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Honorable Mentions: Robert Curl, Robin Repp, Sheri Neva, Deanna Dikeman and Harry Longstreet
L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Honorable Mentions: Robert Curl, Robin Repp, Sheri Neva, Deanna Dikeman and Harry Longstreet (Click on image for larger view)
THE OLD LOGGING ROAD by Robert Curl
HONORABLE MENTION
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Jeff Alu's review: "This is such a great example of a subject which might have been overlooked, but thankfully Robert saw the potential here.  Images like this can teach us to look for the smaller details and find interest and symbolism in unlikely places.  Grass and weeds crushed by tires allude to survival of the fittest. More abstractly, the repeating patterns of a man-made fractal coax us to zoom in even further.  The viewer can use their imagination to discover new worlds here if they want to, all within a scene that many might at first overlook."

Robert Curl says of his work, "My work is always driven by concept, individual bodies of work being a visual narrative that portrays a poetic or philosophical concept derived from my musings over literary sources and personal contemplation.

When certain idea’s, notions and thoughts crystallize into a coherent narrative, I begin assembling and creating relevant imagery by way of a photographs, intaglio printing, screen printing or, as in many cases, a collaboration of the three.

I either create deliberate compositions, or I carefully search for those moments when a phenomenological connection between time, space, and observer (myself) produce a piece of imagery for the greater narrative. When the desired imagery is collected I consciously organize and edit it into a visual “poem,” constructed of multiple images or stanzas, which, when arranged in a specific way, make a cohesive and coherent narrative."

Robert Curl is a recent Masters of Fine Arts degree recipient from California State University-Chico, and a recent addition to the art and design faculty at Southern Utah University. Curl works mainly in photography and printmaking, though will use whatever medium he finds necessary for a given project. Curl’s work tends to focus predominantly on existential themes such as death, meaning of life, memory, afterlife, etc.   

Professional Experience:

Southern Utah University, Visual Arts Department, Cedar City, UT. Adjunct Professor August 2017-
California State University, Department of Art and Art History, Chico, CA. Graduate Lecturer August 2015-December 2016
Southern Utah University, Visual Arts Department, Cedar City, UT. Photography Lab Technician August 2012-May 2014

Exhibitions:

All Is Ephemeral: MFA Thesis Show, Jacki Headley University Art Gallery, California State University-Chico, Chico, CA. 2017

MFA Student Group Exhibition, MFA Gallery, California State University-Chico, Chico, CA. 2016                                                                                                                 61st Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, University Art Museum, California State University-Chico, Chico, CA. 2016

21st Juried Student Print Exhibition, Janet Turner Print Museum, California State University-Chico, Chico, CA. 2016                                                                                    
In Process, University Art Museum, California State University-Chico, Chico, CA. 2015 Grotteschi: Exploring Hieronymus Bosch, Carmel Visual arts, Carmel, CA. 2015     
         
Liminal, 1078 gallery, Chico, CA. 2015
60th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, University Art Museum, California State       University-Chico, Chico, CA. 2015

Traveling Group Exhibition, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. 2015

Traveling Group Exhibition, University of Miami, Miami, FL. 2015

MFA Student Group Exhibition, BMU gallery, California State University, Chico, CA. 2015

Awards:

Hopper Award, California State University-Chico, Chico, Chico, CA. 2017
Studio Arts Outstanding Student Award, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT. 2014        Edge Showcase Scholarship, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT. 2013

Collections:

Collection of Michael and Stephanie Souza-Pascal, Yuba City, CA  

Collection of Laura Nice, Chico, CA

Janet Turner Print Museum, Chico, CA

Zion National Park Museum of Human History, Springdale, UT

Publication:

Watershed Review, v.39, no.02, edited by Sarah Pape. Chico, CA. 2016

61st Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, California State University-Chico, Chico, CA. 2016       

Enigma: Code, Narrative, Symbol, Catalog, Janet Turner Print Museum,
California State University-Chico, Chico, CA. 2015

