Mary Virginia Swanson to host workshop

Mary Virginia Swanson hosts her workshop: “ART SMARTS: Your Career as an Artist”

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Mary Virginia Swanson – workshop

* ART SMARTS: Your Career as an Artist *

Sunday, November 13

Room: Main 110

Time: 12:00 – 5:00 pm

 This workshop will offer creative marketing advice to

help you understand essential elements of a career as

an visual artist, as well as gain a broad understanding

of the art market and how the ‘machine’ functions. 

This workshop is open to all Photography Majors & Concentrators. 

 Mary Virginia Swanson is an author, educator, and consultant who helps artists find the strengths in their work, identify appreciative audiences, and present their work in an informed, professional manner. Her seminars and lectures on marketing opportunities aid photographers in moving their careers to the next level. Swanson is the Executive Director of LOOK3, a recipient of the 2013 Focus Lifetime Achievement Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography, and the 2014 Susan Carr Award for Education from the American Society of Media Photographers. The Society for Photographic Education named her the 2015 Honored Educator. Swanson’s books include:

The Business of Photography: Principles and Practices; Publish Your Photography Book (revised edition, 2014) coauthored with Darius Himes; Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs.

 Workshop Participant Testimonials:

“This was an amazingly informative workshop on marketing ones photo images, and various routes one might explore in the marketing process.”

 “So chalk full of information and inspiration that you will need the next month to process it and put it into action! MVS brings it and empowers you to take your next step.”

“Business Matters” – a primer on professional practices

Career Development hosts an event focusing on the intersection of Art & Business…

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Career Development is hosting a 2 day conference and bootcamp that will cover topics surrounding professionalism, and trade practices. Approximately 50% of MICA alumni will be self-employed entrepreneurs at some point of their careers, so Career Development has created an experience that will give you insights into business and how to plan and launch your ideas. This is a fantastic, low cost opportunity to learn some of the skills you may need now or post graduation. Join us at Business Matters! Space is limited, so we encourage you to register early.

Nov 5th & 6th | Leake Hall
Registration Required

Have a business idea? Sign Up for Business Matters, an energetic two day entrepreneurship conference and start-up
bootcamp designed to help plan, launch, and grow your business.
Day 1 – Attend the conference and learn business basics, hear from experts, network with entrepreneurs and more! Schedule coming soon!
Day 2 – Get hands on with a boot camp where you can apply what you learn to your own idea, make a plan for your business and GO!

Registration Required. CLICK HERE to register online!

Framing and exhibition finishing workshop

Skills for you to use…
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The Wilgus Committee will be holding a framing and finishing workshop with Jay on Sunday, April 10th for juniors and senior photo majors.This would be a great opportunity to learn these important skills while preparing for exhibitions!

If you’re interested in participating, please email wilgusgallery@gmail.com and we will put your name on the list. Space is limited. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

 

* Reminder: Sign up NOW for Aperture visiting artist, Bruno Ceschel’s workshop! *

2nd Annual “Aperture Visiting Artist” Bruno Ceschel is offering a workshop…register TODAY!

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Just a reminder…this special workshop is coming up SOON! Register today because space is limited for the workshop. Details below…

MICA Photo is pleased to welcome Aperture visiting artist, Bruno Ceschel, and to announce his recent publication of his new book (Aperture) “Self Publish, Be Happy: A DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto”

http://aperture.org/shop/self-publish-be-happy-bruno-ceschel-books#sthash.AUpX5s8U.dpuf

Bruno will be conducting a two day workshop event while he is here that will take place on February 25 – 26th. He will also be doing an artist talk for the photo department during the evening on Thursday, February 25th. We are posting this information early so that we can encourage all who are interested to pre-register for the workshop. Space is limited to 15 due to the scope of the workshop so sign up today.

Pre-register for the workshop following these criteria:
  • Application will be comprised of a cover letter, resumé, and samples of work (5 pieces)
  • Combine above criterion into a single pdf file (use Adobe Acrobat)
  • Submit all above items in a single file via dropbox at: http://www.dropitto.me/micaphoto                                                                                                                              PASSWORD:    micauser
  • APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 1

For the workshop the participants will need:

– Their laptop (and if they don’t have a laptop, a computer)
– A selection/edit of  (15-20) photographs they want to make into a book. Ideally, in the form of small photographic prints or printouts. It is ok also if they present them as a digital slideshow.

