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SHED by Gary Beeber
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Gary Beeber says of his work, "Growing up, I loved the paintings of Edward Hopper and the photographs of Diane Arbus, Walker Evans and Eugene Atget.

I started out as a painter.  I painted little photo-realistic watercolors based on my photographs, but eventually stopped painting altogether and concentrated on photography. For many years I photographed architectural details and landscapes. Later on, after producing and directing three documentary films and an off-Broadway burlesque show,  I became interested in taking pictures of people. I am fascinated with people who live unconventional lives.

As a photographer, I love immediacy and the thrill of exploration. I am currently working on several projects."

Gary Beeber is an award-winning American photographer/filmmaker who has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe.

Solo exhibitions include two at Generous Miracles Gallery NYC and an upcoming show (PERSONALITIES, July 6-September 1st, 2017) at The Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA. 

Beeber’s work has been included in juried exhibitions throughout the country. Among Fortune 500 companies who collect his work are Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Goldman Sachs and Chase Bank.

gary@garybeeber.com  
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RUINED STAIRS by Gary Beeber
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REMAINS by Gary Beeber
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CAMP by Gioia Kuss
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Gioia Kuss says of her work, "We are all part of an immense system, which we do not yet fully understand.

We have spent centuries studying, writing, and depicting the simple and complex way, the sun shines on a leaf, humans interact, destroy and create infrastructure; or the way the landscape sustains, renews, and supports life, while adapting to changes.

Our children and our grandchildren will still seek answers to questions we have perhaps not yet asked.

My photography communicates, through art and science—depicting light and dark and the splendor of color—our relationship to the greater world and to ourselves. I want to reflect a moment of life in photographs, to those who want to see as I do, with an awe of nature, humility in great societies, and love of the world. This essence of life is simply us all living and coexisting in a balance of complexity.

I seek to expose simplicities and complexities. I arrest time and capture the beauty of this planet and the diversity of human culture in an image. I want to believe the majority of people want to live in harmony with nature and support each other. Community matters.

We are, as human society, one more natural process at work in the world. If our goal is not to overwhelm nature but live as a part of it, then we can celebrate both the common place and the fantastic. We have within our capabilities the prospect of understanding why we should care about our life choices, climate change, biodiversity, and our ability to affect positive change in the way we live."

Gioia Kuss has degrees from Middlebury College and Conway School of Landscape Design. She first studied photography at Colorado Mountain College and continues learning from workshops, residencies, and travel.

Her recent exhibition and anticipated book: Landviews—Alchemy of Soil, Water, and Community explores the way humans have changed the landscape and defined cultures.

Her work is held in private collections and has been exhibited in several group shows. She enjoys working with non-profits and agencies to provide images that support environmental justice efforts. Gioia Kuss lives in Weybridge Vermont, USA.

Photographs Published in the following print/web publications:

Edie and Glo Fashions Etsy on-line catalogue and social media
Portrait photography for Non-profit leaders and authors
North Country School/Camp Treetops Alumni Magazine
Green Mountain Valley School Alumni Magazine and Theater Books
Addison Independent Vermont regional newspaper
Middlebury Area Land Trust newsletters and website
Vermont Country Cyclers Catalogue
Euroski Magazine   
   
Honors, Awards and Shows:
               
Ninth Wave Global Hudson River Residency September 2017
Marble House Project Residency September  2016
Land Views—Alchemy of Soil, Water and Community, Solo Photography Show: At 51 Main     Middlebury VT December 2015-March 2016
David Bird Fellowship Awarded June 2015: Costa Rica 2016
Vermont Arts Council Business Development Grant May 2015
Accepted in Online Gallery Annex Show at Photo Place Gallery Middlebury VT The Golden Hours:     Dawn and Dusk June 2015
Awarded Honorable Mention at Darkroom Gallery Essex Junction VT  Con(text) Photography Show     January 2015
Invited to Solo Photography Shows for Middlebury Arts Walks Events in 2011 and 12
Silver Feather Award Conservation of Natural Communities award presented by Otter Creek Audubon       Society November
Exhibited in Group member show at the Southern Vermont Art Center and Green Mountain College       Faculty Shows
Represented in Multiple group shows organized by the Middlebury Artists Group
Exhibited in shows and published photos in Middlebury College Yearbook and Campus Newspaper

www.gkphotovt.com
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CREATIVE RETREAT MHP by Gioia Kuss
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EARLY MORNING COFFEE by Gioia Kuss
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MAN'S BEST FRIENDS SICILY by Harry Longstreet
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Harry Longstreet says of his work, "No one just takes up space. The human condition is an entire canvas of thoughts, emotions and reactions to circumstances.

In my photography I try to capture the truth about diverse people and how they live and reflect their respective spaces.

