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SUMMER IN SAN FRANCISCO-8 by Marsha Guggenheim
HONORABLE MENTION
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Marsha Guggenheim says, "Growing up in the San Joaquin Valley, I remember summers in great detail. 

In particular, I have strong memories of the weather – temperatures in the triple digits and the air hot and still. 

Clothing seemed optional; we would wear as little as possible. The local swimming pool kept us busy and distracted from the heat. 

Many days, I would dream of a much larger pool, maybe the ocean, where I could surf and feel the relief of the cool air.

Years later, I live in San Francisco, near the ocean, where summers are a very different experience. 

Early morning, a thick blanket of fog rolls in, obscuring the views. The cool summer breezes are steadfast, the ocean water freezing cold and, at times, the waves high and mighty. 

Summer time in San Francisco is an oxymoron. Yet, with a jacket and gloves, I can’t resist the allure of that season, always changing and different.

My dreams of surfing in the ocean have been reduced to walking barefoot on the beach or lying on the sand to warm my bones.  Surrounded by the cawing of seagulls flying over head and the sound of the surf is, for me, home."

Marsha Guggenheim is a fine art photographer living in San Francisco.  Her interest in photography comes from a deep love and curiosity for art and art history. Storytelling through pictures and street photography is where she is most energized. 

With a strong emphasis on natural light, she enters into a stranger's space, seeking the unexpected. 

Marsha’s work is included in private collections and is shown in galleries across the United States. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Exhibitions (2018)

STREET, Juror, Harvey Stein, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas
STRUCTURE through Don’t Take Pictures Magazine, Online Gallery
WEST SAN FRANCISCO, 81 Bees Collective Group Show, Ballast Cafe West Portal, San Francisco, California
SEEING RED, Juror, Ann M. Jastrab, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, California
BEST PHOTO, Jurors, Kristi Lewis, Founder of Through the Lens Events and Dave Christensen, Director of the Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco, California
YOUR HOLIDAY PICTURES: Marsha Guggenheim, written by L'Oeil De La Photographie, Editions: July 20, August 16, and August 28 2018
22nd Annual ART for AIDS, a juried art auction, Metreon, San Francisco, California

Client and Nonprofit Work:

Art for AIDS:  artforaids.org/
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center: jewishhealingcenter.org
HairToStay: hairtostay.org
Homeless Prenatal Program: homelessprenatal.org
Hotel Rex: thehotelrex.com
San Francisco Village: sfvillage.org
Surviving in numbers: 

https://survivinginnumbers.org/
http://www.GuggenheimPhotography.com
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SUMMER IN SAN FRANCISCO-2 by Marsha Guggenehim
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INDICANT III by Allison Roberts
HONORABLE MENTION
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Allison Roberts says, "This series, Indicant, is part of a larger body of work which addresses memory, place, and identity as experienced during periods of change; the unexpected paths we navigate looking for a way forward. 

By projecting and abstracting simple, directional signs into impenetrable, dense woods at night, the clarity of the direction is lost or distorted and the path forward is uncertain.

The idea for this series was initially inspired by my feelings of unease at twilight which led to an intense longing for the security and comfort of the familiar, of “home."

Bio:  I am a lens-based artist working with photography and projections to address the unease and uncertainty that accompany transitions.  My  interest in layers, textures, and surfaces has consistently impacted my work across media, and now informs my approach to physically layering photographic images through projections in my site-responsive practice. 

Born and raised in Oklahoma, I completed my MFA in photography and printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my BA in Fine Arts and Photojournalism at Indiana University- Bloomington."

