Friday, December 9, 2011

Photograph Selected for Exhibit Celebrating Winter

Next month, A Smith Gallery, in Johnson City, Texas, will exhibit my photograph Saudade, 2011, in their juried show Winter, juried by Jean Caslin.

Caslin is a founding partner of Caslin Gregory & Associates: Consultants to Arts & Culture, which provides coaching for visual artists, as well as exhibition, fundraising, editorial, and event planning services for artists and organizations. From 1988 to 2005, she served as executive director and curator of Houston Center for Photography.

An online gallery of the exhibit has been posted.

Winter can be viewed from January 6 – February 12 at A Smith Gallery, located at 105 N Nugent Avenue, in Johnson City, Texas.  The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11am – 6pm and Sundays from 11am – 3pm.  Artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, January 28, from 4 – 7pm.
  
Saudade, 2011
18.2 X 18.2 inches (46.3 X 46.3 cm)
Copyright 2011 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

Hurricane Ike Photograph selected for the TPS 25th Members' Only Show

Originally published on Facebook, Friday, November 29, 2011 at 8:20pm.

Opening in January, Options Gallery at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas will host of the Texas Photographic Society’s 25th Members’ Only Show.  My photograph Nails, Screws, and Nuts, 2008 from the series Hurricane Ike: Images from the Debris Field was selected for this exhibit by the competition’s juror, Henry Horenstein

Horenstein is a widely published and exhibited professional photographer and the author of more than two dozen books, including the classic texts Black & White Photography, Beyond Basic Photography, and Color Photography, and monographs such as Creatures, Canine, and Racing Days. His work has appeared in Life, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, and Town & Country. Horenstein is currently a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he has taught photography for more than twenty years.

Friends also having work selected for the exhibit include: Susan Barnett, Marti Belcher, Tami Bone, Polly Chandler, Susan de Witt, Steve Goff, Kirsten Hoving, Ellen Jantzen, Carol Serur, Sharon Shero, Amanda Smith, and Ashton Thornhill.  In this exhibit, Polly Chandler was awarded Honorable Mention for her work Along an Icy Pond.

The Texas Photographic Society’s 25th Members’ Only Show can be viewed from January 9 through March 9 at Options Gallery on the Odessa College campus, located at 201 W. University, in Odessa, Texas.
 
Nails, Screws, and Nuts, 2008
27.9 X 22 inches (70.9 X 55.8 cm)
Copyright 2008 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

Silvershotz Folios 2011 Released!

Originally published on Facebook, Friday, November 29, 2011 at 7:44pm.

I am happy to announce this past week the 4th annual Silvershotz Folios 2011 was released, which includes six photographs from my portfolio Hurricane Ike: Images from the Debris Field.  This year’s Folios contains the work of 31 artists from 12 countries, including work from my friends Marti Belcher and Ann George.

The Folios journal is a special edition collection of work by contemporary emerging artists who are carefully selected by a jury panel of industry experts. Photographers from around the world submit portfolios that are evaluated on the following criteria: technical skills, a themed and cohesive body of work, consistent excellence in every image in the folio and the intellect behind the folios presented.

By being selected for inclusion in Folios, contemporary artists are assisted by Silvershotz in the worldwide promotion of their work.  The Folios acts a formal introduction and recommendation to galleries, collectors, and institutions around the world so as to further participants’ careers. This has resulted in increasing the sales of work by Folios artists, in addition to being offered one person exhibitions and reproduction of their work in other fine art publications.

Folios is distributed worldwide, with 10,000 journals being shipped to 1400 bookstores in 17 countries plus a further 2,000 journals being sent to leading galleries and institutions in 19 countries. Major booksellers sell and can order the journal, and it can also be purchased online.

