For the first time, I went to a Society for Photographic Education Mid-Atlantic (SPEMA) Conference. It was held this year in Asbury Park, New Jersey. There was a juried member exhibition based on the theme “This Is Not Photography” and two images of mine were selected. This exhibition was interesting in that I did not have to submit framed cyanotype prints. Instead, the gallery printed all the images for the exhibition. The presentation style was informal as you can see in the snapshot above. I always hand print my images using the cyanotype process, and so I found the inkjet prints fascinating. They had a lustre to them that was quite appealing. It reminded me of experiments I did last year with brushing acrylic medium onto cyanotype.
The exhibition is being hosted by The Gallery 13 on Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park, and it will run from October 19 - 28, 2013. If you are around the area, please drop by.
As for the conference itself, it was a great experience. Maggie Taylor and Jerry Uelsmann were the featured speakers. Their artist talk was entertaining and highly educational. I got to meet fellow artists as well. It was very life affirming. Come to think of it, the SPE National Conference will be held in my hometown of Baltimore next year (March 6-9, 2014). I will definitely be going to that one.