My Very First Festival is Complete!

The very first AudioGraham Music Video festival went off without a hitch!! Whooo hooo!! Check out some photos of us setting up and the directors on my facebook fan page. I'm so thankful to all the directors, and Comfort Station for allowing me to have my first festival there!

If you missed the festival, I got your back because you can see the festival here:

Oh and of course a few more photos:

I'm already making plans for next year! Im so excited!!

Thanks for reading!

"Golden Rule" at Terrain

Its official I'M A SCULPTOR!! Okay.. well maybe I'm not a full sculptor but I did recently complete my first installation/sculpture this fall with my piece Golden Kids in the 2nd Terrain Biennial.

I've never create an installation before but I'm excited that I had this experience and I hope I get the opportunity for more.

I'm really into video, so I made a video talking about my piece that showed along with Nora Maite Nieves in "Golden Rule" which was the name of our exhibition curated by Cecilia Vargas.

Here are a few photos from the exhibition:

Johanna (Owner of the site), Curator Cecilia Vargas and ME!! 
Thanks for reading!!

AudioGraham Festival | SAVE THE DATE!!

The very first AudioGraham Music Video Festival is coming up this month and I have lots of planning to do still but I'm knocking out each task one by one until the day of the festival!!

I just want to make sure that you will be there! So, if your going to be in Chicago please ,SAVE THE DATE for SEPTEMBER 29.

You soooo have to be there!! Its going to be so fun and having you their to support that directors and myself would mean so much!!!

Stay Tuned!! We have to talk about sending out rejection letters because that was the hardest thing ever!!!!

SBE Black Pass Now Open for Nominations

So, I have a new project that I'm working on with my residency at the Chicago Artist Coalition. Im sharing it here with you in case you want to participate or know someone that might be interested.

Check this out:

In preparation for a new exhibition "As Stars At Daybreak" at the Chicago Artist Coalition. I'm asking you to think about a BLACK PASS. This is a new challenging project for me, and I would love for you to participate.

What is a Black Pass ?A Black Pass is a currency granted to a non-black person by a black person (black of African descent) that allows the non-black person to participate and comment on the black reality.
For my new project I’m exploring who is welcomed in the black community, some examples would be Bill Clinton, Christina Aguilera, Maury Povich, and even Tina Fey.

I made a video that I hope explains better

Thinking about the definition of the Black Pass, who would you say is down?  Please record your answers (audio is okay if your not comfortable showing your face or email is also perfect) and submit to

HOLD UP STEPHANIE!! I'M NOT BLACK CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE ?YES! You are a very insightful person that is in tune with what is going on with today's world... also you might be interested in getting a nominating for yourself. Take your best guess and participate! The more submissions the better.

As I said earlier I plan to share these videos, audio and text in my September show.
I know this is a different post from what I usually share, but Im looking for feedback and I want t involve my blog into my process more, so there you have it.
Let me know if you have questions and thanks!

Music Video Festival.. Guess Who is the Director?

Sooooo.... in the middle of being on hiatus from my film gig, traveling and grinding out an art career.. I somehow managed to become a film festival director! I'm so excited and want to announce AUDIOGRAHAM FEST, a music video festival. 

Music videos seamlessly bridge visual with music duh! So this is an opportunity for music video directors to celebrate their best work! So I'm excited to create and have the first AudioGRAHAM fest.

I will get into details and the process at  another time but I really wanted to just get the word out about this festival!! Its going to be so much fun!

The Festival is September 29, 7pm at the Comfort Station.

Submission Guidelines:
All videos are fair game, they just have to be creative and UNDER 6 MINUTES
To Submit your video please click here
Deadline to submit is July 20 so get a move on it as the festival is juried.

Thanks for reading!

Remembering Mary Ellen Mark

Photography lost a legend earlier this week with the passing of Mary Ellen Mark. An extraordinary photographer she was one of my favorites.

One of my favorite YouTube Channel Art of Photography created a very special piece talking about Mary Ellen Mark and her work.  I want to share it with you.

RIP Mary Ellen Mark, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century.

New Website, New Work and What I've Learned From it All

So much going down here at Miss Graham Studios!! I have a new website with some new projects and I'm so happy about it all!! This new website,... it really gets me you know.. I feel that it really understands who I am. When you have a second please stop by and check it out! I would love to hear what you think about it.

The journey to this new website was actually more than me just creating a new website. It was a lesson about moving forward and not waiting around for anyone or anything. I was so compelled and excited by the lesson I learned I created a video about it to share with you... I shamefully titled it "Dont Be Cheap" because thats exactly what I was doing smh.

So check out the video and let me know your thoughts in the comments? Have you ever cheated yourself or stayed around longer than you should have? Let me know, we can talk about it!

Thanks for reading!! Dont be cheap with your practice and make it happen!

Get Shit Done!!

Laying in bed one morning, scrolling through my Instagram feed, I came upon this text picture that i was so encouraged and excited by!! I'm coming to the end of the production season for my tv gig and I'm looking forward to time off to really hone in and focus on my art projects. We all have so much going on that its sooooooo easy to just lay up on the couch and catchup on "Real Housewives" but lets face it.. there is plenty that has to be done!!

Keep working!! Keep Moving!! Your doing a wonderful job!

The $100 PhotoShoot

Hey! Hey! Hey! Happy Valentines Day!! I've been keeping pretty busy at Miss Graham Studio and I have so much to catch you up on! I had to let you know thought because I am so in love with photography and in love with people that I decided for a limited amount of time to offer photoshoots for only $100 dollars!! My friends at ASMP and APA might not approve of this but listen I'm doing what I want to do. So if you or someone you know are in need of photography please let me know

Details about this photoshoot:
On Location
Natural Light
90 minutes sessions
5 final images

This shoot is perfect for a family portraits, head shots, EPK things like that to throw a few new pics into your own image library.

Let me know! XOXOXO

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