Portfolio ShowCase 6 Group Exhibition

August 2 - November 16, 2013

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Modern Hair Study, Devon
Tara Bogart
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $900
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Modern Hair Study, Lindsay
Tara Bogart
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $900
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Modern Hair Study, Jessi
Tara Bogart
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $900
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Modern Hair Study, Tara
Tara Bogart
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $900
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9mm Glock Ball
Deborah Bay
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $250
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12 Gauge Buckshot
Deborah Bay
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $250
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38 Special II
Deborah Bay
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $250
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9mm Glock Ball II
Deborah Bay
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $250
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Niche XI (in the machine)
Dominik Dunsch
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $150
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Niche IV (no more pain)
Dominik Dunsch
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $150
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Niche I (at the loft)
Dominik Dunsch
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $150
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Niche VIII (in the car)
Dominik Dunsch
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $150
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From ashland at I55
Michelle Geoga
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $200
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From Damen and Carroll Avenues
Michelle Geoga
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $200
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From Damen at the River
Michelle Geoga
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $200
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From Finkle and Sons
Michelle Geoga
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $200
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Untitled
Eran Gilat
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $600
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Untitled
Eran Gilat
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Untitled
Eran Gilat
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $600
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Untitled
Eran Gilat
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $600
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Hang On
Noelle Swan Gilbert
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $450
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In Flux
Noelle Swan Gilbert
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $450
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Red Shoes
Noelle Swan Gilbert
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $450
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The Old man and Bankruptcy
Noelle Swan Gilbert
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $450
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Untitled
Lydia Goldblatt
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $380
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Diptych (Rain)
Lydia Goldblatt
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $380
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Bath
Lydia Goldblatt
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $380
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Breath
Lydia Goldblatt
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $380
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Property Line 1, Black and White
Roberta Neidigh
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $120
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property Line 2, Cactus Line
Roberta Neidigh
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $120
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Property Line 11, Blue and Green
Roberta Neidigh
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $120
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Property Line 12, Brick Line
Roberta Neidigh
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $120
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Coiled
Sue Reehm
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $75
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Cud
Sue Reehm
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $75
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Flight
Sue Reehm
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $75
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Startled
Sue Reehm
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $75
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Gas Chamber, WFP No. 2
Lee Saloutos
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $150
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Gas Chamber with Two Chairs, MSP No. 3
Lee Saloutos
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $150
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Chair, Small Room, PNM, Santa Fe NM, No. 1
Lee Saloutos
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $150
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Death Row Cells, PNM, Santa Fe NM, No. 2
Lee Saloutos
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $150
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Nicolo Sertorio
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $400
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Nicolo Sertorio
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Nicolo Sertorio
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Nicolo Sertorio
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Birdhouse
Kurt Simonson
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $200
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Ladder
Kurt Simonson
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Brooke
Kurt Simonson
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Dog
Kurt Simonson
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $200
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Praise Temple
Richard Stultz
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $250
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Tried Stone Baptist Church
Richard Stultz
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $250
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House of Holiness
Richard Stultz
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $250
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Neway Church Of God in Christ
Richard Stultz
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $250
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offset No. 45, Los Angeles
Lacey Terrell
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $600
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offSET No. 9, Palm Springs
Lacey Terrell
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $600
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offset No. 29, New York
Lacey Terrell
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $700
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offset No. 69, Hollywood
Lacey Terrell
Framed Price $NFS / Print Price $600
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PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE VI | JUROR STATEMENT | MELISSA DEWITT

 

I believe there is only so much you can teach. You can guide and inspire, but you cannot teach someone to see. Only they can tap into their purely unique perspective.

The scope of entries in The Center for Fine Art Photography’s Portfolio ShowCase Volume 6 illustrates the breadth of what photography can be. For my selection, I concentrated on what I felt were the best examples of fresh, technically and aesthetically strong, individual portfolios. I selected a range of photography that reflects what is happening right now in contemporary art and documentary. I also looked for that intangible element that makes you return over and over again to an image, whether it be a pair of red shoes on a half torso, the snout of a goat, the traces of a fired bullet into or a landscape photograph of Chicago, one of the most documented cities in America. If there is a thread that ties all of this work together, it is a surreal and distinct eye.

My interpretation for this ShowCase and the reason I am drawn to this particular portfolio collection is, it felt like seeing through the eyes of a teenager. Here is an authentic depiction of everyday life and at the same time, a wonderful mixture of portraiture and still life that is beautifully composed and strangely mystical. Many have documented these awkward years, but few have captured the essence from within.

Considering all the submissions, the strongest work reflects current cultural conditions and experiences, some of which are timeless: bankruptcy, faith, family, death, youth, beauty, fantasy, the natural world, pain, isolation, humor…life. Some portfolios had intriguing narratives and others were fascinating in their lack of information. All were unique in their approach to their subject, whether it was original or well-trodden ground. Show me something I have not noticed, make me care and cause me to feel. Possibly change my perspective. It is all so exciting, the power we have to affect how others see the world. An artist’s job is to find a way to express his or her own perspective. I remember being told at art school, “Through the specific, we reach the general”. In other words, our stories are unique. We are all human; we all share the same feelings and many of the same thoughts. Individuals that share the same culture are even more closely connected. My experiences might not be yours, but you empathize because we are all born, we all feel joy, we all feel pain, and we all grow older. In between, we observe.