657 Mission Street Second Floor
San Francisco, California

The James D. Phelan Art Award in Photography -- works by the 2007 winners of this prestigious award including Geoffrey Ellis, Apollonia Morrill and Walt Odets. (October 23 to November 17)

HOURS: Tuesdays Saturdays 12 - 5 p.m.

WHERE: SF Camerawork, 657 Mission St., Second Floor, San Francisco

ADMISSION: $5.00; $2.00 for students and seniors; free to Camerawork members

INFORMATION: www.sfcamerawork.org or 415.512.2020

About SF Camerawork
Founded in 1974, SF Camerawork encourages emerging and mid-career artists to explore new directions in photography and related media by fostering creative forms of expression that push existing boundaries. Throughout its history, SF Camerawork has nurtured artists, mentored youth and helped make San Francisco a destination for the exploration of photography as an artists medium. Its exhibitions are nationally recognized as a focal point for innovation, a pacesetter for new trends in the medium and a launching pad for the careers of young artists. With three galleries and an education center at its new centrally located facility, SF Camerawork is the only non-profit organization in the Bay Area with an exhibition space and educational programs focused exclusively on contemporary photography and related visual image media. It is an accessible venue for people to view exhibitions, meet artists, participate in educational programs, peruse photographic publications, and gather for lectures, screenings, portfolio reviews, and discussions.

2007 James D. Phelan Art Award in Photography Geoffrey Ellis, Apollonia Morrill and Walt Odets
(October 23 November 17; Opening reception Thursday, November 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.)

The James D. Phelan Art Award in Photography is a biennial award given in recognition of artistic achievements by California-born artists. Established by the Trust of James D. Phelan, former San Francisco Mayor, United States Senator and arts supporter, the annual competition in a variety of disciplines is sponsored by the San Francisco Foundation. SF Camerawork administers the photography award and displays selected works in its galleries.

This years winners were selected by jurors Daniell Cornell, Curator of American Art and Director of Contemporary Art Projects at the de Young Museum, and Lisa Dent, director of the Lisa Dent Gallery in San Francisco. Winners include:

Geoffrey Ellis Ellis travels around the country, documenting forgotten and neglected objects and signs in our everyday lives, sharing with viewers the places they ignore or never see.

Apollonia Morrill -- Morrill creates color site studies of places of transition and historic sites in flux including a series focused on San Franciscos Castro Theatre.

Walt Odets Odets has chronicled everyday America in black and white portraits and landscapes for 40 years.

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Added by suemking on August 14, 2007