Water 2017 with Juror Jennifer Murray

December 22, 2017 - January 27, 2018

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Index
Odyssey
Julie Brook Alexander
Juror's Award
Artist's Website
Index
Thaw
Nicholas Abriola
Director's Award
Artist's Website
Index
Hydriads
Babeth Albert
Artist's Website
Index
The Water, The Water - Ablutophobia
Paige Bennett
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Splashland
S Brian Berkun
Artist's Website
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John Bonath
Artist's Website
Index
Untitled from A Piece of Dust in the Great Sea of Matter
Melissa Borman
Artist's Website
Index
Fire
Claire Burnett
Artist's Website
Index
New Dawn
Lorraine Castillo
Artist's Website
Index
Carmel Beach
Eugene Daams
Artist's Website
Index
The Escape
Marianne Smith Dalton
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Half Light 4. 2016
Ellie Davies
Artist's Website
Index
Gunnison Bend Dam
Scott Durka
Index
Untitled
Rachel Ferguson
Artist's Website
Index
Hudson River Thaw
Jerry Freedner
Artist's Website
Index
Sandgram No. 2
Caroline Fudala
Index
Red Sea Hair
Alessandra Tecla Gerevini
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Untitled from The Color is Black series
Anahid Ghorbani
Artist's Website
Index
Zoe After Midnight
James Glass
Artist's Website
Index
Twilight, Mitzpe Ramon
Carole Glauber
Index
Las Vegas, Nevada
Alexander Heilner
Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Considering Change
Ken Hochfeld
Artist's Website
Index
Tangled Up in Blue
Marty Ittner
Artist's Website
Index
Untitled, From Three Sisters
Stephan Jahanshahi
Artist's Website
Index
Unit No. 2
Leslie Jean-Bart
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Baptiste, balcony, Gold Coast, AU, 2014
Rose Wind Jerome
Artist's Website
Index
Reflection
Andrea Laue
Index
Bather
Tracy Laulhere
Index
Double Clove Hitch
Alan Leder
Artist's Website
Index
Flooded
Heami Lee
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
The Empty Pool
Bonnie Levinson
Artist's Website
Index
Fresh Water Rinse
Court Loving
Artist's Website
Index
Driven Snow No. 8489
Andy Mattern
Juror's Honorable Mention
Index
Outside Facebook HQ
Chris McCann
Artist's Website
Index
Complicity
Teresa Meier
Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
San Clemente Dam, California 2017 (Topo1995/Sat2015)
Carsten Meier
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Untitled, 2017
Bobby Mills
Artist's Website
Index
Fog No. 1
David Obermeyer
Artist's Website
Index
No Parking, Herring Cove, Provincetown
Jane Paradise
Artist's Website
Index
Eleanor
Heather Perera
Artist's Website
Index
9:38 p.m.
Beverly Poppe
Artist's Website
Index
Ethereal Beauty
Karol Rice
Index
Pool, McGill Clubhouse, McGill, NV, No. 2
Lee Saloutos
Artist's Website
Index
Skyler, Tampa, 2014
Debora Schwedhelm
Artist's Website
Index
Struggle
Julie Stephenson
Artist's Website
Index
Fog
Graham Stewart
Artist's Website
Index
Geothermal Cleanup
JP Terlizzi
Artist's Website
Index
Sprinkler. Denver, Colorado.
Preston Utley
Artist's Website
Index
Horizon
Katie Waugh
Artist's Website
Index
Water cycle
John Zimet

Water statement

Like the other classic elements – fire, air, and earth – water is not really a part of the planet’s composition as a gift to humankind, rather it covers the vast majority of the planet in spite of us. As a result, we have an often-complicated relationship to water – it gives and takes; we need it and we fear it. We work to manage and manipulate water to satisfy our desperate human need for it, yet we are continually reminded through its devastating power that we only have so much control. Despite radical human impact on the environment, water will prevail but it may no longer be the sustaining, life-giving element we have come to rely upon.

This enigma fascinates us, as the images in this exhibition attest. Few things encompass such a range of emotion as water – beautiful, calming, useful, seductive, and deadly. Recurring themes emerge in this collection of images: environmental concerns including water usage and the built environment, pollution, and drought; and human fragility in the face of water’s sublime including images that depict both the real and fantastic relationships we have with and in water. We are tantalized by water’s natural beauty and sustenance, but also neglectful, disrespectful, and rightfully fearful of our present and future relationship with it. The images presented here offer a glimpse into the nuances of that paradox.

Jennifer Murray
July 2017

 

JUROR | Jennifer Murray

Jennifer Murray is the Executive Director of Filter Photo where she directs the planning of Filter Photo Festival as well as programming at Filter Space gallery. She is a founding member of the Chicago-based curatorial collective The Exhibition Project, which curates photography related exhibitions engaging new audiences with emerging artists. She was Director of Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery, at Columbia College Chicago for eleven years where she organized a broad range of exhibitions in art and design.

 

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Founded in 2004 by photographers in Fort Collins, Colorado, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals. Open Tues-Sat, Free.

 

SELECTED ARTIST IMMERSION WEEKEND
Artists selected for exhibition by our Juror are invited to attend the Artist Immersion Weekend. The Immersion Weekends include a Public Reception followed by a dinner on the town, a Private Portfolio Review with the juror, Jennifer Murray and Hamidah Glasgow, and a group Portfolio Share with Professional Development Discussion. All selected artists are included in the Main Gallery Exhibition and Online Gallery seen by an international audience.

 

JUROR”S AWARD: Julie Brook Alexander
DIRECTOR’S AWARD: Nicholas Abriola
Honorable Mention Awards: Marianne Smith Dalton, Alessandra Tecla Gerevini, Alexander Heilner, Heami Lee, Teresa Meier, Andy Mattern, Carsten Meier,

 

Exhibition Dates | December 22 – January 27, 2018

Public + Artists’ Reception |  January 26, 2018

Selected Artist Reviews | January 27, 2018

 

USE RIGHTS: Each artist retains all copyrights to their own images. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, 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, promoting the Center’s programs, promoting exhibitions and subsequent display on the Center’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for The Center for Fine Art Photography with artist credit.

 

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