Light Leaked Interviews | Joy Ellis and Deedra Baker

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Congratulations! Light Leaked features interviews with TWU 15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Graduate student co-coordinators. Joy Ellis interviews Dr. Rebecca Senf, Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography and the Norton Family Curator of Photography, a joint appointment between the Center for Creative Photography and the Phoenix Art Museum http://www.lightleaked.com/2016/02/curator-dr-rebecca-senf.html. Deedra Baker interviews JEG solo show artist, Sharon Lee Hart, http://www.lightleaked.com/2016/02/sharon-lee-hart.html.

Joy graduated with her BFA from the University of Texas, Arlington and currently attends Texas Woman’s University to obtain an MFA in Art with a concentration in photography and secondary concentration in intermedia.

Deedra received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011, from Washburn University in Topeka, KS. She is currently working toward a Master of Fine Arts in Art with a Photography Concentration and Intermedia Secondary Concentration at Texas Woman’s University.

15th Annual JEG Photography Exhibition

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15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition
TWU East | West Galleries

Exhibition Dates: February 15 – March 9, 2016

Opening Reception: February 16, 2016 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Guest Lecture with Juror, Dr. Rebecca Senf: February 16, 2016 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Juror’s Statement:

Theme: “Nourish: Food as Sustenance and Pleasure”

Food is the foundation of life; it is sustenance for our bodies and can be the source of great pleasure. We live in a time where food is abundantly available, and yet we have to evaluate grocery store items to determine if what is being offered is actually “real food.” (Fruit Loops, Cheetos, Twinkies, Cheez Whiz. Not real food.)

This is a moment of farm-to-table, locavore, slow food, craft and small batch production, as well as a panoply of ways to describe what we eat, including veganism, pescetarianism, flexitarianism, paleo, and gluten-free. Food (and eating) can be fraught with negative emotions, like guilt, sadness and regret, while at the other end of the spectrum, making food for others can be a profoundly generous and nourishing act. These dichotomous ideas, and range of diets, complicate our relationship to food.

Naturally food has inspired art, and this dynamic selection of works demonstrates that photographers have explored food in all its stages, with a wide range of concerns. Everything from abstracted and aestheticized images of food to pictures that document where our meals come from, these photographs go from appetizing to repulsive, sometimes managing to be both simultaneously.

Grab a napkin, pull up a chair, and find yourself something to eat. Just watch out for the Twinkies.

Artists in exhibition:

Rob Stephenson, Brooklyn , NY (Solo Show Award)

Chris Ireland, Stephenville, TX (Coupralux Award)

Tara Sellios, Somerville, MA (Freestyle Photographic Supplies Award)

Caren Alpert, San Francisco, CA (Imaging Spectrum Award)

Josh Dryk, Arlington, TX (Red River Paper Award)

Amelia Morris, Indianapolis, IN (Arlington Camera Award)

Jacinda Russell, Muncie, IN (Arlington Camera Award)

Deedra Baker, Denton, TX

Mary Ellen Bartley, Wainscott, NY

Tatyana Bessmertnaya, Plano, TX

Gema Camacho, McKinney, TX

Jo Ann Chaus, Upper Saddle River, NJ

Lauren Christlieb, Conroe, TX

Barbara Ciurej and Lindsey Lochman, Chicago/Milwaukee, IL/WI

Christine Collins, Boston, MA

Hannah Cooper McCauley, Ruston, LA

Rebecca Foley, Saint Joseph, MO

Alexa Frangos, Chicago, IL

Julia Freeman, Friendswood, TX

Claire Giroux, Dallas, TX

Lindsay Godin, Iowa City, IA

Darlene Kaczmarczyk, Grand Rapids, MI

Amanda Keller Konya, Los Angeles, CA

Stephen Kleinatland, Dover, TN

Julia Kozerski, Milwaukee, WI

Isabella La Rocca, Berkley, CA

Rubi Lebovitch, Tel Aviv, Israel

Ivan Lopez, Arlington, TX

Tiffany Milow, Denton, TX

Lydia Panas, Kutztown, PA

Miriam Romais, Saratoga Springs, NY

Andi Schreiber, Scarsdale, NY

Richella Simard, Manchester, NH

Catherine Slye, Phoenix, AZ

Nick Smith, Milwaukee, WI

Timothy Wells, Ypsilanti, MI

Call for Entries | 15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition

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Due: October 26, 2015
15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition | TWU East | West Galleries
Juror: Dr. Rebecca Senf

“Nourish: Food as Sustenance and Pleasure”

Texas Woman’s University East | West Galleries   /   Deadline: 10/26/15

Theme: “Nourish: Food as Sustenance and Pleasure”
Food is the foundation of life: both sustenance for our bodies and the source of great pleasure. Juror Dr. Rebecca Senf is looking for photographs of food, defined in an inclusive way. She would like to see photographs that address what people eat, the relationship of food to love and nurturing, farming and food production, food allergies, repulsive food, food still lifes and even photographs about photographing food. Other types of food pictures are also welcome.

