APA National

American Photographic Artists (APA) is dedicated to elevating your art and works while fearlessly protecting your content. As the most prestigious national organization for professional photographers, they are committed to leading our industry into the future. APA provides access to the most progressive local programming, determined activism, influential mentorships, affordable insurance options, and collective industry benefits. Supporting our community's financial and artistic well being, we initiate, develop, and deliver the advantages necessary for a successful career in professional photography.

APA - Never Stand Alone - United We Lead the Photographic Community


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Blick Art Materials

Blick Art Materials, the premier art supplies source for professional artists, students and teachers, and continues to be a family-owned business since 1911. Artists have turned to Blick Art Materials for dependable savings, a huge selection, and fine customer service on art supplies.

Carbon Country Cultural Project

Built c.1850 as a wire mill, and later home to a silk mill, the Carbon County Cultural Project (CCCP) has undergone extensive renovation from its industrial origins to the present arts facility. The Project's Storytelling Workshop in Words and Pictures is a week long event for figurative artists interested in storytelling, taking place in Jim Thorpe, PA (click on link below for dates). Attending artists will find themselves in a 19th century town nestled in among mountains that have served as inspiration for works ranging from the writing and illustrations of Audubon to contemporary graphic novels. Joining forces to teach this intense weeklong workshop will include Marshall Arisman, Anthony Freda, John Mattos and resident artist Victor Stabin.

Eddie Adams Workshop

The Eddie Adams Workshop is an intense four-day gathering of the top professionals in photojournalism, along with 100 carefully selected students. The Workshop's purpose is to create a forum in which an exchange of ideas, techniques, and philosophies can be shared between both established members and newcomers of the profession of picture journalism. The Workshop is tuition-free, and the 100 students are chosen based on the merit of their portfolios. 2009 will mark the 22nd year of the Eddie Adams Workshop.

Elk Rentals

Conveniently located in Chelsea, NY, elk rentals is a beautiful, intimate and reasonably priced daylight rental space. There are two spacious daylight shooting studios with unobstructed southern and western exposure - one with a corner cyclorama and both with blackout capability and skylight option, as well as a kitchen that can be used for shoots. Equipment rental and full pre and post production services are always available. Select clients: American Express, ASMP, APA, Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York Magazine, New Yorker, Red Square Pictures, and Refinery 29.

Editorial Photographers

Editorial Photographers (EP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and profitability of editorial photography. Our mission is to educate photographers and photography buyers about business issues affecting our industry, and in the process raise the level of business practices in the profession.

The Graphic Artist Guild

The Graphic Artists Guild is a national union of illustrators, designers, web creators, production artists, surface designers and other creatives who have come together to pursue common goals, share their experience, raise industry standards, and improve the ability of visual creators to achieve satisfying and rewarding careers. Alternative Pick is a proud member of The Graphic Artists Guild.

Gallery Bar

Gallery Bar the newest addition to the Altpick Awards sponsors, is holding the next Altpick Party in early 2010!

Boasting a new twist on nightlife, GalleryBar is the newest addition to the booming Lower East Side. GalleryBar opens as a gallery by day, exhibiting works from the art world’s emerging and established talents. During the evening, it transitions into a bi-level lounge. Its upstairs gallery lounge can accommodate 150 people while the intimate downstairs living room can host 100 people. Separate bars on each floor make it a perfect choice for private parties. Reservations are encouraged on the weekends.


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