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2012 Juried Showcase (Gallery 24: Robert Smith | George Paton | Susan Guthrie | Rebecca Rivers | Gaylen Morgan)


 














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Harpswell, ME - Topsham, ME (web)
"Great White Heron Landing Sequence" | Epsom Ultra Chrome Inks Printed on Archival Canvas | 72"X16"

Robert Smith - Harpswell, ME (web)
Fine Art Photographer

Artist Statement: "Trying to capture a unique view of our world is difficult when virtually everyone has a camera. A pretty picture is common but photography as a work of art is not. Countless hours, subjects and images are required to produce a special image that is truly a work of art. A photographer may see great images among chaos, and eliminating that chaos is the art when the camera is all seeing. This is the challenge that motivates me and I hope my work expresses this vision to the viewer." -- Robert Smith

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George Paton - Bowdoinham, ME (web) | "Dancing Lilies" | Large Format Color Photograph | 24"X30"

George Paton - Bowdoinham, ME (web)
Fine Art Photographer

"Dancing Lilies" | Large Format Color Photograph | 24"X30"

Artist Statement: ""Throughout my 30 years of photographic endeavors I have been attracted to and focused on images that are much more compositionally driven rather than subject driven. What I have been drawn to are compositions having what I describe as powerful "Visually Dynamics". I want images that excite the eye and are stimulating to view. Since image quality is paramount to my photographic endeavors I work almost exclusively with large format (4x5) equipment. I generally use Fuji Velvia film. Transparencies are drum scanned to produce exceptional high resolution digital files printed on Fuji Archival "C" paper that produce prints of striking photographic quality." -- George Paton

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Susan Guthrie - Belfast, ME | Untitled | Photograph | 24"X18"

Susan Guthrie - Belfast, ME
Fine Art Photographer

| Untitled | Photograph | 24"X18"

Artist Statement: "I shoot mostly in Waldo County, Maine and never seem to run out of light, inside or out. I am driven by the love of capturing light and bringing it into a form that continues to spread that light. These three images are part of a series I am working on using color without color. That is, they are all in color using natural light, but they have only the faintest hints of primary colors. They represent my three areas of photographic work; architectural, landscape and still life." -- Susan Guthrie

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Rebecca Rivers - Searsport, ME (web)
"Adagio for Reeds" | Watercolor | 27"X37"
Received the Best Landscape award in the Maine Open Juried Exhibition in 2011.

Rebecca Rivers- Searsport, ME (web)
Painter

"Adagio for Reeds" | Watercolor | 27"X37"

Received the Best Landscape award in the Maine Open Juried Exhibition in 2011.

Artist Statement: "I am drawn to water, whether salt or fresh; roaring, gurgling or still; ocean, lake, stream or puddle. My paintings are a joyful answer to that call. It has been a gift to my life to have the opportunity to wander the shorelines and woods of Maine. Water is quite unique in that it has no shape or color of it's own. It takes on the elements of it's surroundings. In my wanderings, I became enchanted with the patterns I saw on water surfaces. I realized that when I studied those patterns of nature, layers became more visible. The topmost layer is what is reflected onto the surface of the water from overhead. The next layer is the pattern of that reflection affected by any and all disturbances on the surface from above or below the water surface. The subsequent layer includes what is floating in the water. The bottom layer consists of the rocks, the pebbles, and all that is on the river, pond or stream bed. I am struck by the correlation of this image to our lives. We all have many layers that make up who we are, and each layer is affected by things in the other layers. Even those things buried below affect the pattern on the surface above." -- Rebecca Rivers

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Gaylen Morgan - Blue Hill, ME (web) | "Thin Air" From the Series "Across" | Archival Print on Semi Gloss Fiber Paper | 12"X20"

Gaylen Morgan - Blue Hill, ME (web)
Fine Art Photographer

"Thin Air" From the Series "Across" | Archival Print on Semi Gloss Fiber Paper | 12"X20"

Artist Statement: "The pieces in this series are all of the same view looking across Morgan's Bay in East Blue Hill, Maine. I use the same lens and same position on the ledge for each. My purpose is to explore the same horizon over and over under different conditions and the paradox of the constant that always changes. I am very interested in the fields of color that emerge, and the variations in mood. This series is ongoing and I expect to add more images in the future." -- Gaylen Morgan

