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ABOVE AND BELOW by Karen Hochman Brown
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Karen Hochman Brown says, "I grew up in Santa Barbara and spent many happy days at the beach. I was the kid who collected driftwood and shells. I would jump rope with the long pieces of sea kelp that were deposited on shore after stormy high tides. And I would spend hours playing in the surf. As I travel, I am always inspired by the majesty of the ocean. The salt air draws me in and the hypnotic rhythms of the waves hook me. I take a more austere look at our oceans now. I see we have damaged this ecosystem. I also sense the raw power of storms that can decimate whole cities. 

Each of these otherworldly seascapes marries the raw power of the ocean with more ethereal, yet no less ominous cloud formations."

Karen Hochman Brown [American, b.1958] is a Los Angeles-based nature photographer using software to manipulate her images. Her work is sensitive to the inherent beauty of the subjects as she strives to magnify that quality through focus and repetition. The resulting geometric forms resonate in harmony and discord, creating unique energies.She studied art at Pitzer College, California College of Art and Art Center College of Design, but self-developed her processes through experimentation, relying heavily on skills learned as a graphic designer. Inspirations include Georgia O’Keeffe, Piet Mondrian, Frank Stella and the Geometric Abstraction movement.

Hochman Brown's work has been shown mainly in California and New York. In addition to photographic art, she works in digital painting and animation techniques.

Highlights of career:

Special Projects

 2017-18       Through the Eyes of Artists poster series, LA Metro, Los Angeles, CA 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018       Botanic Geometry, Crain Art Gallery, San Marino, CA
Shoreline Symmetry, The Main Gallery, Santa Clarita, CA
Elementals, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA       
Tidal Parity, California Center for Digital Art, Santa Ana, CA
Solo Show, Yuma Art Center, Yuma, AZ

2016       Reflections In The Garden, The Gallery at The Arboretum Library, Arcadia, CA
Alta/Pasa/Dena Open Studios Solo Show, Altadena, CA
Judaic Iterations, Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, Pasadena, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018       Blue Roof Studios Arts Festival, Blue Roof Studios, Los Angeles, CA
PØST: Kamikaze - Let Me Eat Cake, PØST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Soft Bytes: a feminist and female identified animation festival, Association of Hysteric Curators, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Abstraction, Art@The Six, Calabasas, CA­
2nd Annual Photographic Competition and Exhibition, LA ArtCore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA

2017   Phenomena, Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art, Neutra Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Off The Wall, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA
The Sunniest Place on Earth, Yuma Art Center, Yuma, AZ
Creactivaction, Art Landing Gallery, Inglewood , CA

2016    LACDA Top 40, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
COLOR, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY
8th Annual 50|50 Show, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

Artist-In-Residence

2016       The Gallery at The Arboretum Library, Arcadia, CA
2018       Crowell Public Library, San Marino, CA


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SKY GODDESS by Karen Hochman Brown
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WINGED WARRIOR by Karen Hochman Brown
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#9A UNDERNEATH THE CANOPY by Karin Hauser
SECOND PLACE
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Karin Hauser says, "'Underneath The Canopy' is a series of 10 photographs that are inspired by my developing interest in The Garden as a metaphor for active caring and healing. This is a garden quite unlike the Garden of Eden, the utopian paradise where everything is provided but a garden that requires attentiveness. I use the visual device and aesthetics of symmetry as a means to evoke the emotional experience of bonding to and separation from nature and the other.

Bio: 

Karin Hauser, is a German-Australian artist who primarily works in photo-media. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Tasmanian School of Art in 1983 and in 2005 received a Masters in Studio Arts with Honours from the University of Sydney. She lives and works in Sydney, Australia. 

Karin Hauser’s carefully constructed photographs establish an approach to reality that opens a contemplative space, through which the world might be re-imagined in less ordinary ways. Her work aims to dissolve the relationship between the inner and the outer, between subject and object, and through which human vulnerability is given particular resonance.

