Newport Members Open Exhibit

The work of thirty-nine members of the Newport Photographers’ Guild is included in this exhibit.


Exhibiting Members

Joe Bashour -  Hilja Bergey  - Jody Brown -  Carol Chabot -  Serena Parente Charlebois -  Peter Cinner -  Nancy L. Driggs -  Sarah Frost
Jim Gedney  - Sylvia Hampton  - Molly Goldman  - Ross Harris  - Jack Heller  - Leslie Hollis -  Kerry Hood -  Eric Hovermale
Lew Keen  - Carole P. Kenny -  Frank A. Leith -  George Lowell -  Andy Lowen -  J R Lynch -  Paul J. Mello
Marilyn T.  Moffatt   Eileen McCarney Muldoon   Paul M. Murray   Elizabeth O'Connor   Sue Ohama   Bill Peresta
David S. Pinkham  - Jack L. Renner  - Howard Schlesinger  - Helene Scola -  Bill Shea  -  Amos Shepard
Jane Marie Viti  - Patty Weiss -  Cindy Horowitz Wilson -  Consuela Woodford

David DeMelim, juror

David DeMelim, Managing Director of the Providence Center for Photographic Arts and Photographer, is a Rhode Island based photographer exploring the intersection of art and technology. He studied photography with Bart Parker and enjoyed a career in print production which provided an early access to computer imaging systems. David is an active member of numerous local arts organizations including the Art League of RI, Newport Photo Guild and 19 on Paper. His studio practice specializes in photographing artwork for reproduction and book production. An active exhibition schedule includes Newport Art Museum, Mystic Museum of Art and Fitchburg Art Museum featuring work pushing the boundaries of photography. Current work explores how we process visual information and record memories.

“Jurying an exhibition is both a challenging and rewarding experience and I would like to thank the guild for the opportunity and the board for inviting me to be the awards juror for your members show.  The quality of the work is exceptional across the board and there are easily 20 award winners in the exhibition.  At the end of the day the awards represent one person’s opinion, an opinion informed by years of study and experience, but just one opinion on one day.  The awards are reflection of the pieces that jumped out at me on the day I juried the show. The awards are colored by my experience and recent events in my life. This is not an apology for any perceived bias… at the end of the day the awards honor what I hoped you all wanted to accomplish with your photography… to make an emotional connection to the viewer.”                                      — David DeMelim

    Honorable Mention:  Rianna S Heading Home by Cindy Horovitz Wilson
    At a time when I find myself saying good byes to ever more important people in my life, I kept coming back to this image. Well composed, the wake of the small fishing vessel leading your eye in as the ship steams home into the sunset… or sunrise, your choice…

    Honorable Mention:  Shannon by Eric Hovermale (fourth picture from the top)
    Another image I kept coming back to again and again. Nicely composed and beautifully lit. Captivated by her strength and grace, I am intrigued by the mysteries… wondering who she is and more by who she will become and what she will accomplish.

    Third Place:  Trees by Carole Kenny (third picture from the top)
    Reminds me of my early training and work as a print maker. Nice use of color and technology to form an image, more memory and charged with energy and emotion. Stronger for its abstraction, use of color and careful composition to create an arresting image.

    Second Place:   A Murmuration of Youth by Jody Brown (second picture from the top)
    An curious quiet pervades this image, a certain sense of loneliness comes through in spite of the energy and camaraderie also present.  The play of light and shadow combined with the soft colors join to give importance to the moment captured that may otherwise gone unnoticed. The photograph leaves the viewer with as many questions as information.

    First Place:  Together by J R Lynch (picture at top of the page)
    In spite of its relatively small size this image has the ability to capture and hold your attention from across the room. It draws you closer, even though you already understand what you are looking at. Unconventional in its composition, the cropping includes just enough to tell the story or trigger a memory with nothing extra and nothing to detract from the illusion created.  A nice reference to a golden age that never really existed.

Howard Rotblat-Walker shared this article about his photography and Iran

Guild members are invited to send news in to be shared.

Kathy shares image from recent Photo Walk. Thanks Kathy!

Janice Borodezt shares images from St. George too!

Carol Chabot shares images too!

images from Dave Brown