Penn Lens October GBM

Come join Penn Lens for our October GBM! We will be discussing monthly competitions, our upcoming First Friday trip, and we will even be featuring a DSLR workshop with board member Jason Lau!

Homemade baked goods will be served ☺ What better combination can you get than food and photography?

Date: October 1  7:30PM – 8:30PM
Location: JMHH F65


September 5 – October 2: TRUCE Exhibition at Charles Addams Gallery

The 2015 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates present in their fall exhibition TRUCE a collective showing of a diverse body of responses to the myriad of discourses and conflicts in the preceding year. Whether it be a ceasefire, armistice, peace, or a far-reaching compromise, each individual manifests their understandings of “truce” through sculpture, video, painting, drawing, photography, and new media in this remarkable exhibit.

Check out the ongoing exhibition in The Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall!

Call for Submissions – University City Arts League

The University City Arts League Gallery (UCAL) exhibits emerging and established artists to inspire, educate and engage the West Philadelphia community in the visual arts.

Submissions are welcome year-round, and the selection committee meets twice a year to select artists for exhibition in April and October.

The deadline for the October exhibition is September 30.

Click here for more information about UCAL!

The Photographic Journey: Travel Photography at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

charlesMOSTOLLER-300x199Interested in travel photography? Have any travel plans for this fall?
Before you go, learn about what gear to bring, file management, best practices for file storage and sharing while on the go!

Classes will be offered on Thursdays, October 9th – November 6th, 10:00am – 1:00pm

For registration details, click here.

Call for Entries – Garrison Art Center

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Garrison Art Center launched its first international juried smallWORKS exhibition last year in 2013, which included time-based 2D, 3D and 4D works.

This year, Garrison Art Center is pleased to announce a “call for entry” to the second annual smallWORKS exhibition.

For more information on the competition, click here.

Deadline is October 7, 2014.

Mark Your Calendars: Philly Photo Day!

On October 10, 2014, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) will hold the fifth annual Philly Photo Day, a day of educational outreach and engagement when PPAC invites everyone in the city to take a photograph using a phone or camera.  The only restriction is that it is taken in Philadelphia on that day. PPAC then prints and hangs every single image – thousands – for a vast exhibition presenting an uncensored reflection of Philadelphia from countless of diverse lenses.

This year photographs will be displayed in a gallery exhibition in November and December, billboards through out the city and a groundbreaking inaugural outdoor exhibition in the newly revitalized Dilworth Plaza at City Hall in March and April of 2015.

For more information, visit

A Conversation with Doug Rickard and Dan Leers

Join Philadelphia Photo Arts Center in a conversation between artist, Doug Rickard and Curator, Dan Leers in conjunction with the fall exhibition Three Themes: Contemporary Connections with Paul Strand featuring the work of Tanyth Berkeley, Doug Rickard and Paul Salveson. The talk will focus on Doug Rickard’s series “A New American Picture” and the utilization of Google Streetview as a tool to capture and explore issues of the “anti-American” dream.

The event will take place on October 2, from 6-7:30pm

Opening Reception at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center on September 11th

THIS THURSDAY: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center will be holding an opening reception for “Three Themes: Contemporary Connections with Paul Strand,” an exhibition that will be showcasing photographs by Tanyth Berkeley, Doug Rickard and Paul Salveson. These modernist photographers work to explore contemporary issues through a multitude of mediums within the genre of portraiture, street photography, and abstraction.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the opening reception – the exhibition itself will be held from September 11 up until November 8!

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