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January 2 - January 27, 2017

Still Life: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary

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Couple's bedroom
Mariette Pathy Allen
Bedroom of Dressmaker Orlando
and Partner Yosvany, Havana

mariettepathyallen.com
ata53614_11357-website
Dila Atay
Wrapped
aze83804_17252-website
Marty Azevedo / Ecce Homo 1
marty-azevedo.com
bow77825_09025-website
Lynné Bowman Cravens / Hair #1
lynnecravens.com
bra95254_76473-website
Todd Bradley / Bug Transport: Park
toddbradleyphotography.com
but96173_15713-website
Joel Butler
Still Life with Melon
car22484_95483-website
Patty Carroll
Flora and Fauxna: Orchids
pattycarroll.com
chi98168_58385-website
HONORABLE MENTION
Kimberly Chiaris / Bird and Bees
kimberlychiaris.com
cin15316_84835-website
Rebecca Cinclair / Berries
@rebeccacinclair
fie82372_62329-website
Sara Fields / Home
sarameganfields.com
fol83943_21164-website
JUROR'S AWARD
Rebecca Foley
Balloon
her56363_35093-website
HONORABLE MENTION
Michel Hersen
Long Johns
hol55689_47062-website
Sharlene Holliday
Assembly
hur21973_35636-website
Cynthia Hurayt
Three Leaves and a Stem
kos77856_40248-website
Brian Kosoff
Fruit Bowl
kuk29791_27628-website
Ryan Kukalis
Solo Stack
lee36853_14373-website
Chang Gi Lee / Medium Scenery
changgilee.com
lov20641_22034-website
Cary Loving
Good Luck
mcm78774_31385-website
Frances McMullen / Anima
franmcmullen.com
nil23495_31925-website
DIRECTOR'S AWARD
Dale Niles
Three Easels
dalenilesphotography.com
nob82985_57092-website
George Nobechi / Work Table, the Potter of Yamadera's Studio
georgenobechi.com
ren69012_77239-website
Eric Rennie
Attic Treasures
rif67396_39007-website
Paula Riff / Lost at Sea
paulariffphotography.virb.com/
sil95654_96964-website
Sara Silks / Natsukashii
sarasilks.com
sim10207_59982-website
Larry SImon / X-Ray [Bauhaus]
larrysimon.net
sni70096_39412-website
Larry K Snider
Horse Skull 01
sniderphoto.com
sta06269_65469-website
Sam Stapleton
Ornamental Lily #6b
tho49487_85234-website
Beckwith Thompson / Tripod Mouse
beckwiththompsonstudio.com
tos81681_68396-website
Randall Tosh
Vanitatum
wat52358_32775-website
Dawn Watson / Cardinal
dawnwatsonphoto.com
web48015_25343-website
Jacqueline Webster / Study No. 4, Brown Beech Mushrooms
jwebsterphoto.com
wel67893_95485-website
Angela Franks Wells / Wispy 1
angelafrankswells.com
wha69744_14886-website
Mary Whalen
Shrikes
wil12101_22555-website
HONORABLE MENTION
Catherine Wilcox-Titus
Uneasy Bed
catherinewilcoxtitusphotography.com
ada31747_14117-website
Laura Adams
Playground
bai51897_68977-website
Valda Bailey
Autumn Becomes Winter
bar91757_87977-website
Linda Barsotti / Detritus 2
lindabarsottiphotography.com
bee65276_04005-website
Victoria Marie Bee / and from your lips she drew the Hallelujah
vmbee.com
BOTANICALS: Fern
Karla Bertstein
Enduring Beauty...Fern
karlabernsteinphotography.zenfolio.com
bla02031_83947-website
Slim Blanks
Untitled
bra95254_20103-website
Todd Bradley / Caesalpinia Pulcherrima
toddbradleyphotography.com
bur63248_45466-website
David Burnett
Still Life: New Orleans After Katrina
car22484_37469-website
Patty Carroll / Eggs, Berries and Birds
pattycarroll.com
chi98168_80923-website
Kimberly Chiaris / Attraction
kimberlychiaris.com
cow28771_90809-website
Ron Cowie
Pig Heart
dup85916_45104-website
Stephanie Duprie Routh / Sky Float
StephanieDuprieRouth.com
fol83943_76252-website
Rebecca Foley
Butterfly Jar
gof46689_75893-website
Steve Goff
Flora Domesticas #2
gug60784_93082-website
Gabriela Guganovic / good night bad morning
gabrielafineartphotography.com
hob35863_23775-website
Mark Hobson
leaves
lifesquared.squarespace.com
hul29379_05853-website
Jodie Hulden / Torn to Shreds
jodiehulden.com
hur21973_00136-website
Cynthia Hurayt
Egg as Yin
kni35368_40636-website
Steve Knight / Plug 'n Play
steveknightphotography.com
kno59452_69125-website
Arie Knoops / Library of the Forgotten
@arie.studioak
The Lavender Dancer                                            EJK  2016
E. Jan Kounitz / The Lavender Dancer
ejankounitz.com
lat39869_84128-website
Alexandra Latypova
After Jacob van Hulsdonck
mck11604_20292-website
Vicki McKenna / Study in White
riverwandering.com
mot72784_53767-website
Bill Motley / The Egg Protector
billmotleyphotography.com
wing feathers of a mourning dove...
john d moyers / mourning dove wing feathers
flickr.com/photos/johnmoyers
phi82193_34206-website
Betsy Phillips
Shadow Figures
imagecityphotographygallery.com
National Geographics
Lori Pond
National Geographics
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Maria Rebelo
Morning After
mariarebelophotography.com
rub41478_29149-website
Marian Rubin / Daylilies
marianrubin.com
san15368_77526-website
Marilyn Sanders
Ginko Leaves
sch18645_33957-website
Elizabeth Schaffner / The Boot
schaffnerpictures.com
sco26589_18925-website
Wil Scott
The Persistence of Dali
shi26023_79438-website
Allen E. Shifrin / Portrait Two
allenshifrinphotography.com
sim10207_23411-website
Larry Simon / Ceramic Figurine at a Window
sta06269_91294-website
Sam Stapleton
Resurrection Lily #6b
sti35639_49437-website
Michael Stimola / Parka Mystery, New York, NY
michaelstimolaphotography.com
tho49487_85774-website
Beckwith Thompson / Tree Man, Lyrical Wax series
beckwiththompsonstudio.com
wat52358_86551-website
Dawn Watson / Banana and Pears
dawnwatsonphoto.com
wei20516_87557-website
Tina Weitz
Cora
wil12101_70685-website
Catherine Wilcox-Titus
Hokusai's Wave

