Both geographic places are home to important contemporary photography centers: Blue Sky Gallery and Center for Fine Art Photography will each host a different solo show award exhibition in conjunction with Critical Mass 2012.
Photolucida's collaboration with Blue Sky yields another solo show award, third year running. Previously, Mitch Dobrowner (2010) and Nigel Dickinson (2011) were recipients of the Critical Mass solo show award, each photographer exhibiting during the month of April during Portland Photo Month. This year's recipient will have their solo show in April 2013, during Photolucida's Reviews, our biannual event that brings 60 curators, publishers, gallerists, and collectors to Portland, along with 160 mostly out-of-town participating photographers. Plus, the attention of the river of public passing through during Portland Photo Month. So - many curious and important eyes will see the exhibit!
|Image by Ferit Kuyas|
A gorgeous, gracious, space, Blue Sky (founded as Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts in 1975) has exhibited a long history of important and socially relevant work.
The Center for Fine Art Photography is also extending a solo show award to a finalist in this year's Critical Mass. Founded in 2004, the Center for Fine Art Photography houses two galleries, educational facilities, and a membership base of 1,300 representing 33 countries worldwide. It has quickly become and important visual and educational reference in the fine art photography world. Past exhibitions have been juried by Susan Spiritus, Catherine Edelman, Mary Ellen Mark, Nick Brandt, Michael Itkoff, Chris Jordon, and Darren Ching & Debra Klomp Ching.
|Image by Skott Chandler|