First Place Winner: REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE by Kimberly Chiaris
From the curator, Blue Mitchell:
One of the reasons I chose the Tangible Photograph as a theme was I knew that I would get the opportunity see work that is really pushing photography forward by showcasing the strengths of the medium and combining that with craft sensibilities. We succeeded in collecting work that was literally tangible and tactile–photo objects. As with most competitions, the work is hard to judge against each other by merit–it is subjective. My choices were purely made from what drew me in, made me wonder, and ask questions (other than “why?”).
I have been working a Spotify playlist I like to listen to when creating art. For months I have been adding and subtracting specific songs to help with the flow of this soundtrack. It’s important that I can listen to the playlist in order and cover a broad spectrum of sounds yet each song should dip in and out of the next with little jarring. Curating small selections like this are like choosing songs for playlists, it ebbs and flows through the timeline but they all make sense in the playlist. Today my Tangible Playlist looks like this:
Kimberly Chiaris “Remember Who You Are”
Angela Casagrande “I noticed People disappeared”
Peg Shaw “90 Years 1”
Charlotta Hauksdottir “Topography Study VI”
Diane Fenster “House”
LM Wood “Colorful Crevice”
Mary Dondero “Civil Twilight”
20% of artist fees go to charity. 10% to the curator’s charity and 10% to the first place winner’s charity.
Mitchell has chosen Caldera Arts as his charity.
Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs. Caldera serves Oregon youth from both urban and rural communities with limited access to educational and economic resource opportunities. Our programs nurture individual creativity to ignite self-expression and transform the way young people engage in their lives, families, and communities.
Kimberly Chiaris-First Place Winner’s charity-
The Center for Fine Art Photography