The 2011 jury panel included:
Clive Waring-Flood, Editor, Silvershotz Magazine, UK & Australia
Mary Meyer, Gallery owner & publisher, Australia
Tim Rudman-FRPS, Fine art photographer, printer, author, educator, UK
Rosemary Wilman - Hon FRPS, President of The Royal Photographic Society to September 2011, UK
Stephen Perloff, editor of The Photo Review & The Photograph Collector, USA
Richard William Gadd, Director- Weston Gallery, USA
 
Silvershotz Folios 2011 - Copyright 2011 Silvershotz International Limited.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

“Childhood, 2010” Selected for International Exhibit of Decisive Moments

Beginning in January, the Mpls Photo Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will display my photograph Childhood, 2010 in their exhibit Off the Cuff: The Spontaneous and Unrehearsed.  This exhibit, juried by Madeline Yale, is the first scheduled exhibit of my work for 2012.

Childhood, 2010 depicts a decisive moment of children at play during the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colorado.

A listing of work accepted for the exhibit has been posted.

Off the Cuff: The Spontaneous and Unrehearsed can be viewed from January 20 through February 26, in the Second Floor Galleries, at Mpls Photo Center, located at 2400 North Second Street, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The gallery is open from 12noon – 6pm daily.  Opening reception will be Friday, January 20 from 7:00 – 10:00pm.

Childhood, 2010
24.3 X 17.3 inches (61.8 X 44 cm)
Copyright 2010 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

New Photograph to be Publicly Unveiled at The Kiernan Gallery

Early next month, The Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, Virginia, will display my photograph Triptych: Thermal Soaring, 2010 in their exhibit In Time.  This show, juried by Blake Fitch, will be the second exhibit host by this newly opened gallery, owned and operated by Kat Kiernan.

Triptych: Thermal Soaring, 2010 was photographed in front of my home in Ransom Canyon, Texas.  Photographed from one vantage point over a series of seconds, the photograph depicts the movement of vultures riding thermal updrafts above the rim of the canyon on a summer afternoon.

This will be the first time this photograph as been publicly displayed.

A virtual gallery of the exhibit has been posted.

In Time can be viewed from December 6 through January 7 at The Kiernan Gallery, located at 23B West Washington Street, in Lexington, Virginia.  The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am-5pm. 

 Triptych: Thermal Soaring, 2010 
52.0 X 15.3 inches (132.1 X 38.9 cm) 
Copyright 2010 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Photographs Chosen for Four Corners of the Earth Exhibit

Opening next week, Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, Vermont, will display two of my photographs in their exhibit Four Corners of the Earth.  The show was juried by noted landscape photographer George DeWolfe. 

My photos that were selected include Adrift, 2011 and Storm, Sandoval County, New Mexico, 2009.  An online gallery of the exhibit has been posted by the gallery.  

Adrift, 2011, was recently photographed at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas.  Reminiscent of an impressionist painting and invoking a romantic mood, the surrealist and dream-like color photograph captures the reflection of cypress trees in a pond containing floating leaves.

A limited edition print of Adrift, 2011, framed by international award-winning fine art framers John and Phyliss Nazworth, can be viewed and is available for purchase at Pinehurst Gallery in Orange, Texas. 

Pinehurst Gallery and Custom Picture Framing (409-882-9008) is located at 2498 Martin Luther King, Suite C, in Orange, Texas.  The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm, and Saturday, 10 am-2pm. 

Four Corners of the Earth can be viewed from November 29 through December 23 at the Darkroom Gallery (802-777-3686), located at 12 Main Street, in Essex Junction, Vermont.  The gallery is open 11am-4pm daily or by appointment.  Artists’ reception will be Friday, December 9.
 
 
Storm, Sandoval County, New Mexico, 2009 
12.9 X 8.5 inches (32.7 X 21.7 cm) 
Copyright 2009 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.
 
 
Adrift, 2011
16.4 in X 16.4 inches (41.6 X 41.6 cm)
Copyright 2011 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.
 
  
 Adrift, 2011 framed and exhibited at Pinehurst Gallery in Orange, Texas.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Photographs Selected for High And Dry XI Exhibition

Opening this week, the International Cultural Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas will exhibit my work High and Dry, 2009 and Storm over Point Lookout, 2010 in their juried exhibit High and Dry XI.  Juror O. Rufus Lovett selected photos for the exhibit. 

