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15 Days till the InFocus 2016 Deadline & 15 Reasons to Submit

The deadline for Alberta photographers to submit photographs to InFocus Exhibit 2016 is October 31, 2015, only 15 days away! Now is not the time for procrastination; SUBMIT TODAY!

The mission of InFocus is to promote and exhibit innovative, thoughtful, and provocative photography created by Alberta’s contemporary image makers.

The call for submissions is open to professionals, armatures and students alike. We want to see forward thinking photography that capitalizes on the strengths and subtleties of the medium and takes image-making to a new level. The goal is to exhibit the best photography from the province!

Here are 15 reasons you should submit to InFocus 2016:

  1. See your photography hung in DC3 Art Projects, one of Edmonton’s most important artistic hubs.
  2. Your work will be featured in Exposure Photography Festival, which went province-wide for the first time last year.
  3. Sell your work during InFocus. The gallery and InFocus Team will encourage art patrons to support photographers and our creative community in this way.
  4. Network with other photographers and professionals during the festival.
  5. Participation in an exciting group exhibition is a fun way to kick off 2016.
  6. Discover other image-makers from across Alberta and find a creative community.
  7. Have something cool to talk about on Facebook and Twitter other than what you had for breakfast (Although we’re sure it was delicious!).
  8. Snatch up a volunteer opportunity with InFocus Exhibit 2016 to gain experience mounting and running an exhibition.
  9. Attend a rockin’ reception party on Thursday, February 4, 2015 (7-10pm) with live music, wine and yummy snacks (and invite your family and friends!).
  10. Have your work discussed for its merits and inclusion in the show during the Curator Talk on Thursday, February 4, 2015 at 7:30pm in the gallery.
  11. It’s easy to submit your work online through our no fuss submission form.
  12. Each photographer’s Artist Statement and CV will be displayed at the exhibit to educate the visitors about your work.
  13. Have a lasting keepsake in the printed InFocus Photo Exhibit program with each photographer featured.
  14. If you entered before October 18, you have the chance to have one of your images featured in the Exposure Photography Festival magazine-style catalogue to represent InFocus!
  15. Photography is awesome!

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Submit to InFocus Photo Exhibit by clicking here. Deadline October 31, 2015!

Like InFocus Photo Exhibit on Facebook.

Follow InFocus Photo on Twitter.

InFocus Photo seeking Local Collaborations

InFocus is looking to collaborate with a local musician, eatery or chef, and printing company. Last year, the inaugural InFocus Exhibit was a huge success, seeing over 250 visitors over three days. This year, the exhibition will run the entire month of February 2016 and will take place at DC3 Art Projects. InFocus happens during Exposure Photography Festival.

InFocus Photo Seeking Local Collaborations

The opening reception will be a noteworthy celebration of Alberta photography and photographers. The InFocus Team would love to showcase a local musician and chef for the party, plus get everyone there with awesome invites.

If you or someone you know of is interested in collaborating with InFocus Photo Exhibit, please contact the curator, Alexis Marie Chute: [email protected]

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Other blog posts about InFocus:

InFocus Exhibit 2016 Photo Submission Q&A

Submit Now! The InFocus Photography Exhibit Call for Submissions Opens Today

The InFocus Call for Submissions Opens August 1

Kevin Tuong Photography: Special Guest Post

Robert Pohl Photography: Special Guest Post

Wilfred Kozub Photography: Special Guest Post

Gerry Dotto Photography: Special Guest Post

Why Analogue Photography: Guest Post by Candace Makowichuk

Martin Snider Photography: Special Guest Post

Hedy Bach Photography: Special Guest Post

Special Guest Blog Posts by InFocus Alumni Photographers

InFocus Photography Exhibit Updates

Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts PHOTOS & a BIG Thank-You from Alexis Marie Chute for the John Poole Promotion of the Arts Award, Edmonton

 

Submit Now! The InFocus Photography Exhibit Call for Submissions Opens Today!

Prepare your image files and plan your framing. Which photos best reflect your style? Today is the day! The InFocus Photography Exhibition officially launches its call for submissions on August 1, 2015.

Here is some information about InFocus:

WHAT: A group exhibition featuring of the best contemporary photography by Albertan photographers. Curated by Alexis Marie Chute.

MISSION: To promote and exhibit innovative, thoughtful and provocative photography created by Alberta’s contemporary image-makers.

WHEN: February 1 – 29, 2016, taking place during Exposure Photography Festival

WHERE: DC3 Art Projects, commercial art gallery in Edmonton, Alberta. 10567-111 Street.

