Wednesday, February 13, 2019

TEN Days Left to Submit Your Work to Month of Photography Los Angeles 2019!



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TEN DAYS LEFT TO SUBMIT TO THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OPEN CALL!




MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY LOS ANGELES 2019

PHOTOGRAPHERS
OPEN CALL

Presented by Lucie Foundation 

Month of Photography Los Angeles is accepting submissions from photographers for the MOPLA Group Show, Analogue Portrait Project, Host Space Exhibitions,
Photo Book Exhibition, and Projections.

DEADLINE: February 22, 2019

SUBMIT YOUR WORK NOW!


Projected Images by Alia AliVideo by StandardVision, 
Want to see your work exhibited on a four-story screen in Downtown LA? 
Month of Photography Los Angeles has partnered with StandardVision for the third year in a row to present the work of both local and global photographers. Featuring a collection of themed work each week, Month of Photography Los Angeles aims to expose the public to the diversity of contemporary photography. This exhibition is curated from submissions to MOPLA’s annual Open Call.

StandardVision’s SV Showcase program aims to present the work of emerging and established artists in a site-specific month long exhibition turned installation on the #SVLA1 screen on the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.
This year MOPLA will also be presenting a curated series on the StandardVision 28-foot video wall in the Tom Bradley Wing of the Los Angeles Central Library. 

SUBMIT YOUR WORK!

© Michelle Groskopf
© Angie Smith
© Alena Zhandarova

Images from 2018 MOPLA Projection Series





ABOUT MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY LOS ANGELES
Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) was established in 2009 and exists to celebrate photography through a variety of events and programs that inspire and invigorate the photography professional, enthusiast, emerging professional and collector. MOPLA’s two-fold mission is to advance dynamic programming designed to engage and stimulate the photography community, as well as to present a comprehensive resource of exhibitions and events.
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Year of Chicago Theatre Official Kickoff and Announcement (Chicago, IL.)

 
 


MAYOR EMANUEL ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION IN FOUNDATION SUPPORT AND NEW PROGRAMMING FOR THE 2019 YEAR OF CHICAGO THEATRE
First-of-its-kind in U.S., citywide initiative will shine a spotlight on Chicago’s
vibrant theatre scene

Mayor Rahm Emanuel along with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the League of Chicago Theatres today announced $1 million in foundation support for the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre. Grants received from BMO Harris Bank, Bayless Family Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust, Illinois Arts Council Agency, The Joyce Foundation, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Endowment at Millennium Park Foundation, Millennium Park Foundation, Prince Charitable Trusts and Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. The funding will support inclusion and equity initiatives, additional grants to theatres, performances and special events for the public, and a marketing campaign that leverages a new brand for Chicago theatre. This citywide, year-long focus on theatre is the first of its kind in the U.S.

“The generous and enthusiastic support from Chicago’s civic, philanthropic, arts and business leaders is a ringing endorsement of our theatre community,” said Mayor Emanuel. “From world-renowned, Tony Award-winning stages to intimate storefront productions across the city, theater is essential to the cultural fabric of Chicago.”

Promotional and programming support for the Year of Chicago Theatre is provided by Art on theMART, Chicago Loop Alliance, Choose Chicago, HMS Media, Illinois Restaurant Association, LUMA8, The Magnificent Mile Association, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority and others—plus many City departments and sister agencies including the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Transit Authority and Department of Aviation.

“To truly fall in love with Chicago, you must go to our theatres. This is where the city bares its fearless soul,” said DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly. “Through Broadway musicals or storefront plays and improv, the energy of the city comes alive in our theatres. And with a diverse collection of more than 250 dynamic theatres throughout our neighborhoods, there’s always a seat waiting for you.”

With foundation support, DCASE and the League of Chicago Theatres will now provide more than $750,000 in financial grants to theatres – with an emphasis on sector building, increasing diversity and access, and expanding the geographic scope of Chicago theatre, especially on the city’s South and West sides. Application guidelines for microgrants will be available in late February. Applications for CityArts Program grants are open and due February 28.

“Chicago’s rich tradition of theatre is known world-wide. The City’s support of the theatre industry is a testament to its importance to the culture, economy and uniqueness of Chicago,” comments Deb Clapp, Executive Director of the League of Chicago Theatres. “During the Year of Chicago Theatres, we hope that every Chicagoan and visitor will see a show. In fact, we are in the midst of Chicago Theatre Week, which is the official kick-off to the Year of Chicago Theatre. With value-priced ticket to more than 100 productions, it is a great way to visit a favorite theatre—or to explore a new one.”