My subjects never know they’ve been photographed. I don’t set-up or pose any shot and never employ anything but available light.

I retired after twenty-five years as a writer, producer and director of filmed entertainment, primarily for television.

When I’m not busy with my wife, children and grandchildren, I keep the creative juices flowing with still photography.

I’m always looking for images that speak to the human condition and the world around me. I favor ambient light and unposed, unaware subjects."

Publications and Awards:

LA Photo Curator-“Senses Working Overtime”-First Place-2017
Allegany National Photography Competition-Second Place (Black & White)-2017
Washington State Juried Art Competition-First Place (Photography)-2017
Stories of Music Volume 2 –January 2017
LAPhotoCurator-“Hometown”-Honorable Mention-December 2016
Emerald Art Center Autumn Exhibition-Bronze Medal-2016
Fusion Art “Colorful Abstractions”-Second Place-2016
Fusion Art “Cityscapes”-Second Place, Photography-2016
Merit Recognition Award in the 59th National Juried Art Show at the Maria V. Howard Art Center at the Imperial Centre- 2016
Creative Quarterly-100 Best Annual Edition 2015
Franke Tobey Jones Art Center-Third Place Photography-October 2015
Creative Quarterly 41-Winner Professional Photography-Winter Edition 2015
Creative Quarterly-100 Best Annual Edition -2014
Focus at the Delaplaine-Juried Exhibit-Third Place-November 2014
Art Ascent-Distinguished Artist-October 2014
Creative Quarterly 37-Winner-Professional Photography-Fall-Winter 2014
Best of Show-Annual Washington State Juried Art Competition-January 2014
Creative Quarterly33-Winner-Professional Photography-Winter Edition 2014
6th International Photographic Salon Varna-Gold FIAP Medal (Monochrome Photography)-June 2013
Howard Arts Center-Merit Award-June 2013
Associated Arts of Ocean Shores-Honorable Mention-April 2013
Baker Arts Center-Second Place/Photography-April 2012
Color Magazine-Single Image Merit Award-March 2012
Black & White Magazine-Single Image Merit Award-February 2012
CVG Show 2012-Third Place Photo/Digital Arts-January 2012
Kitsap 2012 Arts Festival-Best of Show-First Place Photography-July 2011
Baker Arts Center-Merit Award, Photography-April 2011
Creative Quarterly23 Winner-Professional Photography Summer 2011
“Arts in Harmony 2011” Merit Award-February 2011
Color Magazine Single Image Merit Award-February 2011
Women in Photography International-“Faces”-Honorable Mention September 2010
Kitsap Arts Festival First Place - Photography  July 2010
Creative Quarterly20 Runner Up - Professional Photography June 2010
Paducah Photo 2010 Third Place
Creative Quarterly19 Runner Up - Professional Photography March 2010
Dennis Dean Gallery First Place Category Winner March 2010
Black & White Magazine Single Image Merit Award February 2010
“Arts in Harmony 2010” Honorable Mention  February 2010

www.harrylongstreet.com
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PROVENCE by Harry Longstreet
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SCOTLAND by Harry Longstreet
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ARMYMAN by Henry Driftwood
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Henry Driftwood says of his work, "My work is about beauty, pure and simple.

There is beauty in ancient things as nature takes them back and evolves them. The beauty and mystery in places and people throughout time is a prevalent theme of mine. If my images move or inspire people, all the better."

Henry Driftwood has been an illustrator and artist all his life. He has a bachelor's degree in Art from the University of Southern Mississippi, emphasizing figure drawing and design. His graphic design work has included doing illustrations and photography for books and scientific papers.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
The Nature of California Guidebook: Gemstones from the Pala Pegmatites -       2014 Photographer

EXPERIENCE:
Getty Conservation Institute, Brentwood, California    1993-2012                   
Geological Consultant on the Renaissance Bronze Project, characterizing constituents of bronze core material.
Paleontological Consultant for Antiquities/Conservation, identifying the foraminifera and mineral constituents of a limestone torso of Aphrodite.
Scientific Consultant on the Brentwood site Building Project, testing building materials for their suitability in museum galleries.
UCLA Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Los Angeles, California        1994
Scientific Illustrator- shell microstructure of gastropods and blastoid hydrospires. 
   
