Flipside: An Alt Angle to Photo Processes Opens Tonight 3/24

Melanie Rice - When I Close My Eyes

Flipside: An Alt Angle to Photo Processes
Juried Exhibition by Samantha Johnston, Executive Director with CPAC
March 4 – April 21, 2017
Artist Reception: March 24, 5:30 – 8 PM
Join the Art Students League as we celebrate Denver’s biennial MoP (Month of Photography)! Flipside is a regional juried exhibition that explores non-traditional and non-commercial photography in alternative processes. From pinhole, cyanotype, wet & dry plate processes, inkodye, Polaroid art, solarisation, photo etchings and everything in between, artists today are revisiting the unique world of alternative processes.
This show is open to Colorado residents at least 18 years of age.

200 Grant St, Denver, CO 80203



Announcing "UnEarthing"

We received over 30 responses from our call for entries, and were blown away by the quality of work submitted. Click through for a glimpse of Denver's creative community, plus a lineup of must-see women driven exhibits. 
2040 W 30th Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Bostick & Sullivan - New Website and Workshops

New & Improved Website!!
We're a month in to our new website, and we hope you love it as much as we do!  More items will be added as time goes on, such as links to articles and gallery pages. We've added a page for instructions for all our kits and a page for chemical SDS's for your convenience and information.  You'll also notice items like Silver Nitrate Crystals, Potassium Chloroplatinite Powder, and Palladium Chloride Powder are no longer sold by the gram.

Dick Sullivan

We still have room in our spring/summer workshop schedule!  

Carbon Transfer Process Workshop: March 23-25, 2017 with 3 spots left! Learn the art of the Carbon Transfer Process from Bostick & Sullivan founder Richard Sullivan. Carbon combines aspects of photography and fine art printmaking to produce a high-relief image. $995 includes all materials!

Gum Bichromate Printing Workshop: June 8-11, 2017 
Join us for this tri-color Gum Bichromate printing workshop taught by Christi Wiltenburg. Learn to combine three layers of watercolors on top of one another to create full color images. $995 includes all materials!

WetPlate Collodion Workshop: June 22-24, 2017 
Learn the art and science behind wetplate tintype and ambrotype phtography with the experts at Bostick & Sullivan. we supply all cameras and materials. Taught by Dana Sullivan.
$995 includes all materials! Cameras available to use. Limited to 6 participants.

$250 - September 14,15, & 16 2017 at Santa Fe Community College. Includes opportunity to show your prints and participate in the popular print exchange. The program is a combination of historic perspective, practical demonstrations and individual artistic expression.

See the Preliminary Schedule and Register Here!
Books We Love

Heliography & Physautotype Manual by Howard Efner
  • $20.00
Howard Efner's how-to guide to the esoteric physautotype process, a system developed by Daguerre and Niepce which pre-dates the invention of photography. The physautotype produces ghostly images on glass or metal plates using pine rosin, lavender oil and alcohol.

This is the ultimate book detailing photo history before there was photo history!

Purchase your copy here!
Alternative Photographic Processes: Crafting Handmade Images by Brady Wilks
  • On Sale: $29.90
Alternative Photographic Processes teaches techniques, both analog & digital, allowing artists to bring a personal touch through manipulation of a photograph, the negative, and the print. This book stands apart from recent publications on alternative processes by presenting a range of new approaches and methods to achieve popular techniques, as well as providing step-by-step guidance for an array of unique techniques meant to inspire artists working in various mediums. Through detailed guidance, working artist examples, and info about the contemporary use of these processes, this book will provide instruction for students, educators, and artists to expand their creative toolbox.

Purchase your copy here!
The Selma Portrait Project
Kathryn Mayo and Doug Winter

How does where you live help shape the person you've become?  The Selma Portrait Project is a photographic project designed to look at the connection between home and identity through portraiture and storytelling. 
Kathryn Mayo has set up a wet plate studio in a former tanning salon in historic Selma, Alabama.  Assisted by her husband, photographer Doug Winter, she is using an ultra large format camera and vintage, 19th century lenses to create 11 X 14" wet plate collodion ambrotypes of  Selma's residents.  Portrait participants are sharing their stories about their experiences in Selma in an interview format.  The ambrotypes, along with personal stories of participants will be included in a solo show at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia beginning April 6.  Kathryn plans to capture at least 40 portraits of local residents and is well on her way to reaching her goal!

