Submissions to War and Peace close in

EXHIBITION OPENS APRIL 4, 2013
Juror: Allen Birnbach
Artists' Reception 4/21/13 5:30PM

Director's Choice "Nude 020" by Peter BajzekThe undulating landscape of the human form is one of the most variable in nature.   {sharethis}

Exhibit Calendar
(subject to change)
Submissions Close 6-Mar-13 Midnight EST
Juror' Choices Announced by 13-Mar-13
On-Line Check-in Due 22-Mar-12
Work Receipt Deadline 1-Apr-13
Exhibit Opens 4-Apr-13
Artists Reception 21-Apr-13 5:30PM
Exhibit Closes 28-Apr-2013

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Juror's Statement:

My first impression as I did my quick overview was the breadth of styles in the submissions.  And the high level of technique brought to bear in the images.  The result was several extended editing sessions poring over the concepts and great craft participants exhibited in their work.  In the end it was difficult to narrow the field down to a cohesive show, and I felt honored to have been involved in the judging.

Notable was what was not included.  Interesting diptychs, tributes to Kertesz, Mondrian and Japanese printmaking, wonderful self-portraits and playful juxtaposition of the figure in unique environments.  In the end, many well-conceived images were not included because they fell short in composition or technique but the creative process behind the work was truly impressive.

Congratulations to all who submitted.

Allen Birnbach

(Allen selected five "Honorable Mention" images, but he didn't feel comfortable choosing a "Juror's Choice" overall. We selected a "Director's Choice" from those five images. Congrats to Peter Bajzek!)


Nude no. 20
Juror's Choice
Peter Bajzek
Middleton, WI USA
Fallen
Honorable Mention
Billy Monday
Frederick, MD USA
Joanna Recumbent
Honorable Mention
Brett Henrikson
providence, ri USA

Queen of Sheba
Honorable Mention
Ludwig Desmet
Ronse, Belgium
Gray Area_SelfPortraiture
Honorable Mention
Paris Carter
Clermont, FL USA
small, smaller, smallest
People's Choice
Caitlin Jean
Burlington, VT USA

A Few Small Repairs
People's Choice
Melissa T. Hall
Lexington, KY USA
Upended
Aaron Kennison
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA) USA
Nude Aloft
Andrew H Miller
Fort Myers, FL USA

Summertime Encounter
Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Expecting
Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Inspired by the Sculpture of Gaston LaChaise
Billy Monday
Frederick, MD USA

Apollo
Bob Burkhardt
Atlanta, GA USA
Julianne - Gaze
Brett Henrikson
providence, ri USA
Enigma
Brittney Cathey-Adams
San Jose, Ca USA

The Fringe
Brock Bill
Stowe, VT USA
Drip
Charles Laurier Dufour
Belfast, ME USA
untitled
Clement Yonkers
St. Albans, VT USA

Ash Cave
Dave Levingston
Springfield, Ohio USA
Untitled Nude, 2006, #1
Dave Rudin
Brooklyn, NY USA
Kamsya
Dok Wright
Burlington, VT USA

Sirens' Cave
Don McCunn
San Francisco, CA USA
Affinity
durga Garcia
West Palm Beach, FL USA
sea of sin
Eddie Bragard (think tank ART)
Koblenz, Germany

tropic of cancer
Elle Hanley
Seattle, Washington USA
Wood Nymph
Emmy Walden Fox
Barnard, VT USA
Untitled from "Life Sciences" series
Eran Gilat
Rohovot, Israel

Weston Desk
Harper Parson-Grey
Houston, USA
Nude #1
Hope Kahn
Cherry Hill, NJ USA
Humanscape
irina dumitrascu magurean
cluj, transylvania romania

Humanscape
irina dumitrascu magurean
cluj, transylvania romania
In the Fullness of Time
James Atherton
Boulder, Colorado USA
Up In Smoke
Jason "Devilish" Renek
Seattle, WA USA

Self Reservation
Jennifer Bondy
New Boston, Michigan USA
Shower Mom
Jennifer Edgerton
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA
Restrained desires
José M. Gómez-Ros
Madrid, Madrid Spain

Beyond
José M. Gómez-Ros
Madrid, Madrid Spain
Back of Mud
Karen Cortes
Doral, Florida USA
Chair
Ken Beach
Chicago, IL USA

Overlook Hill
Ken Van Dyne
Cincinnati, OH USA
Breastscape In Blue
Ken Van Dyne
Cincinnati, OH USA
Homage- Adolph Gottlieb
LeAndra LeSeur
Lilburn, GA USA

Joyce
Lee Fearnside
Luckey, OH USA
just that
MAG
jerusalem, israel
Reminder
Mariana Bartolomeo
Tucson, AZ USA

Woman In Enchanted Forest
Mark Mason
Ocean Ridge, FL. USA
Lady Victoria
Michael Berkowitz
Kew Gardens, NY USA
Evie's Tree
Michael Pannier
Frederick, MD USA

memories of the old bathroom
Nicole Schwartz
Medford, New Jersey USA
Lattice_SelfPortraiture
Paris Carter
Clermont, FL USA
Tulips
Pat Berrett
Albuquerque, NM USA

flash
Patricia Pastore
London, London United Kingdom
Spiral
Peter Janecke
Seabrook, Tx USA
Geisha
Randy Persinger
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA USA

Weighted Flight
Rhye Tempest
San Francisco, CA USA
UNTITLED
SOLD
Ron Testa
Wilmette, IL USA
A European Vacation Gets Off To A Good Start
Sally Canzoneri
Washington, DC USA

Serenity
Sandra McMartin-Fiedler
Mission, British Columbia Canada
skin in motion
Sara Dolley
GRANADA HILLS, California USA
Talc
scott nichol
Allentown, PA USA

Alice
Sharon Harris
Laurel Springs, NJ USA
curves
Sharon Kain
Draper, UT USA
Jade
Ted West
Oklahoma City, OK USA

Death to America
Ted West
Oklahoma City, OK USA
Maternal
TinaMarie Jaehnert
Poughkeepsie, NY USA

Juror: Allen Birnbach

Allen Birnbach has worked as a Photographer for over 30 years; from product to non-profit, hospitality to finance and to the performing arts, he has found great success in commercial Photography. His clarity of vision as a professional Photographer flows through his portraiture, lifestyle, landscape and dance portfolios, as well. The breadth of these achievements may be viewed at www.allenbirnbach.com. Birnbach’s body of work represents much more than commercial. Begin by viewing his fine art photography on www.birnbachimages.com, then visit www.birnbachfigureworks.com for extraordinary examples of the fine art nude. There is boundless visual motivation for your own submission to Body, in the galleries on FigureWorks.

Birnbach imparts his photographic skills as a lecturer and instructor at The Santa Fe Workshops, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Focus on Nature in Iceland, The Anderson Ranch, and through his own private workshops, NudePhotoWorkshops.com. You’ll find a fantastic blog on his take of photographic education at http://allenbirnbach.squarespace.com/


  • 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, free entry into a future exhibition and a free exhibition catalog.
  • Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.
  • 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.

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