ASSOCIATIONS
CEO Space Inc. -  entrepreneurial resource organization of more than 10,000 members,  creating
advanced business training mainly for innovative new energy and technology
companies.
Tree People - Los Angeles based company dedicated to planting 1 million trees, sequestering carbon, etc.
Green Getty- J. Paul Getty Museum, environmental outreach group
4Rs Group  Pasadena Center for Spiritual Development - environmental outreach coalition

SELECTED CONFERENCES
CEO Space, Semi-Annual Forum- presenter, staff videographer  2000 - present
Venice Eco-Fest, Venice Beach, CA - Earth Day LA presenter  2008/2009
Prophets Conference, North Hollywood, CA -volunteer staff   2006
Yoko Civilization Conference on the Environment, Awaji, Japan-  participant        2005

HOBBIES, INTERESTS
Landscape Photography, Mineral collecting, Hiking, Fossil hunting, Karate, Tai Chi, Dance, Painting, Feng Shui design, Songwriting, Singing, Guitar playing.

henrydriftwood@yahoo.com
www.henrydriftwood.tumblr.com
www.modelmayhem.com/2493888
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OLD TIRES by Henry Driftwood
HONORABLE MENTION
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YUCCA VALLEY by Henry Driftwood
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DER RESORT by Ilya Trofimenko
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Ilya Trofimenko considers herself a passionate amateur.

Group Exhibitions:
2017

"Black & White Art" - Fusion Art Gallery (online)
"Pathways and Passages" - Darkroom Gallery (Essex, USA)
"Shades of Gray" - Black Box Gallery (Portland, USA)
"Street Photography" - PH21 Gallery (Budapest, Hungary)
"URBAN 2017 summer previews" - Trieste Airport (Italy) & "400 Bar" (Budapest, Hungary)

www.einsiedler.me
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FROM SOMEWHERE TO NOWHERE by Ilya Trofimenko
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GROVE by Ilya Trofimenko
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WHAT IS INTERDEPENDENCY OR TWO INVISIBLE 2017 by Jean-Francois Lanthier
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Jean-Francois Lanthier says of his work, "What I seek to do in this photographic series is a simple conceptual art, and I would venture to qualify it as naive.

This is in contrast to the "traditional" conceptual art that often requires the public to be introduced to the world of art to understand.

I want to create a feeling of freshness with the audience. It is also possible to see my work from the point of view of body performance.

The understanding of the work is done only by considering the photo or by reading the title, not more. The main theme is inner life and self-knowledge, all on a white background to really put the concept in the foreground.

The premise of this series is quite simple, to make staging where people interact with an object, an object that is used for its primary function, but which is diverted from its context. This is what I call the metaphorical function of the object, and the use of this diverted object creates new subtleties in the feeling.

As if the emotions were the colors out of  a tube of paint and spread out on a palette of colors and that one could make infinite variations from these basic colors. I am inspired by Nelson Goodman's theories on cognitivism, that is, I try to bring to life new emotions or new sensitivity variants that will enlarge the emotional palette and thereby enrich the viewer.

I began a bachelor in Visual and Media Arts at the University of Quebec in Montreal in 1997 and I finished in 2007, also I studied in contemporary art history during these years.

I also studied electroacoustic composition at University of Montreal. My specialty was video art, photography and aesthetic. Between 2006 and 2009, my video works was seen in several festivals in Europe and USA. After that I take a couple of years for thinking about my practice and the result was to change my primary practice, and it's become photography."

Exhibitions:
2017 :

Summer Artist Exhibition, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON, Canada
Self Portraits, Jane Chafin: Offramp, online exhibition
Unauthorized SFMOMA Show, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA, USA
ArtVenice Biennal 4, ARTIsm3160 Gallery, Venice, Italy

2016 :

Artist and Location, CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea
3rd Annual Abstract Catalyst Exhibition, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR, USA
EXPERIMENT BIO 2016, web exhibition
Emotions, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, USA
Contrast, PH21 Galery, Budapest, Hungary
Boundaries, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, USA
Narrative: People, Places and Things, Black Box Gallery, On-Line Annex gallery, Portland, OR, USA
Urban Landscapes, The New Bohemian Gallery, Brainerd, MN, USA
We Art Here ,709 Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
5th Fridge Show, The Curated Fridge, Curated by G. Muldowney and M. Greer, Somerville, MA, USA
 
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INTERIOR SEA 2017 Jean-Francois Lanthier
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INTROSPECTION TOOL or INTERIOR LANDSCAPE, 2017 by Jean-Francois Lanthier
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HOT COFFEE by JoAnn Wanamaker
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Joann Wanamaker says of her work, "My camera is like having a miniature suitcase waiting to be unpacked and rearranged when my eye meets the viewfinder. 

I hope to create engaging juxtapositions in that blank rectangle by isolating a moment in time where the elements in each frame seem to have an intimate dialogue with each other while allowing the viewer to continue the conversation.

I'm inspired by memories of the halcyon days of my childhood; backyard sprinklers, fireflies and ice cream trucks.

There is no visual human interference within my frame, however the landscapes are just as much about the people who are not there.  Who lives around the corner? Who rode that bike? I'm hoping to preserve the past while posing questions about the present."

Jo Ann Wanamaker studied Fine Art and Art Education at SUNY Buffalo and received an M.F.A. from New York University.