Eden, Vol. 3, Edited by Fabio M. Roque. The Unknown Books. Portugal. 2015

60th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, California State University-Chico, Chico, CA. 2015       

Professional Activities:

Co-curator, Obsession, Janet Turner Print Museum, California State University-Chico, Chico, CA. 2017

Guest Speaker, Chico Camera Club, Chico, CA 2016-2017

Visiting Artist Comittee, California State University Chico, Chico, CA. 2015-2016                           
Co-curator, Enigma: Code, Narrative, Symbol, Janet Turner Print Museum, California State University-Chico, Chico, CA. 2015                                                                                                        Photography Judge, Iron County Fair, Parowan, UT. 2013 
                                                                Fine Art Judge, Garfield County Fair, Panguitch, UT. 2013


www.robertcurlartist.com
L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Honorable Mentions: Robert Curl, Robin Repp, Sheri Neva, Deanna Dikeman and Harry Longstreet (Click on image for larger view)
DIEBENKORN REFLECTION 1 by Robin Repp
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Jeff Alu's review: "As Robin states, “No one seemed to look down into this other world of Richard Diebenkorn imagery.” As she moved through the Orange County Museum of Art looking at his paintings, the reflections of his work on the floor created works of art of their own to which Robin was immediately attracted.  With every step she took these images would morph into new compositions as they merged with unpredictable irregularities and patterns on the floor.  This is a perfect example of searching for and finding something interesting that is unnoticed by the rest of the crowd."

Robin Repp says of her work, "My work explores the concept of anticipation of the future or the unknown. With influences as diverse as Thomas Struth, Dorthea Lange, Elmer Bischoff, and Minor White. For most of my career, I have been using infrared photography, the figure in the landscape and social commentary topics to tell my story.

These images which I am submitting here are reflections of Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park paintings on the floor of the Orange County Museum of Art.  I noticed that the reflections were more abstract and beautiful under my feet. No one seemed to look down into this other world of Diebenkorn imagery."

Robin Repp's work has been included in exhibitions in the Laguna Art Museum, the Oakland Art Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum, Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, The Shapero Modern, London, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London and various galleries such as the Huntington Beach Art Center, Rochester Contemporary Art Gallery, N.Y.C, The Studios Inc. Gallery, Kansas City, The Irvine Fine Arts Center, The Brea Gallery, CSUF Gallery, Long Beach Arts, Worth Ryder Gallery Berkeley, VAALA, and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art.

Her work is in many private collections as well as public collections listed here:
The University of British Columbia, Canada
University of California, Bancroft Library Berkeley, Ca
The Center for the Study of Political Graphics Los Angeles, CA
AOUON Archive of Political Posters, Berkeley
The Thomas W. Benson Collection, Penn State University Library
City of Huntington Beach, Ca
City of Anjo, Japan

SELECTED EXHIBITION HISTORY:

 Art as Protest, Tyler Stallings, juror, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 2017

Selective Memory, Solo Exhibition, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 2017

Reclaiming Earth, Works by Women Eco Artists, Jewett Gallery, San Francisco, 2017

You Say You Want a Revolution?, Records and Rebels 1966-1970, Curated by Victoria Broakes , Victoria and Albert Museum, London,  U.K.,  2017

Collector’s Choice, Channel Islands Studios, Camarillo, Ca. 2016

11x11, Square I Gallery, Claremont, Ca 2016

Huahine Series, Infrared Photography, Paradigm Gallery, Santa Ana, Ca 2016

ArtStart, O.C. Center for Contemporary Art. Santa Ana, 2016

XPhotoX, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, Ca. 2016

Airborne, Worth Ryder Gallery, Farley Gwazda, Curator, U. C. Berkeley, Ca. 2016

America in Revolt, Shapiro Modern, Barry Miles,curator, London, England, 2016

Smaller Footprints, Robert Benitez, & Linda Weintraub, curators, MOAH, 2016

Generations: 40 Hues between Black and White,  James Dinh, curator, OCCCA, 2015

Fashionistas Fight Back, Shana Nys Dambrot, curator, OCCCA, 2015   

Moist, Ginger Shulick Porcella, Curator, OCCCA, 2015

The Art of Stem Cells, Leslie Davis, Curator, OCCCA, 2014
   
Home, William Turner, Curator, VAALA & OCCCA, 2014

Robin Repp , Solo Exhibition, Square I Gallery, Claremont, 2014

The Search, Inspired by JPL, O.C. Center for Contemporary Art, 2013

Articles and Sites:

