July 6 – September 1, 2017
Reception July 13, 2017 7-8:30 PM
Informal Gallery Talk at 6:15 PM on July 13, 2017
Portfolio Reviews July 14th - Members only, on first-come, first-served basis
Portfolio Sharing Info to come soon
The juror for the Griffin’s Juried Exhibition this year is Hamidah Glasgow. Ms. Glasgow has been the Executive Director and Curator at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado since 2009. Hamidah holds a master’s degree in humanities with a specialization in visual and gender studies and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Hamidah’s contribution to photography has included curatorial projects, national portfolio reviews (FotoFest, Photolucida, Medium, Center, Filter, etc.), professional development education programs, contributions to publications and online magazines and the co-hosting of regional conferences. Hamidah is also a co-founder of the Strange Fire Collective. This collective is dedicated to photo-based work that engages with current social and political forces, highlighting the work of women, people of color, and queer and trans artists, writers, and curators. Glasgow resides in Colorado.
The 23nd Griffin Museum Juried Exhibition is on display in the Main Gallery of the Griffin Museum July 6 through September 1, 2017. An opening reception is July 13, 7-8:30 p.m. The opening reception is free to all. Hamidah Glasgow will give an informal gallery talk at 6:15 PM on July 13, 2017 followed by portfolio reviews on July 14th. Portfolio reviews are for members only and on a first come first served.
The 23rd Griffin Museum Juried Exhibition will be named in honor of Ed Friedman, a celebrated Arlington-based photographer who unexpectedly passed away through a tragic accident in July 2016. Ed was an active member of the Griffin Museum. His Old Schwamb Mill photographs were exhibited at the Griffin in 2011. He was also an active member of Gallery Galatea in SoWa and the Cambridge Art Association.
After earning a degree in physics from Carnegie Mellon University, he had a long career working with computers. For a long time, Ed focused on landscape photography, but broadened his approach to include street photography and portraiture. When not working on photographic projects, Friedman worked as a web developer. Ed Friedman was loved and remembered by many. During the 23rd exhibition the Griffin will exhibit a number of Ed Friedman’s photographs from his last body of work “Focus On: The Gun Culture.”
Alongside the juried exhibition, the Griffin Museum is organizing a series of professional development workshops presented by a diverse range of thought leaders. These workshops will share instrumental ideas, methods and tools to help build the business and legal foundation of a thriving artistic practice.
This exhibition is sponsored in part by the friends of Ed Friedman; Mary Ryan and Joe Rizzo, Mary and Rob Gold, The Maximowicz and McAvoy family, Amy Vreeland. Charlie and Lauren Duerr, Tom Diaz, Paula and Dragan Pajevic, Bill Clougher and Hayes Miller.
The announcement for the photographers chosen for the exhibition will be placed here by May 28th.