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As I immersed myself in the multitude of interpretations of "Quiet Landscape", I was transported to magical realms of light and darkness, land and water, serenity, and suggestion. The images that resonated most with me illustrated an enchanting balance of subdued gesture, composition, and color.
For the Juror’s Award, I chose an image by Lukáš Prokůpek. I luxuriated in the twinkling light and the hushed stillness of branches deep into the darkness of night. Beautifully composed and mysterious, I longed to be transported to that liminal, luminous space.
The Director’s Award goes to work by Wendy Constantine. I reveled in the restrained, muted quietude of reflected trees in what appears to be a gilded print on vellum. The choice of presentation delicately enhanced the sensitivity to quiescence in the faint light.
These quiet landscapes have not obscured their melodies — the artists have elevated silence, allowing us to interject imagined avian tones, wisps of wings, or a trickling of water. Thank you for allowing me to revel in your peaceful worlds. May each of us find moments of respite in these tranquil views.
— Wendi Schneider
This is a call for all genres of landscape: natural, urban, industrial, and abstract. Show us how you see the world, in a quiet mode.
All capture and processing methods are welcome.
We are very pleased that Wendi Schneider will jury the exhibit. She will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in the Middlebury gallery, and up to 40 for our Online gallery. All 75 selected images will be promoted on social media, reproduced in the exhibition print catalog, and remain permanently on our website, with links to photographer’s URL.
Information about our printing service and free matting and framing here.
Thumbnail image: Geoffrey AgronsBanner image: Chuck Zovko
Wendi Schneider is an American artist widely known for her ongoing series of hand gilded photographs – States of Grace. Drawn to the serenity and transcendence she finds in the sinuous elegance of organic forms, she creates illuminated impressions of vanishing beauty in the natural world. Layering color, texture, and gold leaf, Schneider’s process creates ephemeral illusions that seemingly dance on the paper’s surface amidst reflections of light on precious metals, creating a synthesis of technique and subject.
Schneider’s work is influenced by her collection of turn-of-the-twentieth-century art and objects, the lush landscapes of Memphis, New Orleans and New York, and a background in painting, art history, design, art direction and editorial and advertising photography. Her photographs are held in the permanent collections of The New Orleans Museum of Art, The Center for Creative Photography, The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and Auburn University Library Special Collections, among others. Schneider is represented by A Gallery for Fine Photography (New Orleans); Arnika Dawkins Gallery (Atlanta); Catherine Couturier Gallery (Houston), Etherton Gallery (Tucson). PhotoGraphic Gallery (San Miguel de Allende), Rick Wester Fine Art (New York); and Vision Gallery (Jerusalem), and is an active board member of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center.
See her website here.
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