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Hoyt Institute of Fine Art in New Castle, PA- Solo Show of "Thou Art..., Will Give..." in the Main Galleries
Aug
20
to Oct 31

Hoyt Institute of Fine Art in New Castle, PA- Solo Show of "Thou Art..., Will Give..." in the Main Galleries

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Excited to announce I will have a solo show at Hoyt Institute of Fine Art in New Castle, PA for my body of work Thou Art…, Will Give…. I will also be offering an artist talk and a workshop in conjunction with this exhibition. More details on those will announced later.

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Palmyra, NY- July 4th 2014 featured in "It’s All About The Light" at San Luis Obispo Art Museum
May
17
to Jun 30

Palmyra, NY- July 4th 2014 featured in "It’s All About The Light" at San Luis Obispo Art Museum

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Palmyra, NY- July 4th 2014 featured in "It’s All About The Light" at San Luis Obispo Art Museum

The Central Coast Photographic Society’s biennial juried exhibition at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, It’s All About the Light, successfully challenged artists nationwide to submit their interpretation of this theme. Professional photographer Marc Muench was chosen by the Photo Society as their juror this year. After studying 195 submitted images, Mr. Muench selected 46 photographs for exhibition.

This national exhibition attracted outstanding photographers from across the United States, with the greatest number from California. Muench was not privy to the photographer’s identity and had no way of knowing who or where the artist lived as he selected the artwork to be exhibited. Interestingly, talented local photographers, many of them already members of the Museum of Art and its affiliated Central Coast Photographic Society, made up 44% of the accepted individual photographers. Viewers will recognize many local photographers’ artwork in this exhibition, and see the artwork by talent photographers accepted to this exhibition from Idaho and New York.

Related Programming
Saturday, May 18 at 2 PM: ARTalk with photographer Robert Oliver, followed by an opening reception for It’s All About the Light from 3 to 5 PM. Free admission.

Monday, May 20 at 7 PM: Museum Film Night with a double feature of Light in the West: Photographers of the American Frontier 1860—1880 and Porfirio Gutiérrez: Ka Duu. Suggested donations.

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6th Open Call, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts
Feb
21
to Mar 15

6th Open Call, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts

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Appreciative to have a piece in this group show.

The 6th Open Call for Entries: - A Juried International Photography Exhibition
A juried open call for contemporary voices in photography

Juror: Aline Smithson, is founder of the online photography journal LENSCRATCH http://lenscratch.com/ and an award-winning photographer in her own right. After a career as a New York Fashion Editor working with the greats of fashion photography, Aline is now a Los Angeles based conceptual portrait artist and contributing writer to numerous fine art photography publications, including Don’t Take PicturesLucida, and F Stop Magazine among others. She is a founding member of the Six Shooters Collective http://www.sixshootersonline.com/ and has been teaching at the Los Angeles Center of Photography since 2001. She has exhibited widely and her work is held in numerous of public collections. Aline’s photography was selected for the Critical Mass Top 50 and in 2015 the Magenta Foundation published her first significant monograph, Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography. She is active as a curator and juror of exhibits, and is a popular reviewer and educator at many photo festivals and workshops across the United States. Aline is best known as an artist for her conceptual portraiture and a practice that uses humor and pathos to explore ideas of childhood, aging, and the humanity that connects us.  She has exhibited widely including over 40 solo shows and has become one of the preeminent promoters of contemporary photography.  www.alinesmithson.com

July 4th, Palmyra, NY
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Reality & Perception:  Photography at a Crossroad, Upstream Gallery 10th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition
Jan
31
to Feb 24

Reality & Perception: Photography at a Crossroad, Upstream Gallery 10th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

Happy to have one of my pieces in this exhibition

In the early 50’s Berenice Abbott wrote an impassioned essay: "Photography at the Crossroads." In it she argued strongly for the beauty of photography as a realistic medium, in contrast to the Pictorialism of the early part of the century, or the Surrealism of Man Ray. This year we asked photographers to submit work from their own practice that demonstrates their perspectives on these issues. We think you will find the results intriguing.

 

We were pleased to have the assistance of two wonderful outside jurors this year: Craig J. Barber and Alexandra Grant. Barber has been photographing for over 40 years. He is a master printer, teacher and specialist in antique photo processes. His work explores our ever-changing cultural landscape and he hangs in many major museums in the US and Europe. Alexandra Grant is Director of Chase Contemporary Gallery in Chelsea. which shows both emerging and established artists in many media. She holds a certificate from Sotheby's Institute in Art Business and a law degree with a specialty in intellectual property.

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Black & White exhibition at A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX
Jan
11
to Feb 17

Black & White exhibition at A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX

Grateful to have two images included included in this Black & White exhibition and to receive the Director’s Honorable Mention Award.

