Artist Spotlight: Matthew Swarts

The Alternatives. al·ter·na·tive ôlˈtərnədiv/ adjective adjective: alternative 1. (of one or more things) available as another possibility. “the various alternative methods for resolving disputes” “an alternative route” (of two things) mutually exclusive. “the facts fit two alternative scenarios” relating to behavior that is considered unconventional and is often seen as a challenge to traditional norms. “an alternative lifestyle” noun: alternative; plural noun: alternatives 1. one of two or more available possibilities. “audiocassettes are an interesting alternative to reading”… Read More Artist Spotlight: Matthew Swarts

A Treasure Trove – Photographer Interviews & Lectures

I so enjoy, along with my colleagues at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) ,  developing our PHOT52 Photographers and Their Images lecture series. This series, held live every Spring in San Francisco, CA is recorded, edited and closed captioned thanks to CCSF and is part of our expanding vimeo archive. The series is free… Read More A Treasure Trove – Photographer Interviews & Lectures

Call For Entries – The Real Deal

With so many “CAFE’s” out there – how do you know which ones offer REAL opportunities? Here are some legit awards below for emerging and mid-career image based artists. SF Camerawork Exhibition Award $5k Call for exhibition proposals by artists, collectives, and curators. SF Camerawork invites artists, collectives, and curators working with photography and related… Read More Call For Entries – The Real Deal

4 Artists Share Tips for Using Instagram to Grow Your Art Practice

I’ve been posting a lot of work on my “ART” instagram lately. I find that keeping a separate instagram site for my artwork helps me focus on promoting it.  Even if i”m more active on the my other account for daily discoveries. I found the article below from “Artsy” inspiring for continuing the process. Please follow… Read More 4 Artists Share Tips for Using Instagram to Grow Your Art Practice

The Atlantic: “The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over”

Technology The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over The look made famous by the platform just doesn’t resonate anymore. As Instagram has grown to more than 1 billion monthly users, it has ushered in a very particular look: bright walls, artfully arranged lattes and avocado toast, and Millennial-pink everything, all with that carefully staged, color-corrected, glossy-looking aesthetic.… Read More The Atlantic: “The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over”