Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sally Condon is in this upcoming group show!

sponsored by La MontaƱita Co-op

Thursday, June 28, 6-8pm


spend it like water


15 artists  with music • bonnie bluhm
poetry • cathy arellano . tani arness . marilyn stablein

Opening Reception for Image New Mexico

Regina Held, Director of  Matrix Fine Art

Carol Mell with her work

Uwe Schroetar with Trinity, selected for a Juror's Choice Award by Andrew Connors

Robert Esposito with Grey Beyond the Tenacious which won Second Place as well as the People's Choice Award

Regina announcing the winners

Audrey Connolly receiving her prize

Audrey Connolly with Las Trampas Neighborhood Watch which one Third Place

Robert Katz, a member of Matrix Fine Art

John Gilbert with his work

Emilie Sommers with her work
Image New Mexico 2012

This year the annual juried photo exposition and competition featuring local photographers at Matrix Fine Art culminated in a spectacular opening event.  A grand total of eight awards were given by the panel of judges, Fernando Delgado, photographer/artist; Andrew Connors, Curator of Art, Albuquerque Museum; LeRoy Perea, curator, Annual New Mexico Photographic Art Show, InSight Women’s Photography Exhibit;  and Bob Laetare, director, The Artistic Image (alternate).  First Place was given to David Kelton for his piece, Ice Storm, while second and third went to Robert Esposito for Grey Beyond the Tenacious, and Audrey Connolly for Las Trampas Neighborhood Watch, respectively.  Mr. Esposito’s work was also honored with the People’s Choice Award.  Each Juror was also able to celebrate their individual favorites through the Juror’s Choice Award, with both Mr. Perea and Mr. Laetare selecting David Kelton’s Water Drop, Mr. Connors choosing Uwe Schroetar’s Trinity, and Mr. Delgado choosing Mary Hobbs’ Untitled #7 from “Just Before Sleep”.  The final award, Best of Show, was given to John Palmer for Pipes of Pan.

The show is a marvelous combination of images ranging from abstract to figurative and landscape.  It will be on view through July 28th.  We hope you are able to witness this triumph of New Mexico’s most talented photographers!