WHY SUBMIT: InFocus is a great opportunity for photographers from Alberta to be featured in a noteworthy exhibition during a major photographic festival. Photographers and their work will be celebrated in a beautiful commercial gallery, receive tremendous exposure across Canada, and become one of the distinguished InFocus Alumni.

Please click here to submit your photography to be considered for the 2016 InFocus exhibition.

Follow InFocus Photo Exhibit on Twitter.

Like InFocus Photo on Facebook.

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Special Guest Blog Posts by InFocus Alumni Photographers

Starting on Tuesday, I am honoured to share the work of some truly interesting photographers. These individuals were featured in the inaugural InFocus Exhibit held at Harcourt House Artist Run Centre this past February in Edmonton. InFocus was a huge success. Over 250 people visited the show over two days and at the opening reception I was thrilled to announce some good news.

InFocus will be an annual exhibit during Exposure Photography Festival. That means the discovery and promotion of more unique and cutting edge photography and more support for our creative community. InFocus will run the entire month of February, 2016, and will be held at a DC3 Art Projects in Edmonton. 2015 was open to Edmonton and area photographers, but soon the call for submissions will be released welcoming images from photographers across Alberta. There is so much to look forward to!

I am proud to curate InFocus. For more information, please click here. To receive blog updates and info about the call for submissions, please subscribe.

Here is the schedule of InFocus Photographers who will be sharing their passion for photography with us:

Hedy Bach – Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Martin Snider – Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Candace Makowichuk – Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Gerry Dotto – Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Wilfred Kozub – Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Robert Pohl – Tuesday, June 30, 2015

InFocus Photography Exhibit Update

InFocus 2015 was a huge success that saw over 250 people visit the exhibition at Harcourt House this past February during Exposure Photography Festival. Planning is already underway for InFocus 2016 and over the next ten months new exciting details and opportunities will be revealed! Click here to view the InFocus info page which will be updated regularly. Stay tuned for the call for submissions.

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For now, here is the WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY & HOW for the next InFocus Photography Exhibit:

WHAT: A celebration of the best images and image-makers from across the province of Alberta.

WHEN: February 1 – 29, 2016

WHERE: DC3 Art Projects commercial gallery in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

WHY: “Photography is the medium of our times.” – Exposure Photography Festival

HOW: We will be opening the submissions for InFocus 2016 soon! Please check back here often for updates and submission details. Also, subscribe to the AMC blog to receive notifications. For now, prepare your best work! We look forward to your submissions. Email Alexis Marie [email protected] with your address to be added to our mailing list.

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InFocus Photography Exhibition 2015

Over the next few months I will be sharing guest blog posts by the 2015 InFocus Alumni. They will write about their work and inspiration as photographers and their experience in InFocus. I’m eager to read their stories!

Here are the confirmed photographers who will be guest blogging here on Alexis Marie Art:

Hedy Bach

Gerry Dotto

Curtis Trent

Candace Makowichuk

Robert Pohl

Al Dixon

Martin Snider

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InFocus Photography Exhibition 2015

 

Below you will find contact info to help you stay connected to some of the amazing photographers from our 2015 InFocus exhibit:

 

Hedy Bach 

Company Name: Hedy Bach consulting

Website: http://sloppybuddhist.com/

Email Address: [email protected] / [email protected]

Phone: 780-819-7762

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hedy.bach

Twitter Handle: https://twitter.com/hefbach

Tumblr Page: http://hedybach.tumblr.com/

 

 

Gerry Dotto

Website:  gerrydotto.com

Email:  [email protected]

 

 

Al Dixon

Company Name:  Al Dixon Photography

Website:  www.aldixonphotography.com

Email Address:  [email protected]

Phone:  (780) 915 3674

Facebook Page:  www.facebook.com/AlDixonPhotography

Twitter Handle:  @Al_D_Photo

 

 

Christopher Shaw

www.christophershawphotography.com

[email protected]

 

 

Name: Candace Makowichuk
Company Name: Sunprint Studio
Website: www.candacemakowichuk.com
email: [email protected]
Facebook page:Photography by Candace Makowichuk
twitter: sunprintstudio
 

Brady Simpson

[email protected]

780-655-2284

www.bradysimpson.com

 

 

Akemi Matsubuchi

company: Akemi Matsubuchi Photography

website: www.matsubuchi.ca (website still under construction)

email: [email protected]

phone: 780 619-9783

twitter: akemimats

 

 

Martin Snider

Company Name: Glovebox Photography

Website: www.gloveboxphotography.com

Email Address: [email protected]

Phone: 780-803-4240

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/gloveboxphotography

Instagram @m.j.r.snider

 

 

Kevin Tuong

Company Name: KTB Photography

Website: www.ktbphotography.ca (Commercial) & www.kevintuong.com (Personal)

Email Address: [email protected]

