Wednesday, November 28, 2018

UPSTATE Reception and Lecture by Photo Scholar Alison Nordström

The reception for the exhibition, UPSTATE: Photographs by Tema Stauffer, at the Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University will take place on Thursday, November 29from 5-8pm.  Alison Nordström, who contributed an essay to the recent monograph published by Daylight Books, will present a lecture about this body of work at the museum at 5pm sponsored by the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts.  Nordström is an independent scholar, writer and curator based in Cambridge, Massachusetts specializing in historical and contemporary photographs of all kinds. Formerly the Director and Senior Curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography, (Florida) and Senior Curator of Photographs/Director of Exhibitions at George Eastman House, (New York) she is the author of over 100 published books and essays on photographic topics and has curated over 100 photographic exhibitions in nine countries. The UPSTATE exhibition of twenty-five color photographs is on view at Reece Museum through December 14.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

UPSTATE: Photographs by Tema Stauffer opens at the Reece Museum on October 22

UPSTATE: Photographs by Tema Stauffer at the Reece Museum

UPSTATE: Photographs by Tema Stauffer is on view at the Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University from October 22 - December 14.  The Mary B. Martin School of the Arts has sponsored a lecture with photo historian Alison Nordström at the reception for this exhibition on Thursday, November 29 at 5pm. I will present an artist talk through the Women on Wednesdays lecture series on November 7 at noon. Author Xhenet Aliu will give a reading from the foreword to UPSTATE published by Daylight Books as well as selections from her novel Brass published by Random House in 2018 on Wednesday, October 24 at 5pm.

Monday, October 1, 2018

UPSTATE story at Daylight Books

Daylight Books has created a story about UPSTATE with excerpts from photo scholar Alison Nordström's insightful essay in the book.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Artist talk at SPE Southeast Chapter Conference: The Fierce Urgency of Now

I will be presenting an artist talk at 2:30pm on Friday, September 28 at the SPE Southeast Chapter Conference hosted by the University of South Florida at the Penland School of Crafts.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Daylight Book's 2018 Pre-launch Party and Book Signing at Photoville

Image © Daylight Books

Daylight Book's 2018 Pre-launch Party and Book Signing will take place in the beer garden at Photoville in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Sunday, September 16 from 4-6pm.  I will be there to celebrate fall releases and sign copies of UPSTATE.

For more information and to rsvp: Daylight at Photoville 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

American Splendour: New Photography at ilon Art Gallery

Yellow House, Wire Road, Germantown, New York, 2016

Brown Dodge, Castleton, New York, 2016 

Selections from UPSTATE received First Prize in ilon Art Gallery's Annual Juried Competition.  Thank you to curator Ruben Natal-San Miguel and jurors Loni Efron, David Rosenberg, Hannah Frieser, and Jon Feinstein. An exhibition of work by all of the artists, American Splendour: New Photography, is on view until July 25.  The gallery is located at 204 W. 123rd Street in Harlem and is open by appointment.

Monday, May 7, 2018

UPSTATE: Photographs by Tema Stauffer published by Daylight Books

UPSTATE: Photographs by Tema Stauffer on Kickstarter

I've launched my Kickstarter campaign for the final stages of fundraising for my forthcoming monograph, UPSTATE: Photographs by Tema Stauffer, to be released by Daylight Books in fall 2018, coinciding with my New Faculty Solo Exhibition at the Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University opening October 22. This 84-page hardcover book, featuring 33 color photographs captured between 2015 - 2018, explores urban and rural environments and relics in and around Hudson, New York with a foreword by novelist Xhenet Aliu and an essay by independent scholar Alison Nordström.  Please consider pre-ordering copies of the book or purchasing prints in various editions. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated - thank you for your support!

Friday, February 9, 2018

ETSU Visiting Artist Lecture: McNair Evans

The Photography Program in the Department of Art & Design is excited to bring McNair Evans to ETSU next Friday, February 16 for studio visits with graduate students and a public lecture at 6pm in the Ball Hall Auditorium.  McNair grew up in the farming town of Laurinburg, NC less than 300 miles from Johnson City, TN, where he returned in 2010 to retrace his father’s life and legacy for his first monograph CONFESSIONS FOR A SON. He recently exhibited photographs at SF Camerawork with ETSU Professor Emeritus Mike Smith in a group exhibition exploring paths of mentorship and artistic collaboration.  He is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow currently living in San Francisco whose ongoing work examines themes of shared experiences and identity.  Thank you to Tracey Morgan Gallery for generously sponsoring McNair’s talk and the DoubleTree Hotel for hosting his visit.  All are welcome and encouraged to join us for his lecture next week.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Anderson Ranch Arts Center Summer Workshop: American Places

Registration is open for summer workshops at Anderson Ranch Arts Center near Aspen, Colorado. I am scheduled to teach a photography workshop on American Places from July 23-27.  Students will have the opportunity to share past work and shoot new work during field trips in Aspen and Leadville. Please see Anderson Ranch's website for more information: American Places, Tema Stauffer