Friends having work featured in the exhibit include: Marti Belcher, Steve Goff, Craig Kelley, Mac Rowley, Sharon Shero, Beckwith Thompson, Ashton Thornhill, and Bill Wright.

High and Dry XI can be viewed from November 22 through January 13 at the International Cultural Center at Texas Tech University (806-742-2974), located at 601 Indiana Avenue, in Lubbock, Texas.  The gallery is open daily from 8am – 5pm.  Artists’ reception will be held on Friday, December 9 from 5:00pm-7:30pm.
  
   
 
High and Dry, 2009
17.3 X 17.3 inches (43.9 X 43.9 cm) 
Copyright 2009 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.
  
  
Storm over Point Lookout, 2010
13.0 X 8.6 inches (32.9 X 22.0 cm) 
Copyright 2010 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

“get addicted to . . .” Blog Publishes Hurricane Ike Portfolio

Originally published on Facebook, Friday, October 28, 2011 at 9:42am. 

I am happy to announce that earlier this week my portfolio Hurricane Ike: Images from the Debris Field was selected for publication on the blog get addicted to . . ..  The editors of the blog found the portfolio via its Internet presence and publication on my website, F-Stop Magazine (Issue #49), and Silvershotz.  It’s nice to know that word about the portfolio is getting out and is being well received.  Thank you again to the editors and staff at get addicted to . . . for their interest in sharing my work with their loyal readers and the rest of the online community. 


Screenshot from the blog "get addicted to . . .".

Photos from the Hurricane Ike Portfolio Published on 591 Photography Blog

Originally published on Facebook, Friday, October 28, 2011 at 9:33am.

Earlier this month, the blog 591 Photography Blog published three photographs from my portfolio Hurricane Ike: Images form the Debris Field.  The editors of 591 Photography Blog selected a few images from the series that have rarely been published, including Church, 2008 and Washer with Clothes, 2008.


 Screenshot from 591 Photography Blog

2011 Silvershotz Folios are Available for Order for a Limited Time!

Originally published on Facebook, Friday, October 28, 2011 at 9:05am. 

Copies of the 2011 Silvershotz Folios, which includes my portfolio Hurricane Ike: Images from the Debris Field is now available for order on the Silvershotz website for $10.00 USD each.

This is the 4th annual Folios, and includes the work of 31 photographers from 12 countries for the prestigious publication.  Silvershotz distributes 10,000 folio journals to 1400 bookstores in 17 countries plus a further 2,000 journals are mailed free of charge to leading galleries and institutions in 19 countries.

The Silvershotz 2011 Folios journal is a special edition collection of contemporary emerging artists who are carefully selected by a jury panel of industry experts. Photographers from around the world must submit a folio of 15 images. The images are selected on the following criteria: technical skills, a themed and cohesive body of work, consistent excellence in every image in the folio and the intellect behind the folios presented.

Previous folio participants have been offered one person exhibitions, have had their work reproduced in publications and sold more work to collectors.

The goals of the annual Silvershotz Folios are: (1) assist contemporary photographers around the world to promote their work in an ever increasing competitive market place, (2) provide photographic artists with introductions to galleries, collectors and institutions around the world to further their careers - the folio acts as a formal introduction and recommendation, (3) the credibility provided by the folio annual is an important milestone to add to their CV, (4) encourage experimentation in a range of genres and styles, establishing benchmarks for artists by providing information and guidance, and (5) provide inspiration to all photographic artists and students by acting as a silent mentor to thousands of photographers worldwide who require guidance, information and inspiration in their quest for success.