Juror Jennifer Schlesinger has selected fifty two images from forty five photographers for the juried exhibition "black/white".  The exhibition will be on the walls until February 17, 2019 with a reception this Saturday, January 26 from 4 to 8pm.

Beginning at 5:00 during Saturday's reception, we will have an informal gallery discussion about the images in "black/white" led by gallery directors Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully.  Any artist with work in the exhibition is invited to participate.  We hope this event will create an atmosphere of sharing and creative camaraderie. Dinner after the reception for those who would like to join us.  Please RSVP by Thursday evening.

Congratulations to: 


Philip Augustin's "Negative #17-003-03 with Photogram" / Juror's Award

Philip Augustin's "Negative #18-008-14 with Photogram" / Juror's Award

Philip Augustin's "Negative #18-009-14 with Photogram" / Juror's Award  

Sharon Covert's "Love is Blind" / Director's AwardSusan de Witt's "Séance" / Juror's Honorable Mention

Jerry Ranch's "Carry That Weight" / Juror's Honorable Mention

Sandra Chen Weinstein's "Serenade"/ Juror's Honorable Mention 

Ron Cooper's "Two Friends Confront the Camera" / Director's Honorable Mention 

Robert DeRosa's "Combined Memories 6" / Director's Honorable Mention

Eric Kunsman's "July 4th, Palmyra, NY" / Director's Honorable Mention

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"Abandoned America: States of Disrepair" at Mulberry Art Studio
Oct
5
to Oct 27

"Abandoned America: States of Disrepair" at Mulberry Art Studio

 

I have one piece in this juried group exhibition.

Abandoned America is proud to invite you to enter our second juried photography show, "States of Disrepair", at Mulberry Art Studios in Lancaster, PA in October 2018. Juried by the gallery's owner April M. Koppenhaver, selected work will be part of Lancaster's popular and well attended First Friday gallery event. Both novice and experienced photographers to enter. All mediums are welcome but work must be centered on abandoned spaces.

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Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception- Pushing Forty at the Trenton City Museum Ellarslie Mansion

A retrospective exhibition that I have been included in. My family and I will be visiting the opening reception to see many old friends.

Throughout the last forty years, many remarkable artists have exhibited in the galleries of the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion. You are a part of this legacy – you and your artwork have helped build the wonderful reputation enjoyed by Ellarslie today. While it would be impossible to display work by every artist who has shown at the Museum during the past four decades, we would like to invite you to be part of this milestone exhibition.

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Sep
15
to Nov 11

Pushing Forty at The Trenton City Museum Ellarslie Mansion

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A retrospective exhibition that I have been included in. I will be visiting the opening reception to see many old friends.

Throughout the last forty years, many remarkable artists have exhibited in the galleries of the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion. You are a part of this legacy – you and your artwork have helped build the wonderful reputation enjoyed by Ellarslie today. While it would be impossible to display work by every artist who has shown at the Museum during the past four decades, we would like to invite you to be part of this milestone exhibition.

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A Sense of Place, 2018- Group Exhibition
Sep
7
to Oct 12

A Sense of Place, 2018- Group Exhibition

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I have a piece in this juried group exhibition.

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is pleased to announce the 2018 juried fine art competition, Sense of Place. Open to participants from throughout the United States, this thirty-eighth annual event seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists. 

Founded in 1937 and housed in the historic Nicholas Ware mansion (c. 1818), the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art (GHIA) is Augusta's only independent nonprofit visual arts school and gallery. The Institute serves as a showcase for local, regional, and national artists, offering rotating exhibitions of outstanding contemporary artwork year-round. In addition, professionally taught studio art classes in a wide variety of media are provided to students of all ages and experience levels. 

Juror: Judy Onofrio

The juror for this year's competition is Judy Onofrio. A self-taught multi-media sculptor, Judy Onofrio has been creating and exhibiting art nationally and internationally for over five decades.  Over the course of her career, she has worked in various mediums including jewelry, ceramic sculpture, large-scale installations, fire performances, and currently bone sculpture.

Selected awards and achievements include the Rochester Art Center Lifetime Achievement Award; the Minnesota Crafts Council Lifetime Achievement Award; a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board; fellowships and grants from Arts Midwest/NEA, the Bush Foundation, and the McKnight Foundation.  In 2005, she was honored to receive the McKnight Foundation Distinguished Minnesota Artist award for her ongoing contributions as an artist and educator in the state of Minnesota.

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Photography at the Emerald: 3rd Annual Autumn Exhibition- 2018
Aug
28
to Sep 28

Photography at the Emerald: 3rd Annual Autumn Exhibition- 2018

Another group show for the Fall.