Her work has been exhibited at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, at the Hamburger Kunstverein, Germany and the see|me exhibition space in NYC.  She was a finalist in the Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Award (2007) and received Honourable Mention at the International Photography Awards (IPA) in 2013 and 2015. In 2017 her work was shown alongside the 57th Venice Biennale as part of the IV Biennal Project. She has received grants and fellowships from the Australia Council and Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board, including an Australia Council Studio Residency in Italy. 

www.karinhauser.com
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#26 UNDERNEATH THE CANOPY by Karen Hauser
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#21 UNDERNEATH THE CANOPY
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ILLUMINATION by Kathryn Dunlevie
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Kathryn Dunlevie says of her series, MATTER UNMASKED, "My work has often been inspired by ideas from contemporary physics. In this series I wanted to illustrate the actual, though visually imperceptible, make-up of matter.

I discovered I could best convey the notions of molecular structure and subatomic movement through the hard edges of collage. In order to create recognizable scenarios, as well as a sense of underlying motion and structure, I combined intact images with mosaic-like passages of small shards of photographs.
In these works familiar scenes are transformed into recognizable but dynamically altered compositions. It is as if surfaces have been stripped away to expose what is underneath: configurations suggestive of fundamental molecular structures and the frenetic motion at the subatomic level."

Kathryn Dunlevie is a photography-based artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally. Cathy Kimball, Executive Director of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, writes of Dunlevie’s work:"Through brilliant compositional detail and manipulation, she creates disconcerting, surprising, inexplicable spaces and scenarios – swimming pools that have many points of entry, cloisters with multiple arched domes, streetscapes that elude mapmakers, and interior settings that are almost, but not quite, right."

Dunlevie has always been intrigued by spatial and temporal inconsistencies, and by each individual’s particular and shifting sense of reality. She fragments, reassembles and layers photographs to suggest the intrusion of alternate worlds. Her photographs of everyday images are transformed into compositions that hint at mysterious underlying structures and intangible extra dimensions.

Born on the east coast, Dunlevie lived in six different states by the time she was 12, and in Paraguay when she was 16. She has a B.A. in fine arts from Rice University, and studied art history and film at the University of Paris, painting at California College of the Arts, and photography in Madrid. She lives in Palo Alto.

Dunlevie has received numerous awards and fellowships, including two Arts Council Silicon Valley Artist Laureate Fellowships. Her work has been exhibited at FotoFest International since 2002, at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China, at Studio Thomas Kellner in Germany, in the US Art in Embassies Program in Moscow and in Saatchi Arts’ Best of 2014.

Her work has been reviewed in Spain’s La Fotografia Actual, Korea’s photo + and  Germany’s Profifoto, as well as in The New York Times, Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts, Photo Metro, Artweek, and Artlies.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Eight solo exhibitions at FotoFest International (Houston) (2002 - 2018)

Included in China's PingYao International Photography Festival (2017)

Included in Saatchi Art's "BEST of 2014"

Reviewed in Korea's Photo+ magazine, (2013)

Included in "Parallax Views", San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, California (2013)
Chosen four times for Germany's  Photographers Network Selection (2006-2013)

Included the US Art in Embassies Program in Moscow (2012) 

Two time Arts Council Silicon Valley Artist Laureate Fellow with cash awards and solo exhibitions at the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California (2001 and 2005)

Included in "Fresh Work IV: Actualities", Southeast Museum of Photography, Florida (2004)

Included in "Timekeepers", San Francisco Camerawork,  San Francisco, California (2000)


www.kathryndunlevie.com

 kathryn.dunlevie@gmail.com
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LA VISITAZIONE by Kathryn Dunlevie
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SIZZLIN by Kathryn Dunlevie
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A GEOMETRY OF GINKOS by Laura Noel
HONORABLE MENTION
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Curator Ellen Jantzen says, "I chose as Honorable Mention Laura Noel’s 'A Geometry of Ginkos'. I love the mix of graphic elements with nature."
 
Laura Noel says, 'Crawling Backwards',
My family’s former home in tiny Griffin, Georgia, was like an enchanted kingdom, rooted in the American South but filled with rivers flowing outward, to anywhere I could imagine.  You might not even believe me when I tell you that the big house out on the 6th Street Extension was filled with butterflies carefully pinned in display cases, a Polar Bear rug, an Anaconda skin, poison blow darts and a shrunken head named Susie.

