November's exhibition at Spitzer Art Center is the Juried Portrait Photography Show. This show invited artists to submit work based on a theme of portraiture, without restricting what the theme meant. Photographers and portrait-lovers, of all ages, came out to Spitzer Art Center for First Fridays, November 7, 2014, to view a wide variety of portraits that one photographer called a community of portraits.
Forty portraits, from twenty-eight local artists, were chosen out of over eighty artist submissions! The variety and mediums used in the selected pieces were unique, including one 3-D installation of plastic army men!
The judges, Vada Kelley, Laura Purvis, Jauan Brooks and Valerie Smith, did not find the judging process an easy task; it took the first judge over two hours to make the difficult decisions regarding which pieces to include in this Juried Show.
The show will be on display for the month of November.
Gallery hours are each Saturday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Local musician, Jeff Gorman, played an acoustic set of soulful music in one of the downstairs gallery rooms, while visitors took in the diverse range of portraits.
The Breeze, a local newspaper, featured an article about the event and Spitzer Art Center's outreach to photographers in the area. Coordinators of the juried show, and Spitzer Art Center board members, Brandy Somers and Denise Kanter Allen, were interviewed in the article, along with one of the show's artists, Soula Pefkaros.
Portraits by the following artists are on display:
Angela Marie Carter
Cara Zimmerman Walton
Gayle Hatcher Driver
Hannah Kim S
Mark Andrew Fenton
Rachel Kauffman Herr
We look forward to seeing you at Spitzer Art Center!
Blog maintained by: Angela M. Carter
Photographs: Danielle Campbell Photography