Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Drop Off for Works

Hey guys,
Drop off dates for framed work is fast approaching, as is the exhibition. EXCITING!!!!! To make things easier, I will be accepting all framed pieces. You can either drop off the pieces to me at berg as you see me or we can arrange a time for us to meet.
below I included dates and times that I am available. If none of these work for you please let me know and we can work something out.
The drop off dates for works are the last and FINAL deadlines for work to be dropped off. If work is not dropped off or other arrangements made then your work will not be hung on the wall. We are on a strict deadline and for fairness need to stick to it.

Drop off Dates:
- Official drop off dates are April 10th Through April 12th.
- April 10th and 11th I will be available to receive works from 9am to 5 pm in berg
- April 12th from 10am-3pm at my house and 7pm-1130pm at berg
any other times can be arranged on an individual basis. 
Text me at 757-469-9706

Keep on keeping on,


Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Due to the hard work of all the artists, an exhibition catalog is currently in the works!

A special thanks to Louise Wales for her help and to all participants for making this an amazing experience.

Hope to see you at the opening!


Sunday, February 24, 2013


First, we the coordinators want to thank all of you who submitted to this call. Due to the amount of entries, the jurors had a lot of amazing work to choose from, making it all the more difficult. With the collaboration of Scott Dietrich and Ellen Wallenstein, we present you to the final list of selected artists for the
First MFA Photography Juried Exhibition

Alphabetical (last name)

1. Deanne Andrus

2. Allison Barnes

3. Jamie Carayiannis

4. Louise Field

5. Sergei Isaenko

6. Ashley Jones

7. Gina Phillips

8. Naimar Ramirez

9. Jagrut Raval

10. Casey Riggs

11. Ian Rillet

12. Kate Wimer

Juror, Ellen Wallenstein wrote a personal note, addressed to all who submitted:

Judging from on-line entries is certainly not the easiest though it is the most convenient way to look at work from a thousand miles away. There is no way to really ascertain the power of the printed image - some entries looked great online while others did not translate well, especially those involving alternate processing. I would have liked to see all the actual pictures.

The photographs came first. Looking at the five images as a whole came next. Thirdly, I re-read the statements and thought about how they meshed with the work.  In some cases (those I didn’t pick) I felt that the set of 5 were not totally strong as a whole, or that one threw it off, or that I’ve seen that kind of work before, done better.  (Sorry, but that’s reality.)

Also where some concepts and styles seemed similar I picked the ones that spoke most forcefully to me.

As someone who has taught and practiced darkroom principles for decades, I’ve been rather slow to embrace and appreciate digital image making, especially those in which the skill of using a photoshop program seems to be the point of the images.  That’s my prejudice and my truth, though I tried to stay open to everything and everyone.

There is a great diversity of work here, and all of it (chosen or not) is exciting and most meaningful. Congratulations to you all.

Thank you for the opportunity to jury this exhibition.

Ellen Wallenstein
New York City

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Ladies and Gentlemen,

We want to thank all students who submitted to the First MFA Photography Juried Exhibition. The jurors received an amazing spectrum of work! Cheers to an amazing show in April, and cheers to our jurors for their thoughtful participation.

Selected artists will be announced here by the end of February. Stay tuned!



Sunday, January 20, 2013


The MFA Photography Juried Exhibition will be on view at Ashmore Gallery located at 412 MLK Jr. Blvd. Savannah, GA. The exhibition will be on view during the week of SCAD's Silver & Ink with artist reception held on Saturday, April 27.

Gallery hours to be announced.

Ashmore Gallery: http://ashmoregallery.com/contact-us-menu

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Just to clarify....

this is NOT the call for Silver & Ink.

the submission guidelines below are for the MFA Photography Juried Exhibition only,
which is to be on view at a separate gallery during the week of Silver & Ink.

In addition, only students whom have completed candidacy review and have not graduated are eligible for submission.


Sunday, January 13, 2013


The deadline for submission has been extended to February 15

Selected artists will be announced in March.

All applicants will be notified.


The jurors for the 2013 MFA Exhibition are:

Scott Dietrich and special guest juror Ellen Wallenstein

Ellen Wallenstein is a native New York City photographer who began her career in the 1970s as an assistant to W. Eugene Smith. She earned her B.A. in Art History from SUNY Stony Brook, and a M.F.A. in Photography from Pratt Institute. A longtime Professor of Art, Wallenstein currently teaches photography and book arts at Pratt Institute and The School of Visual Arts. Other professional experiences include Artist-in-Residence at The Creative Center and Photo Archivist for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the Museum of the City of New York. Her personal work has been nominated for the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography (2000), the Santa Fe Prize (2011), and was a Critical Mass finalist (2008). She received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography in 2008. Her most recent project, Respecting My Elders, has been funded by United States Artists.

Wallenstein’s work is in the collections of The Brooklyn Museum; Center for Creative Photography, W.E. Smith Collection; Ellis Island Museum; Museum of the City of New York; Performing Arts Library, Lincoln Center; Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin; Russell Lee Collection, Southwest Texas State University; Southwest University, Georgetown, Texas; Mata and Arthur Jaffe Collection: “Books as Aesthetic Objects,” Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.

Scott Dietrich received a B.F.A. from the University of Arizona and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently based in Hong Kong where he teaches for the Savannah College of Art and Design. Dietrich has also worked in the museum and commercial field of photography for the past fifteen years. His work often documents and records the creative efforts and traditions of inspired artists, builders and crafts people. In the past five years he has traveled extensively in China and Southeast Asia creating portraits and observations of culture and heritage along the way.


Send all material to submissionmfa@gmail.com

  •  Must have passed candidacy review prior to submission deadline.

  • 5 images from a cohesive body of work

  • 72 dpi, JPEG

  • 800px on the longest edge

  • file name: firstname_lastname_1.jpg

  • A list including titles, medium, dimension, and date.
  • Artist statement

1. Title, archival inkjet print, 16"x20", 2012.