Every night my Grandmother and Great Aunt drank cocktails in their dressing gowns on matching sofas in the Bug Room, their name for the formal living room, that housed these amazing objects.

My sister and I crushed ice for their nightly highballs and basked in the exotica of the room. How did we get such treasure? My Great Aunt Constance met a wealthy inventor who hunted big game around the world and married him. The new couple moved to Griffin, where Constance's family had settled, after immigrating from Britain. The story is complicated, but when I was 12, we lost everything with Constance’s death.

Every precious object was sold at auction. These pictures capture my desire to crawl backwards into the childhood Eden that fate gifted me. This series, Crawling Backwards, refers to a kind of emotional, color-infused time travel – my metaphorical way of trying to return to a time when the world lay open before me, full of adventure and possibility. A time before I learned that life is sometimes dark and unfair. Today I can only see our house from the far side of a fence.

I use image making as a way to try and almost literally crawl backwards through time to visit this perfect pre-adult place. Reversing time is, of course, impossible. Photography makes me almost believe."

Laura Noel is a photographer, bookmaker and installation artist based in Atlanta. Noel’s work often explores different ways photography can be expressed as a transformational form of language, as well as aspects of her personal history. She was a 2015-2016 Walthall Fellow at the WonderRoot Arts Center and recipient of a 2016 Idea Capital Grant.

Her work is in the collection of The High Museum of Art, The George Eastman Museum, The Ogden Museum in New Orleans, North Carolina State’s Gregg Museum of Art and Design, MOCA GA and a number of private and public collections.She received a BA in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and a MFA in Photography with Distinction from the University of Georgia. Her prints been featured in exhibitions at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China, the Contemporary American Photography exhibition at the Internationale Fototage Festival in Mannheim, Germany, Gallery 24 in Berlin, United Photo Industries in New York City, The Rhode Island School of Design Museum, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Davis Orton Gallery in upstate New York and Gallery 1401 in Philadelphia.

Her photographs have appeared on-line and in print in Photography Now, Hot Shoe (United Kingdom), Photography Quarterly, PHOTONEWS (Germany), Slate Magazine’s Behold Photo Blog, CNN Photo Blog, Lens Culture, Planet, Art News Daily, The Humble Arts Foundation, F-Stop Magazine, One One Thousand, South X Southeast, La Lettre de la Photographie, Conscientious, aCurator, Fraction Magazine and many others. In 2012, her All’s Fair series inaugurated Fall Line Press’ Free Fall series of quarterly magazines featuring the work of one photographer.

Recently, Scotland’s Aglu Books published Withdrawn, a study of discarded library books. Her artist books are in the collections of the International Center of Photography library in New York, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, the Savannah College of Art Design’s ACA Library of artist books, The Houston Museum of Fine Art, The Cleveland Art Institute, The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas and many private collections. Recent installations include a commission, called Kaleidoscope, from Atlanta Celebrates Photography and the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority to convert a subway car into an art gallery, To Do at the Spruill Gallery, The Enchanted Forest of Books on the Atlanta Beltline,Give/Swap/Receive at Emory University, and The Empathy Experiment at ArtFields in the summer of 2017.

This fall, Noel will create two installations, When Will Tomorrow Come and Locked, Lost as part of an exhibition on refugee girls called Far From Home: Stories of Refugee Girls. Laura is the Associate Photo Editor of CARE USA.
Highlights of your career. 

Being collected by The Eastman Museum, The High Museum, The Ogden Museum in New Orleans and the Gregg Museum at North Carolina State University; having my work shown across the US, in China and Germany; being chosen for The Arctic Circle Residency.

www.amaterialwitness.com
noel photo@mindspring.com
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FORGIVENESS IN GREEN by Laura Noel
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SWORD by Laura Noel
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DESERT FLOWER by Lauren Midgley
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Lauren Midgley says, "I began my independent study of photographic arts as a medium wherein I could capture the world the way I see it.  I quickly found myself photographing families, maternity, weddings, graduating seniors, or anything I could get my camera in front of to support the needs of my family financially.  However, I quickly and increasingly became frustrated by the loss of my vision by nature of client demand.

