Shifts in Horizon: Perspectives on Landscape—Call for applications

Shifts in Horizon: Perspectives on Landscape—Call for applications

Headlands Center for the Arts

March 30, 2012
Shifts in Horizon: Perspectives on Landscape—Call for applications

New Extended Deadline!
Application Deadline: April 30, 2012
Notification: May 7, 2012
Workshop Session: June 1–8, 2012

944 Fort Barry
Sausalito, CA 94965
T 415.331.2787 x26
F 415.331.3857

Shifts in Horizon: Perspectives on Landscape
A Week-long Workshop | June 1–8, 2012
Accepting Applications March 30–April 30, 2012 


Prompted by the immediate environment and history of the Marin Headlands’ landscape itself, Shifts in Horizon is an opportunity to envision and interpret the terrain around us. Led by Bay Area-based photographers Sean McFarland (AIR ‘11), Christina Seely (AIR ‘11), and Michael Light; designer and publisher Jason Fulford; SFMOMA Assistant Curator Lisa Sutcliffe; and a diverse group of other facilitators, this workshop examines the subject of landscape representation through the photographic lens. Both hands-on and conceptually-oriented, participants explore the rich and complex local terrain, developing multiple viewpoints by land and by sea, through guided walks, photography-specific discussions, a natural history lecture, speculative histories, and field experiments. Participants utilize both antique technologies, such as the camera obscura, along with new frontiers in digital photo manipulation; all pointing toward an expanded perspective on contemporary landscape.


Additional Details:
No photographic training required, a brief tutorial will be offered
Interest in concepts of landscape representation is essential
Bring your favorite gear, from disposable cameras to the high tech: laptops, film, printers, etc. Not required

Workshops at Headlands:


Workshops are week-long, thematic intensives that use the expansive setting of the Marin Headlands, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, as a starting place for creative exploration. Led by accomplished artists and thinkers, Workshops invite participants to exchange ideas, realize creative projects, and develop new skills.


Workshops are held at Headlands’ historic artist-renovated campus, and include:
Intensive project work, both solo and group-based
Excursions into surrounding National Park
Chef-prepared meals among peers in the Mess Hall
Option of on-site housing for the full Headlands’ experience


500 USDTuition
525 USD Private room in common house (for 7 days)
425 USD Board (3 meals a day for 7 days)
1,450 USD Total


500 USD Tuition
425 USD Board (3 meals a day for 7 days)
925 USD Total


Eligibility & Selection Criteria:
Must be able to commit to week-long, full-day sessions
Demonstrated experience relative to theme
Interest in collaborative practice and investigation

To Apply:


E. Maude Haak-Frendscho
Program Coordinator, Headlands Center for the Arts
[email protected]



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