Camera USA: National Photography Award 2012
Sandy Gennrich (Stamford, Connecticut), Dry Docked, 2010, photograph printed on canvas
On view at The von Liebig Art Center from June 4 through August 10, 2012
In January of 2012 the Naples Art Association issued a nationwide “call-for-photographers” and started accepting entries from across the USA. Photographers from 27 states and the District of Columbia uploaded images of their work and their artist’s statements to Juried Art Services who facilitated the entry, digital jurying and notification processes. Bradly Dever Treadaway served as juror for the 2012 installment of Camera USA. He selected 50 photographs for the exhibition from a total of 151 submissions. The photographers presenting their work come from 17 states, including all regions of Florida, and the District of Columbia.
Exhibited in the Frederick O. Watson Gallery. Exhibition and award generously sponsored by PNC Bank, Vi at Bentley Village, Physicians Regional Healthcare System, Publix Super Markets Charities and the Naples Daily News. Photography shipping and receiving generously provided by ARTMove LLC. Preview Reception generously sponsored by Here's Howe Catering.
Click here to view a selection of photographs from Camera USA 2012.
About the Juror, Bradly Dever Treadaway
Bradly Dever Treadaway is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator specializing in digital media and installation. Utilizing a diverse set of photographic processes, video and performance, Treadaway’s work appropriates public and private archives to investigate the disintegration of family structure and the breakdown of cultural passage. Currently a Faculty Member and the Digital Media Coordinator at the International Center of Photography in New York City, Treadaway is a Fulbright Scholar to Italy and has exhibited work in 11 countries.
Treadaway received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in Media Arts from the University of Tennessee. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Mobile Museum of Art, Brooklyn Public Library and the Center for Photography at Woodstock.
Bradly Dever Treadaway, Juror’s Statement
In selecting the images to include in the Camera USA 2012 Exhibition, I had a few goals for the scope and content of the exhibition:
The 50 photographers and artists selected for the exhibition meet these criteria. While the exhibit crosses a broad range of subject, style and meaning, I contend that it also possesses a common thread – inspired photographic pursuits firmly rooted in the representation of one’s vision. In selecting the winner, I struggled with the decision for some time. And while it is a great honor to be the juror for this exhibition, it was quite a burden to select one winner from an accomplished selection of 151 applicants. Indeed it is a decision I did not arrive at lightly. But in the end, I went with my instinct and intuition - that is to recognize an artist who, instead of filling in the margins of our history books, is choosing to turn the page and help write a new chapter in photography.
Jon Malis’s image and statement stretch conventional definitions and boundaries of the medium by appropriating and repurposing 100 year-old medical slides into an art object, one which seems to possess its own inherent aesthetic properties, a quality further magnified by its historical implications and interpretation. Within Specimen 66, the original intention of the image is shifted by its context and (re)presentation in an art context, thereby providing room for the artist to dialog with the work, inserting his intentions into the work. A contemporary approach to photography such as this will not and should not replace traditional approaches to the medium; rather works like Specimen 66 represent a coming of age in photography, a maturing history that is worthy of analysis and meditation.
It has been my distinct honor and pleasure to serve as the Juror for Camera USA 2012. I extend my sincere gratitude to all the photographers and artists who submitted, to the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center and to Jack O’Brien, Curator for the Naples Art Association.
Jon Malis winner of the Camera USA: National Photography Award 2012
Jan Bell - Bowling Green, Ohio
S. Brian Berkun - Centennial, Colorado
Gabriel Beyrent - Tampa, Florida
Daniel J. Calvert - Ft. Myers, Florida
Victor Caroli - Naples, Florida
Kristy L. Carpenter - Rochester, New York
Marc J. Damon - Ft. Myers, Florida
Art David - Naples, Florida
Fernando S. Delgado - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Benjamin Dimmitt - New York, New York
Brett J. Donnelly - Orlando, Florida
Ulrich G. Elben - Naples, Florida
Scott Erickson - Sequim, Washington
Scott M. Fincher - Chicago, Illinois
Durga Garcia - West Palm Beach, Florida
Sandy Gennrich - Stamford, Connecticut
Jim G. Gmeiner - Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Dennis T. Goodman - Naples, Florida
Jamie Harmon - Memphis, Tennessee
Mark Hedengren - Provo, Utah
Marissa J. Kaplan - Greensboro, North Carolina
Michael F. Knapstein - Middleton, Wisconsin
Giovanni B. Lunardi - Sarasota, Florida
Jon Malis - Washington, D.C.
Andrew H. Miller - Ft. Myers, Florida
Matt J. Milligan - Bonita Springs, Florida
Katherine T. Morgan - Boca Raton, Florida
laird - Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Tony R. Myles - Ft. Myers, Florida
Allison Parssi - Wellington, Florida
David E. Rowell - St. Petersburg, Florida
Jane Ruprecht - Naples, Florida
Katharine Ryals - Nashville, Tennessee
Isaac A. Sandy - Coconut Creek, Florida
Neeta Satam - St. Louis, Missouri
Aggie R. Sipos - Naples, Florida
Tristan Spinski - Denver, Colorado
Charlie Stephens - Oakland, California
J. Michael Sullivan - Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts
John W. Swain - Sacramento, California
Lexey J. Swall - Naples, Florida
Wendel Swanson - Bonita Springs, Florida
Marc Thorner - Naples, Florida
Oscar M. Vargas - Deerfield Beach, Florida
John F. Wartman - Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Erin Dougherty Williams - Eugene, Oregon
Ellen Yeiser - Castle Rock, Colorado
Sandra C. Yeyati - Naples, Florida
Photographs of the Frederick O. Watson and Elizabeth & William Barrick Galleries during the Exhibition
A Preview Reception for Camera USA was held on June 1, 2012 (Photos Credit: Ivan Seligman)
Naples Art Association Board President, Stacey Bulloch with photographer Jon Malis
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