The 2011 jury panel included:
Clive Waring-Flood, Editor, Silvershotz Magazine, UK & Australia
Mary Meyer, Gallery owner & publisher, Australia
Tim Rudman-FRPS, Fine art photographer, printer, author, educator, UK
Rosemary Wilman - Hon FRPS, President of The Royal Photographic Society to September 2011, UK
Stephen Perloff, editor of The Photo Review & The Photograph Collector, USA
Richard William Gadd, Director- Weston Gallery, USA


 Woman's Right Shoe, 2008
Size: 19.3 X 21.9 inches (49.0 X 55.7 cm)
Copyright 2008 Richard Allen Ashmore – All Rights Reserved.

num6ers Exhibit Opens at A Smith Gallery

Originally published on Facebook, Friday, October 28, 2011 at 7:57am.
 

This past weekend saw the opening and artists’ reception of the num6ers exhibit at A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas.   The exhibit, juried by Amanda Smith, owner/director of A Smith Gallery, and Carol Watson, includes my work Windmill Triptych, 2008

An online gallery of the exhibit has been posted.

num6ers can be viewed now through November 6 at A Smith Gallery, located at 105 N Nugent Avenue, in Johnson City, Texas.  The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11am – 6pm and Sundays from 11am – 3pm. 


Photo from the num6ers Exhibition Artists’ and Public Reception.


 Photo from the num6ers Exhibition Artists’ and Public Reception.


 Photo from the num6ers Exhibition Artists’ and Public Reception.


Windmill Triptych, 2008
18.9 X 7 inches (47.9 X 17.7 cm)
Copyright 2008 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

Photographs of the Geological Society of American Photo Exhibition

Originally published on Facebook, Friday, October 28, 2011 at 7:49am.

Earlier this month, the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  During the meeting, the 3rd Annual GSA Photo Exhibit was exhibited at the convention center from October 9-12.

Juried by Dr. Ellen Bishop, Dr. Marli Miller, and Dr. Steve Weaver, the exhibit included my works The Twelve Apostles #1, 2011 (Second Place – Geological Processes Past and Present Category) and The Goosenecks of the San Juan River, 2007 (Honorable Mention – Iconic Landscapes Category).

I was able to make these photographs of the exhibit during the convention.


 
Photo of the 3rd Annual Geological Society of America Photo Exhibit.


Photo of the 3rd Annual Geological Society of America Photo Exhibit.


Photo of the 3rd Annual Geological Society of America Photo Exhibit.


The Twelve Apostles #1, 2011
Size: 25.8 X 17.2 inches (65.6 X 43.8 cm)
 
Copyright 2011 Richard Allen Ashmore – All Rights Reserved.

 
  
The Goosenecks of the San Juan River, 2007
Size: 52.0 X 9.9 inches (132.1 X 25 cm)
 
Copyright 2007 Richard Allen Ashmore – All Rights Reserved.

Photographs of Where in the World Exhibit

Originally published on Facebook, Friday, October 28, 2011 at 7:38am.

Earlier this month, Mpls Photo Center, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, opened their juried exhibit entitled, Where in the World: People, Places, Events.  The exhibit, juried by Toby Kamps, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, includes my work Triptych: Crystal Beach, Texas after Hurricane Ike, 2008 and Windsor Ruins, 2002.

I was in Minneapolis for a geological convention this month, which coincidentally coincided with the opening of the Where in the World exhibit, and was able to make a few photographs of the exhibit. 

Where in the World can be viewed now through November 28 at the Mpls Photo Center (612-643-3511), located at 2400 North Second Street, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The gallery is open daily from 12pm – 6pm.

Photo from the Where in the World: People, Places, Events Exhibition.


Triptych: Crystal Beach, Texas after Hurricane Ike, 2008
Size: 32.0 X 32.0 inches (81.3 X 81.3 cm)
Copyright 2008 Richard Allen Ashmore – All Rights Reserved.

Windsor Ruins, 2002
Size: 46.4 X 15.1 inches (118.0 X 38.3 cm) 
Copyright 2002 Richard Allen Ashmore – All Rights Reserved.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hurricane Ike Portfolio Featured in Two Prestigious International Publications

I am happy to announce that my photographic portfolio Hurricane Ike: Images from the Debris Field, has been selected to be featured in two prestigious international publications this fall.

