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December 3 - December 27, 2013

Transformations: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary

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All photographs are the copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission.

Albus_Jean_Atmospheric Disturbance
Jean Albus - Bridger, MT Atmospheric Disturbance
Angeletti_Giordano_2_Ordinary_Vistas_26
Giordano Angeletti - Savannah, GA Ordinary Vistas #26
Baker_Elizabeth_1Title
Elizabeth Baker - Houston, TX Green Pastures
Bucheit_Jennifer_4Clothespins
Jennifer Bucheit - Middleton, WI Clothespins
Buchman_Melitte_1Secret_Language
Melitte Buchman - Brooklyn, NY Secret Language
Cheney_Krista_4 Buttercup and daisy in ice
Krista Cheney - St. George, VT Buttercup and Daisy in Ice
Crummett_Mark_5The Bonding
Mark Crummett - Portland, OR The Bonding
DeSieno_Marcus_1SelfPortrait_1_Epithelial_Cell
Marcus DeSieno - Tampa, FL Self-Portrait #1: Epithelial Cell
DuBois_John_3Glass Orchid
John DuBois - Issaquah, WA Glass Orchid
Dybvik_LarsAndreas_Storm
Lars Andreas Dybvik - Trondheim, Norway Storm
Erickson_AnnieLaurie_1_30.28.5.88N.91.12.37.73W_Port Allen
AnnieLaurie Erickson - New Orleans, LA 30°28'5.88"N, 91°12'37.73"W (Port Allen)
Fairchild_Catherine_Sticky Notes 04 (Nota Bene Series)
Virginia Catherine Fairchild - Houston, TX Sticky Notes 04 (Nota Bene Series)
Georgescu-Jennifer-05 System of interdependent Terms
Jennifer Georgescu - El Cerrito, CA System of Interdependent Terms untitled #11
Gorman_Brandon_10Masculinity IV
Brandon Gorman - Hoboken, NJ Masculinity IV
Grubb_George_5KillerWhale
George Grubb - New York, NY Killer Whale
Harner_Amanda_6_25
Amanda Marie Harner - Damscus, MD 25
Boatscape 1
Sue Anne Hodges - West Newbury, MA Boatscape #1
Horan_Sarah_4ManyMirrorsOfMyself
Sarah Horan - Savannah, GA Many Mirrors of Myself
Jordao_Carlos_1The Force
Carlos Jordao - Key Biscayne, FL The Force
Levin_Eric_07Examining_Room
Eric Levin - Montclair, NJ Examining Room, New Jersey - 2004
Mallonee_LeeAnne_1Passages
LeeAnne Mallonee - Bangor, ME Passages
McKenna_Madison_3_Untitled
Madison McKenna - Hopkinton, MA Untitled
Meltzer_Yvette_1 Eye See You
Yvette Meltzer - Evanston, IL Eye See You
Monahan_Math_3Specimen02187
Math Monahan - Ypsilanti, MI Specimen 02187
Nosbisch_Dick_1_Vanishing_Life_
Dick Nosbisch - Denver, CO Vanishing Life
Pierce_Scott_5Spirit_Cave_6
Scott Owen Pierce - Lutz, FL Spirit Cave
Reed_Hillary_4_Engrossed
Hillary Nicole Reed - Dunedin, FL Engrossed
Roberts_Matt_1_42ndSt_1
Matt Roberts - Montclair, NJ 42nd St #1
Roles_Kristen_1740B-5-Bradford-Brown-et-al.
Kristen Roles - Tampa, FL #740B-5 Bradford Brown et.al., from the series Liberation of the Paint Swatches
shapiro_keith_1through_the_looking_glass
Keith Shapiro - State College, PA Through the Glass
Solholm_Tone-Elin_Untitled-2013-Saba
Tone Elin Solholm - Oslo, Norway Untitled, 2013, Saba
Sosin_Bill_Heavy-Weather
Bill Sosin - Chicago, IL Heavy Weather
Szabo_Jane_1Light
Jane Szabo - Altadena, CA Light (from the series Light Bulbs)
Torno-Larry-1Pyramids-of-Saint-Louis
Larry Torno - St. Louis, MO Pyramids of Saint Louis
VanWinkle_Benita_2BeeHouse
Benita R. VanWinkle - Winston-Salem, NC Bee House, Winston-Salem, NC
Vrublevska_Nora_1ConeShapedTree
Nora Vrublevska - Cambridge, MA Cone Shaped Tree
Wade_David_9-Seeds
David Wade - Portland, ME Seeds
Whiddon_Roy_5_Dragon
Roy Whiddon - Ottawa, Ontario Dragon
Williams_Gregory_4Jenga
Gregory A. Williams - Rockville, MD Jenga
Yudelson_Dianne_2End-of-an-Era
Dianne Yudelson - Pleasanton, CA End of an Era
terra cibus no. 5: salt
Caren Alpert - San Francisco, CA Terra Cibus No. 5 Salt
Baab_Jim_4_Morning_Muffin_Smile
Jim Baab - Somerville, MA Morning Muffin Smile
Brink_Val_1Ovens
Val Brinkerhoff - Elk Ridge, UT Charcoal Ovens, Wyoming
Devine_Tom_1Waterloo
Tom Devine - London, UK Waterloo
donovan_alexandria_4boatnextdoor
Alexandria Donovan - Westport, CT Boat Next Door
Doyle_Barbara_Ford_1Peaches and Penumbras_Peach
Barbara Ford Doyle - Chatham, MA Peaches and Penumbras: Peach
Dunlop_Geoff_FLOW Mermaid Pool 43
Geoff Dunlop - Axbridge, Somerset, UK FLOW Mermaid Pool 43
Funke_Stephanie_5GnarlySpine
Stephanie Funke - Manchester, IA Gnarly Spine
Jones_Susan_3Glassy
Susan Jones - New Hartford, CT Glassy
Kauffmann_Marky_4Three Rays
Marky Kauffman - Milton, MA Three Rays
Keator_Eileen_5
Eileen Keator - New York, NY Jane St. Garden, Spring Rain
Angel Near and Far
Katharine Kreisher - Schenevus, NY Angel Near and Far (from Contemplating Peace series)
krupin_alexey_4
Alexey Krupin - Moscow, Russia Remington
Lewis_Lane_1Percher Faucon Reflexion
Lane Lewis - Gladstone, NJ Percher Faucon Reflection
Ferns, Mt. Desert
Susan Lirakis - Center Sandwich, NH Ferns
Lynch_Mary_Ann_5_The_Midnight_Hour
Mary Ann Lynch - Saratoga Springs, NY The Midnight Hour
FEATHER
Jan Malmstrom - Gnesta, Sweden Feather
Matityahu_Eli_3untitled
Eli Matityahu - Jerusalem, Israel Untitled
Ott_Karin_6Pull_up_a_chair
Karin Ott - Copenhagen, Denmark Pull up a chair
Pestarino_Roberto_4TheFallOfGeometry
Roberto Pestarino - Gavazzana, Italy The Fall of Geometry
Pierson_William_2Ribbon
William Pierson - Eureka, CA Ribbon
pritzl_michelleLumen-182
Michelle Rogers Pritzl - Salem, MA Lumen 182
pucciarelli_vincent_3circletransformation
Vincent Pucciarelli - New York, NY Circle Transformation
Retfalvi_Elena_2Morning_Motorway
Elena Retfalvi - Barcelona, Spain Morning Motorway
Rook_Olga_Portal3
Olga Rook - Rotterdam, The Netherlands Portal
Rosemont_Jane_2CranialSutureHumanSkull
Jane Rosemont - Santa Fe, NM Cranial Suture, Human Skull
Rowland_Russ_2Paris
Russ Rowland - New York, NY Paris
Ruesing_Joseph_5_Anthurium
Joseph Ruesing - Hilo, HI Anthurium
Russ_Lawrence_1ToSeeintheDark1
Lawrence Russ - Southport, CT To See in the Dark #1
Shapiro_KathyB_1RedLightChangingv2
Kathy B. Shapiro - Laguna Niguel, CA Red Light Changing v2
Soodalter_Jane_2End_of_Days
Jane Soodalter - Cold Spring, NY End of Days
Dog in white car NYC
Len Speier - New York, NY Dog in White Car
Stevens_Cory_4_Abstracted-Manipulated-2
Cory Stevens - Munich, Germany Abstracted Manipulated #2
Waters_Marilynn_2-PeopleAtAnExhibition002
Marilynn Waters - Claremont, CA People at an Exhibition
Yerkes_Sara_4Horizontals
Sara Yerkes - Santa Barbara CA Horizontals

