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PR: 2015 PHOTOGRAPHERS’ FELLOWSHIP FUND

PRESS RELEASE:

Mark Lyon Awarded the 2015 Photographers’ Fellowship Fund.

The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) is delighted to announce that Mark Lyon of Malboro, NY has been awarded the 2015 Photographers’ Fellowship Fund.

Vince Aletti, curator, writer, and Photography Critic at The New Yorker selected this year’s recipient for CPW’s prestigious honor. Lyon’s winning portfolio entitled Bay Views is an ongoing series that examines the relationship between self-service car wash bays and the adjoining landscapes.

Lyon was presented with the $2,500 fellowship on Thursday October 8th at CPW’s 2015 Vision Award and Benefit Auction held at Affirmation Arts in New York City.

This year’s applicant pool included submissions from over a dozen counties and nearly 50 towns, cities, and villages and 15 counties in upstate New York.

Aletti named Tim Freccia (Hudson, NY) the 2015 finalist. He will receive tuition 
scholarship towards a workshop at CPW in 2016; and Honorable Mention citations were given to Craig J. Barber (Woodstock), Anna Clem (Stone Ridge), Jordanna Kalman (Poughkeepsie), Jill Skupin Burkholder (Palenville), and Phil Underdown (Albany).

Juror Aletti remarked, With more than 80 entrants vying for this year’s Fellowship Fund awards, narrowing the field down to a single winner and one runner-up was a challenge. All the more so because the quality of the work was consistently high, a fact that’s reflected in my decision to name five honorable mentions–all photographers who had submitted work I did not want to go unrecognized. I was impressed with the wide range of approaches, technically and conceptually, and the intelligence and commitment that went into so much of the work I saw.

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Home Grown

Fellowship Recipients 2005 – 2014

Curated by Ariel Shanberg & Helena Kaminski

Featuring Craig J. Barber, Karen Davis, Isaac Diggs, Tara Fracalossi, Danny Goodwin, Deb Hall, James Heil, Yumiko Izu, Chad Kleitsch, Kristina E. Knipe, Mark Lyon, Tanya Marcuse, Jennifer Lynn Morse, Harvey Osterhoudt, and Phil Underdown

On view: November 15, 2014 – January 25, 2015

Opening reception: Saturday 5-7pm, November 15, 2014

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The phrase “home grown” connotes something special. It fills one’s mind with images of something nurtured and cared for. It acknowledges a particular value that while it could have come from somewhere else, the local nature of its origins enhances its substance.

For this exhibition CPW has invited the past decade’s worth of Photographers’ Fellowship Fund recipient to share their “home grown” work which they have produced since receiving their respective fellowships. With an exciting range of approaches and interests, they represent the ever growing vibrancy of artistic inquiry and dialogue that can be found in upstate New York and is nurtured by CPW.

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Since 1980 CPW has provided direct monetary support on an annual basis to photographers who live and work in upstate New York through the Photographers’ Fellowship Fund. Established to strengthen and encourage artists who do not have access to the resources and forms of support typically found in major metropolitan areas, the Fellowship often serves as the first form of major recognition in its recipient’s careers. As of 2014, CPW has granted over $77,000 to 86 photographers. Fellowship winners are free to use the funds however they deem necessary. Each year a different distinguished professional in the field is invited to select the Fellowship recipient. We are particularly grateful to the jurors who initially selected the artists represented here; Peter Barberie, Sharon Bates, Leslie K. Brown, Hannah Frieser, Howard Greenberg, Willis E. Hartshorn, Larissa LeClair, Liliana Porter, Laurel Ptak, and Sasha Wolf.

This survey’s scope encapsulates a fervent period of time in which the area has experienced a surge of creative energies brought by a new wave of artists who chose to call upstate New York home. Those featured in the exhibition, range in age from their early twenties to mid-sixties, reflecting the depth of creative vitality that resides here. While the themes that run throughout the works featured in Home Grown reflect many of the major trends and concerns currently being explored in the broader art-world, they also reflect a particular regional profile – an awareness of the symbiotic bond and the tensions that exist between man and nature, and a fascination with practitioners of the region’s long-standing cultural traditions.

