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Julie Sims
Works at self at lensideout.com
Attended Georgia State University / Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design
Lives in Atlanta
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Please help; we need your vote!! This coming spring I will be in an exhibition of artists making work about invisible disabilities; the link below includes more information about the show, titled "Invisable:VisAble." There is an organization offering small grants for artist projects, and the curator of this exhibition has applied for one to help cover the costs of producing the show. It's not going into our pockets; this grant would help cover the costs of the show itself and the public programming planned in conjunction with it.

Today is the last day of voting and the second place project has gotten very near to overtaking us. You do not have to register for anything, and you may only vote once, so a few seconds of your time is all it takes.  And if you'd share this to help get the word out that would be super great. I and the other artists would hugely appreciate it. Thanks so much!
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The new Zuckerman Museum at Kennesaw State University opens tomorrow, now with the shadow of censorship over it. I find it highly ironic that the stated reason for this censorship was to protect the celebratory atmosphere of the opening from controversy, because this has only created a much larger amount of controversy and drawn a lot more attention to the underlying issues.

This was 100% an administrative decision to remove Ruth Stanford's artwork from the show, and is in no way a curatorial decision. The curators specifically commissioned this work and were aware of its content. It's a real shame the administration wasn't exercising proper oversight along the way and doing their due diligence to remain informed. Kind of like they didn't do their due diligence before accepting the donation of land that is associated with an ugly racist past, which they are now trying to cover up by removing the art work that engages that issue.

This was a great opportunity for dialogue, and instead of owning it, KSU is embarrassing themselves with this ultimately futile attempt at suppression. This action is not at all in line with the new museum's stated mission of encouraging a laboratory-like environment for art experimentation, and has seriously undermined the institution's credibility before it even opens.

#art   #censorship   #kennesawstateuniversity   #Zuckermanmuseum   #atlarts  
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TONIGHT at WonderRoot! Bring us your photographs, get someone else's in return. With one simple exchange you are both an exhibiting artist AND a collector. How cool is that?

  #TAPLAP   #atlarts   #atlanta   #photography   #wonderroot   #share  
 
An increasing number of photographs are made every day, but most of them disappear when the computer or phone is turned off. This October, come share your photos offline, and get something you can put on an actual wall. Leave a photograph you took, and take someone else’s in return.

How to participate in four easy steps:

1. Photograph something. 
Use any camera you like. The tool isn’t important, the image is. (Please be respectful of the fact that WonderRoot is all an all-ages community center.) 

2. Make a print.
Make a print no larger than 8" x 10". For places to have prints made see our website at takeaphotoleaveaphoto.com 

3. Bring it to WonderRoot.
Any time from Oct 10–31, noon–10pm on Mon, Tue, Th, Fri, Sat. There will be a pre-show collection period Sep 27–Oct 7 for photographs to hang during the opening reception on Oct 10th. 

4. Get a photo in return.
For every photograph you submit during the show’s duration you may choose one of someone else’s in return.

After you’ve participated in the show, share your experience tagged #TAPLAP to be included in our Storify stream. Show us what you submitted! Or, show us what you took; we’d love to see it in its new home. Use the hashtag #TAPLAP on twitter, instagram, facebook, tumblr, flickr, G+, or even YouTube, and we’ll include your voice in the story.

See the website for more information!

#taplap   #photography   #atlanta   #atlarts   #wonderroot   #acpfest  
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Congrats on your run!! Dying to find out how it went!

And I can't remember whether I mentioned to you that due to a confluence of random circumstances, Reciprocity Stream is up and open for swapping for almost a month this year (though visiting hours are limited)! https://www.facebook.com/events/1392008384362772/
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Opening TONIGHT from 6–9pm @Wonderroot! Show us your photography Atlanta: Take a Photo, Leave a Photo http://sfy.co/rEJ0 #TAPLAP   #atlarts   #create   #share   #collect    #photography   #atlanta   #photoswap   #wonderroot  
Leave a photograph you took and take someone else’s in return. Share your submissions/acquisitions tagged #TAPLAP to be included in this stream.
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Fall is upon us, art season is upon us, and those two things can mean only one thing: it's FLUX NIGHT time again! If you're in or around Atlanta this is the ONLY place to be on Saturday night. Free art, amazing food, and an app developed by my company, The UltraMind, free for YOU. Download the app, and be there! See you all then... #art   #publicart   #free   #atlanta   #atlarts   #fluxnight  
FLUX NIGHT FREE ASSOCIATION Artists + Projects Curated Projects FLUX NIGHT 2013: FREE ASSOCIATION includes six projects curated by Helena Reckitt, an internationally respected curator and critic. Reckitt's curatorial theme, Free Association, evokes the pleasure of mixing and mingling at street ...
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Coming soon to Atlanta... #submit   #TAPLAP   #PhotoSwap   #CollectLocal   #ATLarts   #Atlanta   #photography   #ACPfest   #WonderRoot  
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My work at Garner Narrative in Louisville got a nice mention in their paper, the Courier-Journal. :)
Photographer Julie Sims walks the boundary between reality and the fantastic in her surreal images that make up the exhibit 'Mental Landscapes' on exhibit at Garner Narrative, 642 E. Market St., through July 26.
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Please sign our petition to have Ruth Stanford's censored artwork reinstated. We want President Papp to do the right thing, and reinstate the work with an apology. The museum cannot fulfill its role in the art community if there is a precedent that curatorial authority can be overturned by a unilateral administrative decision.

This work was commissioned by the museum for the exhibit and should be a part of it. Please sign and share.

