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Juror Chris Buck  

Chris Buck chose 46 images beyond the traditional portrait - more than just a eloquently captured face.  They include uncanny, parody, distortions, subtle suggestions and in-your-face implications.  For “Persona” we sought portraits devised outside the box (or in one, if applicable). We called for captured characters.

There can be more to a superb portrait than a superb likeness of an individual a the testimony to their soul can be visioned way beyond the eyes.  How much can you tell us about a person with just one image?  Their life story?  Perhaps.  How did you show the idiosyncrasies, quirks, that make your sitters both physically and emotionally, individuals?  We can’t wait to fill our gallery walls with a newly visioned kind of face - portrait as character and caricature. 

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:13 September 11
Artists' Reception:TBD
Exhibit Closes:7 October 11
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Juror's Statement:
It was really a joy going through this work - playful, inventive and skillful. I love that there was a leaning towards the surreal and the psychological in much of the work. I want to mention that a number of impressive pieces were cut as they didn't relate strongly enough to the portrait theme, particularly some fashion work and street photography.
Chris Buck

Dream Eater
Juror's Choice
Archival Pigment Print on Baryta Paper">Brandy Worsfold
Citrus Heights, California USA
Brian as the photographer
Allison Welch
Coralville, IA USA
Resurrection – Pamela and Toma
Arnold Reinisch
Graz, Austria

Not Outside
Bryan Ballinger
Huntington, in USA
Invidia, Eight Temptations series
Catlin Harrison
London, England U.K
Claude Peschel Dutombe
Bangkok, Thailand

Rose #2
Claude Peschel Dutombe
Bangkok, Thailand
Josephine, widowed
Dan Cook
Philadelphia, PA USA
Faces On The Street 21
Dick Sanders
La Quinta, CA USA

Elisabeth Neville
Marblehead, MA USA
Emily Friedensohn
Essex Jct., VT USA
M'as tu vu ?
Florent LIARD
Clisson, loire atlantique France

Gold Dust Girls
Geneviève Thauvette
Ottawa, ON Canada
People's Choice
gideon ansell
boston, ma usa
gideon ansell
boston, ma usa

Street Fair Photographer
Harry Sandler
Mount Vernon, NY USA
Harry Sandler
Mount Vernon, NY USA
Dorothy In Oz
Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA
Jiving With Miro
Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA
Soccer Team—Peter Kronblad
Ida Rödén
San Francisco, California USA

The Only One
Jason Sanqui
Walnut, CA USA
Jesse Fox
Crescent Springs, KY USA
Ronald's Daughter
Jesse Fox
Crescent Springs, KY USA

Joni Kabana
Portland, OR USA
A Dog and Her Boy.
People's Choice
Kathy Hudson
Williston, VT USA
Insubstantial Presence
Keith Parks
La Mesa, CA USA

Kelly and Amy (with Speck)
Kristin Skees
Hampton, Virginia USA
Susanne Staun, Danish crime writer.
Laerke Posselt
Copenhagen K, Denmark
Melica Mehraban, Danish-Iranian actress.
Laerke Posselt
Copenhagen K, Denmark

Lester Blum
New York, NY USA
Pink Elephant
Matt Neckers
Eden, VT USA
Damon - College Student
Michael Middleton
Summit, NJ USA

Me Shadow With Glasses
Michael Teres
Geneseo, NY USA
Michael Teres
Geneseo, NY USA
Brussels, Belgium

Untitled 2
Nigel Lord
Dorchester, Dorset UK
Matt V.
Patrick Lancaster
Williston, VT USA
Paul Scott Page
Hyrum, UT USA

Her Bed
Pembrooke Werden
Dublin, NH USA
Pembrooke Werden
Dublin, NH USA
Loving Dead 2.0
Pere Ibañez
Barcelona, SPAIN

Pieces of Me: Fat
R.L. Gibson
Gatlinburg, TN USA
John Gibby (from the "Multiverse" series)
Stephanie Landry
Baton Rouge, LA USA
Me and my name
Timothy Dicke
Yellowstone NP, Wy USA

Vincent Serbin
Lake Katrine, NY USA

Juror:  Chris Buck

We’re thrilled to have Chris Buck as inspiration and aesthetic eye for “Persona “  His portraits have been surprising us, making us laugh, causing us to ask questions, and inspiring us to think outside of the box for years.  His brand of image making (over two decades worth) infuses wit with uncommon gesture and implied meaning.   He tells more than a story – he creates tales (sometimes through pure expression).  Chris was the first recipient for the Arnold Newman Portrait Prize (2007), which we think he so rightfully deserved!  His clients include IBM, Microsoft, Moviefone, Citibank, GQ, Blender and The New York Times Magazine.  From uncanny celebrity portraits, to advertising humor, to editorial wisdom, Chris Buck has offered us a very special take on our world of Personas.  His bio is in the pictures – catch a glimpse into Chris Buck’s kind at

A road trip is synonymous with nostalgia; they are opportunities for memorable moments of exploration and experience.  The best road trips are the ones that offer us indelible experiences - experiences touching the things and people that we barely get to know and may never see again, but which leave lifelong impressions.

Where have you been?  What and whom did you see?  How did you see them?  Whether it was from a convertible or a bicycle, on trailer or train, boat, parachute or via your own two feet, you’ve captured the essence of the freedoms and inspirations we feel being ‘on the road’.   Show us the photographic moments you’ve captured that will inspire our next trip.



Upcoming Exhibits

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Reveal - Deadline July 15, 2015

Nocturne - Deadline August 12, 2015

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