 –       Ariel Shanberg, 2014

 

"Home Grown: Fellowship Recipients 2005-2014", November 15, 2014 - January 11, 2015Craig J. Barber

"Home Grown: Fellowship Recipients 2005-2014", November 15, 2014 - January 11, 2015Karen Davis

"Home Grown: Fellowship Recipients 2005-2014", November 15, 2014 - January 11, 2015Isaac Diggs 

"Home Grown: Fellowship Recipients 2005-2014", November 15, 2014 - January 11, 2015Tara Fracalossi

"Home Grown: Fellowship Recipients 2005-2014", November 15, 2014 - January 11, 2015Danny Goodwin

"Home Grown: Fellowship Recipients 2005-2014", November 15, 2014 - January 11, 2015Deb Hall

"Home Grown: Fellowship Recipients 2005-2014", November 15, 2014 - January 11, 2015James Heil

"Home Grown: Fellowship Recipients 2005-2014", November 15, 2014 - January 11, 2015Yumiko Izu

"Home Grown: Fellowship Recipients 2005-2014", November 15, 2014 - January 11, 2015Chad Kleitsch

"Home Grown: Fellowship Recipients 2005-2014", November 15, 2014 - January 11, 2015Kristina E. Knipe

"Home Grown: Fellowship Recipients 2005-2014", November 15, 2014 - January 11, 2015Mark Lyon

"Home Grown: Fellowship Recipients 2005-2014", November 15, 2014 - January 11, 2015Tanya Marcuse

"Home Grown: Fellowship Recipients 2005-2014", November 15, 2014 - January 11, 2015Jennifer Lynn Morse

"Home Grown: Fellowship Recipients 2005-2014", November 15, 2014 - January 11, 2015Harvey Osterhoudt

"Home Grown: Fellowship Recipients 2005-2014", November 15, 2014 - January 11, 2015Phil Underdown

 

 

PR: 2014 Photographers Fellowship Fund

PRESS RELEASE:

Jennifer Lynn Morse Awarded the 2014 Photographers’ Fellowship Fund.

The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) is delighted to announce that Jennifer Lynn Morse of Kingston, NY has been awarded the 2014 Photographers’ Fellowship Fund.

Sasha Wolf, Founder and Director of the Sasha Wolf Gallery was invited to select this year’s recipient for CPW’s prestigious honor.

This year’s applicant pool included submissions from over a dozen counties and over 60 towns, cities, and villages in upstate New York.

Juror Wolf remarked, I selected Morse for the CPW fellowship because she is so clearly and so beautifully able to convey this understanding of the “human condition” in her work.

Morse was presented with the $2,500 fellowship on Sunday, October 5th at CPW’s Annual Benefit Gala held at the Diamond Mills Hotel in Saugerties, NY.

Also recognized by Wolf, was the 2014 finalist, Allen Bryan (Saugerties NY), who will receive tuition 
scholarship valued at $350 towards a workshop at CPW in 2015. For more information on Bryan and to view his work, visit www.allenbryan.com

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PR: 2013 Photographers’ Fellowship Fund

PRESS RELEASE:

Kristina E. Knipe Awarded the 2013 Photographers’ Fellowship Fund.

selected by Larissa Leclair

The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) is delighted to announce that Kristina E. Knipe of  Kingston, NY has been awarded the 2013 Photographers’ Fellowship Fund.

Larissa Leclair, Founder and Curator of the Indie Photobook Library was invited to select this year’s recipient for CPW’s prestigious honor.

This year’s applicant pool included submissions from over a dozen counties and over 60 towns, cities, and villages in upstate New York.

Juror Leclair remarked on Knipe’s work, As a young photographer just embarking on a career in photography, it is my 
pleasure to honor Kristina with the 2013 CPW Fellowship. The potential in Knipe and this body of work is astounding. I look forward to following her creative and professional journey.

Kristina Knipe will be presented with the $2,500 fellowship on Saturday, October 19th at CPW’s Annual Benefit Gala held at the Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern in Saugerties, NY.

Also recognized by Leclair, was the 2013 finalist, Nandita Raman (Hudson, NY), who will receive tuition 
scholarship valued at $350 towards a workshop at CPW in 2014. For more information on Raman and to view her work, visit www.nanditaraman.com

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