Artists Archives and Western Reserve Team Up With Tri-C Gallery East for Enticing Photo Show


The Artists Archives and Western Reserve continues to partner with local institutions to expand its mission to promote local and regional artists and artwork throughout the community with Photo Now, a juried exhibition of photography at Tri-C Gallery East. The show opens with a free, public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. this Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Dr. Unni Pulikkal, founder of Photomuse in Thrissur, India’s first museum dedicated to the art, history and science of Photography, juried the exhibition from 331 entries submitted by 96 photographers. Photo Now includes 67 selected photographs depicting an eclectic variety of subject matter.

“Dr. Pulikkal made excellent choices from the vast variety of submissions,” promises AAWR Executive Director Mindy Tousely. “Rather than limit himself by choosing an exhibition based on a specific theme he selected the best from many different types of photography. The public should expect to see works of quality in a wide diversity of subject matter, ranging from the social commentaries of photos by Susan Bestul and Donald Black to the abstract landscapes captured by Andrew Gacom.”

Tousley continues, “Artists like Jeannette Palsa and Ben Hauser manipulate traditional photographic developing processes to create very personal expressionistic works of art. Photographer, Bob Herbst uses traditional processes without additional manipulation. Gabriel Gonzalez offers beautiful black and white portraiture while photographers Wayne Mazorow and Daniel Medalie offer nature photography. Quite a few accepted works use the digital processes at the disposal of modern photographers to create ‘Photo Collages’ of haunting beauty. Works in this category include those made by Preston Buchtel and Raheleh Mohammed. All in all this will be an exhibition that appeals to a wide range of people with something for everyone.”

Photographers accepted into Photo Now include: Adriana Bernardino, Susan Bestul, Donald Black Jr., Preston Buchtel, Ryn Clarke, Hadley K, Conner, Barry Cunningham, Joanne Damian, Lena D'Amico, Andrew Gacom, George S. Gati, Gabriel Gonzalez, Ben Hauser, Bob Herbst, Matt Hostelley, Sam Hubish, Robert Kiwi, Ryan Kral, Tim Lachina, Susie Lilley, James March, Steven Mastroianni, Wayne Mazorow, Daniel Medalie, Dennis Meyer, Tom Millward, Raheleh Mohammad, Rita Montlack, Andriana Nativio, Joan Neubecker, Jeannette Palsa, Jennifer Pearl, Cynthia Penter, Judy Rawson, Lori Roach, Christopher Rok, Kolman Rosenberg, Wayne Roth, Angie Rucker, Jackie Sajewski, William Sheck, Bruce Sherman, Maurice Sherman, Frank Shoemaker, Omid Tavakoli, Barney Taxel, John Tellaisha, Nico Pico Train, Andy Tubbesing, Eric Vaughn, Kenneth Weiss and Abe Wolf.

Photo Now remains on view through Oct. 13. Tri-C Gallery East hours are Mondays through Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed Fridays through Sundays).

(Tri-C East) 4250 Richmond Rd., 216-987-2095,
(Artists Archives of the Western Reserve)1834 E. 123rd St., 216-721-9020,

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