EXHIBIT Closed on April 28th 2013

Juror: Allen Birnbach

Director's Choice "Nude 020" by Peter Bajzek

The undulating landscape of the human form is one of the most variable in nature.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:4 April 13
Artists' Reception:21 April 13 17:30
Exhibit Closes:28 April 13
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Juror's Statement:

My first impression as I did my quick overview was the breadth of styles in the submissions.  And the high level of technique brought to bear in the images.  The result was several extended editing sessions poring over the concepts and great craft participants exhibited in their work.  In the end it was difficult to narrow the field down to a cohesive show, and I felt honored to have been involved in the judging.


Notable was what was not included.  Interesting diptychs, tributes to Kertesz, Mondrian and Japanese printmaking, wonderful self-portraits and playful juxtaposition of the figure in unique environments.  In the end, many well-conceived images were not included because they fell short in composition or technique but the creative process behind the work was truly impressive.


Congratulations to all who submitted.

Allen Birnbach

(Allen selected five "Honorable Mention" images, but he didn't feel comfortable choosing a "Juror's Choice" overall. We selected a "Director's Choice" from those five images. Congrats to Peter Bajzek!)

Nude no. 20
Juror's Choice

Peter Bajzek
Middleton, WI USA
Honorable Mention

Billy Monday
Frederick, MD USA
Joanna Recumbent
Honorable Mention

Brett Henrikson
providence, ri USA

Queen of Sheba
Honorable Mention

Ludwig Desmet
Ronse, Belgium
Gray Area_SelfPortraiture
Honorable Mention

Paris Carter
Clermont, FL USA
small, smaller, smallest
People's Choice

Caitlin Jean
Burlington, VT USA

A Few Small Repairs
People's Choice

Melissa T. Hall
Lexington, KY USA

Aaron Kennison
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA) USA
Nude Aloft

Andrew H Miller
Fort Myers, FL USA

Summertime Encounter

Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA

Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Inspired by the Sculpture of Gaston LaChaise

Billy Monday
Frederick, MD USA


Bob Burkhardt
Atlanta, GA USA
Julianne - Gaze

Brett Henrikson
providence, ri USA

Brittney Cathey-Adams
Santa Cruz, California United States

The Fringe

Brock Bill
Stowe, VT USA

Charles Laurier Dufour
Belfast, ME USA

Clement Yonkers
St. Albans, VT USA

Ash Cave

Dave Levingston
Springfield, Ohio USA
Untitled Nude, 2006, #1

Dave Rudin
Brooklyn, NY USA

Dok Wright
Burlington, VT USA

Sirens' Cave

Don McCunn
San Francisco, CA USA

durga Garcia
Williston, SC USA
sea of sin

Eddie Bragard (think tank ART)
Koblenz, Germany

tropic of cancer

Elle Hanley
Seattle, Washington USA
Wood Nymph

Emmy Walden Fox
Barnard, VT USA
Untitled from "Life Sciences" series

Eran Gilat
Rohovot, Israel

Weston Desk

Harper Parson-Grey
Houston, USA
Nude #1

Hope Kahn
Cherry Hill, NJ USA

irina dumitrascu magurean
cluj, transylvania romania


irina dumitrascu magurean
cluj, transylvania romania
In the Fullness of Time

James Atherton
Boulder, Colorado USA
Up In Smoke

Jason "Devilish" Renek
Burien, Washington United States

Self Reservation

Jennifer Bondy
New Boston, Michigan USA
Shower Mom

Jennifer Edgerton
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA
Restrained desires

José M. Gómez-Ros
Madrid, Madrid Spain


José M. Gómez-Ros
Madrid, Madrid Spain
Back of Mud

Karen Cortes
Doral, Florida USA

Ken Beach
Chicago, IL USA

Overlook Hill

Ken Van Dyne
Cincinnati, OH USA
Breastscape In Blue

Ken Van Dyne
Cincinnati, OH USA
Homage- Adolph Gottlieb

LeAndra LeSeur
Lilburn, GA USA


Lee Fearnside
Luckey, OH USA
just that

jerusalem, israel

Mariana Bartolomeo
Tucson, AZ USA

Woman In Enchanted Forest

Mark Mason
Ocean Ridge, FL. USA
Lady Victoria

Michael Berkowitz
Kew Gardens, NY USA
Evie's Tree

Michael Pannier
Greenville, SC USA

memories of the old bathroom

Nicole Schwartz
Medford, New Jersey USA

Paris Carter
Clermont, FL USA

Pat Berrett
Albuquerque, NM USA


Patricia Pastore
London, London United Kingdom

Peter Janecke
Seabrook, Tx USA

Randy Persinger
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA USA

Weighted Flight

Rhye Tempest
San Francisco, CA USA

Ron Testa
Wilmette, IL USA
A European Vacation Gets Off To A Good Start

Sally Canzoneri
Washington, DC USA


Sandra McMartin-Fiedler
Mission, British Columbia Canada
skin in motion

Sara Dolley

scott nichol
Allentown, PA USA


Sharon Harris
Laurel Springs, NJ USA

Sharon Kain
Draper, UT USA

Ted West
Oklahoma City, OK USA

Death to America

Ted West
Oklahoma City, OK USA

TinaMarie Jaehnert
Poughkeepsie, NY USA

Juror: Allen Birnbach

Allen Birnbach has worked as a Photographer for over 30 years; from product to non-profit, hospitality to finance and to the performing arts, he has found great success in commercial Photography. His clarity of vision as a professional Photographer flows through his portraiture, lifestyle, landscape and dance portfolios, as well. The breadth of these achievements may be viewed at www.allenbirnbach.com. Birnbach’s body of work represents much more than commercial. Begin by viewing his fine art photography on www.birnbachimages.com, then visit www.birnbachfigureworks.com for extraordinary examples of the fine art nude. There is boundless visual motivation for your own submission to Body, in the galleries on FigureWorks.

Birnbach imparts his photographic skills as a lecturer and instructor at The Santa Fe Workshops, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Focus on Nature in Iceland, The Anderson Ranch, and through his own private workshops, NudePhotoWorkshops.com. You’ll find a fantastic blog on his take of photographic education at http://allenbirnbach.squarespace.com/

  • 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.