2016 Open Juried Exhibition

Vermont Center for Photography is proud to introduce our 1st Open Juried Exhibition. This grouping of photographs, carefully hand selected by our juror Paula Tognarelli (Director/Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography), from over 800 submitted images, covers a diverse array of photographic styles, mediums, backgrounds, regions, and ages. This is a glimpse of where photography stands today – and the multitude of ways we use the photographic medium to express ourselves artistically & emotionally.

This group show will be on display for the month of March 2016 with an opening reception on Friday, March 4th from 5:30 to 8:30pm. We hope you will join us!

Please click HERE to view a collection of installation photos from the exhibition.

Important Dates
•  Accepted Work Due:  Saturday, February 27th, 2016
•  Exhibition Dates:  March 4 – 27, 2016
•  Opening Reception:  Friday, March 4th – 5:30 to 8:30pm

Participating Artists
[one_half]Sara Acton (Hadley, MA)
Ben Altman (Danby, NY)
Zia Ayub (Worcester, MA)
Jim Baab (Somerville, MA)
Zeren Badar (New York, NY)
Amy Becker (Madison, NJ)
Emily Belz (Cambridge, MA)
Matthew Bender (Philadelphia, PA)
Meg Birnbaum (Somerville, MA)
Fran Osborn Blaschke (Winthrop, MA)
Tafi Brown (Alstead, NH)
Jadian Bryan (E Greenville, PA)
Ellen Cantor (Rolling Hills Estates, CA)
Caleb Cole (Medford, MA)
Sandi Daniel (Freeport, NY)
Rocio De Alba (Middle Village, NY)
Sharon Devereux (Salem, MA)
Daniel Duarte (Littleton, MA)
Odette England (Hahndorf, Australia)
Carol Erb (Pacific Palisades, CA)
Steve Genatossio (Somersworth, NH)
Jennifer Georgescu (San Marcos, CA)
Jean Germain (Monterey, MA)
Cathryn Griffith (Boston, MA)
Law Hamilton (Rockport, MA)
Robert Heller (Knoxville, TN)
Brett Henrikson (Pawtucket, RI)[/one_half][one_half_last]
Jeffrey Heyne (Boston, MA)
Candace Hope (Hadley, MA)
Bob Horowitz (Pelham, MA)
Jeannie Hutchins (Camden, ME)
Evy Huppert (White River Junction, VT)
Al Karevy (Richmond, NH)
James Kelson (Stony Brook, NY)
Paige Kooyenga (Providence, RI)
Molly Lamb (Quincy, MA)
Connie Lowell (Hartford, CT)
Alysia Macaulay (Charlestown, MA)
Mark Morelli (Chelsea, MA)
Rebecca Moseman (Purcellville, VA)
Erin Neve (Boerne, TX)
Faith Ninivaggi (Milton, MA)
Min Kim Park (West Lafayette, IN)
Marcy Palmer (Dallas, TX)
Ke Peng (Los Angeles, CA)
Sam Pettenegill (Greenfield, MA)
Amy Rindskopf (Winchester, MA)
Astrid Reischwitz (Bedford, MA)
Lissa Rivera (Brooklyn, NY)
Heather Ross (Taos, NM)
Deb Schwedhelm (Zushi, Japan)
Andrew Warren (Roslindale, MA)
Andrea Waxler (Nashua, NH)
Sandra Chen Weinstein (Lake Forest, CA)[/one_half_last]

Juror’s Statement:
“Writing has always been an outlet for me because I write far better than I speak. With writing you can meander. You can rephrase with a delete or a backspace. With a photograph, it’s even richer. You can tell a far better story without the prepositions, articles and modifiers. With just one image you can articulate the heart and soul of the artist’s intent. And with an ensemble of photographs, held together by threads of connective tissue, the journey is amplified with a wider range of feelings, questions, ideas and reminiscences. The purposeful pauses, like commas, move you along to find the periods at the end of all the sentences, but then turn a corner and it begins all over again.

My sincere thank you to Joshua Farr, the Vermont Center for Photography and all the photographers who submitted to this call for entry. Roaming through all of the photographs was truly a rewarding experience. I learned a lot about each of the artists. I suppose as you view these assembled photographs, its only fair that you in turn will learn a good deal about me as well.”

Paula Tognarelli, Griffin Museum of Photography, Executive Director and Curator

Juror’s Selections:


Exhibition Catalog
An exhibition catalog has been created, featuring all 56 photographs, and will be available for purchase beginning March 4th during the Opening Reception. It will be printed in a limited edition of 75 copies for $20 each ($15 for exhibitors). Copies can be mailed internationally for an additional $5. Please contact VCP at info@vcphoto.org to reserve a copy.

Paula Tognarelli   (Executive Director & Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA)
Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. The Griffin Museum of Photography located in Winchester outside Boston, Massachusetts, is a small nonprofit photography museum whose mission is Paula-Tognarelli_VCPto promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. The museum houses 3 galleries and maintains 4 satellite gallery spaces and several virtual on-line galleries as well.

Ms. Tognarelli is responsible for producing over 60 exhibitions a year at the Griffin and its surrounding satellite spaces. She 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. She 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.