On October 1, twenty photographs from the series were featured in the current issue of F-Stop Magazine (Issue #49 – October/November 2011), an online magazine showcasing contemporary photography from emerging and contemporary photographers worldwide.  The photographs were selected to be part of F-Stop’s annual portfolio issue.

In addition, the portfolio has also been selected for inclusion in the 2011 Silvershotz Folios.  This journal of contemporary photography is distributed worldwide, with the 2011 Folios being published later this year.  Major booksellers sell and can order the journal, but it can also be purchased online

Work for both issues is selected through a jury review only and is highly competitive, so I feel honored to have had the portfolio selected for both journals.  Still the work continues, for although most of the images in the portfolio were shot within a month after Hurricane Ike struck Galveston in 2008, the portfolio is still growing.  Sifting through the thousands of images to make the finished photographs has taken much time and the work continues.  Photographs from the series can be seen on my website, with new photos being added as production of the series continues.


 Washer with Clothes, 2008
Size: 19.3 X 21.9 inches (49.0 X 55.6 cm)
Copyright 2008 Richard Allen Ashmore – All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Photographs from Hurricane Ike Series to be Exhibited at PhotoNOLA

On December 10, I will participate in Photowalk, exhibiting several photographs from my series “Hurricane Ike: Images from the Debris Field”.  Photowalk is a one-night-only exhibit at the PhotoNOLA 2011 Annual Festival of Photography in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The free and open to the public exhibit will showcase the 65 photographers who are attending PhotoNOLA’s photo review sessions.

Photographs from the Hurricane Ike series can be viewed on my website.

PhotoNOLA 2011’s Photowalk will be held on Saturday, December 10, from 5pm-7pm on the second floor of the International House Hotel Conference Facility, 220 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Playboy, Vol. 33, No. 12 - December 1986, 2008
19.3 X 24.6 inches (49 X 62.4 cm)
Copyright 2008 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

Rita and Ike Hurricane Photographs Chosen for International Exhibit

Later this fall and winter, the 12 12 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia will display two photographs that depict the horrors of hurricanes Rita (2005) and Ike (2008) in the 2011 International Juried Photographic Exhibition.  Juror Amalia Pizzardi selected Grave Exhumed by Hurricane Rita, 2008, a photograph made near Grand Chenier, Louisiana, and Port Bolivar Community Cemetery, 2008, a photo from my award-winning series Hurricane Ike: Images from the Debris Field

12 12 Gallery has also posted an online gallery of the exhibit.

Also this month, Port Bolivar Community Cemetery, 2008 will be on display in Portland, Oregon at the Newspace Center for Photography in their 3rd Annual Members’ Showcase exhibit (October 7-30). 

The 2011 International Photography Exhibition can be viewed from October 28 through January 15 at the 12 12 Gallery (804-233-9957), located at Zero E. 4th Street #39, in Richmond, Virginia.  The gallery is open Friday-Sunday, 12pm-4pm, and by appointment.  Opening artists’ reception and award presentations will be Sunday, October 30, from 2pm-5pm.


 
Grave Exhumed by Hurricane Rita, 2008 
16.7 X 25.9 inches (42.5 X 65.8 cm) 
Copyright 2008 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.



 
Port Bolivar Community Cemetery, 2008 
19.3 X 22 inches (49 X 54.6 cm) 
Copyright 2008 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Photograph of Shangri La Selected for International Exhibit

Opening in November, Photoplace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont will exhibit my work Adrift, 2011 in their international exhibit Again: Reflections and Photography. 
   
Adrift, 2011, was recently photographed at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas.  Reminiscent of an impressionist painting and invoking a romantic mood, the surrealist and dream-like color photograph captures the reflection of cypress trees in a pond containing floating leaves.
  
Juror Sylvia de Swaan selected the photo from approximately 950 photographs submitted internationally to be included in the exhibit.  Born in Romania, de Swaan is a New York-based fine art photographer whose photographic work focuses on “themes that include personal history, individual and collective memory and identity, the state of the world and the neighborhood where I live. I’m interested in the construction of narrative and how meaning is created through juxtaposition and editing.”
  
