© Larry Chait • Jurors Choice Award

© Larry Chait • Jurors Choice Award

© Arlene Stanger • Directors Choice Award

© Arlene Stanger • Directors Choice Award

© David Morel • Honorable Mention

© David Morel • Honorable Mention

© Josh Winegar • Honorable Mention

© Josh Winegar • Honorable Mention

© Sally Ann Field • Honorable Mention

© Sally Ann Field • Honorable Mention

© Joanne Thompson

© Joanne Thompson

© David Thompson

© David Thompson

© Shauna Tewksbury

© Shauna Tewksbury

© Leonardo Taddei

© Leonardo Taddei

© Alan Strassman

© Alan Strassman

© Julia Solis

© Julia Solis

© Lawrence Russ

© Lawrence Russ

© Lawrence Russ

© Lawrence Russ

© Daniel Rapley

© Daniel Rapley

© Wayne Palmer

© Wayne Palmer

© Atsushi Momoi

© Atsushi Momoi

© Liza Macrae

© Liza Macrae

© Kevin Lyle

© Kevin Lyle

© Lorenzo Lumeras

© Lorenzo Lumeras

© Bain Lothian

© Bain Lothian

© Clive Knights

© Clive Knights

© Drew Klausner

© Drew Klausner

© Barbara Justice

© Barbara Justice

© Clay Jordan

© Clay Jordan

© C. Anthony Huber

© C. Anthony Huber

© Julie Hamel

© Julie Hamel

© Marty Golin

© Marty Golin

© Corey Phillips Fowler

© Corey Phillips Fowler

© Julie Fowells

© Julie Fowells

© Jacob Fouts

© Jacob Fouts

© Pete Duval

© Pete Duval

© David Dumo

© David Dumo

© Kathleen Donovan

© Kathleen Donovan

© Mark Dierker

© Mark Dierker

© Jeff Burk

© Jeff Burk

© Ben Carroll

© Ben Carroll

© Gary Beeber

© Gary Beeber

© Gary Beeber

© Gary Beeber

© Gerald	Alderman

© Gerald Alderman

© John Allen

© John Allen

© Geoffrey Agrons

© Geoffrey Agrons

© Stephen Althouse

© Stephen Althouse

 International Juried Photography Exhibition

The Found Object

Exhibition Dates: Dec 20th, 2019 - Jan 19th, 2020
Juror | Aline Smithson

A "found object" is a material artifact discovered by chance and assigned esthetic value in an artist’s hand.  Found art may include a wide array of objects and items either discarded, forgotten, dropped, or misplaced – such as shoes, a fork, shopping carts, signs, doll heads, abandoned cars, clocks, mementos,  or any object that can be reimagined through the lens of a camera… so long as the artist believes that the discovered object possesses a certain aesthetic or talismanic quality - stemming from its appearance, social or personal history.

                                                           

Praxis presents photographic art that studies of the “found object” as pure visual form, detached from its history or utility. Conversely, the representation of the object may be a catalyst for exploring broader issues such as subjectivity and socialization, memory and loss, or love and death.  

