April 20 – May 28, 2023
Artist Reception – April 21, 2023 6 to 8pm
Online Artist Panels highlighting Winning and Honorable Mention Artists.
- April 27th – 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific – Suzanne Revy & Nancy Scherl
- May 4th – 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific – Alexa Cushing, Barrett Emke & Barbara Peacock
- May 16th – 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific – Ellen Konar & Steve Goldband & Sylvie Redmond
29th Annual Juried Members Exhibition
Juror – Lisa Volpe, Curator of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
20 April – 28 May, 2023
Artist Reception 21 April, 6.30 – 8pm
We are thrilled to announce the 29th Annual Members Juried Exhibition.
Our thanks to Curator of Photography Lisa Volpe, from the Museum of Fine Arts Houston for selecting sixty artists from over 250 artists and 1250 images submitted.
This exhibition, called Under the Mask, focused on exploring the psychological, social, and emotional results of the last three years. We’ve all seen the photographs of masked citizens, but what transpired behind the mask? What were the aftereffects when we put our masks away?
This years award winners –
Arthur Griffin Legacy Award – Nancy Scherl
Griffin Prize – Suzanne Revy
Honorable Mentions – Alexa Cushing, Barrett Emke, Ellen Konar & Steve Goldband, Barbara Peacock, Sylvie Redmond
Directors Choice – Suzanne Theodora White
Exhibition Award – Lynne Breitfeller
Juror’s statement from Lisa Volpe –
It’s not easy to describe the last three years.
Oddly, the best description I’ve found for our pandemic era was written in 1895. Yet, somehow that a temporality seems right for the topic. It was Charles Dickens who said it best, naming his own moment both the best and the worst. He continued, “it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”
This members’ show, featuring work from the last three years, reflects the conflict and contradictions of those many months. The frantic energy of sourdough baking and mass challenges, felt in bright colors and crowded compositions, giving way to quiet and to ennui as the pandemic wore on. The passage of time referenced in diptychs, triptychs, multiple exposures and blur. The feeling of standing still in quick captures and fleeting moments. A feeling of change. A desire for the familiar.
Only a range of photographs, points of view, and styles representing wisdom and foolishness, light and dark, hope and despair could capture a sense of our last three years.
Curator, Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Artists in the exhibition (in alphabetical order)
Stephen Albair, Hannah Altman, Mark Atkinson, Diane Bennett, Jennifer Bilodeau, Jennifer Booher, Sally Bousquet, Adele Quartley Brown, Lisa Cassell-Arms, Jo Ann Chaus, Diana Cheren Nygren, Richard Cohen, Anne Connor, Nicholas Costopoulos, Alexa Cushing, Steve Delaney, Lisa Donneson, Sharon Draghi, Adam Eaton, Yorgos Efthymiadis, Barrett Emke, Alex Ferrone, Joan Fitzsimmons, Patricia Fortlage, Carole Glauber, Steve Goldband & Ellen Konar, Cassandra Goldwater, Joe Greene, Law Hamilton, Anne Hermes, John Hesketh, Sandy Hill, Allan Hiltz, Nanci Kahn, Gabrielle Keller, Ray Koh, Susan Lapides, Jeff Larason, Rob Lorino, Bruce Magnuson, Joetta Maue, CoCo McCabe, Dawn McDonald, Mike Ritter, Kiersten Miller, Robert Morin, Connor Noll, Terrell Otey, David Oxton, Barbara Peacock, Suzanne Revy, Travis Rainey, Sylvie Redmond, Vicki Reed, Mary Reeve, Lynn Saville, Nancy Scherl, Dan Weingrod and Suzanne Theodora White.
The companion online exhibition for the Members Exhibition can be found here.