Life of Water with Juror Jennifer Shaw

June 5 - July 1, 2019

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Roundabout, Brush, CO, 2018
Evan Anderman
Artist's Website
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Water Rebirth, Hayman Burn, CO, 2017
Evan Anderman
Artist's Website
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A Walk On The Beach
Nkosi Barrow
Artist's Website
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Neskowin Bay
Jan Bell
Artist's Website
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Salt Pond Grid III
Barbara Boissevain
Artist's Website
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Chinatown Traffic Light
Mitchell Brozinsky
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Summer Bloom, Abbott's Lagoon, Pt Reyes
Chase Clow
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Salmon
Maria Coletsis
Artist's Website
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162 Water Bottles
Robert Crifasi
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Black Swan
David Deutsch
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Untitled-9
Nadide Goksun
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Octopus II
Lisa Griffiths
Artist's Website
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Jelly Jar
Tytia Habing
Artist's Website
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Petrichor
Tytia Habing
Artist's Website
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First Light, Inle Lake, Myanmar
Karen Kirkpatrick
Artist's Website
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Moon Walk
Karen Kirkpatrick
Artist's Website
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Refinery, Fidalgo Bay
Brian Kosoff
Artist's Website
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The Fragmented Sea from The Fragmented Sea of Alaska Pole
Bonne Levinson
Artist's Website
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Water-Blue Green Algae
Joyce P. Lopez
Artist's Website
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Repose
Jennifer Maiotti
Artist's Website
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Mom with Rock Bass
Noelle McCleaf
Artist's Website
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Odysseus
Trevor Messersmith
Artist's Website
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Fake News 8/15/18
Jan Nagle
Artist's Website
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Fake News 10/14/18
Jan Nagle
Artist's Website
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Falling
Rhea Pappas
Artist's Website
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Down Below Blue #01
Claude Peschel Dutombe
Artist's Website
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NYE 1999
Stacy Platt
Artist's Website
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Rain on Windshield - North of Osdick, California
Osceola Refetoff
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Roxanne and Jane, St. Petersburg, 2014
Debora Schwedhelm
Artist's Website
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The Lake, Central Park
Michael Smith
Artist's Website
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Untitled, from the series Owens Lake
Todd Stewart
Artist's Website
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Untitled, from the series Owens Lake
Todd Stewart
Artist's Website
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Rise
Cindy Stokes
Artist's Website
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The Chicago River
Wayne Swanson
Artist's Website
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Bownado
Mark Wagner
Artist's Website
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Water's Edge
Sarah Weeden
Artist's Website
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Untitled, Raising Goosebumps
Cate Wnek
Artist's Website
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Untitled, Raising Goosebumps
Cate Wnek
Artist's Website

 

Gallery Location

Downtown Artery

252 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO

Gallery Hours

Thursday-Saturday

12:00-6:00 ppm

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Exhibition Dates: June 5 – July 1, 2019
  • Public + Artists’ Reception: June 7, 2019, 6:00-9:00pm
  • Artist Immersion Weekend: June 7 and 8, 2019

Selected Artist Instructions

Life of Water

JUROR |Jennifer Shaw

Life Of Water

Juror’s Statement

 

Water makes up two thirds of the earth’s surface, and sixty percent of our bodies. It is a pleasure, a salve, a necessity, a means of livelihood, a precious resource, a threat. The photographs selected for this exhibition reflect broadly on our relationship to water, with perspectives ranging from the personal to the political.

 

Humans have always been drawn to water, and as such have utilized it as subject of art since prehistoric times. The 1398 photographs submitted for this show attest that water continues to provide inspiration. It was a pleasure to spend time with so many wonderful images, and a challenge to arrive at the final selection.

 

I approached the process with an open mind, allowing the varied interpretations of the theme guide the shape of the show. The seductive qualities of a great composition are in ample evidence, but it was the images imbued with deeper meaning that pulled me in and held my attention over repeated viewings.

 

The selected images range from documentary to conceptual, from sublime to surreal. Depictions of H2O in its various forms – liquid, solid, and gas – are included, along with views of water in urban spaces and the arid landscapes of lost lakes and disappearing rivers. From pools to ponds, images of people in water evoke a floating world that borders on the mystical. There are photographs that focus on marine life, and images that address pollution and erosion. Underwater photography is represented, along with some aerial views. There are notes of humor and wonder, moments of quiet reflection, and scenes of grandeur.

 

As a whole, they present a rich and layered look at how we live with water. Each of the featured artists present nuanced takes on an elemental subject. From big-picture ecological concerns to the zen-like beauty of raindrops on a windshield, they engage the subject in meaningful ways to create compelling, articulate, and thought-provoking images. In this era of global climate change, when some of us are faced with too much water and others with too little, these photographs communicate in ways that delight and disturb and remind us why we should care.

 

Jennifer Shaw

February 15, 2019

 

 

ARTIST IMMERSION SATURDAY:
 Join us for a one-on-one portfolio reviews with the Juror and Executive Director and a private portfolio share for artists to show and discuss their work, receive feedback and professional development advice. Exhibiting artists are welcome to join for all or part of the Saturday events.

Awards will be announced at the reception.

  • + JUROR’S AWARD: $400
  • + DIRECTOR’S AWARD: $200
  • + Hahnemühle PAPER AWARD                                                     
  • + HONORABLE MENTIONS

 

ARTIST HONORS AND AWARDS:
 All selected artists’ work is included in the gallery exhibition and online exhibition complete with artist website links. The Center also provides professional installation images, event press release and social media promotions with an audience of 180,000+ followers internationally. All artists and friends are welcome to celebrate the exhibition with us at the Reception.

 

Questions? http://www.c4fap.org  |  970.224.1010  |  Email coordinator@c4fap.org | Exhibition held at The Downtown Artery.

 

COPYRIGHT AND USE: All submitting artists retain copyright to their images. Artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant The Center for Fine Art Photography the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, Center programs, exhibitions and subsequent display on the Center’s website of current and past exhibitions.  Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. Images may be placed on social media by The Center for Fine Art Photography with artist credit.