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2017 Regional Juried Photography Show

Original award winning photo by T J Hankins

Awards were given out last Friday night at North Valley Art League for the 2017 Regional Juried Photography Show, currently showing until June 3, 2017. The gallery, at 48 Quartz Hill Road, Redding CA, is open Tuesday through Saturdays from 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

The juror was Jon McCallum, who has a MFA degree in fine art photography and teaches art courses at Shasta College in graphic design and art history. Jon is also a poet. Experiencing difficulty with speaking as a child, McCallum has long delighted how the arts communicate in other ways besides mere talk. I love his artist statement:

Physical containers full of intangible wonder, we are ever held between realms of tension: between feeling and intellect; imagination and reality; between past, present and future. Fascinated by these frail liminalities of being human, I long to more fully understand myself, others, and the world surrounding me. The aim of my work is to thus empathize with the human spirit and to affirm its being in spite of and in awe of, its many inconsistencies, misgiving and glories.