Millennium Park will activate Year of Chicago Theatre programming with family events, movies and pop-up performances. DCASE has partnered with 13 local theatre companies to co-present its Millennium Park Summer Film Series (Tuesdays, June – August): About Face Theatre, Aguij√≥n Theater, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Court Theatre, eta Creative Arts, Free Street Theater, Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Teatro Vista and Victory Gardens Theater. The full schedule including movie titles will be announced this spring. Also in Millennium Park this summer, DCASE will select up to 12 theatre companies for one-week residencies – during which theatres will produce free, site-specific performances for the public near Cloud Gate. Applications open in February.

Programming will also be supported at the Chicago Cultural Center and the nearby Expo 72 space with free performances, special events and exhibitions – including an installation by artist Paola Aguirre (February 11 – June 23), “Chicago! The Play, The Movies, The Musical...The Murders” and “goat island archive–we have discovered the performance by making it” (through June 23).

Choose Chicago is developing its largest-ever digital marketing campaign for theatre as well as hosting theatre-themed individual and group media tours throughout the year; and media promotional events in New York City, London, Toronto, Montreal, Paris, Munich, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo. DCASE and the League of Chicago Theatre have launched a local marketing campaign that includes digital billboards, street pole banners, advertising on CTA trains and busses, advertising at O’Hare and McCormick Place, promotion via neighborhood theatres and a redesigned ChicagoPlays.com website.

Foundation support is announced during Chicago Theatre Week, now in its seventh year. Presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago, Chicago Theatre Week provides visitors and residents with the opportunity to choose from more than 100 productions and sample the extraordinary range of theatrical offerings in Chicago.  Tickets for Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW19) are all priced at $30, $15, or less, are available at ChicagoTheatreWeek.com.

2019 Year of Chicago Theatre
The City of Chicago and the League of Chicago Theatres have designated 2019 as the ‘Year of Chicago Theatre.’ This citywide, year-long focus on theatre is the first of its kind in the U.S. The initiative includes performances and special events throughout the city – including theatre-themed events in all 77 community areas, as part of the Chicago Park District’s ‘Night Out in the Parks’ series. The City of Chicago and its partners will also launch a marketing campaign; provide additional financial grants to theatre projects; encourage dialog around inclusion and equity; and call on civic, philanthropic, arts and business leaders to support the theatre community. To truly fall in love with Chicago, you must go to our theatres. This is where the city bares its fearless soul. From Broadway musicals to storefront plays and improv, there’s a seat waiting for you at one of our 200+ theatres. Book your next show today at ChicagoPlays.com.

League of Chicago Theatres
Theatre is essential to the life of a great city and to its citizens. The League of Chicago Theatres is an alliance of theatres which leverages its collective strength to support, promote and advocate for Chicago’s theatre industry. Through our work, we ensure that theatre continues to thrive in our city. For a comprehensive list of Chicago productions, visit the League of Chicago Theatres website, ChicagoPlays.com.

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Turi Ryder's 'She Said What' book is available for PRESALE from Tortoise Books!


 

She Said What? - PRESALE!

$20.00 presale price    
   
Radio. It's almost as easy as marriage and motherhood.
The excitement of a career on the air! Listeners asking for advice on dressing their girlfriends in leather bustiers; managers who believe every professional woman longs for a bouquet on Secretaries' Day; Saturday nights giving away free T-shirts and beer in country music bars; reporting on a day in the life of a dominatrix—all while juggling two kids, rescue dogs, and one cross-country move after another. Live the dream with Turi Ryder, a music jock and talk host on major-market stations from Chicago to Los Angeles, with stops in Minneapolis, Portland, and San Francisco along the way. This darkly comical, bitingly accurate, and lovingly fictionalized memoir will ring true for anyone who has longed for both a creative life and a family to come home to.

