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Membership Fall 2016 – Spring 2018

First Look is FotoFest’s Membership program, exploring the world of photography and photo collecting. First Look hosts five to six special, members-only events -  meetings with artists, visits to collectors’ homes, private print viewings, special visits to museum archives and collections, exhibition tours, trips to art fairs, and invitations to attend FotoFest’s Biennial Fine Print Auction and Collectors’ Weekend.

The educational aspects of the events are mixed with social networking and learning about collecting as a way to enjoy and engage in a wonderful art form.

Membership in First Look helps to support FotoFest’s art programs and artists from around the world.

Membership Levels

All FIRST LOOK Members Receive the Following

  • Exclusive FotoFest T-shirt or Tote Bag
  • 10% off of FotoFest Publications
  • Entry into the 2018 Biennial Grand Opening Party
  • Invitation to attend 2018 Biennial Collector’s Weekend
  • Invitation to the 2018 Fine Print Auction Preview and Cocktail
  • Invitation to purchase tickets to the 2018 Fine Print Auction and Gala 

Director’s Council - $300 Individual; $400 Dual

  • All Above Benefits
  • Invitation to all First Look VIP Events and Programs, Including National and International Events
  • Private Reception with FotoFest Director and Founders
  • FotoFest 2016 Biennial Catalogue

Patron’s Council - $1,000

  • All Above Benefits
  • 2016 Biennial Book - CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES Looking at the Future of the Planet
  • Printed Acknowledgement in the 2018 Biennial Catalogue
  • Invitation to participate in travel program

For more information on joining First Look, contact Marianne Stavenhagen at 713.223.5522 ext. 19, or at

Support FotoFest

FotoFest, an international photographic arts and education organization based in Houston, Texas, created the first and longest-running international Biennial of photography and photo-related art in the United States. In addition to the Biennial, FotoFest organizes and presents exhibition programs and a classroom-based education program, Literacy Through Photography, throughout the year. The FotoFest Biennial, exhibitions, and education programs are a platform for contemporary art and ideas.

For more information on supporting FotoFest, contact Marianne Stavenhagen at 713.223.5522 ext. 19, or

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