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Posted by The Center on April 13, 2010

The Center is pleased to announce that Katherine Ware, juror for the Center’s Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4, and Amber Terranova, juror for the Center’s Red exhibtion, will be visiting the Center on May 7th and 8th.

(Photo Credit: Lynn with Red Towel by Susan Worsham)

In addition to attending the First Friday artists’ reception on the evening of May 7th from 6 PM to 9 PM, both jurors will also lead a gallery talk on Saturday, May 8th from 4 PM to 5 PM. The talk will take place in the Center’s Main Gallery. Both events are open to the public and there is no charge to attend.

The May 7th artists’ reception will be for the Red exhibition in the Main Gallery and a solo exhibition featuring the series “Light, Sweet, Crude” by Brook Reynolds in the South Gallery.

(Photo Credit: Wall No. 1 by Brook Reynolds)

About the Jurors:

Katherine Ware

Katherine Ware is Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. She previously served as Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she served as curator and author of Elemental Landscapes: Photographs by Harry Callahan. Ms. Ware served as Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum during the 1990s and organized the traveling exhibitions including, A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs of Man Ray. She has also worked with the photography collection at the Oakland Museum of California and began her career at the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in Washington, D.C. She is a frequent juror and reviewer of contemporary photography and has written essays on the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Amber Terranova

Amber Terranova is the Photo Editor for Photo District News (PDN). Her career has focused mostly on editorial work, with positions at New York magazine and Outside magazine, all the while working on international commercial advertising shoots, industry programming, and photo consulting.

To RSVP for the gallery talk on May 8th, please email:

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Posted by The Center on March 18, 2010

(Photo Credit: Rocks Racing Stars by Floris Van Breugel)

“… it seemed only right to include pictures from across the board–from fast to slow, from obvious to subtle, from spontaneous to created.”

The Center was honored to have photographer Rich Clarkson as the juror for the “Motion” exhibition, which is on display in the Center’s Main Gallery from March 19 to April 17, 2010.

Juror’s Statement:

An exhibition built around the Notion of Motion opens the photographer’s palate as wide as possible.  For motion is in the beholder’s eye.  And the eyes that produced these 50 pictures are as varied as the beholder’s definition of just what motion may be.  Literal as with a speeding leaping man or as sublime as a summer breeze playing with the trees of a forest.  So to jury such an intriguing topic, it seemed only right to include pictures from across the board–from fast to slow, from obvious to subtle, from spontaneous to created.

Creativity is many forms certainly came to the fore in the some 1800 submissions and the only thing lacking in the final selection are some other fine photographs.  The final show has one element throughout, that being quality.  There was high quality in these images, but some of them were stunningly beautiful. Some were fun. All were unique.

Years ago, I was the co-producer with Jane Livingston of an exhibition of great sports photographs, that for the Olympic Games in Atlanta.  They came from the entire history of photography, going back to the works of Edward Muybridge, Lewis Hine and even Alfred Steiglitz and William Henry Jackson.  And then on to Gregory Heisler, Annie Leibovitz, Walter Iooss, Neil Leifer and Brian Lanker.   (Anonymous had some wonderful pictures too.)  And what that exhibition proved is that the development of photography and its advancement has always been tied to capturing motion.  And that shows in these images as well.

This was a fun project.  The only thing that would have been more fun is that reserved for a curator to enjoy.  Pairing off and playing off these various images as they are hung in exhibition or organized on a page will bring even more fun, for someone else.

Rich Clarkson’s professional career has span over 50 years and has included the positions of director of photography and senior assistant editor of The National Geographic Society, contract photographer for Sports Illustrated, NCAA, Time and Life, and has covered eight world Olympics. Clarkson was named by American Photo magazine as one of the 50 most influential individuals in American photography. He is recipient of an Honorary Master of Science Degree in Professional Photography from the Brooks Institute of Photography. Clarkson serves as a consultant to media, advertising and photographic trade organizations. For the past two decades, Clarkson has offered guidance and inspiration in his representation of photographers, in book packaging projects and in his series of unique workshops.

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