Art Through the Lens 2016 Exhibition Catalog

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ART THROUGH THE LENS 2016

ANNUAL JURIED INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION


Art Through the Lens The Yeiser Art Center is pleased to host the annual international juried fine art photography competition, Art Through the Lens. Originating in 1975 as the “Paducah Summer Festival Photo Competition,” Art Through the Lens has grown from a fledgling contest into an international juried exhibition. Over the past 41 years, this exhibition has become one of the Mid-South’s most prestigious annual photographic events. To honor its history, the exhibition now exists in two parts: the International Show which features the juror’s selection and the Regional Showcase chosen by a second regional juror. We extend our sincere gratitude to our award sponsors for 2016: Crounse Corporation, Wayne Shelton & Associates, CPA/PSC, Bruce Brockenborough, Paducah School of Art and Design, and Midtown Market. Their generous contributions ensure the continuation of this Paducah legacy that showcases many artists and their recent photographic works. And of course, to the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency that provides operating support to the Yeiser Art Center with State tax dollars and federal from the National Endowment for the Arts. Congratulations to this years award winners and to everyone selected to be included in the exhibition!

Sarah Stolfa Art Through the Lens 2016, Juror Sarah Stolfa is the founder and Executive & Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Photo Art Center. Stolfa is an artist and educator with a broad range of experience, education, curatorial work, program development, administrative oversight and digital lab creation and management. She has an MFA in Photography from Yale University School of Art. In addition to teaching at PPAC, Stolfa is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She has participated in countless group and solo shows and her work is collected both publicly and privately.

Kristina Reeves Art Through the Lens 2016 Regional Showcase Juror Entries that were not selected for the International Exhibition and came from a 100-mile radius of Paducah were automatically included in the jury process for the Regional Showcase, juried this year by Kristin Reeves, Assistant Professor of Photography at Murray State University. Twenty photographic works were selected to be on display at Maiden Alley Cinema.


Dobree Adams | Frankfort, KY #2 Jean Claude’s Wall

digital capture archival inkjet print 2016 24” x 32”

Claudio Ahlers

| Bristol, United Kingdom

Efa in Green No. 1 c-type 2016 80 cm x 60 cm

Honorable Mention Sponsored by Paducah School of Art

Terry Barczak | Minneapolis, MN Untitled

Digital Photograph 2008 11” x 16”

Russel Bash | Paducah, KY Summer Oak photography 2016 30” x 30”


Adam Bernard | Medina, OH Medina Square

Digital Photograph 2015 16” x 20”

David Blow | Hickory Creek, TX The Gathering photograph 2015 30” x 30”

David Blow | Hickory Creek, TX My Conversations with a Rabbit Digital Print 2015 13.5” x 10”

CJ Breil | Ann Arbor, MI Conduct Becoming: Survey #59 Photography 2015 13” x 18”

Third Place Winner Sponsored by Bruce Brockenborough


Terri Bright | Greenville, SC Untitled

archival pigment print 2014 20” x 30”

Donald Brown | Charlotte, NC Abigail

Inkjet Print 2014 19” x 13”

Susan Bryant

| Clarksville, TN

Italian Gesture #41 collodion tintype 2015 16” x 20”

Seth Byers | Paducah, KY Green Field Lines

print on foam board 2016 16” x 20”


Tim Christensen | Greenville, NC Cone Nebula & Christmas Tree Cluster Collodion tintype 2016 16” x 20”

Lewis Crawford | Salt Lake City, UT Construct No. M14-2-20

pigment print and ink drawing 2016 18” x 24”

Frederic Crist | Earlysville, VA Yellow Paper Nude 5 photo 2016 16” x 16”

William Croft | Paducah, KY South African Night photo 2014 36” x 24”


Rob Crow | Dallas, TX Salt Water, Argentina photography 2014 10” x 8”

Darcy Dangremond | Paxton, MA Silhouettes

photography 2016 12” x 12”

Darcy Dangremond | Paxton, MA Afternoon in the Park photography 2016 12” x 18”

Marilyn Davis | Carbondale, IL Rubber Bands photograph 2016 15.5” x 12.5”


Matthew DeFeo | Denver, CO Posing Practice

archival inkjet print 2015 16” x 20”

Katherine Duclos | Sunnyside, NY Cover Up 5

digital photography 2015 18” x 12”

Ron Dulaney Jr. | Morgantown, WV Textured

photography 2016 17” x 11”

Michael Elliott-Smith The Dixie Motel

digital photography 2016 13” x 18”

| Alexandria, LA


Laura Everett | Paducah, KY Thoroughfare

digital photography 2015 8.5” x 11”

Laura Everett | Paducah, KY Vermiculate

digital photography 2015 8.5” x 11”

Sara Fahling | Bloomington, IN Windowsill

archival inkjet print 2016 11” x 14”

Vincent Ferrari | Bowie, MD Rock and Roll

archival photograph 2014 20” x 16”


Wm Daniel File | Manchester, MO Old Times Not Forgotten digital photography 2016 18” x 12”

Bryan Florentin | Dallas, TX Temporary Landscape 31 archival pigment print 2016 20” x 30”

Jennifer Garza-Cuen | Reno, NV Untitled - Girl with Snake, Rabun, GA photography 2016 32” x 40”

