MoP - Month of Photography Denver is a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative public events throughout Denver and the region March and April 2017. We are joining multiple museums galleries and schools surrounding fine art photography creating an exciting artistic and educational event for the city of Denver and the region.
Grand Opening of Seidel City: A Multi-Media Celebration of Colorado Art and Community
DECEMBER 2 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Kristen Hatgi Sink "Bonnie" 38 x 48 "
As HOVAB considers the past, we are also intensely interested in the future — fresh, invigorating! And at last there’s a new “seasoned” kid in town. Its name is Seidel City.
Terry Seidel, creator and proprietor of Seidel City ─ a contemporary art gallery and series of outbuildings just outside Boulder city limits ─ thoughtfully designed his studio and surrounding work/play spaces to be interactive, inclusive, and cool.
On December 2, Seidel City officially opens its doors with a grassroots event akin to “where the rubber meets the road” ─ shining the spotlight on the artists and the art itself versus the institution where it’s housed. This, too, is HOVAB’s mission, and in Boulder, this has become essential.
Seidel’s vision is to give participants a multi-media experience that’s a little “rougher around the edges,” yet possessing a soft heart ─ reminiscent of Boulder County’s creative community in the early 1980’s. Seidel is the host of HOVAB@ Mr. Pool Gallery: Objects and Abstractions and we are proud to be associated with him and this exciting new venture!
Seidel likens his approach to the new space as “Guerilla Arts,” where word of mouth is where it’s mostly at.
Reception: December 2, 6-10 PM, free and open to the public 3205 Longhorn Rd Boulder, CO 80302 303-591-1553
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Robert Hawkins Kristen Hatgi Sink Jason DeMarte Video installation by Chris Bagley Music by Sun Jr.
Learn, Experiment, Discover: Announcing New Winter Classes
Learn the basics, experiment with new techniques or discover your creativity. Registration is now open for Low Tech Lighting, Lighting Basics, Introduction to Tintypes, and Black and White Photography. Join CPAC and save 10%.
Stop by CPAC before Nov.26 to see one of our most popular exhibitions of 2016. For some helpful context, read Laura Shunk's article in Westword about why artists Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman chose to recreate Western landscapes using marshmallows, Corn Flakes, and other manufactured foods. (Gallery hours: Tue - Fri, 11-5; Sat noon - 4.)
Meet Paul Sisson, Featured CPAC Member
Each quarter, CPAC features one of our many talented members. Paul Sisson’s ongoing series, Not So Far From Here, seeks beauty in non-traditional places, shows a crumbling rural culture, and finds humor in simple and subtle ways. Learn more.
Tomorrow @ CPAC: Black & White Social
All are welcome to join the monthly meeting of the Rocky Mountain Monochrome Salon, Thursday, Nov.17 at CPAC (6:30pm). Tomorrow's topic is: How do you build an audience? How do you market your work? Bring marketing samples and your work to share. Learn more.
Help CPAC continue to offer photography exhibitions, classes and workshops, and community programming in 2017. Donate on Colorado Gives Day (Tuesday, Dec.6) and CPAC will receive part of a $1 million incentive fund!
Reps from all of your favorite photographic manufacturers will be there with their latest and greatest products. Trade-in and trade-up your older gear with incredible trade values and pricing. Sit in on mini-seminars presented by Nikon, Sony, Olympus, DJI and more. Seminars and trade-ins are in Boulder on Friday, Denver on Saturday and Park Meadows Sunday. Learn more.
Can you believe that 2017 is just around the corner? But don't despair - that means the Month of Photography Denver is coming up, too! In honor of MoP, I have a full slate of workshops running from January through May. Registration opens tomorrow, November 14th, but you can see what's being offered now on the Art Students League of Denver's website. A few of the workshops I'm running have a limited enrollment - only 6 - so make sure to sign up early if you're interested in the more complex subjects. Click the links below to see the class listings:
I will also be offering a Demo & Dialogue session at the Art Students League on Saturday, March 4th on retouching and printing glass plate negatives. The Demo & Dialogue series is free and open to the public; watch the Art Students League of Denver's website for more details coming soon.
Mark you calendars for these other events, in partnership with the Art Students League of Denver and Colorado Photographic Arts Center More information coming soon!
Mark Osterman in Denver! Week of March 27th, date TBA In partnership with RedLine Denver, Mark Osterman, Process Historian at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY, will be presenting a lecture during the MoP festivities
Panel Discussion: Marketing Your Alternative Process PhotographyApril 18th at CPAC; join myself, Mark Sink and Jeffery Graves for a panel discussion about the challenges and techniques of marketing artwork for the alternative process photographer
Alternative Process Mixer @ the Black & White Social March 16th at CPAC, hosted by the Rocky Mountain Monochrome Salon; join like-minded photographers for an alternative process mixer and "5-in-5 minutes" works presentation and critique
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about any of these events. I look forward to seeing you again in 2017!
"A photo of the Albion River in Mendocino, California, becomes a milky pool snaking through rainbowed mountains of Froot Loops; the imposing face of Cathedral Rock, at Yosemite, is reconstructed as a heaping pile of white bread..."
Don't miss a chance to meet artists Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman, whose unusual photography project caught the attention of The New Yorker, BBC, CNN, and blogs worldwide! They'll be joined by members of the Denver Sustainable Food Policy Council for a lively discussion about the American diet and the costs of industrial food production on our health and the environment.