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L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet'
Exhibition #2
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COLORFUL CREVICE by LM Wood
Honorable Mention
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LM Wood says, "Blurring of boundaries between craft and fine art and between traditional and contemporary art forms, I seek to explore the distinctions between media, process and function.  My interest is in creating hybrid works that exist in the “muddy middle” between various areas of study.  

Drawing inspiration from the “mysteries” of the photographic image - the element of memory is important in these works.  For similar reasons, I am also drawn to working with textiles.  Much like the photograph, textiles also hold memory; either created through the making or in the using of them.  

Technologies allow for the mutability of visual imagery like nothing we’ve ever seen before.  Going “digital” allows for new ways of seeing, interacting with, and producing works of art.  It also raises questions of authorship and the physicality of the artist’s hand.  Both the physical and manifestations of physicality is a common thread throughout all my work.

My desire is to make art that tells a story - not only through how a work is made but also what it “says” to the viewer.  Resulting in works that become the artifacts of the human experience."

LM Wood is an experimental artist living and working in North Carolina.  Originally from Minnesota, she pursued a variety of careers before discovering art in college.  She received an MFA in Photography from University of Cincinnati and an MFA in Fibers from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Having been educated in a variety of diverse artistic styles and practices, Wood navigates between the domains of art, craft and technology. Her work is a blend of digital technologies and traditional processes, resulting in hybrid works that elevate process and craft to “high art”.

Wood has presented and exhibited her work nationally, including exhibitions at Museum of Design (Atlanta, GA), Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (Asheville, NC) and North Dakota Museum of Art (Grand Forks, ND).  She has also won several awards for her experimental works, including a grant from Kentucky Foundation for Women for her earlier research into combining digital technologies and traditional photographic processes and a Visual Arts Fellowship from North Carolina Arts Council for her digitally printed fabric quilts.

She joined the faculty at Elon University (NC) in 2000, where she teaches courses including: Introduction to Intermedia, The Altered Image in Digital Art and Painting with the Computer and The Study of Fibers.  Other courses she Other courses she has taught include:  Introduction to Digital Art, Static Imaging, Interactive Art, Web Art, Professional Practices and Senior Seminar.


www.eclecticmoose.com/lmwood
 
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IN THE END by LM Wood
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WOMENS WORK by LM Wood
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CHAPEAU! 2 by Magdeleine Ferru
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Magdéleine Ferru 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 those 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."

Magdéleine -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 workshops "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 hand-made unique books; MagD upcycles, makes, creates, mixing matter to her visual work.

www.justmagd.com

Chapeau! 2-
Round and Round we go, honoring the
Derby Hat...



 
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MEMORIES by Magdeleine Ferru
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Memories : Fragment of a life. I reach
that age when the adult I grew
up around, are now older and leaving us... And I wonder, what will stay of them in me, what will I remember last, what will fade first...; A gesture, an expression, a color, a
smile, a sound... All kept, tiny, deep in me.
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REST IN PIECES by Magdeleine Ferru
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Rest in Pieces-
(Reflection on each other's identity and the human body : I question myself about our link to the body, and the consequences of this body display on our soul, thought, spirit. Body as a simple thing that we love and desire? Or mirror of the human's deep feeling? What about forever youth? Should we be ashamed of growing old ?)
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CIVIL TWILIGHT by Mary Dondero
Honorable Mention
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Mary Dondero says of her series “The Sky was Blue”, "As it happens I spend many hours driving. This provides me with time to daydream or observe the landscape as I travel through one environment and into another at varying speeds. While driving I’ve noticed that the sky is omnipresent, unpredictable and beautiful.

During one of my daily trips, the ever-changing sky inspired me to create a personal project meant to trace or imply my varying states of mind. I decided to associate skies that are overcast, dreary, bright or blue, with frames of mind and oscillating moods. My creative intention in this project is to visually express my ideas or feelings regarding the constant state of impermanence in which we live.

While pulled over to the side of the road, I used my phone to capture each of the images in this project. To give emphasis to fleeting states of being, I digitally printed the imagery on what seems to be fragile, gampi paper. Japanese gampi is tissue thin paper made from plant fibers and is considered to be a noble fiber noted for its richness and strength.
While processing this work I have intentionally saved accidental rips or printing flaws on the paper as a way of emphasizing chance. To further support or represent transitory states of being, I allow the thin tissue-like paper to crinkle or fold, I then present each image floating in a shadow box. These images are simple captures of the sky that I have selectively edited or cropped while looking through the viewfinder. By deliberately resolving all “photographic” work at the time of capture I literally have no post digital editing to accomplish other than to send the image through the printer. My intention is to create artwork that focuses on abstract images built on reductive color palettes, expressing the ephemeral."

