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Beyond the Lens XIII: A Photography Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: January 25 -  March 7, 2019



About the Exhibit Theme: An exhibition of photographic works in all disciplines.

Featuring artwork by:

CB Adams Erik S. Anderson Ruth Ann Bauers
Robert Bolla David Coblitz Tim Connoley
Darrel Eaton Tammi Elbert Steve Femmer
Julie Ferguson Marcia Gay Beth Goyer 
Mary Alice Gunsten   Valerie Hosna-Davis Pat Jackson
Patrick K. Kelly Greg Kluempers John Kuntze
Dennis McCarthy Marty McKay Jennifer Mishra
Colleen Narup Wanda Parsons Geoffrey Peconga
Keith Phillips Sue Rakers Ginger Repke
Valerie Rippey Garry Rose Holly Ross 
Rick Sabbert Sherry Salant Carolyn Schlueter
Christy M. Schneller Christopher Seep Joyce Sheldon
Steve Stuller  Reneé Townsend Jim Trotter
Joyce Trotter Barbara Zucker  
"Cuban Refugee Raft" by Susan Garrett
"Cuban Refugee Raft" by Susan Garrett, First Place - Beyond the Lens XII (2018)



First Place
Reflection: Little Femme Osage Creek
Dennis McCarthy

Second Place &
People's Choice Award
Pensive Moment 
Carolyn Schlueter

Third Place
Marcia Gay

Honorable Mention
Blue Lake Fountain
Barbara Zucker

Honorable Mention
Christy Schneller

Honorable Mention
Beth Goyer

Honorable Mention
Jim Trotter

Honorable Mention
Star Light, Star Bright 
Christy Schneller

Honorable Mention
Boy Fishing at Etretat
Patrick K. Kelly


Judge's Statement:  At first glance the variety of styles and subject matter in the submissions for Beyond the Lens was striking, and I made it a goal to preserve that variety in the final pieces for the show.
Some of the photos drew me in and spoke to my own personal aesthetic. Others challenged me to see the beauty in the captured images through the quality of light, strong composition, and print quality, creating photographs that are undeniably appealing. A question that is often asked is how did I come to choose the work for the show? While I would have loved to include more photographs, there is only very limited wall space. What I looked for in the final selections were works that had strong presentation, were printed well, had interesting compositions, and most importantly, surprised me in some way. Each selection for the show had some combination of these elements.
I would like to thank each of the artists for submitting work to Beyond the Lens. It was a joy to view each of your submissions. While there are no hard and fast rules for what constitutes good work or to determine what work will be selected for the show, I encourage each artist to continue to create and submit work in future exhibitions.
~Erica Popp, Owner, Erica Popp Studios & Gallery LLC
About the Judge:  Erica Popp is an artist, educator, curator, and project manager. Her artwork is primarily photography, especially alternative photographic processes. Her work has been shown nationally in solo and group exhibitions, and reproduced by Urban Outfitters and Art Crate. Popp has juried and curated exhibitions regionally and nationally. She has taught photography and developmental writing both full and part-time at the college level, and currently teaches part-time at St. Louis Community College at Meramec. Popp is the owner and co-curator of Erica Popp Studios + Gallery in St. Louis' Tower Grove South neighborhood, an organization dedicated to supporting artists who are young in their careers through exhibitions, workshops, mentorship, and professional services. She holds an MFA in Fine Arts from Fontbonne University in St. Louis.


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