Thursday, December 30, 2010

Exhibition at Damiani Wine Cellars

January 7 - February 21, 2011

Opening Reception:
Fri., Jan. 7, 2011, 7 - 9 PM

Meet Your Local Cheese Maker,

Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese:
Sat., Jan. 8, 2011, 2 PM

Wine, Swine, Dine:

Sun., Jan. 9, 2011, 1 - 4 PM

Damiani Wine Cellars
4704 Rt 414 in Burdett, NY 14818

RSVP on Facebook.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Slow & Steady: Brighton

Slow & Steady: Brighton
On view through December 31, 2010

An exhibition comprised of photographs by Christin Boggs from the Brighton Farmers Market and Brighton Community Garden.

Brighton Town Hall
2300 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618

Friday, December 3, 2010

First Friday December

I have work in three exhibitions that open tonight...

Banter: A Dialogue

Curating for a Cause, and L2 Lounge, and Dreams for Kids are pleased to present Banter: A Dialogue, an exhibition and art auction to benefit D.C. non-profit, Dreams for Kids. Banter will feature over twenty artists of a variety of mediums. The show is intended to be a dynamic conversation between the works from an exceptional group of artists. Artwork was jury-selected from submissions from an international open call for art. The exhibiting artists’ work will be shown December 3rd through the 6th at L2 Lounge, an exclusive nightclub in Georgetown. The opening reception will include live music by ONE BIG WOO between 7 and 8 PM, a silent and live auction of exhibited works at 8 PM, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Dreams for Kids, an organization that Curating for a Cause and L2 Lounge are proud to support.

Date: Friday, December 3, 2010, 7-9PM
On view through December 6, 2010.

L2 Lounge
3315 Cady's Alley NW (between 33rd and 34th off of M Street)
Washington, DC 20007

Admission: 21+
Suggested $10 donation
All proceeds go to Dreams for Kids.

Facebook Event.


The Great Falls Foundation for the Arts presents:
Holiday Small Works Show

Date: Friday, December 3, 2010, 7-9PM

GFFFTA Artist's Atelier
1144 Walker Road, Suite D and G
Great Falls, VA


Rochester Contemporary Art Center presents:
20th Annual Members Exhibition

First Friday: December 3, 2010, 6-10PM
Opening Reception: December 4, 2010, 6-10PM

Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Avenue (between Scio & Gibbs Sts)
Rochester, NY 14604


Also, 4 images from Slow & Steady are featured in F-Stop Magazine's Issue #44, as part of the online group exhibit Community. Check it out!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

From November First Friday at the Hungerford...

Thanks to everyone who came out to Slow & Steady and WE MAKE ART last night!

The opening reception of WE MAKE ART: an exhibition from the RIT photo community (Hungerford Building Door 7, Rm 306 1115 E Main St. Rochester, NY) :

I displayed these photographs in the exhibition:

Maple Syrup Pipelines, 2010
Sugarbush Hollow, East Springwater, NY

Friday, November 5, 2010

November First Friday :: Slow & Steady

Slow & Steady will be open tonight, 6 - 9 PM, as part of Rochester's First Friday Citywide Gallery Night. Stop by and say hello! The exhibition will be on view through the end of November.


The Design Gallery at RRCDC
1115 East Main St. Door #4
Rochester NY, 14609

Gallery Hours:
M-F 9-5 or by appointment.

(photo by Lisa Adamucci)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mud Creek Farm 2010

This summer, I was a work-trade member at Mud Creek Farm CSA, in Victor, NY. The abbreviation “CSA” stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a type of farm that gathers members who pay a fee at the beginning of the season, then pick up a weekly share of vegetables and possibly meat, cheese, eggs, bread, etc. Through this system, the farmer and the customer work together to ensure that the farmer has an adequate income and that the customer has food provisions for the season. As a work-trader, I worked 4.5 hours every Monday morning, in place of the membership fee. I spent each shift harvesting vegetables for distribution. Last week, the season came to an end, so this is my first Monday off from the farm. With the temperature in the upper 30s, it's nice to be inside! Though I miss the farm and all my friends there. Each week, I photographed my share of vegetables:

Several of the photographs from Slow & Steady were taken at Mud Creek Farm, including the image on my postcard: Turnips in a Bathtub. Additional digital photos from the farm can be viewed on my flickr page.

Find a CSA near you!

Monday, October 25, 2010

October 2010 News and Events

The last few months have been a whirlwind, as I've been busy finishing up my MFA degree at RIT. Here are a few announcements during this exciting time:
  • Slow & Steady will be on display through the end of November at The Design Gallery at the RRCDC (1115 East Main St., Door #4, Rochester NY, 14609). Gallery Hours: M-F 9-5, or by appointment. Open First Friday, November 5, 6-9PM.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

From the Opening Reception...

