Congratulations to Martin G, winner of our "Night" photo contest with this image of a rocket launch through the aurora!
Our current theme is "Wildlife" which will run through April 16. Submit your images to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Impromptu photo contest time, all!
It has been two weeks (!) since "Exposed" opened and it is time to liven up the UAF Art Gallery, again. To do this (and to maybe celebrate Valentine's Day a little) we are hosting the Heart my Photo contest!
"What is that? That sounds amazing...." you might be thinking. And you are right! It is essentially a real-life interactive Instagram. There is a jar of heart stickers on a festively decorated table surrounded by delicious treats. You're job is to go take some of those stickers, look over the photos again, and put some stickers under your favorites. Like you're "liking" them. And eat snacks.
The person whose photo has the most hearts underneath it will be deemed the People's Choice!
There is no limit to how many you can "like." The contest is open now and will run until the gallery closes on Friday, Feb 17.
As an added bonus, Thursday night we will be holding a mannequin challenge in the gallery starting at 5:15 pm. All participating artists and their friends/family colleagues as well as anyone in the art department (or anyone who wants to participate, really) are encouraged to come join in the fun.
Congratulations to our selected artists:
- Tim Adickes
- Baxter Bond
- Josh Chavez
- Hannah Gerrish
- Nicholas Janssen
- Laura Kromrey
- Miles Leguineche
- Sarah Manriquez
- Mark Melham
- Javed Miandad
- Lindsey Parkinson
- Kathryn Reichert
- Bryce Schwarz
- Byron Thorne
- Mary Webb
- Phillip Wilson
The online gallery will be available after the show opens. Our opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on Friday, March 3 from 5-8 pm at Arctic Java at the Wood Center. We hope you will join us!
Thank you to our juror, Seth Adams!
February 1 is here and with that comes..... Art Month! (It's not as catchy as Art Week, but it will have to do for now).
After running several iterations of Art Week Spring 2016, we listened to your feedback and have revamped the contest. So if you have not joined us for one of these yet, don't worry- we are all starting on the same page!
Here's how it works:
Each month will have it's own theme. February is "Night" (encompassing all low-light situations). The contest is open from February 1- February 28. You mission is to go out and shoot, bearing this theme in mind. "Night" is purposefully broad- be creative! Try light-painting, long exposures, auroras, you name it.
Once you have a photo (or many!) you like, post it to our "Night" February Art Contest folder on Facebook. You may enter as many times as you like. Over the course of the month, our followers (and your friends, if you encourage them!) will like their favorite photos (again, as many as they wish, there is no limit on likes). When the contest closes at 11:59pm on February 28, whoever has the most votes, wins!
February is dark and cold and it's easy to swear off photography when you don't have a reason to shoot. Hopefully this will have you dusting off your camera and looking for new opportunities.
Now for the rules:
- Post as many photos as you like, as long as they were taken between Feb 1-Feb 28, 2017
- All processes (digital, film, phone, alt, manipulated, etc) are welcome!
- Photos must represent the theme of the contest.
Stumped for ideas? Our meetings this month all related to theme in some way. Stop by for some inspiration!
At our second meeting, participants had the opportunity to try out macro lenses, freelensing and toy photography. Stations were set up across the room, allowing each photographer to light and compose their subject as they saw fit.
Seeing everyone's photos afterwards was so exciting (and inspiring!). This was the first time many of us had tried freelensing or even using a macro lens and the results were awesome. But more importantly, it was fun. It's a good reminder of the importance of trying something new every once in a while.
Without further ado, here are a few of my personal favorites from the evening! (To see more, check out our Facebook page.
If you have more photos from the night (or maybe you have tried it since?) please share them in the comments below!
Thanks to those who were able to attend our first meeting on Thursday! It was great to see you all again- and to see some new faces, too!
If you were unable to make it, don't worry, here are the highlights:
- We talked about our three exhibitions this semester: "Exposed" (opening Jan. 30), "Peter MacKeith" (call closes Feb. 3, show opens Mar. 3) and "Circumpolar" (call closes Feb. 10, show opens April 7). There's tons of info available for each of these under the tabs at the top of the website so if you have not had a chance, be sure to check them out. It's not too late to register and be a part of Exposed. Also, the deadline for Peter MacKeith is fast-approaching, so get your free entries in soon!
- We discussed some trips and speakers we have lined up for the semester.
First, we are bringing back Aurora Night with Jan DeNapoli! Join us for a lesson on how to shoot the aurora at our meeting on Feb 9. Then, head out to the Two Rivers Community Center with all of us Feb 10 to do the real thing! ("Rain date" is Feb 11. More details to come).
Seth Adams will be doing a juror talk on Feb. 23. He will be talking about adventure photography as well as the jury process for the Peter MacKeith show.
