July 4 – September 4, 2022
Artist Reception – July 10, 2022 at 4 to 6pm
Online Artist Panels highlighting Award Winners -
Thursday July 21st – 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific Liam Jåger & Anastasia Sierra
Wednesday August 3rd – 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific Seth Cook, Margaret Hart & Laila Nahar
Thursday August 18th – 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific Stefanie Timmerman & William Hamlin
The results are in! Over 2,000 images were submitted to our jurors Frances Jakubek and Iaritza Menjivar, and narrowed to 60. Thank you to everyone in our Griffin artist community who submitted images, making this jurying process so difficult.
We are thrilled to showcase this years artists as part of our larger creative artists community.
The artists included (in alphabetical order)
Debe Arlook, Deborah Arsenault, Rachel Boillot, Sally Bousquet, Lynne Breitfeller, Tuan Bui, Annette LeMay Burke, Bill Chapman, Richard S. Chow, Seth Cook, Alexa Cushing, Caroline Dejeneffe, Dena Eber, Yorgos Efthymiadis, Miren Etcheverry, Jo Fields, Karen Finkel-Fishoff, Beth Galton, Victoria Gewirz, Marsha Guggenheim, Andrew Harris, Margaret Hart, William Hamlin, Liam Hayes, Chehalis Hegner, Eileen Homuth Lemonick, Nanci Kahn, Nancy Kaye, Jeff Larason, Hannah Latham, Denise Laurinatis, Lisa Levine, Susan Lirakis, Rob Lorino, Fruma Markowitz, CoCo McCabe, Eric McCollum, Lyn Miller, Amy Montali, Ania Moussawei, Laila Nahar, Jim Nickelson, Caroline Nicola, Harold Olejarz, Annie Omens, David Oxton, Laurie Peek, Heather Pillar, Allison Plass, Robin Radin, Astrid Reischwitz, Georgina Reskala, Katherine Richmond, Mike Ritter, Karin Rosenthal, Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson, Anastasia Sierra, Stefanie Timmerman, Marsha Wilcox and Jonas Yip.
Congratulations to our Award Winners!
- $1,000 Arthur Griffin Legacy Award – Liam Hayes
- $500 Griffin Award – Anastasia Sierra
- $100 Honorable Mentions (5) – Seth Cook, Margaret Hart, Laila Nahar, Stefanie Timmerman and William Hamlin
Exhibitions Awards –
- Directors Prize – Jason Reblando
- Exhibition Prize –
In addition to our in person exhibition, we have a selection of works in our ONLINE exhibition. Take a look here for 60 more featured artists from our Griffin Community.
To purchase a catalog featuring the work of both the in person and online selected artists find it in our Museum Shop here.
From juror Iaritza Menjivar –
While clicking on each image, I was struck by the amount of feelings coming (or blasting) through the screen. At first there was a peculiar sentiment of sadness, or emptiness, perhaps. But the more I looked, the more I understood what I was sensing– life and real emotions. The past couple of years have been at the very least crazy and for many, life-changing. The world around us feels heavy— for the very first time we were asked to stop and feel and there was no escaping that. And now that we have experienced the “pause”, why is there a need to press play again? The photograph of the woman looking at herself, face to face through the reflection of water reminds us what it feels like to look inward.
This collection of photographs showcases a range of moments; The image of the man surrounded by plastic, playing a piano, living inside a bubble of isolation; The mother and child split between the darkness but connected through the strikes of light illuminating the contrasting moments of motherhood; The culmination of textured landscapes involving nature and man-made structures all standing still in the midst of an estranged world. Or a still-life literally taken apart and threaded back together showing the depth and complexity of everyday moments. Finally, there are images made and manipulated by the artists creating alternate realities.
When viewing photographs as outsiders, we hold subjective opinions. We relate with the work by reflecting the things we are seeing and feeling at that precise moment. In this special moment of bringing the work together, we find that we are connected by this strange time of growth, discovery, and new ways of seeing the world around us. We are bound by the intention behind the work.
Thank you to the Griffin Museum community for always welcoming me. And a special thank you to Paula Tognarelli for the years of guidance and for inviting me as juror for the Annual Juried Members Exhibition with Frances Jakubek.
From juror Frances Jakubek –
Photographs tend to carry a literal way of conveying emotion. Our function as viewers is to build a bridge integrating the artists’ objective with our own interpretation, all while keeping space for new understanding. We recycle our visions of the past into our present and it can be easier to welcome a sensation when you are familiar with it compared to accepting a remote and new feeling. Instead of discarding unfamiliar emotions, what does it look like when they all exist in the same room?
The goal when compiling the members’ show was to expand upon what we consider a photograph and how the images communicate with each other and what the audience may take away. It was important to include a variety of processes, deeply personal tales, political works, and modern considerations of landscape.
What strikes me most about this collection of images is the sense of community, even in solitary moments. Most of the photographs are incredibly intimate and many achieve that without depicting actual bodies. We are welcomed into the lives of these photographers by witnessing their quietest moments, the way they interact with their subjects, and what they’ve decided to keep and render permanent by way of photography. The exhibition has the artists’ fingerprints all over it.
We see subjects laughing, crying, hiding, and declaring their territory. Fantastical landscapes show beside traditional portraits, and all come from a space of self-actualization. We see depictions of growth, the emptiness of change, the thoroughness of distrust, and the joy of storytelling. We invite you to make a little space for sensations that may seem unwelcome at first.
It was very special to work with Iaritza Menjivar to curate this exhibition for an institution we both love and have grown in. Thank you to Paula Tognarelli for giving me a chance, both then and now. With great appreciation for Crista Dix and Ryan Sholtis, I am glad to be part of this Griffin family who is accepting and encouraging of photographers and explorers alike.