Honorable Mentions: Arlene Stanger, David Quinn, Douglas Hill, Erik Eskedal and Magdeleine Ferru
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FRAMES by Arlene Stanger
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Arlene Stanger says of her work, "Presently, I’m a retired microbiologist living in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin.  

My interest in photography began many years ago when I took a darkroom class developing black and white photos while living in Monterey, California.  

Subsequently, I set up my own black and while darkroom in my home and took independent photography classes at a local community college in Illinois.  I have also taken various photography classes at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, WI and attended a photographic workshop in Ireland. 

I enjoy using various kinds of photographic equipment to capture images that please and inspire me. 

I started out with a 35 mm SLR film camera and then switched to digital when that became available.  

With digital cameras becoming increasingly more complex, it was a refreshing experience when I was introduced to the Holga camera, a low tech piece of equipment with absolutely no frills that is made in China.  After recently taking classes in using the iPhone, I have added that to my equipment repertoire for capturing images as well. The photography apps available are amazing in their creative and editing capabilities.  It is said that the best camera is the one that you have with you and I have found that to be true in many cases where the iPhone is the only camera I have. 

Regardless of the equipment  I use, I am continually searching for interesting shapes, textures and light qualities that I hope will elicit an emotional response from those viewing my images. 

My images have been in juried exhibits in Wisconsin, New York, Massachusetts, Oregon, California, Texas and Germany.  I have been published in four issues of Black & White magazine."

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ROUGH DAY by David Quinn
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David Quinn says, "These images were made on an urban boardwalk where people from all walks of life come together to walk, to gaze upon the ocean and to see and be seen. A spirit of “live and let live” gives the boardwalk a unique sense of place similar to that of parks. Once people leave such public spaces they tend to return their own more isolated neighborhoods. 

Over the years, my interests have primarily centered on creating landscape and botanical images with an occasional venture into architectural and street photography. In many of my photographs I strive to evoke an emotion, raise an uncertainty or create a sense of movement either by isolating key elements or by blurring the subject matter."


2nd Place, L.A. Photo Curator, The Human Relationship to Water, Online Exhibit, 2017
Best in Show, Photography Center of Cape Cod, Trees, Online Exhibit, 2015
Chosen for “Best of the Best” Emerging Fine Arts Photographers, 2014 by BWGallerist
Best in Show, Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, 34th Juried Photography Show, 2014, Freeport, NY
Darkroom Gallery Master, Darkroom Gallery, 2014, Essex Junction, VT
Honorable Mention, Maine Media Workshop, Dreams, 2013, Rockport, ME
Honorable Mention, Light Space & Time Gallery, Landscape, 2013, Online
Award of Merit, Maryland Federation of Art, American Landscapes, 2013, Annapolis, MD
3rd Place Photography, Light Space & Time Gallery, Botanicals, 2013, Online
Honorable Mention, Huntington Arts Council, Photography, 2013, Huntington, NY
Artistic Distinction, Stone Voices, Inspired by Joy, 2012, Online
Honorable Mention, Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, 2nd Urban and Country Landscape Competition, 2012, Online
1st Place, Chasing the Light, Flowers: Objects of Romance, Religion and Reproduction, 2012, Online
Honorable Mention, Long Island Center of Photography, Fifth Regional Juried Photography Exhibition, 2011, Hempstead, NY
1st Place, East End Arts Council, "3" Annual Photography Show, 2008, Riverhead, NY


“What Remains 3”, F-Stop Magazine, ‘Where I Live”, October/November 2015, Issue No. 73
“What Remains 11” Still Point Arts Quarterly, Fall 2015, Issue No. 19
“Intimacy” portfolio, Shadow & Light Magazine, March/April 2015,Volume 1, Issue No. 4
“Long Ago”, The Sun, March 2015, Issue No. 471
“Nearly Done”, Still Point Arts Quarterly, Spring 2015, Issue No. 17
“Far Away”, The Photo Review, 2014, Volume 31, No. 1
“Reflections in a Stream”, Still Point Arts Quarterly, Fall 2014, Issue No.15
"Cold Sun", Still Point Arts Quarterly, Winter 2013, Issue No. 12
"Upon Awakening" portfolio, Stone Voices, Summer 2013, Issue No. 8

Juried Shows:

Quinn's work has been exhibited in over 125 shows in 15 states and Spain and Turkey.

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Douglas Hill to our competition, 'Boundaries' with curator Douglas Stockdale.

Hill says, "The series Separation Anxiety has grown out of the sensation that what I encounter in front of my camera is not accessible to me, that I will never be able to get any closer than halfway there, an impossible distance to cross. 

It's not clear whether this is a fault of mine or represents a shift in the world that surrounds me. These images are my attempt to deal with the parallel fears of alienation and intimacy.  I did not set out with the intention of locating that which made me feel separate from my environment, but rather stumbled across patterns in my everyday work that increasingly pointed to my sense of alienation.  I had been so sure my photographic endeavors were innocuous, and only in the editing process learned that the world I inhabited was slowly drifting out of reach."

Douglas Hill was born to Canadian parents in London, England in 1950. At the age of five he moved to New York where he lived until coming to Los Angeles in 1968 where he still resides. He attained U.S. citizenship in 1990.

