Moving Image 12-7-2005

Minnesota Center for Photography News & Exhibitions

News, Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Exhibitions at the Minnesota Center for Photography

Currently showing in our Main Gallery:
Photocentric: A Photographic Biennial MCP Regional Members Juried Exhibition

A selection of 63 contemporary photographs from 36 artists within 525 miles of “Nordeast.”

Photocentric runs November 19, 2005 – January 15, 2006

Juror: Joan Rothfuss, Curator, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Artists in the Exhibition:
Chuck Avery, Plymouth, MN
Susan Boecher, Minneapolis, MN
Chris Bohnhoff, Minneapolis, MN
Gloria DeFilipps Brush, Duluth, MN
Howard Henry Chen, Chicago, IL
Richard Colburn, Cedar Falls, IA
Timothy Dieterle, Minneapolis, MN
Beth Dow, Minneapolis, MN
Chris Faust, St. Paul, MN
Martin G. Fowler, Minneapolis, MN
Jonathan Gitelson, Chicago, IL
Terry Gydesen, Minneapolis, MN
Kristine Heykants, Minneapolis, MN
Kate Iverson, Minneapolis, MN
Kerri Jamison, Minneapolis, MN
Stephanie Kays, Minneapolis, MN
Michael Kehoe, Minneapolis, MN
Sue Kyllonen, Independence, MN
Jean Laughton, Interior, SD
JW Lawson, Milwaukee, WI
Brian Lesteberg, Minneapolis, MN
Mary Ludington, Minneapolis, MN
John Mihelic, Minneapolis, MN
Jeff Millikan, Minneapolis, MN
Celeste Nelms, St. Paul, MN
Polly Norman, Minneapolis, MN
Dorothy Nuetzel, Minneapolis, MN
Ellen Rutchick, Minneapolis, MN
Robert Schlauch, Minneapolis, MN
Dona Schwartz, Minneapolis, MN
Bruce Silcox, Minneapolis, MN
Mickey Smith, Minneapolis, MN
Shawn Smith, Minneapolis, MN
Martin Springborg, St. Paul, MN
Peter Haakon Thompson, Minneapolis, MN
Brian Ulrich, Chicago, IL

Showing Concurrently in the Minnesota Projects Gallery:
Two Related Photographers:
Jerry Mathiason and Evan Mathiason
Second Tuesday Lecture Series:

Tuesday, December 13 Dona Schwartz, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota Two prints from Schwartz’ “In the Kitchen” series were selected for Photocentric. (Some of you may recall seeing works in this series in a MPG installation in our old gallery on Lake Street .) Schwartz, a long-time scholar of documentary photography, has re-doubled her efforts as an artist in the last several years. “In the Kitchen,” which considers the comings, goings, and happenings of a busy mixed family in this crucial family space, has been widely admired and exhibited. The talk begins at 7 p.m. here in the gallery. As always, members are admitted for no charge to Second Tuesday lectures, and the general admission is $5. Look for another Photocentric artist, Brain Ulrich from Chicago , in January’s Second Tuesday slot.

Open Call for Projects Gallery Proposals: January 13 Deadline

We are seeking proposals from Minnesota artists for use of the Minnesota Projects Gallery, our space dedicated to experimental and exploratory artist-driven photographic installations. These run concurrently with Main Gallery shows, though are not necessarily related to them. Past MPG artists have included Martin Springborg, Ellen Rutchick, Kermit Graber, Dona Schwartz, Mike Hazard, Laura Hoyt (with Abinadi Meza), Mara Pelecis, Simon Martinez, and Missy Whiteman. We have two openings for the space in 2006, and will consider proposals for 2007 as well. Proposals should entail careful consideration of this distinctive gallery, which has approximately 43 usable linear feet of wall area in an enclosed, 138-square-foot room with walls finished to the 12-foot ceiling. Past installations have included audio components, bean bag chairs, running water, wall drawings, tree stumps, and candles, in addition to photographic images. MCP will provide some financial support for artists chosen to install work. The deadline for proposals will be Friday, January 13. Selected artists will be notified by January 31. Please email us for full details about submission, or stop by to view the MPG space and develop your site-specific ideas.

Two Publication/Exhibition Opportunities for Young and Emerging Photographers

Follow the links to guidelines about open calls from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University , and from the Magenta Publishing for the Arts foundation in Toronto , (see “Emerging Photographers 2006”).

MCP General Information

Our gallery is open to the public Tuesday-Sunday 12-5 p.m. and Thursdays 12-8 p.m. The gallery is free to the public, but we strongly encourage a $3 donation. Please call or e-mail Emma Freeman, MCP Program Associate, with any questions or visit our website,

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