2nd Annual Juried Group Show
Assembling a body of artists’ work is an honor and for some it is a way of life. I am deeply grateful to Karen and Mark for their trust and for the opportunity to jury this year.
The Davis Orton Gallery gave me one rule to follow. Choose 40 to 50 images, the maximum number they felt their gallery could exhibit in a meaningful way. It was up to me if I wished to select more than one image per artist. I chose to select one per artist. The jurying process was anonymous. While I recognized a handful of images, I was not sure of the authorship of most. My choices were based completely on the imagery alone in tandem with their narrative journey.
My first attempt at the perfect story included 173 images. The editor in me surfaced and brutally cut 123 images with a focus on “picturetelling.” It was a heartbreaking experience but necessary to do the job I was asked to do.
Thank you to all who submitted and shared your photography with me. What a pleasure it is to experience new work and reconnect with familiar imagery. It was exciting to see through the artists’ eyes what is on their minds and then to find threads that connect us.
I look forward to seeing the exhibit that we shaped together, on the gallery walls.
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