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Make Believe

EXHIBIT Closed on November 10th 2013

Juror: Andy Bloxham

Juror's Choice: "On Display" by Melissa T. Hall from Lexington, KY USARole-play, tell tall-tales, put on your brightest costume and let your imagination take the lead.  {sharethis}

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.

Exhibit Calendar (subject to change)
Submissions Close 18-Sep-13 Midnight EST
Juror' Choices Announced by 25-Sep-13
On-Line Check-in Due 2-Oct-13
Work Receipt Deadline 14-Oct-13
Exhibit Opens 17-Oct-13
Artists Reception 10-Nov-13 4:30-6:30pm
Exhibit Closes 10-Nov-13

Make Believe Exhibit Catalog now available at VIoVIo
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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

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

Juror's Choice

Melissa T. Hall
Lexington, KY USA

Honorable Mention

Benjamin Amend
Wheeling, WV USA

Honorable Mention

Michael Blase
New York, NY USA

Honorable Mention

Sita Mae
PIttsburgh, PA USA

People's Choice

Erin Mahoney
San Francisco, CA USA

Alexis Mattila
Richmond, VA USA

Austin Gillins
Cedar City, Utah USA

Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA

Bradley Phillips
Cape Girardeau, Missouri USA

Candi S. Kalinsky
Bellevue, Nebraska USA

Caroline Adamsclark
Delray Beach, Florida USA

Carr Kizzier
Baltimore, MD USA

Chris Fry
Canton, mi USA

Christina Dallas
Brooklyn, New York USA

Moscow, Moscow Russia

dopamine collective
Owen Sound, Ontario Canada

durga Garcia
West Palm Beach, FL USA

edward olive
Madrid, Madrid Spain

Eileen Clynes
Boston, MA USA

Elle Hanley
Seattle, Washington USA

Grant Palmer
Burbank, CA USA

Hannah Cooper McCauley
Ruston, LA USA

Henriette van Gasteren
Reuver, Limburg Netherlands

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA

Jenna Petrone
Rochester, New York USA

Jess H. Hardcastle
Austin, Texas USA

Jill Shepherd
Kent, OH USA

Jocelyn Ang
Singapore, Singapore

Burlington, VT USA

José M. Gómez-Ros
Madrid, Madrid Spain

Karen J. Lloyd
Winooski, VT USA


Kristina Hruska
Portland, OR USA

Kristina Smith
Denton, TX USA

Laurie McCormick
Los Angeles, CA USA

Lodiza LePore
Bennington, VT USA

Lucy Ridges
Manchester, England

Marian Rubin
Montclair, NJ USA

Mark Melnick
Pasadena, CA USA

Mel Kobran

Michael Berkowitz
Kew Gardens, NY USA

Michael Blase
New York, NY USA

Natalya Belousova
Dolgoprudny, Russia

Nicholai Go
Providence, Rhode Island United States

Rana Nicole Young
Portland, OR USA

Rebeca Saborio
San Jose, Costa Rica

Samantha Pugsley
Charlotte, North Carolina USA

Sarah Joy Sloneker
Grove City, PA USA

Saša Lazarević
Belgrade, Serbia serbia

Sharon Kain
Draper, UT USA

Stacy L. Gardner
Loveland, CO USA

Susan Evans Grove
South Orange, NJ USA

Toni Jo Coppa
Portland, ME USA

Veronica Galvez
Los Angeles, California USA

vittorio chiampan
verona, Italy italy

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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