A. SMITH GALLERY | PORTAL Juried Exhibition

Annette Lemay Burke / Welcome / Juror's Award

Nancy Scherl /Seven O’Clock Applause/ Juror's Honorable Mention

Leslie Jean-Bart / The Path / Juror's Honorable Mention

Gary Beeber / Planetarium / Juror's Honorable Mention
Thanks to everyone who entered our juried exhibition Portal. Your work was seen and noted. And many thanks to Gallery Directors, Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully. This is just a small selection of the final show.
Juror | Elizabeth Avedon. 
Exhibition | November 5 to December 12, 2021. 
A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
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PORTRAIT: A Call To Enter

Photograph © Sarah Hiatt


Juried by Elizabeth Avedon

PhotoPlace Gallery 

Deadline for submissions: Oct 11, 2021

Exhibition: November 26 - December 3, 2021  

Call For Images: For this exhibit, we seek portraits, self or otherwise, that go beyond the surface to explore a deeper vision of the subject. A flicker of expression, a gesture, the surroundings, the presence of an object or another person are just a few ways in which deeper aspects of the subject can be revealed. All capture methods and processes are welcome! More information here.


PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT
Gallery hours: 11am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Friday.
Saturdays by appointment.


PORTALS: Enter by September 17, 2021

"View" © Leslie Jean-Bart⁠

"Leaving" © Amanda Smith

"Portal" call for Submissions due by Friday September 17, 2021

A Smith Gallery. Juror, Elizabeth Avedon.

Portal :  doorway, entrance, opening, entry, gate, egress, opening, aperture, porte, exit, hatch, mirror, passage, threshold, cut, entrada, hole, scuttle, window, approach, camera, breach, mirror….

Deadline: Sept. 17, 2021

Submission Link: http://asmithgallery.com/main-gallery-call-for-entry/


Portals have been sought as long as man has been man:  real and imagined.

A lecturer in art history expressed that the painter Paul Gauguin sought a portal into the home of his artistic daemon by traveling to Tahiti. She defined the word daemon as: a supernatural being whose nature is intermediate between that of a god and that of a human being. Many of her students were frightened, many were intrigued. Some began painting.

Was Jim Morrison simple – “The Doors?”

Danny Sugarman sat in the Jardin in San Miguel de Allende, haranguing a retired Wyoming dentist, expressing his tremendous delight at the invention of the digital camera; “Man this place is lousy with doors, really killer doors. Can you imagine the pain in the ass shooting all these doors with film would be?”  The Dentist replied, “Tan absolutamente hermosa, aqui es un lugar de puertas majias, portales de espiritu y gente muy amable.”  “Ok, yeah,” said Danny Sugarman.

“The old saying goes, “The eyes are the windows of the soul.”  So, probably right but some folk’s eyes are doors, windows are primarily made to look out of, but doors are for walking through, running through, hauling groceries through, heading out of, bringing bourbon through for the eggnog, opening when you’ve burned the bacon…  ” From “Lost in the Neighborhood With Books” By Franklin Cincinnatus


Creativity is encouraged.

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Excerpted from A. Smith Gallery


HELEN JONES-FLORIO: Doors and Storefronts The Gambia + Malta

A Cut Above the Rest   Vargas Ley Miro Barber Shop
Brikama Highway, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio
Joseph E. Spiteri & Co. Kee Clamps 
Pieta, Malta © Helen Jones-Florio

Willam Tailoring Shop 
Banjul, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio
Staffay's Place Barbering Shop
Serrekunda, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio

Wa Keur Baye Nyass Tailoring Shop
Banjul, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio  

Eye Eye / Juste Nails Bash Beauty Shop
Serrekunda, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio
Ndewo-sow ark chakary bu nehk' Vendor 
Wolof language for Sour and Sweet Cream and Couscous
Bakau, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio
Come Inn / Coca-Cola Bar
Banjul, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio
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Helen Jones-Florio has been traveling to West Africa for over 20 years with her multi-award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker partner, Jason Florio. She has produced photography assignments around Africa, USA, Mexico, and Europe. Before launching the Gallery, she was the Photography Print Sales Director for Florio StudioNYC and has 10 years experience of working with private collectors, museums, and galleries. Jason Florio’s prints are also available to purchase from the Gallery Homepage. Helen, also a photographer, videographer, photography producer, and writer, has co-curated several exhibitions of Jason Florio’s photography, and their joint exhibitions. helenjonesflorio.com
Check out @doors_helenjonesflorio on Instagram


Future I Past : Photolucida’s 2019 Critical Mass Top 50 Group Exhibition in 2021

Untitled 5 © Troy Coby

Jaime & Missy © Bruce Polin

Don't Look © Rebecca Moseman

 "At last, we celebrate the artists and exhibit the images from Photolucida’s 2019 Critical Mass Top 50 with "Future I Past", curated by Elizabeth Avedon. Our distinguished curator selected one image from each portfolio that represents and interweaves divergent styles from all across the world." – The Center for Photographic Art, Carmel CA.

Mikael Owunna

Infinite Essence - James 2018 © Mikael Owunna 

Cory, from Fugue State © Aline Smithson

Jackson, Wyoming © Barrie Underwood

The exhibition features works by: Rhiannon Adam, Sara Bennett, David Bloomer, Carl Bower, Tracy L. Chandler, Troy Colby, Rachel Cox, Monica Denevan, Rory Doyle, Kristen Emack, Amy Friend, Rich Frishman, Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Dominika Gesicka, Joshua Dudley Greer, William Harris, Sarah Hobbs, Glenna Jennings, Jamie Johnson, Priya Kambli, Tom Kiefer, Mark Lyon, Noelle Mason, Kristen Matuszak, Jennifer McClure, Ingvild Melby, Robin Michals, Rebecca Moseman, Karen Navarro, Nancy Newberry, Mikael Owunna, Catherine Panebianco, Rachel Papo, Barbara Peacock, Bruce Polin, Kaja Rata, Astrid Reischwitz, Paula Riff, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, Aline Smithson, Caleb Stein, Barbara Strigel, Krista Svalbonas, JP Terlizzi, Bryan Thomas, Annie Tritt, Barry Underwood, Ian Van Coller, Ira Wagner, Becky Wilkes. Congratulations to all the artists!

 Gallery view © Patrice Taylor

Many thanks to Ann Jastrab and her magical crew that sequenced and hung this exhibition made up of so many diverse subjects and genre's, into such a beautiful cohesive exhibition! Also many thanks to photolucida's Laura Moya and Audra Osborne Norberg. Photolucida is an arts nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon.
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 Future Past
Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 50 Group Exhibition
Curated by Elizabeth Avedon

Center for Photographic Art
At The Sunset Center,San Carlos Ave & 9th Ave
Carmel, CA 93921
Wed-Sun. 12pm - 4pm
On view through September 12, 2021