Thursday, July 16, 2009

20 x 200 x 206

Jen Bekman will be in Seattle on Friday, giving a talk at the Seattle Art Museum at 7 PM. Bekman founded the terrific website 20X200, which offers prints in limited editions of 200 for $20 each. The boundary breaking site presents new prints twice a week, and offers a regular reminder that art need not be expensive to be valuable.

Bekman is in town in her role as the curator of "Photo-Op," the 14th annual photographic competition exhibition at Photographic Center Northwest. The show, which also opens on Friday, features 5 photos from each of 2 dozen photographers (such as Katie Baum, whose photo Untitled 5 is shown here) and offers 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes of $1000, $500 and $250.

Somehow Bekman also finds time to write a blog, Personism, which offers exquisite pairings of images and poems. Check it out. Tickets for the talk are $4 for SAM and PCNW members and $6 for the general public, available at the door on the night of the lecture.

1 comment:

Jon Vander Plas said...

20x200 is great! Check out - a similar concept, with a daily deal on fine art photography. 8x10s are only $10.