Shop Talk: Good Photography Gets Your Work Selected
by LM Wood (Originally Published in SDA Newsblog 03/20/2015)
Poorly lit photographs in unprofessional settings can kill your chances of getting your work selected for a show. Do you know how to set up your art, lights and camera to produce the most effective photographs? LM Wood produces an illustrated list of dos & don’ts to make sure your entries get seen.
Read the full blog article here: http://www.surfacedesign.org/newsblog/shop-talk-good-photography-gets-your-work-selected
LM Wood is an experimental artist living and working in North Carolina – as well as SDA Website Manager. Originally from Minnesota, she pursued a variety of careers before discovering art in college. She received an MFA in Photography fromUniversity of Cincinnati and an MFA in Fibers from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Having been educated in a variety of diverse artistic styles and practices, Wood navigates between the domains of art, craft and technology. Her work is a blend of digital technologies and traditional processes, resulting in hybrid works that elevate process and craft to “high art”.
Work directly with Jane Dunnewold in a 5-day workshop! Three spots are now open for this opportunity to learn mixed media techniques on textiles directly from the master. Her workshop, “Surface Explorations” is at the Pacific NW Art Center on beautiful Whidbey Island from October 14th-18th. Jane Dunnewold is the President of SDA, the creative genius behind Art Cloth Studios, and a well-know author.
Spend the week exploring a large subset of processes that can be used on paper and fabric – all of which should be in every mixed media artist’s toolbox. These include photocopy solvent transfers, paper and metal leaf lamination, gilding, water media crayons, a French process called “devore'” – which literally “burns out” cellulose fiber when it is combined with synthetic paper or cloth, and the unexpected beauty of sanding into dry paint to generate gorgeous distressed surfaces.
For more information, registration, and the supply list go to: http://www.pacificnorthwestartschool.org/all/mixed-media/dunnewold-jane-october-14-18-2013-deposit-only
Pacific Northwest Art School: 15 NW Birch St, Coupeville, WA 98239
For directions and lodging recommendations: http://www.pacificnorthwestartschool.org/directions-lodging.htm