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

ARTIST RESIDENCY AND EXHIBITION IN ESTONIA (2018)
ART FROM THE HEARTLAND EXHIBITION, INDIANAPOLIS ART CENTER, IN (2018)
STILL LIFE: ELEVATING THE MUNDANE, PHOTOPLACE GALLERY, MIDDLEBURY VT (2018)
FUTILITY, AGGREGATE SPACE GALLERY, OAKLAND, CA (2018)
PASTICHE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE ISSUE 2, FEATURED ARTIST (2018)
PHOTOWORK 2018, BARRETT ART CENTER, NY (2018)
JENTEL ARTS RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIP, WY (2018)
ART THROUGH THE LENS, INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION, YEISER ART CENTER, KY (2017)
I-PARK FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP, CT (2017)
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN ARTS INSTITUTE AWARD (2017)
ARTIST INITIATIVE GRANT, MINNESOTA ARTS BOARD, MN (2014)

www.allisonaroberts.com
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INDICANT IX by Allison Roberts
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INDICANT XI by Allison Roberts
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FATHER LI, 2018 by Brian Orozco
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Brian Orozco says, "These three photographs are part of a larger project titled On Sunday that captures members of an imagined and assembled religious community.

The project ties together scenes from a number of spiritual spaces and practices around New England, creating an amalgamation of performances of the sublime and the spectacular. 

As someone who grew up religious yet no longer identifies as religious, I think about the journey behind desperately searching for purpose in the meaningless and meaningful.

Sometimes you hear a knock on the door, and answer it hoping to find something; at times, you swear the answers you're looking for are in a book and in a cool night.

These subjects are quite young, arguably when some of the more intense twists and turns along the journey are happening."

Brian Orozco is a photographer, playwright, and educator based in Brooklyn.

He received his B.A. in American Studies from Yale University in 2018. He has exhibited work in small solo and group shows in New Haven, Connecticut, and has been included in publications such as MATTE Magazine and the Yale Literary Magazine.

His latest play, Prelude to Everything Else, was produced at the Yale Repertory Theater by the Yale Dramat Association this past spring. 

https://cargocollective.com/brian-orozco
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SHADOW, 2017 by Brian Orozco
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SISTER RACHEL, 2018 by Brian Orozco
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HOLES by Carl Shubs
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Carl Shubs says, "I am a psychologist in private practice and also a contemporary fine art photographer, based in Los Angeles. 

My photos capture the moments that surround us and that we often overlook in the mundane of everyday living.

I want the viewer to reach beyond the obvious, feel an emotion, or think about something in a new way.  This is what I also do in my psychology practice.

I prefer to shoot whatever catches my eye as I go out into the world, and I call these “found images.”  I’m drawn to singular scenes like a boy in a lingerie shop, a tree in the middle of nowhere with sneakers hanging from it at moonrise, or something about shapes, patterns, or colors.  My photos are typically presented without compositing or major Photoshop editing.

I love when someone thinks that an image is set up rather than captured or made by photographic manipulation when actually it is what the camera saw.  I’m delighted when people don’t know what they are looking at in a photo, but love it anyway.

The Journey reflected in this submission is that street photography is my primary orientation, yet in looking for those spontaneous moments I have also come to see the objects that we typically miss. 

I call that project Overlooked Subjects of Art. It focuses on the things we ignore or don’t even notice because we think of them as mundane. It includes three bodies of work: 1) objects that are typically disregarded and go unrecognized as being worthy subjects of art, 2) things that are overlooked but deserve notice and appreciation because of their graphic elements, and 3) finding abstract qualities in things we pass by or even step over.  Naturally, some of the images may overlap these categories, as is the case with these submissions."

Throughout Carl Shubs’ 30 year career as a psychoanalytic psychologist practicing in Beverly Hills, CA, he has also been a self-taught contemporary fine art photographer. His first exhibit was in 2011, as part of a group show at the Museum of Neon and Kinetic Art, in Los Angeles. That recognition encouraged him to deepen his commitment to photography and to begin showing his work.

In 2014 he was accepted into membership in the Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA). His work is held in private collections and he has exhibited nationally and internationally. He has been in many juried exhibitions (including over 20 in 2016 and also in 2017, while approaching that number in 2018). His acclaimed jurors have included Elizabeth Avedon, Andi Campognone, Debra Klomp Ching,  Brian Paul Clamp, Catherine Couturier, Shana Nys Dambrot, Scott B. Davis, Crista Dix, Peter Frank, Herair & Lori Garboushian, David Garnick, Greg Gorman, Mark Steven Greenfield, Jim Morphesis, Aline Smithson, and Richard Vogel.