Photoplace Gallery has posted an online gallery of Again: Reflections and Photography.
  
Presently, a limited edition print of Adrift, 2011, framed by international award-winning fine art framers John and Phyliss Nazworth, can be viewed and is available for purchase at Pinehurst Gallery in Orange, Texas. 
  
Pinehurst Gallery and Custom Picture Framing (409-882-9008) is located at 2498 Martin Luther King, Suite C, in Orange, Texas.  The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm, and Saturday, 10 am-2pm. 
   
Again: Reflections and Photography can be viewed from November 8 through December 3 at Photoplace Gallery (802-989-2359), located at 3 Park Street, in Middlebury, Vermont.  The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday 11am – 4pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm or by appointment.  During Thanksgiving (November 23-25), the gallery will be closed. Artists’ reception will be held on Friday, November 11 from 5pm – 6:30 pm. Website: www.vtphotoworkplace.com. 
  
Other websites showcasing de Swaan’s work:
  
   
Adrift, 2011
16.4 in X 16.4 inches (41.6 X 41.6 cm)
Copyright 2011 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.
  
   
Adrift, 2011 framed and exhibited at Pinehurst Gallery in Orange, Texas

Friday, September 23, 2011

New Photographs to be Exhibited at Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Exhibits

Beginning September 30 and running through mid-November two new photographs from my series Embracing the Light:Perspectives on Mortality will be on exhibit at galleries in Lubbock, Texas for the annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration.

The Buddy Holly Center’s Fine Art Gallery will open their exhibit, Celebración, Friday, September 30.  The exhibit will run through Sunday, November 6 and will be exhibiting my photograph The Eldest Child, 2011. The photograph was made at a cemetery on the Brandon Hall Plantation north of Natchez, Mississippi. The small cemetery is the resting place of eight of the Brandon’s twelve children. Seven of these children died in their youth before the death of their parents, with six of them dying before becoming teenagers. A few years ago, someone that visited the cemetery took enough of an interest so as to develop a website detailing a history of the family, including the stories of how each of the children died.  It’s a very interesting!
  
The International Cultural Center at Texas Tech University will open their Día de los Muertos exhibit, Friday, October 21.  The exhibit will run through Thursday, November 17 and will be exhibiting my photograph San Juan Mission Cemetery #1, 2009.  It was made near Farmington, New Mexico and exhibits hundreds of white crosses marking the nameless graves of Navaho Indians.  The cemetery dates to the early twentieth-century.
  
Both exhibits will be part of the annual Día de los Muertos Procesión, to be held in Lubbock on Friday, October 28 from 5pm – 10pm. 
  
The Buddy Holly Center’s Fine Art Gallery (806-775-3560) is located at 1801 Crickets Avenue in Lubbock, Texas.  The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 1pm – 5pm.
  
The International Cultural Center at Texas TechUniversity (806-742-3667) is located at 601 N. Indiana Avenue in Lubbock, Texas.  The gallery is open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm. 
   
The Eldest Child, 2011
25.6 in X 17.1 inches (65.1 X 43.6 cm)
Copyright 2011 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.
   

San Juan Mission Cemetery #1, 2009
25.9 X 17.3 inches (65.8 X 43.9 cm)
Copyright 2009 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

Photograph Selected for Spooky Show

Next month, Lightbox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, Oregon will exhibit my work Terlingua, 2008 in their exhibit Spooky Show III.  Jurors for the exhibit were Chelsea and Michael Granger, Directors of Lightbox Photographic Gallery.  The exhibit will showcase photographs that are “haunting, mysterious, spooky or creepy in mood or subject, images that create a sense of unease, while maintaining an element of beauty.”
 
Spooky Show III can be viewed from October 8 through November 5 at Lightbox Photographic Gallery (503-468-0238), located at 1045 Marine Drive, in Astoria, Oregon.  The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday 10am – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 5pm.  Artists’ reception will be held on Friday, October 8 from 5pm – 9 pm.
  
