Upcoming exhibit: 2nd Open Call Photography Exhibit
Opening reception: Thursday October 15, 5 to 9pm, awards presented at 7:15pm
Exhibit: October 15 to November 14, 2015
The 2nd Open Call Exhibition, jurored by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography opens October 15 at PMFA. A very competitive 61 photographs were chosen out of nearly 1000 entries from over 250 artists. The exhibit is an exciting overview of today’s fine art photography across a range of mediums, styles, process, and approach. Every school of thought from the traditional to the experimental and perhaps controversial is represented.We look forward to a lively discussion.
Among the accepted pieces are outstanding examples of personal vision, creative expression, compelling concept, composed content, control of light, technical mastery of image capture and post production. Selected photographers show command over a consistent and developed body of work.
Please join us at the opening reception, Thursday October 15, 5 to 9pm. Awards will be presented at 7:15pm. Please bring a friend and help us expand the fine art photography community.
$1000 in prizes will be awarded at the opening on Thursday October 15 at 7:15pm.
- Best of show $500
- 2nd place $200
- 3rd place $100
- People’s choice prize $200 determined by online poll conducted during the exhibit. Prize awarded at the end of the exhibit. (email address required for online vote)
- Prizes are awarded as gift cards from a leading online photo and video store.
About the Juror
Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts, a nonprofit with a mission to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. Ms. Tognarelli is responsible for producing over 60 exhibitions a year at the Griffin and its surrounding satellite spaces.
Paula holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, BA from Regis College, is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and is a current candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University. She has juried and curated exhibitions internationally including American Photo’s Image of the Year, Photoville’s Fence, Flash Forward Festival, Deland Arts Festival, Center for Fine Art Photography, PDN’s Photo Annual, PDN’s Curator Awards, the Kontinent Awards, the Filter Festival in Chicago, San Francisco International Photography Exhibition , Your Daily Photograph for Duncan Miller Gallery and the Lishui International Photography Festival in Lishui, China.
Paula is a regular participant in national and local portfolio reviews, has been a panelist and featured speaker at photography events and conferences including MacWorld. She has been a panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Photography Fellowships and is a nominator for the Prix Pictet in Geneva, Switzerland, a nominator for the Heinz Prize in Pennsylvania, the Robert Gardner Fellowship at Harvard University, and the Rappaport Prize in Massachusetts. She is a past member of the Xerox Technical Advisory Board. She is on the advisory board of the New England School of Photography and the Flash Forward Festival Boston.