Sunday, September 20, 2015

Donate Now to the Durham Art Guild Creative Mentorship Program!

The Durham Art Guild is now accepting donations for the 2016 Creative Mentorship Program.
The Creative Mentorship Program empowers students to discover and develop their creative voices and artistic skills through 20 weeks of dedicated work with a professional artist at Golden Belt Artist Studios, involvement with the local arts community through monthly field trips and workshops, and a month-long exhibition in Golden Belt's Room 100 Gallery.
Our own Jim Lee, back row, second from right.
Through this innovative program, students and mentors work together to discover their passions and strengths. They learn to problem solve and think creatively. They share their talents and gifts with the broader community. They have the capacity to broadly envision their future and build a strong network that will support them in achieving their goals. Our own Jim Lee (in the picture above) is a very active member of the mentor group and often describes it as some of the most fulfilling work he does.

The program is a collaborative partnership between Student U and the Durham Art Guild that started in 2013. If you have additional questions about the Creative Mentorship Program or if you would like to support the program in other ways, please contact the Executive Director at
As artists that live and work in the Triangle this program is a great way to give back to the community that supports us. To learn more, go to the DAG website here.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Call for Work Deadlines!

It's almost fall and so that means the NC State Fair is just around the corner! Last year forum member Christer Berg was the big winner in the photography category so who will it be this year? Of course, you have to be in it to win it and the deadline is coming soon. Registration to enter the art and photography exhibit is September 18th so don't delay! For information go to the NC State Fair website here. Good luck!

Also coming soon is the deadline to enter the Click! Photography Festival Pop-Up exhibit.
You all know the drill. To enter go to the registration page here.

And not too far down the road, but requiring some planning and forethought nonetheless, is the October 8th deadline for the Litmus Gallery exhibit Anything Goes. For all the information you need go to the gallery website here.

Ok, you have your work cut out for yourself. Now get busy! And when you are juried into a show let us know and we'll feature you on one of these pages right here. (There is no link there, as you're already here. But you know what we mean...)

A Device Professional Photographers Wish Every Amateur Had To Have

At last! A photographic accessory that every amateur ought to be required to have. Well, at least from a professional point of view...

Presenting the Camera Restrica! Yes, a camera that will prevent you from taking a photograph. The camera houses your cell phone with an app that detects how many images have been made of the subject, and if it detects too many, you can't take the picture!

Sorry! We've reached our quota.

Imagine arriving at a destination to photograph with no teaming masses of phoneographers in the way! Ah, perchance to dream...

Check out the Camera Restricta website and read how the idea for the camera came about and the reasons behind it. And then, keep dreaming...

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Forum NIght Out

Photographers Forum members met at Mami Nora's tonight for food and fellowship and a great time was had by all! Thanks to our "social director" John Horowitz for another great selection.

(c) Some guy at another table who acted like he knew more than we did.

Thanks to everyone who came out to join the fun. Stay tuned for more announcements and more opportunities to be involved!

Important Reminder!!!

The deadline is fast approaching to submit entries for the Click! Photography Festival's Pop-Up Exhibit. This is a great opportunity to have your work seen and to take part in one of the fastest growing festivals dedicated to photography in the Southeast. Each image submitted will also be projected at VAE on First Friday, October 2nd.

For all the details and to register, go to the EventBrite page here.
The Pop-UP Exhibition's juror is Marshall N. Price. Dr. Price is currently the Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. He has organized dozens of exhibitions including most recently Jeffrey Gibson: Said the Pigeon to the Squirrel, Pat Steir: Blue River, John Cage: The Sight of Silence, and George Tooker: A Retrospective. Over the course of his career Dr. Price has lectured and written extensively on modern and contemporary art.

Don't delay, take this opportunity to showcase your best work and enter today!