Mary Dondero considers herself to be an interdisciplinary artist. Her works are held in both private and public collections such as, the Naestved International Print Studio in Denmark, the Newport Art Museum in RI and the Zion Human History Museum, Utah.

Dondero is one of the founding artists of Imago Foundation for the Arts and an artist member at Providence Art Club. For the past six years she has served on the Board of Directors for the Bristol Art Museum where she serves as Curator of Exhibitions. Dondero is a tenured Professor of Art at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.

  
www.marydondero.com/photographic.html
 
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BLAZE by Mary Dondero
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RESTING SKY by Mary Dondero
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FENCELINE by Paul Ivanushka
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Paul Ivanushka says, "I enjoy history. Looking back in time. Be it religion or abandoned farm equipment. Both are heavy with artifacts and meaning. The meanings are often vague and blurred from time passing. Both are rich in relics that can be tangibly photographed.

I am working with Polaroid film, and my daughters old Spectra camera. The image is highly abused, often left to complete development in a hip pocket, or too long in some chemical concoction. The resulting image is created largely by chance and abuse and resulting in an image that is vague and blurred. Like the relic being photographed."

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Education
·        Pepperdine University, MBA Business Management
·        Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, BS - Printing Engineering and Management
·        Brooks Institute of Photography
·        San Bernardino Valley Junior College - AA Sociology and Photography
 
Awards
·        “2016 Topanga Canyon Gallery - Juried Open Exhibition”, First Place Award 
·        “2011  Equine Photographers International Juried Show” Honorable Mention 
 
Group Exhibitions
 
2018
 
·        "2018 LA Artcore Online Photographic Competition" Juried by Gregg Cobarr, Bob Francis and Jane Szabo.
LA Artcore
Los Angeles, California
 
·        "The Decisive Moment" Juror Sam Abell
Photo Place Gallery
Middlebury, Vermont
 
·        "Shades of Black &White"  Susan Burnstine Juror
South East Center for Photography
Greenville, South Carolina
 
·        "Framed: Landscape Photography"  Juror Ashlyn Davis, Executive Director of Houston Center for Photography
Black Box Gallery
Portland, Oregon
 
·         "LA Open 2018"  Juror Fabian Debora,
Tag Gallery, Los Angeles, California
 
2017
·        "Horse"
Your Daily Photograph - 12/26/17
Santa Monica, California
 
·        "Emerging and Contemporary"
Your Daily Photograph - 12/13/17.
Santa Monica, California
 
·         "2017 International Juried Exhibition"
Juror Philip Brookman, Curator in Department of Photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Center for Photographic Art - Carmel, CA
 
·        "Third Annual Group Show" Paula Tognarelli Juror
Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, New York
 
·        "Small Works" Kat Kiernan Juror
Center for Fine Art Photography - Fort Collins, CO
 
·        Center for Photographic Art (CPA)   2017 Members’ Juried Exhibition
Juror Elizabeth Corden and Jan Potts of Corden|Potts Gallery, San Francisco
Center for Photographic Art - Carmel, CA
 
·        "2017 Los Angeles Center of Photography 4th Annual Members Show" 
Paula Tognarelli Juror
  dnj Gallery / Bergamot Station  -  Santa Monica, CA
 
·        "Carrizo Plain" - Solo Show
Tag Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
 
·        "Chiaroscuro" David H. Wells Juror
Darkroom Gallery - Essex Junction, VT
 
2016
·        "Los Angeles Art Association 2016 Open Show"
Gallery 825 - Los Angeles ,CA
 
·        "2016 Creative Portrait Exhibition"
Los Angeles Center of Photography - Los Angeles, CA
 
·        "2016 Los Angeles Center of Photography 3rd Annual Members Show",  
  dnj Gallery / Bergamot Station  -  Santa Monica, CA
 
·        “2016 Members Juried Exhibition”  
  Center For Photographic Art - Carmel Valley, CA     June 11 - July 24, 2016
 
·        “2016 Topanga Canyon Gallery - Juried Open Exhibition”, First Place Award 
  Topanga Canyon Art Gallery - Topanga Canyon, CA 
 
2015
·        "2015 California Open Exhibition",
  TAG Gallery / Bergamot Station -  Santa Monica, CA
 
·        "2015 Los Angeles Center Of Photography 2nd Annual Members Show",  
  dnj Gallery / Bergamot Station  -  Santa Monica, CA
 
·         "2015 Through A Curious Lens"
  Santa Cruz Art League  - Santa Cruz CA
 
·        “2015  Topanga Canyon  Gallery Juried Open Exhibition”
Topanga Canyon Art Gallery - Topanga Canyon, CA   
 
 
“There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph.”
– Robert Heinecken
 
 
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HE WAS NOT ALONE by Paul Ivanushka
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THEY RULED THE EARTH by Paul Ivanushka
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90 YEARS 1 by Peg Shaw
Honorable Mention
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Peg Shaw says, " 90 Years ago my great uncle picked up his 16mm movie camera and filmed a family gathering. For years I’m sure the projected figures recalled fond memories for the viewers. But now, with no information on who what why, they are just the play of light and shadow. No sound. No color. I only recognize my grandmother’s smile. 