Phone: 780-952-1608

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/kevin.tuong.3

Twitter Handle: @KevinTuong

Google+:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KevinTuong/posts

 

 

Bri Vos

Company Name: Detour Photography

Website: www.detourphotography.ca

Email Address: [email protected]

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/detourphotography

Twitter Handle: @detourphoto

Instagram – @detourphoto

 

 

Eric Petersen

Website: https://500px.com/theruggedone

Email Address:  [email protected]

Phone: 780-266-0003

Twitter Handle: @ericpet

 

 

Chan Rin

Company Name: Vivid Ribbon Photography & Design

Website: www.vividribbon.ca

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 780-266-5162

Facebook: www.facebook.com/vividribbon

Twitter: @vivid_ribbon

Instagram: @vividribbon
 

Karue Wachira

Company Name: Karue Wachira Photography

Website: www.karuewachiraphotography.com

Email Address: [email protected]

Phone: 306 830 0380

Facebook Page: Karue Wachira Photography

Twitter Handle: @Qarue

InFocus Photography Exhibition 2015

InFocus Photography Exhibition 2015

 

Curatory Work Shortlisted for Promotion of the Arts Award

Curating InFocus photography exhibition was an awesome experience in and of itself, and so to be shortlisted for it in the John Poole Award for Promotion of the Arts is icing on the cake. The award is one of many given out at the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Awards hosted by the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton.

John Poole Award for Promotion of the Arts:

Recognizing an individual, arts organization, media organization or business that has promoted the arts in a distinctly creative or exceptional manner.

It is my pleasure to support the arts community in Edmonton. It is my community, my peer image-makers, artists, musicians, dancers, sculptors and other fellow creative individuals and organizations. I believe we will all flourish when we support and build each other up.

The inaugural InFocus exhibition, held during Exposure Photography Festival 2015, was a huge success! More than 200 people visited the show during its two-day run. Thirty photographers from Edmonton and area were promoted and their work championed for its artistic and technical skill. Most of the photographers were able to attend the opening and they shared their love of photography with all those who came to experience the show. The energy that surrounded the entire exhibition was tremendously positive, supportive and collaborative. Truly, we have much to be proud of.

I must acknowledge the tireless vision and execution assistance of my partner in InFocus: Aaron Chute. Without him, InFocus would not have been as technologically savvy or the artwork hung as precisely. Aaron, THANK YOU!

To those that nominated me for the John Poole Award for Promotion of the Arts, specifically Exposure Photography Festival manager Wes Lafortune and others, I wish to express my deep and heartfelt gratitude.

Attend the 28th Annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, click here for tickets.

Exciting news with InFocus: Next year the exhibition will be held all month long in February at DC3 Art Projects. I’ll post more about InFocus 2016 and its call for submissions soon.

 

Come be Inspired by Photography at InFocus Edmonton – Exhibition starts Tomorrow!

InFocus Edmonton starts tomorrow and you don’t want to miss it! The doors open at 10:00am on Saturday, February 21, followed by evening activities beginning at 6:30pm with the Curator Talk by yours truly. After that, at 7:00pm the opening party officially kicks off with wine and snacks. It will be a great time of mingling, creative conversations and, most importantly, amazing photography by some of Edmonton’s artistic gems. Later in the evening, Mohsin Zaman will grace us with his music. It is sure to be a very memorable night! Then Sunday, February 22, the gallery is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

InFocus Edmonton photographers:

Akemi Matsubuchi

Al Dixon

Alicia Proudfoot

Bethany MacCallum

Brady Simpson

Bri Vos

Candace Makowichuk

Chan Rin

Christine Rossi

Christopher Shaw

Colin Vince

Curtis Trent

Dan McKechnie

Darrin Hagen

Daryl Kozub

David Aaron

Dawn LeBlanc

Eric Petersen

Gerry Dotto

Hedy Bach

Jenn Hang

Jonathan Schell

Karue Wahchira

Kevin Tuong

Marc Chalifoux

Martin Snider

Nicolas Abarca

Robert Pohl

Tim Lutic

Wilfred Kozub

InFocus Edmonton YEG invitation Alexis Marie Chute Photography exhibit info

InFocus Edmonton:

Location:

Drawing Room, Annex Building,

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre

10211-112 Street, Edmonton, AB, CAN

Exhibit Hours:

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 10:00am – 10:00pm

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Events:

Curator Talk – Saturday, February 21, 6:30pm

Opening Reception – Saturday, February 21, 7:00pm

Please click here to learn more about InFocus Edmonton and to RSVP to the opening.

Also, connect with InFocus on Twitter and also on Facebook.

We look forward to seeing you at InFocus!

