What's coming up in the next few months:
On February 11, 555 Gallery starts the new year with a show I am honored to play a part in. Called "Pairings" this is a new idea to pair work of mine and others with some very new and beautiful furniture. There is a "soft" opening by invitation only and the show itself will be open until April. More information: PAIRINGS
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On February 15 I am on an ASMP panel to discuss writing funding proposals, getting grants and residencies. The program starts at 7 pm Feb 15 and is open to the public. It takes place at the College of Art and Design at Lesley University in Cambridge.
Grants and artist-in-residence opportunities can seem out of reach or mysterious to many photographers. Where do you find ones applicable to you and your work? What are some good strategies for applying for grants? To answer these questions and more, ASMP New England has put together a panel with two local photographers and one local artist Neal Rantoul, Randall Armor, and Mary Sherman. Each has won grants to further their work. They will share the project(s) for which they won the grants along with what they’ve learned in the grant application process. Mary will also speak to the great potential in arist-in- residence programs, share their experiences being an AiR in various places, and talk about where to find them. We will open it up to Q&A afterwards. Come get some ideas for doing more than self-funding your project.
Pre Registered / At the Door
Lesley Students are free
ASMP Members $8 / $15
Students $10 / $20
Partners (Griffin, AIGA, PRC, NPPA, PPA) $10 / $20
Non-Members $20 / $35
Special note to Lesley students: Since this program is hosted at Lesley, you can attend for free. Please bring your current Lesley ID listing the fall of 2017 on it. To register so we can accurately order enough food, please email Mike Ritter at email@example.com (our registration process doesn’t allow for a category specifically for Lesley students). Thank you.
6-7PM Social Hour
For more information go to this link:
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On April 6 a new show at the Boston Athenaeum will open that will highlight works from recent acquisitions called: Works on Paper. It is open from April 6-September 3, 2017. Several years ago the museum purchased my series of "Peddocks Island" for their collection. The show will feature some of those photographs. For more information go here.
©Neal Rantoul 2005
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On April 13 I will speak on my photography for the Griffin Museum in Winchester. This lecture comes from a talk I gave for the Westchester Photographic Society in December called "Series Work". Here is the description:
As photographers we all work in series in some form or another. After all, assembling a group of pictures into a portfolio from a trip or that have the same subject can be called a series. But to turn series work into something meaningful and a significant art form takes a different approach. One of Neal Rantoul’s characteristics as a career artist is to take the everyday and raise it to a far higher level. He has worked serially his whole career, forming narratives that deepen the meaning of his photographs and extend our understanding of a place, a circumstance or a mindset. In this lecture and visual presentation, Rantoul will share several of his own series as clarification of the larger issue
of just how we can elevate our photographs from the mundane to the sublime.
This is a topic near and dear to my heart. I have been making photographs in series since 1981. I am looking forward to sharing this way of working and hope you join me at the Griffin for what will be a special evening.
Here is the link: http://griffinmuseum.org/event/neal-rantoul-series-work/