The film breaks the afternoon down into frames per second, and within each frame is a story, and within each story very carefully chosen words. Like zooming into a photograph until it breaks down into pixels: moments turn into flickers.

Smile for the camera, smile at each other, hold a baby, hold hands - the intimacy catches my breath. This is where this work comes from: a deep intrigue for how we can connect across time and space. The way we can be so moved by an experience that isn’t ours. The way we can truly care for people we don’t know. Wings, flowers, grasses, roots become a physical overlay of how these connections could be revealed if only we could see all the layers of a moment at once. 

This work is not about a home movie - this happened and then that happened. It’s about a quiet burst - all of this happened."

Peg Shaw’s work has always been an exploration in multi-media including photography, video, film, sound, and mixed media such as paint, charcoal, dirt, leaves, thorns, petals, eggshells, hair, thread, wire, and glass.

Her work has been shown nationally including solo exhibitions in Chicago and New York, and has won numerous awards in both photography and video, including awards from the Illinois Arts Council and Arts Midwest/NEA Regional. She is an Associate Professor in Photography/Video at Parkland College in Champaign, IL where she was recently awarded the 2016 Illinois Community College Trustees Association Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Award.

Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Shaw received her Master of Fine Arts in Photography from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Shaw lives in the woods with her family in a timberframe home they built by hand. She is a drummer that only makes noise in her basement. She is the middle child of five. She still loves her friends from junior high. She has a lake in Michigan that runs in her veins.


90 Years #1

Medium: Digital film, organic materials, mixed media, paper, plastic, on wood

 
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90 YEARS 19 by Peg Shaw
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90 Years #19

Medium: Digital film, organic materials, mixed media, paper, plastic, on wood
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90 YEARS 9 by Peg Shaw
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90 Years #9

Medium: Digital film, organic materials, mixed media, paper, plastic, on wood



 
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LARSON CHURCH FAN #1 by Rebecca Sexton Larson
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Rebecca Sexton Larson says of her series, 'Church Fans' - Original hand painted black and white photographs, "My fascination with church fans came from the collected tattered gems that could be found tucked away in my grandmother’s bureau, closet and decorative vase on a foyer table. 

Before air conditioning became popular or mainstream, churchgoers were very familiar with handheld fans. These simple cardboard fans, mounted on plain, flat wooden sticks were familiar as a way to keep cool during church services.

During the 1950s, “church fans” became routine in churches in the South. The fans characteristically displayed a biblical scene or spiritual still life on one side and an advertisement on the reverse. Funeral homes and local businesses were often featured prominently on many fans, with businesses donating hand fans to churches in return for the advertisement on the reverse side.

This body of work, Church Fans, is homage to the historical church fan in an attempt to revisit its spiritual imagery, its utilitarian form and rebirth as an artful symbol of worship. Today, church fans can still be seen at church related functions serving the same spiritual purposefulness as in the past."

Rebecca Sexton Larson is a Tampa based studio artist working with historic photographic processes. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Fine Arts and a degree in Mass Communications. S

he was awarded Florida Individual Artist Fellowships in 1998, 2002, and 2008. In 2006, she received an Artist Enhancement Grant from the State of Florida and, in 2005, was commissioned by the City of Tampa to be Photographer Laureate for a year. 

During the past 20 years, Sexton Larson has curated, lectured and exhibited work internationally at various arts institutions and organizations. Sexton Larson's photographs are in numerous major collections throughout the country, including: Polaroid, Progressive Corporate Art, Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), Holland and Knight Law Firm, Palace of the Governors, New Mexico Historical Museum, Candela Gallery Richmond VA, Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete and the Tampa Museum of Art.


CV

Grants, Fellowships and Awards:

2014    Creative Capital Professional Development Program

2008    Florida Individual Artist Fellowship

2006    Florida Artist Enhancement Grant

2005    Photographer Laureate, City of Tampa

2002    Florida Individual Artist Fellowship

1999    Featured artist for Polaroid Corporation “Test” On Line

1997    Florida Individual Artist Fellowship

1996    Honorable Mention, Florida Individual Artist Fellowship

1995    Emerging Artist Grant, Tampa-Hillsborough Arts Council

1990    Emerging Artist Grant, Tampa-Hillsborough Arts Council

Selected Collections and Commissions:

