EXHIBIT Closed on November 10th 2013
Juror: Andy Bloxham
Role-play, tell tall-tales, put on your brightest costume and let your imagination take the lead.
Images that captivate, tell a fantastical story. The hero vs. the monster, parallel universes co-mingling, colorful characters that drag us down a rabbit hole! Fantasy, horror, sci-fi, fairy-tale, steam-punk and renaissance inspired photographs.
Just as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein emerged from a dream, her motley creation is considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction and a great novel for the ages, we ask you to produce and capture your dreams. “The whole series of my life appeared to me as a dream; I sometimes doubted if indeed it were all true, for it never presented itself to my mind with the force of reality.”
Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change) Exhibit Opens: 17 October 13 Artists' Reception: 10 November 13 16:30 Exhibit Closes: 10 November 13 Make Believe
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto
Create your legend, weave your web and spin your yarns. Contact your inner child and dive head-first into a treasure trove of costumes. This exhibit will be on display over Halloween, so make it spooky.
While looking through the submissions, I was impressed and struck by a myriad of responses to the theme. I was curious about finding work that didn't simply accept the truth of reality, and instead focused on ponderings from the imagination. There is no one way to approach this idea. Humor, such as the selections from Sita Mae and Henriette van Gasteren, can be one way to present the inner mind to the outer world. Referencing other mediums, as Michael Blase does with his heavily theatrical approach, serves as an entryway for the audience to interact. Benjamin Amend presents ideas that could only exist in dreams if not translated through photography. Rebeca Saborio shocks us with visual parables, while Melissa T. Hall takes on social commentary through visual absurdity. Regardless of each artists' pathway to realizing inner thoughts, everyone in this exhibit is make believing, and making us believe.
|Looming from the series These Four Walls|
|The Fat Fairy Tales - Little Miss Stuffit|
|The Red Bag|
|Thus and Not |
|Queen of the Night|
|Of Glass and Bone|
|The Eyes Have It|
|Portrait of the Bluebloods|
|sea foam and ships|
|Chapter Eight: The House|
|'Action Lilith: on the edge' (self-portrait), 2011|
|Escher was a Flatlander|
|A Lullaby For 'B'|
|Untitled 1 from the series The Gardener|
|Harvest Security |
|They Told Me She Tried the Oven First|
|Always a Gentleman|
|Arlecchino loves Colombina|
|"Untitled" from the series Make Believe|
|Lady In Black|
|The Gay Bride of Frankenstein|
|Alisa's dreams |
|Water into Blood|
|Alone Together - Bed 2|
|Film Still from "A Day at the Races"|
|Technical Difficulties |
|The spirit of the forest|
|Lady of Renaissance|
Juror: Andy Bloxham
Growing up in a small Louisiana town, Andy Bloxham turned to his imagination for activity. This playful, creative approach to life extended to Andy's adulthood, where it took form in photography, video, and writing. Receiving an MFA in photography from Louisiana Tech University, his images have appeared throughout the world in numerous group and solo exhibitions, publications, and online media. His photography centers around fictional situations and events, told through the slight hint of a smirking camera. His techniques apply the command of tools ranging from pen, paper, and storyboards, to strobe lighting and digital post-processing. Bloxham's dedication is matched only by the passion he has for extending this creative energy to others. He is an assistant professor of photography at West Virginia Wesleyan College, and a faculty member at the Maine Media Workshops.
- All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog.
- Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition and a free exhibition catalog.
- Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.
- People's Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.
- We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.