Pig Roast & Beer

September 30, 2011 4:52 pm

Throw on your best pig-pickin’ gear and head on down to long-time FotoWeek DC meeting place Local 16 for a pig roast fundraiser on Thursday, October 13 from 6 to 10 p.m.

That’s right – a pig roast!

Each $15 ticket gets you unlimited helpings of roasted local pig and farm-fresh sides plus refreshing soda and Leinekugel’s beer to wash it all down.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

We’ll see you on October 13!


PartnerPage is Live!

September 29, 2011 8:48 pm

Last week, we told you about the improvements coming to the FotoWeek DC website, thanks to the Philip L. Graham Fund we were recently awarded.  Well, the PartnerPage is now LIVE – go take a look!  This will be your go-to page for exhibits and events by participating galleries, museums, embassies, and more.

It’s brand new and still getting started, so keep checking back as more of our Partners sign up and start posting.


See us at the DC Block Party

September 23, 2011 5:51 pm

Last night, the (e)merge art fair launched its 3-day event celebrating emerging artists and the creative process right here in our city.  In addition to the exhibition of work by selected unrepresented artists, galleries, both local and international, are on-hand with their own exhibits, and a full-schedule of lectures and panel discussions throughout the weekend.  While the fair is centered at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, other pop-up events are happening all around town, including the DC Block Party, a celebration of DC galleries, hosted by G Fine Art, Conner Contemporary, and Industry Gallery.

Be sure to put the DC Block Party on your Saturday night agenda and look for the FotoBooth, presented by FotoDC and the National Gallery of Art.  Hop in line, have your photo taken, and walk away with your very own black and white print as a memento of the night, free of charge.

DC Block Party takes place at 1300-1358 Florida Avenue, NE, from 7 to 11 p.m.  Stop by and say hello!


Last chance deadline extension

September 18, 2011 10:44 am

FotoWeek DC wants to see your photos – everyone’s photos!  We want to see them so badly that the deadline was extended one more week.  So, make some time today to make final selections and submit them before midnight tomorrow (that’s 11:59 p.m., Monday, 19 September).

Do it now, right here!

FotoDC Awarded Grant for Website Improvements

September 14, 2011 9:51 pm

Some big changes are coming to the FotoDC website, thanks to the $20,000 grant recently awarded by the Philip L. Graham Fund, which provides funding for a wide range of organizations within the Washington, D.C. area, including cultural organizations devoted to the visual arts.  The grant will be used to upgrade and restructure the current site plus add several interactive modules featuring exhibition and e-commerce capability.

The first section to launch is the new PartnerPage that will allow all FotoDC partners to register their organization on the website and post news, events, and even portfolios.  Expect to see this new interactive, fully-searchable component go live in the next few weeks, just in time for FotoWeekDC’s 2011 partners to join and participate.

Once complete, the FotoDC website will feature an exhibition platform, educational resources, a directory, partner listing, and support e-commerce.

This is a very exciting time for FotoDC, our partners, and all of you who interact with us via our website.  Stay tuned for more development updates and announcements as our online presence continues to evolve.



Frequently Asked Questions

September 12, 2011 5:26 pm

Over the past four years, FotoWeek has compiled a pretty big list of commonly asked questions.  Maybe you’re wondering about copyright (photographers retain ownership and copyright of images), how many photographs you can submit (as many as you want! there is no limit), or what defines a multimedia entry (it’s a single photo-based work that may also include video, sound, and graphics).

Review the Frequently Asked Questions to these and more to help make those final decisions on which photographs to enter.

Deadline tonight!

4:38 pm

We hope you’re busy finalizing submissions because there are only 7.5 hours left to enter the 2011 competition!!  If you miss this, the next twelve months will be long ones.

Here’s the scoop:  Save all files in .jpg format at the maximum quality compression with the longest dimension at 1000px and a resolution of 72 or 300 dpi.  Embed your contact information into each file before uploading.

All the details and enter HERE.