 
Terlingua, 2008
6.6 X 6.6 inches (16.7 X 16.7 cm)
Copyright 2008 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Two Photographs Win International Awards from the Geological Society of America

I am honored to have had two photographs win awards in the 3rd Annual Geological Society of America Photo Exhibit.  An exhibit of winning photographs will be on display from October 9 – 12 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during the 2011 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. 

Jurors for the exhibit were: Dr.Ellen Bishop, Dr. Marli Miller, and Dr. Steve Weaver.

The winning photographs include: The Twelve Apostles #1, 2011 (Second Place – Geological Processes Past and Present Category) and The Goosenecks of the San Juan River, 2007 (Honorable Mention – Iconic Landscapes Category).

An online gallery of all entries is planned to be posted soon.
 
   
 
The Twelve Apostles #1, 2011 
25.8 X 17.2 inches (65.6 X 43.8 cm)
Copyright 2011 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.
    
 
 
The Goosenecks of the San Juan River, 2007 
52.0 X 9.9 inches (132.1 X 25.0 cm)
Copyright 2007 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

Photograph Selected for The Nature of Trees International Exhibit

Next month, Photoplace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont will exhibit my work Windsor Ruins, 2002 in their exhibit The Nature of Trees.  Juror Sean Kernan selected the photo from approximately 1600 photographs submitted internationally to be included in the forty-piece exhibit.  Photoplace Gallery has posted an online gallery of the exhibit. 

The Nature of Trees can be viewed from October 11 through November 5 at Photoplace Gallery (802-989-2359), located at 3 Park Street, in Middlebury, Vermont.  The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday 11am – 4pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm or by appointment.  Artists’ reception will be held in conjunction with the Middlebury Arts Walk on Friday, October 14 from 5pm – 7 pm.

Windsor Ruins, 2002 
46.4 X 15.1 inches (188.0 X 38.3 cm)
Copyright 2002 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Repeat Photograph Selected for num6ers Exhibition

This Fall, A Smith Gallery, in Johnson City, Texas, will exhibit my repeat photograph Windmill Triptych, 2008, from my series Revealing Time, in their juried show num6ers.  The exhibition was juried by Amanda Smith, owner/director of A Smith Gallery, and Carol Watson.

An online gallery of the exhibit has been posted.

num6ers can be viewed from September 30 – November 6 at A Smith Gallery, located at 105 N Nugent Avenue, in Johnson City, Texas.  The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11am – 6pm and Sundays from 11am – 3pm.  Artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, October 22, from 4 – 7pm.

 
Windmill Triptych, 2008
18.9 X 7 inches (47.9 X 17.7 cm)
Copyright 2008 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

Hurricane Ike Photo Selected for Showcase Exhibition in Oregon

In early October, the Newspace Center for Photography, in Portland, Oregon, will open their 3rd Annual Members’ Showcase Exhibition.  This juried exhibit will include my photograph Port Bolivar Community Cemetery, 2008, from my series Hurricane Ike: Images from the Debris Field.  The exhibition was juried by Newspace Executive Director Chris Bennett and Staff.

The 3rd Annual Members’ Showcase Exhibition can be viewed from October 7 – 30 at the Newspace Center for Photography, located at 1632 SE 10th Avenue, in Portland, Oregon.  The gallery is open Monday – Thursday from 10am – 10:30pm and Friday – Sunday from 10am – 6pm.  Artists’ reception will be held on Friday, October 7, from 6 – 9pm.

 
Port Bolivar Community Cemetery, 2008
19.3 X 22 inches (49 X 54.6 cm)
Copyright 2008 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hurricane Ike Photo Honored with International Award

I recently learned that my photograph, Nail, Screws, and Nuts, 2008, was awarded Third Place in the Open Category of the PHOTOcentric 2011 exhibit.  The photo is from my series: Hurricane Ike: Images from the Debris Field.

