This year’s Juried Photography and Art exhibit will run from June 28 – August 21, 2015 in the Anne P. Baker Gallery here at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts in Madisonville, Ky. The Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony will be on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 2 p.m.
• Monday & Tuesday, June 22 and June 23, 2015: Artists may submit artwork between 9:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Late entries will not be accepted.
• Sunday, June 28, 2015 – Exhibit opens
• Sunday, June 28, 2015 – Reception & Awards
Ceremony: 2-3:30 p.m.
• Monday, June 29 to Friday, August 21, 2015: Exhibit open for viewing during Gallery hours
• Monday, August 31 & Tuesday, September 1, 2015: Artwork must be picked up between the hours of
9:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Eligibility: This competition is open to any artist in the region.
Click here to download a PDF copy of the prospectus and rules.
PHOTOGRAPHY • TODD BIRDSONG
Todd’s work is generally influenced and informed by ordinary life and its ups and downs. He is attracted to the simple ebb and flow of daily life, whether it be curious, carefree or even boring. Todd looks for the unusual and in-between moments in the everyday and attempts to capture simple moments, or “gifts”, as Eliot Erwitt calls them. He endeavors to create images that are natural and mysterious, old and new, shared and unique. However, Todd’s recent work and research involves the glitch aesthetic and focuses on the process by which a glitch comes to exist, attempting to understand both philosophically and aesthetically how it presents in interactions with technology.
Todd earned his MFA in Mass Communication and Media Arts from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and is currently teaching photography for the Paducah School of Art & Design, a division of West Kentucky Community & Technical College, located in Paducah, KY.
ART • RANDY SIMMONS
Randy’s work is mostly auto-biographical with much inspiration coming from his two teen age boys. He works with social/political themes, relationship themes, as well as being inspired by his own childhood. Randy’s latest series of drawings have a sense of storytelling quirkiness to them that hold as much mystery and devoid of explanation.
Randy earned his BFA in Painting in 1988 from Murray State University, an MA in Drawing also from Murray in 1991 and his MFA in Drawing from University of Cincinnati in 1995. Currently, he is Associate Professor of Art teaching drawing classes at West Kentucky Community & Technical College.
Randy’s art is exhibited nationally and he conducts gallery talks concerning his work and portfolio development for artists. He is a recipient of two Kentucky Arts Council Grants, 2005 and 2007. Randy also teaches art study abroad courses, photography and drawing for the Kentucky Institute for International Studies, having been to Costa Rica, Panama and Italy twice .