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Past Talks & Workshops

•   Talk: Tour the World of Toy Camera Photography Concord, MA, Friday, Nov 7, 2014

•   Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity workshop, Concord, MA Nov 8-9, 2014

•   "Ins and Outs of Toy Camera Photography" workshop & public talk/book signing at Somerville Toy Camera Festival June 7-8, 2014, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA

•   Slideshow/talk on "20 Years of Northwest Performance Photography" at West of Lenin, Tuesday, March 11th & Mon, May 12, 2014. Gallery open 6-8:30, talk at 7:00

•   Center for Photographic Art's Exposure Weekend Michelle will give a talk and review portfolios - Nov 9-10, 2013 in Carmel, CA

•   Workshop at Center for Photography in Woodstock New York, Sep 7-8, 2013

•   Workshop for Interlochen Academy high school students Nov 28-30, 2012

•   Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina Toying with Photography: Aug 26-Sep 1, 2012

•   Center for Alternative Photography weekend workshop New York, NY, Sep 8-9, 2012

•   Photo Center NW, Seattle Weekend workshop | September 29-30, 2012

•   Project Basho, Philadelphia Weekend workshop | November 3-4, 2012

•   TEDxRainier in Seattle, November 12th, 2011 Speaker as part of all-day event at Kane Hall, UW

•   Society for Photographic Education's NW Regional Conference Nov 5-6, 2011 in Spokane. ?Toy Cameras in a High-Tech World?

•   Gallery talk at Soho Photo Gallery, NY Sunday, March 6th at 6:00 in conjunction with "20 years of Toying with Creativity" exhibition

•   San Francisco - Rakyo Photo Weekend workshop & book sigining April 23-24, 2011 - During Rayko's Plastic Camera Show

•   Tucson - ArtsEye weekend workshop April 30-May 1, 2011 during Curious Camera Exhibition

•   Seattle - Photographic Center Northwest Weekend workshop June 4-5, 2011

•   Seattle "Plastic Cameras" Book Talk - Ada's Technical Books January Author of the Month! Talk: Sunday, Jan 23rd, 2011, 4:00.

•   Toying with Holgas Workshop in New Orleans during PhotoNOLA December 5th-6th, 2010, and book signing

•   Book reading & slide show at Elliott Bay Book Co in Seattle Sat, Nov 13th, 2010, 2:00pm, with a party to follow at Photographic Center NW, 4-6

•   Panel Discussion: ?Northwest Territory: Women in Photography? at SPE NW conference Portland, OR, Nov 5-7, 2010 at Newspace Photo, panel 11/6, 9:30am

•   "Plastic Cameras?Going Low Tech for Fine Art and Profit" Seminar at Photo Plus Expo Javitz Center, New York, October 30th, 2010, 1:15-3:15pm

•   Toy Camera workshop in Philadelphia, October 23-24, 2010 at Project Basho

•   Ignite Seattle talk, Sept 14th, 2010 5 minute talk about Holgas and low-tech photography, King Cat Theater

•   Destination workshop in Seattle - Aug 7-11 @ PCNW Come to Seattle for a weekend intro to the Holga, and stay for three evenings, with days to explore Seattle

•   Portland, OR - Advanced Toy Camera at Newspace Photo May 22-23, 2010 - for students who've taken my intro class or have played with Holgas and the darkroom before.

•   Society for Photographic Education national conference, Philadelphia, March 2010 I'll be giving a presentation sponsored by Freestyle Photographic Supply on March 4th

•   Moisture Festival Book Signing at Books by the Way on Vashon Island, Friday, Feb 5th, 2010. Gearing up for Moisture Fest's upcoming shows at O Space!

•   Seattle workshop at Photographic Center Northwest: Training your Toy Camera: A Project Class January 26- Feb 16, 2010 (4 Tuesdays evenings)

•   Newspace Photo, Portland, OR - intro plastic camera workshop January 23 & 24, 2010. Advanced Holga workshop coming in the spring too!

•   2-Week Workshop at Penland School of Crafts Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, August 9-21, 2009 - an amazing opportunity to shoot and work in the darkroom extensively with Michelle as your guide.

•   Events at B&H Photo, New York, January 2009 Panel discussion with f295 on 1/18, solo talk 1/21, from 10-12, and workshop continuing 1-5pm. More info & registration.