He has won awards and honors, had his work published in such prestigious publications as Lenscratch, F-Stop Magazine, and the Photographer's Forumhardcover book Best of Photography 2015, and been in a digital display at the Louvre. 

He is proud to have curated a combination solo exhibit and group show that included seventeen amazing artists who work in a variety of media.  He served as curator for L.A. Photo Curator’s online exhibition “Street Shooting.”

Contact info:carl@carlshubsphotography.com

www.CarlShubsPhotography.com
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LIGHT SWITCHES AND ARROWS by Carl Shubs
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TELEPHONE POLE WITH STAPLES AND BAND-2 by Carl Shubs
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BIOPSY #2 by Constance Thalken
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"Illness is the night-side of life, a more onerous citizenship.

Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.”     

Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor
 
Constance Thalken says, "During 14 months of treatments for invasive breast cancer, I collected all the bandages that were applied to and removed from my body during treatments.

The practice was not premeditated for artistic purposes at that time, but merely an attempt to secure control over circumstances in which I had none.

Archived in Ziploc bags with dates and treatment identifying information, I later photographed fifty-five of these “discard” materials on the surface of my bathroom floor.

Only at one point during treatments was I compelled to photograph myself. I wanted to acknowledge my fortitude in passing through the most demanding phase of treatments.

I also was physically transformed and no longer recognized myself. I was curious what the scrutiny of the lens would reveal.

For me, the self-portraits bear the psychological and emotional complexities of undergoing an experience that brings all former certainties into question."
            
Constance Thalken’s photographs often explore the complexity of loss and mortality. They have been featured in both national and international galleries and museums.

Her work is in the permanent collections of the High Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, The Bunnen Collection, the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Yale University Library, and other private collections. Exhibition venues include the San Diego Art Institute New Orleans Museum of Art, The Light Factory Municipal Cultural Center of Ioannia (Greece), Huntsville Museum of Art Harn Museum of Art Foundation Charles-Leopold Mayer (France), The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Photographic Center Northwest Birmingham Museum of Art, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Space Sau Bostik (Spain) and the Torpedo Factory. Thalken lives in Atlanta, GA, where she is represented by Whitespace Gallery. 
 
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

 Acquisition of my work for the permanent collection at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; The Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA; and The Bunnen Collection, Atlanta, GAParticipation in Barcelona Foto Biennale 2018 in Barcelona, Spain
Representation with Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, GA
Recipient of 13 Summer Research Awards, two Research Initiation Grants and one Scholarly Support Grant from Georgia State University
Publication of Eyes Open Slowly exhibition catalog by The Light Factory in Charlotte, NC   
 
www.constancethalken.com
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HAIRCUT #1 by Constance Thalken
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SELF PORTRAIT #1 by Constance Thalken
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2016 BULLIS CHARTER SCHOOL, SOUTH CAMPUS. LOS ALTOS by Craig Schwanfelder
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Craig Schwanfelder says of his series, 'Half Court - Full Court', "Basketball and art have always been passions in my life.

When I realized my basketball skills were not quite NBA caliber, I pursued an education in the arts with a focus on photography.

After high school in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I took night classes at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. where I studied black and white photography. I then went on to study the commercial and technical aspects at the International College of Professional Photography in Melbourne, Australia for two years. I finished my BFA in photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. 

Subsequently, I discovered a way to combined my two great loves of basketball and art, and the project Half Court - Full Court was born. Basketball can be found everywhere, and is accessible to people from all walks of life. I have photographed all types of full courts including neighborhood parks, community recreation centers, grass courts in Hawaii, and schools.

As my ability in multiple exposure photography technique flourished, I discovered a way to capture the feeling of both a full court and half court perspective in a single image. This development resulted in an original view of basketball courts, presenting the viewer with the experience of standing at center court and looking at both basketball hoops simultaneously. Each basketball court location is unique, creating a portfolio of images that highlight the remarkable diversity of settings for a game that unifies people worldwide."

