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2011 National Juried Show

SEEING SEEING: Capturing a Moment

Juror: Felice Frankel

May 20 - June 24, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, May 20, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, June 1, 12:30 pm

Creative Arts Workshop (CAW) presents Seeing Seeing: Capturing a Moment, a national photography exhibition that focuses on how artists see and capture the world around them. Juried by renowned science photographer Felice Frankel, Seeing Seeing features forty-eight artists from across the United States.

The exhibition is on view in the Workshop's two-story Hilles Gallery from May 20 to June 24. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. In conjunction with the exhibition, a gallery talk with participating artist and CAW Photography Department Head Harold Shapiro is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, at 12:30 pm. The exhibition, opening and gallery talk are all free and open to the public.

The jurying process for Seeing Seeing was highly selective, with nearly 350 entries submitted by well over 100 artists. Ms. Frankel selected a wide range of images for the exhibition, emphasizing photographs that offer unique points of view. “With the proliferation of cameras of all sorts, it's no wonder everyone sees themselves as a photographer of one form or another,” explained Ms. Frankel. “But how many of those images introduce a new way of seeing something, perhaps even something familiar?”

From the forty-seven artists featured in the show, Ms. Frankel selected two prizewinners: Van Chu (Salt Lake City, UT) and Susie Capezzone (Guilford, CT). The prizewinners will participate in a joint show at CAW in January 2012. Ms. Frankel awarded Honorable Mentions to Susan Bender (Branford, CT), Pinque Clark (Boulder, CO), Justin Ginsberg (Dallas, TX) and Tom Peterson (Hamden, CT) for their extremely strong contributions to this exhibition.

Creative Arts Workshop holds a juried exhibition each year to showcase the work of both emerging and established artists from around the world, reinforcing its mission of fostering creativity through participation in and appreciation of the visual arts.

Seeing Seeing is generously sponsored by Suzio York Hill and Stratton Faxon.



Having had the privilege of judging a series of competitions, the challenge of “judging” has always been problematic for me. I have always asked myself – who am I, or for that matter, who among us, has the ability to judge another’s work? And so in this most difficult task, the images you see here should be considered only one person's opinion. So many of the images submitted were remarkable in many different ways, but choices had to be made. If I had to define what was the critical component of a decision, it was what I initially wrote in the juror’s statement – that I was welcoming submissions that gave us “a new way of seeing something, perhaps even something familiar.”

To that end, I invite you to embrace this wonderful collection of images and to see what these artists are seeing.

- Felice Frankel, Juror



Science photographer Felice Frankel is a research scientist in The Center for Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Working in collaboration with scientists and engineers, Frankel’s images have been published in over 300 journal articles and/or covers and various other publications for general audiences, including National Geographic, Nature, Science, Angewandte Chemie, Advanced Materials, Materials Today, PNAS, Newsweek, Scientific American, Discover Magazine and New Scientist.

Her most recent book, No Small Matter: Science on the Nanoscale, is co-authored with George Whitesides. Previous books are Envisioning Science:The Design and Craft of the Science Image; On the Surface of Things: Images of the Extraordinary in Science, co-authored with George Whitesides; and Modern Landscape Architecture: Redefining the Garden, with Jory Johnson. She is founder of the Image and Meaning workshops and conferences whose purpose is to develop new approaches to promote the public understanding of science through visual expression. She has also led a National Science Foundation funded program, Picturing to Learn, an effort to study how making representations by students, aids in teaching and learning.

Frankel and her work have been profiled in the New York Times, Wired, LIFE Magazine, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Chronicle of Higher Education, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, Science Friday, the Christian Science Monitor and various european publications. She exhibits throughout the United States and in Europe. Her limited edition photographs are included in a number of corporate and private collections.



2010: Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex, juried by Hedi Kyle, internationally recognized book artist and conservator

2009: Sky's the Limit: Built, Unbuilt and Just Imagined, juried by Janet Echelman, internationally recognized installation artist

2008: Painting as Presence, juried by William Bailey, Kingman Brewster Professor of Art Emeritus, Yale University

2007: Ceramic Abstraction: Exploration and Evidence, juried by Paula Winokur, internationally renowned ceramic artist

2006: Particular Places, juried by Bernard Chaet, William Leffingwell Professor of Painting Emeritus Yale University School of Art

2005: Close to Home, juried by Jacquelyn D. Serwer, Chief Curator of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.




Mary Abraham
Stephanie Anestis
Marcia Babler
Ioana Barac
Susan Bender
Mike Callaghan
Susie Capezzone
Donald Carlson
Lauren Casselberry
Isabel Chenoweth
Van Chu
Pinque Clark
Jeremy Coleman
Julian Davie
Dwayne Ellis
William Frucht
Justin Ginsberg
Suzanne Grella
Jackie Heitchue
Sharon Hirsch
Dan Hittleman
Lesley Holford
Clara James
Madison Marie Johnston
Steven Lindner
Jim Lustenader
Mica McCann
Bob McDermott
Roslyn Meyer
Art Murphy
Sean O'Brien
Martha Penella
Penny Perkins
Tom Peterson
Jan Portwood
Christopher Randall
Jerry Reed
Eric Rennie
Lawrence Russ
Dawn Sanford
Peter Schwartz
Michael Seif
Harold Shapiro
Alan Shulik
Pam Willmer
Marjorie Wolfe
Stefan Znosko


Capturing a Moment

Special photographs capture a moment in time of somewhere, someone, something in a way that leaves us spellbound. They reveal, tell, relate, inform, depict what we didn't really know existed, and leave us wanting for more.

With the proliferation of cameras of all sorts, it's no wonder everyone sees themselves as a photographer of one form or another. All of these tools beget an enormous number of images created by almost anyone who can get their finger on the "shutter." But how many of those images are so remarkable we are left breathless as we are introduced to a new insight a new way of seeing something, perhaps even something familiar?

- Felice Frankel, Juror


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