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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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SPE Northwest Chapter includes:
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming

Chair J. Jason Lazarus
Vice Chair/Secretary Rani Robison
Treasurer Jennie Castle
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Upcoming Conference

In Our Own Voices: Culture / Identity

- Fairbanks, Alaska   |   September 13 - September 15, 2019

Explore the Last Frontier this upcoming fall with our 2019 Chapter Conference - being held at the University of Alaska - Fairbanks!

This two day conference will provide one track for peer-reviewed international presenters, panelists, workshops artists and portfolio reviewers while also dedicating an entire track to Alaska-based photographers, indigenous artists and educational opportunities.

The theme, which is "In Our Own Voices: Culture / Identity", invites a wide array of photographers and educators to share their talent with our international guests and local artists.

Our conference will also feature a members-only show in the UAF Art Department Gallery in the Fine Arts Complex. Call for Art Proposal will go live before June 1, 2019. 

Brian Adams, an Anchorage-based Inupiaq photographer, and Lorenzo Triburgo, Brooklyn-based photographer and performance artist, will serve as our keynote speakers for the event. Brian Adams documents real Alaska through its people, their various cultures and their unique landscapes. Brian's photobooks, entitled I am Inuit and I am Alaskan provide wonderful context to the cultural diversity and traditions of the Last Frontier. Lorenzo Triburgo has helped with our previous SPE-NW conference at OSU in 2017 and is creating amazing work focusing on identity with their series of heroic "Transportraits" and their current performance work in front of Stonewall. 

Our two day business expo will be open and free to the public, and will feature a wide variety of major corporate sponsors, local businesses and educational opportunities.

Affordable, on-campus housing will be provided by UAF Residence Life during the conference. A whole dorm has been set aside for #SPENW attendees and will cost approximately $40/night in a shared room and $80/night for a double occupancy room - taxes and fees TBA.

OUR CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS NOW CLOSED.


Please check this space for registration information and the upcoming conference schedule near the end of May.

Any questions? Want to help sponsor our upcoming event? Please contact Conference Chair J. Jason Lazarus at lazarus@obscura-works.com

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