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Gaylen Morgan - Blue Hill, ME (web) | "Stillness" From the Series "Across" | Archival Print on Semi Gloss Fiber Paper | 12"X20"

Gaylen Morgan - Blue Hill, ME (web)
Fine Art Photographer

"Stillness"From the Series "Across" | Archival Print on Semi Gloss Fiber Paper | 12"X20"

Artist Statement: "The pieces in this series are all of the same view looking across Morgan's Bay in East Blue Hill, Maine. I use the same lens and same position on the ledge for each. My purpose is to explore the same horizon over and over under different conditions and the paradox of the constant that always changes. I am very interested in the fields of color that emerge, and the variations in mood. This series is ongoing and I expect to add more images in the future." -- Gaylen Morgan

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Robert Smith – Harpswell, ME (web)

Photographer

"Great White Heron Landing Sequence" | Epsom Ultra Chrome Inks Printed on Archival Canvas | 72"X16"

Artist Statement: "Trying to capture a unique view of our world is difficult when virtually everyone has a camera. A pretty picture is common but photography as a work of art is not. Countless hours, subjects and images are required to produce a special image that is truly a work of art. A photographer may see great images among chaos, and eliminating that chaos is the art when the camera is all seeing. This is the challenge that motivates me and I hope my work expresses this vision to the viewer." --Robert Smith

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George Paton – Bowdoinham, ME (web)

Photographer

"Dancing Lilies" | Large Format Color Photograph | 24"X30"

Artist Statement: "Throughout my 30 years of photographic endeavors I have been attracted to and focused on images that are much more compositionally driven rather than subject driven. What I have been drawn to are compositions having what I describe as powerful "Visually Dynamics". I want images that excite the eye and are stimulating to view. Since image quality is paramount to my photographic endeavors I work almost exclusively with large format (4x5) equipment. I generally use Fuji Velvia film. Transparencies are drum scanned to produce exceptional high resolution digital files printed on Fuji Archival "C" paper that produce prints of striking photographic quality." --George Paton

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Susan Guthrie – Belfast, ME

Photographer

Untitled | Photograph | 24"X18"

Artist Statement: "I shoot mostly in Waldo County, Maine and never seem to run out of light, inside or out. I am driven by the love of capturing light and bringing it into a form that continues to spread that light. These three images are part of a series I am working on using color without color. That is, they are all in color using natural light, but they have only the faintest hints of primary colors. They represent my three areas of photographic work; architectural, landscape and still life." --Susan Guthrie

Call 207-338-6140 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Rebecca Rivers – Searsport, ME (web)

Painter

"Adagio for Reeds" | Watercolor | 27"X37"

Received the Best Landscape award in the Maine Open Juried Exhibition in 2011.

Artist Statement: "I am drawn to water, whether salt or fresh; roaring, gurgling or still; ocean, lake, stream or puddle. My paintings are a joyful answer to that call. It has been a gift to my life to have the opportunity to wander the shorelines and woods of Maine. Water is quite unique in that it has no shape or color of it's own. It takes on the elements of it's surroundings. In my wanderings, I became enchanted with the patterns I saw on water surfaces. I realized that when I studied those patterns of nature, layers became more visible. The topmost layer is what is reflected onto the surface of the water from overhead. The next layer is the pattern of that reflection affected by any and all disturbances on the surface from above or below the water surface. The subsequent layer includes what is floating in the water. The bottom layer consists of the rocks, the pebbles, and all that is on the river, pond or stream bed. I am struck by the correlation of this image to our lives. We all have many layers that make up who we are, and each layer is affected by things in the other layers. Even those things buried below affect the pattern on the surface above." --Rebecca Rivers

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Gaylen Morgan – Blue Hill, ME (web)

Photographer

"Thin Air" From the Series "Across" | Archival Print on Semi Gloss Fiber Paper | 12"X20"

"Stillness" From the Series "Across" | Archival Print on Semi Gloss Fiber Paper | 12"X20"

Artist Statement: "The pieces in this series are all of the same view looking across Morgan's Bay in East Blue Hill, Maine. I use the same lens and same position on the ledge for each. My purpose is to explore the same horizon over and over under different conditions and the paradox of the constant that always changes. I am very interested in the fields of color that emerge, and the variations in mood. This series is ongoing and I expect to add more images in the future." --Gaylen Morgan

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