News - dm witman
Posted on April 29th 2016
Where: The Center for Fine Art Photography
When: May 6 – June 10
Landscape exhibition jurored by Natasha Egan, Associate Director and Curator of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago. There are many interesting pieces in this show, and so pleased to be included.
Posted on April 18th 2016
Artists Wielding Words and Images: Art as a Social Change Agent
Sunday, April 24, 1pm,
USM Wishcamper Center, Portland, ME
I will be participating as a panelist in Artists Wielding Words and Images a collaborative project of Maine Media Workshops + College, USM’s Stonecoast MFA, and Your Write Mind that addresses the role of art as an agent of social agent. This kickoff event begins with a panel of artists who will share the challenges they faced when seeking to communicate social issues in a way that opens hearts and minds. Please come participate, register here.
Photograph: © Martha Rial / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted on April 15th 2016
Where: DOWNTOWN PHOTOROOM, LA, in conjunction with Lucie Foundation
When: Opening: Friday April 15, 6 – 9pm
A shout out to curator Ara Oshagan and Downtown Photoroom for including my work! Artists include Aline Smithson, Andrew Hall, Christian Hendricks, Cristina Fontsare, DM Witman, Harry Vorperian, Jacopo Paglione, Jill Hannes, Levon Parian, Lior Gal, Lisette Schaeffler, Markku Lahdesmaki, Nicola Goode, and Tristan Cai.
Posted on April 11th 2016
The short film about Melt is featured on the In Motion section of Don’t Take Pictures. Don’t Take Pictures is a semi-annual print and online magazine. Kat Kiernan, the Editor-In-Chief is always working to promote the work of others. The latest issue no. 6 is now available and features essays and images by established and emerging artists.
Posted on March 30th 2016
This is happening! I am very excited to share that I will be participating in the artist residency How To Flatten A Mountain in Ireland. I will collaborate with 11 other artists for work which will be exhibited at PhotoIreland 2016. Stay tuned for more information.
Posted on March 9th 2016
Pleased to share that images from Melt will be part of the 4th International Combined Caucus Juried Exhibition (LGBTQ, Mult-Cultural, & Women’s Caucuses) of the Society for Photographic Education.
In Vegas this weekend? Check it out. Those SPE folks know how to celebrate. At the Red Rock Resort Saturday, March 12th.
Posted on February 11th 2016
Going to be an amazing summer, this 2016! Teaching a number of workshops at Maine Media Workshops this spring and summer, ranging form 2-day Lightroom Intensives to week-long sessions in black & white darkroom. The gorgeous catalog should be in your mailbox soon! You can see workshops I’m leading on my Workshops page and on MMW’s website.
Posted on January 6th 2016
The Union of Maine Visual Artists published the Winter 2016 issue of the Maine Arts Journal UMVA Quarterly. I was recently interviewed by artist Kenny Cole on the journal’s theme of Impermanence relating to the Melt project. You can check out the entire journal free online.
Posted on December 7th 2015
Earlier this year, Supercluster Arion & Other Phenomena was featured by Katrhyn Skelton in the Sun Journal’s Weird, Wicked Weird. Katrhyrn was in touch recently to see what else I was up to, and that would be Melt. Love being included in the year’s highlights! You can read the full article by clicking here.
Posted on December 3rd 2015
Thank you to Carl Little who reviewed our group show at Susan Maasch Fine Art (SMFA) in the November/December issue of Art New England. The show features painter Kiki Gaffney, photographer David Caras, and works from my project Melt. Didn’t catch the show at SMFA?? No worries, you can still view Melt at USM and Maine Museum of Photographic Arts through 12/29. And while you are in Portland, you can swing by SMFA and do a little holiday shopping!
Posted on November 12th 2015
Thank you to the amazing Aline Smithson for her introducing MELT to the Lenscratch community. I had the opportunity to catch up with her in Maine this summer while we were both teaching at Maine Media Workshops. She is a-m-a-z-i-n-g! You can catch the feature on Lenscratch here.
Posted on November 4th 2015
In Boston this weekend? Come join me for some wonderful lectures and panel discussions at the Society for Photographic Education Northeast Region’s annual conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “Advocacy: Photography’s Role in Affecting Change”. I will be discussing my recent project MELT.
This year the conference is hosted by the fabulous Photographic Resource Center. Check out the schedule and stay for the opening of the juried exhibition “Evidence + Advocacy” (free & open to the public).
Posted on October 26th 2015
Please join me for a conversation about my current exhibition A Lensless Vision: Camera-less Works at USM. Reception too!
Where: USM Glickman Library, 5th Floor, Portland, ME
When: Thursday October 29th; 6-8pm
Posted on October 23rd 2015
If you signed up via my website or my call for your snail mail address, check your mailboxes soon!
