Beyond the Lens VIII: a Juried Photography Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: January 31 - March 6, 2014

 A juried exhibition of photographic artwork
Juror: Mark Douglas

The Juried Artists


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CB Adams
John Blair
Catherine Bonnarens
Slava Bowman
Kim Carr
Bill Carrier
Madeline Carter
Stacey Cassmeyer
Christine Casten
Michael Chlebanowski
David Coleman
Michael C Daft  
Ryan de los Reyes
Darrel Eaton
Ken Farris
Steve Femmer 
Marcia Gay
Jonathan Golden
Beth Goyer
Mark Hertich
Sue Johnson
Greg Kluempers
Joe Kopp
Dennis McCarthy
Vicki S. Overman
Sherry Salant
Carolyn Schlueter
John Storjohann
Michelle Turner
Beth Watson
Mary White
Barbara Zucker 
1st Place: "The Tower" by Barbara Zucker. 
1st Place
The Tower
 Barbara Zucker
 
2nd Place: "Ditch II: Mingo National Wildlife Refuge" by Michel C. Daft.
2nd Place
Ditch II
Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

Michael C. Daft
 

3rd Place: "Tassels & Fronds" by CB Adams.
3rd Place
Tassels & Fronds
CB Adams 

People's Choice Award "Early Blooms" by Darrel Eaton.
People's Choice Award
Early Blooms
Darrel Eaton 
 

Honorable Mention: "Qanik" by CB Adams.
Honorable Mention
Qanik
CB Adams 

Honorable Mention: "Ehrenfils Range: Death Valley" by Greg Kluempers.
Honorable Mention
 Ehrenfils Range Death Valley
Greg Kluempers
 
Honorable Mention: "Harry Lauder's Walking Stick" by Michael C. Daft.
Honorable Mention
 Harry Lauder's Walking Stick
Michael C. Daft
 
 
 Juror’s Statement

When looking at photographs, there are three things that need to come together: image, execu­tion, and presentation. All of the need careful consideration. The image needs to be compelling. This may be the foremost consideration. Does it have meaning, for both the producer and the audience? Does it have something to say? A reason for existence? Does it go beyond a simple recording or documentation? Is it trite or cliche?

The execution needs to enhance the image. Is it the right size? On the right paper? Is the color and and/or tonal values correct? Has it been over or under manipulated? Is the process (the combination of technical aspects involved) suited to the image?

The last, and most often overlooked, is the presentation of the image. Does the presentation enhance the image? If it is matted, is the mat the right color (white?). Is the mat too small or too large? Is the frame suitable? Overall, does the presentation respect the image, as well as the audience?

These are what I look at when I look at photographs. those chosen for the exhibition fulfill all three parameters, at least to as satisfactory degree. Jurying an exhibition is not an easy task.  You say to yourself quite often, "if only". If only one of these factors had been better. When they all do come together, it is a great thing. I am grateful for the opportunity to have juried this show. Making art, making photographs, is an ongoing challenge. Part of that challenge, perhaps the greatest part, is presenting them to an audience. I applaud everyone who entered. My thanks to you, the artists, and to Framations.

Respectfully,
Mark Douglas 

About the Juror:
A native Saint Louisan, Mark Douglas attended Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State), earning a BA in Fine Arts Studio, with an emphasis in printmaking. In 1992, he earned the Master of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, again with a printmaking emphasis, and a secondary emphasis in photography. Since then he has taught photography and graphic design at SIUE, and is now Department Chair and Head of Photogra­phy and Graphic Design at Fontbonne University. It was in graduate school that Mark became intensely interested in photography, both black and white and then pho­to-based printmaking. This evolved into alternative photographic processes, using them as a base for mixed-me­dia work. Since 1988, he has exhibited in some 50 group shows, and has had about a dozen solo exhibits. Mark is currently represented by the Duane Reed Gallery in Saint Louis.
 
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