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Post One: Need $10,000 for your project? Look no further.
ShootQ Grant is a $10,000 grant given to a photographer to fund a project that raises public awareness about an important social, environmental or economic issue.

About ShootQ Grant
ShootQ‘s goal is to provide tools for photographers which free them from the tedious work of running a business. With ShootQ Grant, our mission is to empower photographers to invest time working on projects that raise awareness about important issues. More than a monetary award, the ShootQ Grant will provide photographers the opportunity to work on a meaningful project, unencumbered by daily work, with the creative freedom and financial support necessary to produce photographs that raise public awareness about important social, environmental or economic issues.

To be notified when applications for the 2009 grant are being accepted, please sign up for their mailing list.

Post Two: Congratulations to A Photo Editor Blog

Congratulations to my blog colleague Rob, who writes the successful blog APhotoEditor.Com. He was just selected by the

The Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston to receive the prestigious Rising Star by their Focus Awards. The ceremony was on May 7, 2008. His blog is a must read and a wealth of information. Click here to read his article about the event “Congratulations Rob” and thank you for your hard work and dedication to photography.

Post Three: Porfolio Night in Malaysia Tickets Available (Kuala Lumpur)

Tickets are on sale now for the very first Portfolio Night in Malaysia

Hosted by ADOI Magazine, PN7 Kuala Lumpur is shaping up to be a phenomenal
event for the burgeoning Malaysian advertising industry, and with tickets at
$12.00US, it would be a shame for young up and […]

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What: Photo Exhibition: ” Of this Time, and of this Place – Hollywood, CA”


Who: The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles presents an exhibition of new photographs by Bernd Reinhardt in the context of their program, Cultures in Motion. The exhibition investigates the make-up of the cultural melting pot of Hollywood

When: An opening reception will be held on May 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. On display from May 16 through July 30, 2009

Why you want to be there: It is at the Goethe Institute in Los Angeles. It is a very nice place and we like German’s don’t we?

Post Five: Venice Art & Auctions

You’ve probably been to other “art walks” in LA, but you probably didn’t know the Venice Art Walk & Auctions is the original, and this is its 30th anniversary. And here’s something else you might not have known: it benefits Venice Family Clinic, the largest free clinic in the country. That’s right, it’s a fundraiser, and a huge one at that, with more than 60 artists’ studios to tour, ten spectacular homes to visit, and 400 original works to bid on. So put on your most comfortable shoes and put to rest what you think you know about art walks. This is the quintessential Southern California art event…and it helps more than 23,500 people get the health care they need.

When: Art & Architecture Tours May 16 & 17

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Post Six: Group Show My Certain Fate

When: May 14 – June 6, 2009 Opening Reception:  Saturday, May 14, 6-9pm
Where: Pharmaka, 101 West 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

A Non-Profit Institution in Downtown Los Angeles’ Gallery Row District

Los Angeles, CA — Crossing genres, blending generations and connecting the emotional dots, My Certain Fate, a group show curated by Timothy Buckwalter, runs May 14 – June 6, 2009 at Pharmaka, 101 West Fifth Street in Los Angeles. Opening reception will be May 14, from 6-9 pm, a part of the Downtown Art Walk. For more information, please call 213-689-7799 or visit

Bay area artist Timothy Buckwalter made his first mix tape in 1979 while staying up late trying to record Pink Floyd’s runaway hit song “Another Brick In The Wall, Part One.” The 45RPM had been sold out at his local record store for weeks. Lying on the floor with his RadioShack portable cassette player – its microphone jammed against his clock radio’s speaker – waiting for Pink Floyd to come on, Buckwalter realized that he could go beyond recording that one contemporary song of rebellion. He was soon jotting onto tape anything that evening that seemed connected to that song: Blondie’s Heart of Glass, Billy Joel’s My Life, M’s Popmuzik, The Knack’s My Sharona, Herb Alpert’s Rise and Don’t Bring Me Down from ELO.

Combining photography, painting, sculpture and text-based works in My Certain Fate, Buckwalter has crafted an exhibition that mimics the dynamic behind the mix tape – a genre he believed that evening he had invented but which is in fact a popular element within youth culture. Since the mid-70s the creation of a mix tape has been seen as an expression of the individual compiler’s taste in music. And, of course, as a gift, it has often been put forward as a tentative move toward creating some kind of emotional relationship with the tape’s recipient.

Featuring more than 65 works from 28 U.S. and international artists, My Certain Fate explores and connects the feelings emoting from each piece to create an overarching narrative. Bubbling to the surface of a photo is a mysterious tale of yearning and denial. A drawing begins to crack under the weight of its own smugness. A crisp Miminalist painting offers a space to breathe, a break in the mix. Lurking beneath a sculpture is a less than obvious tale of redemption. The title for the exhibition is excerpted from one of Buckwalter’s favorite songs, “That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate” on Mission of Burma’s 1982 album “Vs. ” – a track that exudes a boatload of melancholia mixed with the possibility for love through self-sacrifice.

Included in the mix are works from John Altoon, Angela Baker, Val Britton, Martin Bromirksi, Manuel Dominguez Jr., Bill Dunlap, Sacha Eckes, Sylvia Fragoso, Tammy Harper, Kevin Parks Hauser, Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Michelle Lewis-King, Joe Macca, Michael Macfeat, Rob Matthews, Mike Monteiro, Marlon Mullen, Christopher Saunders, Jen Siska, Dean Smith, Brian Stechschulte, Katy Stone, Rebecca Whipple, Billy White, Jim Winters, Douglas Witmer, Michael Zahn, and Nina Zurier.

A catalog — with an essay by DJ and blogger Heidi De Vries, poetry by Suzanne Stein, and a Q&A between the curator and painter Michael Zahn – will accompany the show. Included will be a mix CD (playing during the show).

Originally from Pennsylvania, Timothy Buckwalter (born 1966) now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated magna cum laude from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Buckwalter has been included in the Linz Biennale and exhibited nationally at De/Chiara Stewart Gallery in New York; Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland; Rebecca Ibel Gallery in Columbus; Lizabeth Oliveria in Oakland; Four Walls, Southern Exposure, The Luggage Store and Braunstein/Quay in San Francisco. He also writes about art for The East Bay Monthly, KQED FM, and San Francisco Chronicle. Over the last five years, Buckwalter helped pioneer the curating of online exhibitions, including his own yearlong weekly drawing shows as well as gigs at The Beholder and SFMOMA. My Certain Fate, is his curatorial venture in the physical world.

My Certain Fate, a group show curated by Timothy Buckwalter, runs May 14 – June 6, 2009 at Pharmaka, 101 West Fifth Street in Los Angeles. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 6pm. Opening reception will be May 14, a part of the Downtown Art Walk.

Post Seven: Affaire In The Gardens Art Show

Who: The City of Beverly Hills

What: Semi-annual Affaire In The Gardens Art Show
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 16th and 17th, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Beverly Gardens Park along Santa Monica Boulevard, from Rodeo to Rexford Drives 9400 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Web site: / Attractions / Affaire In The Gardens Art Show

Why you want to go: It is a great family event to go to. Last year I went and had a great time. There is food, entertainment, lot’s of different art to look at. Estimate two to three hours and go for a walk in the park.

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