She became a painter and a commercial illustrator, followed by a career in product and textile design. Photography allows all the layers of her creative past to merge together and transform into more personal statements that can resonate with the viewer.

www.joannwanamaker.com
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PICK UP GAME by JoAnn Wanamaker
HONORABLE MENTION
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SAGG BEACH by JoAnn Wanamaker
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BROWN SKY GODDESS by Karen Hochman
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Karen Hochman Brown says of her work, "I’m a child in my mother’s garden. 

Flashes of color and light dance as I hold my first kaleidoscope up to one eye, close the other, find a source of light, and the rest of the world disappears while I endlessly turn, turn, turn.

The light transforms broken bits of colored glass into perfect rays of symmetry. Identical triangles recede into the mirrors, creating vibrant patterns, effortlessly changing as I spin the tube while my heart beats in wild delight at the endless play of animations.

I slow the spin, watch for an exceptional shape and stop. The momentary pattern is fragile, can collapse in an instant, so I hold very, very still. Even then, precision is required.

Who would imagine that I was igniting a life-long passion for the swirling patterns of light and color born on a summer’s day so long ago?

Today my kaleidoscope is more complex. Computer software and hardware replace the simple tube of cardboard, glass, and mirror. I sit with a stylus and keyboard, watching the show unfold as I turn, layer, and spin the reflection from one of my photographs, brightly illuminated in my monitor.

No longer restricted to a three-way reflection or a flat mirror, I romp through polar space, fiddle with fractals, and play in the realm of infinite images.
From one of my photographs, I pull out the metaphorical “broken bits of glass” and turn these into my own kaleidoscopic imagery—spinning, nudging, and shifting these flecks of light until, like that child on the lawn, my heart beats wildly and I become lost in the endless dance of color, light, and shape."

Karen Hochman Brown found her passion for art in her early primary school years. In high school she discovered geometry and did not hesitate to fuse mathematics with her artwork, exploring intersecting circles and patterns. She found a distinct and immediate marriage of mathematical precision and aesthetic beauty.

After later earning a BA in Art from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA, she continued to study math and did post-graduate work at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA, creating a course titled Construction Geometry Via Art. She taught this curriculum at the Arts Magnet High School in Oakland and at the Waldorf School in Altadena, CA.

After buying her first Macintosh computer in 1984, she tightened the interconnection of art and math via the medium of technology by taking classes in computer-based graphic design at the University of California, Los Angeles and Art Center College of Design. Using her years of education and experience, Hochman Brown currently creates digital art that explores “hidden worlds” within manipulated reflections of imagery by using fractal geometry-based software.

Special Projects:
2018    Through the Eyes of Artists poster series, LA Metro, Los Angeles, CA
     
Solo Exhibitions:
2016    Reflections In The Garden, The Gallery at The Arboretum Library, Arcadia, CA
       
Alta/Pasa/Dena Open Studios Solo Show, Altadena, CA 
       
Solo Show, Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, Pasadena, CA
2015    Solo Show, Some Crust, Claremont, CA
       
Fresh Harvest, Jewish Federation of Pomona & San Gabriel Valleys, Monrovia, CA 

Group Exhibitions:
2016    LACDA Top 40, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
       
COLOR, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY 
       
The Pasadena Art Show, Art in the Arthouse, Pasadena, CA
       
8th Annual 50|50 Show, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
       
Patterns, Linus Gallery, Pasadena, CA 
       
Reflections, E3 Convergence Gallery, Missoula, MT
       
Alta/Pasa/Dena Open Studios, Altadena Public Library, Altadena, CA    
2015    Contrast, Linus Gallery, Pasadena, CA
       
Reflections on Peace, The Gallery at Hillcrest, La Verne, CA 
       
Bon Appetit, Linus Gallery, Pasadena, CA 
       
Art on Millionaire’s Row, Altadena Public Library, Altadena, CA
       
Unconventional Means, Laguna Beach, CA
       
Art Gallery & Cabaret, Kafe b’Kef@Federation, Pomona, CA 
       
Artisan Boutique, Jewish Federation of Pomona & San Gabriel Valleys, Monrovia, CA 
2014    Ceramic & Quilts & Digital, Art in the Garden, Pasadena, CA         
       
Art Gallery & Cabaret, Kafe b’Kef@Federation, Pomona, CA
       
Artisan Boutique, Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center, Pasadena, CA
       
Festival of Music and Art Show, Jewish Federation of Pomona & San Gabriel Valleys Gallery, Pomona, CA

Curated Exhibitions:
2016    Reflections In The Garden, The Gallery at The Arboretum Library, Arcadia, CA
2015    Solo Show, Some Crust, Claremont, CA
       