© Morgan Miller

© Morgan Miller

© W. Scott Olsen

© W. Scott Olsen

© Shannon Polugar

© Shannon Polugar

© Chris Suspect

© Chris Suspect

© Zbigniew Tappert

© Zbigniew Tappert

© Wenyi	Tang

© Wenyi Tang

© John Stritzinger

© John Stritzinger

© Agnieszka Laskus

© Agnieszka Laskus

© James Ritchie

© James Ritchie

© Dan Plummer

© Dan Plummer

© Ingrid Radio

© Ingrid Radio

© David Quinn

© David Quinn

© Carole	Glauber

© Carole Glauber

© Cody Bratt

© Cody Bratt

© Ilan Wittenberg

© Ilan Wittenberg

© Mateo Serna Zapata

© Mateo Serna Zapata

© Vincent Dupont Blackshaw

© Vincent Dupont Blackshaw

© Chris Walker

© Chris Walker

© William	Nourse

© William Nourse

© Michael Hunter Thompson

© Michael Hunter Thompson

© Kristine Hinrichs

© Kristine Hinrichs

© Jon Hyde & Kimberly Sultze

© Jon Hyde & Kimberly Sultze

© Peter Hastings

© Peter Hastings

© Joe Kandiko

© Joe Kandiko

© Donna	Garcia

© Donna Garcia

© Gary Beeber

© Gary Beeber

© Ricardo Fernandes

© Ricardo Fernandes

© Ken Dreyfack

© Ken Dreyfack

© Norm Diamond

© Norm Diamond

© Slim Blanks

© Slim Blanks

© John Eaton

© John Eaton

© Craig Davidson

© Craig Davidson

© Nancy	Cohodes

© Nancy Cohodes

© William	Bullard

© William Bullard

© Liberty	Best

© Liberty Best

© Geoffrey Agrons

© Geoffrey Agrons

© Slim Blanks

© Slim Blanks

© Lee Backer

© Lee Backer

© Geoffrey Agrons

© Geoffrey Agrons

© Bob Avakian

© Bob Avakian

© Mitchell Anolik

© Mitchell Anolik

© Geoffrey Agrons

© Geoffrey Agrons

 International Juried Photography Exhibition

AFTER DARK

Opening Night: November 22nd, 2019. 6-8PM
Exhibition Dates: Nov 22nd - Dec 18th, 2019

Juror | Layne Kennedy

“Night does not show things, it suggests them. It disturbs and surprises us with its strangeness. It liberates forces within us which are dominated by our reason during the daytime.” ― Brassai

Spanning two centuries, night photography has captured the collective imagination of the masses. From the infamously long exposures required by early artists, to high speed color films and the advent of digital technology, the subject of the night has inspired an explosion of interest among contemporary artists. Natural vistas, celestial bodies, urban landscapes, factories, artificial structures and nocturnal interludes represent but a few of the limitless subjects of nighttime photography.

Praxis Gallery presents photographic works that explore the fundamental qualities that make night photography - from dusk to dawn - a compelling contemporary art form. 

PRAXIS GALLERY  |  PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS CENTER  |  MINNEAPOLIS  |  INFO@PRAXISGALLERY.COM  |  612-475-1605  |  ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER ©2019
© Robert	Nielsen

© Robert Nielsen

© Bernice Williams

© Bernice Williams

© Elizabeth Sanjuan

© Elizabeth Sanjuan

© Paul Stapp

© Paul Stapp

© Stuart Skalka

© Stuart Skalka

© Robert Silance

© Robert Silance

© Yuval Shiboli

© Yuval Shiboli

© Shenyl Wang

© Shenyl Wang

© Leyla Sharabi

© Leyla Sharabi

© Oliver Vogler

© Oliver Vogler

© Natalie	Weber

© Natalie Weber

© Stephen Wilson

© Stephen Wilson

© Jens Vange

© Jens Vange

© Bill Rainer

© Bill Rainer

© Brennan Probst

© Brennan Probst

© Bev Pettit

© Bev Pettit

© Robert	Nowak

© Robert Nowak

© Robert	Mackinlay

© Robert Mackinlay

© Ken Konchel

© Ken Konchel

© Ulf Kirchdorfer

© Ulf Kirchdorfer

© Michael Jorgensen

© Michael Jorgensen

© Ron Weiss

© Ron Weiss

© Mare Jones

© Mare Jones

© Leonard Jewler

© Leonard Jewler

© Don Jacobson

© Don Jacobson

© Rohit Iyer

© Rohit Iyer

© Jinwoo Lee

© Jinwoo Lee

© Gary Hodson

© Gary Hodson

© Marty Golin

© Marty Golin

© George S. Gati

© George S. Gati

© Brian French

© Brian French

© Vincent Dupont Blackshaw

© Vincent Dupont Blackshaw

© Gary Duehr

© Gary Duehr

© Dallas Crow

© Dallas Crow

© Patricia Christakos

© Patricia Christakos

© Hilda Champion

© Hilda Champion

© G.S. Broz

© G.S. Broz

© Charles Allison

© Charles Allison

© Jody Boyer

© Jody Boyer

© Linda Barsotti

© Linda Barsotti

© David Becker

© David Becker

© Terry Barczak

© Terry Barczak

 International Juried Photography Exhibition
Opening Night: Oct 25th, 2019
Exhibition Dates: Oct 25th - Nov 24th, 2019

The Shape of Things

Juror | Ross Anderson

The rhythm of surfaces, lines, and values is for me the essence of photography; composition should be a constant of preoccupation... an organic coordination of visual elements. – Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

The term composition means ‘putting together’ or the act of combining parts or elements to form a whole - often adhering to compositional principles that make a work of photographic art more appealing or intriguing to viewers. These principles include the development of rhythm, movement, contrast, balance, unity, proximity and continuity to create expressive and compelling compositions – while emphasizing different visual concepts.

