Window into Observation, by Dar Spain
Prize Winning Photographer shares TOP Tips for Success, by Juanita Richeson
Welcome to My Water World, by Ellen Hess
Code Pink - A grass-roots movement in opposition to the war in Iraq, by Sara Terry
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"Plenty, NYC," / 2003 Women's Festival, jried by Ruth Weisberg, Dean , Fine Arts, USC, The Second City Council, Long Beach, Ca
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Bethesda International Photography Competition, juried by Philip Brookman, Senior Curator of Photography Corcoran Gallery of Art, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD
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for Getting Your Work Shown
I. Be talented. Have well-developed projects. More substance than style.
Don't pander. Believe what you are doing matters.
II. Have knowledge of what came before youyou might not be so special. Art
history will inform the decisions you make in ways you may only realize
III. Know what other people are doing now-galleries, periodicals, on-line
etc. Don't buy into a trend, but recognize the zeitgeist. Look for clues for
both your unique perspective and your place in the world community.
IV. Examine your motives for doing workmoney, fame or art. All are valid,
but have their own set of goals, strictures, and etiquette.
V. Don't whine about not being able to afford producing work that looks
good (professional) - other people do and it's a cruel world. Nobody cares
how strapped you are.
VI. Develop extensive mailing lists and send out promos often. Alternate
announcements and less career-specific. Send out Valentines, Mother's Day
photos and a card for National Library week - I love librarians.
VII. Research the best markets for your specific style. This seems
obvious, but artists waste a lot of time and money by not doing their
VIII. Don't look for a Mommy or Daddy. Anyone who is really succeeding
doesn't have time to hold your hand.
IX. Be humble. There are a lot of great photographers out there. You're
competing with them. All you can do is hope you're able to work harder and
smarter. And hang in there longer than you think it will take.
X. Build a CV, good shows, established jurors. Look for ways to show your
work as often as you can in quality locations. This includes restaurants,
libraries, and great looking up-market businesses. Write press releases
about your shows and send them out.
Be persistent but not obnoxious. Let people get to know you. Keep it
to my Reflective Water World
of the images are enhanced in any way through filters or developing
techniques. My work is true to nature. The softness that comes with
sections slightly out of focus mimics the brush stroke of the painter.
Experience of a lifetime teaches me how to hone in on an image to bring
out its greatest potential. The depth in the images comes from water's
intimacy with all the elements of nature dancing upon it."
images © Ellen Hess
Against War: A Week-end With Code Pink
by Sara Terry
They wear pink, they carry pink umbrellas, they hold pink flowers, and they hand out pink buttons - all in the name of peace. They are the women of Code Pink, a grass-roots movement that has swept across the United States - and to Europe - in opposition to the war in Iraq. In recent months, they have marched in demonstrations, descended on the offices of U.S. senators, and held a months-long vigil in front of the White House. Their name, Code Pink, is a play on George Bush's Code Red security warning system - and stands for compassion, caring and love.
For three days, March 21, 22 and 23, Code Pink women in Los Angeles reacted to the beginning of the U.S.-led war in Iraq - holding an evening vigil Friday at the National Cemetery across the street from the federal government building; heading to the beach at Santa Monica on Saturday to plead their cause with Hollywood celebrities attending the Spirit awards ceremony for independent films; and hitting the streets in Hollywood on Sunday, participating in an anti-war rally and then lifting their voices in front of the Kodak Theatre, as the stars arrived for the 75th Academy Awards.
The movement, which began in southern California last May, has drawn together mothers, wives, grandmothers, working women and housewives all across the country - and has won support from many artists, including authors Alice Walker and Maxine Hong Kingston, and folk-rock singer Michelle Shocked.
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