Fresh Harvest, Jewish Federation of Pomona & San Gabriel Valleys, Monrovia, CA 
       
Art Gallery & Cabaret, Kafe b’Kef@Federation, Pomona, CA 
2014     Ceramic & Quilts & Digital, Art in the Garden, Pasadena, CA 
       
Festival of Music and Art Show, Jewish Federation of Pomona & San Gabriel Valleys Gallery, Arcadia, CA
       
Art Gallery & Cabaret, Kafe b’Kef@Federation, Pomona, CA
       
Artisan Boutique, Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center, Pasadena, CA

Press:
2017    JLife Magazine, “Karen Hochman Brown: How One Local Artist Creates & Inspires,” July Issue

2016    Sunrise Spotlight on Karen Hochman Brown, Artist, Crown City News, Pasadena, CA

Representation:
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

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BROWN SURF AND CLOUDS by Karen Hochman
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SURF AT HONULUA BAY by Karen Hockman
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DECOMMISSIONED by Kathryn Reichert
HONORABLE MENTION
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Kathryn Reichert says of her work, "Our lives unfold as a series of events in which the decisions we make simultaneously shape our understanding and definition of ourselves. 

Our personal narratives are crafted from circumstances we find ourselves in. We are constantly confronted with decisions.

Sometimes we make the right ones and sometimes we (arguably) don’t. Often, particularly poignant events leave impressions that weigh heavily on our minds. But one of the most fascinating things about the human mind is its ability to reconcile our actions based on the situation. We learn our lesson, alter our perspective to account for this new information and redesign ourselves. After enough time has passed, memories are tucked away and- like shedding a skin- we leave that iteration of our past self behind, striving to look only forward, to the new and improved version of ourselves. We applaud our growth as a more stable, mature human being. 

Of course, this serenity only lasts until a catalyst presents itself and all of those memories come flooding back. We are forced to once again confront the magnitude and consequences of all of these events. One can’t help but wonder if this was the place where your friendship fell apart or your love was born. This association rekindles the fragments of our past selves we grew from, forcing us to recognize and re-examine the person we once were and the person we have thus become.

My series “Places We Have Been” focuses on the evolution of identity materializing from ghosts of our former selves.

This is a very personal project; I began it as I was questioning how I had come to be the person I am. Why do I lie so much? Why do I avoid others? Where does all of this worry and guilt come from? I began to look at the landscapes that have played a significant role in my life and found that at first glance, images of these places were startlingly unfamiliar.

I remembered them in a way that was painted in emotion and memory; the landscape had evolved into more a psychological one.

To more accurately capture the significance of these places, I digitally painted objects into the landscape reifying the emotions that I attribute to each particular place. The wear-and-tear evident on these objects are meant to portray the passing of time.

Like the objects in each photo, each memory was once blindingly new and raw. The passing of time has taken some of their luster, leaving a whisper of their presence. A ghost, but certainly still present, much like the feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you return to a place you have not been for years."

Kathryn Reichert was born and raised in New Jersey. Her restlessness and love of adventure kept her traveling along the eastern seaboard whenever possible and she found she enjoyed photographing all of the moments along the way. She was stationed in Alaska as a soldier in the US Army and has remained since.

She returned to school in 2015 to pursue bachelor’s degrees in both business and the arts at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her current projects utilize forced perspective and manipulation as a means of exploring imaginary places and "what-if" scenarios. She mainly shoots digital imagery but enjoys incorporating film and alternative processes into her workflow.

Exhibitions:
2017
•    Juried Exhibition- Other Worlds. Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, SC
•    Juried Exhibition- The Face, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT
•    Group Exhibition- Summer Fun. Lenscratch, Online
•    Juried Exhibition- Alternative Reality. Float Photo Magazine. Online Exhibition
•    Group Exhibition- Senses Working Overtime. LA Photo Curator. Online Exhibition
•    Juried Exhibition- Still Point IX. Still Point Art Gallery. Online Exhibition
•    Spring 2017 Juried Student Art Show. UAF Art Gallery. Fairbanks, AK
•    Juried Exhibition- Convergence. Fairbanks Arts Association. Bear Gallery. Fairbanks AK
•    Juried Exhibition- -Scapes. PH21 Gallery. Budapest, Hungary
•    Group Exhibition- UP/RISE. Arctic Java, UAF. Fairbanks, AK
•    Juried Exhibition- "Singular/Signature." Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
•    Group Exhibition- Postcards to Alaska: Climate Change. International Gallery of Contemporary Art. Anchorage, AK
•    Group Exhibition- What Remains. LA Photo Curator. Online Exhibition
•    Invitational Exhibition- Fairbanks Arts Association, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
•    Juried Exhibition- "Creatures, Real and Imagined." uBe Art. Berkley, CA
•    Juried Exhibition- "Le Paysage." Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT
•    Invitational Exhibition- "Exposed." Frozen Lenses, UAF Art Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
•    Group Exhibition- "Northern Portraiture." Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
•    Juried Exhibition- "Dreams." Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT

