SPE Regional Conference 2011

The SPE Regional Conference programming kicks of today with some great events and speakers. Here’s the full schedule for your convenience!

Friday, November 4

9:00 – 6:00pm
Registration and Badge Pick-up

9:30 – 11:30am
Artist Book Workshop (pre-registration required) Bird Library

10:00 – 11:30am
Tours through Light Work and self-guided gallery tours to campus exhibitions (maps available)


12:00 – 4:00pm
Portfolio Reviews in Schine Student Center, Room 304ABC

12:30 – 1:00pm
Opening Remarks

1:00 – 1:45pm
Colette Copeland
Publish or Perish—the artist as critic

2:00 – 2:45pm
Anne Whiston Spirn
The Power of a Book to Change Its Author: Dorothea Lange and An American Exodus

Coffee Break

3:15 – 4:00pm
Paula McCartney
Expanding My Audience (faster, cheaper, more!)

4:15 – 5:00pm
Featured Speaker Mary Virginia Swanson
To Be Published or Self-Publish? An Overview of Options for Artists


Evening Events at Everson Museum of Art

6:00 – 6:45pm
Buses to Everson Museum of Art, leave from Sheraton Hotel
Opportunity to see exhibition From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America

7:00 – 7:30pm
Honored Educator Award to Doug DuBois

7:30 – 8:30pm
Keynote Speaker Alec Soth
From Here to There

8:30 – 9:00pm
Reception for exhibition, From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America

9:00 – 10:00pm
Buses back to Sheraton Hotel

Saturday, November 5

10:00 – 10:45am
Tate Shaw
Artist publications at Visual Studies Workshop

11:00 – 11:45am
Ken Schles
The Photographic Books of Ken Schles

Coffee Break

12:15 – 1:30pm
Suzanne Opton: Soldier

Lunch (Schine Student Center)

2:15 – 3:00pm
Members Meeting in Schine Student Center

3:30 – 4:15pm
W.M. Hunt
W.M. Hunt and “The Unseen Eye”

4:30– 5:45pm
Photo 2.0 — Online Photographic Thinking
(Panel discussion with Andy Adams (moderator), Molly Landreth, Amy Stein and Philip Toledano)


7:30 – 8:30pm
Featured Speaker John Gossage

8:30 – 9:00pm
Buses to Spark Gallery from Light Work (continue to circle until 11:00p)

8:30 – 11:00pm
Closing Party at Spark Gallery

Last bus leaves to hotel


In addition to the blog, tune into Light Work’s Facebook and Twitter pages for updates throughout the conference.

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