Hunt, Texas
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thursday, October 13

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Student Volunteer training – Crafts Cabana

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Conference Check-in – Crafts Cabana   Pre-registered SPE Members Only! No on-site registration!!!

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SPE SC Welcome Dinner!! – Crafts Cabana Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Veggie Dogs, Veggie Burgers, Potato Salad

7:30 pm - 10:00pm
Campfire and S’mores – Outdoor Amphitheater

Ongoing, all day Friday and Saturday
Kindness and Community Ongoing Photo Show – Gym 
Sponsored by Red River Paper, Hannemeuhle, Propanels, and KIND Snack Bars. A crowd-sourced ongoing exhibition of work by SPE members, shot at the conference. Paper, ink, and an Epson 3880 printer will be available for all attendees to use.

Hammock Pavilion – By the North Fork Guadalupe River Sponsored by Eagle’s Nest Outfitters. Take a break. Relax!

Yurt Obscura – Location TBA  By SPE member Rachel Rushing. A walk-in yurt with a lens, made from foam insulation panels and duct tape.
Friday, October 14

7:00 am – 8:00 am
Group Hike along the North Fork Guadalupe River

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Breakfast by Camp Stewart - Mess Hall  Cold Cereal, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Cheese Grits

9:30 am – 10:20 am
Imagemaker: Cathleen Faubert, Aromatic Landscapes: Exploring Unseen Terrain – Mess Hall
As a photographer working with scent, I make an effort to record and describe place. My fragrant records reflect objective documentation and subjective experience. This work focuses on using aroma to interpret the landscape at different locations in the United States.

Panel: Rebecca J. Hopp, Kimberly Jones, Chelsea Shannon, Exploring Community through Photography – Music Room   
Fotofest’s Literacy Through Photography (LTP) Program is focused on community education and engagement. LTP works with students around the Houston area to create a variety of community ­oriented projects by encouraging students to study their neighborhoods as a source of photographic inspiration and create artwork that can bring awareness to community issues or celebrate a community's unique qualities.

Portfolio Review Session (pre-registration required) – Gym

10:30 am – 11:20 am
Imagemaker: Chris Ireland, Punctum – Mess Hall.  
Last summer my mother hit her head on a toilet and suffered permanent brain damage. I started looking through family photographs that I knew were stored under my mom’s bed, in the closet, dusty boxes in the basement... The creative work I plan to show during this talk was inspired by the collection, organization, and discovery I experienced in creating my family album.

Lecture: Doug Clark, Introducing Time-Based Projects into a Photography Curriculum – Music Room
This lecture will deal with introducing time-based projects into a photography curriculum using programs available in Adobe CC. The projects will be designed to expand upon shooting and processing practices that a photography student is already comfortable with.Topics will include making cinemagraphs, time-lapse, and short video pieces.

Portfolio Review Session (pre-registration required) – Gym

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch by Camp Stewart – Mess Hall  Tomato Soup, Cornbread, Caesar salad, Fruit, Cookie Tray

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
SPESC Regional Meeting – Outdoor Amphitheater

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
Lecture: Amy Kim, Truth Seeking through Fakery: Raphaelle Peale and Sharon Core – Mess Hall
Still life images have been with us since at least the 1st Century BC, and often accompany a complexity of meanings from paradox, to trickery, to simulation. I will compare two still life artists: nineteenth-century still life painter Raphaelle Peale and twenty-first-century still life photographic artist Sharon Core.

Workshop: Vaughn Wascovich and Jeff Bradley, Pinholes, Sliding Boxes and Condenser Head Cameras – Music Room.   
Many younger students have never seen a camera other than one on their phone, nor have they developed film or paper in a darkroom. To make a camera out of simply a box with a hole in it, seems almost magical. We will also provide directions for building one’s own camera for instructors to develop and use in their own courses.

Portfolio Review Session (pre-registration required) – Gym

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free time to relax, or participate in some camp activities- Swimming and canoeing in the North Fork Guadalupe River. Archery (advanced registration required – $35 per person.) Yoga with Colette Copeland at 4:30.  Carbon Transfer demo with Kent Rush and Neal Cox.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dinner by Camp Stewart – Mess Hall   Smoked Ribs, Smoked Chicken legs, Roasted Veggies w/ Orzo, Corn Pudding, Roasted Sweet Potato, Green Salad, Peach Cobbler

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Honored Educator Tim Tracz – Mess Hall (Sponsored by Austin College and Texas Photographic Society)
Tim recently retired after teaching at Austin College in Sherman TX, since 1986.  His works have been included in hundreds of solo and group exhibitions including "Born Again Objects" at the Arlington Museum of Art, "Neglected Reality of Americana" at the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, and "I've Been Working on the Railroad" at the Photo Collect Gallery in New York.

8:00 pm – 9:30pm
Featured Speaker: Josh Edwards, Architecture for Travelers – Mess Hall (Sponsored by the University of Texas at Arlington)   Joshua Edwards will discuss his interdisciplinary and collaborative projects that utilize photography as extension or augmentation of poetry, including “Architecture for Travelers”, centered on his two-month walk across Texas, from Galveston to Marfa.  Two books were published from the project – one of photography, one of poetry. The mid-way point for the walk in “Architecture for Travelers” was Edward’s family home in Kerrville, 8 miles from the conference location.

