Exhibits

EXHIBIT Closed on November 24th 2019

An Exhibition of Photos of the Town Of Essex Including Essex Junction


Train Hop ©Ken Signorello

We asked for the submission of photos from the Town of Essex, including the Village of Essex Junction, for our first exhibition specifically of photos of the local area. Participating photographers could live anywhere, but the photos they entered had to be taken in Essex and Essex Junction. 

The challenge was to picture what it is about Essex, the town, and Essex Junction, the village, that's unique, that stands out and makes this place feel like home. We were rewarded with an eclectic variety of images from photographers ranging in age from high school students to seniors. The resulting exhibition was a delightful and creative mix of photos ranging from casual shots captured with cell phones to more formal compositions made by skilled photographers using high-end equipment. Viewed together, the photos in the exhibition comprised a view into the varied lives and visions of this dynamic and ever-changing locale.


The Details:

  • You don't have to be a resident of Essex, but your photos must have been taken in Essex including Essex Junction
  • Age doesn't matter. Minors will need a par­ent or guardian to submit their work. 
  • All levels of photographic experience are welcome.
  • Submission deadline is 11:59pm October 2, 2019. All entries must be received by the deadline; no exceptions!
  • All selected prints will be displayed at Darkroom Gallery from October 18 to November 24, 2019
  • All entries must be submitted on-line, by email or in person via any delivery method as long as they arrive on time.
  • Entries should be submitted as high quality JPGs no larger than 1280 pixels on the longest side.
  • You may submit your own prints as long as they are no larger than 11x14 inches, or you can have us make prints for you at a cost of $10 for 8x10 or 8x12 luster prints
  • Entry is free.
  • All selected entries will be displayed on our website, as well as in the gallery
  • There will be an artist's reception at the gallery and open to the public on Saturday, October 26 from 4pm to 6pm
  • Photographers may pick up their work at the gallery on or after November 24.

EXHIBIT Closed on February 22nd 2015

Juror: Johan Hallberg-Campbell

Juror's Choice:"Funeral of Father" by Adrienne Norman from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Time-oriented photography; vintage, futuristic or rhythmic imagery. 

Photography is a medium renowned for freezing time. However, there are many facets and dichotomies this theme of chronology can visually explore.
 
We live in time - it holds us and molds us - but I never felt I understood it very well. And I'm not referring to theories about how it bends and doubles back, or may exist elsewhere in parallel versions. No, I mean ordinary, everyday time, which clocks and watches assure us passes regularly: tick-tock, click-clock. Is there anything more plausible than a second hand? And yet it takes only the smallest pleasure or pain to teach us time's malleability. Some emotions speed it up, others slow it down; occasionally, it seems to go missing - until the eventual point when it really does go missing, never to return.
Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:29 January 15
Artists' Reception:22 February 15 16:30
Exhibit Closes:22 February 15
Chronograph
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Clocks, watches, pendulums and metronomes tick the seconds away.  At a most elemental level, the moon, sun, stars and shadows tell us time as the tides and waves of the oceans create a rhythm we exist within.  A river can cut away a rock face in time as waves can clear a beach.  People become worn, gnarled and aged over time as the rings of a tree count the decades. Retro furniture, fashion or surrounding atmospheres can automatically date a place. Darkroom Gallery is calling for explorative visual depictions of time.  Pasts and futures can often collide...and what of time travelers and quantum physics?  Lastly, photographs can be truly devoid of time, they can have a sort of classic "timelessness". 

Juror's Statement:

Once I began looking, the literal description of time became almost arbitrary, a consideration, but not the reason for choice. How do you record time in a photograph? Essentially, as soon as you click the shutter you are recording a moment, a moment created conceptually or literally, a moment made by you, a moment of time. Each photograph was something special, the artist’s attempt to connect with the viewer, their version of time and what that meant. I liked that thought.

I looked for images that had connection, that felt honest, made me pause and made me think. The stranger the picture the more I was drawn in. I felt I could make my own story. 

