photo39th National Juried Photo Exhibition

March 7 to April 18, 2015

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 3:00–5:00PM, the Larson Gallery will hold a reception for the 39th National Juried Photography Exhibition.  This exhibition will include 88 works from 69 artists from across the United States.  For the first time, a video artwork will be included in the exhibition.  David D. Johnson, who won Best of Show in 2013, and has participated in 14 Larson Gallery photo exhibitions, juried this exhibit.  This exhibit has been made possible through the support of Washington Broadband. Over $2,000 in awards will be presented on March 7 at 4:00PM. The exhibit will continue through April 18, 2015 and the Larson Gallery will be closed for Spring break from March 23-28, 2015.

Over 397 photographs were submitted to this juried exhibition through an online submission system called callforentry.org.  The advantage of this online submission system is the ease with which artists can submit their work.  In the past, artists submitted actual work to juried exhibitions. This process was then changed to slide submission and then eventually to digital submission on compact disc.  With the online submission process, it makes it easier for artists to submit, and for little handling by the gallery staff.  Entries are forwarded to the juror online.  Although he selects works from this process, prizewinners are determined by on-site review.

Exhibit artists include Marlin Greene, Cynthia Matty-Huber, Canbra Hodsdon, James Kelson, Paige VanOsdol, Kimber Morris, Joanna Madloch, Christer Berg, Jillian Justus, Edward Shmunes, Alexandra Opie, Sarah Treanor, Stan Raucher, Al Crane, Nick Conbere, Sally Tonkin, Leslie Levenson, Clayton Young, Deane Nigro, Lloyd Greene, Angilee Wilkerson, Paul Jett, Karen Ireland, Ronald Rigge, Ed Hamilton, Rowena Trapp, Janet Hume-Schwarz, Eric Demattos, John Hanou, Gary Miller, Jeff Gracz, Judi Krew, John Benjes, Drew Leventhal, Leif Harfst, Michael Miner, Martin Boling, Jennifer Saracino, John Singletary, Donald Lysons, Ron Hammond, Lissette Schaeffler, Becky Blair, Leslie & Spencer Hatton, Harold Fleiger, Ilene Squires, David Hagen, Julie Blakemore, Sara Drower, John DuBois, Janine Brodine, Bill Williams, Tony Williams, Joan Bowers, Larry Larsen, John Holmgren, Kate Shannon, Alison Spence, Thomas Harris, Dawson Lapsley, Colleen Meacham, Barbara Thrall, John Kane, Lonny Smart, and Matt Clysdale.

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David D. Johnson, the juror selected for this exhibit has been a working fine art photographer and teacher for most of his life. He recently retired after 37 years of teaching photography. David was an associate professor of photography at Pierce College for 11 years, and taught 14 years for the University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education program. In 2002, he received The University of Washington's Teaching Excellence Award in Arts and Humanities. David has won numerous awards for his photography, including Best of Show at the Larson Gallery's 38th National Juried Photography Exhibition. He has exhibited in 16 one person and 40 group exhibitions in the USA and Italy. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Spazio Nobili Museum and the L'ldioma Gallery in Italy, The Seattle Art Museum, SAFECO Corporation, Coupeville Art Center and Yakima Valley Community College. David has been on the board of Directors for several photographic organizations, serving for 3 years as President and 2 years as Vice President of Programs for the Seattle Art Museum's Photographic Council. In 1993 and 1998 he received their Volunteer of the Year award.

Larson Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am– 5:00 pm and Saturday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. For more information about the Larson Gallery Guild, or to become a member, visit www.larsongallery.org, call (509) 574-4875 or stop by the gallery. Visit us online at larsongallery.org where you will find links to our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, YouTube, and Blog accounts.  High Resolution images are available on request.