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 July 14th - Members only 2:00 -4:30 PM, first served basis
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 23rd 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 and portfolio sharing. 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 work.
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.
Selected Artists (55 photographers/57 photographs): Anne-Laure Autin, Zeren Badar, Hannah Bates, Clare Benson, Richard Boutwell, Alexandra Broches, Robert Calafiore, Lauren Ceike, Rebecca Clark, Lisa Cohen, Virgil DiBiase, Kev Filmore, Randi Freundlich, Preston Gannaway, Randi Ganulin, Amy Giese, Leonard Greco, Joe Greene, Frank Hamrick, Robert Johnson, Gregory Jundanian, Brian Kaplan, David Kelly, Richard Kent, Barbara Kyne, Emily Hamilton Laux, Susan Lirakis, Joshua Littlefield, Ward Long, Joyce P. Lopez, Molly McCall, Alyssa Minahan, Astrid Reischwitz, Suzanne Revy, Amy Rindskopf, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, Charles Rozier, Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson, Joshua Sarinana, Michael Seif, Wendy Seller, Karen Sparacio, Tema Stauffer, John Steck Jr., Robert Sulkin, Jane Szabo, Jerry Takigawa, Sal Taylor Kydd, David Underwood, Claire A. Warden, David Weinberg, Nina Weinberg Doran, Stuart Zaro, Ryan Zoghlin, Mary Zompetti.
AWARDS: $2,500 Ed Friedman Award- Claire A. Warden, $1,000 Arthur Griffin Legacy Award- Charles Rozier, $500 Griffin Award- Hannah Bates, and Honorable Mentions: Randi Ganulin, Molly McCall, Alyssa Minehan, Astrid Reischwitz, Tema Stauffer, Clare Benson, Robert Calafiore.
Director’s Award: Suzanne Revy. Suzanne will receive a catalog of her work and a solo exhibit in the Fall 2017.
Awagami Factory Paper Award, $300 worth of Awagami ‘A.I.J.P’ photo inkjet papers: Jerry Takigawa
Exhibitions to run June and July 2018: Catherine Wilcox-Titus and Sheri Lynn Behr/ Russ Rowland and Craig Becker. Each of these four artists will have solo exhibits.
Virtual Gallery to run simultaneously with 23rd Juried Exhibition: Susan Lapides
Critic’s Pick on-line gallery to run simultaneously with 23rd Juried Exhibition: J. Felice Boucher
Instagram exhibition: See web exhibition
Member in Focus: Kay Canavino
In my mind and through my eyes, this exhibition is an expression of life, creativity, and ultimately, of love. It is through the lens of love that we cherish the days past and the memories. Emotions of longing, pain, and regret are available through exploring history. While it is our collective love of our humanity and the creatures that inhabit the planet that creates concern for others and our home. Finally are the moments of beauty that remind us to be present.
The lives of images are complicated and in many ways mystifying. As our culture has become a visual society, the images of our lives take on new meaning. While some artists have chosen to create their work by exploring photography in new ways as Claire Warden has done with her series, Mimesis. Others have taken a more traditional route albeit photographing the ordinary and daily moments of family life for over twenty years as Charles Rozier has in his series, House Music. Playing with the notions of the Real, Hannah Bates uses photographic backdrops to play with our senses and push us to examine what we see and understand or think we know.
It is through these artists that we can see the world in a new way. We, in the photography world, are in an exciting time of growth in the myriad of ways that photographic artists can express themselves. Old meets new with a mash-up of approaches and a host of techniques unavailable just a few years ago. While the art isn’t about technique, the ways that people are able to make the work have expanded exponentially. We are the beneficiaries of this wave of innovation and creativity.
My gratitude goes to the artists participating in this exhibition and to The Griffin Museum for inviting me to be the juror.
– Hamidah Glasgow