Photographers who have worked extensively on the topic of food are encouraged to apply, with the possibility that the juror could solicit additional works for the exhibition during the jurying process.​

Location

Texas Woman’s University East | West Galleries

Fees

Basic Application $35 | Extended Application $60

Eligibility

This exhibition is open to anyone creating photographic images. All photographic and related processes are encouraged including digital, non-silver and photographic book arts. Pieces must not exceed 60” in any dimension.

Requirements

Submissions must be individual JPGs sized to 800 pixels on the longest side. Artists may submit one to five images for $35.00 in the Basic Application and one to ten images may be entered for $60.00 in the Expanded Application. Images of accepted entries may be used for publicity purposes and for presentation of the exhibition on the TWU website. All fees are non-refundable and will be considered a donation to the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment.

More Details

Awards

– Solo Exhibition at TWU Fine Arts Gallery (2017)
– Coupralux: $500.00 Printing Award
– Freestyle Photographic Supplies: $500.00 Fine Art Inkjet Papers Award
– Imaging Spectrum: $200.00 Epson Inkjet Paper Award
– Red River Paper: $200.00 Red River Paper Coupon
– Arlington Camera: $100.00 in Gift Certificates

Evaluation Criteria

Judging will be done online, through SlideRoom.com.

2016 Juror Information:
Dr. Rebecca Senf is the Norton Family Curator of Photography, a joint appointment at the Center for Creative Photography and the Phoenix Art Museum. Senf grew up in Tucson and went to undergraduate school at the University of Arizona. She spent ten years in Boston, Massachusetts where she earned a Ph.D. in Art History at Boston University. In Boston she worked on the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s major exhibition Ansel Adams from The Lane Collection, for which she also co-authored the exhibition catalogue. In October of 2012 her book Reconstructing the View: The Grand Canyon Photographs of Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe was released by University of California Press.

W: http://www.twuvisualarts.slideroom.com
E: joyceelainegrant@gmail.com

14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition | Allison Jarek

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Congratulations to Allison Jarek for having her artwork, Untitled, elected by April Watson, juror for the exhibition, to be included in the 14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition. The exhibition is at Texas Woman’s University East | West Galleries from February 11 – March 13, 2015.

February 11 – March 13, 2015

Opening Reception: February 17 | 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Guest Lecture with Juror, April Watson: February 17 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Allison received her BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in the spring of 2011 and is currently an MFA Candidate in Visual Arts, Photography Concentration at Texas Woman’s University.

14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition | Heather Ross

© Heather Ross 2014

Congratulations to Heather Ross for having her artwork, Parallel Universe, elected by April Watson, juror for the exhibition, to be included in the 14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition. The exhibition is at Texas Woman’s University East | West Galleries from February 11 – March 13, 2015.

February 11 – March 13, 2015

Opening Reception: February 17 | 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Guest Lecture with Juror, April Watson: February 17 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Heather holds a BA in Sociology, an AA in Digital Photography and currently attends Texas Woman’s University working on her BFA in photography.

14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition

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14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition
& 2015 Solo Exhibition / Clare Benson, The Shepherd’s Daughter

February 11 – March 13, 2015
Opening Reception: February 17 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Guest Lecture with Juror, April Watson: February 17 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Texas Woman’s University
East | West Galleries
14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Selected Artists:

Sharon Lee Hart, Boynton Beach, FL (Solo Show Award)
Andy Mattern, Albuquerque, NM (Coupralux Award)
Bryon Darby, Lawrence, KS (Imaging Spectrum Award)
Allison Jarek, Denton, TX (Red River Printer Award)
Ben Altman, Danby, NY (Arlington Camera Award)
Marcus DeSieno, Tampa, FL (Arlington Camera Award)
Beverly Ahern, Overland Park, KS
Linda Alterwitz, Las Vegas, NV
Sarah Austin, Tuscaloosa, AL
Christine Carr, Ankeny, IA
Bennie Flores Ansell, Houston, TX
Garrett Hansen, Lexington, KY
Abbey Hepner, Albuquerque, NM
John Holmgren, Lancaster, PA
Paul Hooven, Pine Bluff, AR
Priya Kambli, Kirksville, MO
Joseph Labate & Laura LaFave, Tuscon, AZ
Janna Añonuevo Langholz, Dallas, TX
Holly Lay, Pendleton, IN
Katie Newton, Beaverton, OR
Ashley Samuela Raasch, Portland, OR
Heather Ross, Denton, TX
Jiehao Su, Beijing, China
Jennifer M Tremblay, Harrisonburg, VA
Marydorsey Wanless, Topeka, KS
Angela Franks Wells, Ayden, NC
Linda Wilson, South Bend, IN
Christine Zuercher, Greenville, NC

Light Leaked interview with Juror, April Watson: click here.