7th Annual Abstract Exhibit Open

“I’ll get out there next week,” John stated.
“But by next weekend it will be gone,” replied Carla.

Annual Photography Exhibit

For our 7th consecutive year our exhibit is live and in progress.  As of Saturday, 6 May, the 7th Annual Joseph Miller Abstract Photography Exhibit is open.  The exhibit hall is open from noon to 5pm every Saturday and Sunday in May.  We will also open it one last day on Monday, 29 May 2017.
There is a fantastic collection of abstract photographs at the Center. Some people create their art at the snap of the shutter. Creating an abstract vision from something they’ve seen or created. Others create a new vision from their extensive collections of images. Applying filters or processing techniques to portray what they’ve seen in their mind.
This exhibit allows for unlimited adjustments. Relying on the final image to express the maker’s concepts. The one rule is that the original work must have come from a photograph. Any technique is possible, with Rounding filters, Reverse Montages, Solarizations, or Swirl filters. Some in-camera techniques are intentional camera movement, textured glass, smoke, and architectural details.
Each exhibit has a unique flow, and this one is no exception. Curator Amie Tannenbaum does an exceptional job creating a museum-like experience. She produces an environment where drastically different images work side-by-side. This is definitely the finest Abstract Photography exhibit in the Washington metro area. It may be the finest exhibit in country.
If you have the opportunity, you should come by the Artist’s Reception, beginning at 2pm on Sunday, 7 May 2017.
You don’t want to end up like John, a day too late to see the exhibit in person.
For those of you who do miss the exhibit? We expect to have all the images posted on the NVACC website, along with previous years.

How to get there

The exhibit is in Gainesville at the Joseph Miller Center for the Photographic Arts.  The address is 4811 Catharpin Road, Gainesville, VA 20155.
Tell Joe that you heard about it here!


Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory

MEDIA RELEASE Multiple Exposures Gallery

Henderson & Keating Exhibit AnnouncementThe Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 N. Union Street
Alexandria, VA

“Daily Differences” by Colleen Henderson
“Street Portraits” by Karen Keating

September 3 – October 13, 2013


Sunday, September 8, 2-4pm

Fine art photographers, Colleen Henderson and Karen Keating will present new work in their two-person exhibit at Multiple Exposures Gallery.

Skeleton Tree by Coleen HendersonColleen’s images are from an ongoing body of work from her “shot of the day” series started in 2008 after attending a contemplative photo class.  The challenges of seeing and being present changed the nature of her shooting and image capture. In addition to framed photographs, Colleen will be exhibiting a limited edition of hand bound artist books.






Palermo Chair by Karen KeatingKaren has long used the street as her stage for observing people, often in other countries.  Previous portfolios are from Honduras, Bulgaria, Africa, and most intensely Cuba.  A trip to Sicily during Easter week 2012 and the start of a new project in Key West are the locations for her continuing attraction to street portraits and the observation of daily life.  Watching and waiting for the visual gift is both her challenge and reward.  Her “Cuba: Watching and Waiting” book will be available.


Gallery Hours:

Daily 10am – 6pm; Thursdays, 11am-9pm


Karen Keating, kwkeating AT comcast DOT net ;
Colleen Henderson, colleen AT colleenhenderson DOT com

AWSome Call For Art!

Amazon Web Services logoA Fantastic Opportunity for Metro Washington artists! ArtSpace Herndon is proud to announce that they have been chosen by Amazon Web Services and Gale Waldron, Fine Arts Consultant, to create an exhibition of art.  The exhibit will be installed for  Amazon Web Services’  August 26, 2013 reception, celebrating the grand opening of Amazon’s new offices in the Monument IV building on Worldgate Drive in Herndon.

The call for art is now open.  You are encouraged to submit art of all media, styles, and subject matter.  Amazon Web Services will purchase art from the exhibit to install in their officesfour at the Monument IV building.  The deadline for submission is August 9, 2013.

For complete details on how to submit art for the exhibit, visit www.artspaceherndon.com and select “Calls for Art” on the menu bar.

Artful August in the Villiage at Leesburg

Loudoun Arts Council logoArtists living in Virginia (Clarke, Loudoun, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick and Prince William Counties), Maryland (Frederick County) and West Virginia (Jefferson County) are invited to submit artwork for the Village at Leesburg’s “Artful August” Juried Art Show.

Two dimensional artwork in the following categories: acrylic painting, collage, ink or charcoal drawing, oil painting, pastels, photography, printmaking, watercolors, and mixed media (which is only comprised from any of these previous listed genres) are eligible for entry. Adult artists can submit up to 5 entries, High school artists can submit one entry. The independent jury panel will select artwork from both adult and high school artist division entries for display at the “Artful August” Show on August 14 – 18, 2013 at Village at Leesburg.

The jury panel consists of three art industry professionals from outside the call area.  This jury panel will select adult division winners to receive the following awards: $1,000 Best of Show, $500 1st Prize, $400 2nd Prize, $300 3rd Prize, and 14 $200 Honorable Mention Prizes, for a grand total of $5,000 in prizes awarded. The Jury will select three high school artists to each receive a $500 scholarship with a matching donation to the student’s high school art department.  Award winners will be announced during a VIP Preview Reception on August 13th.

Artwork to be juried must be delivered to the show site (1603 Village Market Blvd, Unit 100, Leesburg, VA 20175) on August 3rd, 2013 between 11am and 4pm. For expedited check in on August 3rd, artists can submit their paperwork in advance by July 15th.

Download detailed show information & application materials at: http://www.villageatleesburg.com/info/artfulaugust

Please submit questions via email to Mara Bauserman at mara.bauserman AT villageatleesburg DOT com.

