HOUSTON, TX - Houston Center for Photography is proud to announce its 28th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition and this year's participants. Juror Hannah Frieser selected 36 artist from over 200 entries. Ms. Frieser will give remarks about the selections on Friday, July 9 beginning at 5:30 p.m. prior to the opening reception from 6 - 8 p.m.. Artist Talks with a group of this year's participating artists will be held on Saturday, July 10 beginning at 2 p.m.
One of HCP's most diverse exhibitions of the year, the Annual Juried Membership exhibition highlights the photographs of its national and international members. HCP's members have been an integral part of its mission since 1981.
Juror Hannah Frieser states, "Houston Center of Photography is fortunate to have an abundance of excellent photographers among its members, who are currently making their mark on the medium and who understand what it means to shape an image. Therefore a group exhibition of their work sparkles with talent from Texas and beyond. The styles and formats run the full gamut, but the quality of the work never waivers."
This year's participating artists are:
Matt Adams (Houston, TX)
David Banks (Atlanta, GA)
Cynthia Batmanis (Houston, TX)
Andrew Bedo (Rosenberg, TX)
Marti Belcher (Vienna, VA)
Tatyana Bessmertnaya (Plano, TX)
Magda Biernat (New York, NY)
Meg Birnbaum (Somerville, MA)
Colin Blakely (Ann Arbor, MI)
Al Braden (Austin, TX)
Kendrick Brinson (Atlanta, GA)
Allen Bryan (Saugerties, NY)
Laura Burlton (Houston, TX)
Kurt Cobbley (Kingwood, TX)
Beau Comeaux (Albany, NY)
Willson Cummer (Fayetteville, NY)
Irina Dakhnovskaia-Lawton (Plantation, FL)
Desiree Edkins (Scottsdale, AZ)
Matt Eich (Norfolk, VA)
Nicholas Fedak II (Burbank, CA)
Richard Gilles (Folsom, CA)
Paul Greenberg (Dallas, TX)
Roberto Guzman (Houston, TX)
Frank Hamrick (Ruston, LA)
Danielle C. Head (Bloomington, IN)*
Joseph O. Holmes (Brooklyn, NY)*
Debora Hunter (Dallas, TX)
Loli Kantor (Fort Worth, TX)
Brian Kaplan (Brookline, MA)
Charles Mintz (Cleveland, OH)
Stan Raucher (Seattle, WA)
Bryan Schutmaat (Houston, TX)*
Margaret Stratton (Iowa City, IA)
Ian van Coller (Bozeman, MT)
Dennis Yermoshin (Houston, TX)
Carlo Zinzi (Dallas, TX)
Hannah Frieser is the director of Light Work, a non-profit organization in Syracuse, NY, that has supported artists working in photography and related media for over thirty-five years. Light Work’s programs include exhibitions, residencies, publications and a public-access work space. Frieser has curated exhibitions on emerging and under-represented photographers such as Pipo Nguyen-duy, Kanako Sasaki, Suzanne Opton, Ben Gest, Beatrix Reinhardt, Barry Anderson and Rachel Herman. Her essays have been printed in photography publications and exhibition catalogues such as Contact Sheet and Nueva Luz. She has reviewed portfolios for Photo Lucida, FotoFest, the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), En Foco, Rhubarb Rhubarb, and more and has served on review panels for the New York State Council on the Arts, on the board of directors for SPE, and juried competitions such as the Photographer’s Fellowship for the Center for Photography at Woodstock. In March 2010, she co-chaired an SPE national conference with Miriam Romais from En Foco. The conference “Facing Diversity: Leveling the Playing Field in the Photographic Arts” took place in Philadelphia.
UPCOMING EVENTS - ARTIST TALK WITH WILL MICHELS - Thursday, May 27, 7 p.m.
WORKSHOP - TRANSITIONING PHOTOS TO VIDEO WITH CAMILO GONZALEZ AND MARY MAGSAMEN - Tuesday, June 15, 7 - 9 p.m.
FAMILY DAY - Sunday, July 25, 1 - 4 p.m.
OPEN PORTFOLIO REVIEW NIGHT AT HCP - Monday, August 16, 6 - 8 p.m.
SPIN 6 -PARTY AND FRIENDRAISER AT HCP, WITH BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP Friday August 27, 8 - 11 p.m.