Submissions to War and Peace close in

July 5th - July 29th
Juror: Catherine Edelman

Juror's Choice Untitled1_From the Series "The Window" by Aida Tejada: Pinecrest, FL USA

If your audience is standing indefinitely motionless, entranced by the possibilities in your work and in devising an infinitude of scenarios and alternate endings, then you've made an image that will inspire gallery visitors with the beauty of ambiguity, mystery and perplexity.{sharethis}


Secrets and Mysteries Exhibit Catalog

Secrets and Mysteries Exhibit Catalog now available at VioVio

Photographers created images that baffled the viewer as early at the 1860s; Henry Peach Robinson was a pioneer of combination printing, creating the illusory photo montage long before there was Photoshop. We want to see your images that lead the imagination to the edge, encouraging the mind to leap. Multiple exposures, constructions, staged, anything goes, just leave us guessing.

Juror's Statement:

There are many avenues that artists should pursue to get their work in front of museum curators and gallery owners, including pop up and apartment galleries, not-for-profit venues, university group shows and online blogs and magazines. But one of the best venues is the juried show: an anonymous gathering of images chosen solely on the immediate impact of a single frame or set of pictures. I always find the task of selecting work to be a bit unnerving, knowing I am going to disappoint many artists in the attempt to edit to a select few. The breadth of work being produced through the country always surprises me and the work in "Secrets and Mysteries" is no exception. I want to thank Polly Raine and Ken Signorello for inviting me to be the juror and congratulate the many photographers whose works were chosen for "Secrets and Mysteries".

Catherine Edelman


Untitled1_From the Series "The Window"
Juror's Choice
Aida Tejada
Miami, FL USA
Between the Lines (no 11)
Honorable Mention
Kris Sanford
Mt. Pleasant, MI USA
behind the door
Honorable Mention
Marco Virgone
Cesano Boscone, Milano Italy

Boy
People's Choice
Denise Trotier Johnson
Williston, VT USA
Is and Is Not
Alexis Mattila
Richmond, VA USA
Untitled 6, Night Light Series, 2010
Alysia Macaulay
Brooklyn, NY USA

Untitled 5, Night Light Series, 2010
Alysia Macaulay
Brooklyn, NY USA
Untitled 3, Night Light Series, 2010
Alysia Macaulay
Brooklyn, NY USA
Dreamer Acting Out A Dream
Amanda Hsu
Pingzhen City, Taoyuan Country Taiwan

Light of the street
Anita Strider
Eger, Heves megye Hungary
Smoky running
Anita Strider
Eger, Heves megye Hungary
What's Inside
Bryan Ballinger
Huntington, in USA

terraFutura #20
Bryan Steiff
Chicago, Illinois USA
terraFutura #22
Bryan Steiff
Chicago, Illinois USA
Cat Among the Pigeons
Carolyn Hampton
Sherman Oaks, CA USA

Outside In
Catherine Roberts Leach
Sherman Oaks, CA USA
Condition, 2012
Colleen Fitzgerald
New York, NY USA
Too Little For This BIG World
Cristina Venedict
Botosani, Romania

Alfresco Theater #5, Venice
David Jakelic
Split, Croatia
Storage
Garrett Baumer
Chicago, Il USA
Three Windows
Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA USA

For So Long
Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA USA
Sahara Guide
Heather Shaw
Teaneck, NJ USA
Airport 6
Horacio Devoto
Minneapolis, MN United States

Pain I
J. Michael Skaggs
Cincinnati, OH USA
Rain
Janette James
Pawling, NY USA
The Burning
Janette James
Pawling, NY USA

"The in Between"
Jessie Seib
Evansville, IN USA
The Oak St Basement
John Cessna
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Mapquest
John Cessna
Ann Arbor, MI USA

garage sale find #2
kate t. parker
roswell, ga USA
Elevator Bear
Klaus Pichler
Vienna, Vienna Austria
Between the Lines (no 13)
Kris Sanford
Mt. Pleasant, MI USA

The Pallbearers
lucy mueller
Chicago, IL USA
behind closed doors
Mary Durante Youtt
Fair Lawn, NJ USA
haunting
Mary Durante Youtt
Fair Lawn, NJ USA

Umbrella Lady
Michael B Wood
Malibu, CA USA
Petrified #14. From the series "Petrified"
Nenad Saljic
Split, Croatia
Cracked Green
Orest Macina
Cleveland, Ohio USA

The Hand
Peter Eriksson
TYRESÖ, SWEDEN
Second Glance
Rachael Silverberg
West Palm Beach, Fl USA
Untitled 1 from the series "Photogram Symphony"
Rachel Wolf
Portland, OR USA

Harvest Dance
SOLD
Randy Richmond
Muscatine, Iowa USA
The Crop Circler
SOLD
Randy Richmond
Muscatine, Iowa USA
Toyota and Lincoln, Portland, 2008
Robert Hecht
San Rafael, CA USA

Fantasy Nightmare
Robert Moran
Bar Harbor, ME USA
Taking a Break - Voodoo Ceremony, Benin
Robert Moran
Bar Harbor, ME USA
Saltair Cloak
Sharon Kain
Draper, UT USA

hoodoo
Timothy Gottshall (Timo E)
Essex Junction, VT USA
Scratch 0461: London - Demarcation
Tony Bowen
Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Scratch 5045: Sussex - Apology
Tony Bowen
Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Untitled
Troy Colby
Beloit, ks USA
The Giver of Hearts
Troy Colby
Beloit, ks USA
Exhaustion
Tytia Habing
Watson, IL USA

Galaxy
Tytia Habing
Watson, IL USA
Enigma within a Vase Sponge
William Goodwin
Birmingham, AL USA

Juror: Catherine Edelman

Opening in Chicago in 1987, the Catherine Edelman Gallery was quick to become one of the Midwest's leading fine art photography galleries.  Director and Owner Catherine Edelman has "a patient eye for artists, tracking their progress [and] representing mature photographers who deliver consistent, quality work, regardless of age or exposure."  Edelman has upheld her original promise to feature prominent Contemporary photographers alongside new and emerging talent, supplying her audience with a refreshing breadth of both subject matter and photographic technique.

CEG debuted with Nan Goldin and the "Ballad of Sexual Dependency" progressing through everything from street photography (Susan Meiselas, Sebastiao Salgado, James Nachtwey) to fashion photography (Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts, Matthew Rolston) to traditional landscape images (Michael Kenna, Lynn Geesaman) and also socially-conscious work (Richard Misrach, Jeffrey Wolin, Terry Evans, Allen Ginsberg) and narrative (Joel-Peter Witkin, Elizabeth Ernst, Dan Estabrook).

Working closely with magazine editors and book publishers, the Catherine Edelman Gallery co-published several monographs and collections, including: Written in Memory: Portraits of the Holocaust, photographs by Jeffrey Wolin (Chronicle Books), Pressure, photographs by Joe Ziolkowski (Pohlmann Press), What Were You Thinking (celebrating the 15 year anniversary of the gallery in association with Paper Mirror Press) and Iron Beauties, a monograph on the work of Chicago photographer Michelle Keim, published by Nazraeli Press.

Catherine Edelman is an executive board member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers and President of the Chicago Art Dealers Association.   In addition to hosting Saturday Morning educational seminars for her community, Edelman recently opened an online gallery of underrepresented local artists, titled "The Chicago Project."

We are so pleased to offer the seasoned curatorial eye of Catherine Edelman for "Secrets and Mysteries."


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Selection Process

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All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image. People's Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit. 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.

Please do not contact jurors regarding your entry in this exhibit. Doing so will disqualify your entry.

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