivotal to the
works submitted. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body
of work.

Examples of Non-Eligible Work: Film, video, interactive multimedia

Fellowship recipients will be notified by September 2015. Names of
recipients and panelists will be announced shortly thereafter. The
decisions of the Aaron Siskind Foundation and its designated judging panel
as to who receives fellowship support will be final, private, and without
appeal. As required by law, award funds must be used to further the
artist’s creative endeavors. Recipients will be asked to provide a summary
of the uses to which award funds are put. Award funds will be taxable to
recipients in Tax Year 2015.

2015 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship

Grant Information and Application Guidelines
Application Period: March 2 – May 29, 2015
Application Deadline: May 29, 2015 at 11:59pm Eastern Time
http://aaronsiskind.org/grant.html

General Information and Eligibility Requirements

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual
Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working
in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a
panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence,
accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium
in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers
who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally
active or employed in the field. The entry fee for this grant is $15USD.

Applications must be submitted through the Slideroom application portal at
www.slideroom.com

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents of the United
States, who reside in the U.S., and who are at least 21 years of age.
Recipients must provide legal proof of eligibility and a verifiable social
security number.

Who May Not Apply: Students enrolled in a college degree program. Please
note: students who will graduate before the 2015 application deadline are
eligible to apply. Previous IPF recipients are not currently being
considered for new awards. At this time, artists on temporary visas such as
the F-1 or O-1 visa are not eligible to apply.

Eligible Work: Still photography regardless of subject matter, genre, or
process. Works submitted may be traditional photography projects or
experimental works, but photographic techniques must be pivotal to the
works submitted. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body
of work.

Examples of Non-Eligible Work: Film, video, interactive multimedia

Fellowship recipients will be notified by September 2015. Names of
recipients and panelists will be announced shortly thereafter. The
decisions of the Aaron Siskind Foundation and its designated judging panel
as to who receives fellowship support will be final, private, and without
appeal. As required by law, award funds must be used to further the
artist’s creative endeavors. Recipients will be asked to provide a summary
of the uses to which award funds are put. Award funds will be taxable to
recipients in Tax Year 2015.

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