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The Magic of Light

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The exhibition catalog THE MAGIC OF LIGHT is now available for previewing and ordering directly from Blurb Books.  Please be sure to preview your page before you order.  Small format softcover: $26.95 plus shipping.

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Exhibition dates: Mar. 1 - Mar. 27, 2013
Gallery hours: Tuesdays through Fridays 11-4; Saturdays: 10-1. 
Exhibition prints should arrive at the gallery no later than Feb. 20th
Exhibition catalog file and form due by Jan. 26th

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Juror: Aline Smithson

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From Hollywood at Home (c) Aline Smithson

Light makes photographs.  When photographers are especially attuned to light, photographs become special, wonderful, even magical.  For THE MAGIC OF LIGHT, we sought photographs in which light is the decisive component, transforming the image from ordinary to extraordinary.  For this juried exhibition, we were interested in photographs in any style or medium in which light plays a special role. We are thrilled to welcome back esteemed photographer, educator, and writer Aline Smithson as juror. Aline selected forty photos for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery from March 1st through March 23rd, 2013.  She also chose an additional thirty-five photos for the gallery’s Online Annex.  All selected work will be included in a full-color exhibition catalog available for purchase.  To help artists defray costs, PhotoPlace Gallery offers to mat and frame work selected for exhibition free of charge, providing artists print their images to our pre-cut mat and frame sizes.

Juror’s Statement

Being a juror during the holidays reminded me that each submission is a gift and opening each jpg a surprise and an adventure.  The problem is that I got too many gifts and like a hoarder, I wanted to keep them all.  But unfortunately that’s not possible.  First off, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work—almost every entry was thoroughly appropriate to the theme and I appreciated your excellent submissions. For this exhibition, I was looking for work that was talking about light, showing its magic, its possibilities, and nuances.  I was also looking for sophisticated images and work that was sometimes unexpected, but was shot with intention and focus. In a world where everyone has a camera, it is important to make work that is well executed (in focus, no dust, with a strong point of view), create submissions that are consistent, but also make work that is fresh.  Most jurors look that thousands of images on a regular basis and see a wide variety of work, so it is crucial that the work be unique, relevant, exacting, and professional. Thank you for your photographic gifts.  I wish you many successes in 2013. 

Aline Smithson

 
 
The Magic of Light
Photos chosen for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery
All photographs are copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission

Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA

Twenty-three

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Nelson Armour
Highland Park, IL

Spray

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Bob Avakian
Edgartown, MA

Lighting the Way

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Mariana Bartolomeo
Tucson, AZ

El Mirador

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Kay Beausoleil
Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Soapsuds and Sunset

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Steve Burkett
Centennial, CO

Pemaquid Moonbeam

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Noelle Swan Gilbert
Los Angeles, CA

Eat

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Grant Gill
Milwaukee, WI

Untitled

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Brian Gliniak
Seattle, WA

Autumn Fields

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Jodie Mim Goodnough
Los Angeles, CA

The day of the sale, 2012

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Tytia Habing
Watson, IL

Radiate

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Wilson Hurst
Warrensburg, MO

Intensity

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Niko J. Kallianiotis
Astoria, NY

Section Closed

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Emma Kisiel
Lawrence, KS

Sylvilagus Floridanus

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Frank Lavelle
Portland, OR

Cake Window, Culpepper, Virginia, 1975

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J. K. Lavin
Venice, CA

Full Moon Soliloquy

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Julius Lester
Belchertown, MA

Railroad Station Platform

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Jennifer McClure
Astoria, NY

Untitled, from the series
Music from a Farther Room

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Andrew Merlino
San Francisco, CA

Reflections After the Rain

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Michael Miner
Studio City, CA

Creation Study #7

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David Morel
Nashville, TN

Urban Blur

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Doug Ness
Missoula, MT

Parking Garage at Night

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Terry Ownby
Warrensburg, MO

Full Moon Fire Dance

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Benoit Paille
Trois-rivières, Quebec, Canada

Alternative Landscape

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Mary West Quin
Jackson, MS

Morning Light

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Suzanne Revy
Carlisle, MA

Fishing Pole

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Winston Rockwell
Marysville, WA

Sunset Mosaic

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Jim Rohan
Wakefield, MA

Little People #6

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Gina Roston
Los Angeles, CA

Peace

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Marilyn Sanders
Los Angeles, CA

Floating Pear

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Debora Schwedhelm
Tampa, FL

Heather, Crystal Springs

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Arielle Simmons
Somerville, MA

Untitled

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Debra Small
Sacramento, CA

Rainbow Ice II

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Michael R. Stimola
Edgewater, NJ

For Therese Raquin, Paris

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Vicky Stromee
Tucson, AZ

Glory

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Ed Thurston
Monson, MA

Arizona Lightning

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Thomas Tolhurst
Los Angeles, CA

Pond New Washington, NH

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Richard Tuschman
Forest Hills, NY

Man and Woman on a Bed

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Brian Van de Wetering
Los Angeles, CA

Self Portrait with Cliff

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Annie Wentzell
Memphis, TN

Wall

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The Magic of Light
The Online Gallery Annex
All photographs are copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission

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Drora Bashan
Herzliya, Israel

Holiday

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Maura Brennan
Van Nuys, CA

Girls

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Ole Brodersen
Oslo, Norway

Rubber Nails, Styrofoam and Lightbulb #2

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Judy Brown
Natick, MA

Elliott's Whiskers

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Michael Butler
Pacific Palisades, CA

Reflective

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Chia Chang
Milwaukee, WI

The Unknown

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Joy Christiansen Erb
Poland, OH

Emmet at Two

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Bill Dodge
Burlington, VT

Juniper Island

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Yorgos Efthymiadis
Somerville, MA

Untitled

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Akihiro Furuta
Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan

God of the Horse on the Cloud

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Terry Gold
New York, NY

Mountain Majesty, Ladakh

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Oyvind Hjelmen
Stord, Norway

Elsewhere #1

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Veronica Ibanez Romagnoli
Las Condes - Santiago, Chile

Observing the Time VII

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Mark Indig
Valley Village, CA

Concert

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Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA

Untitled

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Kristianne Koch
San Clemente, CA

Froth

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Maggie Meiners
Winnetka, IL

Rinicula

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Julie Meridian
Evanston, IL

Weighing Light

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Charlotte Niel
Oakland, CA

Waterways 1

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Mark Olwick
Seattle, WA

From the Dark

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Michael Pannier
Frederick, MD

Dunes

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Jane Paradise
Provincetown, MA

Jogger

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Kate T. Parker
Roswell, GA

Her Sister's Trophies

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Michaela Patrick
Bellingham, WA

Sitting with Circles

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Haigen G. Pearson
Salt Lake City, UT

Predawn Cool Black #3 – The 4th Street Coin Laundry

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David Quinn
Setauket, NY

Magical

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Donna Rosser
Fayetteville, GA

Atlanta International Terminal

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Andi Schreiber
Scarsdale, NY

Breathe, 2009

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Marcie Scudder
Newton, MA

Future Hope

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Malina Stanczak
Alexandria, VA

Housewife

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Charlotte Strode
Brooklyn, NY

Apple Picking

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Stacy Swiderski
Fords, NJ

Sunroom

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Stacie Turner
West Hartford, CT

Little Bo Peep

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Thomas Whitworth
Summerfield, FL

Miscellaneous Pairs

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Nick Winkworth
Melo Park, CA

Gantry

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