This year, the Center for Photographic Art Juried Members exhibition was held in person. The first IRL (in real life) event since the pandemic. My photograph, “Snow Bay #8 v3” has been chosen for the online gallery. Kathryn and I made our way to the Carmel opening and met with friends old and new. The gallery was very crowded, and Kathryn and I were still nervous about Covid. So strange to be at an event fully masked and anxious. The evening was bright and fun, and I met Crista Dix and Anne Jastrab in person. Crista asked the show’s artists to sign the show catalog, and I wrote something very tame and signed my name, which I now regret. My go-to is “San Dimas High School football rules!” Next time I get the chance I’ll gather the courage to write it out for a VIP.
Crista Dix, selected 45 images for the gallery exhibition from nearly 2,100 entries submitted by photographers throughout the United States and abroad. 45 additional juror selections are also included in a special online gallery. All selected gallery and online images are published in the 2022 Members’ Juried Exhibition catalog. Congratulations to all the artists!
About the Juror:
Crista Dix is the Executive Director at the Griffin Museum of Photography, assuming the role in January of 2022 after two years as the museum’s Associate Director. Before coming to the Griffin Museum in 2020 she spent fifteen years operating her own photography gallery, wall space creative, closing it in 2020 to make the move to New England and the Griffin. Having a career spanning many paths she has a background rooted in science, business and creative art. This well rounded experience provides a solid background for supporting the Griffin’s mission to encourage a broader understanding and appreciation of the visual, emotional and social impact of photographic art.