•   Seattle Workshop - Feb 28th & Mar 7th, 2009 at Photographic Center NW

•   Portland, OR Workshop May 3 & 5, 2009 at Newspace Photo

•   f295 Symposium: May 29-31, 2009 in Pittburgh I'll be giving a talk, participating in a panel, and teaching a workshop

•   Workshop in Portland, OR at Newspace, August 17 & 19, 2008

•   Maine Media Workshops week-long class June 29-July 5, 2008 - "Toying with Creativity" at photo heaven!

•   St Louis/St Charles, MO Workshop Foundry Art Center, March 29-30, 2008

•   New Orleans talk & workshop sponsored by the New Orleans Photo Alliance & ASMP: May 17 & 18, 2008

•   Talk at Foto-Grafix books in San Francisco February 7, 2008

•   Workshop at RayKo Photo in San Francisco February 9 & 12, 2008

•   Whatcom Museum Bellingham, WA, April 26th, 2008

•   Seattle Talk University Bookstore, Seattle, April 17th, 2008

•   Toy camera workshop at International Center of Photography, New York A two weekend workshop as part of the General Studies Program, Oct. 13-21, 2007

•   Portland, OR: Talk about "Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity" at Powell's Friday, November 30th, 2007, 7:30pm

•   Plastic Camera Lecture in San Francisco September 27th, 2007 at SF Camerawork

•   "Toying with Creativity" workshop in Los Angeles at the Julia Dean workshops, September 8 & 9, 2007

•   Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity workshop Photographic Center NW, April 21 & 28, 2007

•   "Toying with Creativity" talk at Creative Center for Photography in LA Saturday, February 24th, 2007, 1-3:30 pm, free

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Past Exhibitions & Other Events

•  20 Years of NW Performance Photography  Solo exhibition of Michelle's photos at West of Lenin Gallery, Seattle, up through June 30, 2014 - 38 photos!

•  Somerville (MA) Toy Camera Festival  Michelle's photos are in the Nave Gallery show, through 6/29/14

•  Rayko Photo's Plastic Camera Show  Group show, including Michelle's "Subway #5," March 5-April 29, 2014 in San Francisco. Opening March 5, 6-8pm

•  "Masquerade" exhibition at New Orleans Photo Alliance  Group show, including Michelle's Solstice Parade photo, Feb 1-Mar 30, 2014

•  Michelle at the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival  Official photograper, Jan 9-12, 2014. Click to see slideshow of images.

•  Glazer's Camera Toy Camera Contest  Entries due Sep 20th, reception & Michelle's book signing Oct 10th, 2013

•  Holga Inspire at ArtsEye, Tucson  Aug 20-Oct 31, 2013, reception Sept 14th

•  Holga Inspire @ Interlochen Center for the Arts  Interlochen, Michigan, December 2012

•  Chicago Does Holga - Holga Inspire plus local artists  at Chicago Photo Center, Oct 12-28, 2012

•  Holga 30th Anniversary Exhibition at Center for Alternative Photography  New York, opening September 7th, 2012 - details coming soon

•  Holga Inspire at Photobooth, San Francisco  Aug 30-Oct 24, 2012

•  Holga Inspire at Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO  through August 16th, 2012

•  Holga Inspire in New York - Opening March 7th, 6-8pm  in conjunction with the Krappy Kamera show at Soho Photo, March 7-31, 2012

•  Seattle book signing: Glazer's Camera November 10th, 2011  at the closing party for their Holga competition show, 6-8pm

•  Holga Inspire in Colorado  at the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Sep 30, 2011-Jan 14, 2012

•  Low Tech/High Art  at the Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO. Oct 28-Dec 31, 2011

•  Exhibition at Rayko Photo, San Francisco  Showing "Urban Oases" in conjunction with Plastic Camera Show, March 4th-April 30th, 2011

•  "20 Years of Toying with Creativity" Solo Exhibition at Soho Photo Gallery, New York  March 1st-April 2nd, 2011, in conjunction with Krappy Kamera

•  "Holga Inspire" exhibition in Los Angeles  at Clark Oshin Gallery at The Icon, opening March 5th, running through March 31st

•  PhotoNOLA Book Signing, New Orleans, Fri, Dec 3rd, 2010, 5-7  "Plastic Cameras" contributors Sylvia Plachy, Jennifer Shaw, Louviere + Vanessa, Gordon Stettinius, and (after his lecture) Michael Kenna will be there!

