Thursday, January 02, 2020

HILTON | ASMUS CONTEMPORARY >> THE ART & SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS opening reception: Friday, January 3rd, 2020 - 6:00 to 8:30 pm (Chicago, IL.)

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You are cordially invited to the first event of the new decade

Friday, January 3, 2020

6:00 to 8:30pm

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HILTON | ASMUS CONTEMPORARY, 716 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654


One of the hottest year round rooftop destinations in downtown Chicago is celebrating the local community with exclusive new menu deals
ROOF on theWit, the newly renovated downtown rooftop bar, located on the 27th floor of theWit Hotel at 201 N. State Street, is raising their glass to Chicago art, architecture, and theater with an exclusive buy one, get one drink deal. In addition to the new promotion aimed at elevating guests’ nights out before and after the theater, ROOF on theWit has completely refreshed their happy hour, giving patrons the opportunity to sample creations from their latest menu with 20% off all food and drink. Indulge in a cocktail while enjoying unparalleled views of the city, 27 stories above it all, and ROOF on theWit’s spectacular Artisan Wall, complete with compelling digital art on nine LED screens creating a colorful space unlike anything else in the city.
ROOF on theWit is celebrating theater and art with a brand new drink promotion available any day of the week. Guests who present their tickets, from that day’s visit, to local theater performances, art exhibits, and architecture tours from venues such as the Chicago Theatre just steps away from theWit, the Art Institute, James M. Nederlander Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Cadillac Palace, CIBC Theatre, or the Chicago Architecture Foundation will receive one complimentary drink on ROOF with the purchase of one drink. Drinks include ROOF’s signature cocktails carefully crafted by theWit’s award-winning Director of Beverages and Restaurants, Piers Smyth, including the Breaking News with Wolf Spritzer, the I’m Feeling (G)invincible, and the classic Old Fashioned, among others. Visit for more details.
ROOF on theWit is also celebrating happy hour with a brand new offering on their recently refreshed menu. From 4:30- 7:30pm on weekdays, guests at ROOF on theWit can indulge in delicious cocktails and decadent upscale food dishes with 20% off the entire menu. ROOF on theWit’s award-winning Executive Chef, Nathan Sears, infuses flavors from Spain and the surrounding spice-bearing regions to create unique dishes packed with exotic flavors. New menu items include delicious plates such as the Grilled Sea Scallops, served with pepita romesco, seared apples, fennel, onion jam, cress and herbs; the Seared Morcilla Tartine, with housemade morcilla, robiolina cheese, almond crema, kale, fig and bacon vinaigrette; or the Winter Squash + Root Vegetables, consisting of roasted delicate squash, spicy hazelnut yogurt, root vegetable slaw, fried sage, garlic and herb vinaigrette. Guests are also encouraged to try one of ROOF on theWit’s signature lobster, chicken, or artichoke and pea paellas. Visit for more details. 
Regular hours of operation are Tuesday – Friday 4 pm – 2 am, Saturday: 2pm – 3am, Sunday - Monday: Closed. To join theWit’s mailing list to keep up-to-date of upcoming events or for additional information and reservations, please visit or call 312.239.9502.
About ROOF on theWit
A glamorous escape set 27 stories above the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city streets, ROOF on theWit has proven itself as the premiere rooftop destination in Chicago. With breathtaking, panoramic skyline views, ROOF on theWit has earned international praise for its stunning design, private event spaces and entertainment programming. Rated one of the “Top 3 Rooftop Bars in the World” by Travel+Leisure, and the ”2018 Hotel Bar of the Year” by Nightclub + Bar Awards, ROOF continues to excite guests with their recent unveiling of The Gallery, boasting a spectacular Artisan Wall, complete with compelling digital art, a dazzling 40-foot golden bar, and a sophisticated remodel of their Patio. The 7,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor venue features a retractable ROOF and a space that is climate controlled, making the destination accessible all year-round. In addition to sweeping views of Millennium Park, the Chicago River and architectural icons, guests can enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows and a 27th floor restaurant featuring savory dishes infusing the flavors from Spain and the surrounding spice-bearing regions as well as handcrafted cocktails and fine and rare spirits. 

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Palm Springs Photo Festival 2020: Please enjoy a look at our incredible workshop lineup! (Palm Springs, CA.)

Heading into 2020, we wish you a prosperous and exciting year!  
If your new year's resolution includes attending the Palm Springs Photo Festival 2020, please have a look at the programs listed below. We'd love to welcome you to what has come to be described as a photography summit for pros, emerging pros and serious advanced amateurs. Your Community.
Our registration for the 2020 PSPF opened one month ago today and we're seeing a number of our workshops nearly full. We want you to have the opportunity to register for the workshop of your choice so please do so soon! 

Here is a link to our workshop program - take a look, and if you're intrigued / interested in registering, you'll have your spot reserved before they fill. You can always cancel your workshop prior to April 3rd, 2020 and the only cost to you for having held the spot will be a $100 cancellation fee. This year, for the first time, the daily registration fees are included in the cost of your workshops for the full days of the classes.

Also, we realize that our past and future attendees all have friends and relationships with others of like minds - thus we hope you'll please forward this email to those among your circle who would enjoy being at PSPF with you in 2020.  We greatly apprecaite it.

With best regards,



MATT MAHURIN: Pursuing Your Passion

MICHAEL BROWN:  Reportage & Documentary

NINO RAKICHEVICH: Street Photography

ART STREIBER: Managing a Pro Career

THE PSPF GEAR LOAN PROGRAM! Check out and shoot with gear from CANON, FUJIFILM, LEICA, SONY & PANSASONIC LUMIX each day of the event

I know the quality you deliver and have actually found work and photographers we have used there.
-Sarah Leen, Former Director of Photography, National Geographic
I have really enjoyed becoming a participant in your festival & doing reviews. I feel it has introduced me to so many new & exciting talents.
-Deirdre Reed, The Oprah Magazine

The Palm Springs Photo Festival Portfolio Review will feature over 1000 20-minute, one-on-one portfolio reviews with industry influencers who can hire, exhibit, publish and assign you jobs.

Magazine Photo Editors and Art Directors

Advertising Agency Creatives

Museum and Gallery Directors

Photographer's Reps

Book Publishers

In-House AD's


Get a leg up. Make the important connections for your career. We'll post our reviewers in real-time beginning January 5, 2020. 


Other contests require fees. SEND US YOUR SLIDESHOWS for a chance to win amazing gear from our sponsors and have your work shown to all of our reviewers / influencers / sponsors plus our entire festival audience in the Annenberg Theater of the Palm Springs Art Museum!

In addition to our Official Program, many of our sponsors plan special Free events at PSPF.  Check them out on the SPONSOR PAGES section of our website & our NEW FREE Gear Loan Page to get all the latest info!

STUDENTS: Currently enrolled students receive a 5% discount at PSPF
A valid student ID will be required at festival registration

Check out what last year's attendees had to say on Instagram:  #psphotofestival

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