Juror's Statement

I was very pleased to find so many pieces that captured the essence of this exhibition. I am always on the lookout for the innovative and the new; I was not disappointed. The ordinary played a roll in all chosen works, but only if that ordinary had been transformed in an unexpected way.

- Ellen Jantzen

About the Juror

Photographer Ellen Jantzen continues to push the envelope of perception, looking at the world with the potential of other realities. Her new series, Disturbing the Spirits, allows her to consider the natural world, our place in it, with particular attention focused on the metaphor of trees.

Ellen was born, raised, and currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri. She received a degree in graphic arts; later emphasizing fine art. Upon graduation she and her husband settled down on acreage in Southern Illinois and set about to construct several solar and energy efficient structures. After moving to Los Angeles, and receiving an advance degree at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, she worked as a senior project designer for Mattel Toy Company.

Ellen now uses her computer design training to advance her fine art career. It was a true confluence of technical advancements and creative desire that culminated in her current explorations in photo inspired art using both a camera to capture staged assemblages and a computer to alter and manipulate the pieces. Ellen has been creating works that bridge the world of prints, photography and collage. Her photographs have been exhibited and published worldwide. Ellen is currently represented by Susan Spiritus of the Susan Spiritus Gallery:  https://susanspiritusgallery.com/artists/

Call for Entries

Photography enables us to see the world in new and unexpected ways. It also allows us to transform our perceptions into heightened visual experiences. For TRANSFORMATIONS: THE ORDINARY MADE EXTRAORDINARY, we sought photographs that enable us to see ordinary things in new ways.