Polaroid International, Boston, MA

Progressive Corporate Art, Mayfield Village, OH

Graham Nash, Nash Editions/Crosby, Stills & Nash

The Pinhole Resource, San Lorenzo, NM

PharMerica, Inc., Tampa, FL

Holland and Knight Law Firm, Tampa, FL

Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL

Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Belleair, FL

City of Orlando, Florida Artists Collection, Orlando, FL

Coopers & Lybrand, Tampa, FL

Arthur Anderson, Tampa, FL

First Fidelity Investments, Tampa, FL

Hillsborough County Commission, County Building, Tampa, FL

Chamber of Commerce, Tampa, FL

Rick Mears, 4-Time Indianapolis 500 Champion, Jupiter, FL

South Trust Bank, Orlando, FL

Thermal Ceramics, Augusta, GA

Orlando County Commission, Orlando, FL

Amsouth Bank, Tampa, FL

TECO Reality, Tampa, FL

Tampa Bay Business Committee of the Arts 2004 Artwork/Award recipients

The St. Petersburg Times

Norma Gene Burr, F.E Lykes Foundation

Walter Loebenberg, Florida Holocaust Museum

Edward Hoffman Jr., Hoffman Architects

William R. Hough, RBC Dain Rauscher

Marty Schaffel, Audio Visual Innovations

Palace of the Governors, New Mexico Historical Museum

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg FL

Candela Gallery, Richmond VA

Exhibition Record (selected):

2017    Polk Museum of Art, Permanent Collection Exhibition

2017    University of Tampa Permanent Collection: 40th Anniversary Show

2017    Skyway A Contemporary Collaboration  
Jurors Diana Nawi, Associate Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami,
Chris Jones, Associate Curator of Photography and Special Exhibitions
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; Robin O’Dell, Manager of Photographic Collection and Katherine Pill, Curator of Contemporary         Art Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; Seth Pevnick, Chief Curator and Richard E. Perry Curator of  Greek and Roman Art  and Joanna            Robotham, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Tampa Museum of Art

2017    Light Sensitive

2015: Celebrating Images from the Darkroom          
Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ Juror Ann Jastrab

2017    Poetics of Light, National Media Museum United Kingdom

2017    The Polaroid Project, Curated by William Ewing, Barbara Hitchcock, Gary Van      Zante, Deborah G. Douglas and Rebekka Reuter.
Venues include: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Ft. Worth TX
WestLicht Museum for Photography, Vienna C/O Berlin, Berlin
MIT Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2016    Remnants, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
Curator: Kaden Kratzer and Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer

2016    Unmanned: Women Artists from the Permanent Collection
Polk Museum of Art

2016    Unbound5 Invitational Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond VA
Juror: Gordon Stettinius

2016    Inspired by Confrères, Michele Tuegel Contemporary, St. Petersburg, FL

2016    Altered Narratives: 19th Century Techniques Merge with 21 Century  Visions, City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC          

2015    Three Person exhibition (Jonah Calinawan, Karen Hymer, and Rebecca Sexton Larson) Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ

2015    Diffusion Exhibition, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

2015    Landscape Annual Juried Exhibition Juror Chris Bennett
Plates to Pixels website

2015    Light Sensitive 2015: Celebrating Images from the Darkroom
Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ Juror Robert Hirsch

2014    Rebecca Sexton Larson and Matt Larson, “An Alternative Mood”
August 26 - September 30, 2014

2014    “Poetics of Light” Contemporary pinhole photography, Palace of the  Governors, New Mexico, April 25, 2014 - March 15, 2015
Curated by Eric Renner and Nancy Spencer

2014    HANDMADE, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT
Juror Jessica Ferguson

2014    Light Sensitive 2014, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ
Juror Tom Persinger

2014    “The Alternative Approach” The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA (online),  Juror Christopher James

2014    40th Temple Beth El Art Festival, St. Petersburg, FL

2013    “Recent Acquisitions: Prints, Drawings and Photographs. Dedicated to the  Memory of Frank North, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg FL  

2012    ‘Pinhole Photography” Atlantic Center for the Arts - Harris House, New       Smyrna Beach, FL

2012    “Alternative Views” Red Filter Fine Art Photography Gallery, Lambertville, NJ

2012    In One Instant Gallery of Photography, Ft. Myers, FL

2011    “Transferred/Alternative Processes in Photography”

 Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, VA curated by
Regina DeLuis

2011    Florida Museum of Women Artists, Biennial Exhibition

2010    Low Tech curated by Crista Dix Founder and Director of Wall Space

Gallery in Seattle and Santa Barbara. The Center for Fine Art
Photography, Inc., Fort Collins, CO

2010    Push>Process, curated by Emma Emmerton and Nastassja Simensky.
CoExist Galleries & Studios @ TAP The Old Water Works, Southend on
Sea, Essex, U.K.

