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SPRING QUARTER: March 31 – June 13, 2014
Spring classes are now posted, hurry over and reserve your spot before the March 12th registration deadline! This spring quarter brings our usual core offerings, topped off with an exciting array of creative electives. Whether you want to engage in visual community activism, experiment with video and multimedia, or master the art of digital composite and montage, there is something for everyone!
Check out our new exciting class, Materials, Process, and the Object in Photography, designed to be in dialogue with our spring exhibition, Process, and explore the possibilities of the photographic artifact with guest instructors.
Join us for an intimate afternoon for collectors and book lovers with two masters in the field, exploring detail and nuance through conversation and case studies of various book projects. This is a rare opportunity to experience professional tips, personal anecdotes, and participate in conversation with elite members of Seattle’s publishing community who have contributed to the history of photography through books featuring the work of Lee Friedlander, Robert Adams, Hector Acebes, Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp and Dorothea Lange, among others.
Ed Marquand‘s early interest in art, design, and publishing set his professional direction. He started Marquand Books in 1978 to be a graphic design and photography business specializing in work for art galleries, museums, and artists; it evolved into an art book publishing company in the mid-1980s and remains a pillar of Seattle’s publishing community. He is also a co-founder of IOColor, and the eastern Washington artist community Mighty Tieton. Ed will share stories and insights from his 30+ years of developing artful books. www.marquandbooks.com, www.mightytieton.com
Catherine Mills has been designing photography and art books for over 25 years. After eleven years as Director of Graphic Design and Publications at SFMOMA she embarked on a freelance career here in Seattle. Her clients include Fraenkel Gallery, Matthew Marks Gallery and many esteemed museums and cultural institutions. She has worked on seminal publications with Robert Adams, Lee Friedlander, and Alec Soth, among others. Her work can be seen at catherinemillsdesign.com.
Friday, February 28, 7 pm at Seattle Art Museum
The Seattle Art Museum and Photographic Center Northwest present a multi-generational conversation responding to topics raised in the exhibitions Question Bridge: Black Males and Seen, on view at PCNW through March 8, 2014. Featuring five local participants from Seen, this panel is an opportunity to extend the dialogue beyond the visual representation explored in the exhibitions.
Yadesa Boija - Award-winning designer of the African Union flag, and an accomplished painter. He currently works at the University of Washington as a graphic designer, and lives in Shoreline with his wife Hewan, daughter Becca and son Isaiah Bojia.
Dave Kennedy - Seattle-based interdisciplinary artist who received his MFA from the University of Washington and is a recipient of the Joanne Bailey Wilson Endowed Scholarship as well as the 4Culture Individual Project Award.
Larry Gossett - Councilmember of the Metropolitan King County Council,
District Two, and a longtime community advocate and activist.
Zorn B. Taylor - Seattle based visual artist who expresses his ideas via conceptual portrait photography. He is presently concerned with constructs of community and identity.
Scnex – Scnex is an entrepreneur developing social workflows with emphasis on sustainability and secure living through technology; he bring 30 years of experience as a media and content provider.
Ever wanted to stay at PCNW into the late hours of the night? This winter PCNW will be open until midnight on select nights. Join us to work in the darkrooms, enjoy our current exhibitions, or hang out with friends! Have an idea for a late night program, project, or activity? Let us know at email@example.com!
PCNW will be open until midnight on:
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Photo Center NW and King County Metro invites you to submit your photographs to the 2014 City Panorama Photo-Mural Project.
DEADLINE: March 31, 2014
This project began in 2010 through a partnership between PCNW and King County Metro as a way to incorporate the beauty of photography into public art installations in Seattle and greater King County; since the program’s launch more than 200 photo-murals have been installed in bus shelters. The City Panorama Project seeks photographic artwork that will bring beauty and new perspective to the public art scene while increasing the visibility of the photographic arts in King County.
The 2014 call theme is Mirroring Life, check out the slideshow below to see images from past years City Panorama project.
This project is made possible through a grant from 4Culture, thank you.
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM INFO SESSIONS
Tuesday, January 28, 6:00PM
Tuesday, February 25, 5:30PM
Are you interested in earning a Certificate in Fine Art Photography? Join us at any of our info sessions to learn more about PCNW’s Certificate Program, tour the facilities, and ask questions! The Certificate Program application deadline is March 26, 2014.
The Certificate Program is a 53-credit program in fine art photography. PCNW is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Courses are technically and creatively demanding, and the program provides instruction on par with post-baccalaureate programs in photography.
READING & BOOK SIGNING: AARON DIXON
Saturday, January 25, 2:00pm
Join Seen participant Aaron Dixon for a reading and book signing of My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain. Dixon is one of the co-founders of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. He has since founded Central House, a nonprofit that provides transitional housing for youth, and was one of the co-founders of the Cannon House, a senior assisted-living facility. He ran for US Senate on the Green Party ticket in 2006; and spoke at UW and Seattle University in 2008 as part of the activities marking the 40th anniversary of the Black Panther Party in Seattle.
From the publisher: Dixon dedicated his life to the struggle for change, founding the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age nineteen. Through his eyes – in a memoir that begins with the story of his enslaved ancestors and takes us on a journey throughout America – we see the courage of a generation, and the unforgettable legacy of Black Power.