Exhibition Duration: January 8 – March 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Exhibition juror: Andrew Darlow
Alfa Art Gallery is pleased to announce the New Brunswick Art Salon 2019 Photography Exhibition: “Sightings”. This year’s collection includes a wide range of printed photographic work, from abstract imagery, to breathtaking seascapes, to urban landscapes presented in exquisite detail.
The show’s title, “Sightings” can be taken literally: Seeing things, capturing them with a camera, and presenting them so that they look similar in print to what the photographer saw. Or, “Sightings” can describe the process of drawing more from the “mind’s eye,” of the image-maker, whether created in-camera or by utilizing post-processing tools. This year’s juror is Andrew Darlow, an award-winning artist, author and renowned arts educator. Darlow said this about the show: “I’m honored to again have the opportunity to be the juror for the New Brunswick Art Salon 2019 at Alfa Art Gallery. There are few things I enjoy more than seeing a diverse collection of photographs on the walls of the gallery. Through the work, I always enjoy learning about the artists, as well as the incredible world we all share.”
The exhibition will be open to the public from January 8 through March 2, 2019.
Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, January 11, 2019.
Featured Artists: Alan Chimacoff, Arik Gorban, Austin McCaffrey, Brass Rabbit, Carl Geisler, Conny Jasper, Darina Bout, David Anderson, George Mattei, Lauren Curtis, Nate Tuvera, Nestor Gonzalez, Plamen Petrov, Samuel Vovsi, Vanessa Rowan Whitfield, Yonah Paley
About Alfa Art Gallery’s Art Salons
Alfa Art Gallery possesses a great deal of reverence for the 18th and 19th century traditional art salons. During this era, art salons were the single greatest annual or biannual melding of the artistic and intellectual minds of their time. For more than ten years, Alfa has successfully emulated these momentous events in its own unique way by bridging highly esteemed and talented artists with the New Brunswick public. The Winter offers a salon with exhibitions dedicated to photography while Spring hosts oil and mixed media. The Summer brings a collective consisting of all themes and the Fall presents a watercolor and mixed media exhibition. Alfa is dedicated to the discovery, growth, and support of emerging and established artists. We believe that visual art is a universal form of expression which can bridge cultural gaps and provide a forum where diverse perspectives can be shared and appreciated. Established in 2008, Alfa Art Gallery has grown into New Brunswick’s Cultural Hub by exhibiting over five hundred artists and by hosting multidisciplinary community events in honor of the visual arts, music, poetry and dancing.
About Andrew Darlow (Juror, New Brunswick Art Salon 2018 Photography Exhibition)
Andrew Darlow is a New Jersey-based photographer, educator and consultant. Over the past 20+ years, he has taught photographers and other artists how to improve their photography, workflow and digital print output at conferences, industry events, and educational institutions, including the PDN PhotoPlus Expo, the Arles Photo Festival (Arles, France), Columbia University, and the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. His work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions, and his prints are held in numerous private collections.
Darlow’s articles and images have been included in many publications, websites, books and TV programs, including Animal Planet, People Magazine, USWeekly, NJ.com and CBS News. He’s the editor of imagingbuffet.com and the author of four books, including his newest book, Focus and Filter: Professional Techniques for Mastering Digital Photography and Capturing the Perfect Shot (Ulysses Press). An Amazon Hot New Release and No. 1 Best Seller, Focus and Filter was chosen as an award-winning finalist at the 2018 International Book Awards. To see more of Darlow’s work and to download a 25 page PDF excerpt from the book, visit www.FocusAndFilter.com.