IMAGES 2015 This annual, juried photography competition
is open to all residents of Connecticut and is
highly regarded for excellence statewide. IMAGES
2015 is the 34th annual competition and exhibition andcelebrates the art of photography in its many aspects, formats and technologies and encourages excellence among photographic artists. IMAGES is the oldest annual, statewide, professionally juried competition and exhibition open to all Connecticut photographers. All photographers, amateur to professional, with a passion and dedication to photography as an art form are invited to submit work for consideration by a distinguished panel of jurors. The jurors for this annual competition bring varying areas of expertise to the review of photographs and have included educators, curators, photographers, critics and gallery owners.
Red Balloon by Irene Liebler
Kat Kiernan, Editor-in-Chief-Don't Take Pictures Magazine, Brooklyn, NY
Jason Landry, Owner-Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA
Frank Noelker, Assistant Professor of Art, UConn, Storrs, CT
IMAGES 2015 Dates:
All events take place at the Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT.
Submissions: Friday, March 13, 4pm-7pm; Saturday, March 14, 10am-4pm; Sunday, March 15, 10am-4pm.
Shoreline Arts Alliance is excited to announce the second year of a new event held in conjunction with the annual IMAGES Photography competition and exhibition. Some of our alumni photographers of the IMAGES program have donated photographs for a special auction evening preceding the opening of the IMAGES 2015 exhibition. On Friday night, March 20 beginning at 6pm the public is invited to a sneak preview of the IMAGES 2015 exhibition and to participate in a silent and live auction of art from former award winning IMAGES photographers. Join us at the Mill Gallery of Guilford Art Center, 411 Church Street, Guilford. This event is a wonderful opportunity for adding to your art collection or perhaps to start a fine art collection. Many of the photographers who have generously donated their work to Shoreline Arts Alliance for this event have or have had work hung in prestigious galleries around the country including the White House.
Work will be presented by Eric Hummel, auctioneer for this special event. Photographs include color, black & white, Polaroid, scanned images while embracing a wide variety of subject matter. Photographers that have offered their work for auction, to date, include: Penny Cook, Katherine Frederick, Sandy Hale, Ken Hanson, Karin Hillmer, Irene Liebler, Dana Osborn, Steve Sherman, Thomas Wells, Marjorie Wolfe. Photos will be available to view soon.
Many of the artists will be in attendance and guests will have an opportunity to meet them and learn about their work as photographers while you sip, snack and share in the photographic excellence of Connecticut artists. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations required. RSVP to Donita@shorelinearts.org.
IMAGES at CT Hospice: At the close of the show at the Mill Gallery of the Guilford Art Center, many of the wonderful photographs from IMAGES 2015 will be re-installed for a month long exhibition at CT Hospice in Branford. 2015 dates are April 17 - May 21.
Congratulations to the 2014 Award Winners:
First Honors Awardees: Joseph Brunjes, Killingworth; Tom Peterson, Hamden; Risa Sodi, New Haven; Marjorie Gillette Wolfe, Cheshire
Ann Christensen Award: Dana Osborn, Middlebury
Honorable Mention: Penny Cook, Bridgeport; Michael Vaile Garner, Middletown; Sandy Hale, Windham; Luke Hanscom, New Haven; Jackie Heitchue, Madison; Barry Keller, New Haven; Miela Barocas Mayer, Guilford