 

This juried photography exhibition was conceived to recognize and reward excellence in fine art photography from all over the United States, and augments the decades long Emerald Art Center National Juried Spring Exhibition for painters.

This year's Juror is Emerald Art Center director, artist, and photographer, Paula Goodbar, who will select up to 90 finalists for the exhibition. Paula will select the prize winners from the accepted photographs, once the exhibition is installed. The exhibition will be on display to the hundreds of gallery visitors to The Emerald Art Center, from August 28 through September 28, 2018.

Bio. for Paula Goodbar, Juror
Director, Emerald Art Center

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Thou Art..., Will Give... —— Artist Talk
Dec
10
4:00 PM16:00

Thou Art..., Will Give... —— Artist Talk

Haunting reflections from America’s first penitentiary in RIT Dyer Arts exhibition

Eric T. Kunsman’s revealing photographs focus on Warden’s logbooks from the 1830s

           

Eastern State Penitentiary (1829-1971) in Philadelphia, Pa.—once the most famous and expensive prison in the world—stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.

During his 362 visits to the site, Eric T. Kunsman photographed America’s first penitentiary in a revealing essay featuring100 large format photographs on display in an exhibition spanning 11 years of work. “Thou Art . . . Will Give . . .” will be showcased from Nov. 21 through Jan. 21, in Dyer Arts Center at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

An opening talk with Kunsman will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, followed by a reception from 4-8 p.m. A second discussion will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10. All events are free and open to the public.

According to Kunsman, the prison architecture designed by John Haviland was based on the state’s Quaker penal code instituted by William Penn, where each man or woman had to have a separate cell because isolation would give them time to ponder their mistakes and make peace with God. Famous inmates included two notorious criminals—bank robber Willy Sutton and gangster Al Capone.

 

“The whole idea of the word penitentiary comes from the word penance,” explained Kunsman. “I became intrigued with Eastern State Penitentiary after reviewing Warden’s logbooks from the 1820s and 1830s at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. Reproductions of these pages will be on display during the exhibition as they are the basis for the body of work.

“Although the prison emphasized principles of reform more than punishment, many of those jailed for long periods of time died or went insane. In my photos, you can see pictures of the warden’s corridor, a theater stage, solitary cells with single glass skylights representing the ‘Eye of God,’ and the small doorways, which forced prisoners to bow in penitence when leaving or entering their cell.”

A native of Bethlehem, Pa., Kunsman is a photographer, book artist, lecturer in NTID’s Visual Communications Studies Department and adjunct professor in RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, and owner of Booksmart Studio in Rochester, N.Y.

The Dyer Arts Center, located at 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and by request. For more information, go to dyerartscenter@rit.edu or call 585-475-6406. 

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Thou Art..., Will Give... ——Exhibition
Nov
21
to Jan 21

Thou Art..., Will Give... ——Exhibition

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Haunting reflections from America’s first penitentiary in RIT Dyer Arts exhibition

Eric T. Kunsman’s revealing photographs focus on Warden’s logbooks from the 1830s

           

Eastern State Penitentiary (1829-1971) in Philadelphia, Pa.—once the most famous and expensive prison in the world—stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.

During his 362 visits to the site, Eric T. Kunsman photographed America’s first penitentiary in a revealing essay featuring100 large format photographs on display in an exhibition spanning 11 years of work. “Thou Art . . . Will Give . . .” will be showcased from Nov. 21 through Jan. 21, in Dyer Arts Center at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

An opening talk with Kunsman will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, followed by a reception from 4-8 p.m. A second discussion will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10. All events are free and open to the public.

According to Kunsman, the prison architecture designed by John Haviland was based on the state’s Quaker penal code instituted by William Penn, where each man or woman had to have a separate cell because isolation would give them time to ponder their mistakes and make peace with God. Famous inmates included two notorious criminals—bank robber Willy Sutton and gangster Al Capone.

 

“The whole idea of the word penitentiary comes from the word penance,” explained Kunsman. “I became intrigued with Eastern State Penitentiary after reviewing Warden’s logbooks from the 1820s and 1830s at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. Reproductions of these pages will be on display during the exhibition as they are the basis for the body of work.

“Although the prison emphasized principles of reform more than punishment, many of those jailed for long periods of time died or went insane. In my photos, you can see pictures of the warden’s corridor, a theater stage, solitary cells with single glass skylights representing the ‘Eye of God,’ and the small doorways, which forced prisoners to bow in penitence when leaving or entering their cell.”

A native of Bethlehem, Pa., Kunsman is a photographer, book artist, lecturer in NTID’s Visual Communications Studies Department and adjunct professor in RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, and owner of Booksmart Studio in Rochester, N.Y.

The Dyer Arts Center, located at 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and by request. For more information, go to dyerartscenter@rit.edu or call 585-475-6406. 

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