As I set out to rediscover my original vision, I found myself desiring to explore more personal themes of wonder, beauty, grief, pain, perseverance, and hope.  In my most recent digital work, I have begun to explore these themes through the use of surrealist elements in the hope of awakening conversations surrounding the uncomfortable."

Lauren studied Visual Arts at Texas Tech University from 2001-2004 before starting her family and transplanting to Oklahoma in 2014.  During that time, she travelled the country while independently studying many contrasting art forms and disciplines including interior design, oil painting, graphic and web design, all while attempting to balance family life. She began her exploration of photographic arts in late 2015.

Lauren worked to master the technical side of digital photography, but became dissatisfied with the traditional forms of the medium.  In her exploration of the non-traditional, she became fascinated by the antiquarian process of 19th century wet plate collodion. She took on the study of the analog process through the fall and winter of 2017, though she had to close up non-climate-controlled darkroom productions during summer months for safety.  In her continued exploration of the non-traditional, she has recently incorporated surrealist elements into a body of digital self-portraiture, that explores themes of wonder, grief, pain, perseverance and hope.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

The Social Club, featured artist, March 2018 Art Walk, Norman, OK

A Smith Gallery, "Chair" Exhibition Visitor’s Award Winner 2018, Johnson City, TX

L&B Yarn Co., featured artist, July 2018 Art Walk, Norman, OK

Praxis Gallery, "The Telling Image" Exhibition July 2018, Minneapolis, MN
Artist Contact Email: lamidgley@gmail.com

www.iamwonderandlight.com

Instagram: @iamwonderandlight

Facebook: @iamwonderandlight
 
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DUNAMIS by Lauren Midgley
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PNEUMA by Lauren Midgley
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CASSIE WITHOUT by Leslie Sheryll
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Leslie Sheryl says of her series, 'Without',
"My work concentrates on female identity. I appropriate 19th century anonymous tintypes that I scan and digitally manipulate. Parallels can be drawn between the women of the 19th century and the women of today. The women’s suffrage movement began during the 19th century because of the limited freedoms women had to endure. Today there is a renewed interest in women’s rights and we continue on the path our foresisters started.

These images are about the loss of a mate. Loss can be immobilizing but in time it can also bring about a new sense of freedom. Freedom to explore, to discover oneself, to have the power do the unexpected.

Bio

I grew up in New York, and though I now live in Jersey City I consider myself a New Yorker. I received my BFA in photography from Kansas City Art Institute. My work explores male/female relationships in a phallocentric society. I appropriate & digitally alter 19th century tintypes, predominantly of women.

Along with photography I create cross stitch pieces also relating to women’s issues. In the past I have created work dealing with the environmental waste of plastic bottles and cans through photography and installation art. I also design jewelry. 

Career Highlights:

I have won the 11th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards For Woman Photographers in the alternative process category and was a finalist of the 10th, 7th and 8th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards For Women Photographers. Reconstructed History, a 5 person show at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Princeton NJ. Recently I was awarded the Grand Prize Winner selected by Darren Ching of KlompChing Gallery in conjunction with NYC4PA. This past summer I was in a group show at Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson N.Y. Upcoming shows: Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado, titled Center Forward as well as 5th Biennial Fine Art and Documentary Photography in Barcelona, Spain in October. My work has been shown in numerous group shows in the United States and Europe."

http://www.lesliesheryll.com/
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CECIL & NOLA WITHOUT by Leslie Sheryll
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ELMA REGINA VERONICA WITHOUT by Leslie Sheryll
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CAT'S FEET by Mildred Alpern
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Mildred Alpern says, "Fog rolling in, a morning orange sun, a ghostlike Chinese traditional boat in the distance, the reflective arch of a bridge like a glimmering oculus - all present unexpected and surreal images that are fanciful and evocative.

