Tony Luna Creative- Update-2-28-201




SchmoozeFest photos:

The first SchmoozeFest for 2019 was held on Thursday, January 10. Below are some random shots of our “SchmoozeFesters” as they enjoyed the evening exchanging ideas and inspiring each other. The next SchmoozeFest is scheduled for Thursday, May 9.


Thanks to all who attended! See you May 9.


- Gail Mooney, Photographer, Documentary Filmmaker- (From a recent Facebook (c) posting:)- “I recently had a ‘Searching for Sugarman’ moment and I just learned that this photo of mine has been in the Corcoran collection for 30 years. I had no idea. That's not to say it has been displayed - but I don't know. It is part of the collection, National Geographic's The Art of Photography. Funny how the universe gives you a jolt every now and then. By the way, for those of you who have not seen the movie ‘Searching for Sugarman’ - a must see.”… #photoarchivegailmooney #photoarchivemontreal #corcorangallery #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #natgeotraveler #natgeotravel

About the Corcoran (reprinted from the Corcoran Gallery of Art web site): The Corcoran Gallery of art was one of the first private museums in the United States established in 1869 by Willian Wilson Corcoran and expanded in 1880 to include the Corcoran College of Art and Design with the mission “dedicated to art and used solely for the purpose of encouraging the American genius.” For the next 145 years, the Corcoran played an instrumental role among American museums and art schools. The museum presented, interpreted and preserved the art of current and past times; its college of art nurtured and helped shape new generations of artists and designers. Education was a central focus, not just in the Corcoran’s classrooms but in its galleries and throughout the greater Washington region. Though American art was the collection’s emphasis, the art of other nations and cultures is, when appropriate, was acquired and exhibited.


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Margot Rehfisch from the David/Nachmann film, Berlin ca 1929.

Margot Rehfisch from the David/Nachmann film, Berlin ca 1929.

- Pete van Law, Producer, Documentary Filmmaker-

- In Case you missed any of my last three posts here they are: 

The current one is "Diary of a Department Store" Hope you enjoy it.

Diary of a Department Store: The Nachmann-Joseph-David Connection- “For those of you who are new to my Blog, most of my stories are based on the research i originally did for my film, ‘For the Life of Me’, or new information that resulted from it. But now much of it comes from the posts on my Blog. Most recently they’ve been about my Mother’s side of the family. Her maiden name was Rehfisch.

Ever since I found myself involved in researching my family’s history I’ve been amazed at how fascinating and rewarding an experience it’s been. Finding a new connection is like a drug induced high; that sudden rush when a breakthrough happens and brings to life an otherwise faceless name. It’s the realization that there’s a real person in there, with an identity, a place in the real world and a potential story to tell…”

It's not too late to donate to our Fund Raising campaign and help us send copies of "For the Life of Me" to schools and religious institutions of your choice.


Editor’s Note:

The following are two not-to-be-missed photo gallery offerings in the Los Angeles area.

First is the inspiring show of the early work of renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz. You may also hear a podcast interview she had with John Horn on his NPR/KPCC radio program “The Frame” for February 20, 2019. The interview reinforces the concepts that everyone has to start somewhere, and opportunities become available when you have prepared to take advantage of them, and you make yourself available.

The second offering is a compelling show at the Forest Lawn, Glendale, Museum titled “Women of Vision” featuring the amazing work of 11 award-winning female photojournalists from National Geographic. The range of the work will captivate and move you to appreciate the points of view of these immensely talented artists.


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Annie Leibovitz

The Early Years, 1970 – 1983: Archive Project No. 1 (From the Hauser and Wirth web site):


“Beginning 14 February, Hauser & Wirth presents ‘Annie Leibovitz. The Early Years, 1970 – 1983: Archive Project No. 1,’ a new installation of the 2017 exhibition of the same title presented by the LUMA Foundation’s Parc des Ateliers in Arles, France. As the first comprehensive exhibition in Los Angeles devoted to the earliest work of this renowned American artist, ‘The Early Years’ features more than 4,000 photographs taken between 1970 and 1983.

Works on view trace Leibovitz’s development as a young talent, capturing the dramatic cultural and political shifts of the Seventies. Arranged chronologically and thematically, the exhibition begins with her work for Rolling Stone magazine and visually chronicles the defining moments and key protagonists of the decade. Over the course of her career, Leibovitz became an avatar of the changing cultural role of photography as an artistic medium. Pinned to walls gridded with string, the images on view reveal her singular ability to merge the tactics of portraiture and photojournalism with profound humanism and sly wit. The exhibition also includes Leibovitz’s photographs of artists who became her personal heroes – Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Ansel Adams, and Henri Cartier-Bresson, among others.”

The show ends April 14

Hauser and Wirth

901 East Third Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013


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- Women of Vision (From the Forest Lawn Museum web site):

December 11, 2018 – April 7, 2019

The exhibition highlights the influential work of 11 award-winning female photojournalists from National Geographic. Women of Vision is a tribute to the spirit and ambition of these forward-thinking and distinguished female photographers and underscores the momentous work they have done to bring narratives from all over the world to the pages of National Geographic and into the homes of millions of people.

Featuring nearly 100 photographs, Women of Vision includes moving depictions of far-flung cultures; compelling illustrations of conceptual topics, such as memory and teenage brain chemistry; and arresting images of social issues, such as child marriage and twenty-first-century slavery. In addition, the exhibition demonstrates how National Geographic magazine picture editors work closely with the photographers to select images and tell stories. Video vignettes present first-person accounts that reveal the photographers’ individual styles, passions, and approaches to their craft.

Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment will be open to the public from December 11, 2018 through April 7, 2019 at the Forest Lawn Museum, Forest Lawn-Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Avenue, Glendale, California.



- Andrea McCarthy from AcademicKeys has once again generously submitted a list of job opportunities in the arts from Academic Keys.

Admittedly the list included in this blog is an abbreviated listing to observe space so you are encouraged to go to the complete listing at for more opportunities

“Dear Professor Luna, …Issue: Fine Arts Feb. 28th, 2019




NEW! - Executive Recruiting Consultant

Academic Keys

Executive Search

Storrs, CT, United States

Date Posted: Feb. 27, 2019


NEW! - Assoc. Vice President, Public Relations & Communic...

The University of St. Thomas

St. Paul, MN, United States

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2019


NEW! - Creative Producer and Director of Video and Digita...

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Daytona Beach, FL, United States

Date Posted: Feb. 20, 2019


NEW! - Dean, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts

Webster University

St. Louis, MO, United States

Date Posted: Feb. 15, 2019


NEW! - Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence

The University of St. Thomas

St. Paul, MN, United States

Date Posted: Jan. 31, 2019




NEW! - Assistant Professor - Photography / New Media

University of North Texas

Denton, TX, United States

Date Posted: Feb. 15, 2019


NEW! - Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty Positions, including ...

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Audain Faculty of Art, Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design+Dy...

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Date Posted: Feb. 12, 2019


NEW! - Lecturer in Interaction Design

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Department of Design

Espoo, Finland

Date Posted: Feb. 5, 2019


NEW! - Instructor in Mass communication (309990)

UAE University

College of Humanities &Social Science

Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Date Posted: Feb. 4, 2019



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