2010    Florida Biennial III, the Deland Museum of Art, Juror Mark Ormond

2009    Visual Unity, Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg, FL

2009    In a New Light Selections from the Gulf Coast Museum of Art Collection,
Florida International Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

2008    Film Lingual II, C. Emerson Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL

2008    Volvo Mayfaire by-the-Lake Purchase Awards: 25 Years of Collecting,
Polk Museum of Art

2008    “React”, C. Emerson Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL

2007    Rebecca Sexton Larson, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

2007    Small Works Exhibit, Clayton Galleries, Tampa, FL

2006    Photographer Laureate Exhibition, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

2006    Artwork by Rebecca Sexton Larson and Anna Tomczak, Lake Wales Art
Center, Lake Wales, FL

2006    The Narrative Tradition, the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

2005    Rethinking the Possibilities: Rebecca Sexton Larson, the Polk Museum
of Art, Lakeland, FL

2005    Hot Summer Show, Clayton Galleries, Tampa, FL

2005    Pinhole Photography Group Show, the Upstairs Gallery, Tyron, NC

2004    New Work, Clayton Galleries, Tampa, FL

2004    Fixed in Time: Matt Larson & Rebecca Sexton Larson, the Arts Center,
St. Petersburg, FL

2003    Pure Light: Southern Pinhole Photography, Southeastern Center for
Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

2003    Group Show, Clayton Galleries, Tampa, FL

2003    Florida Individual Artist Fellowship Traveling Exhibition,
various Florida museums

2002    Boca Raton Museum Show, Boca Raton Museum, Boca Raton, FL

2002    New Work, Clayton Galleries, Tampa, FL

2001    “Why Pinhole? International Exhibition of Lens-less Images,
The Visual Studies Workshop Rochester, N.Y.

2001    Images from the Permanent Collection, the Tampa Museum of Art,
Tampa, FL

2000    New Work, Clayton Galleries, Tampa, FL

2000    Rebecca Sexton Larson: Women’s History Month,
Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL

2000    Larson & Tomczak, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL

1999    Artistic Waters, the Florida Aquarium, Tampa, FL

1999    Nostalgic Glances, Museum of Arts and Science, Melbourne, FL

1999    Undercurrent/Overview, the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

1996    “HouseSpirits,” Clayton Galleries, Tampa, FL


Professional Memberships:

Arts Council of Hillsborough County – Past Board member

American Association of Museums (AAM)

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg – Friends of Photography

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts – Past board member


www.sextonlarson.com 

 
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CHURCH FAN #6 by Rebecca Sexton Larson
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CHURCH FAN #7 by Rebecca Sexton Larson
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VIRTUAL FAMILY by Tamas Varga
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Tamás Varga says, "Even as a kid I thought that its not an easy thing to create something real something true. One has to work hard to achieve that. 

Today as a photographer I have the same belief. I accomplish most of my work in great format with cameras. Besides the masters of the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the contemporary artists and tendencies affect my photos and me. In my projects I root back and deal in a recurring manner with the Central- Eastern European existence and its typical features (Godot) and I introduce social groups fighting against being stereotyped (vitiligo, healed and recovered cancer patients). 

My main focus is the archaic wet plate collodion process. This technique in some aspects is still unreplaceable and unreplicable even by today standards and tools. My intention is not simply walk the road of those who are archaising, quite the opposite, I am intending to utilize the uniqueness of the pictures with fresh recent approach frequently merging the archaic procedure with digital imaging technologies (Project Virtual). Every tiny bit of the process of creating excites and thrills me. It’s a sophisticated and complicated feeling to imagine a picture; incubate the idea; prepare the materials for it and do the manual job with it. In the making we utilize our predecessors’ tools and knowledge and just than we expose and we don’t hang on the LCD. For me the craftsmanship is a value. The loneliness in the dark room, the direct contact with the material and the nature of the unrepeatable is attracting. As such the fact of creating palpable crafts one can hold in hand is mesmerizing. I know its not hip and trendy today. My aim is to cultivate this with a 21th century mind-set taking into consideration the latest trends and utilizing the accomplishments of the modern era."

VIRTUAL PROJECT:

The photo from its very appearance pushing the notional limits of space time reality virtuality truth false. The photo by determining  a time and space  provides the illusion of reality thus frames it into a 2 dimension entity. The improvements of digital technology brought a turning point  and an upset in the belief of "the subject was there". The artificial digital imaging technologies can bring unreal  wrath realities to life.  The thoughtful ideas of Roland Barthes on the truth and indisputable accurate authenticity seems to be shaken in our visual world. In one hand with big and even larger cameras photos are taken in studios and outside while on the other hand pictures are taken of real existing (internet, google, archaic glass layers, accidentally found glass negatives) or virtual  “performers", landscapes scenes (video games). In the latter case the proper the technical line up is digital shoot- sheet film - uv enlarging - plate of wet plate collodion is the proper technical sequence. Considering the outcome each and every take is unique and unrepeatable wet plate collodion or silver gelatine dry plate.  Examining by taking a step back on the plates the borders of reality and virtuality are blurred for the viewer in the lack of antecedent only the given photos are provided. Stepping a bit closer the shots giving away the telltale small bits.

