fbpx
We Simplify The Technical!

Peggy Farren interviews Naples Art Association curator Jack O’Brien.  Jack shares opportunites available through the NAA for both artists and photographers.

Thanks for tuning into episode #68 of The Understand Photography Show!

Watch the video replay

The show is now available as a podcast on iTunes!! Please do us a HUGE favor and leave us a rating and review! We are trying to reach more photography enthusiasts on iTunes. Your help makes a huge difference!

 

To hear this episode as a podcast on Soundcloud, click here:
http://www.soundcloud.com/understandphotography

Understand Photography General Notes

https://understandphotography.leadpages.co/4-weeks-photography-education-video/

Upcoming Trips:
Everglades 4 Day Photo Adventure:  Everglades, FL January 25-28, 2018

Florida’s Forgotton Coast – Apalachicola area April 16-20, 2018. 

Women’s Photography Weekend Naples May 4-6, 2018

About Jack 
– Curator at the Naples Art Association since 2001 
– University of South Florida, Florida South Western State College – Painting and Business: Undergraduate Degree 
– University of New Orleans – Arts Administration: Graduate Degree 
– Experience with several galleries 
– loves working behind the scenes, oversees exhibitions and collections, conservation, storage, lighting 
– organizes volunteers and advisors, helps with themes and artists being featured 

How Did Photography Become an Acceptable Form of Art? 
– started with Clyde Butcher:  B&W  and traditional photography, got people to appreciate the Everglades 
– photography has changed with the digital age 
– everyone has a camera, no expense for film 
– social media boom: people exchange pictures every day 
– more photographers creates more competition, which forces more creativity 

About the Naples Art Association 
– busy all year, no longer seasonal 
– children’s programs  
– exhibits are usually 15-30% photography 
– Art in the Park (Outdoor Shows
– 3 competitions for local artists (Call for Artists) 
               1.  National Art Encounter 
               2.  52nd Founders Juried Awards Exhibition 
               3.  Camera U.S.A.  
                       – 8th year!    – $28 entry fee     – $5,000 top prize    – national competition 
                       – 80 images chosen by judges/jurors for display     – limit 1 image per photographer 
                       – no larger than 40” x 40”- deadline March 12, 2018 
                       – judges change every year, view images online, range across the country (don’t have to be present in Naples) 

                  “Don’t get discouraged, keep jumping in.” 
– Be prepared to get 3 or 4 “no’s” before you get a “yes” for juried entries. 

Naples Art Association – NaplesArt.org 

 

 

See you next week for episode 69!

If you are enjoying the show, please leave us a review on our Youtube account, Facebook fan page or iTunes podcast account.  Reviews really help us a lot!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This