 Johan Hallberg-Campbell


Funeral of Father
Juror's Choice

Adrienne Norman
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Family Vacation
Honorable Mention

Ben Davis
Rochester, NY USA
Cadere [To Fall] I
Honorable Mention

Kristin Reeves
Murray, KY USA

Grandmother, Granddaughter
People's Choice
Honorable Mention

Julie O'Connor
Weston, CT USA
De heer Roodenburg with great grandson; commissioned family portrait by the grandson and father

Adrienne Norman
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Teen Angst

Amanda Marie Harner
Damascus, Maryland USA

Time Still No. 2

Anita Licis-Ribak
Barcelona, Catalunya Spain
Unexpectedly So

Anita Licis-Ribak
Barcelona, Catalunya Spain
Baptism

Antonia Small
Port Clyde, Maine USA

Penelope

Antonia Small
Port Clyde, Maine USA
Untitled

Ben Davis
Rochester, NY USA
Last Supper

Ben Davis
Rochester, NY USA

Graduation

Ben Davis
Rochester, NY USA
remembered

Bernie Kubiak
Amherst, MA USA
Bound

Brittany
Youngstown, Ohio USA

Far Away

David Quinn
Setauket, NY USA
Fingers of Thought

Denis Sivack
Brooklyn, New York USA
Romeo y Juliet

Denis Sivack
Brooklyn, New York USA

Fifth Term

Denis Sivack
Brooklyn, New York USA
Untitled #15, From The Drive-by Series

Diane Gabriel
Burlington, VT USA
Ebb and Flow

Greg Buening
Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Reentry

Jeff McCrum
Cranford, NJ USA
If Only

Joan Brook
Boone, NC USA
in the lead.

katy tuttle
Issaquah, Washington USA

Mechanoreceptors 1-3

Kristin Reeves
Murray, KY USA
Je Ne Sais Plus [What Is This Feeling] #1

Kristin Reeves
Murray, KY USA
Hands, Philadelphia

Len Speier
New York, NY USA

Summer Breeze

Lynn Albanese
Clermont, Florida USA
Rocking Horse

Marta Manning
Midland, MI USA
Woman on Horse

Merlin Ortner
Teltow, Germany



Nana Lutea
Vancouver, BC Canada


Nana Lutea
Vancouver, BC Canada
Liftoff

Nate Forman
Austin, TX USA

Time Capsule

Olga Rook
Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Tension Between

Patricia
Harrisonburg, Virginia USA
Residual

Patricia
Harrisonburg, Virginia USA

Faded Glory

Pete McCutchen
Alexandria, VA USA
Only Trees Will Tell

Rebecca Moseman
Purcellville, VA USA
Time, In Pictures

Rebecca Moseman
Purcellville, VA USA

Boy, in time

Rebecca Moseman
Purcellville, VA USA
Entropy

Ron Rothart
El Cerrito, California USA
Las Vegas

Sandra Chen Weinstein
Lake Forest, CA USA

Shadow of the self 01

Silvino Gonzalez
Bogotá, Cundinamarca Colombia
Birdscapes: Voting Day 2014

Valerie Steinkoenig
Austin, TX USA
Time for Memories

Warren A. Flick
Athens, GA USA


  • 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.

Juror:Johan Hallberg-Campbell

 

Johan Hallberg-Campbell was born in the Highlands of Scotland and has been living and working in Canada since 2007. He is a Graduate of The Glasgow School of Art.  
 
As a freelance photographer, he has worked for numerous publications and institutions worldwide, shooting assignments globaly. Johan's commissioned and personal work has been published and exhibited internationally. As a freelance Curator, he has curated 45 photographic exhibitions in galleries such as VII gallery, New York and Pikto gallery, Toronto, showcasing the works of local, national and international photographers. Johan is the photo editor at Raw View magazine alongside Donald Weber. 
 
His work explores what it means to belong to a community and have traditions rooted in heritage, and alternatively what happens when one's "place" is altered, removed, distorted and shifted.  He continues to develop his book length project 'Coastal', a project photographing the Canadian coastline in which he was awarded a Canada Council for the Arts grant to make work in 2014. He will continue producing 'Coastal' in 2015.

EXHIBIT Closed on November 30th 2014

Juror: David H. Wells

Juror's Choice: "Ruins Jumieges, Normandy" by Geoffrey Agrons from Kensington, CA USA

Photographs that transport you to a unique time and location, that portray a land, its people, or a culture in its natural state, images that have no geographical limitations.

Travel the world and capture the many communities, landscapes and cityscapes that make up this planet.  From barren deserts to icebergs floating in the sea the natural environs are numerous, then take into account the human societies continually evolving in these latitudes: from bustling metropolises to single room dwellings.  And what of the anthropological side of things? How do the multitudes of communities forge their lives? What is the underlying current that makes each tick? 