Exhibitions:

Individual:

Eternal passing 2005, Debrecen

Pulp fiction    2006, Debrecen

Mediterranian cyanotypes 2006, Debrecen

Railway obs-tour    2007, Debrecen

Argentotypes of Feketetó    2008, Debrecen

Football grounds    2008, Debrecen

Selected         2011, Debrecen

Spring contrast    2014, Sesztina Gallery, Debrecen

Wet plate collodion images    2015, Mai Manó Gallery, Budapest

Ethereal moments     2015 Artphoto Gallery, Budapest

Analogy            2016 B24 Gallery, Debrecen

Collective exhibitions:

Kópia Gallery, Budepest, 2004

Attila József, “for my birthday”, Budapest, 2005

Photoart exhibition (for poems of Attila József), Budapest,  2005

Photoart exhibition, Pécs 2005

XXV. Photoart exhibition ( Szentes, 2005

Bihor-Bihar Photoart exhibition, Debrecen, Nagyvárad, 2006

Fényrajz gallery, Budapest, 2006

Photobiennial Esztergom, 2006-2007

Lumix, digital Photoart exhibition, Budapest, 2006, 2007

Doctors in image-space-time, Debrecen, 2006

“Csak tiszta forrásból”, Photoart exhibition, Békéscsaba, 2007

„Different perspectives of pain”, Photoart exhibition, Budapest, 2007

“Versmegálló”, Photoart exhibition, Pécs,  2007

Culture of urbanization, Europian capital of Culture, Photoart exhibition, 2006-2007