New Abstract Photography Exhibit – Photoworks

Dear Camera Clubs:

Below please find information about our upcoming exhibit, Perspectives: A Photography Exhibition by Dennis O’Keefe and Sarah Hood Salomon. We are trying to get the word out about this exciting new photography show. Anything you can do to let your members know about the exhibit would be much appreciated. PLEASE NOTE: June 14th is the night of the reception, as well as “ART WALK IN THE PARK” — featuring artist demonstrations and open studio throughout Glen Echo Park — should be a great time!


Lisa Murphy
Photoworks Gallery and Photography School
Glen Echo Park, MD


Contact: Lisa Murphy, murphymail5 AT comcast DOT net or Gayle Rothschild, gaylesue AT me DOT com

Perspectives: A Photography Exhibition by Dennis O’Keefe and Sarah Hood Salomon
June 14 – July 22

Exhibition Dates: June 14 – July 22
Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, June 14, 6:30 – 8:30 PM*
Artists: Sarah Hood Salomon, sarahsally AT verizon DOT net and Dennis O’Keefe, dok6100 AT aol DOT com

*PLEASE NOTE: June 14th is also “ART WALK IN THE PARK” featuring artist demonstrations and open studio throughout Glen Echo Park, http://www.glenechopark.org/art-walk-park

Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 1-4 PM and Sundays, 1-8 PM (and anytime there is a class in the photography school)
Gallery Appointments Available: Contact Photoworks, gaylesue AT me DOT com or kwkeating AT comcast DOT net
Cost: FREE to the public

Photoworks Gallery and Photography School @ Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD

Photoworks Gallery and Photography School in historic Glen Echo Park is pleased to present Perspectives: A Photography Exhibition by Dennis O’Keefe and Sarah Hood Salomon. Abstract art and photography intersect in this exciting new show.

Perspectives by Sarah Hood Salomon
Perspectives by Sarah Hood Salomon


Sarah Hood Salomon utilizes camera motion and slow shutter speeds in order to compress transitional qualities of light into one image. By moving the camera while the shutter is open, light is formed into specific ‘brush strokes,’ and familiar objects are abstracted to textures, shapes, lines and colors. She presents a subject that no longer exists within a single instant, but moves through a confluence of several moments.



Perspectives by Dennis O'Keefe
Perspectives by Dennis O’Keefe

Dennis O’Keefe’s images showcase the multi-colored hues and textures of the beaches of California. He writes, “From a distance, this California beach looked like any other — beautiful, but familiar. Actually walking the beach however, provided a bit of a surprise. The sand was multi-colored — blue-black, mixed with light grey and flecks of something like pale red and amber. Apparently the result of differential erosion from nearby cliffs, the sand was a show unto itself. Each ebb and flow of the waves erased the palette and created a new image. Particularly interesting was the effect that pebbles, shells and kelp detritus had on the resulting ‘canvas’ — colors and patterns were amplified on the seaward side of the obstruction, which contrasted starkly with the lee side colors. The resulting patterns often resembled birds in flight or inter-lacing leaves and fronds. It was particularly absorbing to rush from one pattern to the next, trying (often times in vain) to frame the image before it was erased forever.

Sarah Hood Salomon is a photographer and writer living in Bethesda, MD. Dennis O’Keefe specializes in the photography of intimate landscapes and lives in North Potomac, MD with his wife and family.

F2 / 2° Salón Internacional de Fotografía

Next May 14th is the deadline for the second edition of our International Salon and we would like you to participate!

The Salon got sponsorship from FIAP 2013/110, PSA recognition (PID and PTD division) and the local sponsorship from FAF 2013/02; and this year, we added Royal Photographic Society (2013/16), UPI (L130005-M1G) and ISF (17/2013).

We have three sections: General Color, General Monochrome and Travel.

There are 185 awards this year! We added medals and ribbons from the Royal Photographic Society!

All authors who participe will received a 50-page printed catalogue with the winning photos and a digital copy with all accepted ones. Catalog that FIAP scored 4 stars.
A digital version of the last year printed edition can be found here.

You can check the entry rules of the Salon and upload the photos through our online system.

We wait your photos!

Best regards,

Emiliano Fernandez SFAF

F2 Salon Internacional de Fotografia

The EPSON International Pano Awards 2013

We would like to announce the call for entries for The EPSON International Pano Awards 2013, dedicated to the art of panoramic photography.

The Press Release for your information and for announcement to your members can be downloaded here.

Earlybird entries close 14th July, 2013.

This is the fourth year of the awards, and we are pleased to announce the addition of a number of new awards, and more than US$35,000 in cash and prizes.

We are also excited to welcome Peter Lik to the judging panel!

See the The EPSON International Pano Awards website for more details. Images are available for publication on request.

Kind regards,

David Evans

The International Pano Awards
PO Box 459
Fullarton SA 5063
ABN: 48 314 982 488

Joseph Miller 3rd Annual Abstract Photography Exhibit . . .

is finally closed for entries.  I have been working hard with Joe to make sure that he has everything that he needs to complete the jurying process.  This year the exhibit was even more popular than in previous years.  The vast majority of images were uploaded through the website and paid through Paypal.

I have some breathing room for the short term now that I don’t have to monitor the entry process any longer.  For the next two weeks, it is all on Joe, then I get involved again.  Someone has to build the list of entries and get emails out to everyone who had an image juried into the exhibit.

From my look at the images that were entered, it is really stiff competition.  Joe has his work cut out for him in picking the lucky 125 or so images that will be on display.

For a look at the last two exhibits visit the NVACC website.