Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Chowan University 3.1-4.1.2010



Two of my pieces, "Little Giant" and "Ghost House" were accepted into the Chowan University National Juried Exhibition 2010. The Visual Art Department chose 34 works into the exhibition. The opening reception is Thursday, March 4th, from 5-7.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Roseville Arts’ 33rd Annual Open Show


Shelly Willis, Art in Public Spaces Program Director for the city and county of Sacramento, has selected 62 works of art from 655 submitted, from artists from artists from across the country and abroad for Roseville Arts 33rd Annual Open Show. "Little Giant" was one of them. The opening reception is on Saturday, February 20, 6:30-9:00 p.m., at the Blue Line Gallery, 405 Vernon Street, Suite 100 Roseville, CA 95678.

http://www.rosevillearts.org/

Sunday, January 24, 2010

SHSU "Death and Taxidermy"




I was recently invited to participate in the Exhibition "Death and Taxidermy" at Sam Houston State University, in Huntsville, Texas. Five of my images from the Tar Creek Series will be in the show, which runs February 22nd through March 25th. The opening reception is Thursday February 25th, 5-7.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

“Obscura: Click the Light Fantastic" JURORS CHOICE AWARD!




Three of my new pinhole images were accepted in the juried exhibition, "Obscura: Click the Light Fantastic." The show focuses on alternative cameras and printing. It runs from 1.30.10-3.5.10 at The Soundry, Vienna, Virginia. "Ghost House" won Jurors Choice Award!
http://www.soundry.net/

Monday, January 11, 2010

“Indirect Objects: Captured Identities”




“Indirect Objects: Captured Identities” includes four artists from around the country: Stafford Hiroshi Smith (Lewisburg, Penn.), Judith Sol-Dyess (Chicago), Liz Murphy Thomas (Springfield, Ill.), and Vaughn Wascovich (Commerce, Tex.). Inherent in their works is the process of documenting how we choose to identify ourselves through clothes, environment, and the architecture that we inhabit. These photographers seem linked both by an interest in using the camera to capture ‘constructed identities’ we attribute to our character and by being able to interpret social culture in a variety of environments.

Artists in this exhibit also take a contemporary approach to photography, working with issues in their own time frame to engage the world in which they live... Wascovich focuses on the physical landscape of higher education. The academic environment is a place for searching for knowledge unhampered by commercial responsibility and full of opportunity. His photographing of these locations without the students and faculty gives the viewer pause: The emptiness and captured light augment a subtle beauty and hopefulness...

“Indirect Objects: Captured Identities” will be on display from Monday, November 30 through Saturday, February 6 at the Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign, IL.

Krappy Kamera XII International Juried Exhibition. THIRD PRIZE!



Great news for the new year! I got a call this weekend from Sandy at Soho Photo in NYC. My image, "Cotton Wagon, Fairlie, Texas" won third prize in the Krappy Kamera XII International Juried Exhibition! http://www.sohophoto.com/index.html
Funny name for a kontest, but it's a great and well-regarded exhibition that I've been wanting to participate in for years. Finally this year I felt that I had something worthwhile to enter, and apparently they did too! The juror was Daile Kaplan of Swann Galleries.

http://sohophoto.com/kk12_winners_gallery/content/Vaughn_Wascovich_Cotton_Wagon_large.html