Sunday, July 10, 2011

Illuminance Opens in Lubbock, Photograph Awarded First Place!

Originally published on Facebook, Friday, May 6, 2011 at 10:26am.

Last night, the juried photographic exhibit Illuminance opened at the Buddy Holly Center Fine Arts Gallery, in Lubbock, Texas.

Of the six photographs of mine chosen for the exhibit, Who'll put flowers on a flower's grave?, 2010 was awarded First Place. Made at a catholic cemetery in New Iberia, Louisiana, it depicts an empty vault containing discarded flowers. The photograph’s title was inspired from the lyrics of a Tom Waits song entitled: Flower’s Grave.

Illuminance was juried by Jill Enfield, a professional photographer who specializes in fine art, editorial and commercial photography and currently a professor at the Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.

This is the second consecutive time my work has been honored at Illuminance. Javelina Draw - Black and White, 2005 was awarded the Juror Award at the last installment of Illuminance in 2007 by juror Cliff Deal, photographer, photo historian, and Director of Museums for the Louisiana Department of State Museums.

My other work on display in Illuminance include: Childhood, 2010; Grand Gulf, 2008; Santa Elena Canyon, 2009; Secluded Relic, 2002; and Storm over Point Lookout, 2010.

Illuminance, a biennial juried photographic exhibition, will be on display at the Buddy Holly Center Fine Art Gallery (806-775-3560) from now until June 12. The gallery is located at 1801 Crickets Avenue in Lubbock, Texas. Illuminance will be featured on Lubbock's First Friday Art Trail on May 6 and June 3.

After Illuminance closes on June 12, Flowers will be part of the International Juried Works on Paper exhibit at the 12 12 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia from June 24 through August 19.
First Place: Who'll put flowers on a flower's grave?, 2010
Who'll put flowers on a flower's grave?, 2010
16.9 X 15.8 inches (43 X 40.1 cm)
Copyright 2010 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

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