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May 11 - June 3, 2016

Up Close and Personal

Prints of most of these images are available for purchase. Please inquire.
All photographs are the copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission.

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Lauralyn Andrews, Seattle WA / Painting With Light: Votive Curve
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Aurora Berger, Prescott AZ / Ice #2
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Melanie Bishop, Williston VT / Pastel-Edged Calla
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Susan Bokos, Holmes Beach FL / Swamp Lily 2
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Julie Bonney, Ashland OR / Frost #1
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Sara Boysen, Newton NJ / Milkweed
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Steve Burkett, Centennial CO / Dogwood
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Dawn Currie, Indian Harbour Beach FL / Peering Thru Feathers
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Larry Citra, Bridge Lake, BC, Canada / Icelandic Pony 2, East Iceland
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Chris Costello, Easton PA / Star Magnolia
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Paul Cotter, Pleasant Hill CA / Wings
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Robert Dash, Deer Harbor WA / Garry Oak Stomata
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Francois Dolmetsch, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia / Palm Hood Canoe
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Jennifer Eason, Richmond VA / Tulip Series III No. 2
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JUROR'S AWARD: Catherine Fairchild, Houston TX / Sticky Notes 01 from the Nota Bene series
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Michael Hickey, Levittown PA / Vascularity
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DIRECTOR'S AWARD: Janet Holmes / Shy Girl (Catskill Animal Sanctuary)
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Candi S Kalinsky, Bellevue NE / Sunflower (Follower of the Sun)
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Elizabeth Kleinveld, New Orleans LA / Garlic II
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Carolyn Knorr, Middleton WI / Ruffled Feathers
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Martha Lentz, Brunswick ME / Clothesline
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Anne-Marie Littenberg, Burlington VT / Mourning Maiden
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JLove, Kalamazoo MI / Transitions
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Jack Mader, Minneapolis MN / Winter Window #3
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Romina Mandrini, Sydney, NSW, Australia / Starting Over
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Paula Marsili, Casselberry FL / Vee
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Rick Menapace, Collegeville PA / Home #5, 2016
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Suzi Moore McGregor, Denver CO / Male Gelada in the Simien Mountains
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Michael Pachis, Memphis TN / Jurassic Eye
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Peg Palaskas, Minnetonka MN / Center of Attraction - Pink
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Neal Panton, Cranbrook, BC, Canada / Rudd 1947
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Luann Pero, Rochester NY / Rain Drops
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David Quinn, Setauket NY / Gloriosa
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Paul Vitko, Eden Prairie MN / ... butter-of-the-flower...
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Brian Alterio, New York NY / White Orchid #10A
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Jim Baab, Somerville MA / Art Deco Pomelo I
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Kay Beausoleil, Ottawa, ON, Canada / Window Frost at Sunset
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Jody Berns, Highland Park IL / Strength in Solitude (7)
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Melanie Bishop, Williston VT / Silver Gerbera
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Susan Bokos, Holmes Beach FL / Will-O-Wisp
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Julie Bonney, Ashland OR / Regal Splendor
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Sara Boysen, Newton NJ / Grass
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Caroline E. Brown, Bonita Springs FL / Spread Your Wings
One Breath Away, Vail, Colorado
Steve Burkett, Centennial CO / Puff Fluff
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Dawn Currie, Indian Harbour Beach FL / Clips
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Larry Citra, Bridge Lake, BC, Canada / Lady Slipper Orchid (Calypso bulbosa)
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Daniel Clapp, Mansfield MA / County Fair
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Nan Campbell Collins, Wellesley Hills MA / Rose
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Chris Costello, Easton PA / Tulip
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Robert Dash, Deer Harbor WA / Grass Pollen
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Francois Dolmetsch, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia / Orchid Buddha
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Lisa Erdberg, San Francisco CA / Venice Locked #1
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Catherine Fairchild, Houston TX / Sticky Notes 02 from the Nota Bene series
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Lea Foster, Lafayette IN / Bursting at the Seams
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Claudia Frost, St. Charles IL / Heavenly Pink
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Naomi Hampson, Berwyn PA / The Queen and Her Court
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Bill Harbin, Rome GA / Ice 1
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Janet Holmes, New York NY / Clarice (Catskill Animal Sanctuary)
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Cora Jacobs, Cicero IL / Avens Sentinel
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Jerome Julius, Upper Marlboro MD / Water Lily
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Candi S Kalinsky, Bellevue NE / Daffodil (False Healer)
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SC Knight, Baytown TX / Old Jail Cell, Leakey TX
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Anne-Marie Littenberg, Burlington VT / Pigeon Strut
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JLove, Kalamazoo MI / Beech Seed Squawkers
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Beth Luchner, Cambridge MA / Sunflower
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Kevin Lyle, Chicago IL / Evidence 11502
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Rodney Gene Mahaffey, Denver CO / The Lion
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Romina Mandrini, Sydney, NSW, Australia / Finally Seen
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John O'Sullivan, Toronto, ON, Canada / Agave
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Michael Pachis, Memphis TN / Pathos
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Peg Palaskas, Minnetonka MN / Center of Attraction - Purple
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Neal Panton, Cranbrook, BC, Canada / Margot 1935
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GretaPics, Encino CA / Presenting the Heirloom Tomato
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James Saxon, Beaumont TX / Worn Work Shoes
Peony
Wendi Schneider, Denver CO / Beloved (Peony)

Juror's Statement

The photographs submitted for Up Close and Personal show us a world that can easily be overlooked. Moving in close to a subject often brings attention to fascinating elements that would otherwise be missed, it is my favorite way to photograph. You can choose to highlight a subject’s lines, colors, texture, pattern, to draw attention to a particular part of a larger subject and it can be done anywhere!

In jurying this show, I looked for creative photographs that celebrated a close up view, images where the light was appropriate for the subject, focus was well placed, and everything included in the frame served a purpose and added to the story being told. I looked for photos that showed me small things in a big way.

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to this challenge, you did not make my job easy! I was really impressed by the variety in subject matter submitted, and the quality of the photos was also wonderful. Isolating a subject in this manner takes a great deal of attention to detail and that level of thought and care is readily seen in these photographs.

- Kathleen Clemons

About the Juror

Kathleen Clemons is an award-winning photographer, instructor, speaker, and workshop leader. Primarily a nature photographer, Kathleen is known for her creative use of natural light and unique compositions. Lensbaby recently named her the "Georgia O' Keeffe of Flower Photography” and her work is represented worldwide by Corbis, Getty Images, and several other agencies.

With a background in education and a passion for both photography and instruction, Kathleen loves to teach others how to improve their photography skills. She is a photography instructor at The Bryan Peterson School of Photography where she teaches five online classes. She is also an instructor for the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops as well as Creative Live and Craftsy.

Call for Entries

Get up close and personal with any subject of your choosing – plant, animal, or neither. Any type of lens is acceptable; just provide a fresh and close-up perspective on the subject. All processes and capture methods are welcome.