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Digital Concept/Digital Construct

Juror: Suzette Troche-Stapp
Exhibit will open 5/3/2011 Reception on 5/6/2011 5PM

This is a digital world. We are surrounded, engulfed by, and reliant upon digital media. It has become a way of life and a way of seeing. As digitally manipulated images become the norm, their fantasy perspectives are becoming the new reality.  Is there such a thing as truth and lies in digital art photographs, or is it all just possibility?

Our capacities and aptitudes for creating digital photographic art far exceed what we had imagined. We’re tempted by new technologies – camera phones and point and shoots, the next 80megapixel medium format digital back, the newest apps, the latest updates - we cannot help but push the proverbial envelope (shadow/highlight recovery, adjustment brushes, the curves line, layer blending modes).

There is art in successful digital imaging and manipulation. Vincent Dixon, the Wade Brothers, David LaChapelle, the collaborations of Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, and our Juror, award-winning Photoshop expert Suzette Troche-Stapp are elevating the digitally manipulated photograph to the next level. How do you use it to develop your concepts and achieve your constructs? Whether you are enhancing or altering reality, creating fantasy, retouching, compositing, constructing, how has digital informed your imaging?

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Exhibit Calendar
All selected entries are included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror's Choice receives a 20x35" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image. We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.
Submissions Close4/7/11 Midnight EST
Selections Announced
4/12/11
Check-in Due
4/23/11
Receipt Deadline
5/1/11
Exhibit Opens
5/3/11
Artists Reception
5/6/11
Exhibit Closes
5/29/11

Juror's Statement:

What is Digital concept and construction? It’s hard to define in simple terms. Images submitted ran the gamut from clearly filtered and composited to something so subtle you cannot perceive where its pixels have been touched. Where does the art fall in this wide array? Well, the question I ask is “Why was this imaged in the first place, and how does the imaging enhance the story and the viewer’s understanding of what the artist is trying to convey?”

When looking at this exhibit of images I hope you will see fully thought out photographic ideas, where imaging has enhanced the artist’s story. I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful exhibit; my Jurors choice was quite easy. This artist submitted several images and I had a hard time deciding which image I would ultimately choose. Often images and ideas get heavy and bogged down when digital manipulation comes into play, but this artist was singled out because of the delicate use of pixels…The quality of the work was exceptional and deserved to be highlighted as my Jurors Choice.

Suzette Troche Stapp aka “the glitterguru”



Juror's Choice

Van Chu
Salt Lake City, UT USA

People's Choice

wendy james
Essex Jct., VT USA


Andy Bloxham
Buckhannon, WV USA



Andy Bloxham
Buckhannon, WV USA


Andy Bloxham
Buckhannon, WV USA


Carolyn Hampton
Sherman Oaks, CA USA



Carolyn Hampton
Sherman Oaks, CA USA


Christine Chin
Ithaca, NY USA


Christine Chin
Ithaca, NY USA



Courtney Fredette
Ledgewood, NJ USA


Dalibor Talajic
Rovinj, Croatia


Dalibor Talajic
Rovinj, Croatia



Dalibor Talajic
Rovinj, Croatia


DIMITRIOS GIOVIS
THESSALONIKI, GREECE GREECE


Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA



Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA


gideon ansell
boston, ma usa


gideon ansell
boston, ma usa



gideon ansell
boston, ma usa


gideon ansell
boston, ma usa


Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA



Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA


Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA


Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA



Jean Andersen
Bradford, VT USA


JOE CALLERI
NORTHCOTE, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA


Lavinia Branca Snyder
New York, NY USA



Marc Ward
Dandridge, TN USA


Matt Derezinski
Kirksville, MO USA


Matt Derezinski
Kirksville, MO USA



PABLO TELLO
ZARAGOZA, ZARAGOZA SPAIN


PABLO TELLO
ZARAGOZA, ZARAGOZA SPAIN


Patrick Cobb
Santa Fe, NM USA



Patrick Cobb
Santa Fe, NM USA


Patrick Cobb
Santa Fe, NM USA


Patrick Cobb
Santa Fe, NM USA



Stephen Miller
Essex, VT USA


Stephen Miller
Essex, VT USA


Van Chu
Salt Lake City, UT USA



Van Chu
Salt Lake City, UT USA


Juror:  Suzette Troche-Stapp

A photographer since the age of sixteen, Suzette Troche-Stapp has been working in digital imaging since its inception in the 1980's. Recognized throughout the industry, Suzette was recently named one of the "Top 40 Photoshop Experts," awarded the "Guru Award" for excellence in Photoshop by NAPP, and nominated for the "Photoshop Hall Of Fame" several years in a row.  Her images are seen in national ad campaigns, editorial beauty and fashion features, and her celebrity images have been broadcast to millions on shows like "The View", "The Late Show", and "Kathy Griffin's Life on the D-List".  Troche-Stapp is also a workshop facilitator and author, offering tutorials, several published articles and an award-winning book “The Glitterguru on Photoshop:  from Concept to Cool.”  We are so pleased to have Suzette Troche-Stapp’s digital expertise and commercial experience as Juror for “Digital Concept.Digital Construct.”

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