We are looking into two potential trips at the end of March; however, the dates coincide. The first is the SPE conference in Florida and the second is the Iditarod. We will be looking into funding to help club members who wish to go.
Jeff Schultz- the official photographer of the Iditarod- will be giving a juror talk on April 6. He will be discussing his experiences as an Alaskan photographer as well as the jury process for Circumpolar.
- Art Week is back! Sort of. The new and improved Art Week will actually be "Art Month." Starting in February, a single theme will be introduced each month and act as a prompt for those who wish to participate. We are in the process of trying to obtain some pretty great prizes for the winners each month. There will be more information on this once it opens up, so keep an eye out for that. This is a great way to dust that camera off, get some creative juices flowing and maybe even step out of your comfort zone.
Our next meeting will take place Thursday, Jan 26 from 6-7pm. Location is TBD, but will be announced on our Facebook page as soon as it's squared away. We will be exploring macro and toy photography! Students and community members alike are all welcome to attend! No camera, no problem. Come by and we will hook you up for the night!
Great news! Our registration form is up and running!
Interested in becoming a member? Simply fill out this form and bring your $15 registration fee to our first meeting next semester: Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 6pm in Bunnell 122. Cash only, please! If you can't make it to that meeting, just let us know and we can work something out!
Pretty easy, right?
Just a reminder to those who are not sure if they would like to register: you absolutely DO NOT have to be a member to attend our meetings and participate in our Facebook shenanigans. We encourage you to still be involved! That being said, there are some pretty sweet perks to signing up, so you may want to jump over to our membership page to check those out.
We have a lot of great stuff planned for next semester and would love for you to join us!
The deadline to submit images for the Peter MacKeith show has been extended to Friday, February 3, 2017. The original blog post has been updated to reflect this, as well, so there is no confusion.
Don't forget to enter (and share with your friends!) The contest is open to all UAF students (you'll be prompted to login with your UAF login info) and is FREE!
Call for Entry for the 2017 Peter MacKeith Memorial Photography Exhibition!
Who: UAF Students! (You'll be prompted to enter your UAF e-mail and password to submit)
What: Adventure-Themed Photo Contest. Any way you interpret adventure is fair game- this includes landscapes, wildlife, sports, outdoor adventures, traveling about, sky-diving selfies, the first time you ate octopus... you name it.
Where: Selected photos will hang at Arctic Java in the Wood Center.
When: Call is open NOW through Friday, February 3, 2017. Exhibition will be held March 3, 2017.
Why: It's a great way to share your adventures with your friends, bragging rights, exposure for your adventure photography business and a way to honor the memory of one of UAF's great adventurers. Also, it's FREE!
Go to www.frozenlenses.com/peter-mackeith/ for more details and to submit your entries.
Free, non-juried call for Frozen Lenses' registered members! (registration opens soon!)
What an INCREDIBLE turn out for the show! Thanks to the wonderful folks at Venue for helping us make this event a possibility (and just a downright classy event, at that).
Congratulations to all of the winners:
- Best in Show: "Salix Alaxensis"- Sarah Manriquez
- Honorable Mention: "Light"- Nina Sikes
- Honorable Mention: "India"- Sarah Manriquez
- Honorable Mention: "A Page's Edge 1"- Bonnie Mund
- Venue's Choice: "Tangled"- Elizabeth Hanson
- People's Choice: "Summer Sleep"- Artem Zhdanov
The online exhibit is available for viewing here.
Also, check out this amazing promo video that Venue created for us!
AND this awesome article from the Sun Star:
March 18, 2016
Juror selections are in! Exhibiting artists in Frozen Lenses first juried call for entry are:
Bax Bond, Savanna Burke, Alyssa Enriquez, Elizabeth Hanson, Miles Leguineche, Sarah Manriquez, Bonnie Mund, Charlotte Peterson, JR Ramos, Kathryn Reichert, Nina Sikes, Mary Lila Webb and Artem Zhdanov.
Thanks to all of those who shared their work with us and a special thanks to our panel of esteemed jurors: JR Ancheta, Dustin Auerbach, Jan DeNapoli Cosmutto, Karinna Gomez, Zoe Jones, Ryota Kajita, J Jason Lazarus, Charles Mason, Richard Murphy, Brian O'Donoghue, Ella Quimby and Teresa Shannon.
Online gallery is open for viewing here.
February 10, 2016
Thanks to J Jason Lazarus for the pinhole photography workshop for this week's meeting. Everyone had the chance to take a photo with their own pinhole camera and then develop it in the darkroom.
Introducing... a call for entry for Frozen Lenses' first juried exhibition!
November 15, 2015
Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out for our aurora night- an extra thanks to Jan DeNapoli Cosmutto for her words of aurora-shooting wisdom! Though the evening started off quietly, we were treated to a beautiful show right at the end: proof that patience is key when photographing the aurora!
Have some pictures you would like to share from the evening? Leave them in the comments below!