INFOCUS Calendar of Events

OCT 25

PhotoBid Artist Talk Lisa M. Robinson
October 25

6:30 - 8:30PM
Phoenix Art Museum
Singer Hall

Free for INFOCUS Members
$5 for non-Members
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PhotoBid Artist Talk: Lisa M. Robinson

Join us for a discussion by Lisa M. Robinson, one of the participating artists in this year’s PhotoBid event. Based in Tucson, Robinson is a fine-art photographer whose work is a meditation on the landscape, investigating ideas of transition and the passage of time. Robinson will discuss her body of work, including the photograph Confluence (from her Terrestra series) which will be included in the auction.

Image: Lisa M. Robinson, Confluence (from the Terrestra series), 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Etherton Gallery. © Lisa M. Robinson.

NOV 1

PhotoBid Artist Talk: Richard Laugharn
November 1

6:30 - 8:30PM
Phoenix Art Museum
Singer Hall

Free for INFOCUS Members
$5 for non-Members
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PhotoBid Artist Talk: Richard Laugharn

Join us for a discussion by Richard Laugharn, one of the participating photographers in this year’s PhotoBid. Laugharn will speak about his artistic practice of capturing the desert landscape on film. He will also discuss his photograph, The Sykes Crater Saguaro (Diptych), part of the Following Desert Plants series, which will be included in the auction.

Image: Richard Laugharn, The Sykes Crater Saguaro (Diptych) (from the series Following Desert Plants), 2009/2013. Courtesy of the artist and Etherton Gallery. © Richard Laugharn.

NOV 16

PhotoBid 2017 Gala Art Auction
November 16

Phoenix Art Museum
Great Hall
6:00 – 9:00PM

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PhotoBid 2017 Gala Art Auction

Join fellow art lovers and collectors for this exciting annual fundraiser, now in its ninth year. Whether you are a seasoned collector or just starting out, INFOCUS Photobid is a fun, welcoming event where you can mingle with people who share a passion for photography and bring home an original work of art – all to benefit INFOCUS and the photography programs at Phoenix Art Museum and in our community.

Organized by INFOCUS, and curated by Dr. Rebecca Senf, PhotoBid will offer both silent and live auction components, featuring more than 30 signed limited-edition photographic prints and books by acclaimed photographers throughout Arizona and the United States. Guests will also enjoy door prizes, bar and hors d'oeuvres.

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Image © 2016 Jesse Tallman

JAN 10

January 10, 2018

6:30 - 8:30PM
Phoenix Art Museum
Singer Hall

Viewer’s Choice Award

Each year during the INFOCUS Members’ Exhibition, the viewing public votes on which exhibited work will receive the Viewer’s Choice Award. The winner of that award is given the opportunity to show and discuss their body of work in greater detail.

The 2017 VCA was awarded to Katharine P. Britt, M.F.A. and she will be the main speaker of the evening. In addition, James Larson, who received the next highest number of votes, will also show and discuss his body of work. At this event, details for the 2018 INFOCUS Members’ Exhibition will be announced.

FEB 7

The Ten Most Exciting Photographers I Learned About Last Year - Kathy Ryan
February 7, 2018

7:00PM
Phoenix Art Museum
Whiteman Hall

The Ten Most Exciting Photographers I Learned About Last Year

Featuring selections from Kathy Ryan

Every year, INFOCUS invites a prominent person in the photography field to discuss and show work by the ten most exciting photographers they’ve learned about that year. Save the date now to hear our speaker for 2018, Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography for The New York Times Magazine. Ms. Ryan is also the author of Office Romance: Photographs from Inside the New York Times Building, described as a love song to her office life. Read more about Ms. Ryan here and on time.com.

FEB 10

Portfolio Workshop 2018
February 7, 2018

9:00AM - 4:45PM
Phoenix Art Museum
Singer Hall

INFOCUS Portfolio Workshop 2018

A signature annual INFOCUS event, the one-day Portfolio Workshop includes a morning presentation and discussion for the general public, followed by an afternoon session for registered photographers. Experts in the photography community will review and critique participants’ portfolios. Watch for registration details in January.

APR 15 ~
OCT 15

Longer Ways to Go
April 15 – October 15, 2017

Phoenix Art Museum
Norton Gallery

Longer Ways to Go

Photography of the American Road

The most recent collaboration between Phoenix Art Museum and the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography (CCP), Longer Ways to Go delves deep into the complex dialogue that photography can enter into with a subject dear to many. This exhibition explores the symbiotic relationship between photography and the folklore of the American highway, including the emblematic Route 66. Longer Ways juxtaposes photographs from different eras, exploring themes related to travel, ideals of small-town life, the national heritage of westward expansion, and personal freedom.

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DEC 2 ~
APR 22

Logic of the Copy
December 2, 2017 – April 22, 2018

Phoenix Art Museum
Norton Gallery

The Logic of the Copy

Four Decades of Photography in Print

Even before screens, photographs were everywhere. When photomechanical printing—reproducing a photograph cheaply with printmaking techniques that use a printing press and ink—took off in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, photography’s visibility expanded hugely. Photographic imagery made its way into books, newspapers, and magazines, onto posters and billboards and stamps and postcards. Photography, specifically photography in print, quickly became the dominant form of visual communication. The Logic of the Copy will bring together the work of artists working with photographs in print, beginning in 1960 and ending at the turn of the 21st century when the widespread adoption of digital means of producing and sharing images transformed photography.

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Image: Andy Warhol, Sunset, 1972. Screenprint. Collection Center for Creative Photography © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

 

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