Support for MELT is provided by SPACE Gallery through The Kindling Fund.
THANK YOU SPACE Gallery!!
Posted on September 9th 2015
September 10 – December 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Sept. 10, 6-8 pm
Artist Conversation: Oct. 29, 6-8 pm
Location: University of Southern Maine
Glickman Library, 5th Floor | Portland | ME
Curated by Maine Museum of Photographic Arts
Posted on August 31st 2015
August 31 – October 31, 2015
First Thursday Opening Reception (This Thursday Sept 3)!!
Artist Talk 5-7:30 pm
with Kiki Gaffney, David Caras, DM Witman
Susan Maasch Fine Art
4 City Center | Portland | ME
Posted on April 24th 2015
Pleased to share that I was among many friends in Maine Home + Design’s “The New Masters”. This article in the April 2015 issue highlights Maine artists selected by a group of curators and gallerists to include a range of mediums from fabric artists and sculptors, to printmakers and photographers- who are on their way to becoming the new Maine masters.
Posted on April 7th 2015
“She made art — with slugs. And it’s beautiful.”
Great write-up on my exhibition, “Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena,” which is on display at Unity College’s Leonard R. Craig Gallery through April 18th! Click here. Still plenty of time to see the show! Thank you Kathryn Skelton!
Posted on March 14th 2015
Group exhibition Salt, Silver & Sun at PhoPa Gallery, Portland, ME. Curated by Brenton Hamilton of historic processes by Maine artists, includes artist-friends Alan Vlach, Gary Briechle, Tillman Crane, and others! My new anthotype, Mourning, made from huckleberries is included.
Exhibition: March 11th – April 18th
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 14th, 3-5pm
Curator’s Talk: Sunday, March 22, 2pm
This exhibition is part of the The Maine Photo Project 2015.
Posted on March 8th 2015
Please join me for the opening reception at the Leonard R. Craig Gallery, Unity College Center for the Performing Arts: Thursday, March 12th 5 – 7pm. Exhibition runs through April 18th.
This exhibition is part of The Maine Photo Project, A Statewide Photography Collaboration in 2015.
Dr. Alan Lightman wrote an introduction to the work, he notes, “… Witman has taken a minimalist view of the art of photography. Not only has she dispensed with the lens of the camera. … And rather than impose lines and shadows on that film by her own design, she has chosen the commonplace slug – surely one of the slightest and most humble animals on earth – as her agent and accomplice. Her paintbrush is a living creature, and the image is created over time, unpredictably, as the that creature goes about its business of crawling, eating, defecating, unaware that it is achieving a bit of immortality in the traces it leaves behind.”
Posted on January 31st 2015
Matt Dodge of the Portland Phoenix caught up with me after the kick-off event for The Kindling Fund at Space Gallery. We discussed what I’ve been working on over the past few years and mostly about my obsession in progress, MELT. Take a peek at “A Fleeting Look at Climate Change“. Thanks Matt!
Posted on January 6th 2015
I am really excited to be able to continue with my project MELT which deals with climate change. I am a recipient of a grant from the inaugural round of funding from The Kindling Fund, which has awarded $5,000 each to 10 projects, supporting artist-organized projects that have a strong public component.
More from SPACE…. “SPACE Executive Director Nat May said that the Kindling Fund received 84 applications from across the state of Maine. “We were thrilled with the range of proposals and the effort put in to writing them,” he said. An outside panel reviewed all of the grants and selected the winning projects: Sarah Montross, the Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and Sharon Hayes and Chris Doyle, both multimedia artists.
“Many of Maine’s artists are working outside traditional commercial structures, and this grant offers support for worthy projects that may be difficult to fund by other means,” May said. “SPACE has worked hard to fund artists working on projects presented at its multidisciplinary art space in Portland, and this grant gives the organization a way to encourage additional contemporary visual art projects to be presented independently, under the artists’ terms.”
The Kindling Fund is a part of the Regional Regranting Program of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. This program matches Warhol Foundation support with localized partner organizations who value artist-driven contemporary and independent practices. SPACE joins eight other regranting projects around the United States, bringing a new kind of support to the state of Maine.
Posted on December 22nd 2014
A behind the scenes look into process and purpose. Check out Large Format Photography Australia Blog!
Posted on November 13th 2014
Curated by Peter Fahrini @ Forward Thinking Museum
A beautiful exhibition of works by pinhole practitioners including Ingrid Budge, Joanna Epstein, Jesus Joglar, Thomas Hudson Reeve, Peter Wiklund, and me.
