April 09, 2016 through May 10, 2016

PDX 30

2016 Juror’s Award • Jamila Clarke – “She Wrote Nothing at All”
Honorable Mentions • Kimberly Maruska • Calvin Chen • Lacey Monroe

Juror: Tricia Hoffman

Please join us for the Artists’ Opening Reception on Saturday April 9th from 6-9pm.

Congratulations to the Photographers accepted into PDX 30

Bob Gervais • Heather Binns • Joni Kabana • George Johnson • Lacey Monroe
Sarah Taft • Phillip Bowser • Joe Glode • Briana Cerezo • Tom Hassler
Brian Kosoff • Stu Levy • Rich Rollins • Jim Lommasson• Carolyn Campbell
Barbara Gilson • Rachel Wolf • Robbie McClaran • Chris Bennett • Adam Bacher
Mark Crummett • Ann Kendellen • Kim Maruska • Erika Huffman • Lisa Gidley
Jamila Clarke • Wendi Andrews • Calvin Chen • Rebecca Akporiaye • Stepanka Peterka

In recognition of Portland Photo Month, April 2016, this group exhibit celebrates LightBox Photographic Gallery’s appreciation of the Portland Photographic Community. We were looking for work that exhibits the unique vision and creativity of the photographer. One image each from 30 photographers was chosen to be in the exhibit. This year Tricia Hoffman, Executive Director of Newspace Center for Photography served as juror.

Juror’s Staement:
When I moved to Portland in 2008, I was overwhelmed by the surreal nature of the urban landscape and community of people. At times, I found myself disoriented by the looming prehistoric trees, lush carpet of moss, ferns sprouting from tree crevices, and the almost anything-goes culture. Many of the images that were submitted to this exhibition reminded me of those first few perplexing months of acclimation and acculturation in their off-kilter take on the world.
As a juror, it can be challenging to narrow the field when there is such a wealth of great work being made from many disparate perspectives. One way I make sense of an array of photographs, is to build from a common theme or narrative. As I slowly narrowed the many worthy submissions to a smaller and smaller pool, I found myself gravitating to those images that caused me to pause a little longer to reconcile some imbalance or another. With that focus in mind, I culled the exhibition down to these thirty pieces, each with it’s own disarming quirk or unexpected viewpoint, because of the way that I felt they related to each other and to my early impressions of Portland, the community this is intended to represent. ~ Tricia Hoffman

Tricia Hoffman, Executive Director of Newspace Center for Photography served as juror for this exhibit. Tricia has worked in non-profit management for the past 10 years, most recently at Blue Sky Gallery and Photolucida. She holds a BS in Psychology from Baldwin Wallace University and an MFA in Photography from the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School. In addition, she received a Certificate in Fund Raising from the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, Henry W. Bloch School of Management.

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