Check out photos and video from the opening reception of my thesis exhibition at the Slow & Steady blog. Slow & Steady will be on display through the end of November. Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM. The Design Gallery at the RRCDC will also be open for First Friday, November 5, 6PM - 9PM. 1115 East Main St., Door #4, Rochester NY, 14609

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Photographs at the Farmers Markets

I will have photographs on display at the Brighton Farmers Market (1150 Winton Rd. South) TOMORROW, 9AM - 1PM and at the South Wedge Farmers Market (Clinton Ave. S. & Alexander St.) on Thursday, Oct. 7, 4 - 7PM. Stop by and see a sneak preview of my thesis exhibition, opening this Friday!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Slow & Steady: MFA Thesis Exhibition


The Design Gallery at RRCDC
Hungerford Complex
1115 East Main St., Door #4
Rochester, NY 14609

Gallery Hours:
9 - 5 M - F or by appointment
On view through November 30, 2010

Exhibition web page available here.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Produce: Full Success

Last week I hosted a closing reception for produce: photographs by Christin Boggs at Great Falls Library. There was a great turnout, considering it occurred at a time when many are away on vacation. It was so great to catch up with longtime friends and to meet new people. Thank you to everyone who came out!

The reception included some local food dishes. Hollin Farms of Delaplane, Virginia, offered delicious peaches, at a discounted price. Potomac Vegetable Farms of Vienna, Virginia, donated a quart of mouth watering 'Juliet' grape tomatoes. I also prepared several dishes, including Baba Ganoush, Chocolate Beet Cake (substituting margarine with applesauce and all-purpose flour with rice flour), and Barbara Kingsolver's Summer Potato Salad, using vegetables grown either in Rochester, New York or the Washington D.C. area. My mom also made a fabulous spinach quiche, using a recipe from The 10 Things You Need to Eat. Compostable tableware came from Sustainable Party, at a discounted price.

The exhibition:

The closing reception:

Peaches from Hollin Farms:

Deviled Eggs made by my sister-in-law, Lisa Boggs.
Eggs from Potomac Vegetable Farms.

I made whole wheat bagels, using flour from Small World Bakery in Rochester, New York.

Reception photos courtesy of Lisa Boggs, of Lisa Boggs Photography.

Thank you to everyone who visited the exhibition!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Produce: Closing Reception

The closing reception for "produce: photographs by Christin Boggs at the Great Falls Library" is a week from today: Thursday, August 26, 7-9 PM. Come on out to see what I've been up to in grad school. Bring a dish that features a local food product, potluck style. A few local farmers will be contributing food as well: Hollin Farms and Potomac Vegetable Farms. I hope to see you there!

Great Falls Library
9830 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, VA 22066

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hey, Hot Shot!

A huge thank you to Youngna Park for featuring my work on the Hey, Hot Shot! blog!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sun Gazette

A huge thank you goes to Brian Trompeter at the Sun Gazette, for his article about my show at the Great Falls Library!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Rochester Contemporary: 6x6x2010

Rochester Contemporary's 6x6x2010 show ends today. I submitted two images, Brussel Sprouts and Kale. Thank you to those who bought the prints! Here are a few images from the show:

Thursday, July 1, 2010

produce: now on display at Great Falls Library

produce is an art exhibition featuring photographs by Christin Boggs, from the series Cheap Fix, 2009 and Slow & Steady, 2010. A native of Northern Virginia, Boggs has been studying photography since her sophomore year at Langley High School. She received her BFA in photography from George Mason University in 2007, and is completing her MFA in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her work is centered on the politics of food in the 21st century. Cheap Fix engages in a critique of processed foods, while Slow & Steady documents local, sustainable food production in Rochester, New York.

Stop by during library hours, or find out additional information online at

The show is sponsored by Great Falls Studios, a network of artists based in Great Falls, Virginia.

Dates: July 1 - Aug. 28
Location: Great Falls Library
9830 Georgetown Pike Great Falls, VA 22066

Sun: closed
M, W, F: 10-6
T, Th: 1-9
Sat: 10-5

Closing Reception: Aug. 26, 7-9PM

Friday, May 28, 2010

Slideluck Potshow DC IV

Last Friday, May 21, I had the opportunity to attend another Slideluck Potshow, this time in DC. (Read about my first SLPS experience here.) Joshua Cogan's studio in Chinatown was packed with people, food, and drinks from Brooklyn Brewery.

SLPS founder Casey Kelbaugh introduces the show:

Below is a very small sampling of some work that was shown.
See additional work here.

Work by Dwight Eschliman:

Work by Bill Crandall:

Work by Kara Brodgesell:

Some images from my thesis project, Slow & Steady:

Complete list of artists shown last Friday night:

Alejandra Laviada
Emily Locke
Amanada Lucidon
Jacquelyn Martin
Lianne Milton
Carolyn Monastra
Jared Ragland
Seth Rubin
Jo Ann Santangelo
Allison Shelley
Brian Sliwak
Drake Sorey
Phillip Toledano
Greg Vore
Stephen Voss
Jay Westcott

Slideluck Potshow just launched v2.0, which looks amazing! Now slide shows will be available for online viewing, long after an event is over. There are still a few kinks to be worked out, so most of the slide shows from DC IV are not yet available. But keep checking back! And look out for future SLPS events.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I Made a Table!

