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EXHIBIT NOW OPEN FROM February 15th 2018 to March 18th 2018
Artists' Reception scheduled for February 24th, 2018

Juror: Christy Karpinski


Syzgy
© Pere Ibañez
Barcelona, Spain

With the beginning of a new year and the resumption of new Calls for Entry it seemed appropriate to give our contributors a chance to choose their own best photos, regardless of subject or genre, to enter.  Thus we named this exhibition OPEN - 2018, a chance for our contributors to choose their own photo genre. Entrants were encouraged to critique their own portfolio and enter those photos they felt were strongest, recognizing the technical factors that create the "appearance" of their photos - exposure, cropping, focus, depth of focus, etc.  Composition is another big factor to be considered. Is the photo pleasing to the eye, does it follow the "rule of thirds", are there objects or lines in the photo that confuse the eye or lead it to the wrong place(s)?  But at the same time we encouraged entrants not to be  be overly concerned with the "rules". Thinking outside the box is often what makes for a striking photo image.  Or, in the words of Pablo Picasso, "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist"    

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Submissions Close:17 January 18 23:59 EST
Selections Announced:by 25 January 18
On-Line Check-in Due:26 January 18
Work Receipt Deadline:12 February 18
Exhibit Opens:15 February 18
Artists' Reception:24 February 18 16:00
Exhibit Closes:18 March 18
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Juror's Statement:

The process of jurying this exhibition was a total pleasure. It was great to see such varied subjects and styles brought together under the Open theme. For me, the strongest images tend to be ones that spark my imagination and curiosity through composition, technical skill and a point of view. I enjoy when an image creates a sense that I am being shown something more about a person or a place or being given insight that gets me thinking and wondering. I am also taken by strong composition where the subject may not be new to me and may be rather straight forward or even focused on pure visual pleasure, but the presentation and point of view keep me engaged with the image in a way that I want to go back to again and again. This is what was behind the images I chose for this exhibition, along with an effort to represent the diversity of work that I had this wonderful opportunity to spend time with.

 

 

 

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