Ingenue by Eric Hovermale 1st place Photography 2017

Photo Guild members were recognized at the Fall 2017 Photo Exhibit in Wickford

1st Place: Eric Hovermale, "Ingénue"

3rd Place: William Brennan, "Harbor House

Judge's Award: Mary Gazda, "Tears"

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 2017, 6-9pmNEWPORT, RI – BLINK GALLERY is pleased to announce a new photography exhibition, “Serendipity” by JOHN REPOZA. A public reception is planned for Friday, November 3, 2017 from 6-9pm at Blink Gallery, 478 Thames Street, Newport, RI.

His first solo show, Serendipity features 19 of John Repoza’s original photographs presented as dye sublimation on aluminum prints. John is never far from his camera believing his most successful images are a result of both "being prepared and seeking opportunity.” This, he says, is the recipe to finding magic in both photography and all aspects of life. A cancer-survivor, John approaches his work with a focused presence of mind and the clear perspective of someone who is enchanted with life. In alignment with his personal philosophy and artistic priorities, Mr. Repoza will donate all profit made from the sale of his artwork to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Newport

Jillian Barber of Jamestown currently has photographs in three shows.
"Among Thorns" pictured is in Photo Show 39 at the Mystic Museum
of Art till Nov. 11th.  "Pater et Filia"  plus a ceramic mask is in Faces and
Figures at Pawtucket Arts Collaborative till Nov. 2nd.   Also, at the Jamestown
Library are several photographs inspired by childhood memories and fairy tales.Oracle


Photo Guild 2017 Annual Exhibit at the Newport Art Museum

Judge's Comments
First Place, A Quiet Moment
Debbie Filkins - Sensuous light and enfolding shadows lend a reflective atmosphere to this elegant and muted composition.

Second Place, Arising
John Repoza- This Great Heron, rendered as a neon Phoenix, raises wildlife photography to a striking fine art form.

Third Place,   Shadows and Curves
Jane Viti- Subtle and moody. The intent and dimensions are unclear which creates a sense of mystery.





Honorable Mention, Into The Light
Jack Renner- Layering, patina, and coloration all contribute to the "mise en scene." Shades of Stephen King?





Honorable Mention, Homeless
Patty Weiss- Surprising to see this subject as an "odalisque." The direction of his glance begs for closer inspection.

Fifty members share their work in this exhibition. 

About the judges
Penelope Ross and Ann Franzen



For more than 10 years, Penny Ross and Ann Franzen have been in the judging program of the Garden Club of America, whose photo competitions around the country include subjects beyond the floral world.  They regularly enter juried shows, both in GCA and in open competition.
In their collaboration, they aim to commend the elements of an image that work effectively and make constructive remarks about those that may detract from a presentation.  They have been involved with the photographic division of the Newport Flower Show, as entrants, judges and, in 2016, as co-chairs.

Both of our judges are from Connecticut—Ann lives in Fairfield and Penny in New Canaan.



Many Guild members have work on exhibit in Mystic at one of the best photographic shows in the area. The exhibit can be seen until November 11. Congratulations to all the exhibiting photographers.

For black and white photo:
Eileen McCarneyA Child Said, 1st Prize

For Manipulated Image:
William BrennanMeshanticut Pond, 2nd Prize
Barbara C. CraneEBB (Part of Water Poem Series), 3rd Prize

For Un-manipulated Image:
Mary GazdaSee Me, 1st Prize


also exhibiting- Jillian Barber, Bill Brennan, Ben Buglio, Kathy Caswell, David DeMelim, Debbie Filkins, Eric Hovermale, Bonnie Jaffe, Marc Jaffe, Marilyn McShane Levine, Paul Murray, Nancy Nielsen, David Pinkham, Lenny Rumpler, Karin Forde Whittemore, Cindy H. Wilson,

Kathy Caswell will be exhibiting at the Courthouse for the Arts in Kingston, RI on October 5th

Jane Viti's work at the Viking

'PLAYBACK' -  Digital Panoramas 


OPENING RECEPTION September 8th from 6-8PM

Four Americans in Cuba

September 15th through October 20th

Features Photography by:
David DeMelim 
Eileen McCarney Muldoon 
David Pinkham 
Cindy Wilson