•  "Plastic Cameras" 2nd edition book release party in Seattle - Nov 13th, 2010  After the Elliott Bay talk, come to Photo Center NW to celebrate, 4-6pm! 12& Marion

•  "Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity" second edition book release party in NYC  Thursday, Oct 28th, 2010, 6-8pm at Soho Photo Gallery, 15 White St

•  NY Book signings at Photo Plus Expo  Book signings at Freestyle/FS Distribution booth #274, October 2010

•  "On the Road" Solo exhibition at University of Portland, OR:  Aug 23-Sep 23, 2010 at the Buckley Center Gallery, reception Aug 24th, 5-7pm

•  Holga Inspire at Brooks Institute Gallery 27  Santa Barbara, CA, Sep 2-Oct 1, 2010, Opening 9/2, 5-8pm

•  Picture Us: Photographic Center Northwest Faculty Exhibition  Oct 8-Nov 24, 2010 - Opening Oct 15th, 6-8

•  "Holga Inspire" exhibition at Hallmark Institute Gallery  in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, May7 - June 6th, 2010

•  Rayko Photo's International Juried Plastic Camera Show  Feb 26-April 18, 2010 in San Francisco

•  Krappy Kamera Competition show  at Soho Photo in New York; opens Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

•  "Carnival" show at Newspace, Portland  I have a piece in this group show, Feb 5th - 28th 2010, opening Feb 5th

•  "Holga Inspire" exhibition at Umbrella Arts, New York  December 9th-January 16th, 2010 - The third stop of this international exhibition.

•  Solo exhibition at Benham Gallery, Seattle  Seattle premier of my new series: Beautiful Decay. Nov 5th-Dec 13th, 2009. Opening December 3rd, 6-10 pm.

•  Camerawork Gallery, Portland, OR  Solo show, September-October, 2009. Opening reception, Sat, September 26th, 4-7pm

•  "Holga Inspire" group show at TCC Photo Gallery  September 3-October 30, Longview, TX

•  "Curious Cameras"  ArtsEye Gallery in Tucson, AZ, April-July 2009

•  Range of Possibilities: Penland Gallery, NC  Penland School of Crafts 2009 Faculty Exhibition, March 17-May 10

•  Holgagrafie Exhibition in Berlin  at Atelier Freier Fotographen, April, 2009 - 8 photographers

•  "Only in Washington" exhibition at WA State Convention Center:  I have one image in this show, October 2008-May 2009

•  Group exhibition at Camera Club of New York  January 16-20, Reception Jan 17th, 7-9

•  "After the Fire" exhibition  At Office Nomads, on Capitol Hill in Seattle, through the end of 2008

•  "From the Playa to City Parks?BRAF Paves the Way" Reno, NV:  McKinley Art Gallery, West from October 23 ? December 11, 2008

•  Holga Meet-up at Benham Gallery  Join Michelle, Rosanna Salonia & Matthew Yates to talk Holgas. Sunday, Nov 23rd, 2008, 2-4pm

•  Holga demos at Photo Plus Expo:  in New York, October 23-25, 2008 at the FS Wholesale/Freestyle booth

•  "21 Days of Black Rock City" Exhibition in Petaluma, CA: June-July 2008  One of 9 photographers showing a large group of large-format digital prints from Burning Man

•  "Unrefined Light: Image-Making with Plastic Cameras & Their Friends" in St Charles, MO  I juried this show, which opens March 28th, 2008 and I'm teaching a workshop the 29th & 30th

•  Krappy Kamera Competition opening & talk  Soho Photo Gallery, NYC, opening Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 6-8pm, Michelle's talk Thursday, March 6th, 7pm

•  Bellingham, WA: Exhibition through April 27th, 2008  Whatcom Museum: Photo Biennial opening, Sat 12/1, 7:30pm, talk Sunday, 12/2,el discussion March 1st, workshop April 27th 1-3pm, pan

•  "Cheap Shot: Plastic Cameras: The Low Tech of High Art" at PCNW, Seattle  6 photographers show their plastic stuff, November 2-28, 2007

•  "Toying with Creativity" exhibition in LA  Feb 22nd-April 22nd, 2007 at the Creative Center for Photography in Hollywood

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