Wednesday, September 10, 2008

National Photography and Digital Imagery Exhibition at Palm Beach Community College

Got the flyer today. I'm really looking forward to being a part of this exhibition. Dr. Terry Barrett was the juror for the show and is giving a presentation that you won't want to miss if you are in the area. This is the first of its kind for PBCC so please show your support and check out the exhibition if you are able or drop them an email saying how glad you are that they are drawing attention to photography as an artistic form.

Press release for the show:

PBCC Eissey Campus National Photography & Digital Imagery Competition 2008

(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – August 28, 2008) Palm Beach Community College’s The Gallery at Eissey Campus is proud to announce the upcoming exhibition, the “National Photography & Digital Imagery Competition 2008. The nationwide call for entries drew 218 pieces from 69 artists and photographers; submissions came to the gallery from as far away as California and Washington. Of these, 30 pieces representing 24 entrants will be on display when the exhibition debuts Oct. 7. The theme of the show is open interpretation represented by traditional and digital photography as well as digitally created imagery. The opening reception and awards presentation is Oct. 7; the exhibition will run through Dec. 10. Awards are $1,000 for first place; $500 for second place and third place is $250. Proceeds from the show will be used to fund fine art scholarships at PBCC.

The competition judge is Dr. Terry Barrett, professor of art education at Ohio State University. He is the author of several books on art and photography, including “Why is that Art?: Aesthetics and Criticism of Contemporary Art” and “Criticizing Photographs: An Introduction to Images.”

Barrett will give a lecture, titled “Appreciating Life through Art,” followed by a walk through the gallery and discussion in room BB111 in Meldon Hall, 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

“The entries selected by Dr. Barrett are exceptionally diverse, said Karla Walter, gallery coordinator. “The collected works range from inkjet prints, digital photography, photo collages and dye pigment transfer on Venetian plaster.”

The Gallery at Eissey is located in the BB Building room 113, 3160 PGA Blvd. For more information about the contest and exhibit, contact Karla Walter at (561) 207-5015 or email:

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