June Newsletter

FROM THE DIRECTOR
We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2016 Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography. The grant, created to honor the work and life of documentary photographer Michael P. Smith, went to New Orleans photographer Annie Flanagan for their work entitled, Deafening Sound. Juror Stella Kramer selected this powerful project examining rape culture in the United States from a strong group of entries. Each year, NOPA awards two $5000 individual grants, the Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography, and the upcoming Clarence John Laughlin Award which will be juried by Steven Albahari, Publisher of 21st Editions.
Submissions open for the 2016 CJL Award June 15; deadline will be Sunday, July 31. Stay tuned for more information.

On June 4, we welcome you to the gallery for an opening event honoring the work of our 2015 grant award winners, Adam Davies and Cate Sampson. Their exhibitions will be on display concurrently through July 31. The gallery is open to the public Tues-Sun, noon – 4pm. Stop by and cool off! – Amy Dailey Williams, Executive Director, NOPA


IN THE GALLERY

Cate Sampson:
All the Place You’ve Got 

Adam Davies:
Non-Spaces: Industrial Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic Region

New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery
1111 Saint Mary St., NOLA
June 4 – July 31, 2016

Opening Reception:
Sat., June 4, 6-9pm

Our summer exhibition features the work of NOPA’s 2015 grant winners. Adam Davies, winner of the Clarence John Laughlin Award, and Cate Sampson, winner of the Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography.


NOPA RELATED

“The Matriarchs”: Artist Talk & Gallery Walk-Through with Christina Molina
June 5, 1pm
The Front, 4100 St. Claude Ave., NOLA
MEMBERS ONLY: RSVP

In this work, Molina collaborates with all the women in her family to produce a series of still-life photographs, portraits, and cinematic imagery. References to mythical protagonists such as saints, deities, and other famous icons are interjected throughout. Set in the subtropics, the work conflates female identity amidst a disappearing South Floridian territory. MORE INFO

2nd Tuesdays at NOPA: Good Times Rolled
In the Gallery with Cheryl Gerber
Tuesday, June 14, 6:30-8:30pm
NOPA Gallery, 1111 Saint Mary St., NOLA
Free & open to the public

Join us for our monthly 2nd Tuesdays at NOPA! When photographer Cheryl Gerber discovered the New Orleans street photography of French photographer Bernard Hermann, she “became his No. 1 groupie.” Hermann spent four years in New Orleans beautifully chronicling African-American culture resulting in work published in a book, The Good Times Rolled: Black New Orleans 1979-1982. Gerber will present a sample of this work and Mr. Hermann will join us via Skype for questions.
Full Aperture Film Series
Early US Avant-Garde:
16mm Films from Joseph Cornell, Maya Deren, and Robert Frank
Saturday, June 18, 8pm
NOPA Gallery, 1111 Saint Mary St., NOLA
$6 Gen. Public/$5 NOPA & Shotgun Cinema members

In partnership with Shotgun Cinema, NOPA is delighted to host a summer film series focusing on the intersections between film and photography. Presented in 16mm, the first of the series will focus on early avant-garde work by artist Joseph Cornell; photographer, dancer, and artist Maya Deren; and Robert Frank, best known for his photography, but called “one of the most important and influential American independent filmmakers of the last half-century” by the NYT. Arrive early – space will be limited.
Peer Portfolio Review Happy Hour
Sunday, June 26, 2-4pm
NOPA Gallery, 1111 Saint Mary St., NOLA
MEMBERS ONLY: RSVP here

Back by popular demand! Bring your portfolio, book or iPad and get ready to get and give unbiased feedback in this informal peer portfolio review event hosted by NOPA. This no pressure event will allow you to give and get feedback on your work without the stress of making a sale. We guarantee you’ll walk away with new ideas and perspectives – and maybe a few new friends.
Election of NOPA Officers
In accordance with NOPA bylaws, we must have elections for the Board of Officers: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Programming Director, Education Director, Development Director, Communications Director, Grants Director, PhotoNOLA Director. Please send a letter of interest and a relevant resume to Lisa Cates; the current Board meets this month to elect the new Board.


AROUND NOLA

Rosemary Scott-Fishburn:
Mother Vision
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
400A Julia St., NOLA
Opening Reception: June 4, 6-9pm

Scott-Fishburn’s work in digital and plastic media starts with a simple print layered in custom acrylic plexiglass boxes.


CALLS for ENTRY

Texas Photographic Society
29th Annual Members’ Only Show
Submission Deadline: June 6, 2016
Juror: Reid Callanan, Founder & Director of Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
The call is open themed and welcomes submissions from artists of all levels internationally. The exhibition will hang in conjunction with FotoSeptiembre USA.
More info here.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
5th Annual Louisiana Contemporary
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2016
This event promotes contemporary art practices in Louisiana, provides exhibition space for the exposition of living artist’s work, and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes Louisiana’s vibrant visual culture. Open to living artists working in Louisiana, ages 18+.
More info here.