Williams Fork Wildfire Burn Area #2, Arapaho National Forest, Colorado, ©Melissa Lynn

2022 Annual Members’ Show

ANNUAL MEMBERS’ SHOW

Juror: Gregory Harris,

Donald and Marilyn Keough Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art

JULY 1 – AUGUST 6, 2022

Opening Reception and Award Ceremony with Juror at Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1070 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204

Saturday, July 9, 2022

5 – 8 pm

All events are free and open to the public

To see a highly selective survey of the best contemporary photography from Colorado and across the country, don’t miss CPAC’s 59th Annual Juried Members’ Show. This tradition showcases CPAC’s talented community of over 550 members and provides artists with an important exhibition opportunity.

Juror Gregory Harris, the Donald and Marilyn Keough Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, selected photographs by 16 CPAC members to exhibit. He also selected 16 additional works for inclusion in the exhibition catalog as a Special Mention subset. All together, the show highlights works by 25 CPAC members selected from a pool of 147 photographers who submitted more than 800 images.

At the Opening Reception and Award Ceremony on July 9th, Harris will present his selections for Best in Show and Honorable Mention. The Best in Show winner will receive $300 and the image will be added to our Permanent Collection. The Director’s Choice winner will receive a $100 award, presented by Samantha Johnston, CPAC Executive Director & Curator. All award winners will also receive a exhibition catalog.

Copies of the exhibition catalog are available for $18 on Blurb.com. Purchase here.

(Pictured Above: Williams Fork Wildfire Burn Area #2, Arapaho National Forest, Colorado, detail, by Melissa Lynn)

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Laurel Anderson, Lauren Bertelson, Brenda Biondo, Derrick Burbul, Brian S. Carroll, Seth Adam Cook, Larry Covalciuc, Norm Diamond, Erin Dvorak Clark, Alison Lake, Melissa Lynn, Lyn Swett Miller, Bill Orisich, Allison Plass, Jason Reblando, JP Terlizzi

SPECIAL MENTIONS

Terrel Bailey, Jo Ann Chaus, Marshal D. Clark, Seth Adam Cook, Neil Corman, Jesse Ryan Crosby, Susan Goldstein, Lingxue Hao, Ken Konchel, Lyn Swett Miller, Aaron Sherman

Juror’s Statement

In both our professional and personal life, we look at hundreds if not thousands of photographs every day. Despite this constant flow of images that we all experience, I’m certainly not alone in continuing to find pictures endlessly fascinating. The critic Vince Aletti recently commented on photography’s unusual ability to capture “the rich, weird randomness of real life.” It is no doubt the medium’s capacity to take what may seem commonplace and familiar and transform it into something strange and enigmatic is what continually draws us back to photographs. The array of distinctive approaches and consistently high caliber of the work submitted here are sure signs of the richness of contemporary photography. I had no shortage of stellar photographs from which to choose.

The photographs gathered here coalesce around ideas, experiences, and emotions that are at first glance ordinary—the bonds of family or the beauty of the natural world—yet plumbing the depths of the quotidian offer boundless terrain for revelation and discovery. The photographers included in this exhibition masterfully ply the medium’s unique ability to draw from what may be mundane and transform it into something utterly captivating.

Many thanks to all the photographers who submitted their work for consideration. The thoughtful engagement with photography displayed across these submissions is a testament to their talent and a tribute to CPAC’s vital role in fostering the photography community in Denver and across the country. I am grateful to Samantha Johnston and her team at CPAC for extending me the honor of jurying this exhibition.

— Gregory Harris

EXHIBITION PREVIEW

SPECIAL MENTIONS  

About Gregory Harris

Gregory Harris is the Donald and Marilyn Keough Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He is a specialist in contemporary photography with a particular interest in documentary practice. Since joining the High in 2016, Harris has curated over a dozen exhibitions including Picturing the South: 25 Years, Way Out There: The Art of Southern Backroads and Look Again: 40 Years of Collecting Photographs as well as solo shows with Thomas Struth, Paul Graham, and Amy Elkins. In 2018, he led the expansion and installation of the Photography Department’s new permanent collection galleries. Harris is currently working on the exhibitions Truth Told Slant, and Evelyn Hofer: Eyes on the Street. Before joining the High, Harris was the Assistant Curator at the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago. He previously held curatorial positions in the Photography Department at the Art Institute of Chicago. Harris has also contributed essays to monographs by Matthew Brandt, Paul D’Amato, Amy Elkins, Jill Frank, and the Metabolic Studio. He earned a BFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago, and an MA in art history from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.