Figures crossing on the bridge in the foreground of the "Morning Ghost Ship have the rhythm of iambic pentameter.” And there is poetry of Carl Sandburg to be surmised in the cat’s-feet fog rolling in beneath the cumulus clouds in “Cat’s Feet.” Grasses wave and flutter through “Oculus” with the insouciance of languid drifting. The unexpected lies in the winged perceptions of natural and man made environs."

A NYC Upper Westsider, born in Boston, Massachusetts, a graduate of Girls’ Latin School, Boston University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and Columbia University Teachers College. A former teacher of modern European History and a consultant for the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program, publishing articles and student guides.  Currently, an avid, self-taught photographer, upgrading from point and shoot, to interchangeable lenses. Photography themes include natural landscapes and peopled cityscapes mainly in New York City and upstate New York.  

A contributor to Mirrorless Photo Tips, an online blog about the real-world experience of using mirrorless cameras and the West Side Rag, an online newspaper for the Upper West Side in NYC. Photos have been selected for juried exhibitions at Photoplace Gallery and Dark Room Gallery in Vermont, Praxis Gallery in Minnesota, PH21 Gallery in Budapest, The Upstream Gallery in Hastings-on-Hudson,  and the 1650 Gallery in California, as well as used to accompany story and poetry in the New York Times Metropolitan Diary.

http://silverscreenproductions.zenfolio.com.
 
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MORNING GHOST SHIP by Mildred Alpern
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OCULUS by Mildred Alpern
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VENICE ROSES by Nathalie Seaver
HONORABLE MENTION
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Nathalie Seaver says of her series, 'Moment of Inspiration', "Visualize a moment of inspiration. The magic of inspiration. The magic of art. Trusting artistic intuition. Capturing these components and deconstructing them is the heart of this series.

The digital world creates images which are often looked at too quickly. Quick looks on Instagram. Quick printing. Photos built by pixels.Consider the pixel: It is square. A masculine form. A visual world built with masculine squares. Consider its counterpart: A circle. A dot. A feminine shape.My aim is to deconstruct an image with this feminine building block, a dot, instead of a square. In these images, each dot is cut out by hand. Each dot is applied by hand, one by one. Each image is one of a kind.  It conjures a slower process, that takes time yet attempts to capture one instant.

The whole image, when completed, is about crystalizing
 the magic, the millisecond of intuition, the essence of inspiration, that sparks a piece of art."

Bio

Nathalie Seaver is half French and grew up in New York City and Paris and now lives in Los Angeles. 

Houston gallerist and juror, Catherine Couturier, announced Nathalie Seaver the winner of First Prize at the LACP members exhibition in July.Nathalie was awarded a Los Angeles solo show, which Couturier will curate, in March 2019  

www.nathalieseaverphoto.com/
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POPPY by Nathalie Seaver
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TULIPS by Nathalie Seaver
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LUCKY by Paul Murray
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Paul Murray says, "My photography remains a work in progress. I am very much a visual traveler who interacts with people, places, objects and ideas on a variety of levels through several planes of vision that intersect with time and space.

At those intersections, I may capture a moment and portray it with my implied perspective. The journeys to those intersections afford the opportunity to see, and perhaps become intrigued by what I am experiencing.

Often the story telling aspects of the photographic art form capture my attention and motivate a series of related images. Although my perspective is predominantly reality-based, I acknowledge not only the subjective nature of what I portray in my images, but an interest in pursuing at times more abstract images.

To the extent that my images enrich the experience and vision of others, I feel that I have achieved a way of communicating that is unique to me as a photographer."

A Rhode Island native and extensive traveler, Paul is an internationally recognized color photographer and skilled journalistic writer. His expression in images, words and design reflect a blend of his lifelong interests in art, nature, technology, aviation, urban life and societal change. His approach to photography and life is to remain open, trust his instincts and discard labels that are divisive. He uses technology to increase his creative options and productivity but not to replace his vision and responsibility.

Paul is a firm believer in giving back to the community through his photography and writing. He has donated his skills to community efforts in several states including the Rhode Island National Guard.