 

InFocus Edmonton Musical Collaboration with Mohsin Zaman

InFocus Edmonton is only four days away! The group photography exhibit will be an amazing presentation of the creativity and vision of Edmonton and area photographers and artists.

I am excited to announce that Mohsin Zaman will be playing his music at our opening reception Saturday night, February 21st. I love supporting local musicians. I believe collaboration across artistic disciplines benefits us all. Plus, I’m really excited to listen to some awesome music while looking at great art. Sounds like a perfect night.

Please join us!

Get to know Mohsin Zaman:

From the bustling streets of Dubai to the wintry turf of Edmonton, Mohsin Zaman is old hand at being a newcomer. With a voice haunted by heartbreak, curiosity and ever-bearing hope, he sings, writes, and performs with a wealth of skill and spirit far beyond his years. His album Waking Up charts his ambitious journey from the Middle East to Canada, narrating the romance, joy and nostalgia he witnessed through passing frames. Mohsin Zaman is a cherished performer and musician in the Edmonton Music scene; he bears a soul power and honesty that propels his audience into new space, changes the atmosphere of a room with a sole song, and inspires any and everyone in his path.

Preview his music on SoundCloud or check out Mohsin on Facebook.

Details of InFocus Edmonton:

Location:

Drawing Room, Annex Building,

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre

10211-112 Street, Edmonton, AB, CAN

Exhibit Hours:

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 10:00am – 10:00pm

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Events:

Curator Talk – Saturday, February 21, 6:30pm

Opening Reception – Saturday, February 21, 7:00pm

Please click here to learn more about InFocus Edmonton and to RSVP to the opening.

Also, connect with InFocus on Twitter and also on Facebook.

We look forward to seeing you at InFocus!

 

 

Exposure Photography Festival Kicks-off around Alberta

February is an exciting month – and even more so now as the much-enjoyed Exposure Photography Festival spreads across the province for the first time. Up to 2015, Exposure was only celebrated in Calgary, Banff and Canmore – but no longer!

Personally, I am thrilled that all of Alberta, particularly our capital region of Edmonton, will have the chance to host exhibitions, artist talks and other programming about photography.

Along with my tireless partner, Aaron Chute, I am curating an exhibit called InFocus. The show will feature Edmonton and area photographers under one roof in the drawing room at Harcourt House. We have such a creative community and this is a fabulous opportunity to show it off!

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Not only am I working away at InFocus, but I also have a solo exhibition of my own work, entitled The Quiet Rebuild: New Portraits. These images feature volunteer models from across Canada who have endured struggle and tragedy and yet embody an incredible amount of resiliency. It is truly a pleasure to share the stories of others and be a part of their journey.

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InFocus Edmonton Announces the Photographers Featured in its Inaugural Exhibition

With over 200 submissions, InFocus is proud to announce the outstanding photographers chosen to represent the creative talent of Edmonton and area during Exposure Photography Festival 2015.

InFocus YEG will exhibit the creative work of:

  • David Aaron
  • Nicolas Abarca
  • Hedy Bach
  • Marc Chalifoux
  • Al Dixon
  • Gerry Dotto
  • Darrin Hagen
  • Jenn Hang
  • Daryl Kozub
  • Wilfred Kozub
  • Dawn LeBlanc
  • Tim Lutic
  • Bethany MacCallum
  • Candace Makowichuk
  • Akemi Matsubuchi
  • Dan McKechnie
  • Eric Petersen
  • Robert Pohl
  • Alicia Proudfoot
  • Chan Rin
  • Christine Rossi
  • Jonathan Schell
  • Christopher Shaw
  • Brady Simpson
  • Martin Snider
  • Curtis Trent
  • Kevin Tuong
  • Colin Vince
  • Bri Vos
  • Karue Wahchira

 

The featured image to represent InFocus during Exposure is Brady Simpson’s “Playing Cards.” Well done, Brady.

 

Congratulations to all InFocus Edmonton 2015 photographers!

 

InFocus Edmonton Exhibition

February 21 – 22, 2015

Annex Gallery at Harcourt House

10215-112 Street, Edmonton, AB

Saturday, February 21: 10am to 10pm, 6:30pm Curator Talk, 7pm reception with live music

Sunday, February 22: 10am to 5pm

 

To volunteer for InFocus Edmonton please email Alexis Marie: [email protected]

 

Other posts about InFocus YEG:

15 Days into our Call for Submissions and 15 Reasons Why You Need to Submit

Q&A To Help Prepare Your InFocus Edmonton Photography Submission

Hot off the Photographic Presses: The InFocus Edmonton Call for Submissions

Exposure Photography Festival Broadens its Scope to include all of Alberta

Happy Halloween: Submit your Photography to InFocus Yeg