Founded in 1972 by a group of local artists, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) is one of Colorado’s premier venues for the exploration of contemporary art. BMoCA provides enriching experiences for nearly 30,000 regional, national, and international visitors annually through innovative exhibitions and engaging programs for all audiences. In 1976 the organization moved to its current location in downtown Boulder, a 1906 historic landmark building that once served as a warehouse.
Throughout its history, BMoCA has been a vibrant cultural cornerstone in its community. Each year, the museum presents an ambitious exhibition schedule and an innovative series of educational programs for audiences of all ages and interests. By welcoming diverse aesthetics and perspectives, BMoCA provides an open forum for dialog and an investigation of contemporary art through the creative expression of ideas.
For over 27 years, Joel has worked for many of the top advertising agencies and corporations across the globe for clients such as Arizona Office of Tourism, AT&T, Broncos, Comcast, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, Hyatt, Kodak, Nikon, Pentax, Phillips 66, Philip Morris, Procter & Gamble, Pfizer, Qwest, Red Bull, Sony, Sturm Ruger & Co, United Global, USA Boxing, Visa, Volvo, and Xcel Energy. Over the years his assignments have taken him to every state across the USA and to over fifty countries around the globe.
After earning his BFA in Photography from the University of Arizona, Joel started a commercial studio right here in Denver, Colorado.
In 1990, Joel produced his first coffee table book, ‘Navajo, Portrait of a Nation’ which received a number of photographic and design awards and produce an eighteen-month solo exhibit at the Smithsonian American History museum. Driven by the creative process, Joel views himself as an illusionist, creating portraits larger than life. “There is no face on the planet that is the same, my vision as an artist is to capture that individual uniqueness through the photographic process.”
Joel is an ambassador for the creative process by teaching workshops and lectures around the world. “I feel that by being an open book with my process I have an opportunity to inspire others to follow their dreams and passions to create”.
Rocky Mountain College of Art And Design 1600 Pierce St, Lakewood, CO www.rmcad.edu
How to Streamline Your Workflow Panel discussion with Paul Trantow and Paul Weinrauch March 4, 7-9pm Diebolt Brewing Company
If you’d like to learn how other photographers ingest their images, prepare them for clients, output them to social media, the Library of Congress and to clients, we’ll be discussing this here. Learn how to make this process more efficient from photographers in the industry.
Paul Trantow is a Denver-based corporate shooter, specializing in portraits, healthcare and industrial photography. He opened his studio, Altitude Arts, in 2000.
Paul Weinrauch is a corporate & advertising photographer extraordinaire. Colorado based, New York raised. Proud father of three kids. Nature is his muse, serving people is his purpose.
Diebolt Brewing Company 3855 Mariposa St Denver, CO
The Denver Art Dealers Association (DADA) was founded in 1984 and re-established in 2001. This partnership of art dealers and fine art galleries provides a unified voice on issues of mutual concern; to advance standards of excellence, raise awareness and stimulate growth in the visual arts throughout the front-range.
DADA is comprised of independently operated art marketing venues, private dealers and their friends, whose primary business is the marketing of unique and original art. The association seeks to promote the highest standards of connoisseurship, scholarship and ethical practices. It encourages growth an excellence in the visual arts through education, advocacy and promotion. Exhibitions by members provide the public with the first glance of new works by young and establishing artists as well as presenting work by neglected artists and widely known masters
Short Month of Photography Denver was first started in 2004. I was inspired by the Houston FotoFest. home.fotofest.org
The Lead Up I love salons, I formed the Denver Salon group in the 90s in our living room which went on to shows in museums and NYC. And a Salon online called FAB the Fine Art Photographers Board, where we did early shows online and in galleries in the mid-90s we called " Off The Highway ". I am still very close to many in that early internet crew that have gone to great fame.
Things happen with power in numbers be it a art gathering / movement or a group of galleries in association with the same goal. I was inspired by the Houston FotoFest in the mid 1990s.. Houston goes nuts for photography every two years..portfolio reviews with curators coming from all over the world ..lectures and panels and exhibitions all over the city .. I came very close to the directors Fred Baldwin and Wendi Watriss. They were inspired in the 1980s by the grand daddy of all photo festivals in Arles France. www.rencontres-arles.com
We also formed another group ..haha another group !! and I helped them start the Festival of Light an association of all the photography festivals around the world www.festivaloflight.net
Around that time I was the director of MCA Denver in the late 1990s I would share our photography exhibitions with Houston and they sent shows to us…
The Start Around 2000 I started rounding up galleries to show photography together in Denver for a month around SPE (Society of Photographic Education) conferences .. because they had the portfolio reviews and panels and lectures. I rounded up galleries to exhibit photography during the conference. In 2004 I started MoP as its own multi-faceted event and starting coordinating it all myself, all the exhibition events and portfolio reviews and lectures. All the galleries and museums responded very well and its been growing dramatically every two years. Last year we had over 180 venues! We will probably get close to that as we spread further out up and down the front range.
The Today 2017 - 2019 The Colorado Photographic Art Center has taken a lead role with MoP. CPAC has successfully taken over the administration of the portfolio reviews to where it is now a world class event and center piece of the Month of Photography.