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Ode to Light

November 16, 2017 January 13, 2018

Ode to Light – Photography Competition and Exhibition

Images that cut through the barriers of tradition won top honors in the Brigham City Museum’s recent Photography Competition titled “Ode to Light.” All entries submitted will hang in the museum Nov. 17 through Jan. 13, 2018. Admission is free. The museum is located at 24 North 300 West. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. For further information, please phone (435) 226-1439 or visit www.brighamcitymuseum.org.

The juror for the competition was Carsten Meier, a German-born photographer known for his large-format renderings of urban and natural landscapes. He’s an Assistant Professor of Photography at Utah State University. Photos that made an impact on Professor Meier were as follows: “Singing Choir of Light” by Thomas C. Bunn of Mendon, First Place; “Sunrise Under the Pier, Padre Island, Texas” by Roxie Crouch of Willard, Second Place; and “Reflection” by Bailey Nelson of Brigham City, Third Place. The juror says the following about the first place winner, “The photograph by Thomas uses water, its transparency and light to highlight the moment – it is intriguingly abstract and may be instrumental in raising awareness for conservancy;” second place winner, “Roxie’s work is topographical (with the use of the title), and she assists the viewer to understand and document the condition of a man-made place in the wilderness (ocean) – at the same time, she captures an undeniably beautiful moment;” third place winner, “Bailey experiments with light painting and breaks out of the conventional application of the medium of photography – the result changes a seemingly ordinary image into a light exposition we only can experience in a photograph.” Professor Meier was also drawn to the photo “Peaceful Hideaway” by Sandra Todd of Wellsville, “Rocky Mountain Sunset” by Michael Anderson of Corinne and “Smay” by Dave Hanson of Wellington. They each received an Honorable Mention. Participants in the competition could submit two works. They had to be created within the past year and not have been previously exhibited. All ages were eligible.

Sponsors for the exhibition are ABC Concrete; an anonymous donor in honor of Bertha “Bert” Midgley Kotter; Autoliv; Box Elder News Journal; Jon Bunderson, Attorney at Law; Gillies Funeral Chapel; Hansen Jewelry; Hansen Motors; Kent’s Market; Molgard Law Offices; Myers Mortuary; Orbital ATK; and Young Ford.

A reception to celebrate the exhibition and present awards to the artists will be held at the museum Saturday, January 13th at 4:00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Submissions due by November 11, 2017 Artists may submit up to two works of art that were created within the past year and have not been previously exhibited. The theme of the exhibition is light. Submissions must be no longer than 30 inches on the long side, and must be at the museum by 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 11. Prints must be ready to hang. Entry fees are $10 per work of art, and artists may submit up to two works of art. Works accepted for the juried exhibition will hang in the museum Nov. 17 to Jan. 13. Admission is free. In this competition that celebrates photography as an art form, photographers are encouraged to present unique views that get beyond simple sunsets, flowers, or the eclipse, for instance. This is a juried exhibition with purchase prizes. Works of art not picked up by 6pm on Wednesday, February 7th become the property of the museum. All artwork should be presented for entry into the competition ready to hang (i.e. framed with quality picture hanging wire attached with d/o rings). Wrapped canvas edges are acceptable. No claw hangers.