‘The Contemporary Photograph’ continues at SHY RABBIT

"The Contemporary Photograph: A National Juried Exhibition” continues at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts through June 6. This exhibition is free and open to the public.

This highly anticipated national exhibition continues to draw in large numbers of local and out of town visitors from throughout the country.

A longtime friend of SHY RABBIT kindly sent the following comment shortly after attending the opening and viewing the show:

“Hey, we really enjoyed the (Contemporary Photograph) show ... Without a doubt, the show was one of the best I’ve attended in years ... Shy Rabbit really pulled it off this time!”

— D.L.

From the nearly 300 submissions that were received as the result of a Call for Entries put out by SHY RABBIT earlier in the year, Juror D. Michael Coffee selected 75 works from 32 artists and photographers residing in: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and British Columbia.

The photographers and artists selected for inclusion in “The Contemporary Photograph” are: Sue Abramson, Linda Alterwitz, Matthew Bender, Chad Chisholm, Robert Beau Daignault, Dana Day, Tom Denny, Margaret Doell, Barbara J. Dombach, Gary Engle, J.P. Flores, Patricia Francis, Pavlina Gatikova, Suzie Goodwin, Mark Gottlieb, Karl Horodowich, Graham Ingallina, Walt Jones, S.G. Kealy, Ashley D. Kelley, Amy Kucera, Dan McCormack, Andrew O’Neill, Linda Pampinella, Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton, June Russell, Steve Shelly, Jessi Rebecca Stern, Jenny Treanor, S. Blake Walton, Marydorsey Wanless, and R.K. Williams.

As co-founder and creative director of SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts, Coffee has been responsible for organizing, curating and installing over 20 fine art exhibitions over the course of the last five years. He will select three artists from “The Contemporary Photograph” who will be invited to show an expanded body of their work in a special exhibition at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts in mid to late 2010.

For more information on D. Michael Coffee, visit: www.dmcarts.com.

SHY RABBIT Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday, by appointment, or by chance.

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts is located at 333 Bastille Drive, two blocks north of US 160, off of North Pagosa Boulevard.  The 4,000 square-foot arts facility houses a ceramic studio and fine art gallery, two mixed-media workshops, and two large exhibition spaces.

For more information on SHY RABBIT, visit www.shyrabbit.com or call 731-2766.

For more information on exhibitions, visit www.shyrabbit.com/Exhibits.html.

Photo courtesy SHY RABBIT
“The Contemporary Photograph” continues at SHY RABBIT through June 6, including more than 70 pieces by 32 artists/photographers. “Obsessive Emulsion Disorder #17,” by award-winning Ohio artist Gary Engle, is an emulsion study created as a darkroom photograph made without the use of a camera.