We are SO excited to launch Photobook Month with Mary Virginia Swanson & Susan kae Grant working together to help navigate the mysteries of publishing and producing photobooks. Susan kae and Mary Virginia will walk us through the process from concept to completion of your photo book.
Join us on ONLINE in the Griffin Zoom Room on Sunday June 4th from 11am – 2pm Eastern / 8am – 11am Pacific.
This event is $15 for Griffin Museum members. $35 for Non Members. Interested in Membership and its benefits? See more about what the Griffin offers here.
Making the Match | Bringing Your Artwork to Book Form, From Handmade to the Published Book
11:00 am – 12 noon Susan kae Grant (45 min Presentation / 20 min Q&A)
12:05 pm – 12:20 pm 15 minute break
12:20 pm – 1:25 pm MVS (45 min Presentation / 20 min Q&A)
1:25 -2:00 Concluding Q&A with both presenters
In this Seminar, Susan kae Grant will demystify and contextualize the genre of the handmade
artist’s book, and share information and structures for developing your concept, fabrication & placement. Next, Mary Virginia Swanson will survey options artists have today when bringing their project to traditional and/or self-publishing and offer insights into identifying appropriate collaborators.
Both presenters will share examples from their personal collections; time will be reserved for
Q&A following each speaker as well as during a concluding dialogue. (3 hours)
About the Presenters
Susan kae Grant is an inventive and influential artist, mentor, and educator and teaches book art workshops at ICP, LACP, Luz Workshops, and Santa Fe Workshops. Her innovative studio practice and distinct personal vision represent one of the mediums more sustained and recognizable contributions to fabricated photography and book art. She has lectured and exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, from Spain to Japan. Public collections representing her work include George Eastman Museum; J. Paul Getty Museum; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Tokyo Photographic Museum; Victoria & Albert National Art Library; Center for Creative Photography; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Texas represents her work.
Grant holds an MFA in photography and book arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
From 1981-2017 she served as Head of Photography & Book Arts at Texas Woman’s University and named Cornaro Professor of Art Emerita in 2018. Selected teaching awards include: “SPE Honored Educator” (2014); “SPE South Central Region Honored Educator” (2007); “The Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award”, Center (2003). Grant’s solo exhibition “Shadowing Grace” is on view through September 16 th at The Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas, and her hands-on workshop “The Handmade Artist’s Book: Envisioning Form & Content” (Santa Fe Workshops) will run July 31-August 4, 2023.
Website: www.susankaegrant.com, Instagram: @susankaegrant
Mary Virginia Swanson is an innovative educator, author, advisor, and entrepreneur who guides and assists artists to find the strengths in their work, identify appropriate audiences, and
present their work in a professional informed manner. She counts internationally known artists and respected arts organizations among her consulting clients. Her broad background in our industry encompasses the fine art, editorial, commercial, and licensing arenas, bringing an important range of perspectives on both the making and marketing of art to her students and clients.
Swanson holds an MFA in photography from Arizona State University and co-authored with Darius Himes Publish Your Photography Book the 3rd edition published by Radius Books (June 2023); their online course of the same name is produced by La Luz Workshops will run April 29- July 1, 2023 (recordings online through October 1). Selected awards include the: Lifetime Achievement Award, Griffin Museum of Photography (2013); Susan Carr Award for Education, ASMP (2014); SPE Honored Educator (2015).
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