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Portals: Windows, Mirrors, and Doors

Deadline for submissions: Oct 05, 2020
Prints due: Nov 12, 2020
Exhibition: November 26 - December 26, 2020

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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Marc Apers
Deformation
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Elizabeth Bailey
Revealing
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Kay Beausoleil
Opposites
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Rose Borden
Shards
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Larry Chait
Hospital Corridor
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Sarah Corbin
Cistern, Morocco
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Marie Craig
Progress Road
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Christopher de Souza
Windows from the past
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Kevin Duncan
Tunnel to the Zoo
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Terri Golas
Light Shift 1
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Sally Harris
Abandoned Dream
HAR54543 53722 juror
Yves Harnois
It's OK
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Mark Indig
3 Trees Bridge
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JUROR'S AWARD
Leslie Jean-Bart
View
KAT97995 57513 juror
Rick Kattelmann
Pueblo Bonito
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Boris Keller
Look down
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John Kosmer
Incomplete Jigsaw Puzzle
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Alison Lake
Between Gardens, Levens Hall, England
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Bonnie Levinson
Looking Through New Orleans
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Susan Licht
Choice is the word that throws a window open
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Charles A. McCullers and Cecilia A. Montalvo
Where the Light Enters, study no. 10
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Jon Meyer
Self-Reflection
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Youngju
Eye of Argos
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Fern L. Nesson
Untitled 4
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David Oxton
Before We Left
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Eric Rennie
Alex Among the Lilliputians
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DIRECTOR'S AWARD
Matt Schaefer
Another View/15:05, 2020
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Richard Singh
Gateway To Heaven, Varanasi India, 2019
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Gail Skoff
Italian MIrror
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Litsa Sursock
Bubble world
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Sam Sweezy
Wilton, NH - west bedroom 1
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Susan May Tell
Requiem 02
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Eddy Verloes
Behind the curtains
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David E. Vogel
Black Lives Matter I
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Rowene Weems
Midday Calling
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Rowene Weems
Midsummer's Daydream
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Dan Weingrod
Israel Museum - Jerusalem
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Anita White
Wish no. 3
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Eric Williams
The Portal Home
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Man Zhu
UnFrame 2
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Robert Anderson
Nebraska
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Nancy Axelrod
Guard, Reflecting
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Bruce Berkow
Montepulciano
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Paul Berger
Open Invitation
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Ronald Butler
Passivity
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Ronald Butler
Tempt
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Rebecca W Carpenter
Expectations
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John Clarke
Stationery Factory Window
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Maxi Cohen
Golden Eagle, NJ, 1982
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David Comora
O'Lampia
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Marilyn Crocker
Inside Out
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Lisa Cutler
Road Trip
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Yvonne Dalschen
Up
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Darcy Dangremond
Through the Rabbit Hole
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Nicholas Fedak II
Rear Window
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John Fraser
Bars & Rectangles (Lisbon)
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Danielle L Goldstein
From My Window 7
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Theodore Gordon
Vendor
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Dave Higgins
View From Riscky’s
JAC70591 32837 juror
Bethany Jacobson
Dream On
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Hillary Johnson
Viola
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Elizabeth Kayl
Sign of the Times
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BK Kelley
Neon Nightmare
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John E. Kelly
Broom
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Sarah Ketelaars
I Feel The Ancestors Close By
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Jeff Key
Tokyo, Japan
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Thomas Ladd
Shepherds Hut
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Melissa Lynn
Stay-at-Home Order, Self Portrait #3
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John Manno
Skyview Apartments
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William Mrachek
Gehry Building Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge MA
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Bob Newman
Saturday Night Aftermath - Clarksdale - Mississippi Delta
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Bob Newman
Sunday Morning in Vicksburg, Mississippi
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Dora Somosi
Margeaux on the Path
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Katalina Simon
Driving Lesson
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Kathleen Tunnell Handel
In Between - New Jersey #02, 2017
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Eddy Verloes
Window to the soul
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David E. Vogel
BLACK LIVES MATTER III
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Jacqueline Walters
Postcards from Another Time and Place-6
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Adam D. Watkins
Patience
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Lisa Winner
The courtyard

Juror's Statement

I was impressed by the range of ideas expressed in the large number of images I reviewed for “Portals: Windows, Mirrors, and Doors.” Judging an exhibition is always an honor, as well as a difficult task. I was inspired by the eclectic group of photographs I chose for the Gallery exhibition and Online galleries. Each image was unusual, distinctive, and made with skill, and each beckoned me to explore it fully.

 It’s hard to describe why I chose one image over another. After addressing technical mastery of the medium, I looked for further evidence of creative vision, mystery, and imagination. The Juror’s Award goes to Leslie Jean-Bart’s photograph, “View.”  Reflected and refracted, with diverse scenes and angles, his window view creates a fluid multidimensional world. Matt Schaefer’s “Another View / 15:05, 2020” won the Director’s Award with his minimal interpretation, made simply by the positioning of the reflective surface.

 Thank you to all who entered. All of your work was seen and noted, and I thank you for sharing it with me. Also, many thanks to PhotoPlace Gallery for their continued effort to bring exposure to so many photographers’ work.

          —   Elizabeth Avedon

Call for Entries

A portal can be an architectural feature (gate, window, doorway, mirror, tunnel) that frames or isolates or adds dimension to an image. In a fictional sense, a portal can become a magical doorway through time and space. Alone or in combination, they hold unlimited creative possibilities for photographers.

For “Portals: Windows, Mirrors, and Doors”,  we're looking for images that use these devices in intriguing ways. All capture methods and processes are welcome.

We are very pleased that Elizabeth Avedon will jury this exhibition. She will select up to 40 images for exhibition in our Middlebury, Vermont gallery and another 40 for our Online Gallery. All 80 images will be reproduced in the exhibition catalog. 

Information about our printing service and free matting and framing here.

Banner image: Ellen Jantzen
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Mansfield Kerry Borderline No 63
Kerry Mansfield
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Walter Crump
GOL09028 11522
Danielle L Goldstein
Skott Chandler Sense of place
Skott Chandler

About the Juror

"I work with photographers at all stages of their career, emerging to established, to help edit and shape their work for exhibitions, books, presentations and photography events."

ELIZABETH AVEDON is a photography book and exhibition designer, and independent curator. She is a sought-after consultant for photographers; editing, sequencing, and advising towards their exhibition, book, and portfolio projects. She serves as faculty for both the BFA Photography and Video, and Masters in Digital Photography departments at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Ms. Avedon is the former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe; Creative Director for The Gere Foundation; Art Director for Polo Ralph Lauren national advertising; and Photo Editor for Ralph Lauren Media's RL Magazine. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her exhibition design and publishing projects, including the retrospective exhibition and book, “Avedon: 1949–1979” for the Metropolitan Museum of Art NY and Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; “Richard Avedon: In the American West” for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago; and exhibition designs for the Estate of Diane Arbus, the Menil Collection, Houston and the Leica Gallery, New York.

In 2017, Elizabeth received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Griffin Museum of Photography.

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