CLOSING EXHIBITION WITH 309 AIRS CRYSTAL TREMER AND JENNIE ANDREWS
February 29th, 2024
Our AIRs Crystal Tremer and Jennie Andrews have been creating a collaborative metal tapestry highlighting the connections of our community in physical form. The tapestry will be revealed at their exit show Thursday 2/29 and then donated to the 309 archive.
1st ANNUAL SEEN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION & JULIA GORTON AWARD solo exhibition: Andrew Velasco
Andrew Velasco, is the winner of the 1st Annual SEEN Photography Exhibition and Julia Gorton Photography Award, including $1000 Cash Award & Solo Exhibition at 309 Punk Project opening March 9th, 2024.
Julia also awarded five photographers an Honorable Mentions whose work will also be on display.
ANDREW VELASCO: PUNKDEMIC - THE SOUND THAT SAVED US
SATURDAY MARCH 9TH
Andrew Velasco is a photographer based in Pensacola, Florida who captured
the revival of the DIY Music scene that was negatively impacted from the
COVID-19 pandemic. Andrew’s work documents the rush of new and returning bands’ performances across a variety of music genres as they worked torecreate the local scene.
This exhibition showcases the people who worked hard to restore the DIY music scene of the South. All of this wouldn’t have been possible without the
tremendous support of musicians, visual artists, venues, and concertgoers who had a helping hand in making these shows a reality. This is PUNKDEMIC.
Julia Gorton is one of the biggest influences on my work as a professional
photographer. I was lucky to meet her a few years ago during my time at the
University of West Florida; her work has inspired me ever since! Winning the
first-ever SEEN online photo exhibition has been such an incredible experience.
The opportunity to meet with Julia one-on-one and have a conversation about
photography and my career goals has inspired me tenfold.
Now I have the honor to host my first ever solo exhibition at the 309 Punk
Project on March 9th, 2024, 5-9PM. I hope seeing my work in person at this
show will give other photographers and artists inspiration.
CALL TO ARTISTS
CALL TO EMERGING DIY & PUNK PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR THE
2ND ANNUAL SEEN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION & JULIA GORTON AWARD
309 Punk Project invites emerging photographers based in Pensacola, FL, to submit to SEEN, a juried online exhibition that celebrates the work of emerging DIY/Punk photographers. SEEN will be juried by former 309 AIR Julia Gorton. All photographic media will be considered. The selected photographer will receive a $1000 Cash Award and a Solo Exhibition at 309 Punk Project in 2025. All submissions will be exhibited on our website.
Juror: Julia Gorton
Call Opens: February, 15th
Submission Deadline: March 20th, 2024
Award Announcement: April 1, 2024
Online Exhibition Dates: April 1-July 1, 2024
Emerging Artist Definition: Must be in their first five years of practice.
Directions: Send up to five images (yourname1.jpg, yourname2.jpg) and the corresponding titling information (Name | Title | Date | Size | Medium) to email@example.com, with the subject line SEEN.
Media: All photographic media are welcome.
Bio/Statement: An artist bio is a sentence or two describing biographical information about who you are and where you are from. The statement should explain the artist’s intentions for their body of work. A strong artist statement supplements the visual information in a portfolio or exhibition so that the reader/ viewer can better understand it. (200 words or less) Need help? Check out this site: https://www.gyst-ink.com/artist-statement-guidelines
FUNDING FOR THIS AWARD WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS DONATION FROM JULIA GORTON.
On View at Alabama Contemporary Art Center in Mobile, al
January 12, 2024 - April 20, 2024
Alabama Contemporary Art Center
301 Conti Street
Mobile, Alabama 36602
CURATED BY 309 PUNK PROJECT AND JAMES BLACK
Since the mid-1980s, Mobile, AL has been home to a resonant punk scene. Transitory in nature, as with any subculture, the scene in Mobile has cycled over the decades through fleeting phases and times of both abundance and scarcity. The thing about punk though, is within scarcity it innovates. All the DIY house shows, bands, art, zines, albums, mix tapes, and all the alternative venues and record shops that make for a ‘scene’ are impossible to list. Through a partnership with 309 Punk Project (Pensacola, FL), this exhibition aims to collect, archive, and preserve some of that lightning in a bottle. Supported by a series of calls for community members to come forward and donate Mobile-centric, punk ephemera, this collection represents a nearly four decade history of punk in the city.
Guest Curators James Black of Mobile, and Scotty Satterwhite of 309 Punk Project, and all of the artists, have been working over the last two years to build a living archive of the Gulf Coast scene from Pensacola to West Mobile. Join us to revel in the past and fuel momentum of the next generation of punks in an ever evolving effort of mischief, alternative means, and mayhem.
Brad Bittinger | Neil Byrne | Vice Cooler | Skott Cowgill | Valerie George | Julia Gorton | Ryan Jetten | Sean Linezo | Cheetah Shine | Roman Gabriel Todd | Morgan Watkins