Evening Performance: Montopolis Trio, Monolith – Outdoor Amphitheater (Sponsored by the University of Texas at Arlington)   A “Psychedelic Modern Classical Ensemble” from Austin TX, performing “Monolith,” a recently debuted work for piano and strings, inspired by the massive pink granite monolith called “Enchanted Rock,” east of Austin and 40 miles north of the conference site. The performance includes projected photographic images and spoken word narrative of the monolith’s geological formation.

Saturday, October 15

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Breakfast by Camp Stewart – Mess Hall   Cold Cereal, Breakfast Tacos (Scrambled Eggs w/ Peppers, Onions, Chorizo), Hash Browns, Fruit

9:30 am – 10:20 am
Imagemaker: Coriana Close, Garden of Eden or Bust – Mess Hall   This presentation will offer creative possibilities for designing life supporting landscapes which also enrich the ecosystem. What if we could work with nature to create landscapes that serve our needs while requiring little long term human intervention? What if our lawns could feed us? Come learn new approaches to ecological design reshaping communities around the world.
Imagemaker: Mark Chen, Windtopia – Music Room   I believe in the power of humor, and that laughter can be a catalyst for thinking. Based on this philosophy, I created Windtopia, a conceptual, interdisciplinary exhibit and performance about a fictional corporation that uses wind power to save the world from global warming.
Portfolio Review Session (pre-registration required) – Gym

10:30 am – 11:20 am
Student: Hilary Cranford, Manipulation – Mess Hall.    This photo series represents the interaction between man and nature. Through post-processing, the images have been manipulated in a way that parallels the physical marks that have been made on the natural landscape. The viewer experiences the landscape in a different way than they would if they were viewing it in person or in its untouched, unaltered state.
Workshop: Sarah Miles, Expanding the Photographic Possibilities With Your iPhone – Music Room.   Mobile devices present a uniquely modern and innovative technological development with considerable creative potential, and their ease of use and accessibility contribute to their increasing prominence in our lives. In this workshop I will introduce several mobile applications that can increase the capacity of the iPhone’s photographic possibilities.

Portfolio Review Session (pre-registration required) – Gym

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch by Camp Stewart – Mess Hall    Mac and Cheese, Black-eyed Peas, Sautéed Squash, Fried Okra, Tomato & Onion Salad, Cornbread, Brownie Pie

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Imagemaker: Diane Durant, That Wildness is a Necessity: On Being an Artist-in-Residence at a National Park – Mess Hall   
The National Park Service Artist-in-Residence program is a unique opportunity to both commune with nature, as well as volunteer in the parks. My presentation discusses my time at Bighorn Canyon NRA (true stories, campfire style), but also delve into the history, purpose, benefits, and even the challenges of the program itself (I almost died!).

Workshop: Marilyn Carren, Not-so-Traditional Van Dyke Prints – Music Room    
The resurgence of alternative and historical processes in photography has been rapidly advanced by the creation and constant refinement of the digital negative. Participants will be encouraged to experiment with an expressive image and manipulate it in Photoshop for the express purpose of realizing their vision in the monotone rich golden brown, and slightly unpredictable coloration, of the Van Dyke print.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lecture: Tom Maddrey, Texas Council for the Arts,  From Copyright to Contracts: A Photographer’s Legal Guide – Mess Hall
Photographers are a creative bunch, and few things may be less creative than worrying about liability and contracts and copyright. But these are the cornerstone of a long-living and healthy photography business. Surprisingly, it doesn’t take much legal knowledge to protect yourself and your passion. 

In this one-hour seminar, attorney and long-time commercial photographer Tom Maddrey will discuss some of the principles that every photographer and business person needs to know. Topics discuss will include:

  • Protecting Your Images :: Copyright and Intellectual Property
  • Getting Paid :: Contracts and Agreements
  • Protecting Yourself :: Liability and Releases

Do you have individual questions? Send an email to tbm@maddreypllc.com prior to the event with the subject: “Photographer Legal Question” and you just may have your question answered at the seminar.

Portfolio Review Session (pre-registration required) – Gym

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free time to relax, or participate in some camp activities. Swimming and canoeing in the North Fork Guadalupe River. Plein-air Wet Collodion demo by Scott Hilton. Screen Printing demo by Kelly Flynn, of Hen Laying Egg.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Catered Gourmet Dinner – Mess Hall (full menu viewable in the "Food" tab)
Brenton Childs boasts more than 30 plus years of working in the hospitality industry. He has lead restaurants such as Vespaio Restorante and the Salt Lick 360 in Austin, TX and currently is executive chef at Alberico Fine Wine & Dine in San Antonio, Tx. He specializes in southern comfort cuisine.


7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Featured Speaker: Claudia Elisa Zapata- ChingoZine, and Texas Neo-Chicanoism – Mess Hall    
Ph.D. candidate in the Rhetorics of Art, Space and Culture Program in Art History at SMU, and editor/publisher of ChingoZine. This D.I.Y (Do-It-Yourself) small, zine format allowed for a community of Latino artists to quickly circulate their sketches, drawings, doodles, and photographs. Claudia Zapata will discuss the development of the zine project, the editorial methodology for artists invitations and their contributed images, as well as the current artistic themes and styles in Latino art.

Sunday, October 16

8:00 am – 9:00 am       Sunday Breakfast – Mess Hall


Contact Information

  • Registration and Conference: 
    Scott Hilton
    (214) 298-1704

    SPE SC questions:
    Bryan Florentin, Regional Chair

    SPE National Office: 
    (216) 622-2733

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