Jen Bekman

Colleen Plumb – Spring Events

Want this photograph by Colleen Plumb?  Of course you do! 20 x 200, a Jen Bekman Project, is offering limited edition prints of this photograph for very affordable prices.  Each museum quality print is signed and numbered by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity.  If this tickles your fancy, 20 x 200 has more prints by Colleen Plumb, Michael Light, and Michael Lundgren (all Radius Books artists).

In addition to offering her work on 20 x 200, Jen Bekman Gallery is exhibiting Colleen’s work from her new Radius book Animals Are Outside Today until April 24. The book will be available for purchase at Colleen’s gallery talk in April.

Jen Bekman Gallery – Colleen Plumb gallery talk:
Thursday, April 21 from 6-8pm.

Other events:

For Colleen’s admirers in Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Art Museum will sponsor her presentation and booksigning of Animals Are Outside Today this Thursday.

Milwaukee Art Museum – with booksigning to follow:
Thursday, April 7 at 6:15pm.

Dina Mitrani Gallery at the Wynwood Art District in Miami will exhibit Animals Are Outside Today this May:
Opening reception Thursday, May 12.

Order Animals Are Outside Today here.

Hey, Hot Shot! 2010 Open for Entries—Darius Himes, Guest Curator

Radius Books’ Darius Himes has been selected to be the first month’s guest curator for Jen Bekman Gallery‘s 2010 Hey, Hot Shot! competition.


The competition is judged by a diverse panel of photography professionals, with a awards including a Grand Prize of $5000 + Gallery Representation and five Hot Shots Awards of $500 + Group Exhibition at Jen Bekman Gallery.

The deadline for submissions is August 22, 2010. See Hey, Hot Shot!: A Jen Bekman Project for more information.

In addition, all applicants will be eligible for a Curator’s Choice Award, with a guest curator selecting a contender each month. Contenders will be featured in a Hey, Hot Shot! newsletter and awarded a prize from the guest curator’s affiliate organization. A Radius Books gift bag will be awarded to the photographer Darius selects, including these three Radius Books monographs: Transfigurations, by Michael Lundgren, The Spirit and the Flesh, by Debbie Fleming Cafferty, and Domestic Vacations, by Julie Blackmon.

Hey, Hot Shot! 2010 Now Accepting Entries

Hey, Hot Shot!: A Jen Bekman Project, is now accepting entries for the 2010 competition.


Darius Himes of Radius Books is one of the panelists for the third year running, and this year Darius is starting off the judging as guest curator for the Curator’s Choice Awards.

The deadline for submissions is August 22, 2010 at 8 p.m. (EDT). Applications submitted before April 22, 2010 will be eligible to win a gift bag from Radius Books including three Radius monographs. See Radius News for more details.

Michael Lundgren & 20×200: the day after…

This is the day after Michael Lundgren’s 20×200 edition went live. Intermittently throughout the day the Radius Books staff would refresh the page and be amazed to see the numbers of copies “remaining” dwindle lower and lower. Both of the small sizes have now sold out, leaving a choice of larger sizes.

If you haven’t read Jen Bekman’s newsletter about Mike’s word, please do. She has been a huge supporter of Mike’s work, and her enthusiasm for his photographs is shared by us all at Radius! Proceeds from the sale of Ironwood (top image) directly benefit us—Radius Books—in our non-profit mission to get great art and books into the hands of people everywhere. So please, browse 20×200, purchase one of Mike’s prints or his book, and know that you are supporting a good cause!

20×200+Michael Lundgren+Radius Books=HOT

20×200 is the brainchild of internet guru+photography gallerist Jen Bekman. As she says, “There are a lot of people out there who want to sell their art and a lot of people who’d like to buy it. They just have a hard time finding each other. The internet is the perfect place to bring those people together.” And she does just that, making work affordable at the same time.

On this Wednesday, April 15th, 20×200 will release two new editions from Phoenix-based photographer Michael Lundgren, whose new monograph, Transfigurations, was published by Radius Books in November of 2008. 20×200 introduces new works from photographers and artists twice a week and offers gorgeous, exhibition quality prints at ridiculously affordable prices, exclusively online.

Of the two editions offered from Lundgren, the proceeds from one will benefit Radius Books (similar to the editions offered by the Starn twins, one of which benefited Blind Spot). We can’t reveal exactly which photographs will be released but we can tell you they are from his Transfigurations series—and, the prints are stunning! To ensure that you have the opportunity to support Radius Books and collect one or both of Lundgren’s prints, sign up for the 20×200 newsletter.  Written by Jen Bekman, the newsletter goes out to subscribers slightly in advance of the release of the editions online, giving subscribers the earliest opportunity to aquire the works before they go live.  With fast-selling editions the newsletter can offer the only chance to acquire prints!   Sign up and keep your eyes on your inbox this Wednesday!