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - 1st and Juror's selection for NYC4PA, Nominee for Photogravpy Experimental category, Upcoming shows at Marine Museum of Contemporary Art and Santa Cruz Art League, Selected for All About Photos magazine #4 Shapes, Most importantly of all a self published limited edition (50 copies) book called Robert Francis Schwanfelder (a dedication to the life and artwork of my deceased father.)

www.csimagery.com
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2016 EDITH LANDELS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MOUNTAIN VIEW by Craig Schwanfelder
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2017 AINAOLA PARK, HILO, HI 96720 by Craig Schwanfelder
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THINGS WE SAVED by Crystal Tursich
SECOND PLACE
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Crystal Tursich says, "In Silence is a series of photographs that visualize loss and the looming emotions following such an experience.

As I heal both physically and mentally, I have turned to my camera to construct and document the moments, object, and feelings that connect me to my loss. The resulting images serve as artifacts, creating a visual archive of my experience and the accompanied complex emotions that cannot be articulated through words alone."

Often drawing on memory and emotion, Crystal Tursich creates diaristic work that hovers between staged self-portraits and constructed memories. 

Recently, she has been included in group exhibitions in Cincinnati, Minneapolis and Louisville. As a plastic camera and film photography enthusiast, she is pleased to have been included in both the Somerville Toy Camera Festival and Soho Photo Gallery's Krappy Kamera Exhibition.  Last year, Tursich participated in a collaborative project with six other women that was shown in Columbus and Peoria. She was also invited to create site specific work for the Franklin Park Conservatory with others who attended or taught in the Photography Department at CCAD. 

Crystal Tursich lives in Columbus, Ohio and serves as an Upper School Art Teacher at Columbus Academy specializing in photography. Previously, Tursich has held positions as a Lecturer at The Ohio State University and an Adjunct Instructor at Columbus College of Art & Design. She holds an MFA from Columbus College of Art & Design and a BFA from Adrian College. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Education-
BFA Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan 2005
MFA Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio 2012

Solo Exhibitions:

In the Shadows, Ohio Art League, Columbus, Ohio 2011
Homecoming Alumni Exhibition, Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan 2008
Selected Works, Spice, Toledo, Ohio 2007
Collaborative Projects
Baptism, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, Illinois 2017 
Baptism, Pennington Custom Art, Columbus, Ohio 2017

Select Juried & Group Exhibitions:

ARCHIVE [photo], Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio 2018
The Telling Image, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2018
Image OHIO, Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio 2018
Biennial Juried Exhibition, Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio 2017
Glasshouse: Photo Flora Form, Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, Ohio 2017
Noves Histories: Ohio Art League Spring Juired Exhibition, OSU Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio 2016
Modes of Photographic Vision, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Blue Ash, Ohio 2016
The Inland Experience, Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky 2015
Somerville Toy Camera Festival, Nave Gallery, Somerville, Massachusetts 2015
Krappy Kamera Exhibition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, New York 2015
Happy Together, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio 2014
Art and Artists of Ohio, Tacocat Cooperative, Columbus, Ohio 2014
Time, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, Michigan 2013
Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio 2013
The 99%, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, Oregon 2012
Thunderdome, Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 2012

Select Publications & Features:

Artebella Daily Featured Artist, Louisville Visual Art Association 
Teaching Photography: Tools for the Imaging Educator, 2nd Edition, Focal Press 
Issue 69: Black and White, F-Stop Magazine 

www.CrystalTursich.com
ctursich@gmail.com
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MUMMY by Crystal Tursich
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TWO WEEKS LATER by Crystal Tursich
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CLEV by Danielle Faulkner
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Danielle E. Faulkner says, "From a very young age, my relationship with men has always been strained.

I am unbearably cynical, and an extremist with emotions. Initially, due to daily mental manipulation exhibited by my molester, then later solidified by being kicked out twice by the same family member. Though it wasn’t until my mid-twenties that, at the time, my grandfather was left with no other logical choice but to pick up the pieces.

