June 14

Photography Workshop in Tuscany

with Harvey Stein

June 14 - 22, 2014


Join Harvey Stein on a photography journey and capture the sights and spirit of  Tuscany. Visit small villages and farms, the jewel city of Lucca, Pisa‘s annual festival along the Arno River, the sculptural masterpieces of Florence, cliff towns hanging over the Mediterranean (Cinque Terre), and Roman ruins. Selva, a 15th century restored farmhouse, located on a 1000-acre estate in the Tuscan hills above Lucca, is our home for the workshop.

Contact Harvey Stein and visit Abbondanza Toscana for more information.  



March 25 - March 29

Harvey Stein Portfolio Review

FotoFest 2014

Biennial Meeting Place Portfolio Review


Harvey Stein, our director of photography, is reviewing portfolios at  FotoFest 2014, March 25-29, 2014!

FotoFest’s portfolio review program, The Meeting Place, gives artists the opportunity to meet and show their work to top arts professionals from around the world. The event is where photographic artists, arts professionals, collectors, and colleagues are able to network, collaborate, share ideas, and establish life-long connections.

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December 11

Musee Magazine review

Karen Robbins' 'Dancing'

by Isabel Sullivan


“The exhibition consists of 27 gelatin prints that capture Ballroom competitions and Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing festival. Visitors move through the space following the stills from each dance as if to partake in the movement. I wanted to become a part of this scene, a part of the dance. The photographs exude timelessness, intimacy, and freedom. They are the subjects of unfettered joy.” - Isabel Sullivan

Read the full review

Photo by Ali Rajabi

December 1 - March 29

Ellie Irons

Migrant Studies (Trees and Networks)

In The Project Room

Irons_Network Study (Sparrows)

Ellie Irons‘ collage series is on view in our Project Room through March 29th.  Drawing from vintage editions of the Golden Field Guide to the Birds of North AmericaMigrant Studies reflects the status of birds in the age of human influence, while Network Studies uses the metaphor of networked branches and foliage to describe the interconnectedness of ecological systems.


January 4

Excellence in Teaching Award - 2012

Harvey Stein

Honorable Mention

Harvey Stein is named as one of two honorable mentions for the Excellence in Teacher Award, presented by CENTER, a non-profit photographic organization based in Santa Fe, NM. This annual award is highly recognized in the photographic teaching community. It was established in 1998 “to recognize great teaching and its exceptional contribution to photographers’ artistic and personal development”

July 15

National Endowment for the Arts

Our Town Grant

Awarded to Project Storefronts

“Communities across our country are investing in the arts and smart design to enhance American’s quality of life and to promote the distinctive identities of our communities.”

-  R Landesman

Congratulations to Umbrella Arts visionary, Margaret Bodell.