Juried Fine Art Photography Exhibitions in a Dedicated Gallery
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Personal Style: VT High School Photography Student Exhibit

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Exhibition Runs November 23rd 2012 - December 9th 2011
Artists Reception December 2nd 3-5PM

Juror: Jordan Douglas

Juror's Choice:"The Time of Our Lives" by Maya Stoller Brattleboro, VT

As part of our community outreach, Darkroom Gallery is hosting our third Vermont High School Student only juried photography exhibit. We are organizing this effort with the help of Mt. Mansfield Union High School Arts teacher Dodi Gomez

What makes your photography unique and different from others? What techniques or approaches energize your work?

Exhibition Calendar
(subject to change)
On-Line Check-in Due11/9/12
Receipt Deadline11/20/12
Exhibit Opens11/23/12
Artists Reception
12/2/12
Exhibit Closes12/9/12

Personal Style Exhibit Catalog now available at VioVio

Part of the growth and development of any artist is to develop a personal style that is uniquely their own. Style may include subject, perspective, composition, depth of field, lighting, post production treatment (darkroom or digital) and printing.

For this year's high school exhibition we seek creative images, work that goes beyond the expected, the typical, and that applies the tools of photography through one's own individual sensibilities. For inspiration look to these great photographers: Diane Arbus, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Cindy Sherman, Richard Avedon and Aaron Siskind


Juror's Statement:

“Placed between the eye of the photographer and the world, the camera reveals both man and the outside world.” Lisette Model

Juror's Choice to receive a set of Douglas Beasley's Vision Quest Assignment CardsA photograph is simultaneously an image and the result of a long series of decisions. At the point of capture, the photographer chooses the subject, the moment, distance, camera angle, depth of field (range of focus), shutter speed, and composition. The exposure may then be interpreted, in the darkroom or on the computer. Editing and printing techniques run the gamut from simple to complex, and from general to highly refined.

The images chosen for this exhibition were those that demonstrated both control of the medium and a sense of individual creativity. Some reveal an expressive instant or subject; some were produced with deliberation and intention; and some gained creativity through the translations of editing or printing.  

In assessing “personal style,” I selected images that were less common, or expected, and those where the photographer’s distinct vision was made visible. 

It was my pleasure to share in the endeavors of these rising young photographers.

Thank you and enjoy!

Jordan Douglas


The Time of Our Lives
Juror's Choice

Maya Stoller, 16
Brattleboro, VT USA
Fallen
Honorable Mention

Mikayla Grace, 16
Essex, VT USA
Motions of a Layered Mind
Honorable Mention

Zivah Solomon 16
Worcester, VT USA

River Goddess
People's Choice

Jasmine Douglas-Hughes
Richmond, VT USA
Okavango Sunset

Alvaro
jericho, VT USA
Silo Silhouette
SOLD

Amanda Vincent 17
New Haven, VT USA

Barbed Wire
SOLD

Amanda Vincent 17
New Haven, VT USA
Bird Storm

Anna Wulfson 15
South Burlington, VT USA
Passing By

Anna Wulfson 15
South Burlington, VT USA

Wings of Delicacy
SOLD

Annavitte Rand
Richmond, VT USA
Fresh Tracks

Annavitte Rand
Richmond, VT USA
hallway

Brooke St.Onge
Montgomery, VT USA

Out of the Darkness

Cole Hughes
Essex Junction, VT USA
Self Portrait 307

Elizabeth, 15
Essex Jct, VT USA
White Flower

Ian Smith 17
St. Albans, VT USA

Industrial

Ian Smith 17
St. Albans, VT USA
Untitled

Jen Hayes 17
Jericho, VT USA
Low Tide

Jen Hayes 17
Jericho, VT USA

Suspension Bridge

Katy Trahan 16
Essex Jct., VT USA
Running Water

Katy Trahan 16
Essex Jct., VT USA
rocks

lucille
enosburg falls, VT USA

Table

Megan Rose
Enosburg Falls, VT USA
Reach

Mikayla Grace, 16
Essex, VT USA
Escape Deception

Molly Larson 16
Underhill, VT USA

Dancing in the Light

Molly Larson 16
Underhill, VT USA
Eye

Morgan Eppley, 13
Georgia, Vt USA
Hanging by a Thread

Nathan Ertle 14
Essex Junction, VT USA

Elemental Collision
SOLD

Nathan Ertle 14
Essex Junction, VT USA
white pipes

nicole 14
Enosburg, VT USA
Rest Stop

Timothy Mueller-Harder, 15
Cabot, VT United States

Woodpecker Silhouette

Timothy Mueller-Harder, 15
Cabot, VT United States
Lines

Zoe van Vlaanderen
East Fairfield, VT USA
Auditorium Steps

Zoe van Vlaanderen
East Fairfield, VT USA

Juror: Jordan Douglas

Jordan Douglas has been an adjunct professor of Fine Arts at Saint Michael’s College since January of 2004. He is also currently an adjunct professor of photography at Burlington's Champlain College. Teaching is nothing new for Douglas, his father was an art professor so leading a class always came naturally. He has taught drawing and photography through out Vermont at Burlington High School, Burlington City Arts, the Springhouse School of the Arts, and at Artspace. Douglas received his B.A. in Studio Art at the University of Vermont and has been involved in the art world ever since. He has had exhibitions throughout Vermont, in places such as Burlington, Shelburne, Waitsfield, and Rutland. Art has always been a part of Douglas’s life and that interest soon grew into a love for photography. Although photography is the focus of his career, he still remains creatively involved in both painting and drawing and often combines the artistic forms in his works, blurring the lines between what is created and what is real. Current projects: Jordan is recontextualzing found antique photographs using alternative analog techniques.


Our normal rules are modified as follows:

  • This exhibit is open to Vermont High School Students only.  Please specify your school in the comment field of your entry;
  • Until September 26th entry is free!; From Sember 27th thru October 10th entry is $5.00; From October 11th thru October 24th Entry is $10.00.
  • You can change your entry images right up till the final deadline.
  • Juror's Choice, Honorable Mentions, and People's Choice will each get a free fotovisura account to start building their portfolio
  • Juror's Choice receives a 20x35" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image.
  • All selected entries are included in a full color exhibit catalog.
  • All submissions are limited to 4 images or less;
  • We depend heavily on email - make sure your registered email address will receive email from us.
  • We are assuming most entrants into this competition are minors and are doing so with the permission of your parent or guardian. Entering without permission may result in disqualification.
  • It is up to each selected student to produce their own prints. PhotoGarden, is offering a 50% discount on prints for this exhibit only. Print out and bring your selection notification email with you when you you pick up your prints to get the special rate;
  • For selected works we do offer free framing and matting for the duration of the exhibition but prints must conform to our standard sizes, or you may provide already framed work.
  • Any questions - please initially contact Dodi Gomez, before contacting the gallery.
  • Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.



 

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