As the only male figure left standing in my life, I looked up to him. (More so when the cancer came back.) He was my source of wisdom, logic, and expressions of love. On Friday January 13th, 2017, we lost him. Since that day on, my level of independence is tested; there isn’t a safety net anymore.

That realization terrified me. Am I strong enough, wise enough to lead my own life?

During Christmas of the same year, I received a book entitled, "Be Here Now" by Ram Dass. Inspired by its perceptions of death, understanding where you come from, and seeing past the veil, "There Are No Accidents" was created as an exploration and reflection on the positive, uplifting men in my life; my father, grandfather and my boyfriend."

Of falling leaves and melting
snow, of birds
in their delights
Some poets sing
their melodies
tendering my nights
sweetly.
My pencil halts
and will not go
along that quiet path.
I need to write
of lovers false
and hate
and hateful wrath
quickly.
- Maya Angelou

Raised in downtown Brooklyn, New York City, Danielle Faulkner is an emerging and passionate photographer & artist, mainly placing energy on matters of the heart. Whether it deals with political ties, as is evidenced by, A Face of Danger, commenting on the rising racial tensions between local armed forces and people of color. Or with more inner, self attentive and reflective themes as seen in the series’ “When It Will Come” and “More Than A Cat.”

In both bodies of work, as is the case with all of her work, Ms. Faulkner uses her previous education in clinical psychology as an advantage to better analyze and question the world she was born into, the one she resides in and her place/purpose in it all.

There is a continuous unconscious action and desire to transcend the past, thus allowing little to no room for the “quiet path.” The content tends to exhibit itself through the use of both a film and digital camera, text, as well as created and found images.

It is specifically this metamorphosis that excites Danielle the most as an artist. Though no matter how daunting it may become, as it certainly was watching herself grow in college at the School of Visual Arts, it is done partially with the hope that one-day that kind of courage will infiltrate her personal and daily life.

If the work should simultaneously inspire, comfort or encourage its viewers, it is only more of a blessing and a reason to keep photographing.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Featured in Sweet Thang Zine, Issue II - MIND, 2018
Art Teacher at the Renaissance Youth Center, 2017
Intern with Steven Kasher Gallery, 2016
Creator of Bouquet, an upcoming platform for AOC (Artists of Color) who deal with or suffer from a Mental Health Illness to display their work.

http://www.daniefaulkner.com/
 
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IN THE MIRROR COPY by Danielle Faulkner
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POPPI by Danielle Faulkner
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CROSSROADS by Deborah Sfez
THIRD PLACE
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BEYOND IMAGINATION

I had left one morning with some belongings in a handbag,

Not knowing where I was going or why I had taken the road on that specific dawn.

An incessant, profound desire to leave,

Since my very young childhood,

To leave the infernal circle which defines me,

limits me and makes me suffocate

For some mysterious reason

I had accepted the risks of adventure.

For there's a voice,

Underlying all events,

And scenes,

There's a threat,

In all appearances,

Of joy that left,

I felt deserted,

Planted,

In an unknown soil,

Stranger to its disorder,

Inexplicable Chaos,

Unacceptable filth,

Peculiar hygienic manners,

Sometimes funny methods,

Unfamiliar ways of doing very common acts,

Outrageous at times,

Yet I was attracted

By the white clouds,

The faithful black-skinned fishermen,

Who believed in a goddess named Mary, whom they worship as a fetish,

I was attracted by the strong vivid colors,

Put together in an odd way,

Not so harmonious to my stranger's eye,

Yet delicious and kind,

I was driven by a sense of innocence

And the childish pride,

Of poor-people solutions for a better life,

And the elegance of women amid a chaotic land,

And men not even aware of their savage life,

Inhuman, brutal and harsh,

Imprisoned in a continent,

Without future,

Or hope,

Living in another time,

Aspiring to expand and multiply like in a pink kaleidoscope to the African sky.

Deborah Sfez, Abidjan, 2018.

Deborah Sfez says, "I am an Israeli artist born in 1964, now working in Israel and Ivory Coast, focusing on the fields of Photography and Video in all their creative configurations.

