Why Quality Matters
with David Gallagher
Why are we as a society so hell bent on a “race to the bottom?” We lower quality, we lower expectations, we lower standards, and the aggregate of this race is an acceptance of lower quality in every facet of life. Well, I am not permitting this in my life…… are you?
The Art of Printmaking and Selling your Print
with Josef BlazarJosef Blazar is the owner of Blazing Editions, a fine art printing company based in Rhode Island. In his presentation, "The Art of Printmaking and Selling Your Prints," Blazer will discuss the mission and background of Blazing Editions, emphasizing the importance of quality and customer service. He will also share information on various topics relating to printing images, from the benefits and drawbacks of paper and metal substrates to the importance of high resolution photos when printing from a camera. After an overview of important details in the process of printing and re-printing images, Blazer will provide valuable insight relating to art exhibitions, selling prints, interacting with galleries, and the hardships of online-focused selling.
Photographer as Visual Narrator: The Art of Storytelling
with Richard SextonRichard Sexton began his career in professional photography in the 1970s. He is currently in the final stages of completing his 14th book—Enigmatic Stream: The Industrial Landscape of the Lower Mississippi River. His publishers have included The Historic New Orleans Collection; Chronicle Books, San Francisco; LSU Press, Baton Rouge, LA; Pelican Publishing, Gretna, LA; River Road Historical Society, Destrehan, LA; Oak Alley Foundation, Vacherie, LA; and Compass American Guides (imprint of Random House, New York). Each of his book projects has consisted of elaborate photo essays in which the primary narrative is visual, rather than verbal. Whether it's a book, an exhibit, a portfolio, or an editorial assignment, telling a story in pictures, is his main interest in photography. So much so that he sometimes describes himself as an author, photo essayist, or even raconteur, rather than a photographer. He will discuss the evolution of his career and the project based structure of his photographic work.
with Rodney Lough Jr.Rodney Lough Jr. has spent a lifetime traveling to the ends of the earth, weathering all types of climates, in order to find the best views of the most beautiful places on the planet. Rodney will share images of these special places with the you and explain the inspiration behind the shot. Learn about Rodney’s experiences and his successful path to becoming a world renowned Fine Art photographer.
The Importance of Personal Work
A few months ago I was seriously thinking about closing the doors, or rather, just handing over the keys to my son, Caleb, and just walk away from it. Thank God for my friends, yoga, and wine. Then I saw this…
"THE ADVICE I LIKE TO GIVE YOUNG ARTISTS, OR REALLY ANYBODY WHO’LL LISTEN TO ME, IS NOT TO WAIT AROUND FOR INSPIRATION. INSPIRATION IS FOR AMATEURS; THE REST OF US JUST SHOW UP AND GET TO WORK. IF YOU WAIT AROUND FOR THE CLOUDS TO PART AND A BOLT OF LIGHTNING TO STRIKE YOU IN THE BRAIN, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO MAKE AN AWFUL LOT OF WORK." ...CHUCK CLOSE
|1:00pm – 1:30pm||Welcome and Check-in|
|1:30pm – 2:30pm||Richard Sexton: Photographer as Visual Narrator: The Art of Storytelling|
|2:30pm – 3:00pm||Josef Blazar: The Art of Printmaking and Selling Your Prints|
|3:00pm – 3:30pm||Dave Gallagher: Why Quality Matters|
|3:30pm – 4:00pm||Break|
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||Zack Arias: The Importance of Personal Work|
|5:00pm – 6:00pm||Rodney Lough Jr.: Stand Here|
|6:00pm – 8:00pm||Exhibit | Wine & Cheese Networking | Demo | Giveaways|
STAND OUT Live Shoot
The live shoot will be available throughout the day, allowing you to demonstrate the Phase One Camera System and other cutting edge photo equipment.