                                                           

Praxis Gallery presents works of art that explore composition as a fundamental aspect of the photographic aesthetic – be it pure visual formalism or in support of thematic objectives.

PRAXIS GALLERY  |  PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS CENTER  |  MINNEAPOLIS  |  INFO@PRAXISGALLERY.COM  |  612-475-1605  |  ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER ©2019
© Patrizia Riviera

© Patrizia Riviera

© Tom Schifanella

© Tom Schifanella

© Ana Leal

© Ana Leal

© Jasmine Tylor

© Jasmine Tylor

© Tony Shipp • Honorable Mention

© Tony Shipp • Honorable Mention

© Miranda Schmitz

© Miranda Schmitz

© Larry Risser

© Larry Risser

© Robert	Mackinlay

© Robert Mackinlay

© Bree Lamb • Juror’s Choice

© Bree Lamb • Juror’s Choice

© Karey Walter

© Karey Walter

© C. E. Morse

© C. E. Morse

© Thomas Pickarski

© Thomas Pickarski

© Alina Marin-Bliach

© Alina Marin-Bliach

© Alice Mariette

© Alice Mariette

© Michael Loderstedt

© Michael Loderstedt

© Ana Leal

© Ana Leal

© Marc Goldring

© Marc Goldring

© Bree Lamb

© Bree Lamb

© Craig Johnson

© Craig Johnson

© Lara Gilks

© Lara Gilks

© Don Jacobson

© Don Jacobson

© Joyce Ernst

© Joyce Ernst

© Vincent Dupont Blackshaw

© Vincent Dupont Blackshaw

© Ari Jaaksi • Honorable Mention

© Ari Jaaksi • Honorable Mention

© Lisa Cutler

© Lisa Cutler

© Virginia Carr

© Virginia Carr

© Scott Bolendz • Directors Choice

© Scott Bolendz • Directors Choice

© Cassandra Cook

© Cassandra Cook

© Lara Gilks

© Lara Gilks

© Sharon Allen

© Sharon Allen

 International Juried Photography Exhibition

The Sublime Landscape

Opening Night: 6-8PM • Sept 27th
Exhibition Dates: Sept 27th - Oct 21st, 2019

Juror | Laura Valenti

The sublime landscape is defined as having the quality of such greatness, magnitude or intensity, whether physical, metaphysical, moral, aesthetic or spiritual, that our ability to perceive or comprehend it is temporarily overwhelmed. According to aesthetic philosophy, the sublime landscapes can include any of five visual components: 1) great ideas, 2) passion, 3) the appropriate use of figures, 4) the right aesthetic diction, and 5) a skillful composition. Praxis Gallery presents photographic artwork that explores a broad, interpretive, and personal investigation of the sublime landscape.

 

PRAXIS GALLERY  |  PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS CENTER  |  MINNEAPOLIS  |  INFO@PRAXISGALLERY.COM  |  612-475-1605  |  ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER ©2019
© Carl Shubs