Hill's work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions at such places as: G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Santa Monica; The International Center for Photography, New York; Kunsthaus, Zurich; Friends of Photography, Carmel; Kunstgewerbemuseum, Zurich; Prairie State College, Chicago; The Photography Place, Philadelphia, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica; The Huntington, San Marino and publications: This Side of Paradise: Body & Landscape in Los Angeles Photography; Looking at Los Angeles; American Photo; Camera; 24 Hours in the Life of Los Angeles; The New Color.

He is included in the collections of the Huntington, the Library of Congress, Joseph E Seagram & Son, Center for Creative Photography, Center for Motion Picture Studies, Amon Carter Museum and participated in The Los Angeles Documentary Project commemorating the bicentennial of Los Angeles, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Hill's commercial architectural photography has been widely published in House Beautiful, Coastal Living, Architecture, Architectural Record, Domus, World Architecture, Interior Design, Interiors. His work has also appeared in numerous books on architecture and interior design.  He has been teaching photography at UCLA Extension since 1994.

He lives with Elayne Sawaya, his wife of 38 years and their two poodles, Marcello and Godfrey, in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles.

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CAUGHT by Erik Eskedal
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Erik Eskedal says of his work, "I look to portray three different perspectives relating to boundaries (in no particular order):  Caught on the boundary, being within boundaries of changing perspectives, and a fixed and known boundary."

Eskedal is a fine-art photographer who lives in New England and captures the simple randomness of life. 

A former truck driver and long-time student of the road, he strives to seek out beauty within the rawness of life and roadways. 

He grew up around art as his mother was a high-school art teacher.  He developed a fascination for cars and the road at an early age and was constantly drawing cars.  
Enjoying oil painting and illustration, he graduated with a degree in art from Suffolk University/New England School of Art and Design.

Exhibited both Nationally and Internationally, over the last four years, Eskedal has decided to make photography the channel through which to share his uniquely positive outlook. 

Exhibition Work:

2017 – Solo Exhibition, Massachusetts State House – Office of the Joint Committee on Revenue, Boston MA
2017 – Group Exhibition, Mass General Hospital (Charles MGH) Cancer Center, Yawkey Mezzanine 2, Boston MA  
2016 – Solo Exhibition, Hampstead Public Library, Hampstead NH 
2016 – Group Exhibition, Meditation and Nature, Albion Cultural Exchange, 9 Albion Street, Wakefield MA  
2016 – Group Exhibition, Black and White, PH21 Gallery, Budapest Hungary  
2015 – Solo Exhibition, Create Artisan Studio, Wakefield MA  
2014 – Group Exhibition, Historic Barn Art show, Madison NH  
2014 – Solo Exhibition, Cars, Trucks, and other Deviations, Gallery at Cutter House, Arlington MA  
2013 – Group Exhibition, Concourse d’Elegance car show at Salisbury House, Des Moines IA  
2013 – Solo Exhibition, Cars and Trucks, NACUL Center Gallery, Amherst MA  

Commissioned Work:

(public) – photo murals at 2 bus stop kiosks, (East Madison Way at 19th Ave East; East Yesler Way and 27th Ave), Seattle WA 
(public) – rotating framed prints, Cummings Center office park, building 100, first floor, main corridor 
Various restaurants 


Bachelor of Science, Visual Arts, New England School of Art and Design, Boston MA  1998 

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FEELING by Magdeleine Ferru
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Magdéleine Ferru -JustMagd- says, 
"Different style photographer, what I feel connects with what I have seen, what I have lived.... To live abroad, learning new languages, traditions; Discovering other beliefs, religion, lifestyle....Witnessing other's life through the eye of my camera, bringing it into my travel photos.

I have observed and now i feel: getting it all out through collages and mises-en-scene. I explore these feelings as well as matter : the body, the identity and society, human nature, our environment, natural or urban...
Mix of portraits/nude and landscapes/travels (to the widest meaning), my photos are the result of my years of simply leaving with others, in a world constantly changing.
The project :
I wanted to explore the meaning of border, sometimes virtual line, often real, representing separation.
Separation between people, families, traditions, life style;
Difference between culture, langages, color, but also sign of suffering as often misunderstood.

1 line, 2 persons; Politics, 2 persons; Authorities, 2 persons.
Same nationality or not, they are mis-judged, separated.

To talk through fence, to wave at each other, to look at each other, without being able to be close, to be intimate, to feel each other.

To walk and get in front of a wall; Standing here when the other cannot unboard this boat that keeps going further and further
away, and not being able to do anything as someone else got the power to decide for you.
JustMagd is a french photographer, who, after studying photography in Montréal in 2002, has been traveling and trying to discover as much of the world as she could for 10 years.

It is her exhibition "Tokyo dans mon Keitai" in Tokyo in 2009 (under the patronage of the French Ambassy) that makes her want to show more of her work. She, then gain self-confidence and obtain awards in different photo contest.

In 2010, she decided to go back to school to learn graphic design, and got into a 5 months program in Montauban. Learning website building basics was part of the course, but what really caught her interest was studying lay out, designing books or magazines. She did a 2 weeks internship at a design agency in Ibiza, and contributed as photographer/graphic designer to expat magazines in Seoul.

She attended a workshop "Traveling Photos" with Jacques Sierpinski in Toulouse, and "Family album" avec Alain Laboile in Aix en Provence, using each meeting, course, shops, etc...as a great opportunity to learn from experienced photographers.

Some of her projects are now brought to life through collage and hand-made unique books; MagD upcycles, makes, creates, mixing matter to her visual work



To view all entrants work click below on Exhibition #1 and #2

Exhibition #1

Exhibition #2