CV Update

Nothing more exciting than a resume update, right?! Hopefully you’re sensing the sarcasm here, although, in this case I am rather proud of what the updates are. As you may be aware, I just finished up my residency with the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, so that was item #1 that I needed to add to my “Residencies & Visiting Artist Engagements” section.

Second, my application to the Artscape Toronto, Gibraltar Point residency was accepted (I’ll be going this summer). I’m really looking forward to having some dedicated work time. Artscape does have a darkroom and in my proposal I said I’d be working on large-scale cyanotype prints. There are still a lot of details to figure out, but it should be an awesome experience, and so I’m preemptively adding it to the same section on my CV as above.

The Residency is on an island in Lake Ontario, only connected to Toronto by ferry.

Finally, and perhaps most significantly, I am adding a new line to my “Professional Experience” section. I was recently contacted by the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission and hired as the gallery curator. The gallery does several shows a year, mostly open calls, and uses space in one of Camden County College’s buildings in Blackwood. It will start out with a lot of organizational stuff, collecting work and then of course working with jurors and lots of hanging. Most of the shows are repeated annually, but hopefully at some point I’ll get a chance to really form an exhibit from scratch. But no matter the case, it is an awesome opportunity and I’m excited to be filling out my skill set in this area.

I’ve got 4 or 5 shows that I plan on submitting work to on the horizon, so hopefully I’ll be adding more to my CV shortly.

C4FAP Requests Ben’s Web Address; Now Updated

The Center for Fine Art Photography requested to have his website so that they could put it on their blog PERSPECTIVES, so we had to take his old website up a notch. No worries! Of course this blog will remain here, but his work, resume, and artist statement will be displayed here: at If you’ve never had a chance to see the current body of work, I highly recommend going to the portfolio page.

If you want to make a website for yourself, I think moonfruit has a great WYSWYG editor with Flash components. Although I had to make sure to have the most recent version of Flash, because otherwise it would just not work correctly.

[by] melissa
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