CPW to honor Anne Wilkes Tucker at 2018 CPW Awards & Benefit Auction

Sep 13, 2018


CPW to honor Anne Wilkes Tucker
at 2018 CPW Awards & Benefit Auction
Saturday, September 29, 2018


Kingston, NY— The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) is pleased to announce the 2018 CPW Awards & Benefit Auction. The highly anticipated benefit will honor Curator Emerita of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Anne Wilkes Tucker with CPW’s highest recognition, the Vision Award. A Benefit Auction will take place following the award ceremony and features contemporary and classic photographs. Proceeds from this event support CPW’s programs, which champion artists through residencies, workspace, and other support, and provide opportunities for the photo community to engage with thought-provoking exhibitions, workshops, and professional resources.


CPW's Vision Award recognizes Anne Wilkes Tucker for her outstanding dedication and service to the field. She is the curator emerita of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, having, in 1976, become founding curator of the photography department for which she acquired over 30,000 photographs made on all seven continents. She has curated or co-curated over major 40 exhibitions, most with accompanying catalogues, and contributed articles to over 150 magazines, books and other catalogues.


CPW’s Benefit Auction of early, modern, and contemporary photographs includes a great range of artists from renowned masters of the field to exciting emerging and mid-career voices. Auction lots may sell for as little as $300, but also may include special pieces that may raise over $10,000. The 2018 artists include Berenice Abbott, Cornell Capa, Elinor Carucci, Vivian Maier, Mary Ellen Mark, Arnold Newman, Matthew Pillsbury, and more.


CPW’s pre-bidding and silent auction will be facilitated through ARTSY.net/auctions and can be accessed from computers and smart phones starting September 14.


Anne Wilkes Tucker, curator emerita, Museum of Fine Art, Houston

September 22-23

noon - 5:00pm

Preview exhibition at Rezny Studio Gallery, 76 Prince Street, Kingston, NY. Special events include a tintype photo booth by Kingston artist Tom DeLooza and a framed art flash sale.

Saturday, September 29

5:00 - 6:00pm 

VIP champagne reception

6:00 - 9:00pm

General reception, awards, silent auction, live auction with auctioneer Lucas Hunt


Prince Street Studios, 76 Prince Street, Kingston, NY


Tickets are available at https://cpw.buzz/2x47QPI

Event information can be found at www.cpw.org/support/benefit-gala/

The commemorative catalogue may be viewed at cpw.buzz/auc2wNph


Aaron Rezny/Prince Street Studios, Archival Methods, Empire Merchants North Wine and Spirits, Howard Greenberg Gallery, Photograph Magazine, Photo District News (PDN), Chronogram Magazine, and Red River Paper.


For questions about CPW's annual event, contact auction@cpw.org or call 845.679.9957. Event information is available at www.cpw.org. Additional images are available upon request.


Maggie Taylor Book Price Increase October 1st

Aug 11, 2018

As of October 1st, 2018, Maggie Taylor's limited edition books will go up in price. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with the small print of “These Strange Adventures” will go from a price of $950 to $1200. The regular edition of this book is still available from the University Press of Florida but is in very short supply and will soon be sold out.  
No Ordinary Days, her 2013 monograph containing 120 images from 1998 to 2012, has a limited edition in a blue/gray silk box with a leather label on the spine and a choice of one of two images for the 8x8 inch print inside.  The two images to select from are “The Moth House” and “Moving On.”  This book is also dwindling at the University Press of Florida and will be sold out soon.  The limited edition will go from $950 to $1200 on October 1st.
The newest limited edition, Through the Looking-glass, will see a price increase from $800 to $950.  Each of these comes in a dark brown cloth-covered box with a foil stamped chess board on the cover, and an 8x8 inch print of the image on the back cover of the book, “And What Alice Found There” (pictured below).  This images depicts Alice in the Looking-glass world, accompanied by Humpty Dumpty and the Jabberwock monster; looking over her shoulder and back through the mirror the viewer catches a glimpse of the real world and the oriel window at Lacock Abbey.
Maggie Taylor Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Limited Edition- $950 to $1,200 on October 1st
Maggie Taylor, No Ordinary Days
No Ordinary Days Limited Edition: $950 to $1,200 on October 1st
Maggie Taylor Through the Looking Glass
Through the Looking Glass Limited Edition: $800-$950 on October 1st.
Maggie Taylor, And What Alice Found There
And What Alice Found There, Special Edition 8 x 8 inch print.

Bloomberg Businessweek Features John Chakeres' Space Shuttle Photographs

Jul 31, 2018

The Gallery just received word that Bloomberg Businessweek recently published an article featuring gallery artist, John Chakeres. The article titled "Forgotten Photos From the Space Shuttle’s Glory Days" highlights the time when John Chakeres spent the ’80s capturing launches at Kennedy Space Center. Three decades later, his work is finally being seen.

Click the image below to read or listen to the article about his experience with these incredible spacecrafts.

John Chakeres, Discovery launches for the first time, Aug. 30, 1984

Discovery launches for the first time, Aug. 30, 1984.
Photographer: John A. Chakeres