I studied French and English Literature in Haifa University, Fashion Design in ESMOD Paris, and Scenery and Costume Design at Rakefet Levi's school of Theatre Design in Tel Aviv.

I have been practicing the profession of Fashion Design and Theatre Costume Design for over twenty years before I decided to concentrate exclusively on Art.

I have been exhibiting photography and video works in Israel, France, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, England and the U.S.A in the last five years, gained acknowledgment and wan several photography and art prizes."

C.V:

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO.

2018        Solo Exhibition,“Land of Memory”A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas, U.S.A

2018        Solo Exhibition,“Land of Memory”,Zaritsky Artists House Tel Aviv

2017      “Home-Land” Sehnsucht Galerie, group exhibition, Rotterdam, Netherlands


2017      Video Installation “The Memory Of Trees”, UNESCO World Humanities conference, Liege, Belgium

2016     “Mirabella's Song” Solo Exhibition, Zaritsky Artists House Tel Aviv

2015     “Mirabella” Solo Exhibition, Memoire de L'Avenir Gallery Paris

MUSEUMS:

2018      “Yad Vashem”, Jeusalem, visual center archive, “A Journey to Land of Memory” film.

2017      The New Museum of Networked Art Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, Shoah Film Collection

Video work “A Journey to the Land of Memory”

AWARDS:

2017       Finalist, Top Ten, at Portrait Exhibition Photography Award, Hellerau, Dresden, Germany

2014       PWP - Professional Women Photographer Jurors selection for best portraiture, NY

2014       Short Listed in ASFF Aesthetic Short film Festival for Video “SFEZMATOZOID” York England

2013       Short Listed in Beers Contemporary Award for Emerging Art, London

Languages: Hebrew, French, English, (speaking and writing).

www.deborah-s-artist.com
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A CURTAINED WINDOW by Deborah Sfez
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ESCAPE by Deborah Sfez
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ALONE IN SEATTLE by Eric Renard
HONORABLE MENTION
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“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”
- John Steinbeck

Eric Renard says, "Photography, like life is a journey that explores the struggle between light and shadow. It is a journey of discovery without a specific destination. 

Some journeys cover great distances and others internally transform us. In both cases, my goal is to capture an image or state of light that stirs up unexpected feelings or memories that will connect the image to the viewer.
 
This selection of images explores frozen moments of smaller journeys, which may include emotional journeys too. Where are these people heading? What has paused them on their journeys. Despite being in busy places, they seem very much alone. Our heroes are an old man walking on the streets of Cuzco, Peru, a young woman coming out of the shadows in Seattle, Washington, and a young girl peering through a barricade at was once the World Trade Centers in NYC."
 
Eric Renard is based in Los Angeles, CA and has been creating photographs for over three decades.

Eric M. Renard is a Los Angeles based Photographer. Born in New York, he attended school in the Riverdale, NY. Eric spent his summers in Maine, where he was first exposed to photography and dark rooms. Eric’s passion for photography was reignited at Tufts University in Boston, where he studied under Sigfried Halus.
After graduating, Eric moved to San Francisco, as an architectural photographer before moving to Los Angeles. Eric’s unique exposure to both urban and rural living can be seen throughout his work, as he is equally at home in both settings. Whether working in black and white or vibrant colors, his urban cityscapes and rural landscapes often reflect an eerie sense of peace and quiet, rarely portraying more than one or two people.
Eric’s photography has been exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles and Minnesota and viewed digitally around the world, receiving numerous awards.