Hazel Grant | Carbondale, IL The Usual

photography 2014 11” x 12”


Paul Grumley | Paducah, KY The Window Seat digital photography 2016 12” x 12”

David Hammond | Goreville, IL Crab Orchard Lake photography 2016 20” x 24”

Kayla Holdgreve | Columbus, OH The Summer Before Last

archival inkjet print from polaroid scan 2015 12” x 22”

Matt Hostelley | Kirtland, OH Conference c-print 2015 16” x 20”


Chris Kelley | Clarksville, TN Self Portrait 1 35mm film 2016 10” x 7”

Amy Kim | Lubbock, TX Triffles

archival inkjet print 2015 22” x 33”

Michael Kimble | Dayton, OH Marcie’s Window photography 2015 13” x 19”

Jim Lee | Durham, NC Sixteen Three Sixteenths fine art paper 2014 16” x 20”


Gray Lyons | South Bend, IN There is a Drenching Rain cyanotype 2013 66” x 30”

Chris Meredith | West Hartford, CT Winter 14

film photography 2016 15” x 15”

Charles Mintz | Cleveland, OH Hollywood Hardware

inkjet print from scanned film 2016 32” x 40”


Charles Mintz | Cleveland, OH Cedar Center Hardware

inkjet print from scanned film 2016 32” x 40”

Elizabeth Panzer | Accord, NY Nasturtium Op.3

archival pigment print 2015 22” x 16”

Stephen Parsons | Payson, UT Love in the Parking Lot photography 2015 24” x 30”

Conrad Pressma | Louisville, KY Belchite Wall

archival inkjet print 2015 27” x 39”


Mike Ramsey | Bay St. Louis, MS Intersections

digital photography 2016 8” x 12”

David Rohn | Miami, FL No 6 Stump Speech photo c-print 2008 27” x 36”

Elliot Schiff | Paducah, KY Untitled (#3)

glossy photo paper 2016 16” x 24”

Robert Shapiro | Metropolis, IL T Minus 4

digital print 2013 16” x 20”


Beth Sharpe | Saint Louis, MO Rookwood

photography/drawing 2016 24” x 36”

Peter Tilgner | Tenafly, NJ Sun Man

inkjet print 2015 12” x 18” Honorable Mention Sponsored by Midtown Market

Mike Vance | St. Paul, MN Extrusion

archival inkjet print 2015 20” x 24”

Lynn Whitney | Waterville, OH Dusty, World Championships, Camp Perry gelatin silver print 2015 10” x 8”

Second Place Winner Sponsored by Wayne Shelton & Associates, CPA/PSC


Jeff Wild | Papillion, NE Impressions

tones cyanotype 2015 30” x 20” First Place Winner Sponsored by Crounse Corporation

Michael Young | Scarsdale, NY Pamela, Former Nurse archival pigment print 2015 16” x 24”

REGIONAL SHOWCASE Patrick Abanathy | Murray, KY Untitled

digital photography on giclee canvas 2015 24” x 36”


Susan Bryant | Clarksville, TN Italian Gesture #18

wet plate collodian tintype 2015 4.5” x 3.5”

Susan Bryant | Clarksville, TN Italian Gesture #15

wet plate collodian tintype 2015 4.5” x 3.5”

Seth Byers | Paducah, KY Frozen Water Meets Dry Ground print on foam board 2016 20” x 30”

Malcolm Glass | Clarksville, TN Wood Nymph

black and white film photograph 2010 12” x 8”


Hazel Grant | Carbondale, IL Starting Her Journey digital photograph 2015 16” x 24”

Sarah Haig | Martin, TN Cold Night

digital photograph 2015 10” x 15”

Charles Hammond | Eldorado, IL City Hall Theater photography 2016 10” x 15”

David Hammond | Gorevill, IL Rapids on the Little Pigeon River photography 2016 20” x 24”


Chris Kelley | Clarksville, TN Self Portrait 2 35mm film 2016 10” x 8”

Shane Moore | Clarksville, TN Concourse silver print 2013 11” x 14”

Alexandria Nance | Hazel, KY Body1

photography 2016 8” x 12”

Phyllis Russell | Paducah, KY Road Map of Time

Digital Fine Art Print 2014 10” x 10”


Phyllis Russell | Paducah, KY Taquile Island, Peru 3 digital fine art print 2015 10” x 10”

Tina Sexton | Murray, KY Controlled Fire

archival digital photo 2014 12” x 18”

Lily Shapiro | Metropolis, IL The Riparian Edge #1 silver gelatin print 2016 8” x 10”

Lily Shapiro | Metropolis, IL The Riparian Edge #4 silver gelatin print 2016 8” x 10”


Robert Shapiro | Metropolis, IL T Minus 3

digital print 2013 16” x 20”

Andrea Underwood | Paducah, KY Frankie Goes to Vegas digital photography 2015 14” x 11”

Savanna Whelan | Paducah, KY The Found Objects Project (1) digital photography 2014 22” x 17”

I liked to give a special thanks to some people that stepped up to help make this show a reality: Sarah Hall and Drew Musgrave, our part-time staff members that put in extra long hours to unpack, inventory, install, and open the exhibition to the public. And to Rosemarie Steele, a long-time friend of the Yeiser, for helping out in the interim. Y’all rock! -- Stacey Reason, Executive Director, Yeiser Art Center