My colleague, Sarah Stolfa, opened a center for photography in Philadelphia, and hosts classes, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, as well as a digital darkoom for rent. This Summer, they have lots of things planned, including workshops in digital basics and also RAW file management, a screening of the creepy Robin Williams' film One Hour Photo, and a potluck and slideshow event: Slideluck Potshow, a New York City-based, non-profit arts organization that provides an opportunity for artists and arts-appreciators to gather around food, friends, and artwork for an unforgettable night. This event, which began in a Seattle backyard ten years ago and regularly draws crowds of a thousand people in NYC, is finally coming to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.
The evening begins with a couple hours of mingling and dining on the home-cooked delights of those who attend, and then the lights are dimmed, the crowd is hushed, and a spectacular slideshow commences. Think slideshow + potluck dinner.
SLIDELUCK POTSHOW Philadelphia
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
7pm Potluck | 9pm Slideshow | Afterparty to follow
Submit your artwork for SLPS Philadelphia! We are currently seeking cohesive, creative, and thought-provoking submissions for the slideshow! It doesn’t matter if you are a photojournalist, painter, glassblower, fashion or fine-art photographer, or sculptor. Artists working in every medium are invited to submit, and those selected by our curators will present their work alongside one another in a relaxed and spirited atmosphere. Submissions will be collected online in advance of the slideshow. Multimedia presentations are also welcomed and all shows must be accompanied by music, commentary, or other audio surprises.
Submissions will be curated by:
Curator of Modern Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Principal, Gallery 339
Executive Director, Vox Populi
Submission guidelines can be found at:
The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 10, 2010.
The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to the study, practice, and appreciation of photography in the Philadelphia region. The organization fulfills this mission by offering educational programs, photographic exhibitions, lectures by practicing artists, and affordable access to high-end digital equipment for the creation of photographs. PPAC is a resource for both practicing artists as well as individuals interested in learning about all aspects of contemporary photography. PPAC provides needed technical services and instruction and promotes the relationships and connections that will lead to a more vibrant photography community.
PPAC's site: http://www.philaphotoarts.org/