Submissions to Reveal close in
EXHIBIT Closed on November 10th 2013

Juror: Andy Bloxham


Juror's Choice: "On Display" by Melissa T. Hall from Lexington, KY USA

Role-play, tell tall-tales, put on your brightest costume and let your imagination take the lead. 

Images that captivate, tell a fantastical story. The hero vs. the monster, parallel universes co-mingling, colorful characters that drag us down a rabbit hole! Fantasy, horror, sci-fi, fairy-tale, steam-punk and renaissance inspired photographs.

Just as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein emerged from a dream, her motley creation is considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction and a great novel for the ages, we ask you to produce and capture your dreams. “The whole series of my life appeared to me as a dream; I sometimes doubted if indeed it were all true, for it never presented itself to my mind with the force of reality.”

― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:17 October 13
Artists' Reception:10 November 13 16:30
Exhibit Closes:10 November 13
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Create your legend, weave your web and spin your yarns. Contact your inner child and dive head-first into a treasure trove of costumes. This exhibit will be on display over Halloween, so make it spooky.

Juror's Statement:

While looking through the submissions, I was impressed and struck by a myriad of responses to the theme. I was curious about finding work that didn't simply accept the truth of reality, and instead focused on ponderings from the imagination. There is no one way to approach this idea. Humor, such as the selections from Sita Mae and Henriette van Gasteren, can be one way to present the inner mind to the outer world. Referencing other mediums, as Michael Blase does with his heavily theatrical approach, serves as an entryway for the audience to interact. Benjamin Amend presents ideas that could only exist in dreams if not translated through photography. Rebeca Saborio shocks us with visual parables, while Melissa T. Hall takes on social commentary through visual absurdity. Regardless of each artists' pathway to realizing inner thoughts, everyone in this exhibit is make believing, and making us believe.
Andy Bloxham

On Display
Juror's Choice
Melissa T. Hall
Lexington, KY USA
Looming from the series These Four Walls
Honorable Mention
Benjamin Amend
Wheeling, WV USA
Honorable Mention
Michael Blase
New York, NY USA

The Fat Fairy Tales - Little Miss Stuffit
Honorable Mention
Sita Mae
PIttsburgh, PA USA
The Red Bag
People's Choice
Erin Mahoney
San Francisco, CA USA
Thus and Not
Alexis Mattila
Richmond, VA USA

The Slipper
Austin Gillins
Cedar City, Utah USA
Queen of the Night
Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Bradley Phillips
Cape Girardeau, Missouri USA

Of Glass and Bone
Candi S. Kalinsky
Bellevue, Nebraska USA
The Eyes Have It
Caroline Adamsclark
Delray Beach, Florida USA
La Lectrice
Carr Kizzier
Baltimore, MD USA

Emerging Path
Chris Fry
Canton, mi USA
Portrait of the Bluebloods
Christina Dallas
Brooklyn, New York USA
Moscow, Moscow Russia

obtuse reality
dopamine collective
Owen Sound, Ontario Canada
durga Garcia
West Palm Beach, FL USA
edward olive
Madrid, Madrid Spain

Weeping Mary
Eileen Clynes
Boston, MA USA
sea foam and ships
Elle Hanley
Seattle, Washington USA
Winter Witch
Grant Palmer
Burbank, CA USA

Chapter Eight: The House
Hannah Cooper McCauley
Ruston, LA USA
'Action Lilith: on the edge' (self-portrait), 2011
Henriette van Gasteren
Reuver, Limburg Netherlands
Escher was a Flatlander
Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA

A Lullaby For 'B'
Jenna Petrone
Rochester, New York USA
Jess H. Hardcastle
Austin, Texas USA
Untitled 1 from the series The Gardener
Jill Shepherd
Kent, OH USA

Jocelyn Ang
Singapore, Singapore
Harvest Security
Burlington, VT USA
José M. Gómez-Ros
Madrid, Madrid Spain

Aurora's Unicorns
Karen J. Lloyd
Winooski, VT USA
Untitled, 2010
Kristina Hruska
Portland, OR USA
They Told Me She Tried the Oven First
Kristina Smith
Denton, TX USA

Always a Gentleman
Laurie McCormick
Los Angeles, CA USA
Birthday Bash
Lodiza LePore
Bennington, VT USA
Lucy Ridges
Manchester, England

Marian Rubin
Montclair, NJ USA
Arlecchino loves Colombina
Mark Melnick
Pasadena, CA USA
"Untitled" from the series Make Believe
Mel Kobran

Lady In Black
Michael Berkowitz
Kew Gardens, NY USA
The Gay Bride of Frankenstein
Michael Blase
New York, NY USA
Alisa's dreams
Natalya Belousova
Dolgoprudny, Russia

Rough Landing
Nicholai Go
Providence, Rhode Island United States
Rana Nicole Young
Portland, OR USA
Water into Blood
Rebeca Saborio
San Jose, Costa Rica

The Ringleader
Samantha Pugsley
Charlotte, North Carolina USA
Slient Film
Sarah Joy Sloneker
Grove City, PA USA
Saša Lazarević
Belgrade, Serbia serbia

Sharon Kain
Draper, UT USA
Alone Together - Bed 2
Stacy L. Gardner
Loveland, CO USA
Film Still from "A Day at the Races"
Susan Evans Grove
South Orange, NJ USA

The Attic
Toni Jo Coppa
Portland, ME USA
Technical Difficulties
Veronica Galvez
Los Angeles, California USA
The spirit of the forest
vittorio chiampan
verona, Italy italy

Lady of Renaissance
Zina Seletskaya
West New York, NJ USA

Juror: Andy Bloxham

Growing up in a small Louisiana town, Andy Bloxham turned to his imagination for activity. This playful, creative approach to life extended to Andy's adulthood, where it took form in photography, video, and writing. Receiving an MFA in photography from Louisiana Tech University, his images have appeared throughout the world in numerous group and solo exhibitions, publications, and online media. His photography centers around fictional situations and events, told through the slight hint of a smirking camera. His techniques apply the command of tools ranging from pen, paper, and storyboards, to strobe lighting and digital post-processing. Bloxham's dedication is matched only by the passion he has for extending this creative energy to others. He is an assistant professor of photography at West Virginia Wesleyan College, and a faculty member at the Maine Media Workshops.

  • 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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