After residing in Boston, Tokyo and Chicago, Paul returned to Jamestown, RI, several years ago. He exhibits extensively throughout the United States, has had three solo exhibits in Cuba, and has served on theboards of several art associations. As an artist, his skills have been recognized at the highest levels of achievement at the Providence Art Club, Art League Rhode Island, Mystic Museum of Art, Wickford Art Association, Plymouth Center for the Arts and the Cape Cod Art Center. 

Selective Solo Exhibitions

2018

“Extreme Latitudes”, Galleries in Camaguey, Santiago de Cuba and Holguin, Cuba

2017

“Community”, Women’s and Infant’s Hospital, Providence, RI

2016

“Extreme Latitudes”, International School of Yacht Restoration, Newport, RI

Major International Competitions              

2010-18

Annual International Color Awards – Professional Division.  Four Honorable Mentions and 70 Nominations

2016

Annual International Black & White Spider Awards – Professional Division - One Nomination


Selective Juried Group Exhibitions With Awards Beyond Honorable Mention

2018

Falmouth Art Center (MA), 1st All New England Juried Photography Show – Best in Show

Bristol Art Museum - Rogers Free Library (MA), "All Creatures - Great and Small" Show – Best in Show

Bristol Art Museum - Rogers Free Library (MA), "Light and Dark" Show – First Place

Garrison Art Center (NY), PHOTOcenteric 2017, - Second Place - People

Overland Park (KS), Annual Art at the Center – Juror’s Choice

Wickford Art Association (RI), "Art of the Ocean State" Show - Juror's Award

2017

Bristol Art Museum - Rogers Free Library (MA), "Seascapes" Show - First Place

Plymouth Center for the Arts (MA), "Encounters" Show - Second Place

Hygienic Art Gallery (CT), 11th Annual Crossing Juried Exhibit - Second Place Award

Conanicut Island Art Association (RI), "Elements" Show – Third Place

New York Center for Photographic Art (NY), "Liquid 2017" Show – Juror’s Selection

2016

Bristol Art Museum - Rogers Free Library (MA), "New England's Best" Show - First Place

Bristol Art Museum - Rogers Free Library (MA), "Taking Flight" Show - First Place

311 Gallery (NC), Annual Photography Juried Show - First Place

Jacksonville Arts Center (VA), Annual Jax Juried Exhibit - First Place

Bristol Art Museum - Rogers Free Library (MA), "Close to Home" Show - Second Place

Plymouth Center for the Arts (MA), 48th Annual Juried Art Show - Second Place in Color Photography

Sohn Fine Art Gallery (MA), 5th Annual Exhibit - Third Place

IMAGO Gallery (RI), Annual Open - IFA Members Award

Attleboro Arts Museum (MA), Members' Exhibit - "8 Visions" Finalist

ACGOW (RI), Annual Regional Exhibit - Washington Trust Fine Arts Award

Warwick Museum of Art (RI), "Remember When" Show - Award of Excellence

Emerald Art Center (OR), Annual Fall Photography Show - People’s Choice

2015

Norwich Art Center (CT), Photo 10 Open Exhibit - Second Place Award

Duxbury Art Association (MA), Annual Juried Winter Show - Second Place in Photography

Providence Art Club (RI), Fall Members' Exhibit - Third Place

Wickford Art Association (RI), "Anything Goes!" Show - Judge's Award

Plymouth Center for the Arts (MA), 48th Annual Juried Art Show - Lambert Award of Excellence

IMAGO Gallery (RI), Annual Open Exhibit - Recognition Award

Attleboro Arts Museum (MA), Members' Exhibit - Merit Award and "8 Visions" Finalist

2014

Bristol Art Museum - Rogers Free Library (MA), "Joie de Vivre" Show - Best in Show

Conanicut Island Art Association (RI), Photography Juried Show - Second Prize

Cape Cod Art Association (MA), "All New England" Show – 2nd Place in Photography

Attleboro Arts Museum (MA), Members' Exhibit - Juror's Choice Award and "8 Visions" Finalist

Wickford Art Association (RI), "Ocean State" Show - Judge's Award

2013

Cape Cod Art Association (MA), "All Things Bright & Beautiful" - First Place in Photography

