DANSVILLE – Dansville’s Main Street gallery is seeking area photographers for its second annual juried exhibition.
Dansville Artworks says that the theme is completely open and selected works will be exhibited at the gallery during February and March 2017 at 178 Main Street, Dansville. All photo processes are welcome.
Three photographers will be designated best of show by the juror and receive cash prizes in the amounts of $100, $50 and $25. An additional People’s Choice Award, a $25 gift certificate, will be given based on visitor votes during the opening reception.
The juror will be Willie Osterman, Professor and Chair of Fine Art Photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received his Bachelor of Fine Art degree in photography with a minor in art history from Ohio University, a Master of Fine Art degree in Visual Design and Photography with the award of two teaching fellowships from the University of Oregon.
After graduating he became a visiting assistant professor at the University of Oregon for two years. His teaching experience includes the Ansel Adams Workshops in Yosemite National Park, and in traveling workshops in twelve US states as well as in Italy, France, Austria and Croatia. As Former Curator of Photography at the University of Oregon Museum of Art, he received two grants from the National Endowment of the Arts.
Osterman was a printing assistant to the production of the Ansel Adams Special Edition Prints working with Mr. Adams in Carmel California and has worked as a contract photographer for the Eastman Kodak Company. His publication ‘Déjà View: A Cultural Re-Photographic Survey of Bologna, Italy’ in its second edition is now out of print. During his sabbatical for the year 2009/10 he received a Fulbright Scholars Award to develop a Masters Degree program and teach at the Academy of the Dramatic Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
His work is in numerous collections including: The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; University of New Mexico Museum of Art, Albuquerque; George Eastman Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art; Portland Museum of Art, Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon; Lotus Collection, Salzburg, Austria; Museo della Fotografia Cinisell Balsamo, Milan, Italy; Alinari Photographic Archive, Florence, Italy; City Art Museum of Zagreb, Croatia.
Submission forms are due Jan. 3, 2017. Information is available at DansvilleArtWorks’ website here and at 178 Main Street, Dansville.