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Judged Photography and Wood

July 31 - August 31

315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States


July 31 - September 1, 2019
Opening Reception
August 2, 2019
Michael Wootton (Photography) and Chuck Engstrom (Wood)
David Harp, Photograhy and David Fry, Woodworking
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Curator & Artists' Talk
Thursday, August 8, 2019
All artists are invited to submit their photographic work to the Judged Annual Photography Show to be on exhibit in the gallery for the month of August.
 You are challenged to transform the inanimate image that the camera dutifully records into a work of art that expresses the passion of the mind’s eye.  This open-themed call for entry is open to all subject matter. All capture types, subject matter and photographic processes are eligible to submit. Photography pieces will be paired with a complementary piece of art from the woodworking submissions.

Behind every lens is a photographer. Beyond mastering the craft of photography is the art of translating what the photographer sees or feels when viewing the scene in front of them. What inspires the photographer to capture that specific moment in time? Is it the quality of the light, the color, the “decisive moment”, or the knowledge of the subject that lets the photographer isolate what is important in that little slice of the scene in the viewfinder? Over time, the photographer constantly refines the what and the how that excites them and stimulates the desire to capture the image and share it with all who care to look. This show represents the best of those moments. Enjoy.

In this judged show, awards will include a modest monetary prize awarded for “Best in Show,” and non-monetary awards for Merit Awards in a variety of categories which may include Nature and Wildlife, Scenic, Street Life, Human Subjects and Portraiture, Abstracts, Still life, Black and White, and Creative Digital Enhancement.  This is a highly popular annual show with historically wide-ranging participation from regional photographers.

The Woodworkers Showcase is a judged woodworking show, displayed in the Main Gallery and Studio Galleries.  Established and emerging woodworking artists are invited to enter their original creations in wood – made by carving,  turning or any other woodworking technique. The curator seeks to display a wide variety of articles and styles representing the best in woodworking craftsmanship and design. Entries will be judged with modest cash prizes awarded.

The beauty of these wood objects will be enhanced a concurrent Judged Photography Exhibit  comprising 2-D art which also emphasizes beauty in shape, line, and space.


Congratulations to the Award Winners


Best of Show:  Phantoms, Wil  Scott
People’s Choice: 
Fog Rolling In, Ed Blake
Honorable Mention:
Heron Brazil, Dawn Miller
Black & White: 
Black Car, Robert Taylor
Street Life:     
Waiting for the Train, William Trainor
AbstractHigh Tide Totem, Catherine Bitter
Still Life: 
A Beautiful Dying  Richard Hall
Creative Digital Enhancement:
Transformed, David Magyar

Woodworkers Showcase

Best of Show:  Havering Hue, Joe Cramer
People’s Choice: Memories of an Old Friend, John Elburn
Honorable Mention:
Costa’s Minimal Surface, Peter Madden
A Heavy Heart, Rich Foa

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Image:   Michael Wootton – Skipjack