Griffin Main Gallery

21st Juried Show: The Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition

July 9, 2015–August 30, 2015

Opening reception July 9, 7 – 8:30 PM rsvp required
Gallery talk at 5 PM
Free for Members
Nonmembers $7

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The juror for the Griffin’s Juried show this year was Jim Casper. Jim started LensCulture in 2004 to explore the diverse ways photography is used in the arts, media and daily life in cultures around the world. Since then, Lens Culture has grown to be regarded as a highly valuable, engaging and inspiring resource for photographers, students and art lovers. In 2010, Jim teamed up with international partners to launch the annual LensCulture FotoFest Paris portfolio reviews, which brought together participants from over 45 countries each November. Prior to Lens Culture, Jim served as founder and president of Casper Design Group for 20 years, an international branding and corporate communications design firm based in Berkeley, CA. He currently lives in Paris.

“The 2015 Griffin Awards attracted remarkably diverse, sophisticated and refined submissions from photographers who explore their art across many genres,” says Casper.
The 21tst Griffin Museum Juried Exhibition is on display in the Main Gallery of the Griffin Museum July 9 through August 30, 2015. An opening reception is July 9, 7-8:30 p.m. with exhibit awardee Dave Jordano in attendance. Dave Jordano will do a lecture at 5:00 PM at the Griffin Museum in Winchester. The event is free to members and $7 to nonmembers. It requires an RSVP. The opening reception is free to all but also requires an RSVP. Photographer Lindsey Beal will do a members’ talk at 6:30 pm on July 9, 2015.

Casper also says that, “The 54 photographs in my selection represent a delightful range of approaches — each of which somehow celebrates the idea and the medium of photography itself — as well as the wild worlds we live in physically and in our imaginations. It’s a joy to discover so many creative people who are so fluent in the visual language of photography.”

For the second year the 21st Juried Show is held in honor of the legacy of Peter Urban a celebrated, Boston-based photographer who passed away in 2009 after a long battle with cancer. Urban was renowned for his success in both the commercial and artistic realm. In the spirit of Peter’s success creating a career with a balance of commercial and artistic work, his family has partnered with the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston and the Griffin Museum of Photography to produce opportunities for other photographers to grow their careers.

Alongside the juried exhibition, the Arts and Business Council is again organizing a series of professional development workshops presented by a diverse range of thought leaders as a legacy to Peter Urban. These workshops will share instrumental ideas, methods and tools to help build the business and legal foundation of a thriving artistic practice.

The Peter Urban Legacy Award went to Dave Jordano. The Arthur Griffin Legacy Award went to Kay Kenny and the Griffin Award went to Susan DeLeo.

The complete list of photographers selected for the exhibition with links can be seen here.

The photographers are: Jeremy Ackman, Ron Anderson, Matt Cegelis, Kindra Clineff, Debi Cornwall, Peter Curran, Susan DeLeo, Marcus DeSieno, Francisco Diaz and Deb Young, Corinne DiPietro, Barbara Ford Doyle, Daniel Duarte, Pippi Ellison, Rachel Ellner, Odette England, Ellen Feldman, Hiroshi Imai, Doug Johnson, Dave Jordano, Matthew Kamholtz, Lynn Karlin, Aubrey J. Kauffman, Marky Kauffmann, Steven Keirstead, Kay Kenny, Lee Kilpatrick, Michael Kriegh, Margaret Lampert, Isa Leshko, Cristina Llerena, Richard Coty, Darrell Matsumoto, Charles Mazel, Lisa McCarty, Ralph Mercer, Nick Meyer, Nancy Newberry, Barbara Peacock, Lisa Redburn, Dale M. Reid, Katherine Richmond, Brian Rosa, Russ Rowland, Don Russell, Hope Schreiber, Michael Seif, Wendy Seller, David Shannon-Lier, Marie Triller, Cara Lee Wade, Paul Wainwright, Sandra Chen Weinstein, Dianne Yudelson and Kalman Zabarsky.