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:6 November 14
Artists' Reception:30 November 14 16:30
Exhibit Closes:30 November 14
Far Away Places
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

The rituals that make up a culture's daily schedule defined by the colors, materials and textures: the sensual complexities of a community.  Photography has been documenting this world, with it's melting pot of people and places, since the advent of the art-form. Travel photography allows us to go places and see sights without ever leaving the comfort of our own armchairs. 

For this exhibit we called for images that deftly define locations all their own.  Far away can easily be a close by locale, but reinterpreted in a way to feel exotic.  From the far corners of your backyard to the far away country it takes weeks to traverse to, we want to see where you end up when you go "far away".

Juror's Statement:

I kept in mind the call for entries: "From the far corners of your backyard to the far away country it takes weeks to traverse to, we want to see where you end up when you go 'far away'."  As I was selecting the winners, I enjoyed going around the world with the 114 photographers who submitted 632 images. Yet, some of the best work was not made in a far away, foreign land either, reminding us that the idea of far away is as much about a mental or emotional journey as it is a physical one.  The best images were technically flawless and perfectly composed.  They had one or more added elements, be it an especially dramatic time of day, an unusual angle, an experiment with time or with focus, for example.  Some, but not all then had an element of post production that supported the narrative in the image, be that making the image B + W or pinhole or panorama, etc.  These added elements ALWAYS supported the story in the photograph and never looked like they were thrown in to improve an otherwise mediocre image.

The Juror's Choice goes to "Ruins Jumieges, Normandy".  This has all the elements I noted above.  The light is magical, the composition dynamic, the birds flying through make it a moment, the choice of black and white adds to the drama and the square format keeps our attention within the image unlike a rectangular image, which tends to move the viewer through the image.  The photographer who submitted it may have taken a look at my work in advance and seen how I use the play of light and shadow in much of my work. One reviewer wrote “Wells uses light like a surgeon.” That idea, previewing the juror’s work and adjusting the submission accordingly, can improve your chances.  

It was a real thrill to go around the world in a weekend (which is how long it took me to pick the winners.)   I never had to go through security, fight for a seat or argue with a surly customer service representative.  Sure, going all those places would have been real blast, but seeing those places and those people enabled me to go “Far Away” from the comfort of my home.

David H. Wells


Ruins Jumieges, Normandy
Juror's Choice

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Cut-Throat Cuban Style
Honorable Mention

John Dubuc
South Burlington, Vermont USA
Golden Glow
Honorable Mention

Partha Roy
Singapore, Singapore USA

Old San Juan
Honorable Mention

Paul Kessel
New York, NY USA
Main Courtyard in Afternoon Sun, Machu Picchu, Peru
People's Choice

Kip Harris
Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia Canada
Wood for the Campfire

Allan Kliger
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Blossom

Amanda Marie Harner
Damascus, Maryland USA
Contentedness

April McPherson
Cedar City, UT USA
Does Anybody See a Picture?

Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA

Monastary- Puri, India

Bijoy Mishra
Seattle, WA USA
Ice Cream Vendor in Chandipur, India

Bijoy Mishra
Seattle, WA USA
Lalibella Priest

Bill Purcell
Portland, OR USA

Ethiopian Shepherd

Bill Purcell
Portland, OR USA
Checkers

Bill Purcell
Portland, OR USA
Vagabond

Corey Rondeau
Burlington, VT USA

WWII Memorial Window

Daniel J Elliott
Brooklyn, NY USA
Archer in Competition, Nikko, Japan, 2005

Dave Rudin
Brooklyn, NY USA
Campfire

Diane Gayer
Burlington, VT USA

Samegua

Don Rice
Carbondale, Illinois USA
Far From The Ocean

Gene Cheltenham
Los Angeles, California USA
Mudra

Graciela Stinnes
Essen, Germany

Watching the Break

Jennifer Carr
Virginia Beach, VA USA
Economic Regality

Jess Walter
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Navajo Shadowlands

Jim Gambaro
Belchertown, MA USA

Il Duomo, Firenze, at the Heart of the Renaissance

Julie O'Connor
Weston, CT USA
A Winter Tree

Jun Ishikura
Yokohama, Kanagawa Japan
Paradise in Ruins

Karen J. Lloyd
Winooski, VT USA

Golden City

Kathleen Taylor
Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
The Face in the Sky, close by and far away, unveils a Secret

Katia Platonova
St.Petersburg, Russia
View from the Office

Lisa Allen
Washington, District of Columbia USA

Circling the Arc de Triomphe

Louise Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Moonrise over the Mare Nostrum

Macic
Italian Riviera, Italy
the Breakfast Guest

Margrieta Jeltema
VERMEZZO, Italy

Opalescence

Mark Melnick
Palm Desert, CA USA
Two Trees, Etosha

Mark Olwick
Seattle, WA USA
Morning Has Broken, Bagan

Mary Ciullo
Glen Head, NY USA

Flutist

Melissa Evans
san antonio, Texas USA
Lamp, Window, Buttress. Santa Fe, NM, 2011.