Juror's Statement

  

I am honored to have juried the work for Still Life: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary for PhotoPlace Gallery. But I have to say how very difficult it was because I don’t think there was one image submitted that could not have gone in this exhibition. However, because of the huge number of images, only a small number of them could be selected for both exhibitions. I was greatly dismayed that so much truly excellent work had to be eliminated. It’s obvious that some of the entries were from professional photographers whose work is very sophisticated, polished and technically excellent. I appreciate the care and skill that this kind of studio work requires, but I wanted to include images that had some magic and spontaneity — images that are poetic and playful, and not so carefully considered or contrived.

This was also a humbling experience. I was blown away by how much talent there is ‘out there’, and I wish everyone the very best in their lives as photographers and artists.

- Kate Breakey

About the Juror

Kate Breakey is internationally known for her large-scale, richly hand-colored photographs, including her acclaimed series of luminous portraits of birds, flowers and animals in an ongoing series called Small Deaths, published in 2001 by University of Texas Press.

Since 1980 her work has appeared in more than 90 one-person exhibitions and in over 50 group exhibitions in the United States, France, Japan, Australia, China, and New Zealand. Her work is held in many public institutions including the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos, the Austin Museum of Art, the Australian National Gallery in Canberra, and the Osaka Museum in Osaka, Japan. Her third book, Painted Light, published by the University of Texas in 2010, is a career retrospective that encompasses a quarter century of prolific image-making.

A native of South Australia, Kate moved to Austin, Texas in 1988. She completed a Master of Fine Art degree at the University of Texas in 1991 where she also taught photography in the Department of Art and Art History until 1997. In 1999, she moved to Tucson, Arizona. In 2004 she received the Photographer of the Year award from the Houston Center for Photography. She now regularly teaches at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

Learn more about Kate's work through her website.

Call for Entries

Still life is a genre that allows the photographer time — to reflect, to organize, to compose, to light the subject as s/he sees fit. Still life allows the photographer to elevate the mundane, or, as Edward Weston put it, “… to photograph a rock, have it look like a rock, but be more than a rock.”

For Still Life: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary, we encourage fresh eyes brought to still life in all its forms, traditional to surreal.

All capture methods and processes are welcome.