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Monday
Aug052013

2013 Film Festival - Kingston, NY


As usual, you can keep up with all the latest over at PM Studios Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Porcelain.Monkey


A display of about seventeen of Porcelain Monkey Studios prints is currently adorning the walls of the screening room for the 2013 Film Festival in Kingston, NY. The film festival runs August 2 - August 11, 2013 and PM Studios will be hanging through the entire month of August.

Information of the Film Festival and it's activities can be found here: http://kingstonfilmfestival.org/

After the festival, the BSP Lounge (where I'm hanging) always has a ton going on: http://bspkingston.com/
So, if you'll be in or around Kingston, NY, or feel like a nice, easy, summertime drive, pop in, and check things out. Aside from the other happenings, seeing photographic prints that have a presence always beats web-surfing them. 

Special thanks to Jeff Bisti (Jeff Bisti Photo) for picking up the prints from me, getting them installed and for the pictures below. It's easy to see even in pictures how well the work fits in this space. 

Wednesday
Jul312013

Current News [July '13]

There are a few things of interest going on here at PM Studios, so, here's a quick update :

- Art Hanging: I've been invited to adorn the walls of the 2013 Film Festival in Kingston, NY. Seventeen original photographic pieces will be hanging for at least the duration of the festival, and likely though the entire month of August. The festival runs from August 2 - August 11, with it's hub being the BSP Lounge, 323 Wall St., Kingston, NY. More information on the festival can be found here:http://kingstonfilmfestival.org/ 

- International Print Competition - One of my entered pieces (only entered two) in the Professional Photographers of America's (PPA) International Print Competition has been accepted into the PPA's 'General Collection', this is round one, round two, which will be coming up soon, is for acceptance into the 'Loan Collection' which are the best of the best. Even though my work is solid, desired, and in-demand, I don't tend to judge well in formal settings, especially PPA settings, so this whole thing is a very pleasant surprise. 

-Photography Exhibition - Just one of my constant reminders about the 2013 RMAA Open Photography Exhibition that I direct. Art drop-off is just a couple of weeks away, so get your stuff prepped. Could still use a couple of more volunteers on receiving day too, so if you can spare a few hours on 8/17, let me know. More details, dates, and entry forms can be found here:http://www.porcelainmonkey.net/blog/2013/7/11/2013-rmaa-open-photography-exhibition-finalized.html

As an aside, some of you may be used to seeing some rotating work of mine at Touch Base, in Chester, NY (near Rushing Duck Brewery, check them out, trust me). In preparation for the film exhibition, and for some re-framing and replacement, that work had been taken down for now. Look for it to come back early fall. 

 

The below work, is what has been chosen for the PPA General Collection, and will be one of the 17 works on display at the Kingston Film Festival.

"Prima" Felicia Fatale (L) & Aroura Black (R) - Porcelain Monkey Studios - Joe Fontana - Photographer 

Thursday
Jul112013

2013 RMAA Open Photography Exhibition [Finalized]

As previously posted, the 2013 Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts Open Photography Exhibition at Ringwood Manor State Park (New Jersey) runs August 21 - September 21,  other important dates are listed below. The popularity of the Critical Discussion has been growing and there will be another this year, hosted by me, on Saturday, September 7.

The two jurors for the show have been selected:

Ellen Denuto - former President and current Vice President of the New Jersey chapter of the the American Society of Media Photographers.

Bob Kane - Bob has had numerous public exhibitions of his nature, landscape and street photography and is a 'print maker'. 

A pdf of the full show information and entry forms can be downloaded HERE.

Help is always welcome on receiving day to keep things running smoothly and getting them up on the walls, if you can lend a few hours morning of August 17, please drop me a note.

Important Dates

Show Run: August 21 - September 21

Art Receiving: Saturday, August 17 11:00am - 2:00pm


Awards Reception: Sunday, August 25 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Critical Discussion of Works Displayed : Saturday, September 7 12:00pm - 2:00pm 

 

Art Pickup Dates : Wednesday, September 18 3:00pm - 4:00pm
                             Saturday, September 21 9:00am - 10:30am

 

 

Monday
May202013

Of Award Winning Photographs and Unbuttoned Pants

This past Sunday, on the way to the studio in Suffern,NY,  I made a quick stop by the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts Barn Gallery to check out the art that was installed the day before for the 2013 Member's Exhibition.  Ends up that I won the photography category with the photograph of dancer's Cassandra Londono and Aurora Black below. The photgraph was created in the old theater section of the BSP Lounge in Kingston, NY. It was one of those sessions in which one just knows there will be a ton of winning images created, and there were, in other words, I was doing my job. 

Also below is a celebratory picture of myself with the photograph (16x24 archival mounting for the curious, the photograph will last longer on the planet than I will). I was on my way to the studio to do some painting, so yeah, my pants are unbuttoned too, they are about a size too small and for doing things like painting and crawling under cars. One never knows when one may have reason for celebratory photographs, so, lesson learned on buttoning my pants. Never too old to learn something new.

The RMAA Member's Exhibition runs through June 19th at the Ringwood Manor State Park Barn Gallery in Ringwood, NJ. If you're in the area, stop by and check things out, there is a lot of excellent work installed.

Related: Upcoming Ringwood Manor 2013 Photography Exhibition:

http://www.porcelainmonkey.net/blog/2013/5/17/2013-ringwood-manor-photography-exhibition.html

 

First Place - Photography 2013 RMAA Member's Exhibition ~ Felicai Fatale (L) Aroura Black (R) ~ Loc: BSP Lounge, Kingston, NY ~ Porcelain Monkey Studios

 

Celebrating at Ringwood Manor State Park Bran Gallery ~ Porcelain Monkey Studios

Friday
May172013

2013 Ringwood Manor Photography Exhibition

If you are a follower of Porcelain Monkey Studios, you know that I am the Director of the annual photography exhibition in Ringwood Manor State Park in Ringwood, New Jersey. The exhibition is put on by the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts. 

The show runs August 21 - September 21, other important dates are listed below. The popularity of the Critical Discussion has been growing and there will be another this year, hosted by me, on Saturday, September 7.

The selection of jurors for the show is still in progress.
A pdf of the full show information and entry forms can be downloaded HERE.

Help is always welcome on receicving day to keep things running smoothly and getting them up on the walls, if you can lend a few hours morning of August 17, please drop me a note.

Important Dates

Show Run: August 21 - September 21

Art Receiving: Saturday, August 17 11:00am - 2:00pm

Awards Reception: Sunday, August 25 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Critical Discussion of Works Displayed : Saturday, September 7 12:00pm - 2:00pm 

Art Pickup Dates : Wednesday, September 18 3:00pm - 4:00pm
                             Saturday, September 21 9:00am - 10:30am