© Carl Shubs

© Marc Santos

© Marc Santos

© Ryuten Paul Rosenblum

© Ryuten Paul Rosenblum

© Osceola Refetoff

© Osceola Refetoff

© Rachel Nixon

© Rachel Nixon

© Leah Oates

© Leah Oates

© Colleen Malley

© Colleen Malley

© Brandon Movall

© Brandon Movall

© Saman Majd

© Saman Majd

© Guntis Lauzums

© Guntis Lauzums

© Starr Tucker-Ortega

© Starr Tucker-Ortega

© Thomas Lasher

© Thomas Lasher

© Nikolaos Kihem

© Nikolaos Kihem

© Elizabeth Kazda

© Elizabeth Kazda

© Adrian Jones

© Adrian Jones

© Diana Jahns

© Diana Jahns

© Dan Gilkey

© Dan Gilkey

© Don Jacobson

© Don Jacobson

© Marty Golin

© Marty Golin

© Barbara Frye

© Barbara Frye

© Leslie Escobar

© Leslie Escobar

© Pete Duval

© Pete Duval

© Bob Debski

© Bob Debski

© Matt Dayka

© Matt Dayka

©Larry Chait

©Larry Chait

© Sarajane Berge

© Sarajane Berge

© Giuseppe Cardoni

© Giuseppe Cardoni

© Deborah Bohren

© Deborah Bohren

© Isela Aguirre

© Isela Aguirre

© William Abbott

© William Abbott

 International Juried Photography Exhibition
Opening Reception: Aug 23rd, 6-8PM
Exhibition Dates: August 23rd - Sept 23rd, 2019

The Abstract Image

Juror | Elizabeth Flinsch

‘An abstract photograph draws away from that which is realistic or literal. It draws away from natural appearances and recognizable subjects in the actual world. Some people even say it departs from true meaning, existence, and reality itself. It stands apart from the concrete whole with its purpose instead depending on conceptual meaning and intrinsic form.' John Suler

 

Praxis Gallery presents photographic works that explore the world through an abstracted lens; utilizing elements of color, light, shadow, texture, shape and line to express meaning outside of traditional representational and documentary styles of photography.

PRAXIS GALLERY  |  PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS CENTER  |  MINNEAPOLIS  |  INFO@PRAXISGALLERY.COM  |  612-475-1605  |  ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER ©2019
© Emiliano Pinnizzotto

© Emiliano Pinnizzotto

© Thomas Pickarski

© Thomas Pickarski

© Alexandra Gataeva

© Alexandra Gataeva

© Yohann Line

© Yohann Line

© Sirous Partovi

© Sirous Partovi

© Don Jacobson

© Don Jacobson

© Chris Grismer

© Chris Grismer

© Romain Tornay

© Romain Tornay

© Dr Martin Hoerning

© Dr Martin Hoerning

© Dr. Martin Hoerning

© Dr. Martin Hoerning

© Barbara Dombach

© Barbara Dombach

© Geralda de Graaf

© Geralda de Graaf

© Amirmasoud Agharebparast

© Amirmasoud Agharebparast

© Anastasia Davis

© Anastasia Davis

© Paul Crampton

© Paul Crampton

© Leslie Carpenter

© Leslie Carpenter

© William Bullard

© William Bullard

© Lionel Briot

© Lionel Briot

© Scott Bolendz

© Scott Bolendz

© Joan Concetta Biordi

© Joan Concetta Biordi

© Swen Bernitz

© Swen Bernitz

© Philip Dutch Bagley

© Philip Dutch Bagley

© Osceola Refetoff

© Osceola Refetoff

© Dan Kaufman

© Dan Kaufman

© W. Scott Olsen

© W. Scott Olsen

© Takeo Hirose

© Takeo Hirose

© Robi Chakraborty

© Robi Chakraborty

© Ron Cooper

© Ron Cooper

© Gary Beeber

© Gary Beeber

© Robert Heller

© Robert Heller

 International Juried Photography Exhibition

MONO - KROMATIK

Opening Night, July 26th, 6-8PM
Exhibit Dates: July 26th - Aug 19th, 2019

Juror | Sandrine Hermand-Grisel

Half a century after the advent of color film, black and white & monochromatic photography continues to capture our collective imagination.  Utilizing  tone,  contrast,  texture   and   shape, monochromatic photography strips its subject to only the most essential visual elements; revealing  a  sense of  soul,  substance  and meaning – separate from the shifting sentiments, symbolism and cultural associations of color imagery.

 

Praxis Gallery presents photographic works that demonstrate the fundamental qualities that make black and white & monochromatic photography an enduring, contemporary  art form.

