Annie to join Maine Media Workshops this Summer

This summer, Annie Donovan will join their staff as the Digital Services Department Manager where she will oversee the Digital Services Department in the image processing, contacting, scanning, and printing of student and instructor work. Additionally, Annie will teach two weekend workshops in the fall that will cover basic printing and photoshop techniques.

Maine Media Workshops is an international non-profit educational organization that offers over 450 year-round workshops and master classes in photography, filmmaking, and media arts. Since it's establishment in 1973, Maine Media has been educating and inspiring visual artists and storytellers through the creation of an inspiring, supportive community where students, staff and faculty engage, discover, learn, and create.


"The Inevitability of Flight" accepted into COCA's "30 Under 30" Exhibition

Annie Donovan's photograph "The Inevitability of Flight" was recently accepted into COCA's "30 Under 30" Juried Exhibition! The exhibition is celebrating the Council on Culture & Arts' 30th Anniversary. Artists living and working in the Tallahassee, FL region under the age of 30 were encouraged to apply. Annie was one of 47 artists that entered, and was one of the 30 that were accepted.

The exhibition is being held at the Tallahassee City Hall Art Gallery and will be on display from September 30 through November 16, 2015; Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5:30 PM, with a Public Reception and Awards Ceremony being held Friday October 30 between 6 PM and 7:30 PM.

Annie was accepted along with a few friends from graduate school: Scott BellNoah Brock, Gaelin Craighead, and Tenee' Hart.

Congrats to all!


Annie Donovan featured in Lenscratch's "The States Project"

In the month of August, Annie Donovan was featured in The States Project conducted by Lenscratch, "a daily journal that explores contemporary photography and offers opportunities for exposure and community." 

The States Project is an online feature of different photographers from different states throughout the U.S. "Once or twice a month, …a photographer from a particular state [is featured], and then they will in turn feature five photographers from their own states." Annie was invited by artist Jeremy Chandler to be one of five photographers living and working in Florida to be featured. So far, the states covered have been Alaska, New York, Georgia, Virginia, and Florida.

Click here to view the blog feature of Annie's work!

Artist Book "fabrication" received Honorable Mention at the Book As Art Exhibition!

I received an email the other day with a notification that my book "Fabrication" was selected as an Honorable Mention in the Book As Art Exhibition! It is such an honor to have been selected to exhibit, and even more of an honor to be an Honorable Mention! There is an online slide show and catalog of the exhibition on the Decatur Arts Alliance website. To view it, please follow the link here.

Here's an excerpt from the email: 

"...Fabrication, was designated by the jurors as an Honorable Mention in this year’s exhibition. ...the jurors stated that “. . . the concept, material, and dimensions suggest the range of the genre while provoking the viewer’s curiosity, grasp, and appreciation.”

The exhibition's Gala is in September. I am excited to attend and view the awesome work that is there.

xo annie

Artist Book "fabrication" Accepted Into The Book as Art 3.0: No Jacket Required Exhibition

Annie Donovan’s sculptural book “fabrication” was recently selected to show at the Gallery at The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur in conjunction with the AJC Decatur Book Festival, the largest independent book festival in the nation.

"The exhibition titled, “The Book as Art 3.0: No Jacket Required,” is the third edition of an innovative and visual component of the book festival, emphasizing on an art form that can be a delight to the eye, a pleasure to the hand, and made tangible in forms that introduce us to new interpretations of an ancient concept as well as questions and ideas on 21st –century form and format."

The show will run from July 24th through September 18th. It will feature a preview and juror’s talk on July 24th, with the opening gala reception September 3rd. The AJC Decatur Book Festival will be held Labor Day weekend September 4th-6th. 

For more information regarding the AJC Decatur Book Festival, please visit their website here.

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