Wickford Art Association (RI), Photography Show - First Prize

Conanicut Island Art Association (RI), "Through the Lens" Show - First Prize

Conanicut Island Art Association (RI), "Absolutely Abstract" Show - First and Third Prize

Cape Cod Art Association (MA), People's Choice Award

Attleboro Arts Museum (MA), Members' Exhibit - Merit Award and "8 Visions" Finalist


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N.Y. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards- 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' EXHIBITION #2 (Click on image for larger view)
TRAIL'S END by Paul Murray
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WHAT'S NEXT by Paul Murray
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LANDSCAPE 23032 by Peter Franck
BEST SERIES
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Curator Ellen Jantzen says, "I chose Peter Franck’s Landscape pieces as Best Series. Comprised of three images, they form a mystery of intrigue and are truly unexpected. My favorite, landscape23059a, is otherworldly with the mesa rising above and I love how the towers in landscape23056“ speak” with each other. The twin paths in landscape23032 form a repeat divided by a vertical element, but the small elements to the side are unforeseen."

About Peter Franck: His works explore the boundaries of the medium of photography from the perspective of an artist who received his training primarily in the field of painting. More than anything else, however, I see Peter as a conceptual artist with a focus on visual perception. His works are often difficult to decipher at first glance – but exude such a compelling radiance that the viewer is always enticed to overcome this initial irritation and delve deeper, indeed much deeper. Gerard Goodrow, Köln

Peter Franck says, "Today, pictures are statues of our everyday life. Animated by the phenomenon of social Media, photographs are produced in unprecedented quantities. Any action,
Grimace and the daily purchase are photographed. The meaning of Single shot, however, disappears. Photography has always been a medium which was bound to technical progress. But possibilities also mean equally a duty or are they self-purpose? At the beginning of the photograph stood the moment the light and the motive. Photos were precious, rare and forever.

The decline of the analog, then the advent of digital photography is more than a change from silver nitrate to pixels. Also our viewing habits and the values have changed.

The found pictures (from the archive of the Visual Studies work shop in Rochester, New York and from other digital image archives ) serve as a foundation for new stories, so they do not hurt any privacy, but play with the look and feel of former times. The projections of our time in the context of our art history are based on the time of our fathers and grandfathers. This was the flowering season . The high times of Kodak and the images try to take this time into our time and fill this "primer" with new content. Visual habits and techniques are interwoven with each other (from photographer to photographer, from analog to digital), creating a picture of "time“.

The individual works are alluring collages that demand and seduce our visual and art historical memory, create time jumps and explore new combinations of the different genres.Everything is composition and photography a means to arouse associations in the mind of the beholder and to establish connections with our cultural-historical socialization and its emergence.And in this setting of the media, the pictures move along the border and the narrow ridge of photography and painting."

PF was born in Überlingen/ Germany.
1987 he started studying painting/grafics at the university of fine arts in Nürnberg.
1993 he finished his studys at the university of finearts/ Stuttgart( Masterclass R.Schoofs).

After this he had his first contacts with photography over his brother who is also an photographer. With his from fine art paintings influenced photographys he
took part at many exhibitions such as the Fotofestival Naarden, the photosummer Stuttgart, the Art Fair Cologne. Paralell to his photographic work he also continued to work at his paintings which are totally contrasting to the photographic works.

PF lives and works in Stuttgart/Germany

PF waPHighlights of the career: 

1. Price Sony World Photography Awards Landscape 2010, professional cat., 1Price Sony World Photography Awards Cat. Campaign 2012, 

2.Prices Sony World Photography Awards Cat. Travel 2012 Felix Schoeller Award Shortlist 2013, Felix Schoeller Award Shortlist 2015….

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LANDSCAPE 23056 by Peter Franck
BEST SERIES
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LANDSCAPE 23059A by Peter Franck
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UNTITLED JOHNSTON SC by Peter Stitt
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Peter C. Stitt says of his series, "A Southern Verse',  Outside of the Atlantas, Charlottes, and Greenvilles, writing the narrative of the new south and its cultural change, the rural south unrolls. As present today as it has ever been, it, too, continues to move, obstinate in its defiance of the obvious currents that are leaving it further and further behind. 