Hajdú - Bihar County, Photoart exhibition,  Debrecen, 2007

Romadecade, Budapest, 2007

TIT, picture of the year, photographer of the year, Győr, 2007

National Geographic exhibition, 2007

VII. Biennal Internacional de Fotografia/XLVI Medall Gaudí/ ,Spanyolország, 2007

Secret of yard III., New Photo-yard of Debrecen, 2007

“100 kind of Transylvania”, Photoart exhibition, Budapest, 2008

“Silverpicture”, Falkart Galéria, Budapest, 2008

16. Photobiennial Esztergom, 2008

Fotosport 2008,  XX. international photobiennial, Spain, 2008

16. Photobiennial Esztergom, selected, Kolta Gallery, Budapest, 2008

National Geographic exhibition, Budapest, 2008

“Trust” international Photoart exhibition, Faludi Academy, Budapest, 2008

“Miracle”, international Photoart exhibition, Faludi Academy, Budapest, 2009

Autumn-fine art exhibition, Debrecen, 2009

Artist of Debrecen, Photoart exhibition, Debrecen, 2010

New Photo-yard of Debrecen, Szentes, 2010

New Photo-yard of Debrecen, Kecskemét 2010

New Photo-yard of Debrecen, Szentes 2011

New Photo-yard of Debrecen, Nagyvárad 2011

“Post”, Photoart exhibition, Budapest, 2011

Spring-fine art exhibition, Debrecen, 2012

New Photo-yard of Debrecen, Debrecen, 2012

18. Photobiennial Esztergom, Kecskemét, Esztergom, Budapest, polaroid, 2012

“Random”, Mai Manó Gallery, Budapest, 2012

Experimentation of photography, Modem, Debrecen, 2012

“Reality and illusion”, MAOE, Photoart exhibition , Budapest, 2012

Secret of yard IV., New Photo-yard of Debrecen, Debrecen, 2013

Spring-fine art exhibition, Debrecen, 2013

Spring-fine art exhibition, Debrecen, 2014

32. Hungarian Press Photo Exhibition, 2014

New Photo-yard of Debrecen, Debrecen, 2014, 

Balance, Photoart exhibition, Modem, Debrecen, 2014

19. Photobiennial Esztergom, 2014

The new with the old, Mai Manó Gallery, Budapest, 2014

Handmade pictures, Szentes, 2014

Spring-fine art exhibition, Debrecen, 2015

33. Hungarian Press Photo Exhibition, 2015

New Photo-yard of Debrecen, Budapest, 2015

Seities Nude exhibition, Calgary, Canada, 2015

MAOE XII.Photo-symposion, Hódmezővásárhely, 2015

New Photo-yard of Debrecen, Debrecen, 2015

Artmarket 2015, Budapest, 2015

Exhibition and auction, Inda Gallery, Budapest, 2015

Instarc, K11 Gallery, Budapest, 2016

Spring-fine art exhibition, Debrecen, 2016

Wet plate, A Smith Gallery, Johnson city, Texas, 2016

Wet plate, Artron gallery, Shanghai, 2016

New Photo-yard of Debrecen, Debrecen, 2016

20. Photobiennial Esztergom, 2016

Face boom, Budapest, Várkert Bazár, 2016

Artmarket 2016, Budapest

Autumn-fine art exhibition, Debrecen, 2016

Fridrich’s sunlight studio is 111 years old, Szentes, 2016

Photo Art Exhibition of Debrecen, Artka Gallery, Debrecen, 2017

Spring-fine art exhibition, Best of…,Debrecen, 2017

35. Hungarian Press Photo Exhibition, 2017

Subjektive, Budapest, Várkert bazár, 2017

New Photo-yard of Debrecen, Debrecen, 2017

MAOE Photo-symposion, Hódmezővásárhely, Budapest, 2017

Artmarket 2017, Budapest

Unique, A Smith Gallery, Johnson city, Texas, 2017


Publications:  

Photoillustrations for poems of  Attila  József, 2005, photobook

“Fotóvilág” Photobook, 2006

Banc trade magazine, 2006

Orientaldesign magazine, portfolio, 2006 

Digital Photo Magazine, “How can we take good photos from children?”, article-, 2006

Hungarian Photo World, 2007, photobook 

“Fotóművészet” 2007/2, Europian capital of Culture

“Fotómozaik” 2007/11, „Is the face the mirror of the soul?” –article-, 2007

Photo and video magazine, 2008

“Fotómozaik” 2008/8, „Modern concerts with archaic processes” –article-, 2008

Pictures of the year, 2010, photobook

“Fotóművészet” 2012, Random

“Fotóművészet”  2012, Polaroid

Digital Photo Magazine, 2012

Pictures of the year, 2013, photobook

HVG 2015/1

Seities Magazine: Nude, Canada 2015

Problog magazine, 2015

Seities Magazin: Macabre, Canada, 2015

Wet plate, A Smith Gallery, 2016

20. Photobiennial Esztergom, 2016

Fridrich’s sunlight studio is 111 years old, Szentes, 2016

Digital Photo Magazine, XVII./1., 2016

VK Magazine, 2017

“Alföld” magazine, 2017/6

Other calendars, catalogues


Awards:

EGIS photo competition, I.prize, 2006

„Different perspectives of pain” photo competition, II.prize, 2007

„Liberty, equality, fraternity” photo competition, III.prize, 2007

TIT photographer of the year, photo of the year, special prize, 2007 

TIT photographer of the year, photo of the year, special prize, 2007 

Photosport 2008, medallion bronze, Spain

Faludi Academy, photo competition, special prize, 2008

Spring Art Exhibition, grand prize, 2013

Spring Art Exhibition,  prize of Főnix, 2014

32. Hungarian Press Photo award, serial potrait, 3. prize

Spring Art Exhibition,  prize of Holló László Gallery, 2014

20. Photobiennial Esztergom, prize of St. Stephen, 2016


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VIRTUAL WALKING by Tamas Varga
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VIRTUAL ZEPPELIN by Tamas Varga
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I WILL NOT COME TO TAKE... by Traci Marie Lee
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Traci Marie Lee says of this body of work, "My own journey follows no such linear narrative. It started the moment I found the photograph but has meandered ever since, through uncharted research and to no obvious destination.

-TACITA DEAN,Girl Stowaway, 1994

In this body of work I am appropriating slivers of images, text, and artifacts from the familial archive. There is an obstructed rationale of what a photograph is and does, as well as a displacement of the contexts of photographic processes. Incorporating multiple image-making properties and practices, the process of how we contextualize a photograph's objectness and our associations in relationship to photographic material is exposed. The original content, the index, becomes secondary - taking its unaccustomed place on the peripheral of significance. Distinct passageways emerge and are found within the distillation of expectations and longings attached to any familial or institutional space.

Each individual work incorporates alternative processes, such as the kallitype and collodion, as well as various methods of collage. These mediums string together disparate images and artifacts to create an entirely new, complex image.

The success of the Archive represents only half of the material – the half that has survived. The matter lays somewhere in between what is present and what is missing. Perhaps these instances are the keys – the markers connecting bodies and identities, generations and histories; the physical indication of an unidentified connection."

Lee is a graduate of the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C., with a BFA in Fine Art Photography, as well as a Master in Fine Arts graduate with an MFA in Photography and Integrated Media from Lesley University College of Art & Design in Cambridge, MA. She is also the owner and photographer of Thread Photography - Fine Art Weddings.

In her work she is interested in the implications and consequences of the Snapshot and the Constructed Image on memory construction and preservation. The compulsion to excavate and curate leads to finding new methods of holding onto brief, constantly changing realities, as well as confronting her own tendencies and obsessive drive to collect, as a process of examining loss.