2016
•    Group Exhibition- UAF Art Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
•    Juried Exhibition- "In Stillness." Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT
•    Juried Exhibition- "Solitude." Still Point Art Gallery, Online
•    Juried Exhibition- "Alaska Positive." Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK
•    Juried Exhibition- "Transformation." Pennsylvania Center for Photography, Doylestown, PA
•    Group Exhibition- "Postage Required: A Mail-Art Exhibition." Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT
•    Juried Exhibition- "Rarefied Light." Alaska Photographic Center, statewide Alaska: International Gallery of Contemporary Art: Anchorage, Bear Gallery: Fairbanks, Kenai/Soldotna
•    Juried Exhibition- "64th Parallel." Fairbanks Art Association, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
•    Juried Exhibition- "Still Life: Past, Present and Future." uBe Art, Berkeley, CA
•    Juried Exhibition- "Habitats." A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
•    Group Exhibition- "Pixels and Emulsion." UAF, Fairbanks, AK
•    Juried Exhibition- "Imagined Realities." PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
•    Group Exhibition- UAF Wood Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK
•    Juried Exhibition- "Illuminate." Frozen Lenses Photography Club, Fairbanks, AK
•    Juried Exhibition- "Creatures, Real and Imagined." uBe Art, Berkeley, CA
Publications

www.kathrynreichert.com
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ITS COLD WHERE WE'VE COME FROM by Kathryn Reichert
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SEARCHING FOR SIGNALS by Kathryn Reichert
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BLUE STRING BEANS by Linda Kessler
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Linda Kessler says of her work, "The early age of 5 began my intrigue with color, shapes, and design. 

I was eight when I picked up my first camera, a Kodak Brownie, even if some of my photos had heads cut off.  I have been working in painting and photography ever since.  For this project, these photographs are reminiscent of my childhood, when lying on the ground and looking up at the sky was magical, a place of discovery and curiosity.

My work is both playful and mysterious.  In my travels to other countries I notice the dream-like qualities of the sky and it’s objects, seen through water, which creates a surreal quality.  I am always surprised of the ubiquitous nature of memory in places."

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Kessler received her B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1975, and her M.Ed. from Northeastern University in 1978.

She attended the Art Students League from 1981-1988 and received her M.F.A. from Pratt Institute 1997.

She is a recipient of several grants including the National Endowment of the Arts and has appeared in many publications. 

She is widely exhibited, has work in international collections and has received many honors for her work.  Ms. Kessler has lived in various countries including Brazil, Mexico, Italy and France. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

SELECT GROUP AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2017    PH21 Gallery, Mobile Only, Budapest, Hungary
        Open Studio, Paris, France 
2016    Harlem School of the Arts, Shelter, New York, NY
        La MaMa Gallery, Subway Sleepers, New York, NY
        PhotoSynthesis Gallery, Portraits and Portrayals, Manchester, CT
2015    Atlantic Gallery, Primarily Color, New York, NY
        National Arts Club, Whims of Weather, New York, NY
        Soho Photo Gallery, We, Au Naturel, New York, NY
2014    Atlantic Gallery, Small Wonders, New York, NY
        Brooklyn Fire Proof Gallery, We, Au Naturel, Brooklyn, NY
2013    The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Art Gallery

PUBLICATIONS:

Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who in American Art
Who’s Who in American Women
Pregnancy Magazine
Plum Magazine
Family Publications
Maison Kenzi
Creativity Publication
The Rainbow's End, The International Library of Photography
New York Family Magazine
Dealer's Choice Art Books, Inc., Land O' Lakes, FL
Landscape Inspirations, Rockport Publishers, Rockport, MA
Best of Acrylic Painting, Rockport Publishers, Rockport, MA 
Liam Nelson, "Drawn to Sculpture", Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York
Martin Cramer, La Atención, San Miguel De Allende, México
Alternative Acclaims, Long Island City, New York

RESIDENCY:

2014               Vytlacil Residency, Sparkill, NY
1988              Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY
1986               Niangua Art Colony, Stoutland, MO 

TEACHING:

2015 - 2017        Mentor, Department of Education, NYC
2014 - 2017         Josephine Herrick Project (Volunteer), New York, NY
                    War Veterans; Brain Injury Survivors
2000 - 2015        Instructor of Art and Photography, Brooklyn College Academy, Department of Education, Brooklyn, NY
1991 – 1992        Drawing/Painting Instructor, São Paulo, Brazil

GRANT:

2016            National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC
2003              Fund for Teachers, Houston, TX

MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS:

The Art Students League of New York
National Association of Women Artists
National Art Education Association
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

www.lindajkessler.com
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CASTLE by Linda Kessler
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SKY DANCERS by Linda Kessler
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YESTERDAY, FOREVER by Marthanna Yater
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Marthanna Yater says of her work," 'Capturing Life as Art', Women and children have been the focus of my photographic career from the beginning. 