It's true. This past quarter at RIT, I took a woodworking class, in which I built the above table out of one piece of maple wood, purchased at Pittsford Lumber. The top of the table is a true bookmatch, meaning that it is one piece of wood, cut in half, opened up, and joined together, creating a mirroring affect. After much hand sanding, I applied two coats of Tried & True, an all natural wood finish, made from linseed oil and beeswax. I can't take all the credit, though. George Dubinsky, the course instructor, designed the table and provided much help, as did his assistant, Trevor Ritchie.

Table Dimensions: 16.5"w x 23"h

Monday, April 26, 2010

Spring Kick-Off Events

The last week has been busy with farm and garden kick-off events in/around Rochester, NY. Below are a few quick digital photos from the last week.

Sunday Farm Drop-off Turns into Impromptu Farm Market, 4/18/10
Attendees stand in line for pre-ordered eggs and vegetables from Clearview Farm:

Garlic greens from Fraser's Garlic Farm:

The next drop-off/farm market will be this coming Sunday, 5/1, in the parking lot of the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 249 Highland Ave. You can contact me for additional information, or check out the Rochester Farm Connection: for postings.

RIT Community Garden Kick-Off, 4/22/10

Volunteers work in the Rochester Roots Franklin Greenhouse, 4/22/10

Onion Planting Party at Mud Creek Farm, 4/24/10

GVOCSA Spring Kick-Off, 4/25/10
A walk in the woods, Kraai Preserve:

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Photographer Lauren Greenfield Visits RIT

Last Wednesday, RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS) had the great pleasure of welcoming photographer Lauren Greenfield to speak about her work. The auditorium was packed, as Greenfield presented an assortment of imagery, including the projects Fast Forward, Girl Culture and Thin. She also showed video clips from the feature-length documentary film Thin (first aired on HBO in 2006), and Fashion Show, a video which currently plays automatically when visiting Greenfield's website.

I first learned about Greenfield's work during a photo course in college, when reading Terry Barrett's 4th edition of Criticizing Photographs. The book includes a color plate of the above image (Alli, Annie, Hannah, and Berit, all 13, before the first big party of the seventh grade, Edina, Minnesota, about 2002), alongside an artist statement.

After a compelling presentation, Greenfield answered questions from the audience.

To learn more about Greenfield's multifaceted projects, check out her comprehensive website.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

This Week in Rochester (and beyond)

Food, Photography, and Farm events this week........

Dirt! The Movie Airs Tuesday, April 20, 10PM EST on PBS


Lauren Greenfield to speak at Rochester Institute of Technology

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Time: 7-8PM
Location: Liberal Arts Bldg (6), Room A205
Cost: Free

Additional information available at RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences Facebook event page.

FYI: Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day.

RIT Community Garden Kick-Off

Date: Thursday April 22, 2010
Time: 11AM - 1PM
Location: Southside of U-Lot near the tennis courts

All RIT community members are invited to come and look, visit with current garden members, ask questions, get your hands dirty digging, pulling or tilling, and its not to late to join!

University of Rochester: Earth Week

Check out the earth week link, to see a variety of fun activities at U of R this week, including a Local Foods Dinner and a screening of Fresh.

GVOCSA Spring Kick-Off

Date: Sunday, April 25, 2010, rain or shine
Time: 2PM
Location: 2231 Welcher Road, Newark, NY

Festivities will begin at the Maypole (near the farm parking lot) followed by a wildflower walk led by Local CSA member Leona Lauster along the trail on the Kraai Preserve. Leona is an avid birder so bring binoculars. Tours of the farm will be available. The celebration concludes with a potluck supper. Please bring a dish to share and your own place settings. The farm will provide beverages.

Do you know about any additional upcoming events? Post below!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Photographer Doug DuBois Visits RIT

Last Wednesday, RIT's Photo House, in association with the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS) presented Doug DuBois, the man behind the photo book All the Days and Nights. Doug was kind enough to spend two hours giving portfolio reviews to a few photo students, including myself. Here he reviews work from my fellow classmate Carly Miller:

After portfolio reviews, Doug presented a lecture in which he read the afterword from his book, then showed some new work made both in Syracuse, NY, and Ireland. This included his portrait series Arrival.

This slide from the lecture shows the image on the cover of the book:

I first learned about All the Days and Nights last summer when Aperture Foundation and Flak Photo presented a book giveaway. It was a pleasure to meet Doug and to hear about his work!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

ArtAwake 2010

I just got back from the very eclectic ArtAwake event in downtown Rochester. The former First National Bank was transformed into a venue packed with food, music, and lots of art. All in all, it was really nice to see so many people coming together for the sake of art and community. Here's my documentation of the artwork up by myself and two of my classmates in the RIT MFA photo program.

Nick Marshall had a series of four images up. It's difficult to tell exactly what the piece looks like from my photo, because the work is so highly reflective.

Fiona Wilson had three images up from her series Macy Parade. Here's Buzz Lightyear!

And here are two images from my thesis project, Slow & Steady. The first is Turnips, Mud Creek Farm. The second is Earth Beds, South Wedge Community Garden.

Thanks to University of Rochester students for pulling off such a successful event!