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Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition 2016

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: November 2, 2015.

Juror: Rebecca Senf
Norton Family Curator of Photography
Center for Creative Photography
Phoenix Museum of Art

Dr. Rebecca Senf is the Norton Family Curator of Photography, a joint appointment at the Center for Creative Photography and the Phoenix Museum of Art.  Senf grew up in Tucson and went to undergraduate school at the University of Arizona.  She spent ten years in Boston, Massachusetts where she earned a Ph. D. in Art History at Boston University.  In Boston she worked on the Museum of Fines Arts, Boston's major exhibition Ansel Adams from the Lane Collection, for which she co-authored the exhibition catalogue.  In October of 2012 her book Reconstructing the View: The Grand Canyon Photographs of Mark Klettand Byron Wolfe was released by University of California Press.

Exhibition Dates: February 15 to March 9, 2016
Solo Exhibition: Sharon Lee Hart / JEG 2015 Solo Show Award Winner /
Juror's Lecture: TBA
Reception: February 16, 201, 5-7pm

Accepted Artists: Notification sent after December 8, 2015.

Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition 2015

JEG 2015 Entry Brochure [pdf]

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Deadline is October 27, 2014.

Juror: April Watson
Curator of Photography
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, Missouri

April Watson is the Curator of Photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, where she has worked for seven years. She holds a BFA in graphic design from Alfred University, and MA in art history from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and a PhD in art history from the University of Kansas, where she completed dissertation on post-WWII photographers of the American social landscape. At the Nelson-Atkins, she has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions, including Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet, which was co-organized with Simon Kelly at the Saint Louis Art Museum; Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans, a career retrospective of the artist; About Face: Contemporary Portraiture; Thinking Photography: Five Decades at the Kansas City Art Institute; Time in the West: Photographs by Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe and Mark Ruwedel; Human/Nature: Recent European Landscape Photography; and Hide & Seek: Picturing Childhood. She is currently at work on an exhibition of photographs featuring American soldiers and military personnel, from the Civil War to the present day. She lives in Kansas City with her husband, photographer Elijah Gowin, and their two daughters.

Exhibition Dates: February 11 to March 13, 2015
Solo Exhibition: Clare Benson / JEG 2014 Solo Show Award Winner /
Juror's Lecture: TBA
Reception: February 17, 2015, 5-8pm

Accepted Artists: TBA after December 8, 2014.

Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition 2014

Juror: Elizabeth Siegel
Associate Curator of Photography
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Elizabeth Siegel is Associate Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she has worked for over ten years. She received her undergraduate degree at Yale and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Among her recent exhibitions are Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door, a retrospective traveling to the J. Paul Getty Museum and High Museum of Art; Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Dolls and Masks, which traveled to the deYoung Museum, San Francisco, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage, which traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Richard Misrach: On the Beach; and Photo-Respiration: Tokihiro Sato Photographs. Her books include Playing with Pictures; Taken by Design: Photography at the Institute of Design, 1937–1971; and most recently Galleries of Friendship and Fame: A History of Nineteenth-Century American Photograph Albums. She is currently working on a major exhibition on the history and aesthetics of 3D photography and film. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Greg Jacobs, a documentary filmmaker, and their two daughters.

Exhibition Dates: February 20 to March 19, 2014
Solo Exhibition: Lydia Panas / JEG 2013 Solo Show Award Winner /
Juror's Lecture: February 25, 4-5pm, West Gallery
Reception: February 25, 5-6pm

Accepted Artists:

Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition 2013

Juror: Sarah Kennel
Associate Curator
Department of Photographs
National Gallery of Art
Washington, D.C.

Sarah Kennel is associate curator in the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. She holds a PhD in art history from the University of California, Berkeley, where she completed a dissertation on the relationship between dance and modernism in early 20th-century France. At the National Gallery, she has curated or contributed to numerous exhibitions and related publications, including André Kertész (2005), Paris in Transition: Photographs from the National Gallery of Art (2006); The Art of the American Snapshot (2007); In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet (2008); In the Darkroom: Photographic Processes before the Digital Age (2009); and The Serial Portrait: Photography and Identity in the Last One Hundred Years (2012). She is currently organizing the exhibition Charles Marville: Photographer of Nineteenth-Century Paris, slated to open in 2013. She has taught classes in the history of art at the University of California, Berkeley; Princeton University and George Washington University.

Exhibition Dates: February 21 to March 20, 2013
Solo Exhibition: Nadia Sablin / JEG 2012 Solo Show Award Winner /
Juror's Lecture: "Photographic Self-portraiture in the 20th/21st Century", February 26, 4-5pm, West Gallery
Reception: February 26, 5-6pm

Artists Accepted for the JEG 2013 Exhibition
Lydia Panas, Dana Mueller, Samantha VanDeman, Cynthia Henebry, Sarah Moore, Julia Kozerski, Allison Barnes, Ellen Carey, Kristy Carpenter, Ginger Cook, Mary Ellen Bartley, Christiana Caro, Catherin Colaw, Ben Davis, Mary Farmilant, Richard Gilles, Leah Gose, Ellie Ivanova, Ashley Kauschinger, Allyson Klutenkamper, Galina Kurlat, Lindsay Lochman & Barbara Ciurej, Erin Mazzei, Sheila Newberry, Teresa Rafidi, Matthew Rahner, Kristina Smith, Matthew Swarts, Terri Warpinski, and Betsy Williamson.

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About the Joyce Elaine Grant Annual Exhibition

    Established in 2001 and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artists’ Coalition (a student-run photography organization), the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the camera. Photographers from throughout the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition, then works are juried by an invited professional in the photographic field. The exhibition is on view to the public at the Texas Woman’s University Fine Arts Galleries every Spring semester.

    The exhibition and endowment was established by alumnus Christine Shank and a small group of graduate students and named in memory of the mother of Professor Susan kae Grant. Exhibition proceeds will help fund the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment that will fund photography scholarships for future graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts.

    Texas Woman’s University is a comprehensive public university, primarily for women, offering baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree programs and is the largest university for women in the United States. The University’s photography department has a legacy of excellence by empowering students to take risks, establish a broad vision of the field and develop a personal voice and working methodology.

Past Exhibitions & Winners

2011 JEG Exhibition

  • Rebecca Sittler Schrock / Solo Exhibition (Winner of JEG 2010)
  • Juried Exhibition / Natasha Egan / Juror

2010 JEG Exhibition

  • Keliy Anderson Staley / Solo Exhibition (Winner of JEG 2009)
  • Juried Exhibition / Corey Keller / Juror

2009 JEG Exhibition

  • Margarida Correia / Solo Exhibition (Winner of JEG 2008)
  • Juried Exhibition / Katherine Bussard / Juror

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