Each participant will be asked to present his/her project to the class on the first day.
– Low-res jpegs of ALL the photos of the series they want to make into a book.
– If their book project has other components (text, documents, drawings, etc), bring them to the workshop (digitised ideally).
– Photobooks they like and want to use as reference for thier own book project
– If they know how to use In-Design please come with the software installed in their laptop
– If they don’t know how to use In-Design please download the free Blurb book design software http://www.blurb.com/booksmart and install it on their laptop.
If registered students have a photo class during the workshop period, they will be excused for the workshop. If they have a class outside the department, they will have to discuss this with their faculty to cover any missed assignments and/or classwork.

 

Self Publish, Be Happy is an organization founded by Bruno Ceschel in 2010 that collects, studies and celebrates self-published photobooks through an ongoing program of workshops, live events and on/offline projects. Self Publish, Be Happy has organised events at a number of institutions around the world, including Tate Modern, The Photographer’s Gallery, ICA, Serpentine Galleries, C/O Berlin, Aperture Foundation and Kunsthal Charlottenborg amongst others.

Self Publish, Be Happy London-based collection contains more than 2,000 publications.

Self Publish, Be Happy is the physical manifestation of a worldwide online community formed of a new and ever-evolving generation of young artists, who experiment, stretch and play with the medium of photography.

The partnership between MICA Photo and Aperture Magazine is a continuing two year collaboration designed to enrich our current program of study at MICA while giving our students unique opportunities to meet with, and collaborate on projects, with a series of visiting artists. Aperture and MICA…working together for the future of photgraphy

2nd Annual “Aperture Visiting Artist” Bruno Ceschel is offering a workshop…register TODAY!

BRUNO-CESCHEL_24704_31892_t

MICA Photo is pleased to welcome Aperture visiting artist, Bruno Ceschel, and to announce his recent publication of his new book (Aperture) “Self Publish, Be Happy: A DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto”

http://aperture.org/shop/self-publish-be-happy-bruno-ceschel-books#sthash.AUpX5s8U.dpuf

Bruno will be conducting a two day workshop event while he is here that will take place on February 25 – 26th. He will also be doing an artist talk for the photo department during the evening on Thursday, February 25th. We are posting this information early so that we can encourage all who are interested to pre-register for the workshop. Space is limited to 15 due to the scope of the workshop so sign up today.

Pre-register for the workshop following these criteria:
  • Application will be comprised of a cover letter, resumé, and samples of work (5 pieces)
  • Combine above criterion into a single pdf file (use Adobe Acrobat)
  • Submit all above items in a single file via dropbox at: http://www.dropitto.me/micaphot                                                                                                                              PASSWORD:    micauser
  • APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 1

For the workshop the participants will need:

– Their laptop (and if they don’t have a laptop, a computer)
– A selection/edit of  (15-20) photographs they want to make into a book. Ideally, in the form of small photographic prints or printouts. It is ok also if they present them as a digital slideshow.

Each participant will be asked to present his/her project to the class on the first day.
– Low-res jpegs of ALL the photos of the series they want to make into a book.
– If their book project has other components (text, documents, drawings, etc), bring them to the workshop (digitised ideally).
– Photobooks they like and want to use as reference for thier own book project
– If they know how to use In-Design please come with the software installed in their laptop
– If they don’t know how to use In-Design please download the free Blurb book design software http://www.blurb.com/booksmart and install it on their laptop.
If registered students have a photo class during the workshop period, they will be excused for the workshop. If they have a class outside the department, they will have to discuss this with their faculty to cover any missed assignments and/or classwork.

 

Self Publish, Be Happy is an organization founded by Bruno Ceschel in 2010 that collects, studies and celebrates self-published photobooks through an ongoing program of workshops, live events and on/offline projects. Self Publish, Be Happy has organised events at a number of institutions around the world, including Tate Modern, The Photographer’s Gallery, ICA, Serpentine Galleries, C/O Berlin, Aperture Foundation and Kunsthal Charlottenborg amongst others.

Self Publish, Be Happy London-based collection contains more than 2,000 publications.

Self Publish, Be Happy is the physical manifestation of a worldwide online community formed of a new and ever-evolving generation of young artists, who experiment, stretch and play with the medium of photography.

The partnership between MICA Photo and Aperture Magazine is a continuing two year collaboration designed to enrich our current program of study at MICA while giving our students unique opportunities to meet with, and collaborate on projects, with a series of visiting artists. Aperture and MICA…working together for the future of photgraphy