“Art As Protest” at OCCCA Does Too Much of Latter, Too Little of Former, by Dave Barton, OC Weekly, June 22, 2017
www.ocweekly.com/arts/art-as-protest-at-occca-does-too-much-of-latter-too-little-of-former-8203875
   
“Selective Memory”, by Aimiee Curillo, OC Weekly, April 27, 2017 www.ocweekly.com/event/robin-repp-selective-memory-7980847

“The Evolution of Art Practices”, by Nicolae Corsini, Art, Activism and Society, May 15, 2016, nicolacorsini.blogspot.com

“The Urgent Protest Art of the Berkeley Political Poster Workshop”, by Claire Voon, Hypoallergenic, February 6, 2016, hyperallergic.com/272933/the-urgent-protest-art-of-the-berkeley-political-poster-workshop/

“Berkeley’s ’60s radical roots show in major UK exhibit”, By Yasmin Anwar, Berkeley News,  Sept.9, 2016, news.berkeley.edu/2016/09/09/berkeley60s-exhibit/

Lancaster: “Smaller Footprints”, Artists examine global warming.
bestevents.us/lancaster-smaller-footprints-artists-examine-global-warming/960561

“America in Revolt: The Art of Protest”. Jan. 30, 2016
shaperomodern.com/poster-power-1970s-anti-vietnam-war-art-by-california-   students/

CO.DESIGN, Diana Budds, Feb. 4, 2016   
www.fastcodesign.com/3056161/when-graphic-design-was-a-protest-weapon/2
   

Svenska Dagbladet, Anders Haraldson, Feb. 4, 2016
www.svd.se/protesten-efter-blodbadet-usa-slukar-sina-barn#sida-7

Poster Power:1970s anti-Vietnam war art by California Students, Repp Interview by
Kathryn Bromich, The Guardian, Jan 30, 2016
theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/jan/30/poster-power-anti-vietnam-war-art-berkeley-california-students-exhibition-shapero-modern?CMP=share_btn_fb

www.saatchiart.com/robinrepp
 
L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Honorable Mentions: Robert Curl, Robin Repp, Sheri Neva, Deanna Dikeman and Harry Longstreet (Click on image for larger view)
STAINLESS STEEL DENDRITE by Sheri Neva
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Jeff Alu's review: "Sheri’s amazing work using a scanning electron microscope explores worlds unseen by most of us.  If we were to see this kind of amazing detail in every grain of sand on the beach or every speck of dust that we breathed in, I think our minds would shut down due to information overload.  Thankfully, Sheri is there to show us select images from these amazing worlds.  I want to fly right in and continue exploring!"

Sheri Neva says of her work,"In 2005, my life changed forever. Setting foot in Delta College Microscopy facility, I had no idea what was about to happen.

At that moment, I went from being a teacher to a student. I started learning about a new world. The microscopic world is a fascinating mix of science and art, revealing the hidden beauty of life. Whether it is related to my job in the aerospace industry or just something that I manage to encounter in my adventures in Playa Del Rey, CA, I relish every moment. Another way to explore and find something new, something incredible, something beautiful, something to share.

My scanning electron microscope makes this all possible. I never know what I will find when I put a sample in the microscope. Seeing the microstructure of a mosquito wing or the grooves and pits in one single grain of sand from the beach I live on still amazes me after seven years. At 200 to 100,000 times magnification, these micrographs still draw me in every time I look at them. They show me how beautiful life is and how much more there is to discover.