 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
 
Selected Exhibitions
2018 August Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica
2018 August Praxis Gallery, Minn.
2018 June Praxis Gallery, Minn.
2018 March Praxis Gallery, Minn.
2015 Seyhoon Gallery (Solo Exhibition), West Hollywood, CA
2015 Brent Shapiro Foundation, Beverly Hills, CA
2015 Vista, San Francisco, CA
Publications and Awards
2018 International Photography Awards – 3rd Place – Brooklyn Bridge 10/1/18
2018 International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention – Chrysler Building 10/1/18
2018 International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention – Coral Dunes 10/1/18
2018 Your Daily Photograph – Brooklyn Bridge 7/13/18
2018 Your Daily Photograph – Curved Bank Yosemite 3/26/18
2018 Your Daily Photograph – Chrysler Building 1/4/18
2017 Monochrome Awards – Honorable Mention in Abstract – Spiraling Down
2017 Monochrome Awards – Honorable Mention in Nature –  Dew Covered Lily
2017 Monochrome Awards – Honorable Mention in Fine Art –  The Window
2017 Your Daily Photograph – Stacked Dishes 11/2/17
2017 Your Daily Photograph – Moonrise in Zion 2/1/17
2016 Your Daily Photograph  – Starry Night Monument Valley 12/21/16
2016 Your Daily Photograph  – Lone Sign 12/5/16
2016 Your Daily Photograph  – Flight 55 Bel Air 9/22/16
 

 http://www.ericrenardphotography.com
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END OF THE LINE by Eric Renard
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GROUND ZERO by Eric Renard
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HEADING HOME by Eric Renard
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“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”
- John Steinbeck

Eric Renard says, "Photography, like life is a journey that explores the struggle between light and shadow. It is a journey of discovery without a specific destination. Some journeys cover great distances and others internally transform us. In both cases, my goal is to capture an image or state of light that stirs up unexpected feelings or memories that will connect the image to the viewer.
 
This particular journey took me to Churchill in Northern Canada in search of Polar Bears, which were not the subject of this exploration. Instead, I found a Curtiss C-46 freight plane, whose final journey was abruptly interrupted, a mysterious shipwreck, which disappears during swirling mists and high tides and the northern terminus of Canadian rail line. All three images are of vehicles of massive journeys to far away and perhaps exotic places, now slowly journeying to decay in desolate places."
 
Eric M. Renard is a Los Angeles based Photographer. Born in New York, he attended school in the Riverdale, NY. Eric spent his summers in Maine, where he was first exposed to photography and dark rooms. Eric’s passion for photography was reignited at Tufts University in Boston, where he studied under Sigfried Halus.
After graduating, Eric moved to San Francisco, as an architectural photographer before moving to Los Angeles. Eric’s unique exposure to both urban and rural living can be seen throughout his work, as he is equally at home in both settings. Whether working in black and white or vibrant colors, his urban cityscapes and rural landscapes often reflect an eerie sense of peace and quiet, rarely portraying more than one or two people.
Eric’s photography has been exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles and Minnesota and viewed digitally around the world, receiving numerous awards.

Eric Renard is based in Los Angeles, CA and has been creating photographs for over three decades.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

 
Selected Exhibitions

2018 August Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica
2018 August Praxis Gallery, Minn.
2018 June Praxis Gallery, Minn.
2018 March Praxis Gallery, Minn.
2015 Seyhoon Gallery (Solo Exhibition), West Hollywood, CA
2015 Brent Shapiro Foundation, Beverly Hills, CA
2015 Vista, San Francisco, CA
Publications and Awards
2018 International Photography Awards – 3rd Place – Brooklyn Bridge 10/1/18
2018 International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention – Chrysler Building 10/1/18
2018 International Photography Awards – Honorable Mention – Coral Dunes 10/1/18
2018 Your Daily Photograph – Brooklyn Bridge 7/13/18
2018 Your Daily Photograph – Curved Bank Yosemite 3/26/18
2018 Your Daily Photograph – Chrysler Building 1/4/18
2017 Monochrome Awards – Honorable Mention in Abstract – Spiraling Down
2017 Monochrome Awards – Honorable Mention in Nature –  Dew Covered Lily
2017 Monochrome Awards – Honorable Mention in Fine Art –  The Window
2017 Your Daily Photograph – Stacked Dishes 11/2/17
2017 Your Daily Photograph – Moonrise in Zion 2/1/17
2016 Your Daily Photograph  – Starry Night Monument Valley 12/21/16
2016 Your Daily Photograph  – Lone Sign 12/5/16
2016 Your Daily Photograph  – Flight 55 Bel Air 9/22/16
 
www.ericrenardphotography.com
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MISS PIGGYS FINAL JOURNEY by Eric Renard
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SUNKEN SHIP by Eric Renard
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CLOUDS by Gayle Kirschenbaum
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Gayle Kirschenbaum says, "I am an observer of life and teller of stories - stories which have impact. My eyes wander, seeing all around me as my ears listen to the sounds and the voices. Born with an insatiable curiousity to learn and specifically to learn about others, I am drawn to traveling near and far. I see and capture moments in time - colors, shapes, feelings, moods, expressions, and relationships. 

