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.