INFOCUS Calendar of Events

~ AUG 31

Through August 31

Annual Membership Drive

Join or renew by August 31 for a chance to win!

Become an INFOCUS member now and you'll get a chance to win one of three great prizes: a Samsung Galaxy tablet, David Taylor's Monuments photobook, or a Memory Card Case. Simply join or renew a current membership by 5:00PM on August 31, 2016 and you'll be automatically entered into the drawing. Even if your membership is not due for renewal yet, you can still take advantage of this offer and have another year added onto your expiration date. Terms and conditions* apply. For more information about INFOCUS membership options, visit the Membership page.

AUG 20

Members' Print Share 2016
Saturday, August 20

10:00AM - 3:00PM
Phoenix Art Museum
Singer Hall

Free and open to the public

Members' Print Share 2016

All INFOCUS members are invited to share their work with each other and our guests. Whether your work is vacation and family photography, commercial work, photojournalism or art photography, bring three matted and/or framed photographs and talk about your work in an informal and friendly setting. The discussion will be coordinated by curator Becky Senf. 18 presentation timeslots are available for INFOCUS members only, assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition to INFOCUS members, friends and the public are invited to view and respond to the photographs created by our members. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP here to reserve a spot and register to attend.

David Emitt Adams sharing his work during Members' Print Share 2015. Image © David Emitt Adams.

AUG 27
AUG 28

William Fuller Studio Visit
Saturday, August 27
Sunday, August 28

11:00AM - 4:00PM either day
William Fuller's Studio
Payson, AZ

INFOCUS members only

William Fuller Studio Visit

Join us in cool Payson, Arizona

INFOCUS members are invited to escape the heat and visit William Fuller’s studio in Payson, Arizona. This will be an informal gathering with tours of the studio and surrounding grounds, and an opportunity to view his photography. Visitors may choose to attend either Saturday, August 27 or Sunday, August 28, from 11:00AM to 4:00PM. Each day is limited to 15 INFOCUS members; each member may register one guest. Transportation is on your own. Directions to Fuller's studio will be provided to all registered guests the weekend prior to the event. RSVP here.

Read more about William Fuller at

Image caption: William Fuller at the PhotoBid Art Auction 2013, with his photograph, Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California © William W. Fuller

NOV 17

PhotoBid Image Copyright
November 17, 2016

6:00PM - 9:00PM
Phoenix Art Museum
Great Hall

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Preview Exhibition
October 26 - November 16
Norton Gallery

PhotoBid 2016 Gala Art Auction

Early Bird Tickets Now Available!

Join fellow art lovers and collectors for this exciting annual fundraiser, now in its eighth year. Whether you are a seasoned collector or just starting out, INFOCUS Photobid is a fun, welcoming event where you can mingle with people who share a passion for photography and bring home an original work of art – all to benefit INFOCUS and the photography programs at Phoenix Art Museum and in our community.

Organized by INFOCUS, and curated by Dr. Rebecca Senf, PhotoBid will offer both silent and live auction components, featuring more than 50 signed limited-edition photographic prints and books by acclaimed photographers throughout Arizona and the United States. Guests will also enjoy a raffle, door prizes, music, hors d'oeuvres and a well-stocked bar.

Get discounted Early Bird tickets for only $39 now through September 16. Advance ticket price will be $49 from September 17 through November 16, $60 at the door. Read more.

Image © Jesse Tallman 2015

MAY 28 ~
OCT 16

David Taylor: Here and Abroad
May 28 - October 16, 2016

Phoenix Art Museum
Norton Family Photography Gallery

David Taylor: Here and Abroad

During a period of rapid change along the US-Mexico border in 2007, Arizona-based artist David Taylor began photographing the 276 monuments that delineate the border between Mexico and the United States, documenting each of the obelisks installed by the International Boundary Commission following the Mexican/American War.

In the process of his work, and as tensions in the area grew and the zone became increasingly politicized, Taylor became familiar with the region and undertook an extensive survey, one that rigorously engages the documentation conducted by Boundary Commission photographer D.R. Payne between 1891 and 1895. David Taylor: Here and Abroad includes the full portfolio of monument photographs, installed in numerical order, to form a grid. The exhibition also features recent photographs that complement and expand upon the artist’s documentation of the monuments. Primarily made in Tijuana, these additional photographs, a combination of expansive landscape views and images of people and interiors, are meant to reveal a space that is simultaneously foreign and familiar, much like the border itself.

Read more about David Taylor

Border Monument image © David Taylor.

JUL 1 ~
SEP 18

Edward Burtynsky: WATER
July 1 - September 18, 2016

Phoenix Art Museum
Steele Gallery

Edward Burtynsky: WATER

WATER features Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky’s exploration of humanity’s increasingly stressed relationship with the world’s most vital natural resource. Between 2007 and 2012, Burtynsky traveled the globe, from the Gulf of Mexico to the shores of the Ganges, crafting an ambitious representation of water’s increasingly fragmented lifecycle. Burtynsky’s enormous aerial images trace the various roles that water plays in modern life—as a source of healthy ecosystems and energy, as a key element in cultural and religious rituals, and as a rapidly depleting resource. Sometimes elegant, sometimes haunting, the abstract pictures hover between the worlds of painting and photography, forming a compelling global portrait of water that functions as an open-ended question about humanity’s past, present, and future relationship with the natural world.

The exhibition is organized by the New Orleans Museum of Art and is supported by INFOCUS and Contemporary Forum.

Read more about Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky, Native American Reservation / Suburb, Phoenix, Arizona, USA 2011. © Edward Burtynsky.

AUG 20 ~
NOV 26

Karl Blossfeldt Blumenbachia hieronymi.
August 20 - November 26, 2016

Center for Creative Photography

Flowers, Fruit, Books, Bones

If you missed Flowers, Fruit, Books, Bones: Still Life from the Center for Creative Photography while it was at Phoenix Art Museum this spring, it will reopen at the CCP this summer. While many of these 60 still life photographs were conceived for a range of purposes outside of fine art, from advertising images to teaching aids, all make full use of photography’s ability to render rich detail. To deepen the experience, the photographs are paired with short pieces of text – both poetry and prose – that invite visitors into a space of contemplation.

Karl Blossfeldt, Blumenbachia hieronymi. Geschlossene Samenkapsel, 18mal vergrössert, 1900. Collection Center for Creative Photography.


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* MEMBERSHIP DRIVE TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Deadline for receipt of membership transaction is August 31, 2016 at 5:00PM. Receipt time shall apply to online, phone and in-person transactions, or to postmark date. Tax-deductible value of membership will be reduced by value of any prize received. Prizes may vary in appearance from those shown and depend on availability at time of award. Prize drawing winners are limited to one per household. Prize drawing will be held and prizes awarded no later than September 30, 2016. Phoenix Art Museum employees are not eligible to participate in prize drawing. For further questions, contact the PAM membership department at 602-257-2176.