‘The Contemporary Photograph’ open Memorial Day

“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.

SHY RABBIT regular gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery will remain open Memorial Day and through the balance of the week.

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 made the following comment shortly after viewing the show:

“I’ve been attending photography exhibitions of all kinds from NYC … to California, and Santa Fe in between, numerous Friends of Ansel Shows/Events, SF Art School shows, Art Center Pasadena openings, Otis, Anaheim Convention Center Photo Expos, and annual Brooks Institute Student Shows in Santa Barbara, … since the late 1960s.

“ I stand firm on my opinion of your recent National Show. The caliber of work was ‘out of the box!’”

— 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.

Coffee 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 Contemporary Arts is located at 333 Bastille Drive, two blocks north of U.S. 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” will remain open Memorial Day, including more than 70 pieces by 32 artists/photographers. “Things in the Yard #6,” by Santa Fe artist S. Blake Walton, is an archival digital print made with the use of a flatbed scanner, and measures 17.5 x 28 inches.