“…A majority of the six pinhole photographers in this exhibition enjoy building their own low-tech cameras, a fully engaging process that draws on engineering skills and a readiness to experiment. The hands-on experience also presents a welcome change of pace, leading to a deliberate slowing down and a heightened sense of presence and awareness.”
Posted on July 8th 2014
Auric Object 5a is traveling to Christie’s NYC Showroom as part of IPCNY‘s New Prints 2014 exhibit. The exhibition consists of ninety-eight projects by eighty-five artists originally included in New Prints 2014/Winter and New Prints 2014/Summer at IPCNY
On view: Christie’s in Gallery 6, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY,
When:July 9 – July 16, 2014
Gallery hours are 10am – 5pm, Monday-Saturday and 1pm – 5pm on Sunday.
Posted on July 7th 2014
I am pleased to be a part of this young annual event, the 2014 Art Meets Science Exhibition at MDI Biological Laboratory. The work of 43 artists is on display, and includes my image Galaxy Lucia from Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena.
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Preview & Reception: Weds., July 9th, 5 – 7pm
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Bar Harbor Rad
Salisbury Cove, ME
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Exhibition July 1st thru September 30th
with docent-led tours (reservations required 207.288.3147)
Posted on June 19th 2014
Summer Group Show at Asymetrick Arts in Rockland!
Includes works by Alan Clark | Dudley Zopp |Robert Colburn | Jared Cowan | Andy White | Gabriella D’Italia |Eric Leppanen | Stan Silva.
Several of my pieces from Ways of Being are included.
405 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841
Posted on May 28th 2014
Untitled, 2012 was selected for Don’t Take Pictures on-line Pinhole Photography Exhibition. The work will be on display through August 21st. Don’t Take Pictures is a biannual print and on-line publication which focuses on the creative process involved in the making of photographs.
Posted on May 28th 2014
I am incredibly grateful to have received a grant from the John Anson Kittredge Education Fund for a project in progress. The Kittredge Education Fund awards grants to individuals engaged in projects that will contribute to the development of their creative and scholarly potential.
Posted on February 14th 2014
Super excited to have been invited to LensCulture. You can view my artist profile here, along with other talented photographers. LensCulture is a network which enables photographers to engage and share with each other and the public, to learn about exhibition opportunities, and to just connect. Thank you LensCulture!
Posted on February 2nd 2014
The collaborative project between Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery has resulted in a highlighting of an artist each day for the year of 2014. Excited to be a part of this project, and look forward to following their posts for the rest of the year. 365 Days 365 Artists.
Posted on January 28th 2014
The long awaited Obscura 121 Views, a book exploring contemporary pinhole photography is now available in its printed book form. Two of my images can be found in the book. This project has extended into an exhibition at Pflueger68 Gallery in Berlin, Germany. The exhibit runs from Jan. 31st thru Feb. 11th. In Berlin? Check it.
Posted on January 20th 2014
Auric Object #5a has been selected by the International Print Center NYC to be part of the New Work 2014/Winter exhibition. An Illustrated Checklist is viewable on their website. Take a look at the depth and variety of the prints on display. Very excited to be part of the show! The exhibition runs from Jan. 22nd thru March 12th. The Opening Reception will be held on Jan. 23rd from 6-9 pm at 508 West 26th Street, Room 5A, NYC.
Posted on December 13th 2013
Last night was a fabulous celebration of women in the arts at Susan Maasch Fine Art. Exhibiting artists, curators, and collectors from the community noted the shortfalls of historic and contemporary notoriety of women in the arts, and celebrated the accomplishments of women today. Thanks to all who joined us! (And a glimpse of my new work installed.)
Posted on December 7th 2013
Join me for my solo exhibition and First Friday at Susan Maasch Fine Art. The exhibition will showcase new color pinhole images from the series Ways of Being. Hope to see you there! The exhibition will run until Dec. 23rd.
Opening: Friday, December 6th
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: 4 City Center, Portland, ME
Posted on November 23rd 2013
Auric Object 5b from my Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena series has been selected for Plates to Pixels Lenzless exhibition. Juried by Zeb Andrews, the selected images highlight a range of imagery, aesthetics, and process without the use of a lens. You can view the online exhibition here, as well as catch a peak at the catalog available for purchase through Plates to Pixels. Thanks Zeb and Blue! The exhibit looks great!
Posted on October 15th 2013
Pics from the opening at Second Street Gallery- installation and artist talk. Exhibition is up until the end of the month!
* photo credits Andy Horde & dm witman
Posted on October 10th 2013
Auric Object 2, from my Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena is on view now at SMFA in Portland, ME. Please stop by to see the images, read the essay in the catalog by Dr. Alan Lightman, and say hello to Susan and her staff!