This is my life’s passion, exploring life, by combining technology and art to show you what our world really looks like. I feel privileged to share this with you. I hope you find the art in science as I do."

CV

LACDA 2012 - 2017
South Park Downtown Los Angeles 11 Utility boxes 2016 to current
Neutra Institute Museum "Taking Wing" May 2017
LAAA 2016 - 1017
Dulcepaloza El Segundo 2016
Santa Monica Hanger Nov 2016
Moon Project Current
MACY's Downtown Los Angeles 2016 - 2017
RAW Hollywood 2015

www.sherineva.com


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BLUE BALL by Deanna Dikeman
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Jeff Alu's review: "The intended subject is not at all obvious in this image.  The title of the photo, “Blue Ball”, lets us know Deanna’s intent.  And indeed, if there is a object in this photo that might be charged with emotion, it would be that blue ball.  As if trapped behind the fence, it appears to be looking for a way out, or to be played with again.  The amazingly small size of the subject in relation to the rest of the photo only adds to the poignancy."

Deanna Dikeman says of this series, 'Lot Line', "When I am driving down my street to get to my house, I pass my neighbor’s side yard and then I see the side of my yard, just before I turn into my driveway.

One summer day, while turning into my driveway, I noticed that the neighbor’s lawn had been mowed. Now the grass on our side was longer. There was a clean line going down the middle of what had been a clear expanse of shaggy green grass. 

A week later, the reverse had happened: our yard had just been mowed and the cut expanse was flipped to the other side. The lawn-mowing was delineating the property line. This invisible, legal line of land ownership was suddenly visible. I began taking notice of other visible markers of these quite real, but invisible, lot lines.

In my project, Lot Line, I am looking at the spaces between houses. I am finding the visible markers such as fences, utility poles, and lawn-mowing lines that show the invisible property ownership lines."

Dikeman photographs her family in Iowa and Nebraska in a body of work called Relative Moments.  She has done a series of photographs of interior details of homes, Home Alone in the Middle of the Day.  Her Wardrobe project includes photographs of old clothes in a thrift store and the Stephens College Historical Costume Collection.  Other projects are Suburban Photographs, Lost Dog (posters of lost pets), Ballroom (ballroom dancers and their clothing in movement), and Lot Line (looking at the spaces between houses).

Her work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois; The Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri; The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona; The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas; and the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedelia, Missouri.

In 2008, she was awarded the $50,000 United States Artists Booth Fellowship. She received the Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship in 1996. Other honors include a 2006 Charlotte Street Foundation Fellowship in Kansas City, and the Art Omi International Artists Residency in Ghent, NY. She is represented by Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, Missouri.

Since 1988, Deanna has been included in over 112 group and two-person shows, and fourteen solo shows. Her self-published book, 27 Good-byes, received Honorable Mention in 2010 Photography Book Now.

www.deannadikeman.com
L.A. Photo Curator: International Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Honorable Mentions: Robert Curl, Robin Repp, Sheri Neva, Deanna Dikeman and Harry Longstreet (Click on image for larger view)
THEN AND NOW by Harry Longstreet
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Jeff Alu's review: "The overwhelming sharpness and brightness of the painting above the man sitting at the bar goes a long way to hide him within this photo, toning him down and emphasizing either his need to escape or his longing to connect.  Harry’s choice to leave a large dark area at the bottom adds to the mystery and the weightiness of the emotions.  It is almost as if we can hear the man saying, “Why am I so overlooked?”  The subject in the painting is either sealing the man’s fate or trying to convince him that all is not lost, the choice is yours."

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."

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

www.harrylongstreet.com

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To view all entrants work in Exhibition #1 and Exhibition #2 click on these links:

Exhibition #1
www.laphotocurator.com/overlooked-and-in-between-curator-jeff-alu/exhibition-1/1

Exhibition #2
www.laphotocurator.com/overlooked-and-in-between-curator-jeff-alu/exhibition-2/1
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