Artist: Eugene Richards
Untitled by Eugene Richards
We are proud to announce this year's artist in resident Eugene Richards! He will give a special presentation along with an exhibition of his work. He'll also judge the college Photography Contest! Among numerous honors, Richards has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts grants, the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Award, the National Geographic Magazine Grant for Photography, the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, the Amnesty International Media Award. He is considered by many to be one of the most important documentary photographers in the world.
Judge: Bruce Katsiff
Rodeo Cowboys by Rick Smith
ArtsQuest hosted its 4th annual Olympus InVision Photography Festival on Nov. 1-3, 2013. InVision is a festival highlighting nationally and internationally known photographers as well as emerging artists. This year InVision hosted its second open juried exhibition for all photographers residing in Pennsylvania. This exhibition in our Crayola Gallery is a special juried exhibition created to highlight the many talented photographers living and working in PA. This exhibition highlights work from all types of photographers at different stages in their careers as well as many various types of photography itself. This exhibition was selected and curated by, Bruce Katsiff. Katsiff is a photographer and former Director/CEO of the James A. Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA.
Artist: Stephen Wilkes
Steel Remains by Stephen Wilkes
This presentation highlights Stephen Wilkes' two-plus year documentation of the former Bethlehem Steel plant, which began as a three-day assignment for Archaeology Magazine. A long successful career leads up to his acclaimed - Day to Night - series.
Stephen Wilkes is an American photographer known foremost for his series of abandoned structures such as at Ellis Island and the former Bethlehem Steel plant, both of which he has captured as a lost world caught in a sort of visual amber. Wilkes' photo essay on Ellis Island, Ellis Island Ghosts, helped to raise $6 million from the United States Congress for the preservation of the structures on the south side of the island including the former hospital for infectious diseases. His fine art and photojournalism have been featured in such publications as Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated and The New York Times Magazine. Wilkes' awards and honors include the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography, Photographer of the Year from Adweek Magazine, Fine Art Photographer of the Year 2004 Lucie Award, and the Epson Creativity Award. His photographs are in the permanent collection of the International Museum of Photography in the George Eastman House, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Dow Jones Collection, Griffin Museum of Photography, Jewish Museum of New York, Library of Congress and numerous private collections.
Judge: Eugene Richards
First prize $1,500
"Homicide in Flint, MI," Rochester Institute of Technology
2nd Place- $1,000
"Childhood" Muhlenberg College
3rd Place - $500
"Shapiro 5," Lehigh University
ArtsQuest hosted its 4th annual Olympus InVision Photography Festival on Nov. 1-3, 2013. An integral part of the festival again this year is the annual College Photography Competition Exhibition. This exhibition in our Hallway to the Arts is a special juried exhibition highlighting the artistic talents of students currently enrolled in college. This exhibition is an excellent opportunity for students to exhibit their works in a professional setting. Our Artist-in-Residence and Juror this year is award-winning, international photographer Eugene Richards. Richards is a photographer, writer, and filmmaker. Richard's photography and writing has appeared in major magazines worldwide including LIFE, the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, the New Yorker, Mother Jones, National Geographic, and the Nation.
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Inspired by the great Italian masters of the Quattrocento and Cinquecento, and working in a Manneristic style, Shillea uses classic symbolic and iconic imagery to address the dichotomy of 'fra secolo e devoto', between the secular and devout in art.
This showcase features the works of glass instructors and their advanced students at the Banana Factory. These emerging artists employ a vast array of techniques: blown glass, slumping, fusing, flaming, cane work, murine, hand-sculpting, and incalmo. All pieces are affordable and available for purchase.
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