BS @ PS: Book Show at Portrait Society

BS @ PS: Photo book show at Portrait Society, a juried exhibition of self-published photo books, is on view through June 2, 2012. Seventy artists’ books and three award-winning solo projects are included.

All of the entries are being shown in a reading room at the gallery. Any print from any book is available to order for purchase. In addition, three artists were selected for solo shows, which are running  simultaneously.

The jurying of the book show took place on Monday, March 12 at the gallery. The judges were photographers Sonja Thomsen, Kevin Miyazaki and Paul Baker Prindle.

Three projects were selected for solo shows and four books were selected (one from each category) for Honorary Mentions. In addition, one book was chosen for a Juror’s Selection (best-of-show) award.

See the blog site: bsatps.wordpress.com for notes on some of the judges’ responses and thinking.

Here are the winning projects:

Honorary Mentions (includes cash award, special display of book and one print from project on wall):

Contemporary Portrait:  “Back in the World: Portraits of Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans,” by James Gill.

Travel: “Flores de Guatemala,” by Pam Miller.

Documentary: “A Working Ranch,” by James Brozek..

Fine Art: “Digging,” by John Lusis.

Exhibitions:

  1. “Peruvians” (travel) by Christopher Colby.
  2. “The Bedroom” (contemporary portrait) by Lois Bielefeld.
  3. “A Selection of Selections” (fine art) by PJ Moody.

Juror’s Award, best in show:

(Cash award donated by jurors)

“Brief Encounters” by Marta Shumylo.

The finalists in each category were as follows:

Fine Art:  “Lambent” by Sarah J. Stankey; “Veil” by Henk Joubert; “States of Matter” by Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg; “Winter Zen” by Arthur Elkon.

Documentary: “Under MKE” by Robert Burns; “Skyros Carnival” by Dick Blau; “The Face of Food” by Adam J. Horwitz; “Anatomy of an Avenue” by Barbara J. Miner; and “Bomber: A Chance Unwinding” by Lewis Koch.

Contemporary Portrait: “Facets” by Sheila Teruty.

Travel: “A Week in Panama” by Mark A. Stall; “The Promised Land” by Kyle Seis.

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