APAG West is an affiliate of the American Photography Archives Group. Launched in San Francisco in April 2018, APAG West serves the members throughout California and the Western states. The organization will hold two day-long seminars a year in addition to special member events.
Alla Efimova, Chair
Alla Efimova – firstname.lastname@example.org
Neder Gatmon-Segel (Curatorial Associate) email@example.com
Membership: $100 APAG West and APAG https://www.apag.us/membership/
REGISTER FOR THE APAG WEST ANNUAL SEMINAR
October 12, 2019
Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
The annual APAG West seminar is dedicated to advancing the legacies of American photographers. We convene those who are passionate about the future of privately-held photography archives. We keep a finger on the pulse of the latest trends, technologies, and standards to help them thrive and envision their place in history.
At the second annual APAG West seminar in Northern California speakers will share their expertise in intellectual property law, estate and legacy planning, museum placement, and other topics vital to managing a privately-held photo archive. Reception to follow. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.
Presentations by Jennifer Stoots (digital asset manager, art and design archivist, and historian), Richard Gadd (Director of Weston Photography Gallery), Beatrice Thornton (archivist, historian, and digital asset manager), Teresa Mora (Head of Special Collections and Archives and University Archivist, UC Santa Cruz), and more!
Trends in Museum and Archive Acquisitions
Digital Archiving Practices
Photo Markets Now
After-party with food and cocktails, and a special viewing of 8 x 10 Fundraising Exhibition featuring the work of over 90 photographers, including APAG members.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to stay on for Sunday, October 13th for an exclusive tour of Edward Weston’s famed Wildcat Hill home and darkroom and a special viewing of Relativity: Wynn Bullock and Albert Einstein, a rare 21st Editions book celebrating and connecting both twentieth-century masters of art and science.
Photo Markets Now, the final panel in the seminar, will feature a presentation by Jennifer Stoots, followed by a conversation with Richard Gadd, framing the current realities of photo markets in the context of their history and development. Registration only for this panel, followed by a reception with APAG West members and seminar attendees, is open to the public for a reduced price!
APAG Member – $200
Non-member – $250
Photo Markets Now Panel + reception – $50
To register, use PAYPAL button below, or by check.
APAG West Event Archive
Workshop: How to Present Your Collection/Archive for Museum and Library Placement
by Alla Efimova
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Casemore Kirkeby Gallery
1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
This workshop will help you develop a strategy for placing your artwork collection in museums and libraries and successfully navigate the acquisitions process.
- How to distinguish your collection to get the attention of curators.
- How to create the most professional presentation package.
- How to be realistic about the potential of sales and donations.
- What to consider in the agreements and deeds of gift.
APAG and APAG West at AIPAD Photography Fair
April 4-7, 2019
Pier 94, New York City
APAG West Introduction Meeting and Brunch
February 2, 2019
Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica
Steering committee Alla Efimova and Melanie Light introduced APAG West to familiar and new collectors and archives in Southern California. As APAG West continues to expand its reach, we will be planning programs to take place in the Los Angeles area.
Managing the Market Posthumously
December 6, 2018
Canessa Gallery, San Francisco
Left: Group. Right: Panel: Lindsay Nivens-Frosini, Melanie Light, Brodie Hefner, and Annie Segan. December 6, 2018. Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Inaugural APAG West Seminar
October 14, 2018
UC Berkeley, School of Journalism
All photos copyright Jared Stapp.
“All the presentations were fascinating and the whole day was planned out so beautifully.”
“The content, the speakers, the venue and hospitality, all exceeded expectation.”
We were very pleased to receive the attendees’ responses to our survey and to hear ideas and suggestions about the types of programs the group would like to see in the future. We are working to address such topics as inventory and organization of an archive, digital content management, and working with museums and archives. We are planning engaging events and workshops throughout the year, and look forward to the next year’s seminar in the Fall of 2019.
Please share the membership information with friends and colleagues who might be interested in APAG West. If you are not already a member, please join here. – Alla Efimova, PhD, Chair