The small towns of this region exude a curious sense of pride and stoicism, mixed with hope and the obvious effects of a long, slow decline. With each passing year there are fewer and fewer who remember the glory days each town has enjoyed, but there is a present light that glimmers like faith.

The south is a region in whose every part the past is very much its present. These photographs do not criticize or mourn.  They do not praise this landscape as if it were a rare and endangered place. They are a verse, an ode to a slowly fading present."

Currently residing in North Augusta, SC, Peter Stitt is a photographer who has been exhibited nationally and internationally, from Portland, OR, to Budapest, Hungary. A graduate of Northeastern University, he has studied and honed his craft through teaching, commercial assisting, and gallery management.

Working currently as a full-time artist, he produces images that reflect on the social landscape that composes our everyday environment. With influences from street photography and the New Topographics movement, his photography creates a narrative that answers and questions the curious nature of familiarity and that which is commonly ignored.

CV

EDUCATION

Northeastern University, BS Art (Photography), 2000

Savannah College of Art and Design, MFA Study, 2000-2002

RESIDENCIES/WORKSHOPS

The Photography Master Retreat, Esparon, France, 2018

AWARDS

Honorable Mention, Moscow International Foto Awards, Portfolio, 2018

First Place, Fine Art Photography Awards, Street Photography, 2018

Honorable Mention, International Photographer of the Year, Open Theme, 2017

Nominee, Fine Art Photography Awards, Open Category 2017

Nominee, Fine Art Photography Awards, Street Photography 2017

SOLO/JOINT SHOWS

"A Southern Verse", with painter Lori Isom, Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, Camden, SC, 2018

JURIED EXHIBITIONS 

"Forgotten", A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, 2018

"TPS 27: The International Competition", Texas Photographic Society, Traveling Exhibition, 2018

"Taking Pictures: 2018", Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, 2018

"2018 Midwest Photo Emerge", Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS, 2018

"Peripheral Visions", PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2018

"SEEDS", Westobou Gallery, Augusta, GA , 2017/2018

"The Shape of Things", PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2017

"When Things are Strange", Colonel Eugene Myers Gallery of Art, University of

North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, 2017

"Photo Shoot 2017", Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, 2017

"Slow Exposures 2017", Cochran Gallery, LaGrange, GA, 2017

"Travel & Discovery", Light Leaked, On-Line Gallery, 2017

"Taking Pictures: 2017", Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, 2017

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UNTITLED LEESVILLE SC by Peter Stitt
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UNTITLED WASHINGTON GA by Peter Stitt
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BETWEEN HERE AND SOMEWHERE ELSE by Robert Sadin
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Robert Sadin says, "Everything fades over time, especially memory.  
 
My layered images reorganize portraits and snapshots culled from family archives, with original photographs I take of organic, manufactured, and ephemeral subjects that stimulate my imagination. Using highly personal images allows me to create textured tableaux that look familiar, but only exist in the world I create. Thus, creating space for viewers to apply their own meaning to my imagery.
 
The dreamlike textures and atmospheric qualities in my Family Suite reflect the precariousness of the memories we all create in our heads each time we view an old familiar photograph. With each imperfect retelling of the stories only we remember, reality grows dimmer. Yet these are the memories we tell ourselves are real. 
 
I delight in their ambiguity because I know my narratives are illusions. Yet for me the memories they create are real."

Bio

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Printmaking, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Printmaking and Art History, The University of Texas at Austin
 
Sadin says, "After graduation I enjoyed a successful career in technology education and marketing, while continuing to dabble as a creative hobbyist. In 2012 my passion for visual expression was reawakened during a visit to Berlin, Germany, where I shot over 800 photographs of the city’s ubiquitous grafitti, street murals, and bohemian enclaves. Shortly after returning to the U.S., I left corporate life to devote myself to creative expression through digital photography."
   

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MY LAST BUCOLIC SUMMER by Robert Sadin
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