Misha Gregory Macaw
Fort Collins, CO USA
Siena

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA

VARANASI

paul greenberg
dallas, TX USA
Pigeon Park

Paul Kessel
New York, NY USA
The Daily Grind

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA

Africana

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA
Nebraska

Pete McCutchen
Alexandria, VA USA
Beggar, Athens, Greece

Philip Constant
Salem, OR USA

Untitled 1

Qianwen Jiang
San Francisco, CA USA
Behind the scenes

Roshan Prizak
Klosterneuburg-Kierling, Austria
Tivoli (Copenhagen)

Russ Rowland
NY, NY USA

two wheels (Copenhagen)

Russ Rowland
NY, NY USA
Copenhagen

Russ Rowland
NY, NY USA
At the Stream

Sarah Corbin
New York, NY USA

Time, Ice, and the Warm Rain Falling

Thomas Pickarski
New York, New York USA
Low Tide #3

Yosuke Terada
Rego Park, NY USA

  • 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.

Juror:David H. Wells
David H. Wells is an editorial, commercial and location photographer/ video-maker. He is affiliated with Aurora Photos and specializes in intercultural communications and the use of light and shadow to enhance visual narratives. Wells focuses on multimedia productions and photo-essays for publication and exhibition for local, national and international clientele.

Past assignments have been for Life Magazine, National Geographic Publications, the New York Times Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine, to name a few. He has worked for numerous corporations including Consolidated Natural Gas and DuPont as well as numerous non-profit organizations including Brown University, the Ford Foundation and the New Israel Fund, among others.

His work has been featured in one-person exhibits at Brown University, U.C. Berkeley and Harvard University. His work has been part of group exhibitions at the Houston FotoFest and the Visa pour l'Image Festival in Perpignan. He has been an Artist in residence at the Visual Studies Workshop and the Light Works Photography Center.

He has taught classes at the University of Pennsylvania and workshops at the Maine Media Workshops. He is on the faculty of the International Center for Photography in NYC and is a Visiting Faculty at Pathshala, the South Asian Media Institute in Dhaka. He was featured in Photo District News as "Best Workshop Instructor."

His photo-essays have been funded by fellowships from Nikon/NPPA, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the MacArthur Foundation's Program of Research and Writing on International Peace and Cooperation, the Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Fulbright Foundation. His project on the pesticide poisoning of California farm workers was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

As an Olympus Visionary, Wells has been contracted by the camera company to produce images and provide feedback on new products. David was an invited photographer on "America 24/7," the largest professional photo book project ever undertaken. A frequent teacher of photography workshops, his blog, The Wells Point, appears at http://thewellspoint.com

 

EXHIBIT Closed on January 25th 2015

Juror: Tim Clark

Juror's Choice: "Call Me"  by Mark Indig from Valley Village, CA USA

They say, "a picture is worth 1000 words". For Con[text] we examine the relationships between textual symbols and images. 

Combining written word with images has a long history in art.  Medieval manuscripts in Christian Europe are interlaced with pictures that exist in a rhetorical relationship with the written text to create layered meaning and verbal or visual puns.  William Blake, eighteenth century British poet, published books of his writing with his own illustrations and quickly learned that the synthesis evoked meanings beyond the power of words or pictures alone.  Dadaists in early twentieth century Europe combined fragments of found text with appropriated photographic images to open alternative, sometimes irrational, paths of communication they felt were missing from art itself.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:2 January 15
Artists' Reception:18 January 15 16:30
Exhibit Closes:25 January 15
Con[text]
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Darkroom Gallery is calling for photographs that spell it out: images that utilize written language to get across meaning, add visual value and/or compositional balance.  Even those images that have letters hidden or barely noticeable within them, for one to subconsciously read and process.  From street signs to handwriting to collaged compositions all words, symbols & languages that read.  