My life is a journey and I share it through my art whether it is film, photography, art, poetry, prose or story. I invite my audience, reader, viewer into my world to see what I see, to feel what I feel,  and often finding their own personal connection and experience. It is my mission to help, enlighten, entertain and bring knowledge and joy to others."

Gayle Kirschenbaum is a creator who expresses herself in many forms. She began life as a visual artist and started taking photos where she spent hours in her darkroom. She found herself shooting stories with her photographs and painting them in an impressionist way.  Her desire to use words and sound led her to moving images.  She became an Emmy award-winning filmmaker whose films and programs have premiered on Netflix, HBO, and Discovery.They include Look At Us Now, Mother!, A Dog’s Life: A Dogamentary, My Nose and  Little Parents. 

Her last film led to an invitation to give a TEDx talk called No More Drama With Mama about forgiveness. She speaks and teaches on this topic.  Gayle has found herself returning to her first love, photography. 

Most recently her photographs were exhibited in Spain at the Barcelona Foto Biennale in October 2018.

URL of photo work Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/glkirschenbaum
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DELAWARE WATER GAP by Gayle Kirschenbaum
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THE SPRINGS by Gayle Kirschenbaum
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THROUGH THE VALLEY by Howard Lewis
HONORABLE MENTION
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Howard Lewis is a New York based artist whose artwork explores the concepts of light, form and the perception of time. 

Through his camera, Lewis strives to capture the dimensional qualities of form as rendered by light, illuminating the texture and age of each subject through the synthesis of photographic elements.

While Lewis considers himself a lens-based artist first and foremost, his interest in creating three-dimensional welded metal sculpture that relate to his Inner Workings photography series is a personal journey that is ongoing. 

A journey is a function of time so with these photographs Lewis strives for visualization of both dimensions. The photographs are of different subject matter, but all are about a journey from one physical place to another as well as the dimension of time. 

Lewis takes a two dimensional photograph and provides additional visual meaning or a third dimension similar to sculpture but staying within the media parameters.

Howard Lewis’ photographs have been exhibited in galleries and cultural centers internationally, including the Gladstone Regional Museum and Gallery in Queensland, Australia, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa; the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania; the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science in Midland, Michigan;the New York Center for Photographic Arts; the Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon; the Courtyard Gallery in Connecticut; and the Grey & Gove Gallery in New York City.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018    Origami, The Traditional Art curated by Joanne Duke
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Queensland, Australia
(photographs, solo exhibition)
2017    Water Rain and Fog, curated by B.B. Winslow
Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland, Michigan
(photographs, group exhibition)
2017    Light and Matter, curated by Kelsey Halliday Johnson
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
(photographs, group exhibition)
2014 – 2017

Recent Works by Gallery Artists (a selection of Lewis metal sculptures), Courtyard Gallery, Mystic, Connecticut


IMAGE: Through The Valley- A journey through Monument Valley is a journey through time. The dawn fog carried by steady wind makes its way over and around one of the iconic structures. A ribbon of dirt road weaves through the landscape pointing the way for anyone who wants to imagine the primal forces shaping our planet over thousands of years.

www.howardlewisphotographs.com
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DINOSAUR TRACKS by Howard Lewis
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Dinosaur Tracks- Following one hand painted sign to another my drive through the West took me to this Navajo concession and to what seemed to my NY sensibilities, as the middle of nowhere. A guide showed me a knowledgeable time-based geological journey as well as learning about the Native American journey from a horrendous past to a still challenging present.
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INNER WORKINGS #18 by Howard Lewis
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