Follow Kathryn's progess!
North Point Platinum Workshop
October 23 - 27th, 2017,

Hosted by Master Platinum Printer Sal Lopes and International Portraitist Herb Ascherman. The NPPW is an all-inclusive seminar in which you will: photograph models or landscapes, make digital negatives and learn Platinum Printing.
Class size is limited to eight participants.
Located at the storied North Point Plantation in King William, Va. (35 miles north east of Richmond) this all-inclusive package includes a room in the 1754 plantation manor house, all catered meals, chemistry, digital and chemical supplies and models.
For information contact: Herb Ascherman at herb@ascherman.com

Bostick & Sullivan | 505-474-0890 | www.bostick-sullivan.com
Bostick & Sullivan Inc, 1541 Center Dr, Phone 505-474-0890, Fax 505-474-2857, Santa Fe, NM 87507

Gary Emrich Month of Photography Lecture at DAM - Thursday, March 23, 2017

Gary Emrich Month of Photography Lecture
This Thursday
Month of Photography Lecture | Gary Emrich
Thursday, March 23, 2017
7:00–8:30 pm, Doors open at 6:30 pm
Hamilton Building - Lower Level
Purchase tickets now or call 720-913-0130.

A fourth-generation Coloradan, Gary Emrich uses humor and pop-culture iconography to both celebrate and poke fun at the myths of the West in his art. Making what he calls “straight photographs in the studio,” Emrich constructs his images from found and collected materials that include family mementos, kitsch objects, and even throw-away packaging. Through his inventive recontextualizations, he addresses deeper concerns like water scarcity, the aerospace industry, and personal memories. Promise, an exhibition of Emrich’s recent work in photography and video, was featured at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in 2016.
Purchase tickets now

Image credit: Gary J. Emrich, Rodeo Clown, 2011. Inkjet print. Denver Art Museum Collection: Gift of Jennifer Doran and Jim Robischon of the Robischon Gallery and an anonymous patron, 2015.307. © Gary Emrich
Upcoming lectures:
Month of Photography Lecture | Benjamin Rasmussen
Thursday, March 30, 2017
7:00–8:30 pm, Doors open at 6:30 pm
Hamilton Building - Lower Level
Purchase tickets now or call 720-913-0130.

Benjamin Rasmussen grew up in a family of missionaries in rural Philippines and questions of home, community, and identity were endemic to his childhood experience. These human connections have continued to drive his photographic practice. In Down Hernani Shores, Rasmussen documents the destruction and rebuilding of the town of Hernani, Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Combining portraiture and landscape work, along with drawings by the town’s children, he reveals the effects of the typhoon on the residents’ lives and livelihoods. By the Olive Trees, a collaborative work with Michael Friberg self-published in newspaper format, presents the olive tree as a marker of permanence in a place defined by its tenuousness—the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.
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Image credit: Benjamin Rasmussen, from By the Olive Trees, 2015. © Benjamin Rasmussen

Save the date:

Anderman Photography Lecture Series | Matthew Brandt
Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:00–8:30 pm, Doors open at 6:30 pm
Hamilton Building - Lower Level
Lecture tickets are $5 for students, DAM members and CPAC members, $12 for general admission.

Matthew Brandt pushes the limits of the photographic medium with physical manipulations of his prints and unusual, even bizarre, material choices like bees, candy, cocaine, and dust. While his work is rooted in process, the choices he makes intricately tie the making of his art to the subjects he depicts.

Brandt uses the inherent instability of photographic materials as a key component of his artwork. In hisLakes and Reservoirs series, he degrades enlarged, snapshot-like photos of lakes by dripping and pouring water collected from these lakes over the surfaces of the prints. The water selectively removes dye layers from the photograph, revealing flowing streaks and blotches of vivid cyan, magenta, and yellow beneath the picture. In Pictures from Wai'anae, Brandt draws on the power of nature to transform his work: the large-scale photographs are shrouded, buried, and unearthed bearing the marks of their time spent in the soil of a family farm in Hawaii.

Please join us to hear Brandt speak on his work and his process.
The Anderman Photography Lecture Series presents talks by the preeminent creators and thinkers in photography today. Series funding is generously provided by Evan and Elizabeth Anderman.

Image Credit: Matthew Brandt, Lost Lake, WY 2, 2013 from Lakes and Reservoirs. ©Matthew Brandt.


For additional details, please e-mail photography@denverartmuseum.org

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