Juror's Statement:

The 'Grocery image' really piqued my curiosity and stood out as a firm favourite. It's a simple yet deceptive picture, photographed from a cool, analytical distance. Graphic, textured and verging on abstraction, the formal qualities are all there on the surface for us to see. But it also subtly speaks of time and its passing through the traces left via scrawlings and notes which coupled with a gentle humour makes it very human.

 Tim Clark 


Call Me
Juror's Choice
Honorable Mention

Mark Indig
Valley Village, CA USA
Only Now Exists
Honorable Mention

Edson F. Scudder, Jr.
Charlotte, NC USA
Twenty 3
Honorable Mention

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA

Irene I see you in my dreams
Honorable Mention

Gioia Kuss
Weybridge, VT USA
"
People's Choice

Rebecca Moseman
Purcellville, VA USA
Kenmore Square 11

Alan Strassman
Weston, MA United states of america

ATM

Alexandria Donovan
Westport, Connecticut USA
Fish Ma

Alison Nguyen
Brooklyn, New York USA
Advisor

Alison Nguyen
Brooklyn, New York USA

Untitled

Alison Nguyen
Brooklyn, New York USA


Amy Kanka Valadarsky
Santa Monica, CA USA


Ashley Hansen
Ogden, Utah USA



Ashley Hansen
Ogden, Utah USA


Ashley Hansen
Ogden, Utah USA
Love and Hieroglyphics

Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA

Times Square, NYC

Betsy Chapek
Underhill Center, VT USA
This System Destroys Humanity

Bruce Berkow
New York, NY USA
Morning ritual

Christine Hinz Lenzen
Marquette, MI USA

Taylor Swift made you cry

Christine Hinz Lenzen
Marquette, MI USA
The morning you left

Christine Hinz Lenzen
Marquette, MI USA
Keep Out

Dave Levingston
Springfield, Ohio USA

Second Amendment

Edson F. Scudder, Jr.
Charlotte, NC USA
To Do

Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA
Carcosa Beach

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA

ATM Alley - Laramie, Wyo.

John Flynn
White River Junction, VT USA
True Blood

Judith Monteferrante
Scottsdale, AZ USA
Apartment 3B

Ken Van Dyne
Cincinnati, OH USA

"

Lora Mancini
Shaftsbury, VT USA
Emergency Supply

Louise Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Hygenic Dog Food CO

Lucas Krech
New York, NY USA

Composition with Sign Fragment 1

Lucas Krech
New York, NY USA
A Light Into the Dark

Maddie
Westport, USA
"

Magda Lates
Paris, France



Marti Belcher
Winchester, Virginia USA
Untitled 9

Morgan Ford Willingham
Vincennes, Indiana USA


Pamela Korman
Philadelphia, PA USA



Pierre Hauser
New York City, NY USA


Pierre Hauser
New York City, NY USA
Soon

Richard K. Kent
Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA

Afterimage Bananas

Richard K. Kent
Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA
Krakow Graffiti

Robert Heller
Knoxville, TN USA
untitled

Sam Beasley
Covington, TN USA

untitled

Sam Beasley
Covington, TN USA
untitled

Sam Beasley
Covington, TN USA


Sandra Chen Weinstein
Lake Forest, CA USA



Sheila Newbery
Berkeley, CA USA


Sheila Newbery
Berkeley, CA USA


Sheila Newbery
Berkeley, CA USA



Vicky Martin
Staffs, Staffordshire UK


Vicky Martin
Staffs, Staffordshire UK


  • 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.

Juror:Tim Clark

Tim Clark is the Editor-in Chief and Director of 1000 Words Photography Magazine, an online magazine dedicated to contemporary art photography in the UK and beyond. 

His writings have appeared in The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, FOAM, Time Lightbox, The British Journal of Photography and Next Level amongst other publications as well as in exhibition catalogues. He also regularly organises workshops with high-profile photographers such as Antoine d’Agata, Anders Petersen, Erik Kessels, Roger Ballen and Jeffrey Silverthorne in various cities across the globe. Clark has judged a number of awards and competitions such as The Paul Huf Award, freshfacedandwildeyed and The Google Photography Prize, and in 2011 joined the Academy of nominators for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. 

He has also been invited to review portfolios at The Saatchi Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery, FORMAT International Photography Festival, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Encontros da Imagem and FotoFest Houston. Clark has previously held positions at galleries in both the public and private sector including Michael Hoppen Gallery, London.

Recent curatorial projects include 'Rebecoming: The Other European Travellers' at Flowers Gallery, London from 10 September-11 October 2014.

 

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