PRAXIS GALLERY  |  PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS CENTER  |  MINNEAPOLIS  |  INFO@PRAXISGALLERY.COM  |  612-475-1605  |  ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER ©2019
© Stephen Lease

© Stephen Lease

© Deborah Saul

© Deborah Saul

© Daria Nelson

© Daria Nelson

© Ron Testa

© Ron Testa

© Tony Shipp

© Tony Shipp

© Bill Cole

© Bill Cole

© Joanne Thompson

© Joanne Thompson

© Elizabeth Flinsch

© Elizabeth Flinsch

© Julia Smith

© Julia Smith

© Mark Roemisch

© Mark Roemisch

© Andreas Theologitis

© Andreas Theologitis

© Dan Younger

© Dan Younger

© Insley Smullen

© Insley Smullen

© Peter Zarnoti

© Peter Zarnoti

© Jakub Malinowski

© Jakub Malinowski

© Jack Mader

© Jack Mader

© Rob Linsalata

© Rob Linsalata

© Rob Linsalata

© Rob Linsalata

© Andy Kabi

© Andy Kabi

© Spyros Lambrou

© Spyros Lambrou

© Adrian Jones

© Adrian Jones

© James Hawker

© James Hawker

© Mark Haskins

© Mark Haskins

© Rheana Gardner

© Rheana Gardner

© Hal Gage

© Hal Gage

© Danny Frede

© Danny Frede

© William Earle

© William Earle

© Lorraine Fletcher

© Lorraine Fletcher

© Scott Stillman

© Scott Stillman

© Jayna Conkey

© Jayna Conkey

 International Juried Photography Exhibition
Opening Night: May 24th, 6-8PM
Exhibition Dates: May 24th - June 23rd, 2019

Sensuous Geographies : The Nude

Juror | Douglas Beasley

The nude form has been portrayed in art throughout history, from the classical era to the enlightenment and the modern era. The nude figure in western art - specifically in photography - has expressed ideals of female and male beauty along with other human qualities including life, energy, and an array of complicated human emotions. Praxis Gallery presents a collection of photographic works that explore the varied iterations of the genre of the nude.

PRAXIS GALLERY  |  PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS CENTER  |  MINNEAPOLIS  |  INFO@PRAXISGALLERY.COM  |  612-475-1605  |  ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER ©2019
© Nancy Kaye

© Nancy Kaye

© Michael Potts

© Michael Potts

© Arthur Nager

© Arthur Nager

© Angi Tianzhu

© Angi Tianzhu

© Les Sharp

© Les Sharp

© Shahab Naseri

© Shahab Naseri

© Alfield Reeves

© Alfield Reeves

© Kevin Lyle

© Kevin Lyle

© John Kaminski

© John Kaminski

© Shifra Levyathan

© Shifra Levyathan

© Shahab Naseri

© Shahab Naseri

© Jean Marc Bara

© Jean Marc Bara

© Jeff Wiles

© Jeff Wiles

© Matthew Kamholtz

© Matthew Kamholtz

© Sisc Johnson

© Sisc Johnson

© William Bullard

© William Bullard

© Carl Shubs

© Carl Shubs

© Ada Trillo

© Ada Trillo

© Bruce Haswell

© Bruce Haswell

© Sonia Goydenko

© Sonia Goydenko

© Danielle Goldstein

© Danielle Goldstein

© Brian Condron

© Brian Condron

© Jane Feely

© Jane Feely

© Dennis Darmek

© Dennis Darmek

© David Sladek

© David Sladek

© Giuseppe Cardoni

© Giuseppe Cardoni

© F. Emmanuel Bastien

© F. Emmanuel Bastien

© Sam Blair

© Sam Blair

© Sanja Buterin

© Sanja Buterin

© Karina Bikbulatova

© Karina Bikbulatova

 International Juried Photography Exhibition

THE DECISIVE MOMENT

Opening Night: 6-8PM, Mar 8th, 2019
Exhibit Dates: Mar 8th - April 8th, 2019

Juror | David L. Parker

Twentieth-century French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson described   the   decisive   moment   as   ‘the    simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.”

 

While the concept of the decisive moment is often associated with dynamic, synchronic activity captured in an instant - it may just as well apply to the photographic image that records a thoughtful moment of fleeting solitude or calm. 

 

© Don Jacobson

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