Bridge Walkers

Many Thanks to our juror, Shiv Verma, who selected works and assigned awards for our  2020 Juried Photography Exhibition. The exhibit is on display in the Falmouth Art Center’s Hermann Gallery until September 22. Starting September 4, members of Falmouth Garden Club will display floral arrangements inspired by works in the exhibit as part of our “Petals an Palettes” collaboration.

Comments and awards:

 

An exceptional collection of photographs from a group of truly talented photographers.  This makes it difficult to isolate the best when all are the best. I have done my best to show the diversity of both subject matter and style demonstrated in this exhibit.

Best in Show

Bridge Walkers by Darcy Dangremond (pictured above)

A beautiful creation of convergence in an aged style with a hint of color that draws the eyes to the bridge walkers. Most expressively juxtaposed with minimalism.

Best Nature 

Indian Eagle Owl by Susan Simon

Strong contrast against a muted background makes this a lovely environmental portrait of the bird.  The strong eye contact makes this an even more compelling image.

Best Landscape

Adaptation by Paul Murray

Extremely well composed both in form, as well as color. The blending for light into shadows has been very well rendered with just the right amount of detail.  The leading line of the fence draws you in to the image seeking what else lies within.

Best Abstract

Kennedy Museum by Greg Anderson

Fantastic expression of black and white graphic lines and curves enhanced by the introduction of browns that draws you into the image.  The simplicity of the curves extending into the complex geometry creates a harmonious balance.

 

Best Color

Cape Town Entrepreneurs by Dorene Skyes

A high impact image with vibrant cool colors provide a strong background for the multicolored collages that the artists are preparing for sale. The sense of urgency is well defined as the individual on the left looks to see who the next client might be (my interpretation).  A wonderful story.

Best Monochrome

Bent Notes by Richard Tranfaglia

The zones are well defined and the contrast is very well defined.  The specular highlights on the keys enhances the interplay of hard cold metal against the soft musical notes on paper.  The shadows of just two keys triangulating draw the eyes across the diagonal created  by the fold of the music.

Honorable Mentions:

Greg Anderson Islander

Robert Olshansky Woman with Black Scarf, Times Square

Don Fleet Old Old Pier

Robert Goldsborough Testing the Waters