In the fine art photography world, one of the ways of getting my work seen is through various calls for entry at galleries around the country (and the world, at times). Usually there is a theme and a guest juror, someone well known in the fine art photography world. It can be fun and frustrating at the same time. There is a large element of subjectivity as well as some basic standards, so I can never quite know what will be accepted. But it is a good exercise for me in looking at my work critically and putting it out for a wider audience.
In the past several months, I’ve had work accepted into a few exhibits as well as work that was not chosen. As I said, it’s subjective and that’s OK. It’s just a challenge that I set for myself.
My image “Columbine” was included A Smith Gallery’s “botanical” exhibition juried by Wendi Schneider. Of the 1,553 submitted images, 55 were selected for exhibit at the Johnson City, Texas gallery. I was lucky to be able to attend the closing reception and speak about my image.
“Into the Woods” was accepted into A Smith Gallery’s “portal” exhibition juried by Ann Jastrab. Of the 1,062 submitted images, 54 were selected for the exhibit.
Marina Reflections 8” was chosen by juror Kirsten Hoving to be included in PhotoPlace Gallery’s exhibition, “Abstraction”. It was selected for permanent display in their Online Gallery. The juror chose 35 photographs for exhibition in the Middlebury, Vermont gallery, and an additional 40 photographs for display in the Online Gallery. This image was also chosen for inclusion in the 2018 Annual Contemporary Art Show: “Women’s Work” at Shenandoah Valley Art Center.