When I work with any beautiful form, I travel full circle, from behind my camera to in front of my camera. I often become the subject, so that I can communicate exactly what I expect to achieve in the photograph. I revolve so that I can evolve. 

When I work with children, I feel every bit of the innocence, freedom, and reckless abandon, in which they sail through life. I delight in preserving the art of life in unexpected moments. 

It is with this passion and intensity that I approach each shoot. It is what makes me an award-winning photographer. My unerring instincts and the ability to see the photograph from the inside out is what sets me apart and consistently allows me to unveil the art of the moment."

Durham, North Carolina based photographer, Marthanna Yater, whose work has been honored with the highest achievements in black and white photography, specializes in capturing the elements of the earth and story-telling images in organic settings.

Yater’s evocative photographs awaken a longing to return to a simpler, more grounded life. She delights in seeing, and photographing, children in the elements during moments of discovery. She likes dirt, because, as Yater states, “Dirt is real”.

Yater describes her journey of self-discovery: “While studying Education, I exchanged the confines of graduate school for the classroom of the world. During my travels, I experienced an epiphany in the Australian Outback at Uluru / Ayers Rock.

After a brief rain, the evening light burst through the gray clouds striking the rock. The sacred monolith was set ablaze into a fiery red display. As a double rainbow poured over Uluru, it was revealed - there was an artist within." 

Upon her return to the States, Yater pursued photographic study at Penland School of Crafts in the mountains of North Carolina.  Once again, Yater was surrounded by what she loves - nature, creativity and those close to the earth.

Professional Experience:

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Professional Photographers of North Carolina, Assisting Master Artist/Photographer, Anna Tomczak, 1993

INSTRUCTOR OF INTRODUCTORY PHOTOGRAPHY, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1989 to 1991

STUDIO ASSISTANT TO INSTRUCTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Concentration Classes, Penland School, Penland, NC, 1985

STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER & SOCIAL DIRECTOR, Penland School, Penland, NC, 1985 to 1986

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Child Development Program, Vail, CO, 1978 to1979

INSTRUCTOR OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT, Knoxville Early Child Development Center, Knoxville, TN, 1975 to 1978

AWARDS/NOMINATIONS:

•     Fine Art Nomination, 2013 and 2014, Black and White Spider Awards, London
•    Four Honorable Mentions, 2012 International Photography Lucie Awards, Los Angeles
•    Second Place, 2011 Black and White Spider Awards, London
•    Two Honorable Mentions, 2010 International Photography Lucie Awards, Los Angeles
•    Merit Award Winner, INFOCUS, Palm Beach Photographic Center
•    Best Durham, NC Photographer
•    Judge’s Choice - Dekalb Arts Council – Atlanta

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SECRET HOUR by Marthanna Yater
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HER PLACE, HER SONG by Marthanna Yater
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LANDED 5187 by Martin Cox
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Martin Cox says of his work, "The great English landscape painter Constable said we see nothing truly until we understand it.

I photograph landscapes and places that pose questions. The element of time is often drawn in to my landscape series and I am interested in land use, agriculture, geology, weather, industry, climate change and plate tectonics as they all unfold as visual clues. Landscape operates as the chief organ of sentiment in our lives, existing out of the corner of the eye, yet occupying the base note to human existence."

Martin Cox (born UK, active US). The port of Southampton, provided early inspiration, Cox studied Fine Art at Winchester School of Art, and Exeter School of Art and Design in Devon, England before moving to California. 

His solo exhibition “Far Away Right Here” is currently showing at the Husavik Museum in Iceland. Large monochromatic prints investigating minimalist landscape under heavy snow, along with other works stemming from a winter Icelandic art residency.

Based in Los Angeles, Martin’s landscape projects, often included extended time spans, for example, an 8 year investigation of distressed resort towns adjacent to a shrinking lake was shown in London and Los Angeles.

He spent 6 years photographing fading disused ocean liners from Asia to the Atlantic coast, was shown in Los Angeles and published. His subjects include a 13th century manor house steeped in entropy, and currently a landscape project combining San Andreas fault areas with Icelandic locations of geological stress is ongoing.

Local commissions and permanent collections include projects at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, LA City Council 13th District and the Safnahúsið Á Húsavík, Iceland.