PHOTOcentric 2011 was juried by Larry Fink and Stephan Perloff and will be on display at the Garrison Art Center in Garrison, New York from September 10 through October 2.

 
PHOTOcentric 2011 Announcement Poster


Nails, Screws, and Nuts, 2008
27.9 X 22 inches (70.9 X 55.8 cm)
Copyright 2008 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

TPS 20th International Competition Exhibition Artists’ and Public Reception

This past Saturday, August 27, saw the exhibit opening of the TexasPhotographic Society’s 20th International Competition.  The exhibit, which will tour galleries throughout Texas for one year, premiered at A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas.

Included in this show is my work Storm, Sandoval County, New Mexico, 2009.  It was one of 60 photographs chosen for the exhibit out of 939 photos submitted in the competition from around the world.  Juror for the exhibit was Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell.

In addition to my print being selected for the show, it was also selected for use on the poster announcing the exhibit!

A Smith Gallery (512-422-4080) is located at 105 N. Nugent Avenue in Johnson City, Texas. The gallery is open Friday – Saturday, 11am-6pm, and Sunday, 11am-3pm. 
 
 
 
TPS 20th International Competition Exhibition Poster
 
 
 
Photo from the TPS 20th International Competition Exhibition Artists’ and Public Reception.
 
 
 
Photo from the TPS 20th International Competition Exhibition Artists’ and Public Reception.
  
  
 
Storm, Sandoval County, New Mexico, 2009 
12.9 X 8.5 inches (32.7 X 21.7 cm) 
Copyright 2009 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Black and White 2011 Artists’ and Public Reception

On Friday, August 5, The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado held it’s Artists’ and Public Reception for their Black and White 2011 exhibit. The exhibit included my work Childhood, 2010, one of 46 photographs chosen for the exhibit out of 3,048 photos submitted in the competition from around the world.  Photographs from the reception seen below were provided by the gallery.
  
Juror for the exhibit was Catherine Edelman, of the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago.
  
With the opening of Black and White 2011 on June 17, the gallery also uploaded a virtual gallery of the exhibit for those that cannot view the exhibit in-person. 
  
The Center for Fine Art Photography (970-224-1010) is located in the Poudre River Arts Center at 400 North College Avenue in Fort Collins, Colorado. The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and Saturday, 10am-3pm. 

  
 Photo from Black and White 2011 Artists’ and Public Reception.
   
 Photo from Black and White 2011 Artists’ and Public Reception.
   
Childhood, 2010
24.3 X 17.3 inches (61.8 X 44 cm)
Copyright 2010 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Photograph Commemorating Texas Blues Artist Selected for Exhibit in Oregon

Early next month, the newly opened Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon will exhibit my photograph ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, 2008 in the exhibit Still Life: Objects, Images and Patterns juried by Lori Nik.

Nik is a New York-based still life photographer, recognized internationally for her meticulously detailed, hand created, models that appear real and documentary.  Having won numerous awards for her photography, her work has been exhibited and collected internationally.

The photograph ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, 2008 is of the grave of a Grammy award-winning blues artists from my hometown of Orange, Texas.  Gatemouth was in ill health and living in New Orleans in the summer of 2005.  While evacuating from Hurricane Katrina, Gatemouth succumbed to his illness.  Locals speculate that the three jars of grape jelly on his tomb, left by an admirer, refer to a song about grape jelly that Gatemouth wrote.  Coincidentally, the photograph I made of his grave was produced a few weeks before Hurricane Ike struck the area all but destroying the cemetery.

Still Life: Objects, Images and Patterns can be viewed from 1 – 20 September at Black Box Gallery (503-407-5337), located at 811 East Burnside Street, Suite 212, in Portland, Oregon.  The gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays from 12pm – 5pm.  Artists’ reception will be held on Friday, September 2 from 5pm – 8:30pm.


  
'Gatemouth' Brown, 2008
17.3 X 25.9 inches (43.9 X 65.8 cm)
Copyright 2008 Richard Allen Ashmore – All Rights Reserved.