September 24 – 26, 2015
2015 SPESC Regional Conference in Oklahoma
When choosing hotels (see website – Embassy Suites, Norman is main conference hotel) please note that the conference will be at the OKC Museum of Art on Friday and at OU (Norman) on Saturday. Bus info between Norman and OKC will be posted later.
Keynote Speaker: Sharon Harper
Sharon’s work explores the intersection of technology and perception and is featured in prominent permanent collections including MOMA, the Whitney, and MFA Houston. She has attended numerous artist residency fellowships and is a 2013 recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in Photography. She is Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.
Featured Speaker: William (Will) Wilson
Born in San Francisco, Will is a Diné photographer who spent his formative years living in the Navajo Nation. He is part of the Science and Arts Research Collaborative (SARC) that fosters collaboration between artists and scientists. He has participated in residencies (School of Advanced Research, Santa Fe), received grants (Joan Mitchell Foundation) and fellowships (Eiteljorg Museum). He is Photography Program Head at Santa Fe Community College.
Professional Development Speaker: Mary Virginia Swanson
Swan is an author (her latest, Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs to be published this year), educator (2014 ASMP Susan Carr Award for Education; 2015 SPE Honored Educator) and consultant. She presents seminars and lectures on marketing opportunities that have proven to aid photographers in moving their careers to the next level.
2015 SPESC Regional Honored Educator: Chad D. Smith
Chad is an accomplished photographer with over 25 years of teaching experience in both the applied and fine art fields of photography and has conducted workshops national and internationally. He has numerous awards and his photographs have been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally.
All other presenters and the conference schedule will be posted to the regional website soon. Please note that the new SPE website is expected to launch next week. We hope to have a smooth transition but glitches may occur.