#atlarts   #art   #censorship   #zuckermanmuseum  
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This Saturday, February 1st, is the annual Art Papers Auction in Atlanta, GA, and I have this piece for sale there. If you are unable to be there in person, online/proxy bids can be made via this link: http://artpapersevent.org/artwork/vasa-1/

Hope to see you there! :)

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Vasa #1
2014
22.5" x 30.5"
mixed media collage
(silver gelatin prints; found maps; acrylic, graphite, and silver ink on paper; graphite on vellum; ink, chalk, and charcoal on 140 lb Arches)
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if everyone thought like me the world would be a much better place.  ;)
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Drop off your photos this weekend while you are on your way to Atlanta Gallery Week or Flux Night! All photos submitted by Monday the 7th will hang at our opening reception this Thursday, from 7–9pm. After that you can come swap photos any time during WonderRoot's hours for the entire month of October. Please participate, and share with all your photo-taking friends! #TAPLAP    #art   #photography   #atlarts   #acpfest   #submit   #atlanta  
 
An increasing number of photographs are made every day, but most of them disappear when the computer or phone is turned off. This October, come share your photos offline, and get something you can put on an actual wall. Leave a photograph you took, and take someone else’s in return.

How to participate in four easy steps:

1. Photograph something. 
Use any camera you like. The tool isn’t important, the image is. (Please be respectful of the fact that WonderRoot is all an all-ages community center.) 

2. Make a print.
Make a print no larger than 8" x 10". For places to have prints made see our website at takeaphotoleaveaphoto.com 

3. Bring it to WonderRoot.
Any time from Oct 10–31, noon–10pm on Mon, Tue, Th, Fri, Sat. There will be a pre-show collection period Sep 27–Oct 7 for photographs to hang during the opening reception on Oct 10th. 

4. Get a photo in return.
For every photograph you submit during the show’s duration you may choose one of someone else’s in return.

After you’ve participated in the show, share your experience tagged #TAPLAP to be included in our Storify stream. Show us what you submitted! Or, show us what you took; we’d love to see it in its new home. Use the hashtag #TAPLAP on twitter, instagram, facebook, tumblr, flickr, G+, or even YouTube, and we’ll include your voice in the story.

See the website for more information!

#taplap   #photography   #atlanta   #atlarts   #wonderroot   #acpfest  
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Thu, October 10, 2013, 12:00 PM
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An increasing number of photographs are made every day, but most of them disappear when the computer or phone is turned off. This October, come share your photos offline, and get something you can put on an actual wall. Leave a photograph you took, and take someone else’s in return.

How to participate in four easy steps:

1. Photograph something. 
Use any camera you like. The tool isn’t important, the image is. (Please be respectful of the fact that WonderRoot is all an all-ages community center.) 

2. Make a print.
Make a print no larger than 8" x 10". For places to have prints made see our website at takeaphotoleaveaphoto.com 

3. Bring it to WonderRoot.
Any time from Oct 10–31, noon–10pm on Mon, Tue, Th, Fri, Sat. There will be a pre-show collection period Sep 27–Oct 7 for photographs to hang during the opening reception on Oct 10th. 

4. Get a photo in return.
For every photograph you submit during the show’s duration you may choose one of someone else’s in return.

After you’ve participated in the show, share your experience tagged #TAPLAP to be included in our Storify stream. Show us what you submitted! Or, show us what you took; we’d love to see it in its new home. Use the hashtag #TAPLAP on twitter, instagram, facebook, tumblr, flickr, G+, or even YouTube, and we’ll include your voice in the story.

See the website for more information!

#taplap   #photography   #atlanta   #atlarts   #wonderroot   #acpfest  
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Thu, October 10, 2013, 12:00 PM
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It's funny how you get older and begin to realize that all the stuff you thought was "wrong" with you when you were growing up is what has made you into the person you wanted to be all along. I may have spent most of my life feeling like a socially awkward outsider, but I wouldn't go back and trade that if it meant giving up my creativity.
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    artist, photographer, 1970 - present
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I am an artist and photographer; most of my work deals with themes of construction and perception of reality. When photographic processes were invented they were hailed as a mirror of reality, recording images to which truth could be ascribed. I prefer instead to subvert photographic truth by substituting a reality of my own creation, asking the viewer to move beyond accepting what their eyes see, and to participate in arbitration of meaning. Our internal landscape colors our processing of input, and shapes our interactions with the world. I’m interested in how we are constantly creating our own projection of reality, what effect who we are has on how we see the world and interact socially, and how we might intervene with that process and change—or some might say, hack—our very existence.

While my practice primarily results in photographic images, I tend to consider myself more an artist who uses photography than strictly a photographer. Sculptural objects and scenes are constructed in the studio, drawn or painted elements are often incorporated, and my practice also diverges into making artist books, and creating conceptual mash-ups using collaged drawn and found elements.

Things I love:
art, cameras, film, darkroom chemicals, typography, science both fiction and non, alternate realities, anime, socks, things that make me doubt what I know, did I already say cameras?, music, singing in the shower, beaches, being grammatically correct, spelling things right, Christmas lights year-round, reading, reasonable people, vodka, coffee, dark chocolate, cheese, sparkly things, Hello Kitty, not taking things too seriously, making things with my own hands, you maybe?

Things I don't love:
mornings, being in a car for more than 30 consecutive minutes, talk radio, annoying people, yappy dogs, being out of coffee, quarkXpress, Comic Sans, reduced funding for the arts, bigotry, politicians, health insurance companies, taking cats to the vet, the slow and painful death of film, 12-hour work days, you maybe?
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  • Georgia State University / Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design
    BFA, summa cum laude with distinction in photography, 2009
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