EXHIBITIONS:

EXHIBITION OF ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY, THE FAR EASTERN

MUSEUM OF FINE ART, Curated Group Exhibition, Khabarovsk, Russia,

2017

WITCHING HOUR: IMAGERY FROM DARKNESS, PHOTOSYNTHESIS,

LLC, Juried Group Exhibition, Manchester, CT, 2016

BORDERLANDS, LUNDER ARTS CENTER, Group Exhibition,

Cambridge, MA, 2016

PORTRAITS AND PORTRAYALS, PHOTOSYNTHESIS, LLC, Juried

Group Exhibition, Manchester, CT, 2016

POP UP LUCAD – MFA PHOTOGRAPHY, KATHRYN SCHULTZ

GALLERY, Cambridge, MA, 2016

CLASS & STAFF EXHIBITION 2015, THE GALLERIES OF THE

PROVIDENCE ART CLUB, Providence, RI, 2015

EXPOSURE: WORK IN PROGRESS, MFA PHOTO POP-UP SHOW,

VANDERNOOT GALLERY, Cambridge, MA, 2014

THE MIDDLE OF EVERYWHERE Burren College of Art 20thAnniversary

Alumni Exhibition, BCA COLLEGE GALLERY, Juried Group Exhibition,

Ireland, 2014


PUBLICATIONS / REVIEWS:

THREAD PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURED in the wedding feature in

SOUTH COUNTY LIFE MAGAZINE, SPRING ISSUE 2017,

http://www.independentri.com/southcountylifemagazine/weddings/artic

le_23321534-c90a-52c7-bb30-e5a8545cbc57.html

CREEPY PHOTOGRAPHS OF ‘THE WITCHING HOUR’ AT

PHOTOSYNTHESIS , CT NOW by Susan Dunne,

www.ctnow.com/arts-theater/museums/hc-photography-hallowe

en-1019-20161018-story.html, 2016

WITCHING HOUR: IMAGERY FROM DARKNESS , PHOTOSYNTHESIS,

LLC,photosynthesisct.com/witching-hour-catalog, 2016

PORTRAITS & PORTRAYALS , PHOTOSYNTHESIS, LLC,

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1091266, 2016

THE GALLERY U, FEATURED SUMMER ARTIST (June-Aug.), Online

Gallery,www.thegalleryu.com, 2015

MEMORY AND THE OBJECT, REVIEW BY ARTIST JOETTA MAUE,

littleyellowbirds.blogspot.com/2013/05/memory-and-object.html,2013

THE NEXT EXHIBITION AT THE CORCORAN: CLASS OF 2013,

PROFESSIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE, Aug./Sept. Issue 2013

FLUTTERING MEMORIES, REVIEW BY NANCY BRESLIN AT

ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY,

www.alternativephotography.com/wp/open-blog/fluttering-memories,

2013

WORK & FREELANCE:

ARTEX FINE ART SERVICES, Linthicum Heights, MD

Photographer – Special Projects, November 2016 – Present

LESLEY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN, Cambridge, MA

MFA in Photography Thesis Show Curator, September 2015 – May 2016

Organization – All components of the show, coordinating install and

de-install, allotting gallery space, ordering / installing signage and

lettering

Overseeing – Gallery preparation, installation, de-installation,

coordinating post card design and information for both group show

announcement and individual artist announcements

Assisting – with special requirements, arranging for food and bartender,

working with faculty and staff publicity,

MORIARTY LIBRARY, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Digital Imaging Student Technician for Digital Imaging and Scholarship

Services, September 2015 – May 2016

Digitization Support – Digitizes analogue materials

Research + Catalog Support – Researches and catalogs supportive

metadata for images, visual materials metadata standards

CAPGEMINI GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS, Reston, VA

Independent Consultant, June 2015 – September 2016

Proposal Support – Compliance & Version Control, Formatting

Graphic Support – Design / Construction and Formatting

Marketing + Social Media Support

PROVIDENCE ART CLUB, Providence, RI

Gallery Assistant, January 2014 – January 2016

Lead Archivist, June 2014 – January 2016


PHOTOGRAPHY:

Extensive experience in working with color and black-and-white film

(35mm, 120mm) and traditional darkroom, Extensive experience in

digital photography, digital darkroom and digital printing, Expert of the

cyanotype alternative process , proficient in other alternative processes


AWARDS:

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY FACULTY AWARD, Corcoran College of Art

& Design, Washington D.C., 2013

SHOOT & SHARE 2017 PHOTO CONTEST,

Top 100, Finalist, Thread Photography had 4 images that won awards, 2017
thread-photography.com //

www.tracimarielee.virb.com

www.tracimarielee.virb.com
 
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THAT LUMBERED ALL THE WAY... by Traci Marie Lee
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CYANOTYPE HANDKERCHIEF FROM INSTALLATION 'I REALLY WAS THERE, I WAS NEVER REALLY THERE' by Traci Marie Lee
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