New Visions: California Juried Photography

Exhibits // New Visions: California Juried Photography

Apr 7 - May 14

Overview // The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and Central Coast Photographic Society are pleased to announce New Visions: California Juried Photography Exhibition from April 7 – May 14, 2017. This exhibition pays tribute to the compelling imaginations and technical skills of photographers today.

The subject matter welcomed photographers to delve into all subjects, themes, and motifs that expose new images in the world today. Cash prizes will be awarded.

The exhibition juror, George Lepp, was challenged to select the best photographs among the 164 images submitted by 64 photographers from across California. 49 photographs were chosen. Lepp is one of North America’s best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers. He is also the field editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine, where his “Tech Tips” column is widely read. His work is extensively published and exhibited; Getty Images, Corbis, and Photo Researchers represent his stock photography.

To complement the exhibition, SLOMA’s film series is showing La Quête d’Inspiration/The Quest For Inspiration on Monday, April 17 at 7 PM. This film was born of numerous solitary wanderings through autumnal forests by landscape photographer Alexandre Deschaumes. The Museum is also hosting photographer Lana Z Caplan for a special Art at High Noon on Thursday, May 4 at 12 PM.

Congratulations to the following award winners and honorable mentions:

Best of Show – Alexander Depue, Morro
1st Place – Bob Canepa, Stormy Immigration
2nd Place – Kabe Russell, Night Fall
3rd Place – Jeff Campbell, Untitled #3
Honorable Mention: Alexander Depue, Hedda Gabler
Honorable Mention: Dave Strauss, Looking Up and Looking Down
Honorable Mention: Pat Brown, Shazam
Honorable Mention: Gary O'Neill, Wave Nu 1

Details // Ruta Saliklis, Director of Exhibitions at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, will give a members-only curator’s talk at 5 PM on Friday, April 7, followed by a public reception and awards ceremony with the artists from 6–9 PM in conjunction with Art After Dark.

Banner images (left to right): Night Fall, Kabe Russell; Morro, AlexDepue