This item will ship on or about March 1, 2019
“It’s a great read! But I should probably say I hated it.” - Bill Handel, KFI Radio
“If Joan Rivers, David Sedaris, Terry Gross, and Howard Stern conspired together to defy the laws of reproductive science, their daughter would be Turi Ryder. She Said What? is Ryder’s debut tell-all, no-holds-barred memoir, and its colorful vignettes are loaded with characters from her long career in talk radio, featuring the likes of dominatrixes, rabbis, and lesbian waterborne Girl Scouts. Following Ryder on her journey from nomadic child to talk show host to periodically reluctant mother, I found myself laughing out loud, wincing as Ryder smashes through glass ceilings, and surprisingly nostalgic for a golden age of radio I didn’t know existed. Can a professional woman in the entertainment industry capture the elusive work-life balance? Will Ryder’s relationship with husband “Save the Planet” survive the unstable, creative world of talk radio? Find out in She Said What?” - Joshua Safran, author, Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road, and Off the Grid
"Turi Ryder has a most unique voice that broke through the sound proof ceiling in radio where women were and still are few. She is passionate, brilliant, and very, very funny. She will force you to read this book just as she forced me to say nice things about her—but she deserves it all. " - Charles Randolph-Wright, Director, Motown the Musical
“If you think Nora Ephron is the ultimate in funny, you haven’t read Turi Ryder!  This rollicking expose of the radio industry is witty, dishy and delightful.  Anyone interested in how media treats female talent will come away enlightened—and concerned.  This is also a book for anyone who has managed clueless bosses and quirky co-workers, complex friendships and the love and demands of partners and family—in short, life itself.” - Beryl Satter, author, Family Properties: How the Struggle Over Race and Real Estate Transformed Chicago and Urban America
“A brilliant and hilarious book about the late great world of radio, written by a woman who knows it as well, if not better, than anyone who’s ever worked in it. Turi shows the truth of the work, and the frustration of the environment. Every single paragraph is packed with the humor we all needed to survive in it.” - Phil Hendrie, Satirist

Here is the pre-order link!

Friday, February 08, 2019

Call for Digital Artists and Photographers | Megan Doherty, LACMA & Leigh Gleason, CA Museum of Photography

 
 
 
LACDA 2019 JURIED COMPETITION
Meghan Doherty, LACMA
Leigh Gleason,
California Museum of Photography
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Curating Jurors:
Meghan Doherty
Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Leigh Gleason,
Curator of Collections, California Museum of Photography (UCR | CMP)
Enter our juried competition featuring digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Video stills are acceptable. This call is international, open to all geographical locations.

The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44x60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery. The exhibit will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.
Second place prizes: Ten second place winners will receive one print of their work up to 24x36 inches ($150-$200 in value) to be included in the winners' exhibits and opening.
Special consideration will be given to all entrants for inclusion in future shows at LACDA. Many entrants from past competitions have already been included in our exhibits.
Deadline for Entries: February 25, 2019
Winnners Announced: March 4, 2019
Exhibit Dates: March 14-April 6, 2019

LACDA Artists' Reception: Saturday, March 16, 6-9pm

Artwalk preview: Thursday, March 14, 7-9pm

Two easy steps to enter...
upload images here:
http://lacda.com/upload.html
Entry Fee:
Registration fee is $35US
File uploads are the only accepted submissions maximum of 5MB each. Please do not send materials to LACDA. All materials sent to LACDA will not be viewed and cannot be returned.
Winners will be asked to provide high resolution images for final output. Entrants may be asked to provide more examples of their work and more detailed descriptions for consideration.
Online registration only.
For questions email us at lacda@lacda.com.
No phone calls please.
 One (1) entry covers three file uploads.
 URL for image upload is in confirmation page and confirmation email.

Sponsored by:
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Complete Prospectus (please read)

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES: Los Angeles Center For Digital Art Juried Competition
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
104 East Fourth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
http://www.lacda.com

Description:
LACDA announces an open call for our juried competition featuring digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of 2D artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. This call is international, open to all geographical locations.

Winners:
The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44x60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery. The exhibit will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.
Second place prizes: Ten second place winners will receive one print of their work up to 24x36 inches ($150-$200 in value) to be included in the winners' exhibits and opening.
Deadline for Entries: February 25, 2019
Winnners Announced: March 4, 2019
Exhibit Dates: March 14-April 6, 2019

LACDA Artists' Reception: Saturday, March 16, 6-9pm

Artwalk preview: Thursday, March 14, 7-9pm


All entrants will be notified by email. No phone calls, please.
Winners will be asked to FTP high resolution files to the gallery for printing.
Entry Fee:
Registration fee is $35US
Curating Jurors:
Meghan Doherty
Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Leigh Gleason,
Curator of Collections, California Museum of Photography (UCR|CMP)

Submission Rules:
Registration and submission are done through our web site only. File uploads are the only accepted submissions maximum of 5MB each. Please do not send materials to LACDA. All materials sent to LACDA will not be viewed and cannot be returned.

Winners will be asked to provide high resolution images for final output. Entrants may be asked to provide more examples of their work and more detailed descriptions for consideration.
Sales of Artwork:
All artwork will be offered for sale. Gallery retains 50% of all sales. Winners retain ownership of all unsold works. All artwork remains the intellectual property of the winner. Winner agrees to allow use of their images for promotional purposes only.
Gallery Information:
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art is dedicated to the propagation of all forms of digital art, supporting local, international, emerging and established artists. We have an ongoing schedule of exhibits and competitions, and produce editions of wide format archival prints.
 

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