Welcome to the MICA Photography Department
Current Space is proud to present Sweet Sweat, a solo exhibition by Lindsay Bottos. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday night, 7-10pm.
Opening Reception: July 6th, 7-10pm
Exhibition Duration: July 6th – 28th
Gallery Hours: Friday + Saturday, noon – 4pm
Sweet Sweat focuses on faded relationships; comparing images of past loved ones to my first home in the deep Florida south. Bittersweet nostalgia is the theme of this tender, yet melancholy series.
Deep muggy south
You romanticize it,
But do you know
What it means?
They teach us patterns to run
In order to escape
An inherited punishment
An old lady grabs my shoulders
And tells me “I’m so happy you’ve made it out”
But ain’t it all sunshine all the time?
We tailgate the sunrise
Slurpie-stained blue mouths
Thick humidity in our chests
I lick sweet sweat from your fingers
Wish you would
Cover me in more of you
Spit contentment into my mouth
Have you ever felt
The heat kiss your neck?
The wind lick your ear?
Do you like to peel your
Sweaty thighs from
Let’s drink from the eternal fountain
So we can stay young forever
And never change
I say I’ll drive across the country to meet you there
You say “that’s dumb, stop it”
But really I just wanted you
To tell me
You wanted me there
Lindsay Bottos is a photographer and writer who’s work focuses on issues surrounding intimacy and personal narratives. Her work has been featured in various galleries in the US and abroad, on network television, and most notoriously online.
We are now accepting applications for our Fall 2018 Internships Additional details and full job descriptions are available in the links below. Apply today!
The Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to investigate and participate in the operations of the nation’s leading nonprofit for advancing the arts in America. Through a combination of learning experiences, work projects, and group collaborations, interns become integral members of our team. Interns are expected to participate in daily activities, contribute skills and ideas, and produce excellent work, all the while preparing to become the next generation of arts, nonprofit, and cultural leaders.
• Hours: 15-20 hours per week (part-time)
• Start Date: September 11th, 2018
• End Date: Week of November 16th, 2018
• Compensation: Paid, hourly
• Locations: DC and NYC offices (specific internship locations noted in parentheses)
• Weekly Schedule: Flexible, determined with Intern Supervisor
1. Development/Leadership Alliances (DC)
2. Local Arts Advancement (DC)
3. Marketing & Communications (DC)
4. Private Sector Initiatives (NYC)
Established in 1967, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival honors contemporary living cultural traditions and celebrates those who practice and sustain them.
Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Festival. They assist stage managers, work with participants, support sustainability efforts, and much more. We are currently seeking volunteer photographers to help document the Festival.
Photographers get behind the scenes access to Festival participants and performances, and are responsible for photographing participants, visitors, performances, and other volunteers. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are trying to build a portfolio. Their work is archived at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and is used for media and promotional materials. Photo Volunteers must bring their own digital camera with them and should submit a portfolio of 8-15 images via a Dropbox link, a link to a personal website, or a photo sharing program such as Flickr (No Instagram or Tumblr sites please). They should also have some experience using an external flash. DSLR’s and mirrorless cameras are required. No point and shoots.
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, established in 1967, honors contemporary living cultural traditions and celebrates those who practice and sustain them. Produced annually by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the Festival has featured participants from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
This year’s Festival:
Armenia: Creating Home
Take a glimpse into Armenian Culture, greatly influenced by its surroundings, heritage, and ongoing exchange with its many diasporas around the world. Foodways presentations and artisan craft traditions tell the importance of economic and cultural sustainability in the face of change and how these practices create home – both in concept and form.
Catalonia: Tradition and Creativity from the Mediterranean
Human towers. Giant puppets. Fire-breathing dragons. Behind the spectacular cultural expressions of Catalonia, resilient networks of people work together to ensure the vitality of their local cultures and their livelihoods. Join Catalan artists and musicians as they share their public life and expressions of Catalan identity with us. As they say in Catalan, “Fem pinya!” Let’s come together!
10:30 AM – 6:30 PM (days)
6 PM – 9 PM (evenings)
GET INVOLVED: Volunteers are needed before, during, and after the Festival. They assist stage managers, work with participants, support sustainability efforts, and much more. To complete an application, please visit www.festival.si.edu/volunteer.
Photography expert Marie Martin will give a special gallery talk on the New Photography Juried Exhibition. She will speak about collecting photography and the new directions of photography as an art form. Marie Martin is a Fine Arts Appraiser specializing in 19th and 20th century, as well as contemporary, photography. Marie Martin has a long and very deep knowledge of the photography world and was on the scene with the dealers and curators who made the market in the late 70’s 80’s.
Refreshments will be served.
RSVP to Amanda Beck, Curatorial assistant: email@example.com
Image: Michael Joseph, A-Lister & Sherie, 2016
MICA Photo is pleased to announce that faculty member, Lynn Silverman, is currently exhibiting her work at Goya Contemporary Gallery. Her exhibition currently on display is entitled, “Still Light”, and features black & white prints . The show will run until July 8th, and we encourage everyone to stop in and see this show. Kudos to Lynn!
Photography is arguably the region’s most widely practiced artistic medium. From analogue to digital to experimental, the range of photographic techniques practiced throughout North Carolina is both broad and deep. Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont presents more than 35 artists in a group exhibition exploring the striking cross-currents of photographic work happening in the Piedmont region of this state. The exhibition blends the photography of both emerging and established photographers, with images dating from the 1970s to the present day. Subject matter ranges from portraiture and landscape to the conceptual, abstract, and experimental. The artists, all of whom reside in North Carolina and either live or have lived in the immediate region, include Ben Alper, DL Anderson, Endia Beal, Diego Camposeco, Faith Couch, Phyllis Dooney, Tamika Galanis, Michael Galinsky, Alex Harris, Titus Brooks Heagins, Jim Lee, Elizabeth Matheson, Lisa McCarty, MJ Sharp, Chris Sims, Hồng-Ân Trương, Gesche Würfel, and many others. Their images provide as many views of the world through a variety of techniques, all capturing the immediacy and possibility of the photographic medium. Several photographs from the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection will also be included in the exhibition, including those by Susan Harbage Page and Burk Uzzle.
October 04, 2018 – February 10, 2019
October 6, 2018
Across County Lines is organized by the Nasher Museum’s curatorial department, including Molly Boarati, Assistant Curator; Reneé Cagnina Haynes, Exhibitions and Publications Manager; Melissa Gwynn, Curatorial Assistant; Marshall N. Price, Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art; and Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art.
The production intern will work with producers and office staff on preproduction, production and office duties and will have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of working in film / photography production.
A full time commitment is preferred Monday to Friday 9:30AM6:30PM so that the internship is of full value to you in terms of training. However, a minimum of a few days per week will also be considered.
The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate of a TV/Film/Video Production or Photography course who seeks to gain valuable, hands on experience in the industry.
Skills requirements: Excellent written and verbal skills. Strong attention to detail is vital, problem solving, independent attitude and strong work ethic.
Computer Literate: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word. Familiarity with Photoshop/Final Cut/Adobe/Foliobook is a MAJOR plus.
Some production experience but more importantly a keen desire to learn about production duties may include: • Maintaining office appearance and supply levels • Making office runs and deliveries • Directing incoming phone calls and greeting clients • Coordinating schedules for production • Coordinating bids and budgets • Recording project expenses• Managing shoot travel bookings • Editing documents. eg., directors treatments • Assisting other members of the team as directed and working as a PA on local productions.
To apply, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org