Trained at a traditional black & white fine art printer, and with experience co-directing a gallery Cox now works with digital media and is also developing a conceptual museum combining 2D and 3D works and online works for his museum of ennui.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Right Here Far Away, Husavik Museum, Husavik, Iceland 2017
Stranded, LOS ANGELES MARITIME MUSEUM, San Pedro, CA 2012-13
Summer Navigation: Passage through the pastoral (an 18th Century English Machine in the modern era), BALLARD’S GALLERY, Los Angeles 2011
Transmigration and the Love Boat, METRO GALLERY, Silver Lake, Los Angeles 2006

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

Salton Sea: An Artistic Discussion, University of California Riverside Palm Desert 2017
The Solbrekka Show, Fjuk Art Center, Husavik, Iceland, 2016
LAND: Interactions Pasadena Photography Arts at Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles, 2015
Divergence: Photographs from Elsewhere,  FotoFreo & FORM survey of international contemporary photography, March 2012
Pacific Resonance, projections, Pro’jektLA, MOPLA, Month of Photography Los Angeles, at Space 1520, Hollywood 2011
LA River, Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles City Hall, Bridge Gallery, LA 2008
Southern California Photography, group, Cuesta College Gallery, San Luis Obsipo, CA 2008
Utopia, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA 2006

RESIDENCY:

Fjuk Art Centre, Husavik, Iceland, February – March 2016

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS:

Hollyhock House 2015, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs, CD-13 Echo Park, Los Angeles 2015
Harboured, Los Angeles Maritime Museum commissioned wall mural for permanent display 2015

ART FAIRS:

Photo Independent, Los Angeles, CA 2017
Photo LA, Sarah Lee PROJECTS, Los Angeles, CA 2015
Photo LA, FOTOTEKA, Santa Monica, CA 2001

COLLABORATIONS:

Icelandique, operatic/photographic, music: O-Lan Jones, mezzo soprano: Gretchen Johnson, Cello: Nicole Calhoun, 2016
Shared Skies, by Kim Abeles, Art-Science Gallery of the National Science for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado 2014

PRESENTATIONS:

Divergence, Pasadena Photography Arts, Pasadena, 2016 
Photographer’s Eye: Artists’ talk, Los Angeles Central Library, 2015  
Pacific Resonance, Pro’jektLA, MOPLA Month of Photography Los Angeles, Space 15 20, Hollywood 2011

ARTICLES, PUBLICATIONS:

Snow Drawing, Lenscratch, Aline Smithson August 2017
Iceland, Outerspace and Humanity – Interview with Martin Cox by Sophia Groves- Nordic Style Magazine June 2017
Our Ever Changing World: Through the Eyes of Artists #4 Artists, ART & Stories (Volume 4) by Karrie Ross 2016
Lenscratch – Fine Art Daily, Martin Cox: LANDED review by Aline Smithson, May2015 FIGUREHEAD, catalog, published January 2015 
The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide (New York). A bimonthly journal of history, culture and politics Volume 20, Issue 3: June 2013 
Lenscratch- Fine Art Daily, review by Aline Smithson, Feb 2011

AFFILIATIONS:

LALOP, Los Angeles League of Photographers, Board of Directors 2004-2006 
LACE, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Board of Directors 1995-97

www.martincox.com

Martin’s 2017 project: www.MuseumOfEnnui.org
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LANDED 5255 by Martin Cox
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LANDED 6891 by Martin Cox
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SUTTER CHAIRS by Meghan Brabant
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Meghan Brabant says of her work, "It started when I was young, too young to honestly remember. My mom sat me down at the kitchen table and said the words, “I’m going to die.” I’ll never forget when my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer, it changed my life in more ways than I expected. 

I spent most of my childhood going to see her at one hospital in particular, Sutter hospital. Those memories play over and over like a video on a loop, a fuzzy image of myself ruining down the hallways, excited to see if my mother was feeling any better that day. I remember all of the bustling nurses and doctors that would roam the halls, the loud beeping of machines as I passed by. What always lingered after all these years is the smell of the hospital, it was some type of mix between baby powder, cleaning products, and human waste. 

After my mom passed away, I left my hometown and never really thought a place could resonate with me as much as Sutter did. I heard news they had shut down the hospital and moved to a newer facility on the outskirts of town and immediately knew that I needed to see it one last time. As I walked down the empty halls, I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed. I always knew people die, places change, and life moves forward, but there was something about this hospital that made me feel at home."

Meghan Brabant is a Bay Area native and works primarily in the medium of photography, both film and digital. 

Within her work, the focus is aimed to expand her knowledge about places that people often ignore and overlook. Though many people find mental hospitals, abandoned buildings, and cemeteries to be unsettling locations, Meghan chooses to bring light in their darkness and to discover the story behind these places.

She recently graduated with honors from San Francisco State University with a bachelor's degree in Studio Art and an emphasis in photography. 

meghanbrabantphotography.com
 
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SUTTER MOM OLD ROOM by Meghan Brabant
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SUTTER OFICES by Meghan Brabant
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